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With the bright yellows of thedaffodil, Spring seems to be pop-ping out all over!A few days of warm weather
mixed in with several chilly daysand nights seem to have flowerstrying to decide whether to burstout in full-bloom or rest for a lit-tle while longer.Either way, Spring is sure to be
happening very soon!Schools will let children out for
SpringBreak, flowers and treeswill
be showing their glorious colors,dayswill begettingevenwarmerand pollenwill fill the air.Spring officially begins March
20th and with Spring comesEaster. A day filled with hopes of anew beginning with wishes forhappiness and blessings for eachother.May thebeautyof Springand its
array of color fill your hearts andhomeswith happiness and joy.
INSTITUTE, WV - Fruit farm-ers and others interested in smallfruit production, particularlygrape production, are invited ona vineyard tour at KirkwoodWin-ery in Summersville hosted byWest Virginia State University
(WVSU) Extension Service Satur-day, March 23. The educationaltour is the first of a planned se-ries of vineyard tours throughoutthe state intended to increase in-terest in local fruit production.We are providing an avenue
for people interested in smallfruit production to see firsthandthe proper pruning methods forfruit trees and learn various as-pects of wine making, as well ashave direct access to industryprofessionals, said Brad
Cochran, WVSU extension asso-ciate for Agriculture & NaturalResources.Winery staff will conduct the
tour and provide information on
WVSU Extension Service seekssmall fruit farmers forVineyardTour
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STAFF REPORTHURRICANE - A Putnam
Countyman has been sentencedto a year and a half in federalprison for possession of a stolenfirearm.Robert Allen Armstrong, 25, of
Hurricane, previously pleadedguilty in October 2012. He wassentenced on Monday, March 4,in federal court by U.S. DistrictChief Judge Robert C. Chambers.On July 16, 2010, officers with
the Hurricane Police Depart-ment arrived at the defendantsPutnam County residence to ex-ecute an arrest warrant. Duringthe execution of the warrant, anofficer seized a Raven Arms .25caliber pistol from behind aplanter located on the porch ofthe residence. Armstrong wasarrested at the time.The defendant admitted that
he possessed a Ruger .22 caliberpistol in his bedroom dresser at
Hurricanemansentenced tofederal prisonfor possessing astolen firearm
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New Service Hours atFirst Baptist Church
HurricaneSunday &Wednesday evenings
we invite your family to find theirniche in our growing Adult &Family Ministries, exciting Youth& Childrens Ministriesfeatur-ing AWANA Club on Sundayevenings!Formore information findFirst
Baptist Church of Hurricane onFacebook or call us at304.562.9281. We are located at2635 Main Street in Hurricaneand look forward to welcomingyou.Those not able to make it to
church are invited to tune in Sun-days at 9:00 AM to 103.3fm(WTCR) for our pre-recordedprogram. You can listen on theradio or listen online at www.tcr-country.com.
Free DiabetesEducation Class at
Putnam County ChurchCindy Mai, RN would like to
introduce "The Plate Method"to those with Type 2 diabetes ina free seminar on Monday,March 18th at 7 pm at TeaysVal-ley Church of God. Participantswill learn how to simplify con-trolling blood glucose throughportion control and better foodchoices. This is a great methodfor those who have difficulty un-derstanding the diabetic diet,are not currently following aplan, or simply want to learnsomething new! Please call 304-757-9222 to register for the sem-inar. TeaysValley Church of Godis located at 4430 Teays ValleyRd. in Scott Depot just east ofexit 40 on I-64.
Scary Creek Church ofGod Annual Po Folks
Dinner & AuctionWhen: Saturday,March16, 2013Time: 5:00p.m.; Auction follows
at 6 p.m. (Cake walk for the chil-dren).Where: Scary Creek Church of
God, 340 Scary Creek Road, ScottDepot.Cost: DONATIONDinner includes: Pinto beans,
fried potatoes, kraut andwieners,mac and cheese, cornbread,
dessert.All proceeds go to Joy Fellow-
ship of the Church. Come out foraneveningof foodand fellowship.For more information call 304-
Registration Now OpenRegistration is now open for
the Wellness Council of WVSpring Training to be held April30th (8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.) at theHoliday Inn& Suites, 400 SecondAvenue, South Charleston,WV.You may register for Spring
Training by going to the website(wcwv.org) or the Facebook page.If you have any questions,
please feel free to contact 304-722-8070; or email@example.com.
