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&apos; On the cover: Cloverleaf Farm Barn in the Mandeville area. 2013 Barn Calendars Available Now at Library The Third Edition of the "Barns of Summers Calendar," the 2013 issue became available at the Summers County Public Library in October. They, along with the barn book, "Barns of Summers County...West Virginia Heritage," will also be featured at the WV Book Festival in Charleston [October 13- 14] and during Railroad Days [October 20-21 & 26-27] at the Library's Book Fair. ! The barn featured on the cover is ,in the Mandeville community belongs to Dr. Michael T. Webb and his wife, Dr. Norma Mullins. When :.they purchased the farm they retained the name of "Cloverleaf Farm" given by previous owners, J. R. "Jake" and Idella (Clowers) !Keatley. Mrs. Evelyn (Keatley) Helm, daughter of Jake and Idella, :provided history for the book of her parent's farm that they established in 1924. There are three barns in .this part of the Cloverleaf Farm. '.This barn, located near the house, ':was built gambrel style of oak :lumber, sawmill run from trees on Road in the Green Sulphur District. Richard remembers his days working the farm as a young boy. He recalls the time he was riding on top of a wagon, piled with hay with long pitch forks stuck in the hay to hold it down a bit. There is a steep grade in the road to the barn. The hay slid off, then he slid off. The pitch forks followed and one lodged in his arm. He has scars to remind him of that incident. June features a beautiful log barn on property now owned by the Monastery of Christ on the Mountain. Formerly known as the Augustus Young Farm it is located at Madams Creek along with three other barns. It is believed that all four barns were built by Augustus Young, a Baptist minister, from trees on the property. The farm later belonged to Fred Young. He and his son-in-law, Paul Bowland ran a dairy there. Ronald Lee Young had the farm until it was sold to the Carmelite Monastery around 1970. With an American flag in the background it was a perfect choice 'the farm. The barn was built in 1935 for July. Known as the" Old Ruehl ' Meadows Farm" It is located on and the people who helped. Jeu=,,, ,, _,., .. , , , : 1o,, h,, ;1,t ;" 'ere'"cer "'lVlYbuntam vlew'14oad in the Oumpirlg .  t-i ) ., ......   -  .......... . ,  property of Bob & Mary Nichols ,Canterbury, Harvey Raines, and Charlie Meadows. ', For January the featured barn is 'located off Little Wolf Creek Road "in the Buck area of the Forest Hill i District. and belongs to Amos Lowry and other Lowry heirs. Photographed on, perhaps, the .coldest day in three years, the barn in the background, was built by grandfather Samuel Lowery around 1920. It was used as a grainery, primarily to store wheat and corn. There is a holding pen where cattle were placed before loading them in :a truck and taking them to the , market. The building in the : forefront, was built by Samuel as a : garage to store his new 1926 Buick. February is always a cold month and this lovely old photograph of a barn no longer standing was :. provided by grandson, Basil Bowles. : His grandfather was Ulysses, "Dock" : Ward and in the 1940's tended his animals on his farm at the end of Ward Bench Road in the Green Sulphur District. Ulysses was the ;son of George and Sara Ward. Basil purchased the farm a few years ago land brought it back into the family. He said the log barn standing there now was constructed by his :grandfather who felled the trees and constructed the log barn himself. i Andy & Theresa Gwinn were pleased that one of their barns off Lowell Road, Talcott District was chosen for March. The barn and :several cattle were lost during the terrible storm this past spring. Built in the 1930's, some people had named it, "the government barn", but no one seemed to know why it was given that name. Andy Gwinn, the current owner cleared up the mystery. You can find the answer in the book. April features the barn on the Chester Parker Farm, off Eagle Branch Road in the Talcott District near Alderson. Martha (Morgan) Rookstool (Talcott) and Rick Parker (Alderson) brought me to the farm of Chester Parker where they gather each year for a family reunion. One story they related was that around 1912 there was a flu epidemic. It was due to this epidemic that John Howard and Ida Cadle Parker moved from Keeney's Mountain in order to get away from. this deadly flu. So many people were dying that the undertakers could not provide caskets fast enough to accommodate the families needs. John Parker helped the people out by taking boards from their barns to make caskets. ' May takes you to the northern 15art of the county for one of the barns on the Richard & Catherine Harris Farm on Patterson Creek Mrs. Nichols said that during the "Great Depression" years many men would come to Mr. Meadows, looking for work and to bunk in the hay loft. It was a dairy farm and the men would work to clean the fields, care for the cattle in exchange for food and a place to sleep August features one of the barns on the "Dunroven Farm" that belongs to William Allyn Carter. Located on Webbs Gate Road in the Forest Hill District this horse barn was constructed just for that - to house horses and to store the hay/ grain to feed them. The horses were used for farming but more often for hauling trees cut from nearby woods to the saw mill behind the property owned by neighbors, the Mitchells. Fall colors compliment the September calendar.Owned by Ron and Sue Testerman, "Canaan Land Farm" is on the True Road in the Pipestem District. Mrs. Testerman said people might not recognize the barn as theirs because they raise Angus cattle which are solid black or red and are hornless. The cattle