Sammi Moore and Jon Rasnick Named Williams and Montrose Award Winners

Glenville State College and Glenville State Athletic Department would like to congratulate Sammi Moore and Jon Rasnick as they have been named the 2014 Williams and Montrose Award winners.

Sammi Moore is the Williams Award winner; she is a native of Elizabeth, West Virginia and is the daughter of Gary and Janet Moore. She graduated from Glenville State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Business Administration Management and a minor in Nonprofit Leadership.

Moore is a four year member of the Lady Pioneers Women’s Golf team.  Moore was named to the WVIAC All-Conference Second Team in 2011-12 and was named to the MEC All-Conference Second Team in 2013-14. Moore also won several Tournaments during her career. She also is the only women’s golfer in school history to make All-Conference honors.

Moore now workers for Physical Therapy Providers PPLC, in Ravenswood, West Virginia where she resides with her fiancée Scott Wilburn.

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The Williams Award was established in 1983 and is named for Miss Clarissa Williams, an associate professor of Physical Education at GSC. She began her career at the College in 1947 and served as cheerleader sponsor until her retirement in 1964. Williams Wing of Pickens Hall was named for her on April 27, 1974.

The Williams Award is presented each year during Homecoming to the most outstanding female athlete who has graduated in the preceding class. This yearly selection recognizes the deserving female athlete and serves as a tribute to Miss Williams who was a role model and mentor to many women in her 47 years of teaching, the last 17 of which were at GSC.

The Montrose award winner goes to Jon Rasnick; he is a native of Orange County, Virginia and is the son of Roger and Jan Rasnick. He graduated from GSC with a Bachelor’ Degree in Health Education and Physical Education.

Rasnick had an outstanding career at Glenville State; he was a four year starter for the Pioneer football team from 2009-2013. His sophomore year he was named to the WVIAC Honorable Mention Team, junior year he was named to the WVIAC All-Conference First Team, and during his senior year he was named MEC All-Conference First Team and was elected to the Don Henson Football Gazette Super Region One Third Team.

Rasnick is now a member of the Pioneer Football Coaching Staff where he coaches the offensive line.

The Montrose Award was established in 1952 and is given each year during Homecoming to a male graduate of the preceding class who not only was an outstanding athlete but a scholar, a leader, and a person of high moral character.

This award is named for Frank Montrose who came to Glenville in the fall of 1939 from Richwood High School where he had established himself as a grid great under the guidance of former Pioneer, Coach “Babe” Jones.

Montrose established himself as one of the most promising backs in Pioneer history during his freshman year. Perhaps his greatest performance came in the game against Shepherd, when he passed and ran his team to a 34 to 0 victory.

Shortly before final examinations in the spring of his freshman year, Frank went blind. A month later, on June 21, 1940, the 21 year old Montrose died in a Baltimore hospital, a victim of nephritis.

Glenville State College and the Athletic Department would like to congratulate these two fine young individuals for all of their success on and off the field.

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►   Herd ranked 24th in coaches’ poll, 25th in AP poll

Marshall is back in top 25 in the both Associated Press Poll and Amway Coaches Poll for the first time since 2002. The 6-0 Herd is ranked 24th in the coaches’ poll and 25th in the AP Poll.

The Thundering Herd defeated Middle Tennessee Saturday 49-24 marking the sixth straight game Marshall has scored 40 or more points. The Herd is the only team in FCS to score 40 points in every game this season.

36 of the 60 voters in the Associated Press Poll had Marshall in the top 25 and three voters had Marshall rated as high as 17th.

Marshal leads the nation with 49 plays of 20 yards or more and also leads the country with 27 plays of 30 yards or more.

Marshall is on the road next Saturday at FIU.

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1Mississippi State (45)        SEC        Record: 6-0
2Florida State (12)        ACC        Record: 6-0
3Mississippi (3)        SEC        Record: 6-0
4Baylor        Big 12        Record: 6-0
5Notre Dame        Division I FBS Independents        Record: 6-0
6Auburn        SEC        Record: 5-1
7Alabama        SEC        Record: 5-1
8Michigan State        Big Ten        Record: 5-1
9Oregon        Pac-12        Record: 5-1
10Georgia        SEC        Record: 5-1
11Oklahoma        Big 12        Record: 5-1
12TCU        Big 12        Record: 4-1
13Ohio State        Big Ten        Record: 4-1
14Kansas State        Big 12        Record: 4-1
15Oklahoma State        Big 12        Record: 5-1
16Arizona        Pac-12        Record: 5-1
17Arizona State        Pac-12        Record: 4-1
18East Carolina        The American        Record: 5-1
19Nebraska        Big Ten        Record: 5-1
20Utah        Pac-12        Record: 4-1
21Texas A&M        SEC        Record: 5-2
22USC        Pac-12        Record: 4-2
23Stanford        Pac-12        Record: 4-2
24Clemson        ACC        Record: 4-2
25Marshall        Conference USA        Record: 6-0

Others receiving votes: UCLA 110, LSU 67, Duke 45, Kentucky 36, Minnesota 36, West Virginia 27, Washington 22, Georgia Tech 11, Arkansas 10, Louisville 7, Rutgers 7, Iowa 6, Colorado St. 3, N. Dakota St. 3, South Carolina 1, Virginia 1, Wisconsin 1

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►   Bengals RB Bernard leaves game

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard left Sunday’s game with a right shoulder injury and is questionable to return.

Bernard, who put the Bengals in front with an 89-yard touchdown run earlier in the game, took a shot from Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly and immediately grabbed his shoulder in pain.

He has been taken to the locker room for examination.

►   NFL SCORES Week 6


Final Score: New England 37, Buffalo 22

The Buffalo Bills played their first game under new ownership Sunday, but the New England Patriots continue to own the Bills on the field. Tom Brady was 27-of-37 for 361 yards and threw four touchdown passes, including a pair to Brandon LaFell in the fourth quarter that sealed the visiting Patriots’ 37-22 win. The Patriots (4-2) beat the Bills for the 21st time in the last 22 meetings and their latest triumph gave them sole possession of first place in the AFC East. Kyle Orton completed 24-of-38 passes for 299 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for Buffalo (3-3), which has lost three of four after opening the season 2-0. Terry Pegula and wife Kim were unanimously approved as new owners of the Bills earlier in the week.

Final Score: Cincinnati 37, Carolina 37 (OT)

Mike Nugent and Graham Gano each kicked field goals in overtime, but Nugent missed a potential game-winner as the Cincinnati Bengals and Carolina Panthers played to a 37-37 tie. Nugent opened the extra session with a 42-yard kick, and his counterpart Gano knotted the score with a 36-yarder on Carolina’s possession. Cincinnati took over with just over two minutes to play in OT, and Andy Dalton’s 24-yard completion to James Wright near the right sideline set up Nugent’s attempt with four seconds to play, which was pushed wide right as the clock hit zero. Gano forced overtime with a 44-yard field goal as time expired in regulation. Dalton completed 34-of-44 passes for 323 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions for the Bengals, who were coming off a humbling loss to the Patriots in New England. Giovani Bernard shook off a shoulder injury to ran for 137 yards and a touchdown. Cincinnati (3-1-1) had its 11-game regular- season home win streak come to an end. Cam Newton had his best effort for the season for Carolina (3-2-1), compiling 391 total yards—284 passing and 107 rushing—with three total touchdowns. Newton, who has battled injuries, only had 42 rush yards for the season entering Sunday.

Final Score: Cleveland 31, Pittsburgh 10

Ben Tate rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cleveland Browns past the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-10, on Sunday. Brian Hoyer completed 8-of-17 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown, Jordan Cameron hauled in three catches for 102 yards and a touchdown and Isaiah Crowell ran for 77 yards and a score on 11 carries for the Browns (3-2), who ended a string of four straight losses to the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger, who entered the game with an 18-1 record as a starter against Cleveland, was held to 228 yards on 21-of-42 passing with a touchdown and interception for Pittsburgh (3-3), which gave up 31 straight points after the first quarter. Le’Veon Bell rushed for 82 yards on 18 carries, Antonio Brown caught a game-high 118 yards on seven catches and Lance Moore caught a 26-yard score in the loss.

Final Score: Green Bay 27, Miami 24

Aaron Rodgers engineered a game-winning drive, faking a spike on one key completion and throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass with three seconds remaining to lift the Green Bay Packers to a 27-24 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Andrew Quarless’ touchdown catch capped a 60-yard drive and came after Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill led three straight second-half touchdown drives for the lead before the Dolphins were forced to punt on their fourth possession. Rodgers beat his old offensive coordinator, Joe Philbin, who helped develop the Packers quarterback but is now in his third year as coach of the Dolphins. Green Bay (4-2) rallied for its third straight win and Miami (2-3) came out of a bye week with a near- upset.