Putnam CountySchools Developmental
ScreeningPutnam County Schools De-
velopmental Screenings will beheld on Friday, April 12, 2013 atthe Teays Valley PresbyterianChurch, Teays Valley Road. Wewill screen children ages 2-1/2 to4 years for speech/language,hearing, vision, motor skills, so-cial skills, self-help and cognitionPlease call 586-0500 ext 1154, toschedule an appointment.
FreeVoice Lessons inTeaysValley
Dr. Melissa Pratt announcesthe Spring session of her freeclass voice lessons which willbegin onMonday night, April 1stat 6:00 p.m. at the Teays ValleyChurch of God. Students will re-ceive four weeks of instructionwhich will culminate in a recitalon week five. Students must beable to attend all classes. Partici-pants must bring a preparedsong, preferably a ballad, alongwith sheet music. No accompa-niment tracks. Students will singin front of each other and receivecoaching fromDr. Pratt. Class in-struction will include the basicsof singing such as breathing,tone, presentation and diction.Ages 12 and up are welcome.Class size is limited. To registercall 304-757-9222. Teays ValleyChurch of God is located at 4430Teays Valley Road in Scott Depotjust east of exit 39.
Meet the third Thursday ofeach month at Sleepy HollowGolf Club, 6 p.m. Formore infor-mation, call Nancy Bradley at562-3020 or Iva Danner at 562-9526.
Meets at 7 p.m., in Room B,Eleanor Town Hall, on the thirdTuesday of each month. Formore info, call Mary 304-937-4093, Missy 304-937-3373 orGlenville 304-586-2523.
Nitro Senior CitizensCountryWestern DanceOnMarch 16, 2013 The Brown
Sisters will be the entertainmentat the monthly dance held at theNitro Senior Citizens Center,which is located on 21st Streetand 2nd Avenue in Nitro.Evening starts with a conces-
sion opening at 5:00p.m and themusic and dance starts at6:00p.m.We would like to see how
many wear green (St Patrick'sDay).The admission is a donation
and is used to fund the NitroSeniors activities
My Mom CookedHealthy
Learn the Recipe for successinmaking healthy changes fromcooking expert and foodie,Karen Coria on Tuesday, March19 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm attheValley Park Community Cen-ter in Hurricane. PutnamCounty Parks and RecreationCommission will host MyMomCooked Healthy, a FREE, fun,cooking class. Door Prizes.Seating is limited. Register earlyby calling 304-727-2218 or firstname.lastname@example.org with nameand phone number.
OH-KAN CoinClub Show
What: OH-KAN Coin ClubShowWhere: Quality Inn (formerly
Holiday Inn), Rt. 7 North, Gal-lipolis, OHWhen: Sunday, April 7, 2013
from 9 a.m. 3 p.m.Parking and admission are
free.For additional information
please call 1-740-444-1895.
Winfield LionsClub Meetings
TheWinfield Lions Clubmeetsthe first and third Tuesday of themonth. For more informationcall 304-586-3732.
South CharlestonPublic Library to holdMonthly Meeting
The South Charleston PublicLibrary Board will hold its regu-larmonthlymeeting onMonday,March 22, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Theagenda is available at the library.The public is welcome to at-
Hometown LionsClub Meetings
The Hometown Lions Clubmeets at 6 p.m., every first andthirdTuesday of themonth at theHometown Senior Center, 100First Avenue, Hometown. Formore information call 304-586-2745.
TeaysValley FireDepartment Computer
Lab HoursTeays Valley Fire Department,
Scott Depot Road, offers a Com-puter Lab for public use onMon-days from 3 9 p.m. andThursdays from 6 10 p.m.
Scott-Teays LionsClub Meetings
Scott-Teays Lions Club meetsthe first and thirdMonday of themonth at 6:30 p.m. at BroadmoreAssisted Living, 4000 OutlookDrive, Teays Valley. For more in-formation call 304-757-8599 oremail email@example.com.
Hometown SeniorCenter Space Rental
The Hometown Senior Centeris available for rental for showers,birthday parties and other socialfunctions. Reasonably priced, thecenter has catering available andits dining roomseats 75. For reser-vations or more details, call 304-586-2745.
RevivalA Revival is being held the
week of March 12th to 16th at 7pmnightly, with Evangelist AllenStewart at the Allens Fork Com-munity Church, located on Al-lens Fork Road, Sissonville,WV.The Allens Fork Church Choir
will be singing nightly alongwitha featured guest singing group:
Tuesday, March 12th Pitch-ford TrioWed., March