Vol. 140, No. 75 • Since 1874 • Wayne, W.Va. • Weekend, Sept. 20 & 21, 2014

PICNIC – Wayne County Family Court Judge Stephen Lewis and Del. Don Perdue enjoy lunch at the Wayne Senior Center Friday. Perdue was honored recently with the Russ Taylor Award by the West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Perdue honored for substance abuse work

CHARLESTON – For his work on behalf of West Virginians who are in recovery from or seeking help for addiction, and those who assist them, Delegate and House Health Chairman Don Perdue was honored with the Russ Taylor Award by the West Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.

“WVAADC is honored to present this award to Delegate Perdue for his dedication to helping those who have been afflicted with the disease of addiction,” said Wanda Wyatt, President, WVAADC. “We are grateful for the services and efforts that Delegate Perdue has provided to the field of addiction which has allowed substance abuse professionals a chance to assist those in need”

The Russ Taylor Award recognizes those who have shown a dedication to the field of addictions – prevention, treatment and recovery – in various ways, including assisting in advocacy of clients, colleagues, and agencies that provide those services. Also receiving the award this year are a recovering citizen, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller and U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

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CALENDAR – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department are preparing for the annual calendar sponsored by the Deputy Sheriff’s Association. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Annual Maynard Reunion

CROWD – A large crowd gathers in Cabwaylingo State Forest Sunday to hear the Primitives perform for the annual Maynard Reunion.

County sells construction bonds at premium rate

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

WAYNE – The Wayne County Board of Education received good news Thursday afternoon after the bonds to fund construction projects for three county schools were sold on the market at a premium price.

The bonds were originally expected to sell at the cost of the county school systems’ expected share of $18 million, to go along with the matched $18 million expected from the West Virginia School Building Authority. Instead the bonds sold to Robert W. Baird & Company Inc., at a premium of $18.882 million or a nearly $900,000 profit.

The bond’s interest rate was also a pleasant surprise for the county at 2.49 percent true interest cost over 15 years, according to board President Trey Morrone.

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Hidden video camera found in WHS; three charged

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Three Wayne County men have been summoned to appear before Wayne County Circuit Judge James H. Young at 9 a.m. Sept. 19 to answer charges and be arraigned for their part in placing a hidden camera at a local school.

Scott D. Followay, 42, Jeffrey L. Spence, 52, and James “Junior” Ramey III, 51, all of Wayne, have been charged with one count each of trespassing in a structure or conveyance and destruction of property. Both charges are misdemeanors. According to an information filed Wednesday by Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Tom

Plymale, between the dates of March 21 to March 24, the three men entered a building located on the campus of Wayne High School and drilled holes in a metal ceiling, damaging a projector camera in the process, to install a hidden camera.

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CAST IRON COOK OFF – Participants shared their Appalachian dishes with visitors to Heritage Farm Museum and Village Saturday. Spokesman Bill Rosenberger cooked up his breakfast scramble while Henriella Perry and Mike Perry demonstrated cooking over an open fire in a cast iron kettle. WCN photos by Diane Pottorff

County sells construction bonds at premium rate

BY MICHAEL HUPP
Staff writer

WAYNE – The Wayne County Board of Education received good news Thursday afternoon after the bonds to fund construction projects for three county schools were sold on the market at a premium price.

The bonds were originally expected to sell at the cost of the county school systems’ expected share of $18 million, to go along with the matched $18 million expected from the West Virginia School Building Authority. Instead the bonds sold to Robert W. Baird & Company Inc., at a premium of $18.882 million or a nearly $900,000 profit.

The bond’s interest rate was also a pleasant surprise for the county at 2.49 percent true interest cost over 15 years, according to board President Trey Morrone.

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APPRECIATION – Belinda Jividen with First Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Kenova presents a Sept. 11, 2001, Appreciation plaque to Ceredo Police Chief Tony Poston. Each police and fire department in the Ceredo-Kenova area received recognition for their work. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

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Rahall announces funding for Prichard Volunteer Fire Dept.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Wednesday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded funding to the Prichard Volunteer Fire Department.

“This grant will help ensure that the Prichard Fire Department’s overall level of preparedness is top notch,” said Rahall. “I am committed to helping provide our courageous public servants with the essential tools and equipment they need to keep us all safe.”

The Prichard Volunteer Fire Department will receive $71,000 to purchase 13 complete sets of turnout gear, boots, helmets, and a compressor fill station. The funding was made available by the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Program, which Rahall has supported in the federal budget.

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AG’s mobile office visits Wayne Co.

By DIANE POTTORFF
Staff Writer

WAYNE – Consumer protection is a priority for the West Virginia Attorney General’s office and to see that the consumers of the state are being served, a regional mobile office visits areas to discuss problems that could be happening.

Bryan Hoylman, an AG representative, was in Wayne County Courthouse Wednesday to meet residents who may have issues that his office could help solve.

“Our primary focus is on the consumers,” Hoylman said. “The attorney general’s office has representatives that cover every county in the state. We reach out to the communities and people to make the office more accessible.”

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Wayne Democrats plan rally

WAYNE — The Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee will conduct a rally Saturday, Sept. 27, and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant are expected to speak.

The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Wayne Community Center, according to a news release from Tammy Pritt, vice chairman of the committee. Other local candidates are expected to attend, and barbecue, slaw, potato salad, drinks and desserts will be served.

The public is invited.

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Doug Wood in period costume.

Ostenaco to be portrayed at Beech Fork State Park

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BARBOURSVILLE -- Cherokee leader Ostenaco (circa 1703-1780) will be portrayed by Doug Wood of Hurricane as part of the Mary Ingles 18th century encampment at Beech Fork State Park.

The presentation is part of the History Alive! program of the West Virginia Humanities Council and will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, according to a news release from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

Ostenaco, an important Cherokee ally of Virginia military leaders during the French and Indian War, was instrumental in recruiting and leading the Indian alliance that provided support and protection for British colonial settlements against attack by northern tribes allied with the French. His sphere of influence reached over a wide area. His relationships with Virginia leaders contributed to the expansion of English-speaking peoples into present day West Virginia.

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SAFETY SEAT TRAINING – The Ceredo Police Department was able to purchase four of these dolls designed to teach proper ways to secure an infant or small child in a safety seat or seat belt. Sgt. Steve Amis, dispatcher and child safety seat technician, was able to purchase the dolls and other equipment from donations by Marathon-Ashland Petroleum, State Farm Insurance and Kenny Queen’s Ace Hardware. Submitted photo