Final Score: Detroit 17, Minnesota 3

Led by a stout defense that had eight sacks and three interceptions, the Detroit Lions overcame continued kicking problems to take a 17-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Matt Stafford was a pedestrian 19-for-33 for 185 yards and one touchdown while Joique Bell added a rushing touchdown for the Lions (4-2), who bounced back from last week’s three-point loss at home to Buffalo. That loss was due in large part to three missed field goals from Alex Henery, which led the Lions to release him and bring in their third kicker of the season in Matt Prater. Playing for the first time since serving a four-game suspension and being cut by the Broncos, Prater made a 52-yard field goal but missed two more attempts. Detroit kickers have now missed 10 field goals on the season. Detroit won the game despite missing two star offensive weapons in wide receiver Calvin Johnson and running back Reggie Bush, both of whom sat out with ankle injuries. Teddy Bridgewater returned to action after missing last week with a sprained ankle, but was harassed all day by the Detroit defense and finished the game 23-for-37 for 188 yards and three interceptions for the Vikings (2-4), who have dropped their past two games.

Final Score: Denver 31, NY Jets 17

Peyton Manning had a far better showing than his last trip to MetLife Stadium. Although it took him a little while to get going. Manning tossed three touchdown passes, inching him closer to Brett Favre’s all-time record, and the Denver Broncos held off the New York Jets 31-17 on Sunday afternoon. Manning’s previous game in East Rutherford began with an errant snap that resulted into a safety. It never got better for the Broncos as they were trounced 43-8 by Seattle in the Super Bowl last February. Manning was intercepted twice, finishing 34-of-49 for 280 yards and a touchdown. It was a different story Sunday. Despite being sacked twice and hurried countless other times in the first one-and-a-half quarters, Manning still ended 22-of-33 for 237 yards. Demaryius Thomas had 10 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown, while Julius Thomas caught four passes for 51 yards and two scores for Denver (4-1), which has won two straight since its Week 3 loss at Seattle. Ronnie Hillman, filling in for an injured Montee Ball, carried the ball 24 times for 100 yards in the triumph. Geno Smith completed 23-of-43 passes for 190 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and rookie second-round tight end Jace Amaro hauled in 10 balls for 68 yards and a score for the Jets (1-5), who have dropped five straight since a Week 1 win against Oakland.

Final Score: Baltimore 48, Tampa Bay 17

Joe Flacco threw for career-high five touchdowns in a near-flawless performance that propelled the Baltimore Ravens to a 48-17 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Flacco ended each of Baltimore’s first five possessions with scoring strikes as the Ravens (4-2) roared out to a 38-0 halftime lead. The Super Bowl XLVII MVP finished the day with 306 yards and no interceptions on a 21-of-29 completion rate. Torrey Smith caught two of Flacco’s touchdown passes and Steve Smith had another while amassing 110 yards on five receptions. Justin Forsett added 111 yards on the ground on just 14 carries for a Baltimore offense that bounced back strongly from last week’s sluggish performance in a loss at Indianapolis. Mike Glennon put up a personal-best 314 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-44 passing for Tampa Bay (1-5), though most of the damage came with the outcome already decided in the second half. The second-year quarterback was intercepted once and sacked five times while under heavy pressure for much of the game. Louis Murphy had seven catches totaling 72 yards and a touchdown in the lopsided defeat, with Mike Evans recording four receptions for 55 yards and garnering Glennon’s other TD pass.

Final Score: Tennessee 16, Jacksonville 14

Ryan Succop connected on three field goals and the Tennessee special-teams unit came up with a game-saving field-goal block in the final seconds, as the Titans escaped with a 16-14 decision over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6 action. With Jake Locker inactive due to a thumb injury, Charlie Whitehurst finished 17-of-28 for 233 yards for the Titans (2-4), who did just enough to put an end to a four-game losing skid since a season-opening win at Kansas City. Bishop Sankey totaled 61 yards on 18 carries, Justin Hunter added 77 yards on three catches and Jackie Battle’s rushing score accounted for the hosts’ lone touchdown. Blake Bortles threw for 336 yards and a late score to Clay Harbor on 32-of-46 attempts for the Jaguars (0-6), who have dropped the first six games of a season for the second consecutive year. Cecil Shorts led all receivers with 103 yards and 10 receptions, with Storm Johnson adding another TD on the ground.

Final Score: San Diego 31, Oakland 28

Branden Oliver’s 1-yard touchdown run put San Diego ahead, and an interception by Jason Verrett sealed the outcome in a 31-28 Chargers victory over the Oakland Raiders in an AFC West Week 6 clash. Philip Rivers ended up with 313 yards and three TDs on 22-of-34 passing for the Chargers (5-1), winners in five straight after losing at Arizona to begin the year. Oliver racked up 101 yards on 26 carries, Malcom Floyd totaled 103 yards and a score on five catches, while Eddie Royal and Antonio Gates added a scoring reception apiece. Derek Carr threw for a career-best four touchdowns and 282 yards on 18-of-34 attempts for the Raiders (0-5), who played their first game under interim head coach Tony Sparano, who took over after Dennis Allen was fired on Sept. 29. The Raiders have now lost 11 consecutive games dating back to last season. Andre Holmes clocked in with 121 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just four catches, Darren McFadden totaled 80 yards on 14 carries, with James Jones and Brice Butler adding a TD grab each in defeat.

Final Score: Arizona 30, Washington 20

Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes in his return, helping the Arizona Cardinals post a 30-20 victory over the struggling Washington Redskins. Palmer, sidelined for the past three games with a nerve issue in his throwing shoulder, completed 28-of-44 passes for 250 yards. Larry Fitzgerald had 98 yards and a touchdown on six receptions as the Cardinals (4-1) beat the Redskins for the first time since Nov. 5, 2000, snapping an eight-game losing streak in the series. Washington (1-5) committed four turnovers in the fourth quarter, including three interceptions by Kirk Cousins.

Final Score: Chicago 27, Atlanta 13

Matt Forte rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Chicago Bears to a 27-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Jay Cutler completed 26-of-38 passes for 381 yards and a touchdown, while Forte also added 77 yards on 10 catches for the Bears (3-3), who snapped a two-game skid. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall totaled 136 and 113 receiving yards, respectively, and Josh Morgan had a receiving touchdown in the win. Matt Ryan threw for 271 yards on 19-of-37 passing with a touchdown and an interception and Antone Smith had a 41-yard receiving score for Atlanta (2-4), which lost its third straight game.

Final Score: Dallas 30, Seattle 23

DeMarco Murray made history on Sunday, and the Dallas Cowboys did the impossible by going into CenturyLink Field and handing the Seattle Seahawks a 30-23 defeat for just the second time at home during the Russell Wilson era. Murray joined Jim Brown as the only running backs in NFL history to surpass 100 rushing yards in six straight games to start the season. His go-ahead touchdown run with 3:16 to play gave the Cowboys the lead, Seattle turned the ball over on downs and Dan Bailey kicked a 31-yard field goal to make it a seven-point game. The Seahawks got the ball back with just over a minute left, but Wilson was picked off by Rolando McClain to confirm the outcome. Murray carried 29 times for 115 yards, leading Dallas (5-1) to its fifth straight win following a Week 1 setback against San Francisco. The Cowboys last won five in a row in 2007. Tony Romo threw for 250 yards and found each of his tight ends, Jason Witten and Gavin Escobar, for a touchdown apiece.

Final Score: Philadelphia 27, NY Giants 0

LeSean McCoy got back on track and the Philadelphia Eagles finally put it all together in a 27-0 rout of the New York Giants on Sunday night. It was Philadelphia’s first shutout win since Dec. 1, 1996 against the Giants. McCoy, who won the NFL rushing title last year with 1,607 yards, had been limited to 273 yards on the ground entering Week 6. But the Pittsburgh product exploded for 149 yards on 22 carries on Sunday. Nick Foles completed 21-of-34 passes for 248 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Eagles (5-1), who are tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East. The Cowboys came away with an impressive 30-23 win over the Seahawks in Seattle earlier Sunday. Philadelphia’s defense sacked Eli Manning six times, with linebacker Connor Barwin accounting for half of those sacks. The Eagles, who wore all-black uniforms for the first time, ended with eight sacks overall. It was a painful loss for the Giants, who watched star wide receiver Victor Cruz suffer a torn patellar tendon in his right knee in the third quarter. Additionally, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie left the game with back spasms.


Final Score: Indianapolis 33, Houston 28

Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton lit up the Texans secondary and the Indianapolis Colts held off a Houston comeback to earn a 33-28 victory in a matchup of the top two teams in the AFC South. Thursday games this season had been decided by an average of 29 points, and it appeared another blowout was on tap when the Colts jumped out to a 24-0 lead. Houston, though, fought back and pulled within 33-28 when the incomparable J.J. Watt returned a botched shotgun snap 45 yards for a touchdown. The Texans had two possessions inside five minutes remaining and both times lost fumbles, and the Colts (4-2) survived to win their fourth straight game. Luck threw for 370 yards with touchdown passes to Ahmad Bradshaw, Coby Fleener and Hilton, who finished with nine receptions for 223 yards, one shy of the franchise’s single-game record. Arian Foster gained 141 yards from scrimmage and ran for two touchdowns for Houston (3-3), which has dropped three of its last four. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 15-of-23 passes for 212 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Andre Johnson, but both lost critical fumbles down the stretch.

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►   Durant likely out 6-8 weeks with broken foot

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant could miss up to two months with a broken foot, his team said Sunday.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star was diagnosed with a Jones fracture after telling the team Saturday he was experiencing discomfort in his right foot.

Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement that recent NBA cases have shown players returning from the injury in 6-8 weeks, but was unable to give a specific timeline for Durant because they were still evaluating what the next steps for him will be.

Durant, 26, scored 23 points while playing a total of around 30 minutes in two preseason games this week.

He was named MVP for the first time in May after averaging a career-best 32 points per game, joining Wilt Chamberlain, George Gervin and Michael Jordan as the only players to win four scoring titles in five years.

Durant left the U.S. national team in August before the FIBA World Cup, citing physical and mental exhaustion from the season.

His decision came less than a week after Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury in a team scrimmage in Las Vegas, raising questions about the risks of NBA stars playing in international competitions.

Durant has appeared in 542 regular-season games in his seven-year NBA career, averaging 27.4 points and 6.9 rebounds. He has played in 73 postseason games with averages of 28.9 points and 8.2 rebounds.

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►   Wong’s HR in 9th gives Cardinals dramatic Game 2 win

Kolten Wong capped a dramatic four-homer night for the Cardinals by belting the winning solo blast off Sergio Romo in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Giants, 5-4, and tie the National League Championship Series after two games.

Matt Adams turned on a 97 mph fastball from Hunter Strickland in the bottom of the eighth to give St. Louis a 4-3 lead.

Trevor Rosenthal gave up singles to pinch-hitter Andrew Susac and Juan Perez with one out in the top of the ninth. Gregor Blanco then lined out to a leaping Jhonny Peralta at shortstop. Joe Panik ran the count to 3-2 before a pitch went into the dirt. Tony Cruz, who replaced an injured Yadier Molina behind the plate, had a difficult time locating the ball, which bounced to the backstop. Pinch-runner Matt Duffy alertly raced home from second with the tying run.

Wong led off the bottom portion by smacking an 0-1 pitch to right field off Romo (0-1).

“To hit a home run at this stage, especially a walk-off home run, it was definitely my top home run I’ve hit ever,“ Wong said.

The Giants, who won the opener 3-0 Saturday, had their seven-game road postseason winning streak broken.

Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco.

Matt Carpenter and Oscar Taveras also went deep for the Cardinals Sunday night.

“It’s a great time for us to bust out with some power,“ Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “Once again, falling into the trap of trying to force that could end up being an issue for us, but right now they’re just taking nice short strokes and the ball is jumping.“

After the Giants tied the game in the top of the ninth, they loaded the bases, but Seth Maness (1-0) retired Pablo Sandoval on a grounder back to the mound to cap the frame.

“We were just missing a hit to put the game away,“ Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We had a chance, but the long ball got us tonight.“

Molina suffered a strained left oblique in the sixth inning. He never got out of the batter’s box after grounding into a double play.

After the game, Matheny said he didn’t know the extent of Molina’s injury, but that it “didn’t look good.“

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn allowed six hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings, while San Francisco’s Jake Peavy pitched the first four frames.

Carpenter homered to right in the third inning and it became 2-0 in the fourth. With the bases full, Randal Grichuk singled to left to drive in Adams. Peavy limited the damage by retiring the next two batters.

Center fielder Jon Jay nearly made a diving catch on a ball hit by Travis Ishikawa in the top of the fifth. It turned into a double when the ball popped out of Jay’s glove, and then pinch-hitter Joaquin Arias shattered his bat on a ground ball to second to plate Brandon Belt.

The Giants tied it the following inning when Hunter Pence’s single to center scored Sandoval.

Blanco put the Giants up 3-2 in the seventh when his ground ball into right field sent Brandon Crawford to the plate.

Taveras, in a pinch-hit role, tied the game when he drove a 2-1 pitch from Jean Machi just inside the foul pole down the right-field line with one out in the home seventh.

Game Notes

The Giants suffered their first road playoff defeat since Game 4 of NLCS on October 18, 2012 at Busch Stadium ... San Francisco left nine men on base ... The Giants are 4-for-22 at the plate in the first inning in this year’s playoffs. All four hits have been singles ... John Lackey is scheduled to start Game 3 for the Cardinals and Tim Hudson for the Giants.

►   Cards’ Molina exits Game 2

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina suffered a strained left oblique in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series Sunday night.

With the Cardinals and Giants tied 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Molina never got out of the batter’s box after grounding into a double play.

He was replaced behind the plate by Tony Cruz to start the seventh inning.

The Cardinals won the game, 5-4, to even the series.

After the game, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said he didn’t know the extent of Molina’s injury, but that it “didn’t look good.“

►   National League Championship Series Game Result

Final Score: St. Louis 5, San Francisco 4

Kolten Wong capped a dramatic four-homer night for the Cardinals by belting the winning solo blast off Sergio Romo in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Giants, 5-4, and tie the National League Championship Series after two games. Matt Adams turned on a 97 mph fastball from Hunter Strickland in the bottom of the eighth to give St. Louis a 4-3 lead. Trevor Rosenthal gave up singles to pinch-hitter Andrew Susac and Juan Perez with one out in the top of the ninth. Gregor Blanco then lined out to a leaping Jhonny Peralta at shortstop. Joe Panik ran the count to 3-2 before a pitch went into the dirt. Tony Cruz, who replaced an injured Yadier Molina behind the plate, had a difficult time locating the ball, which bounced to the backstop. Pinch-runner Matt Duffy alertly raced home from second with the tying run. Wong led off the bottom portion by smacking an 0-1 pitch to right field off Romo (0-1). The Giants, who won the opener 3-0 Saturday, had their seven-game road postseason winning streak broken. Game 3 of the best-of- seven series is Tuesday afternoon in San Francisco. Matt Carpenter and Oscar Taveras also went deep for the Cardinals Sunday night.

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►   Hamilton wins Russian GP, Mercedes clinches constructors’ title

Lewis Hamilton cruised to his ninth win of the season, including his fourth in a row, with a dominating performance in Sunday’s inaugural Formula One Russian Grand Prix.

Hamilton’s victory allowed Mercedes to clinch its first constructors’ championship in F1. He also extended his lead in the world championship standings to 17 points over his teammate, Nico Rosberg, who finished second.

Hamilton, the 2008 world champion, scored his 31st career victory, which placed in a tie with his fellow British compatriot Nigel Mansell for sixth on the F1 all-time race winners list.

Russian President Vladimir was in attendance for the race. Putin greeted the podium finishers at the conclusion of the event and presented Hamilton with the winner’s trophy.

“I’m so happy to be here, and we’ve had an amazing weekend,“ Hamilton said. “Russia, the fans and the (race) organizers have been so good to me and the team, and I’m so grateful for all of the support. I’m really looking forward to coming here many more times.“

At the start of this 53-lap race at the brand-new Sochi Autodrom, Rosberg overtook Hamilton, the pole sitter, for the lead, but Rosberg had to give the top position back to Hamilton since he ran off and missed the second corner on the opening lap due to a braking issue.

Rosberg pitted for new tires on the second lap and fell to last in the field, but he ran the remaining 52 laps without stopping, which eventually returned him to second place. He crossed the finish line 13.6 seconds behind Hamilton.

“Half of me is extremely disappointed that I messed up today, but the other half, I’m really happy because everybody on the team deserves it (constructors’ title) so much. I can smile a little bit because I’m very happy for everybody in achieving that.“

Mercedes has accumulated 565 points in the constructors’ championship standings this season, which is 223 points more than its closest competitor, Red Bull, the winner of the title the previous four years, with drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber.

“It’s fantastic. It’s like a dream come true,“ Mercedes executive director and technical chief Paddy Lowe said. “It was an exciting way to do it, with Lewis winning it and Nico coming through from the back. It’s a huge achievement for this team. Many years have gone in to putting this together.“

It’s the second time this season that Hamilton has won four consecutive races. He claimed victories in Malaysia, Bahrain, China and Spain from March to May.

“Nico did a great job to recover from his mistake early in the race, and we did a great job as a team,“ Hamilton said. “It’s history for us. I feel very proud to be a part of it. To get the first constructors’ championship for Mercedes is amazing.“

Three grand prix remain. The Nov. 02 United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas is next on the schedule, followed by Brazil (Nov. 09) and Abu Dhabi (Nov. 23).

