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•   Mary Laughlin (Wright) (1968)  4/1
•   Barbara Huffman (Huffman) (1968)  4/1
•   Mary Diane Kuhn (Ray) (1968)  3/26
•   Kyle Hamilton (Hamilton) (1968)  3/26
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•   Donna Marie Testa (Finkenbinder) (1970)  3/13
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•   Lawrence Haymond Lemasters (1956)  4/26
•   Loxley O. Shingleton (1965)  4/27
•   James Mace (1988)  4/28
•   Candy Vincent (Marcum) (1992)  4/28
•   Mary Jane Henderson (1972)  4/29
•   Barbara Anne Snider Samples (1954)  4/29
•   April Spatafore (Lemley) (1994)  4/29
•   Barbie Schwartz (Pill) (1980)  4/30
•   Harold Ash (1948)  5/1
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•   Mark H. Delligatti (1980)  5/1
•   Diana Johnson (Munza)  5/1
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Welcome Polar Bears to a website commemorating 90 years of exemplary education at the Loop Park campus on Oakwood Road in Fairmont WV.  Free membership.  Join today.

 

                                   Voices of Fairmont Senior High School

by Carol J. Amos and Linda Orr Morgan

We need a tentative number of people who are interested in purchasing a  book of approximately 128 pages with history and archival pictures from over 100 years of Maple Leaves, Hi-Life, submitted materials, books, oral interviews, and extensive research of the history of FSHS.  You are under no obligation at this point.  We just need to gauge interest so that we can set a budget.  We hope to hear from you asap regarding the limited edition copy to add your name to the preferred list.  We shall keep you informed as we prepare to publish  Send your interest to cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

We hope to preserve your heritage of 150 years of education at Fairmont Senior High School and celebrate Fairmont Senior's contributions to alumni, faculty, students, and the Fairmont community.

 

 

 

Seats in the auditorium remain available for sponsorship for $200.00 each.  A plate with three lines of information will commemorate the donation.  See a list of donors by clicking on Auditorium in the left panel of this home page.

Many of you seemed to enjoy the Polar Bear Band music that Mike Nease used for his video.  He digitized this music several years ago using my computer and an old turntable and preamp that I had laying around the house. It's available in "the cloud" for you to download and listen to if you're interested at the following link: https://app.box.com/s/mc0ipj1uf52gr9a3oyvw   Enjoy the band, under the direction of Ron Wood.  The recording by the same.

http://www.wvalways.com/story/36194494/new-head-coach-leads-fairmont-senior-following-super-six-season#.WZ1uQVGCszI

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Submit memories about FSHS, the quintessential school of excellence, which prepares students for the future while preserving the building and its rich history. 

Graduates, faculty, parents, and the community of Fairmont WV are part of the history of Fairmont Senior High School.  As Carol Ballah Amos and Linda Orr Morgan research and write a history of the school, we invite all those interested to share memories and/or pictures for consideration in the publication.

Voices From Fairmont Senior High School
facebook.com/VoicesFromFairmontSeniorHighSchool
email: cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

We welcome and encourage your comments and ask contributors to maintain dignity and decorum appropriate to the mission of documenting the diverse history of an institution. LOM and cja will moderate comments using these guidelines:

  • Please keep comments relevant. Irrelevant, inappropriate, or offensive comments may be edited and/or deleted.
  • No profanity, spam or personal attacks. No sexually explicit or discriminatory material.
  • Readers can enjoy reminiscing about the high school experience. If your comment is chosen for the publication, editing may be necessary. The responses remain public.

Ask your friends to LIKE the page and join the discussion.

If you are not on Facebook and would like to submit a story or pictures, please send to cjamos64@gmail.com

 

 

 Lincoln Life Membership
The FSHS Foundation recognizes its lifetime members
on a plaque in the main hallway of FSHS.  Please consider becoming a Lincoln Life member, by making a generous $500 donation to support the mission of the Foundation. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Maruka
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar O Barrett
Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wakefield
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Conley
Mario J. Roman
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Thompson
Orlando and Virginia Meffe
Virginia and Peale Davidson
Nick and Carmella Fantasia
Dr. Mohammad Roidad
Bill and Linda Furgason
Dr. Stanard and Linda Swihart
Janice, Stephanie and Megan Denison
Thomas Bradley Miller
Thomas S. Miller, M.D.
Adam S. Miller
Mrs. Carroll Ramage
William South
Drs. Prasad & Pramada Devabhaktuni
James P. Davidson III
Anne Bomar
Dr. Jack & Mary Ellen Koay
Tom & Lori Kliethermes & family
Diane Hutchinson Parker
Sara Harrold Miller
William Beckers
Jennifer Brumage Tombaugh
Becky Hoult Cassidy
Robert Petres, M.D.
Thomas Llewellyn
Gary, Bonnie, Kerry, and Laurie Earp

If you enjoyed dancing to Pee Wee and the Prophets at the Melody Manor or other dance clubs in the area, reminisce with this recording shared on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmfdfeTqdnM

WFHS-TV of Fairmont Senior High School continues a partnership with the Times West Virginian since 1999.  

