Vol. 140, No. 30 • Since 1874 • Wayne, W.Va. • Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Savannah Workman, right, a Campbellsville University sophomore from Fort Gay, and her father, Dr. Marc Workman, a physician with Louisa Medical Clinic, went on a missionary trip to Haiti together over Savannah’s spring break. Photo submitted

Fort Gay college student, dad Share Haiti mission trip

By Joan C. McKinney
News and Publications Coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – A Campbellsville University sophomore from Fort Gay, W.Va., shared a place that had “literally stolen my heart” with her physician father on a spring break mission trip to Neply, Haiti.

Savannah Workman, and her father Dr. Marc Workman, were part of a mission trip where they worked in medical clinics, helped with children with disabilities and served the Lord – together.

“It is such a cool opportunity to be able to share a place and a people that have literally stolen my heart with my dad. Now I think he fully understands my passion. It really just deepens any relationship to share a mission experience, but I think it’s even more special when it’s with a parent.”

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A Night on the Red Carpet

HUNTINGTON – Students at Spring Valley High School brought prom season in Hollywood style. Saturday, students and their escorts walked across the stage at Pullman Square during the promanade. The couples then made their way to the Pullman Plaza Hotel for the dance. More than 350 people attended Spring Valley’s Prom titled “A Night on the Red Carpet.” WCN photos by Diane Pottorff

CEOS Club meets

The Buffalo CEOS Club met on April 1 at the Grace Missionary Baptist Church in Ceredo. The club meets monthly and is engaged in a number of different service projects, namely making quilts for families in need and establishing little free libraries in the Ceredo/Kenova area to help encourage reading in Wayne County. To learn more about the Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) or how you can join, please contact Charlie Rickman, Families & Health Program Assistant at the WVU Wayne County Extension Office at (304) 272-6839. Submitted photo

Arts and crafts show

HELPING THE YEARBOOK – Robert Thompson talks with Deputy Chris Booton and Lt. David Watts of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department about books he was selling at the first Wayne High School Arts and Crafts Sale. The sale was a fundraiser for the school’s yearbook. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff

Tolsia students nominated for Mr. and Ms. Rebel

PRESENTING, MR. AND MS. Rebel – Jacob Spry and Brianna Likens were honored Thursday evening by being named 2014’s Mr. and Ms. Rebel. WCN photo by Jason Perry


REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SCHOOL – The 18th annual Mr. and Ms. Rebel ceremony was held Thursday evening at Tolsia High School’s commons area. A group of 19 senior boys and girls were nominated as representatives of the best Tolsia has to offer with two winning the ultimate honor. Photo by Jason Perry

Congressman Nick Rahall reads a proclamation to Linda Parsons as he presents her an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capital during a meeting Tuesday at the congressman’s office in Huntington.

Act of congress provides Mom with American flag

Staff Writer

An old saying goes, “It’ll take an act of Congress” to get something done.

This is usually used when one laments the difficulty in getting someone else or something to perform a task. For example, I may one day buy a Taylor Swift CD, but it’ll take an act of Congress.

On March 4th a flag was raised over the U.S. Capital Building. The flag flew for a few moments and then was lowered, placed in a box and sent to Huntington.

On Tuesday, that flag was presented to my mother, Linda Parsons, by Congressman Nick Rahall, along with a proclamation praising mom’s patriotism and service as a volunteer at the VA Medical Center and as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote a column where I mourned the loss of the old satellite dish that stood for years in front of my parents’ house. I mentioned in the column how, finally my mother might get the flagpole she always wanted, put in the front yard.

A few days after that column ran I had a message waiting for me in the office from Congressman Rahall’s office. I was confused as to why someone at the Congressman’s office would want to speak to me. I’m not a reporter and I’d only been working at the Wayne County News for a few days.