Valtteri Bottas from Williams finished third, followed by McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen.

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso placed sixth, while Red Bull drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Vettel took the seventh and eighth positions, respectively. Kimi Raikkonen from Ferrari and Force India’s Sergio Perez completed the top-10.

Prior to the start of the race, F1 drivers, teams and race officials paid tribute to Jules Bianchi, who suffered a severe head injury during a horrifying accident in last Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi remains in critical but stable condition in an intensive care unit at Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi, Japan.

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►   Federer tops Simon for Shanghai title

Roger Federer outlasted Gilles Simon to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday for his fourth title of the season.

The Swiss superstar will move to No. 2 in the world following a 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-2) victory.

Federer, 33, was broken on his first service game and rallied from two games down to take the first set against Simon, who battled a groin injury.

The second set was tight as well but Federer won his first set point in the tiebreaker to claim $798,540 for his 23rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, which ranks second all-time behind Rafael Nadal’s 27.

Federer will pass Nadal in the rankings and draw closer to Novak Djokovic for the No. 1 spot as the season winds down.

“Putting my hands on the trophy for the first time is a good feeling, I must say,“ said Federer. “I’m very happy with the way I’m playing.“

He beat Djokovic in two sets in a blockbuster semifinal match on Saturday to end the world No. 1’s 28-match winning streak in China. Djokovic was the two- time defending champion in Shanghai and had beaten Federer in the Wimbledon final.

Against Simon on Sunday, Federer played his ninth final of the season and won his 81st career title. He improved to 5-2 lifetime over the Frenchman, who was appearing in his first final in 13 months.

►   Stosur beats Diyas in Osaka final

Samantha Stosur beat Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas in straight sets Sunday to win the Japan Women’s Open title for a third time.

The top-seeded Australian earned a 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 victory, adding to her wins at Osaka in 2009 and 2013 and improving to 6-14 all-time in finals.

Stosur was coming off a run to the China Open semifinals last week.

Diyas, the fifth seed, played in her first career WTA final and led by a break in the first set before Stosur came back to win in a tiebreaker.

►   Riske cruises past Bencic in Tianjin final

Alison Riske topped Belinda Bencic in straight sets Sunday to win the inaugural Tianjin Open, her first WTA title.

The sixth-seeded Riske, whose best previous results had been two semifinal appearances at the Wimbledon tune-up in Birmingham, made easy work out of the third-seeded Bencic in winning 6-3, 6-4.

“I hope I can keep up the momentum and try to compete every week as best as I can,“ said Riske.

Bencic, a 17-year-old rising star, was looking to become the youngest WTA champion since 15-year-old Tamira Paszek of Austria won twice in 2006. She played in her first career final.

Riske claimed $43,000 for the win.

►   Pliskova tops Giorgi for Linz crown

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic edged Italy’s Camila Giorgi in three sets Sunday to win the Generali Ladies Linz tennis event.

The seventh-seeded Pliskova rallied from a set down for the second day in a row and fended off a match point in the third set to pull out a 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) win for her third career WTA title and second this year.

She had lost her first three title matches this season before finally ending the streak last month in Seoul.

Giorgi fell to 0-2 in WTA finals, with both appearances coming this year. She forced a tiebreaker in the third set after being down 1-5 and had a match point in the 12th game.

“It could have been a little easier,“ Pliskova said of her win, “but I’m still happy I won the title.“

The 22-year-olds had met once previously, a straight-set win for Pliskova in qualifying for the Dubai tournament in February.

Pliskova earned $43,000 for Sunday’s victory.

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High School Cross Country 2014: Bobcat Invitational - Boys

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Bobcat Invitational
Buckhannon Upshur High School
Boys Results

Performer of the Meet:
Adam Romano - Webster
Walter King - Elkins

Boys 5k Dash CC
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
  1 Weitzel, Jason               Pikeview              16:47.00                  
  2 Wallace, Matt                Elkins High School    16:54.00    1             
  3 Hamrick, Dalton              Elkins High School    18:00.00    2             
  4 Clark, Mason                 Elkins High School    18:24.00    3             
  5 Romano, Adam                 Webster County H      18:39.00    4             
  6 Cochran, Ben                 Webster County H      18:41.00    5             
  7 Wallace, Brendan             Elkins High School    18:42.00    6             
  8 Humphrey, Kyle               Webster County H      18:42.50    7             
  9 King, Walter                 Elkins High School    18:50.00    8             
 10 Williams, William            Buckhannon-Upshu      19:26.00                  
 11 Huffman, Ben                 Elkins High School    19:36.00    9             
 12 Prevatte, Dakota             Gilmer                19:53.00                  
 13 Given, Logan                 Webster County H      20:28.00   10             
 14 Cogar, Robbie                Webster County H      20:31.00   11             
 15 Schidmlen, Joseph            Elkins High School    20:49.00   12             
 16 Cunningham, Dominic          Elkins High School    21:00.00                  
 17 Champion, Jeffrey            Buckhannon-Upshu      21:13.00                  
 18 Long, Hayden                 Elkins High School    21:28.00                  
 19 Gillespie, Jesse             Gilmer                21:32.00                  
 20 Gongola, Will                Elkins High School    21:50.00                  
 21 Moore, Holden                Hundred High School   22:42.00                  
 22 Ricottilli, Devan            Elkins High School    22:58.00                  
 23 Lewis, Jacob                 Elkins High School    23:23.00                  
 24 Surface, Peyton              Buckhannon-Upshu      24:36.00                  
 25 Jones, Greg                  Hundred High School   24:52.00                  
 26 Travis, Maverick             Webster County H      25:06.00   13             
                                   Team Scores                                   
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
   1 Elkins High School           20    1    2    3    6    8    9   12          
      Total Time:  1:30:50.00                                                    
         Average:    18:10.00                                                    
   2 Webster County High Schoo    37    4    5    7   10   11   13               
      Total Time:  1:37:01.50                                                    
         Average:    19:24.30                                                    

High School Cross Country 2014: Bobcat Invitational - Girls

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Bobcat Invitational
Buckhannon Upshur High School
Girls Results

Performer of the Meet:
Hallie Williams - Buckhannon-Upshur
Girls 5k Dash CC
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
  1 Underwood, Olivia            Elkins High School    22:12.00    1             
  2 Williams, Hallie             Buckhannon-Upshu      22:21.00    2             
  3 King, Courtney               Webster County H      23:01.00                  
  4 Ross, Gillian                Buckhannon-Upshu      23:19.00    3             
  5 Rossi, Monica                Elkins High School    23:32.00    4             
  6 Dean, Laura                  Buckhannon-Upshu      24:04.00    5             
  7 Gongola, Hannah              Elkins High School    24:06.00    6             
  8 Hummer, Sophie               Elkins High School    24:28.00    7             
  9 Maynard, Taylor              Elkins High School    24:44.00    8             
 10 Orwig, Katie                 Buckhannon-Upshu      24:46.00    9             
 11 Loughridge, Madison          Webster County H      24:57.00                  
 12 King, Sierra                 Webster County H      25:01.00                  
 13 Floyd, Lizzy                 Buckhannon-Upshu      26:07.00   10             
 14 Cutright, Julia              Buckhannon-Upshu      26:40.00   11             
 15 High, Leanna                 Elkins High School    26:51.00   12             
 16 Chewning, Emily              Elkins High School    27:45.00   13             
 17 Bosley, McKenzie             Buckhannon-Upshu      27:47.00   14             
 18 Gorasabel, Nora              Elkins High School    29:50.00                  
 19 Currence, Taylor             Elkins High School    31:12.00                  
 20 Casto, Brittany              Buckhannon-Upshu      31:53.00                  
 21 Wilson, Kat                  Buckhannon-Upshu      32:39.00                  
 22 Keith, Kathern               Gilmer                34:02.00                  
 23 Glass-Hotch, Emmie           Gilmer                34:45.00                  
 24 Broschart, Megan             Elkins High School    36:57.00                  
 25 Frazer, Shawna               Webster County H      44:04.00                  
                                   Team Scores                                   
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
   1 Elkins High School           26    1    4    6    7    8   12   13          
      Total Time:  1:59:02.00                                                    
         Average:    23:48.40                                                    
   2 Buckhannon-Upshur High Sc    29    2    3    5    9   10   11   14          
      Total Time:  2:00:37.00                                                    
         Average:    24:07.40                                                    

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High School Cross Country 2014: LKC Middle School Championships - Boys - MS

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LKC Middle School Championships
Doddridge County Park
Boys Results

Boys 3k Run CC Middle School
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
  1 blake jarrell              8 Ravenswood middle     10:54.89    1             
  2 bryce jarrell              8 Ravenswood middle     10:55.43    2             
  3 Jarrett Allender           8 Ritchie               11:26.43    3             
  4 Sam Summers                8 Ritchie               11:32.49    4             
  5 Grant Bobbit               8 Williamstown          11:35.57                  
  6 Clayton Bee                8 Ritchie               11:52.91    5             
  7 Kent Bee                   7 Ritchie               11:54.46    6             
  8 Spencer Corley             6 Tyler Consol          11:58.28    7             
  9 Carter Lipscomb            6 Doddridge             12:06.34    8             
 10 Brennan Gum                6 Doddridge             12:06.89    9             
 11 Adam Davis                 7 Ritchie               12:14.36   10             
 12 deshone cooper             7 Ravenswood middle     12:25.75   11             
 13 Dawson Evans               8 Doddridge             12:33.61   12             
 14 Chase Steele               8 Gilmer                12:37.97                  
 15 Gabriel Morrison           6 Ritchie               12:41.07   13             
 16 Wyatt Shultz               7 Pleasants             12:42.14                  
 17 sage gorrell               6 Ravenswood middle     12:43.00   14             
 18 Creed Ammons               7 Tyler Consol          12:44.90   15             
 19 Travis Richards            6 Calhoun Middle        12:53.23                  
 20 Cole Garvin                8 Doddridge             12:55.36   16             
 21 Gage Smith                 7 Doddridge             12:55.85   17             
 22 austin anderson            7 Ravenswood middle     13:04.80   18             
 23 Dawson Reynolds            7 Williamstown          13:05.93                  
 24 Brenden Davis              7 Ritchie               13:18.53   19             
 25 Logan Hostuttler           7 Ritchie               13:23.61                  
 26 ben queen                  6 Ravenswood middle     13:32.64   20             
 27 Brady Layman               6 Ritchie               13:41.21                  
 28 Huston Deem                8 Ritchie               13:43.97                  
 29 Stormee Paugh              7 Doddridge             13:44.65   21             
 30 Ty Spurlock                7 Doddridge             13:50.40   22             
 31 Hadyn Brown                6 Tyler Consol          14:01.12   23             
 32 Michael Suter              6 Tyler Consol          14:03.34   24             
 33 Jackson Kibbey             6 Tyler Consol          14:05.52   25             
 34 Matthew Morris             8 Ritchie               14:11.39                  
 35 Nathan Doll                8 Doddridge             14:13.28                  
 36 Dalton Hayes               6 Ritchie               14:16.81                  
 37 Isaiah Morris              7 Ritchie               14:23.27                  
 38 Austin Weekley             8 Doddridge             14:29.43                  
 39 Jason Stanaland            6 Tyler Consol          14:47.01   26             
 40 Creed Knight               6 Ritchie               15:05.33                  
 41 Isaac Slater               6 Ritchie               15:14.54                  
 42 Marcus Jones               7 Ritchie               15:36.67                  
 43 Michael Jones              7 Ritchie               15:48.40                  
 44 Jacob Elder                6 Pleasants             15:49.31                  
 45 Jaden Swearingen           6 Calhoun Middle        16:17.54                  
 46 Nick Bush                  7 Calhoun Middle        16:19.42                  
 47 Holt Thomas                7 Gilmer                16:20.90                  
 48 Corey McClung              8 Williamstown          17:06.88                  
 49 jon standridge             8 Ravenswood middle     17:24.33   27             
 50 Destry Nelson              8 Tyler Consol          18:07.80   28             
 51 Ty Hayley                  7 Gilmer                18:42.58                  
 52 Logan Jackson              7 Tyler Consol          19:20.52                  
 53 Abraham Blouir             8 Ritchie               21:23.79                  
                                   Team Scores                                   
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
   1 Ritchie County Middle Sch    28    3    4    5    6   10   13   19          
      Total Time:    59:00.65                                                    
         Average:    11:48.13                                                    
   2 Ravenswood middle            46    1    2   11   14   18   20   27          
      Total Time:  1:00:03.87                                                    
         Average:    12:00.78                                                    
   3 Doddridge County Middle S    62    8    9   12   16   17   21   22          
      Total Time:  1:02:38.05                                                    
         Average:    12:31.61                                                    
   4 Tyler Consolidated High/M    94    7   15   23   24   25   26   28          
      Total Time:  1:06:53.16                                                    
         Average:    13:22.64                                                    

High School Cross Country 2014: LKC Middle School Championships - Girls - MS

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LKC Middle School Championships
Doddridge County Park
Girls Results

Girls 3k Run CC Middle School
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
  1 Desirae Schoonover         8 Doddridge             12:23.54    1             
  2 Ella Hesson                6 Williamstown          12:44.89    2             
  3 Katie Pratt                8 Tyler Consol          13:02.24    3             
  4 paige pursley              7 Ravenswood middle     13:12.64    4             
  5 Gwyn Napier                8 Ritchie               13:18.33    5             
  6 Cami Smith                 8 Doddridge             13:21.44    6             
  7 Emilee Ellison             6 Williamstown          13:23.07    7             
  8 Jaklin Schoonover          6 Doddridge             13:24.96    8             
  9 Kylie Myers                7 Pleasants             13:38.27                  
 10 Carsen Hesson              8 Williamstown          13:50.01    9             
 11 Taylor Newton              8 Williamstown          13:51.87   10             
 12 Sydney Keith               7 Doddridge             14:03.01   11             
 13 Brinna Hathaway            7 Williamstown          14:15.67   12             
 14 Kylie Davis                8 Ritchie               14:17.71   13             
 15 Kailey Dwire               7 Ritchie               14:18.77   14             
 16 Allison Strauss            8 Williamstown          14:23.21   15             
 17 Maci Britton               7 Doddridge             14:26.75   16             
 18 Emma Boring                6 Doddridge             14:31.08   17             
 19 Heidi Bee                  6 Doddridge             14:34.96   18             
 20 Jordan Vidal               7 Doddridge             14:36.36                  
 21 annie hunt                 6 Ravenswood middle     14:36.97   19             
 22 Vanessa Morris             8 Ritchie               14:39.63   20             
 23 Abigail Thompson           6 Tyler Consol          14:40.87   21             
 24 Vanessa Rollins            8 Ritchie               14:44.01   22             
 25 Alexis Hashman             6 Pleasants             14:44.45                  
 26 Mercedes Florez            7 Tyler Consol          14:45.01   23             
 27 Kelcie Wilson              7 Calhoun Middle        14:51.42                  
 28 Courtney Sanford           8 Doddridge             14:59.56                  
 29 Hannah Heaster             8 Doddridge             15:07.50                  
 30 Abigail Ebert              6 Tyler Consol          15:09.03   24             
 31 Kelsi Vandruff             6 Tyler Consol          15:14.04   25             
 32 cassidy anderson           8 Ravenswood middle     15:24.23   26             
 33 Lauren Flesher             8 Ritchie               15:26.90   27             
 34 Jenna Pridemore            8 Williamstown          15:28.63   28             
 35 Jacqueline Marchese        7 Doddridge             15:30.56                  
 36 Gabrielle Jones            6 Ritchie               15:31.42   29             
 37 Emilie Asher               6 Pleasants             15:33.96                  
 38 Chloe Britton              8 Ritchie               15:34.57                  
 39 Alayna Moyer               7 Ritchie               15:35.46                  
 40 Emma Paden                 7 Tyler Consol          15:36.27   30             
 41 Kaitlyn Toney              8 Calhoun Middle        15:46.48                  
 42 Trinity Smith              7 Ritchie               15:54.79                  
 43 Stella Flanagin            6 Williamstown          15:56.80                  
 44 taylor heath               6 Ravenswood middle     16:01.06   31             
 45 Elaine Freed               8 Williamstown          16:07.32                  
 46 Madeline Hilvers           6 Ritchie               16:24.68                  
 47 brandilyn bragg            6 Ravenswood middle     16:28.04   32             
 48 Abagail Moore              7 Ritchie               16:45.11                  
 49 Lara Fetty                 7 Pleasants             16:53.99                  
 50 Brianna Todd               6 Doddridge             16:56.72                  
 51 Brianna Bengel             8 Ritchie               17:16.59                  
 52 Megan Vandruff             8 Tyler Consol          17:39.84   33             
 53 samantha bragg             7 Ravenswood middle     17:43.85   34             
 54 Katelyn Wine               7 Gilmer                18:37.96                  
 55 Victoria Hood              6 Tyler Consol          18:42.43                  
 56 Konstance Lusk             6 Ritchie               18:57.16                  
 57 Lily Copeland              6 Ritchie               19:12.89                  
 58 Taylor Richards            8 Ritchie               19:19.13                  
 59 Jordyn Henthorn            6 Tyler Consol          19:35.27                  
 60 Tori Lambert               7 Gilmer                19:50.90                  
 61 McKenzie Harshbarger       6 Ritchie               20:53.73                  
 62 Samaira Estep              6 Ritchie               21:03.56                  
 63 Kiera Winfrey              8 Tyler Consol          30:16.16                  
                                   Team Scores                                   
Rank Team                      Total    1    2    3    4    5   *6   *7   *8   *9
   1 Williamstown High School     40    2    7    9   10   12   15   28          
      Total Time:  1:08:05.51                                                    
         Average:    13:37.11                                                    
   2 Doddridge County Middle S    42    1    6    8   11   16   17   18          
      Total Time:  1:07:39.70                                                    
         Average:    13:31.94                                                    
   3 Ritchie County Middle Sch    74    5   13   14   20   22   27   29          
      Total Time:  1:11:18.45                                                    
         Average:    14:15.69                                                    
   4 Tyler Consolidated High/M    96    3   21   23   24   25   30   33          
      Total Time:  1:12:51.19                                                    
         Average:    14:34.24                                                    
   5 Ravenswood middle           112    4   19   26   31   32   34               
      Total Time:  1:15:42.94                                                    
         Average:    15:08.59                                                    

Gilmer County Recreation Center: Pancake Breakfast - 10.19.14

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All you can eat pancake breakfast


The Gilmer County Recreation Facility

To benefit the roofing and bathroom projects

When: October 19, 2014 (Sunday)

Price: $7.50 Adults

$5.00 Children under 10 years

Time: 8:00 AM - l:00 PM


Buckwheat or regular pancakes Scrambled eggs


Sausage links

Biscuits and sausage gravy

Fried potatoes



Beverages: Coffee, water or milk

Location: From the stoplight, take Route 5 West towards Grantsville for
.1 miles and turn right on Sycamore Run Road for .5 miles.
Make a left at the Golf Course intersection and proceed up the hill to
the Recreation Center

If you get lost, follow the crowd

Support a good cause and enjoy the food and the visit with your
friends and neighbors!!!!

CGCC: Adult Basic Education Classes

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Adult Basic Education Classes will be available according to the following schedule.

Calhoun County classes will be held at the Career Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

Gilmer County classes will be held at St. Marks Church on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM.

These classes will help prepare anyone who is interested in taking the new High School Equivalency test.
The test will continue to be free, and candidates will still have to pass a practice test prior to test enrollment.

Please call 304.354.6151 Extension 106 for more information.

Weight Support Group at Minnie Hamilton

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Everyone is welcome that wants to share ideas and has a weight issue you are dealing with.

We are serious about getting our weight off and just need the support of our community and friends.

If you have ideas you would like to share we will be meeting about once a month.

It is a free group.

It will be what you make it because we all have to participate.

If you are interested contact Darlene Bell or Johanna Sponaugle at “” or “” we will get back to you with a date.

Make sure you let us know within the next 2 weeks so that we can plan our first meeting.

GSC Softball Skills Camp Sunday, October 19, 2014

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The Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center will be administering the GED/TASC (General Educational Development/Test Assessing Secondary Completion) on October 21 and 22, 2014.

Any person wishing to take the test must take a practice test.

You will need to call the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center by October 17, 2014 if you plan on taking the GED/TASC.

A photo ID will need to be presented on the day of testing and be at the school by 8:30 AM.

If you have any questions please call 304.354.6151.

WV Legislative Update: Delegate Brent Boggs - Chairman of the House Committee on Finance - 10.13.14


First, thanks for all that attended the Voter Appreciation Picnic at the Braxton Senior Center last Sunday afternoon.  Nearly three hundred attended throughout the afternoon for a time of great music, great food and visiting with friends and neighbors.  I’m looking forward to hosting a similar event at the Gilmer County Senior Center later this month.

Monthly interim meetings are scheduled for October 20 – 22 at the Capitol.  The schedule is as follows:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Legislative Oversight Commission on Health and Human Resources Accountability House Gov. Org.
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority Senate Finance
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Select Committee on Infrastructure Senate Judiciary
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Government Organization Subcommittee B House Gov. Org.
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability Senate Finance
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee A Senate Judiciary
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Labor and Worker Safety Issues House Finance
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee A House Gov. Org.
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Commission on Interstate Cooperation House Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Commission on Special Investigations Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources Senate Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Select Committee on Veterans’ Affairs House Gov. Org.
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Chamber
02:00 PM 04:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee C House Judiciary
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Legislative Intern Committee House Finance
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Government Organization Subcommittee C Senate Judiciary
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Subcommittee House Gov. Org.
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Chamber
05:00 PM 06:00 PM Select Committee on Minority Issues House Judiciary
05:00 PM 07:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary
06:00 PM 07:00 PM Joint Committee on Technology House Gov. Org.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Employee Suggestion Award Board - Joint Committee Conference Room W-330
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Commission on Economic Development House Gov. Org.
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Chamber
10:00 AM 12:00 PM Judiciary Subcommittee B Senate Judiciary
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Education Subcommittee C – Public Education House Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Education Subcommittee B – Public Education House Judiciary
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Chamber
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Post Audits Subcommittee Senate Finance
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Select Committee on PEIA, Seniors and Long Term Care House Finance
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Education Subcommittee A – Higher Education House Judiciary
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Joint Committee on Government Operations - Joint Meeting House Chamber
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization - Joint Meeting House Chamber
02:00 PM 03:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Workforce Investment for Economic Development Senate Judiciary
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Forest Management Review Commission House Gov. Org.
03:00 PM 04:00 PM Joint Committee on Children and Families Senate Judiciary
04:00 PM 05:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Pensions and Retirement House Judiciary
04:00 PM 06:00 PM Equal Pay Commission House Finance
04:00 PM 06:00 PM Legislative Rule-Making Review Committee Senate Judiciary

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Convene Adjourn Committee Location
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Finance House Gov. Org.
09:00 AM 10:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary House Chamber
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Committee on Government Operations - Joint Meeting House Chamber
10:00 AM 11:00 AM Joint Standing Committee on Government Organization - Joint Meeting House Chamber
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Joint Committee on Health House Chamber
12:00 PM 01:00 PM Joint Standing Committee on Education House Chamber
12:00 PM 05:00 PM Agriculture and Rural Development - Trout Farm, Beckley TOUR
01:00 PM 02:00 PM Joint Committee on Government and Finance Senate Finance

Finally, I have had numerous conversations this week regarding recent actions taken by federal judges and the U.S. Supreme Court that have, in effect, circumvented our West Virginia Defense of Marriage Act – legislation that the Legislature passed in 2000 by unanimous vote in the Senate and 97-3 in the House and signed into law by the Governor.  This legislation, which I voted for and supported, clearly defined marriage as only between a man and woman.

The nine member U.S. Supreme Court – five appointed by Republican Presidents and four by Democrat Presidents – apparently allowed lower federal court rulings to stand and in doing so, basically eliminated our marriage statute in West Virginia and in several other states.

Regardless of your feelings and opinions on this issue, it is a fact that appointed-for-life federal judges have overturned our state law.

Please send your inquiries to the Capitol Office at:  Building 1, Room 462-M, Charleston, WV 25305.  Or, call the Finance Committee office at 304.340.3230; or Jennifer McPherson at 304.340.3942; or, fax to 304.340.3388.  If you have an interest in any particular bill or issue, please let me know.  For those with Internet access, my e-mail address is: .

You may also obtain additional legislative information, including the copies of bills, conference reports, daily summaries, interim highlights, and leave me a message on the Legislature’s web site at  When leaving a message, please remember to include your phone number with your inquiry and any details you can provide. Additional information, including agency links and the state government phone directory, may be found at Also, you may follow me on Facebook at “Brent Boggs”, Twitter at “@DelBrentBoggs” , as well as the WV Legislature’s Facebook page at “West Virginia Legislature” or on Twitter at

Continue to remember our troops - at home and abroad - and keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.  Until next week – take care.


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We often hear stories on the evening news and read articles in national newspapers about areas of our country that have experienced devastation caused by wildfires. This August, West Virginia’s Division of Forestry wild land firefighting crew traveled across the country assisting with wildfire suppression efforts at the Klamath National Forest Beaver Fire in California. After spending two weeks fighting the wildfire alongside other crews from across the country, the crew safely returned home.

In many cases, wildfires can be caused by natural occurrences, but in West Virginia, more than half of all forest fires were caused by a fire lit on purpose. Escaped debris fires were the second highest cause of forest fires in the Mountain State causing one-fourth of all wildfires. This spring, 798 fires burned nearly 12,000 acres of land.

West Virginia’s Division of Forestry protects nearly 12 million acres of forests across the Mountain State, and our foresters are committed to protecting our state’s resources for years to come. To help support this effort, the Division encourages all West Virginians to remember a few of simple steps to stay safe when starting a small outdoor fire.

