Jack Whittaker, the West Virginia man who won big in 2002 with the largest lottery jackpot in history at the time and who, shortly after, suffered a string of bad luck and tragedy tied to the money, died Saturday at the age of 73.

The Clay Center will reopen the Avampato Discovery Museum, the Juliet Art Museum and the Caperton Planetarium and Theater at 10 a.m. July 7, according to a news release from Clay Center officials Tuesday.

The West Virginia Humanities Council is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit Crossroads: “Change in Rural America,” beginning August 2021. The exhibit examines the present-day turning point at which many rural American towns find themselves.

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Monday to immediately start negotiations on a new coronavirus relief bill.

The West Virginia State Museum, located in the Culture Center at the state Capitol Complex, will reopen to visitors July 7. The museum will operate under normal business hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Gov. Jim Justice remained on the defensive Monday over the forced resignation last Wednesday of Dr. Cathy Slemp, the former state Public Health Officer, reiterating that he had lost confidence in her leadership after discovering that the state COVID-19 dashboard had over-reported current act…

The Putnam County Aging Program Inc. and the Buffalo Senior Center will be participating in the Senior Summer Feeding Program. Eligible individuals can stop at the Buffalo Senior Center, 48 Wright’s Lane in Buffalo, from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and pick up a box of five shelf-stable meals.

HUNTINGTON — Nearly every summer, Brian Jones and his family take a summer vacation trip to Myrtle Beach around the Fourth of July holiday, but not this year.

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Funerals for Thursday, July 2, 2020

Adkins, Anne - 6 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Morton, Freda - 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Nunn, Terry - 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Olive, Rex - 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Reynolds, George - 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Rhodes, Ella - 4 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Rose, Carol - 10 a.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Waldron, Helen - 1 p.m., Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.

Wibberg, David - 11 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston.