Vol. 43, No. 37

September 12, 2017

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Veterans receive Quilts of Valor from
local group

The Samples family’s 20th reunion on September 3 was the venue for four veterans to receive Quilts of Valor made by the Crazy Quilters’ Quilt Guild. Veterans honored on that day were Keith Samples, Mitchell Samples, Ron Samples, and Charles Samples.
Quilts of Valor are used to recognize the contributions veterans have made in serving their country and contributing to the freedom of all Americans. Quilting groups throughout the state use part of their time to make these quilts. The local Crazy Quilters group meets once monthly at the Pulse Church in Gassaway.
The oldest of the four veterans, Lance Corporal Charles Samples, served from 1960 to 1964 in the United States Marines at Quantico, Virginia, as a printer. Retired after 35 years with Union Carbide, he resides in Duck.
E4 Ronald Samples, who served in the United States Navy from 1965-1969, was assigned to the USS Chicago stationed in San Diego, California. Deployed to Vietnam three different times, he was a diesel mechanic on his ship.

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Grand Jury to convene October 3, jurors selected

The following citizens have been selected to serve on the upcoming term of the Grand Jury beginning on October 3 at 8:45 am.
Randy Marshall Hitt of Burnsville, Emily Lauren Stewart of Frametown, Shirley C. McMillion of Frametown, Loretta Doris McCumbers of Frametown, Wilma I. Reip of Frametown, James Earle Chapman II of Burnsville, Lou Ann Mazon of Gassaway, Brittany Leann Conner of Little Birch, James Anthony Tingler of Sutton, Ruth Ann Samples of Gassaway, Samuel Lee King of Sutton, Thomas Bertram Aaron of Sutton, Kaitlyn Jeanette Frymier of Rosedale, Sharon Louise Berlo of Burnsville, Samantha Jane Kinder of Heaters, and John Calvin Douglas of Sutton.
Catherine Ann Umanetz of Exchange, April Katherine Garrett of Sutton, William Perry Rodgers, Jr. of Frametown, Charles Michael Richardson of Sutton, Diana Kathleen Davis of Sutton, Michael Todd Davis of Little Birch, Doris Marnellia Rowan of Sutton, James Phillip Singleton of Burnsville, Randall Ray Griggs of Sutton, Donna Viola Nicholson of Gassaway, Daniel Eric McPherson of Burnsville, Michael Dee Smith of Gassaway, Alan Wayne Saunders of Burnsville, Arnold Kevin Lunceford of Flatwoods, Carmen Barker Wendling of Napier, Angela Dawn Morris of Burnsville, Justin Shane Butcher of Frametown, and Sonja Cooper of Gassaway...

LDS donates truckload of commodities to Food Bank

On Saturday morning, September 9, a semi-truck containing 20,000 pounds of food commodities worth $22,000 pulled up to the loading dock at the Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway. Supporting the Day-To-Serve and to help alleviate hunger in the state, the commodities were contributed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Waylon Bryant, from Volunteer WV, Jeffrey Skousen, member of the church and Chad Morrison, Director of the Mountaineer Food Bank, were on hand with others to meet the delivery truck.
“This is the sixth year that the Latter-day Saints have donated 20,000 pounds of food to our Food Bank,” stated Chad Morrison. “The delivery always comes at a time when it is needed, and particularly right now with so many people affected by floods that devastated parts of West Virginia this past summer.” He also mentioned that the food is of excellent quality and contains products that are difficult to get.


Two Sutton men arrested after controlled drug buy

On September 4, West Virginia State Police CPL P.A. Huff and Sutton Police Department Chief A.L. James used a confidential informant to complete a drug buy.
Chief James had received information from the informant that he was able to get Roxicodone pills from Joseph Wayne Keener, 26 of Sutton, for $60 per pill. The officer provided him with marked currency to make the purchase. The controlled buy took place in the parking lot at the old bread store and was witnessed by Chief James. Keener met with a third party, later identified as Ronald Lee Haggerty, where he purchased the pill using the marked money and then delivered it to the confidential informant. Keener was arrested and transported to the Central Regional Jail for processing.


Sobriety Checkpoint planned for
September 21

The West Virginia State Police-Sutton Detachment in conjunction with the Commission of Drunk Driving Prevention will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The purpose of the checkpoint is to prevent and deter impaired driving. The Sobriety Checkpoint will be located in Braxton County on Rt. 4 near Flatwoods, in front of the Braxton County High School. The Sobriety Checkpoint may be moved to an alternate location if the primary location becomes unsafe due to traffic congestion or if a hazardous or otherwise unsafe situation arises.
The Sobriety Checkpoint will begin at 6:00 pm and conclude at 12:00 am (midnight) on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Motorists who wish to avoid the Sobriety Checkpoint may take an alternate route of travel.





Mountaineer Food Bank installs
emergency generator

Mountaineer Food Bank, a nonprofit organization in Gassaway, WV, held a ribbon cutting ceremony August 23 to celebrate the installation of a new 150K Natural Gas Generac Generator capable of keeping the 20,000 square-foot facility operational during an extended power outage.
The new equipment and installation was made possible thanks to financial donations from The Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Antero Resources, City National Bank, the Bernard McDonough Foundation, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the Sisters Health Foundation, and the Big Lots Foundation. Representative from many of these organizations attended the ribbon cutting.

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