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The Wayne County 4-H Program sent 18 4-H members and chaperones to the annual State 4-H Dance Weekend at WVU Jackson’s Mill February 28 - March 1. This purpose of this state event is to enhance an individual’s awareness of and skills in specific heritage and folk dances all the while promoting the importance of physical activity. The participants included (l-r): Cat Harold, Erin Ferry, Ethan Cade, Sarah Ferry, Emily Hudson, Ashlee Smith, Sam Napier, Lucas Dodgion, Breanna Crockett, Collin Dodgion, Zara Harold, Tim Smith, Levi Napier, Chase Smith, Abby Smith, Zoe Harold, Amy Smith, and Julie Ferry. To learn more about the Wayne County 4-H Program, contact Julie Tritz, 4-H Extension Agent at (304) 272-6839. Photo submitted

Left, Jack Frasher as a young airman. Right, Jack Frasher and his siblings, Patty Frasher Wallace and Charlie Portis Frasher, both of Louisa. Photos submitted

Fort Gay’s own daredevil airman


Jack Lester Frasher, named for his father’s best friend, Luther Lester Lycan, was born in Fort Gay WV in 1928. Those were the days when boys squatted down around a circle of marbles and shot with their best taw. And Jack was a marbles champion of Fort Gay Graded School.

In those times the boys slipped away from their mother’s sight and swam in the Big Sandy River, paying the consequences when their mothers smelled the river water on their hair that night. Some summer nights they caught June bugs and tied strings on their legs and watched the bugs fly around and around. But in Jack Frasher’s mind, he was dreaming about the day when he would do the flying. He would climb in an airplane and fly around the world. As a matter of fact, he drew pictures of the plane that he planned to fly.

Oh, what he wouldn’t give for an airplane! In his mind we are sure that he dreamed of flying over Fort Gay...over Louisa! He would finally get a bird’s-eye view of his home.

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FROM START TO FINISH – Restoration of the 1966 Ford Fairlane (above) began 22-months ago mostly as a Father-Son project, but rapidly became a lot more than that. Below, “Rebel Dave” is shown about two months in the project preparing the body of the car for its eventual final paint. Photos by Morgan and Ron Ferguson

‘Ole Ford’ restoration, and promises made

Managing Editor

As my friends (both of them) know, I’ve been restoring my old car for the past two years.

Starting out as a Father-Son project, it quickly evolved into something else – entirely.

And, it’s been quite costly.

It’s the purpose of these three jobs.

Some parts are extremely hard to find – and due to the “supply and demand” rule – very expensive.

Most of the needed items were rubber weatherstripping and new upholstery, made the same as the old – originality being the primary goal.

With “Rebel Dave” in charge of the restoration, any hope of getting just a “nice car” was not possible; Dave, you see, is meticulous. Every bolt, every nut, every fastener of any kind was removed, cleaned, painted and categorized.

The entire body was stripped of paint, mouldings, everything. All the aluminum and stainless steel was polished, even the glass.

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Wayne County girl selected for Arts Alive

CHARLESTON – Emily Bullington of Playmates Child Development Center Bison won the Arts Alive Wayne County Art Contest for Pre Kindergarten.

They staff stated they are proud of her accomplishment. Emily used watercolors in her painting. Her art will be displayed at the Clay Center in Charleston on April 4 for the Arts Alive Exhibit.

Arts Alive is West Virginia Department of Education’s annual event to showcase outstanding art education programs and student achievements in public schools. The work included in Arts Alive is selected from state arts conferences and festivals throughout West Virginia, a competitive submission process, and/or by invitation. In its eighth year, Arts Alive 2014 has expanded collaborations and interdisciplinary partnerships to include work from the following areas: Dance, Music, Pre-Kindergarten, Science in the Arts, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Students perform and exhibit work before an audience of students, family members, educators, policy makers, leaders, advocates, and philanthropists.

Pictured above Colby Webb, Joshua Tanner Hamilton, McKenzie Darby, Quincy Webb, and Morgan Albright were recently honored by the C-K Rotary. Photo submitted

C-K Rotary honors Spring Valley students of the month

Ceredo-Kenova Rotary honors Spring Valley High School November Students of the month. With all of the snow days, the club is catching up on its monthly honors. Wayne County has some bright and energetic youth making academics a priority.

