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Putnam Review Editorial: Tips of the Hat

... to Dr. Shawn Sette, Hurricane Animal Hospital veterinarian, who was named the Veterinarian of the Year by the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association in Hurricane.

... to Winfield High School senior Grace Cole, who spoke recently to a Putnam Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Putnam class about her experiences and opportunities as a student and her post-graduation plans.

... to Caleb Bowen, a Culloden native, who was the top-finishing West Virginia runner at the Boston Marathon on April 8.

... to recent ChalleNGE Academy graduates from Putnam County Gavin Bailey, Logan Carter, Andrew Frazier, Dylan Justice and Hailee Mangus.

... to Putnam National Merit Scholarship finalists for 2019 Kenny Powell, Ellie James and Aaron Withrow, all of Winfield High School, and Ashlyn Pechon of Hurricane High School.

... to Jana El-Khatib of Hurricane, one of five West Virginia University students this year who have been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English abroad next year.

... to Tracy Toler and other members of the Friends of Ridenour group, who have spearheaded an effort to construct a bike skills park and remote control-car racetrack at Ridenour Lake in Nitro.

... to the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, for serving their 10th community ramp dinner in Buffalo on May 5.

... to Hurricane High School student Logen Ord, who placed third in this year’s West Virginia High School Boys Archery Tournament, received a $5,500 scholarship to Union College and, for his marksmanship, advanced to the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky, this month.

... to Hurricane Middle School teacher Jack Runion, chosen as an honorary recipient of the Golden Horseshoe. Honorary awards to the Golden Horseshoe are given each year to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Golden Horseshoe and/or the West Virginia Studies Program.

... to Winfield High’s Kenny Powell, a 2019 West Virginia Math Field Day champion.

... to Timothy N. Spradling, owner of Benchmark Construction, for donating his equipment and labor to till the new football field at Hurricane Bridge Park.

... to Hurricane Middle School student Sam Warner, 14, who has undertaken the creation of a prayer garden at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane as his Eagle Scout project.

... to Cub Scout Pack 236, for planting a tree and then cleaning up debris recently at Hurricane City Park.

... to Scott Depot native Zachary Doss, a voice student at the School of Music at Marshall University, who won a first-place award at this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions, held at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.

... to Kelly Mangus, who has brought her passion for restoring and repurposing furniture to Hurricane with her new business, Sweetly Salvaged.

... to Hurricane’s Caroline Leadmon, a West Virginia University student who presented her research on ergot alkaloids — toxic compounds produced by fungi — and their importance to the fields of agriculture and medicine to members of Congress in Washington, D.C., last month.


Anderson, Robert - 1 p.m. Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Atkins Jr., Archie - 11 a.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Burdette, Davy - 8 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Edwards, Dianna - 2 p.m., Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Loving, Nancy - 1 p.m., Groves Creek Community Church, Harrison.

Meadows, James - 2 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Miller, Ruth - 11 a.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Smith, Carl - 11 a.m., Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Thornton, Sammie - 1 p.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Vance, Zenda - 11 a.m., Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

Whitson, Grady - 7 p.m., Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant.

Williams, Mary - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.