REMEMBER WHEN:

Photo credit to Aaron Naternicola:  December 11, 2014 before home wrestling match

FOUNDATION BROCHURE:  See the new brochure under announcements below to assist with school projects supported by FSHS Foundation, interested alumni, and the community.

Fairmont Senior High School Foundation Officers and Board Members

Ginny Davidson, President
Jeff Carpenter, Vice President
Edward Cheslock, Treasurer
Darlene Boyles, Secretary
Matt Delligatti
Gina Ezelle
Karen Finamore, Interim Principal
Tom Kliethermes
Suellen Lemley
Eddie Parker
Penny Roberts
Vera Sansalone
Rodney Stewart
Leah Welty
 
Fairmont Senior High School Awards and Recognition

In 2010, Fairmont Senior was named a high-performing, National Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education.  http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/awardwinners/

2007-2010  High School That Work Pacesetter School

Benedum Professional Development School

FSU Professional Development School

West Virginia School of Excellence

PBST Exemplar School

West Virginia Exemplary School

2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.

 
 RENOVATION SLIDESHOWS:  CLICK ON FOUNDATION Above in left banner

86,763  Can you guess what it's counting?

 

Fairmont Senior High School cornerstone recently cleaned with restoration of front facade

 

   
     Fairmont Senior High School
Fairmont, West Virginia

1867 - 2013

          

FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS

Scroll to first announcement below:          

    Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bears group on Facebook

http://www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961

FSHS Foundation, Inc. expresses appreciation to our Fairmont neighbors and supporters of Fairmont Senior High School.  The FSHS Foundation, established in 1992, continues to provide opportunities for Polar Bears through scholarships, teacher grants, and major improvements such as the $350,000.00 restoration of the auditorium.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, here’s how you can help improve our school.

DONATIONS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO FAIRMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAY BE SENT TO:
 Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc.

Attention: Ed Cheslock, Treasurer
PO Box 91
Fairmont WV 26555-0091

Executive Board members:  Virginia Davidson, Ed Cheslock, Tom Kliethermes, Jeff Carpenter,  Darlene Boyles, Interim Principal Karen Finamore, Eddie Parker, 
Vera Sansalone, Rodney Stewart, Penny Cousins Roberts, Gina Ezelle, Leah Welty, Matt Delligatti, and Suellen Lemley.  Vera, Rodney, Darlene, and Eddie have profiles on Facebook. 

 

Lincoln Life Membership
The FSHS Foundation recognizes its lifetime members on a plaque in the main hallway of FSHS.  Please consider becoming a Lincoln Life member, by making a generous $500 donation to support the mission of the Foundation. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Maruka
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar O Barrett
Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Morgan
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wakefield
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Conley
Mario J. Roman
Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Thompson
Orlando and Virginia Meffe
Virginia and Peale Davidson
Nick and Carmella Fantasia
Dr. Mohammad Roidad
Bill and Linda Furgason
Dr. Stanard and Linda Swihart
Janice, Stephanie and Megan Denison
Thomas Bradley Miller
Thomas S. Miller, M.D.
Adam S. Miller
Mrs. Carroll Ramage
William South
Drs. Prasad & Pramada Devabhaktuni
James P. Davidson III
Anne Bomar
Dr. Jack & Mary Ellen Koay
Tom & Lori Kliethermes & family
Diane Hutchinson Parker
Sara Harrold Miller
William Beckers
Jennifer Brumage Tombaugh
Becky Hoult Cassidy
Robert Petres, M.D.
Thomas Llewellyn
Gary, Bonnie, Kerry, and Laurie Earp

FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS            April 17, 2018        

 

This document is a personal creation and is not an official statement by FSHS. Although I make every effort to verify the facts, mistakes can be made. Please advise me of any errors. I would like the chance to make any corrections. I do not want any misinformation circulating. I’ll correct errors in the next newsletter. If you forward this or any other newsletter to other individuals, please credit the source and send or print the newsletter intact. To see pictures and other special features visit http://www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961 Be sure to put my address cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com in safe email list in address book along with postmaster@classcreator.net so newsletters and emails go through to inbox. If you don't designate it as safe it will likely go to junk mail. To receive the free monthly newsletter visit the website above and ask for the current temporary password. a profile must be created by each individual so the website administrators know of your interest. Identities are password protected, your privacy is respected, and your information will not be sold or compromised. Contact me with questions or suggestions at cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

FSHS Foundation would like to thank all of the patrons who supported the Elimination Dinner.

LOMcjainitiative:  We have 422 people on the preferred list who are interested in purchasing a  book of approximately 128 pages with history and archival pictures from over 100 years of Maple Leaves, Hi-Life, submitted materials, books, oral interviews, and extensive research of the history of FSHS.  You are under no obligation at this point.  We just need to gauge interest so that we can set a budget.  We hope to hear from you asap to add your name to the preferred list for the limited edition copy.  We shall keep you informed as we prepare to publish  Send your interest to cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

Wilson Restoration has visited the school and will offer estimates for restoration and preservation of the stone engraving, the bridge, and the gateposts—all 90-years-old.  We plan to use all profits from the book sales to the Loop Park Conservancy.