Senior CTE Student, Colby Webb; Senior Student, Morgan Albright; Junior Student, Quincy Webb; Sophomore Student, McKenzie Darby; Freshman Student, Joshua Tanner Hamilton Ceredo-Kenova Rotary meets every Friday at Noon at the Adkins Rollins Memorial Center in Kenova. Visitors welcome. Contact Rotary President Sheila Fraley at 606-921-2040 for details.

Ceredo-Kenova Rotary Club assists in backpack program

As part of the Rotary Has Heart campaign, the Ceredo-Kenova Rotary Club joined with the CK Ministerial Association and the Good Samaritan Center to assist with the weekly snack backpack program. Rotarians gathered to help fill snack bags on Thursday, February 13 for delivery on Friday, February 14 to area school children. Since it was Valentine’s Day, the Rotarians purchased heart shaped boxes of candy as a special treat for the children and Marathon Petroleum donated two juice boxes for each child.

Rotary is an international service organization that meets weekly. The Ceredo-Kenova Rotary Club meets at Noon each Friday, in the Adkins Rollins Center located in Kenova. Visitors are welcome to visit the club and see what good things are happening in their community.

The snack backpack program began in 2011 and sent snacks home with Ceredo and Kenova Elementary children on the weekends, benefiting 82 children from 39 families. C-K Middle school was added the second year. The program currently serves 211 children from 108 families. The program is blessed to have a local place to set up at the Good Samaritan Center in Kenova.

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Photo - Back row (l-r): Emily Hudson, Olivia Dodgion, Breanna Crockett, Ashlee Bell. Middle Row (l-r): Levi Smith, Chase Smith, Jamison Osbourne, Andrew Kelly, Draggon Napier, Zachery Preston. Front row: Tim Smith, Gordon Fields, Lindon Smith, and Bruce Crockett. Photo submitted

Annual 4-H Air Rifle Invitational held in Braxton County

The State 4-H Air Rifle Invitational was held on Saturday February 1 in Braxton County. The Wayne County 4-H Program fielded two Junior Teams and one Senior Team in this annual competition.

The Wayne County 4-H members did not disappoint. Zachery Preston had the third top individual score in the Senior Division. Chase Smith had the top first place score in the Junior Division. Junior Team A which consists of Ashlee Bell, Emily Hudson, and Chase Smith won first place as a team in the Junior Division and Junior Team B, which consists of Breanna Crockett, Jamison Osbourne, Levi Smith, and Andrea Kelly placed third overall in the Junior Division.

The Wayne Senior Team of Zachery Preston, Olivia Dodgion, and Draggon Napier placed fifth as a team in the Senior Division. The Wayne County 4-H Shooting Sports program is under the direction of several trained 4-H volunteers that include: Gordon Fields, Bruce Crockett, Jessie Smith, Lindon Smith, and Tim Smith. Gordon Field serves as the Head Coach for the 4-H Air Rifle Teams. The Wayne County 4-H Shooting Sports Program has had tremendous success in the past seven years. They have won three State 4-H Air Rifle titles and last fall won their first State 4-H Shot Gun title.

For more information on the Wayne County 4-H Shooting Sports program, contact the WVU Extension Service Wayne County office at (304) 272-6839.

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Heritage Farm prepping for Spring Festival

HUNTINGTON – Heritage Farm Museum and Village is prepping for the annual Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3.

The festival will include tours of all the museum buildings, re-enactors and artisans. To make this an enjoyable experience for the thousands of visitors who attend each year, Heritage Farm relies on hundreds of volunteers.

Those interested in working a shift at the Spring Festival are invited to a volunteer training that will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at Heritage Farm, 3300 Harvey Road, Huntington.

For more information, contact Josh Sowards at 304-522-1244.


Alpha Delta Kappa monthly meeting

Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators met for their monthly meeting on February 20 at Florence Memorial United Methodist Church at Dickson.

Pam Smith, chapter president, presided at the meeting. Members were given information concerning upcoming events planned for the spring and summer. Altruistic projects were also discussed.

Members and guests enjoyed especially good fellowship, since the group’s January meeting had been cancelled due to inclement weather. Those attending the meeting were: Pam Smith, Gail Brumfield, Joan Chambers, Rosalind Smith, Edna Gillispie, Mary Williamson, Myrtle Hill, Pam Hill, Stephanie May, Pam Stephens, and Janeen Reynolds. Pam Hill won the prize for the Share Your Talent game.

Everyone enjoyed refreshments prepared and served by Pam Hill, Myrtle Hill, Mary Williamson, and Rosalind Smith.

The next meeting will be on March 20 at 6:30pm at Florence Memorial United Methodist Church at Dickson. Hostesses will be: Reda Baker, Sharon Berry, Polly Blankenship, Cindy Smith and Stephanie May.


WINNER – Scott Partlow of Chesapeake, Ohio, crosses the finish line first for the second annual Run For the Clovers 5K at Beech Fork Lake. WCN photo by Diane Pottorff


Neace 50th Anniversary

Lloyd and Judith Motz Neace were married on Thanksgiving Day November 28, 1963 in Huntington. He is retired from Local #80 Asbestos Workers. They own Lloyd's Greenhouse and Nursery in Lavalette. They have two daughters, Cathy Hudson (Phillip), Cheryl Cotter (Bobb), grandchildren Adam and Emily Hudson and grand dog Lucky. Lloyd is the son of the late Willie and Helen Wood Neace. Judith is the daughter of the late James Motz, Richard and Clara Hay Osburn.


Ramey-Beckett Wedding

The marriage of KRISTIN BECKETT, daughter of Patricia and Thomas Beckett, Jr. of Dunlow, WV, to TERRY RAMEY, son of Louise and James Ramey, Jr. of Wayne, WV, took place October 19, 2013 in Gaitlinburg, TN. The Rev. Larry Claiborne officiated the ceremony. Kristin has three children, Taylor Alyse Perry, 17 years old, Stratton Kincade Perry, 10 years old, and Stasia Brooke Perry. Terry has two children, Tessa and Rocko Ramey, and five grandchildren.


50th Anniversary Announcement

Leonard and Patricia (Watts) Napier of Prichard, WV, will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a reception on November 10, 2013 from 3 -5 pm at the Antioch Old Regular Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Craig Road, Wayne, WV. They were married November 8, 1963 at Philadelphia United Baptist Church in Huntington, WV.

Leonard is the son of Pat and the late Ida (Damron) Napier and is retired from AK Steel, Ashland, Ky. Patricia is the daughter of the late Jay and Polly (Nelson) Watts and is a homemaker. They are members of Little Tavie Old Regular Baptist Church, Point Pleasant, WV.


Wayne Fall Festival

MEETING FRIENDS – A large crowd attended the opening of the Wayne Fall Festival Friday. A lot of vendors were placed around the different areas near the Wayne County Courthouse as many sat and listened to the evening’s entertainment. Many organizations, such as the Wayne High School JROTC set up food booths and prepared food like First Sgt. Johnny Abbott, instructor. WCN photos by Diane Pottorff


Happy Birthday!

Lorene Marshall, of the Wayne Nursing and Rehab Center, turned 90 years old on Sunday, September 22nd. Family members came in to celebrate with her on Saturday evening, September 21st with cake, ice cream and gifts. Nineteen people attended. We hope she had a good time and we wish her many more birthdays. She is a special lady who is loved very much! Photo submitted


Burns to celebrate 50 year anniversary

James and Phyllis Burns of East Lynn will celebrate 50 years of marriage on October 8th. They were married October 8, 1963 in West Hamlin. They are the parents of six children – Okle (Steve) Atkins; James (Frances) Burns, Jr.; Kenneth; Patricia (Gale) Perry; William (Lisa) Burns; Delta (Danny) Eaves. They also have 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. James and Phyllis are members of the Booten-Millers Fork United Baptist Church in Wayne. They will celebrate their special day with their family. Photo submitted