belongs to their son. October showcases a barn owned by David and Celia Elkins and is located off Cave Ridge Road in the Jumping Branch District. It was known as "the old Cadle Place " in1835. Wayne Harvey's grandparents had the barn built between 1939-40 and features a stone foundation. November features a log barn on the Tina Forren Farm (formerly the David Gwinn Farm) is located on Elton Mountain in the Lane area of the Green Sulphur District. In 1954 the barn was dissembled and moved, log by log, on an old wooden sled pulled by horse from another part of the farm to the location where it is today. December reminds us of the weather that descended upon the county last year. The farm was once part of Frank Kessler Family Farm and is located at Lowell in the Talcott District. Bill Miller built the barn in1940 of oak and some poplar. The wood was sawed by Bill Nelson at a mill in Arter Hollow. The unusual structure atop the gambrel style roof is part of the lightening rod system. Today the Greenbrier Nurseries, purchased by James Monroe, Sr. in 1999, use the land to grow trees and plants for sale Inside back cover: On Hump Mountain, with a view of Swell Mountain in the background in the Pasture on the farm of Virginia (Withrow) Berry and son J. B. The Calendars are $10.00 each if purchased at the library, $12.00 by mail. The book is also available at the library for $42.00 or $48.00 by mail Mail orders can be placed by 1) sending a check made payable to "Friends of the Library", Summers County Public Library, 201 Temple : Street., Hinton, West Virginia 25951, or' ) ordering through the web site ,, www.barnsofsummerscounty.com using "Paypal" for a credit card charge. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars and the book help the library to continue to exceed and excel. BINGO Bingo every Friday night at the Hinton Senior Citizens Building or/ Second Ave. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. starts at 6:00 p.m. Mann & Nature by Perry Mann A Limited Number of this Acclaimed Publication will be Available during Railroad Days Oct. 20 and 27 from 1 to 3 at Ocr & Oa Art Gallcr 9 & Gcncra[ Store OZ Zncl Ave Hinton, WV Perry will be present and available to autograph any book purchased EYOND WISHE Therapeutic Riding Program, Inc. presents: "The Horse Boy" A Family's Emotional Journey with Autism At Historic Ritz Theatre in Hinton Documentary, Reception and Silent Auction Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, 4:30-8:00 p.m. Film begins at 5:30 p.m. $12.00 donation Call 304 466-0431 for tickets Not Appropriate for Ages 14 and Under I< 8< W Pavi ng Free Estimates Call for Fail Discounts Serving Summers I Raleigh I Mercer " 304-252-1815 or 304-384-3883 License #WV03088 ..i I meadow Bridge flreo Iiews by Alvie Martin People lined the streets in Meadow Bridge to welcome the Meadow Bridge Wildcats for their Homecoming Parade. Participating were: Meadow Bridge Wildcat's Band, Meadow Bridge Cheerleaders, Meadow Bridge Fire Dept., 7 floats, 11 Girls running for Miss Wildcat, Wildcat's Majorettes, Meadow Bridge Boy Scouts. Some of the Meadow Bridge Fire Dept. members attending the parade were called out. The Wildcats lost their homecoming game to Valley 38-18. Meadow Bridge is getting a new store; Family Dollar will be opening as soon as the work is completed. Store representatives are hoping to be open by December. COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Hinton Lions Club is asking for the Communities support in helping to provide those who need, eye examinations or eye glasses. The Hinton Lions have been providing assistance for over 18 years and are asking community organizations and businesses as well as citizens for monetary donations to continue providing help to those in need in our community. As news spreads of the help being provided, requests are now outnumbering the Lions Club's ability to help. Once a request is received, the individual's application is screened to insure that other avenues of assistance are pursued before the Lions Club provides help. Donations can be mailed to: Lions Club, Sight Assistance Program, P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. Checks should be made out to: Hinton Lions Club. Tues. Oct. 9, 2012 Hinton News - 5 "Summers County Mattress Depot' Warehouse Prices Red Tag Sale Double Sided Furniture, Antiques On Select Items Made in WV and Uniques Starting Oct. 9th Several Styles Plus Isotonic Foam & Pillow Top (LayawayN0tAvailable) HOURS: Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm Layaway Visa & Mastercard Accepted Paid Political Advertising Hi.' I am Jeff Lyon Your Candidate For Summers County Commission The Boys Scouts are coming. Are we ready? The support staff and family members will be looking for places to stay and things to do. We need to let them know all that Summers County has to offer. Our parks, golf courses, movie theatre, our unique shops and restaurants, the Library, the Courthouse and John Henry History. We can always do tours and history of the courthouse. Our traffic will be heavier. We will need extra part time deputies. I want to help our community grow. We have a lot to offer. Let's make Summers County a place to talk about, a place to tour. Remember me and Vote November 6. Thank You. Pol. ad paid by Jeff Lyon Is Now Offering Bone Density Screenings with the new state-of-the-art GE Lunar Prodigy Dexa Scan. bone Iossd tb: to see if you should talk to your doctor about getting a bone densitometry exam. Women or their physicians can now schedule the screening at the same time they get their mammogram by simply calling 304-466-2912. ARH Summers County Hospital 1500 Terrace Street Hinton, WV 25951 304-466-2912 ARH Summers County www.arh.org