By Garrett Cullen in High School Sports, Sports | April 10, 2018 at 7:55PM

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Connor Neal went the distance on Tuesday night for Class AA No. 10 Fairmont Senior, throwing a perfect game in the Polar Bears’ 5-0 win over Lincoln.

Neal went seven innings on the mound in 90 pitches, finishing the game with 10 strikeouts. 65 of his 90 pitches were strikes and he threw first-pitch strikes to 16 of the 21 batters he faced.

Neal forced 10 ground ball outs in the win as well.

Offensively, Neal was 1 for 1 from the plate with two runs scored. Elijah Posey also scored two runs, going 1 for 3 on the night, while Ethan Hager finished with two RBIs for the Polar Bears.

It’s a Fairmont Senior team that just moved into the Class AA top 10 this week, improving to 3-1 on the young season with the win. Lincoln drops to 2-3.

Boy’s Basketball:  Horton named first-team captain; Marion County lands four on All-State.

Five of the eight members of the members of the Class AA All-State first-team competed in Saturday's championship game, with a sixth making it to the state semifinals.

The state runner-up Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bears place three members on the Class AA first-team, with senior guard Taevon Horton being selected as captain. On the year, Horton averaged 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game while almost always being matched up with the opponents' best player.

Two of Horton's teammates, juniors Zyon Dobbs and Jalen Bridges, also were selected to the Class AA All-State first team this year after playing vital roles in getting the Polar Bears to a fourth-consecutive state title game.

Dobbs, a returning first-teamer who always seems to shine the brightest on the biggest stage, averaged 13.6 points, 5.4 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game on the season, elevating his play and averaging 21 points and 6.7 assists in the state tournament.

Bridges makes his first all-state appearance after averaging 16.8 points, six rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.9 steals per game.

Boys’ basketball team made it to the State Basketball finals pitted against their foe from last year, Chapmanville.  We beat them last year.  The 3-peat didn’t happen.

Taevon Horton, the latest member of his family to star for the Polar Bears, has been selected as the winner of this year’s Bill Evans Award, given annually to the top boys’ high school basketball player in West Virginia as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

The award is named in honor of former Fairmont Times publisher Bill Evans, and Horton is the first Friendly City recipient of the honor since Jared Prickett won in 1992.

This season for the Class AA runner-up Polar Bears, Horton averaged 19.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game while shooting better than 50 percent from the floor. As much as his offensive production was a key factor in FSHS’s 25-1 season, Horton’s defense was a difference-maker for the Polar Bears as he was frequently tasked with defending the opponent’s top offensive threat.

FSHS Class of '93

June 22-24th, 2018

Friday evening - social at Copper House Grill

Saturday - Dinner at Green Hills Country Club catered by Backwoods at the Belmont

Sunday- Undecided (as of now)

Danielle Poling, journalism instructor at FSHS, tells me that extra copies of the yearbooks are available for sale.  If you tried in past years and did not get a response, I urge you to try again.  I am assured that if you call the school at 304-367-2150 and leave a request with Cindy, Danielle will get back to you.  2014 -2017 are $70.00  All older ones are $30.00

Available copies of Maple Leaves:  1965,1966,1973,1974,1976,1977,1979,1982,1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Good to see pictures of Dick and Susie Hawkins on the ski slopes and enjoying retirement.  I can’t think of a better job, post retirement, than as

Brand Ambassador & Tasting Room Associate at Stone Tower Winery in the

Washington D.C. Metro Area.  Google it.  The place looks lovely.  Good luck, my friend.  If we can’t be collaborating on dress design and construction for the Encores, this is a pleasant alternative.

FSHS’s Drennen’s record season earns her TWV Swimmer of the Year!

Drennen, who would also win four state titles and set five school records in the two-day state meet, earned her most sought-after accomplishments with the two national-qualifying times heading into the season and in recognition has been named the Times West Virginian Swimmer of the Year.

Girls’ Lacrosse:  Pillars of consistency that they are, the Fairmont Senior girls’ lacrosse team tallied its third consecutive 10-4 victory on Friday against Conneaut Area, improving its record to 4-0 for the season.

Kennedy Wilfong was the star of the show this time around, putting together a hat trick to lead the Fairmont Senior scoring effort. Olivia Esposito and Brittan Simms each posted another solid performance, scoring two goals apiece, while Rhyan Cochran followed up Thursday’s hat trick with another goal Friday. Kerry Carpenter also chipped in a goal, while freshman Leah Shaw scored the first goal of her young high school career.  Chloe Orsborn racked up 12 saves in goal.

Mortimer Gamble V named as Outstanding Alumni in English by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at WVU.  The school established this recognition program to enable departments and programs to acknowledge and honor their alumni for the important contributions they are making within their profession.

Mort Gamble is the senior vice president at Virginia Wesleyan University where he oversees all external affairs, including advancement and communications.  Gamble also serves as the primary adviser to the president and chief of staff.  His lifelong love for writing led him to write several essays, articles, book reviews, chapters and features on various topics that have been accepted for regional and national publication.  Recently, he has become a freelance writer, composing academic book chapters.  He contributed an article based on research for a forthcoming book, "Little Caesar:  The Secret Life and High-Flying Times of Art Concello," to Bandwagon magazine.  While obtaining a Master of Arts in English at WVU, he produced the University's second novella, entitled "A Hillbilly Under the Big Top."  Gamble previously served as executive assistant to the president at Bethany College, director of donor relations at George Washington University, vice president for institutional advancement and director of the Fairmont State Foundation at Fairmont State University, and director of college relations for West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he also served as a member of the English and humanities faculty.

Cayton Carder wins the West Virginia Strawberry Festival Teen Pageant, which took place Sunday afternoon at the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts.  A junior at Fairmont Senior High School, Carder has been competing in pageants since she was just 8 years old — probably as many as 30, she estimated. She said she’s lost more times than she’s won, which Carder thinks builds resilience and strong moral character.

“It really builds you as a person,” Carder said. “Winning all the time, it really goes to your head and you tend to get conceited, but losing kind of normalizes you.”

Carder, who dazzled the judges with a turquoise and white sequined gown, said she has plans to major in genetic engineering when she attends college.  In her spare time, Carder enjoys painting — she completed 16 paintings last month alone — and loves to read.  https://therecorddelta.com/article/bellotte-wins-strawberry-pageant

Thanks to Allen Jones for an update from Carol Del Col who provided the following info within an email she sent me a week ago. She has just published a collection of Jeff’s poems along with her daughter’s assistance.

"To provide an update that you might want to share for the newsletter: Jeff's collection of poetry has just been published and is available on Amazon. You may have seen my post on Facebook today, but if not, here is the link for the book on Amazon:"

https://www.amazon.com/Then-Now-Jeffrey-Del-Col/dp/1986666700/ref=sr_1_19?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522845156&sr=1-19&keywords=Then,+Now#customerReviews<https://www.amazon.com/Then-Now-Jeffrey-Del-Col/dp/1986666700/ref=sr_1_19?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1522845156&sr=1-19&keywords=Then,+Now#customerReviews>

If you click on the link above and then “Look Inside” (at the top above the book Then, Now), you can read in the preview his daughter’s most interesting Introduction about the collection of poems as well as enjoy a few of them. I was quite impressed. I would say that Jeff is most certainly the poet laureate of our class - as well as an extremely accomplished man.

A local Fairmont woman has had one of her photos published in the Wonderful West Virginia magazine.  Anita Stevens was just thrilled to get the news that her picture of a bluebird that she had submitted has been selected to be in the publication.  Wonderful West Virginia is the state’s premier showpiece magazine published monthly by the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources. Wonderful West Virginia showcases “the best of West Virginia” with breath-taking photographs and intriguing articles about nature, state history, recreation, art and interesting people.  by Susan Bartholow

 

OBITUARIES

"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."  John Donne

In Memoriam: Dr. Jeffrey Del Col

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Jeffrey Del Col, Retired Professor of Literature and Writing from Alderson Broaddus University, at the age of 68. Dr. Del Col was a member of the faculty at AB for 37 years and recently retired on May 20, 2015.

Dr. Del Col was known and admired for his erudition and for his ability to both challenge and encourage his students. He was an exceptional teacher, and the impact he had on Alderson Broaddus will always be remembered by a countless number of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

He graduated with high honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1969 and Master of Arts in English in 1972, both from West Virginia University. He continued his education at West Virginia University and earned his Doctorate of Education in Literature and Technology in 1978, the same year in which he began teaching at Alderson Broaddus.

During his extensive and distinguished career at AB, he taught several courses in English, Literature, Writing, Journalism and Humanities. He helped found the University’s literary magazine InFlux and was its advisor from 1991 until his retirement. He also co-created the Alderson Broaddus Honors Program.

Before coming to AB, he taught at Glenville State College and West Virginia University, where he originated, developed, and taught WVU’s first course on technology and writing. He was also a member of the West Virginia University Foundation Fellow, the national political science honorary Pi Sigma Alpha, and Phi Beta Kappa, which is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic honorary.

In addition to nurturing the writing skills of his students, he was himself a writer. He had had a number of his poems and other writings published; at the time of his death, he was preparing a collection of his poetry for possible publication.

Dr. Jeff Del Col was an avid flower gardener, raising an impressive array of cacti, orchids, roses, and other flowering plants; and a dedicated birdwatcher with an encyclopedic knowledge of the birds of West Virginia.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol (Henry) Del Col, who also recently retired from an impressive career at Alderson Broaddus and lives at their home in Philippi; his mother Dorothy (Kaczorowski) Del Col, who survives in Tavares, Florida; his daughter, Laura Del Col Brown, and husband, Chris Brown, of Harrow, England; his son, Stephen Jeffrey Del Col, of Vermont; his sister Deborah Del Col Lawson and husband, Tom Lawson, of Morgantown, W.Va.; and his sister Cynthia Del Col Hibler and husband, Frank Hibler, of Apopka, Florida.

A memorial service for Dr. Jeffrey Del Col will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at Crim Memorial United Methodist Church in Philippi, W.Va. We hope that some of his many friends and former students and colleagues will join his family in celebrating the life and work of this remarkable man. A luncheon will follow in the Crim Fellowship Hall for all who wish to attend.