Know your state laws. In West Virginia, October 1 through December 31 is fall forest fire season. During these three months, daytime burning of brush or other materials is prohibited from 7 AM to 5 PM. Outdoor burning is permitted only between the hours of 5 PM and 7 AM. During the fall season, it’s safer to burn material during evening hours when temperatures are lower, winds are calmer and humidity is higher.

West Virginia state law also requires the creation of a safety strip or barrier around outdoor fires to ensure they do not spread. No matter what you’re burning-leaves, brush or yard clippings-always remember to stay-on site until the fire is completely extinguished.

Be mindful! When planning a small outdoor fire, select a safe place away from overhead power lines, phone lines or other obstructions and where fire cannot spread into the woods or weedy areas. Clear at least a 10-foot area around the fire and make sure the area is clear of all burnable materials. Put debris in several small piles instead of one large one. Never burn on dry or windy days. Have water and tools on hand to extinguish anything that may escape the burn area.

West Virginia’s forests, rolling hills and lush landscapes are what make our state truly wild and wonderful. Do your part to protect our state’s forests. As our friend Smokey Bear says, “Only you can prevent wildfires.“

For more information about preventing wildfires in West Virginia, visit the Division of Forestry’s website at

Congressman Nick Rahall: Fall Forests Warm Our Spirits and Our Homes


Our State has been blessed with an abundance of natural resources, and certainly one of the richest has been our wealth of forests, which has not only enriched our scenic wonders, but has provided a livelihood to generations of hard working West Virginians through timbering.

Now fast forward to today’s constant quest for greater energy efficiency and American industry’s continued efforts to develop new products aimed to ease the impact of energy bills on the consumer’s pocketbook, all the while, improving companies’ bottom lines.  At the center of these economic crossroads, you will find a healthy and growing manufacturing sector in our own State, the wood pellets industry to heat homes and buildings.

The process producing the wood pellets is straightforward.  By collecting sawdust and chips generated from lumber companies, millwork facilities, and wood flooring plants, West Virginia companies are producing a hardwood pellet that can be used as a highly efficient energy fuel.  The manufacturing process dries and compresses what was once mainly considered wood waste and extrudes it through metal dies to mold pellets that look much like rabbit food. 

The renewable fuel is not only economical, it is produced locally, here in West Virginia.  When burned in pellet-approved appliances such as furnaces, boilers, and freestanding or fireplace inserted stoves, the pellets produce heat with very little ash, making heating appliances easy to clean.   

At a presentation during the December 2013 West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit, the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI) pointed out the environmental and energy efficiencies of wood pellets.  According to the PFI, for every ton of pellets used versus fuel oil, carbon dioxide emissions are reduced by 60% or more.  Already, the Institute points out, about 1.5 million homes in our country are using wood pellets as a heating fuel.  Schools and other government buildings as well as private sector buildings use wood pellets as heating fuel.  Overall, the PFI predicts wood pellet demand will grow from 2.7 million tons this year to 4.0 in 2018.                             

And according to one estimate, with current retail pricing in West Virginia around $230/ton, pellets are more economical per BTU than electricity, propane, or #2 fuel oil.  To compare energy costs in your area and to calculate savings, you can visit the Pellet Fuel Institute’s calculator at

I have been working with West Virginia’s pellet companies to share with my colleagues in the Congress the benefits of the pellet fuel industry to our nation’s energy portfolio.  Currently, other renewable energy sources, like wind, geothermal and solar, have the advantage of federal consumer tax credits, but thermal biomass, which includes wood pellet fuel, does not.

Congress needs to examine this issue closely, not only to help support our Nation’s march toward energy independence, but to encourage growth in an American industry that is making wise use or our renewable natural resources, providing jobs for our families and reducing home energy use costs.  Evening the playing field for all renewable energy products makes the Nation more competitive throughout other sectors of our economy as those sectors also grow American jobs by successfully competing in the global market place.

As our foliage turns to its fall coat of so many brilliant and wondrous colors, our attention turns to those fall and winter heating bills.  It is reassuring to know that our forested lands not only warm our spirits and sense of beauty, but that they can play a greater role in warming our homes and buildings as well.

What You Need to Know Ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment

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Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of the election of President Lyndon Johnson, who campaigned on the promise to create a system to provide health care insurance for older Americans. Today, that program is known as Medicare.

Medicare is one of our nation’s most far reaching programs. It covers nearly 50 million seniors and individuals with disabilities, including hundreds of thousands in West Virginia. Because of Medicare, seniors don’t have to choose between living expenses like groceries or gas and going to the doctor or getting a prescription they need to stay healthy.

Medicare is stronger than ever thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Through the law, Congress closed the so-called ‘donut hole’ lowering the cost of prescription drug coverage for Medicare recipients. This has saved West Virginians more than $127 million on their prescription drugs since 2010.  Medicare beneficiaries also have access to crucial primary and preventive services like general wellness exams and cancer screenings for free.

This is all great news, especially for those living on limited monthly incomes. Starting next week, the open enrollment period for Medicare begins again. From Wednesday, October 15, to Sunday, December 07, newly eligible seniors and certain individuals with disabilities can enroll in Medicare for the first time. Those who currently have Medicare coverage can review their plan and compare it to other Medicare plans.

During the open enrollment period, I strongly encourage all who currently have Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans to reevaluate your needs and budget. Costs and coverage change from year to year and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, many improvements in coverage and benefits have been made to Medicare. Be sure to review your current plan and compare it with other options. Even if you are happy with your plan, it is a good idea to review it each year to make sure there have not been any significant changes. You may be able to find a similar plan with comparable coverage at a lower monthly cost than you are currently paying.

If you are currently enrolled in Medicare, or are looking to enroll because you recently became eligible, you should call 1.800.MEDICARE toll free or visit to view available plans or learn more about how to enroll. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is also available to West Virginians seeking professional, confidential guidance on their enrollment. You can contact SHIP by calling 1.877.987.4463 toll free or visiting If you do not have Internet in your home, you may access the Internet at your local public library, free of charge.

If, after reviewing you are still happy with your current Medicare or Medicare Advantage plan, you do not need to re-enroll for 2015. No further action is needed to continue receiving the comprehensive care you signed up for last year. However, please be aware of potential scams during open enrollment season. No person working for Medicare should contact you unsolicited and request personal information such as your bank account number or Social Security number.

Medicare is an essential lifeline for so many West Virginians and I have fought hard to make sure those receiving Medicare benefits continue to get the coverage and care they deserve. I hope those who are eligible will take this time to care for themselves and enroll in the affordable coverage that Medicare offers.

Congressman McKinley: 10.10.14

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Meeting with Business Leaders in the Northern Panhandle

In Weirton this week, I joined with local business leaders to discuss the future of manufacturing in the Ohio River Valley. Driving up and down the Ohio River you see just how hard our area has been hit by the decline of steel and manufacturing. We have a responsibility to protect the jobs we already have and find areas where manufacturers can grow and create jobs.

The roundtable meeting included representatives from local businesses including Coil Slitting International, Ergon, ArcelorMittal, and Wheeling Nisshin, as well as leaders from the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Brooke-Hancock Business Development Corporation.

The discussion covered a wide range of topics including workforce development, infrastructure, burdensome regulations, health care, and taxes. It’s important to listen to the challenges these businesses are facing and find ways to help them.We don’t have all the answers in Washington. We are able to take ideas from meetings like this one and take action.

Training West Virginia’s Workforce

Thursday, I had the opportunity to visit active training sites for manufacturers in West Virginia. We toured the West Virginia Laborers Training Facility in Mineral Wells, Sheet Metal Workers training facility, and the Carpenters Training Facility, both in Parkersburg.

Apprentices in the WV Laborer Training Facility undergo 408 hours of classroom and hands-on training in construction skills, safety training, environmental remediation, and more. Prior to setting foot on a job site they must receive 160 hours of classroom and hands-on training.

The WV Carpenter Apprenticeship program is a four year program that teaches the apprentices a “dirt to doorknobs” approach to their trade. They train in everything from site layout, concrete forms, framing, scaffolding, blueprints, welding, interior systems, finish work, and much more. While the Sheetmetal apprenticeships include 160 hours of classroom time and 600 hours of on the job training over 5 years.

All these programs present incredible facilities and carefully train apprentices so they can ensure they have the skills needed for the future of our economy.

West Virginia Receives Grant to Fight Drug Abuse

West Virginia received $1 million grant for the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP), the largest award given this year. The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) CAMP grant is a competitive grant program designed to directly fund state law enforcement agencies to investigate criminal activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine

Communities across West Virginia are feeling the impacts of methamphetamine abuse and the criminals who make and sell the drug. Methamphetamine abuse is destroying lives and tearing families apart. This funding will provide law enforcement with much needed resources to counteract this blight on our communities. We need to use all the resources at our disposal to take criminals off our streets and disrupt the flow of drugs.

CAMP funding grants last two years, and can be used for activities such as locating methamphetamine laboratories and investigating traffickers.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. NBCAM is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies that work together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and prove greater access to services.

As the second leading cause of death among women, breast cancer has affected so many of our moms, wives, sisters, and daughters. The disease hits close to home — one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

In Congress, House Republicans will be “thinking pink” and encouraging the women in our communities to get the proper exams to protect themselves and their health. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

This October, we remember those who have lost their lives to this terrible, tragic disease and cherish the survivors. It is in their honor that we will continue to fight to bring an end to breast cancer once and for all. We must remember to keep looking for a cure.

Wheeling Teacher Named WV Teacher of the Year

Wheeling Park High School English teacher, Gail Adams, was named 2015 West Virginia Teacher of the Year. West Virginia’s Teacher of the Year is the state’s top honor for teachers. Winners are selected for their exceptional dedication, knowledge, and skill as a teacher.  They inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn, have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues, play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school, be posed, articulate, and possess the energy to withstand a taxing schedule.

Gail Adams has been a teacher with Ohio County School for 10 years, and has shown dedication to her students during that time. The state Teacher of the Year receives a $15,000 educational technology package, cash awards from Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Horace Mann Insurance and the use of a Toyota car for a year. Congratulations to Gail and to Ohio County Schools, you deserve it.

Constituent Meetings

Throughout October I am traveling around the First District meeting with constituents and visiting local businesses. Next week I will be meeting in Moundsville, Morgantown, Fairmont, and Clarksburg to name a few. Keep an eye out, I may be visiting your town.

If you are ever in the Washington D.C. office please drop in and say hello. If you want an appointment just give my office a call at 202.225.4172, or submit a request on my website at
                                          The Gilmer Free Press

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito – 10.10.14


No county in West Virginia is immune to the scourge of methamphetamine addition and trafficking. Meth use and manufacturing pose a grave danger to our communities, and our local law enforcement officials have worked diligently to fight the spread of meth.

I’m pleased to announce that the state of West Virginia will receive a $1 million grant from the COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program to combat the making and distribution of meth. These much-needed funds will help our state continue to address the production, trafficking and use of meth in our communities.

This competitive two-year grant program provides funds to state law enforcement agencies to respond to the manufacture and distribution of meth. Ten states received a total of $6 million in grants, with West Virginia receiving the largest grant.


Volunteers gathered at the State Capitol on Monday to build the walls for a Habitat home for a Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity partner family. It was my privilege to join them in their work and share my thoughts about the good work Habitat does in helping West Virginia’s families achieve homeownership and stability.


On Monday, I joined 56 fellow members of Congress in a bipartisan effort to strengthen professional sports leagues’ responses to violent crimes.

In letters to the commissioners of the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, we called on the leagues “to take a strong stand to prevent and respond effectively to domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and all violent crimes.”

“When these vicious crimes are not properly addressed and when offenders are not held accountable, the cycles of violence continue, victims remain in constant jeopardy and fear, and the very lives of women and children are at stake. We urge you in the strongest possible terms to use your profound platform to move our society toward a future where violence against women and children is not acceptable,” we wrote.

Bon Appétit: Cabbage and Oven-Roasted Pork Ribs

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Recipe makes 8 servings

  1 (16 ounce) box Barilla® Campanelle
  1 pound pork spareribs
  4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  1 sprig fresh rosemary
  4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  1/2 cup dry white wine
  3 cups thinly sliced cabbage
  1 cup chicken broth
  1 tablespoon butter
  1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


Marinate pork ribs overnight with 3 of the minced garlic cloves, rosemary, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and black pepper, to taste.

Place ribs in a shallow roasting pan, cover with aluminum foil, and bake in a 425 degrees F oven for 20 minutes; remove from oven, add wine, and bake uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook Campanelle according to package directions.

Meanwhile, saute in a medium skillet the remaining garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes, or until garlic turns slightly golden in color. Add cabbage, chicken broth, salt, and pepper to taste; simmer until the cabbage is tender and thoroughly cooked.

Remove meat from the ribs and add to the sauce; simmer for 5 minutes. Drain Campanelle and toss with the sauce.

Stir in butter and cheese and toss before serving.

G-MM™: Meditation Moment


The Lord grant us a peaceful night and a perfect end.

Our help is in the Name of the Lord;
The maker of heaven and earth.

Let us confess our sins to God.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father: We have sinned against you, through our own fault, in thought, and word, and deed, and in what we have left undone. For the sake of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive us all our offenses; and grant that we may serve you in newness of life, to the glory of your Name. Amen.

May the Almighty God grant us forgiveness of all our sins, and the grace and comfort of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Psalm 31 In te, Domine, speravi
1   In you, O LORD, have I taken refuge; let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.

2   Incline your ear to me;
make haste to deliver me.

3   Be my strong rock, a castle to keep me safe, for you are my crag and my stronghold;
for the sake of your Name, lead me and guide me.

4   Take me out of the net that they have secretly set for me,
for you are my tower of strength.

5   Into your hands I commend my spirit,
for you have redeemed me, O LORD, O God of truth.

Psalm 134
1   Behold now, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,

you that stand by night in the house of the LORD.
2   Lift up your hands in the holy place and bless the LORD;

the LORD who made heaven and earth bless you out of Zion.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Little Chapter

Lord, you are in the midst of us, and we are called by your Name: Do not forsake us, O Lord our God. Jeremiah 14:9,22

Thanks be to God.
The Prayers

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit
For you have redeemed me, O Lord, O God of truth.
Keep us, O Lord, as the apple of your eye;
Hide us under the shadow of your wings.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.

Lord, hear our prayer;
And let our cry come to you.
Let us pray.

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day, who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never forget that our common life depends upon each other’s toil; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

The Song of Simeon
Luke 2:29-32

Lord, you now have set your servant free *
to go in peace as you have promised;
For these eyes of mine have seen the Savior, *
whom you have prepared for all the world to see:
A Light to enlighten the nations, *
and the glory of your people Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Antiphon: Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping; that awake we may watch with Christ, and asleep we may rest in peace.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us. Amen.

Ruby Louise Randolph

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Ruby Louise Randolph

Age 85, of Smith Run Road Weston, WV passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Clarksburg, WV on August 01, 1929: daughter of the late Basil Kincaid and Iris (Ashcroft) Kincaid.

On December 13, 1952, she married Lyle Randolph, who preceded her in death on February 21, 1998.

Mrs. Randolph is survived by one daughter: Karen (Matt Harvey) Randolph of Weston, two sons: Alan (Debby) Randolph of Lost Creek and David Randolph of Weston, and seven grandchildren: Wilson Harvey, Ross Harvey, Emily(Michael) Daugherty , Kara (John)Elko, Luke Randolph, Brienna Randolph and Brittney Randolph Thompson and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother: Robert Kincaid of Wooster, OH and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Lyle, Mrs. Randolph was preceded in death by one brother: Bud Kincaid.

Mrs. Randolph was co-owner and bookkeeper with her husband Lyle of Lewis County Livestock Order Buying Company. She and her husband also had LCR Livestock Trucking. Earlier Mrs. Randolph was employed at the Harrison County Farm Bureau. She graduated from Clarksburg Business College.

Ruby was an avid reader and great supporter of the Louis Bennett Public Library of Weston. She was an accomplished pianist and loved music. Mrs. Randolph loved her farm and the out of doors in general. Her family remembers her as a kind and giving person and a wonderful cook. Ruby’s greatest accomplishment in her eyes were her family; children, grandchildren and great grandchildren!

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 4-8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Jonathan Nettles officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Brick Church Cemetery of Lost Creek, WV.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory at the Louis Bennett Public Library 148 Court Avenue Weston, WV 26452.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is privileged to serve the family of Ruby Louise Randolph.

Lennette Pauline Headley

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Lennette Pauline Headley

Age 59, of Grantsville, WV passed away Friday, October 10, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, WV.

She was born April 16, 1955, a daughter of the later Thomas Henderson and Indabelle Smith Richards.

She is survived by daughters, Rhonda Dickey of Frametown, WV and April Ball of McFarlan, WV.

Also surviving are grandson, Dalton Dickey and brother, Larry Richards of Massilon, Ohio.

She is preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by sisters, Fern Hammond, Lenore Richards, Barbara Carpenter, Jean Strickland, and Opal Valentine, and brother, Basil Richards.

Pauline was a former employee of Stump Funeral Home and private home caregiver.

Graveside services, with burial to follow, in the family cemetery, McFarlan, will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Rev. Randy Wilson will officiate.

Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, is assisting Ms. Headley’s family with her funeral arrangements.


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