As mentioned above, Dr. Del Col advised InFlux for over 24 years. The 2016 edition of the literary magazine is currently accepting submissions, and the editors have decided to dedicate this year’s magazine to Dr. Del Col.

“He molded us all into the bright, creative minds that we are,” says student editor Emily Porter. “He pushed us to create, to edit, and to thrive in our writing.”

Any current or former student, colleague, friend or employee who wishes to submit a piece in his honor may do so by emailing influx@ab.edu by April 1.

Alderson Broaddus University wishes to extend his entire family and friends our deepest sympathy. We pray that in this time of loss, you feel God’s love, and find comfort in the presence of our Lord.

Rex F. Hamilton, 81, of Bristol, husband of Diane (Vanasse) Hamilton, and widower of Anita (Gumbel) Hamilton passed away peacefully at his home, Friday March 9th 2018. Rex was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on January 6, 1937 and was one of five sons of the late Rex Hamilton, Sr. and Louise (Wilmuth) Hamilton. He was raised in West Virginia where he attended school and graduated from Fairmont State University. He served his Country in the United States Navy from October 1954 until November 1957, where he received a Good Conduct Medal. Moved from Fairmont, WV to Bristol, CT in 1962 to begin employment for the Bristol Boys Club. Rex's career spanned an incredible 42 years between the Bristol & Forestville Boys Clubs, where he helped guide and mentor countless youths, along with fellow director Norm Beland. Rex's favorite activities with the Boys Club other than mentoring included trips to Camp Wangum, the annual Disney World trip, which he ran for an amazing 34 years. Rex loved sports, playing basketball whenever possible as well as softball for Eastern Plastics, and the Italian Social Club. Rex was a devoted member of the Bristol Tramps, Bristol Boys & Girls Club OM's, and the Italian Social Club of Bristol for 55 years where he could be found on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Rex would organize the Annual Outing for the Italian Club as well as bus trips to New York Yankee games, his favorite team. Rex could always be found at the five o'clock meetings at The Sportsman (Sporty's) or sun bathing at the beach. Rex loved the sunshine and the beach, his favorites being annual family vacations to Old Lyme, before enjoying his winter's in Naples with his wife Diane. In addition to his wife, Rex is survived by two daughters: Debbie Sullivan of Bristol and Diana Rouillard and partner John Bruno, of Old Saybrook; sons-in-law: Mark Sullivan, of Bristol and Eugene Houle of North Carolina; five grandchildren: J.P. Sullivan and fiancée, Teresa Phillips, Alan Houle and wife, Becky, Mindy Rouillard and fiancée, Ashley Mooney, Rex Sullivan and wife, Kim, and Sean Houle and wife, Kerry; three great-grandchildren: Sophia and Jake Houle and Savannah Sullivan; three step-children: Lisa Janty and husband, David of Bolton, Robert Masotti and wife, Donna of Higganum, and Karen Roe of Medford, NJ; seven step-grandchildren: Samantha Petgrave, Marc Janty, Arianna and Alexandra Masotti, Alyssa, Zachary, and Gabriella Roe; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his four brothers, and last year by his daughter, Dee Houle whom he loved dearly. Memorial service will be held at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, between 4 and 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bristol Boy's and Girl's Club, 255 West St., Bristol, CT 06010. Please visit Rex's memorial website at WWW.FUNKFUNERALHOME.COM

Betty Ann Reynolds, 94, of Fairmont, passed away in Morgantown on March 22, 2018.

She was born in Fairmont on October 3, 1923, the daughter of the late Ethel I. Hawkins and Jay M. Hawkins.

Betty attended Fairmont schools and graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1941. She retired from C&P Telephone Company with 39 years of service. She was a former member of the Quota Club of Fairmont and Faith United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Dana Reynolds Riedeman and her husband Steven Riedeman of Morgantown; her son, Robert Dale Reynolds of Fairmont; and grandchildren, Karyn Wallace (Jeff), Leisa Barrett (Joel) and Beth McDonough ; in addition to great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Wallace, Landon Wallace, Ried Barrett and Raegan Barrett.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Reynolds; her sister, Nancy Hawkins VanHorn; and her brother, John W. Hawkins.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sundale Nursing Home (1 East and 1 South) and Morgantown Hospice for their optimal care and concern for Betty.

A private family service will be held at Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home in Fairmont preceding her burial at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Morgantown, with the Rev. Julie B. Murdoch of Christ Episcopal Church, Fairmont, officiating.

Condolences and memories may be shared with Betty’s family online at www.carpenterandford.com.  Carpenter and Ford Funeral Home, Fairmont.

Letha Denise Malone went home to heaven on Thursday, March 29, 2018, surrounded by her family who loved her dearly. She joined her parents, the late Russell and Mary Belle (Williams) Malone.

Denise was born on May 2, 1965, and lived her entire life in the Catawba Community.

Denise is survived by her sister, Belinda Woody, and her brothers and sisters-in-laws, Dwayne and Jerry Ann Malone, and Mark and Mary Malone.

Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Jennifer and Michael Derby, Donnie and Sandy Malone, Michelle and Brian Winebrenner, Crystal and Mike Webb, Tina and Paul Cartwright, Greg and Johnna Shahan, James and Teresa Shahan, and Tim and Stephanie Shahan. Denise was “Aunt Dee Dee” to many great-nieces and nephews, including Kherissa, Jenna, Tyler, Travis, Kimberly, Bella and Jacob. Denise is also survived by two very special aunts, Marlene Knox of Fairmont and Gladys Jean Morris of Reader. Grace Helton, her cousin, was her companion, caregiver, and guardian angel for the last 10 years. Numerous cousins and lifelong friends also survive Denise.

Denise attended Fairmont Senior High School and Webster Business College. She had many hobbies, including reading, crocheting, crafts and making jewelry. She loved spending time with her family, especially being at the cabin by the river or out on the boat with her parents. Her cockatiel “Katie” kept her company and filled her days with happiness.

Denise was born with cerebral palsy, and there were many people who helped with her journey through life. There are too many people to name, but we would especially like to thank Marlene Knox and her entire family, her cousin Louisa Harrison and her family, Charlotte Williams, Donna and the late Larry King, and most of all we thank Gracie for everything she has done for Denise. She made it possible for her to live at home independently and spent countless nights watching over her in the hospital.

The Malone family would like to thank every person who supported Denise in her battle with Angiosarcoma for the past five years. We appreciate the numerous doctors in Morgantown and Pittsburgh who treated her, but most especially Dr. Miklos Auber, who gave her so much care and compassion in her final months. Words cannot express our thanks to the nurses and staff at the WVU Cancer Center and nine west oncology floor, the Mon General cancer center and oncology floor and the Mon General Wound Center. Thanks to the Marion County Rescue Squad and the Grant Town EMS, whose members went above and beyond their duties to become caring friends to Denise. A special thank you to the Amedisys Hospice nurses who helped Denise and her family through her final days with so much kindness and compassion.

Friends and family may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmonton Monday from 1-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at the funeral home, with Pastor Michael Delligatti officiating. Interment will follow at the Catawba Cemetery.

Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Malone family at www.carpenterandford.com.

We shall talk again soon.

Carol J. Amos, FSHS instructor, retired

"What we do shall be remembered." Camelot

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”  Virgil

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DONATIONS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO FAIRMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAY BE SENT TO:

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LOM and cja issue a homework assignment to all those who choose to share.  As we research and reminisce we continue to work on our book, a history of the school we all love.  Please submit for consideration of inclusion in Voices From Fairmont Senior High School.

Memories of:  the fire in 1979, an East-West game, renovations, a special friendship or relationship, a teacher who motivated/inspired you, and/or a championship (participant or fan).  OR for the section called Where Are They Now? send a sentence or two about what you are doing professionally.  Nominate a graduate who has achieved national or international acclaim.  We hope to hear from you asap.

Danielle Poling, new journalism instructor at FSHS, tells me that extra copies of the yearbooks are available for sale.  If you tried in past years and did not get a response, I urge you to try again.  I am assured that if you call the school at 304-367-2150 and leave a request with Cindy, Danielle will get back to you.

2014 -2017 are $70.00

All older ones are $30.00

Available copies of Maple Leaves:  1965,1966,1973,1974,1976,1977,1979,1982,1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Darlene Ice Boyles, Keyette sponsor from 1970-2005, has written a history of the organization at FSHS including some wonderful pictures from her archives.  Visit the website, scroll down past the newsletters, and enjoy the documentation.

IN THE LOOP

Fairmont Senior captures second straight Big 10 golf title

LOST CREEK — With a team score of 332, the Fairmont Senior golf team captured its second straight Big 10 title Monday at Bel Meadow Golf Course.

Clark Craig shot a 75, the second-best score overall, to lead the Polar Bears. Nicky Moroose's 80, Zack Morgan's 87 and Drew Sivak's 90 rounded out the team scoring.

Members of the Big 10 All-Tournament team included Williams, Craig, Pavalok, Moroose, Lewis County's Ayden Wykoff, Schmidt, Preston's Matt Allen and Elkins' Dylan Reckhart.

The Big 10 also announced it's annual awards Monday, with Williams and Buckhannon-Upshur's Christian McKisic sharing conference Player of the Year honors.

Corley was named Big 10 Coach of the Year with Craig, Moroose Wykoff, Allen, Reckhart, Pavalok, RCB's Jimmy Hawkins and B-U's Tanner Williams being named to the Big 10 First-Team.

Soccer: FAIRMONT — Class AAA Buckhannon-Upshur went scoreless for only the second time of the season Tuesday after dropping a 5-0 decision to fellow Big 10 Conference foe Fairmont Senior High School at East-West Stadium.

Logan Kelley collected 7 saves for B-U at the keeper position, and Fairmont’s Jacob Branch wrangled in 4 stops for Senior. Isaac Swiger notched 3 of the Bears’ goals in the scoring column.

The Class AA FSHS Polar Bears moved to 12-0 on the year. With 23-0 and 17-1 wins over AAs Petersburg and Keyser, respectively, Fairmont West is apparently that good, and they keep pounding the net for more.

Football:

The Polar Bears rank third in the state before the new power rankings come out tomorrow.  They are 7-1 after beating Preston with a stingy defense and dominating offensive performance which led to a 51-8 win at Preston, on Oct. 13. On the previous week running back Bryson Gilbert touched the ball 10 times against the Weir Red Riders, and he converted those 10 touches into 165 total yards and six touchdowns in a 49-20 win for the Polar Bears.

FSHS boys, girls wallop Berkeley Springs

Soccer:  FAIRMONT — The visiting Berkeley Springs Indians’ lengthy trip into Polar Bear country was quickly marred by what turned out to be an all-out mauling by the Fairmont Senior girls’ and boys’ soccer teams as they combined to blank the Indians by a score of 29-0 Saturday at East-West Stadium.

After the FSHS girls’ squad defeated Berkeley Springs, 8-0, holding a massive possession advantage and outshooting the Indians 41-2, the FSHS boys’ team upped the ante of dominance, scoring a whopping 21 goals in its shutout victory.

Despite the scoring buffet that saw a combined three hat tricks and 15 different players register goals, the Saturday snoozefest was also a midseason reprieve for both teams from a slew of difficult matchups from the past week that brought an elongated injury list.

The FSHS boys, on the other hand, scored from the flanks directly, and on crosses, and on dribbles up the middle, and on through balls and long balls and basically through every other mean as well in their 21-goal outburst.

Herrera started the volcanic offensive eruption when he sliced from the wing into the middle with a live dribble to score just 40 ticks in, the first of four goals by the senior ball-handling maestro. Moments later, Swiger, whose dazzling footwork can match anyone, made it 2-0, duping Indians with a series of shot fakes before finally unleashing for the score.

Herrera added two straight goals thereafter, the second coming off a needled assist by Michael Floyd on a through ball in the middle of the field. Herrera returned the favor, setting up Floyd for a goal to make it 6-0, the score coming on the heels of a deadeye lofted pass from Seth Stilgenbauer to Jonas Branch on the backside of the action for a header.

Branch poached the backside again for his second goal, this one coming off a dime of a cross assist from midfielder Guide Hippolyte. Branch’s second goal put him in the club of Herrera, Swiger, Floyd, Corey Payne and his brother Isaac Branch as Polar Bears who scored multiple goals, Swiger and Floyd each collecting hat tricks to go with Herrera’s four-goal performance.

Noah Davis and Gannon Satterfield tacked on a pair of goals down the stretch with Payne doubling his total for the final score of the afternoon.

Cross Country:  Fairmont Senior’s top runner was Caleb Carlson, who took seventh overall (17:31). Behind Carlson was Miguel Figueroa in 10th (17:54), Alex Morris in 24th (18:34), Zak Anderson in 26th (18:42), Logan Zuchelli in 46th (19:31) and Elijah Hannig in 49th (19:48).

First-team all-conference consisted of Saunders (EF), Figueroa (FSHS), Jackson Jacobs (Bridgeport), Mason Clark (Elkins), Carlson (FSHS), Noah Ward (PB), Ellis (EF), Danah Phillips (RCB), Cole Friend (Preston) and Mark Duez (Bridgeport).

For the boys’ competition, second-team all-conference consisted of Johnny Williams (PB), Cade Robinson (Bridgeport), Samuel Starkley (RCB), Trey Smith-Tatham (Preston), Evan Thomas (Preston), Jed Hawkins (PB), Wyatt Wolfe (Preston), Hayden Thomas (Preston), Tyler Channell (PB) and Butler (EF).

Fairmont Senior was led by Sophia Tomana, who finished eighth with a time of 21:12. Behind Tomana for the Polar Bears were Carlina Jacquez in 13th (22:01), Mackenzie Stanley in 20th (22:28), Kate McPherson in 42nd (24:02), Marley Carlson in 50th (24:21), Halle Cole in 58th (24:53) and Alexa Stemple in 62nd (25:15).

Making first-team All-Big 10 for the girls were Christopher (EF), Kierra Hodge (PB), Julia Muller and Emma Campbell (Bridgeport), Emily Louk (LC), Alexis Morici (Elkins), Tomana (FS), Adelle Thrush (RCB), Jaycee Everson (PB) and Alexa Gorondy (Preston).

Second-team Big 10 was comprised of Jenna Lenhart (Preston), Jacquez (FS), Eickleberry (NM), Allison Hess (Bridgeport), Llaneza (NM), Brooke Wagner (Bridgeport), Victoria Carr (Preston), Jenna Soltesz (Bridgeport), Stanley (FS) and Brooke Bennett (LC).

Now, Marion County teams will move on to the regional meet at Berkeley Springs.

Fourth-year fortune

Lady Polar Bears stave off Huskies; FSHS boys win in rout on senior night

BYBRADLEYHELTZEL TIMESWESTVIRGINIAN

FAIRMONT— Fairmont Senior’s senior night ended a bit prematurely Tuesday at East West Stadium against county foe North Marion. With the senior ceremony wedged in between the girls’ and boys’ matchups, the Lady Polar Bears’ fourth year players were honored following a 4-1 victory, while the FSHS boys veterans accepted their gifts and hugs preceeding what would be a 19-0 massacre in which no senior logged a second of playing time after the intermission, at which point FSHS already led 16-0.

OBITUARIES

"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."  John Donne

David R. Oliveto II, Age 39, passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2017 at WVU Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born June 6, 1978 in Fairmont, a son of Kandy Hartley, the late David R. Oliveto and step father, John R. Hartley. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Carrie Oliveto.

In addition to his wife, David leaves behind to cherish his memory his two daughters Catherine Elizabeth Oliveto and Caitlyn Marie Oliveto; his sister Morgan Hartley; his grandparents Bonnie J. Brown and the late Richard and Teresa Oliveto.

David worked as a Field Engineer and Welder displaying great work ethic and enthusiasm in every project. David truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting with friends and family infecting everyone with his charismatic personality and a smile that melted your heart.

Family, friends and others whose lives David touched are invited to Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 12pm to 6pm.

After 6pm a celebration of life will be held at the VFW Post 629 at 802 Fairmont Avenue. All are welcome.

There will be a graveside service held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Jacob Cochran Cemetery at 12:00 p.m., Shortline Highway, Reader, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home.

Gary Lynn Moore, 66, of White Hall, passed away peacefully in Morgantown on Wednesday morning, September 20, 2017, surrounded by his family and under the care of WV Caring Hospice. He was born in Fairmont on July 17, 1951, a son of Bertie E. “Libby” Moore, who survives in Shinnston, and the late Brady Joseph Moore, Sr.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Linda Henline and her husband Greg, Fairmont, two brothers, Rod Moore and his companion Leigh Ann Fancher, Monongah; and Joey Moore and his wife Lisa, Fairmont; a niece, Kristin Coldsnow and her husband Travis; and two nephews, B.J. Moore and his fiancé Becki Byrne and Jimmy Bosnick and his wife Mary; a great-niece, Layla Moore and a great-nephew, James Bosnick, IV; and many, many, friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Shawn Bosnick.

Gary was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and was a caregiver, working for the ARC and ResCare. He loved to play the electric guitar and played in several bands when he was younger. He was an avid reader and loved all animals.

At his request, no services will be held and he will be cremated.

Libbie “Jane” Wade was born March 17, 1948 in Fairmont WV to William Carlisle and Eleanor King Wade. She died on October 8, 2017 at United Hospital Center, after a short illness.

Jane graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and Fairmont State College before earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University. Jane worked for the Department of Human Services in McDowell, Hampshire, and Harrison counties before becoming a nursing home administrator. After serving as a building administrator, she became a regional director for AMFM and later Genesis Healthcare.

Upon retirement, Jane pursued her passions of cooking and hospitality and established Food for Friends a boutique catering service. She took great joy and pride in providing unique high quality food to enhance small gatherings. In addition to her catering business, she served as a volunteer for numerous community agencies with special time and care being given to Christ Episcopal Church.

Jane is survived by her brothers, Lisle (Margaret) Wade and Frank Wade; nieces and nephews, Bill (Christy) Wade, Brycie (Peter) Parnham, Steven (Linda) Wade, Jennifer (Nicholas) Greiner, Steve (Chriztine) Kirk and Stacey James; great nieces and nephews, Kylie, McKinley, Lila, Tristan, Wade, Carson, Jackson, Beck, Kathryn and Haden; cousin and dear friend, Harriett Starr. She is also survived by her church community who loved Jane and deeply enriched her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be directed to Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am with the Reverend Nora Becker, presiding.

Lawrence A. Kincell, 65, of Fairview, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 4, 1952 in Morgantown, a son of the late James “Red” Kincell and Betty L. Klingensmith Kincell.

Lawrence was a coal miner at Federal No. 2 Mine, having retired with 36 years of service. He was a graduate of West Fairmont High School and a member of the Mannington Lodge 31, AF & AM. He was a member of the Plum Run Baptist Church, where he met and married his beloved wife, Kathy, beginning their special, loving relationship which lasted nearly 44 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Parker Kincell, whom he married September 29, 1973; 3 sons: Larry (Melanie) Kincell, Plum Run, Bob (Nicki) Kincell, Bethel Road, Rich (Amanda) Kincell, Fairview; 8 grandchildren: Wyatt, Summer, Isaac, Maddie, Parker, Brock, Kelsie, Lucas Kincell; 4 sisters: Margie Weingard, Fairmont, Jeaneen (Gene) Rexrode, Fairmont, Mary (Gordon) Parker, MI, Debbie Miller, Fairmont; 1 brother: James (Nancy) Kincell, FL; sisters-in-law: Diana Kincell, Fairmont, and Tina Kincell, Monongah; several additional brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother: David Kincell; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Dallas and Ruth Parker.

The family would like to thank Amedysis Hospice for their care and support, especially Corrina and Brittany.

Friends may call at the Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington on Saturday from 3-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday with Larry Kincell officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, 1 Medical center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506 Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsfuneralhomes.com.

Carol J. Amos, FSHS instructor, retired

"What we do shall be remembered." Camelot

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”  Virgil

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FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS            August 14, 2017

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In loving memory of my husband, Rick Amos, class of 1964:  This Saturday, September 16, 2017 we honor a life well-lived.  Because you were born 71 years ago AND because two people fell in love, a wonderful family and a legion of friends celebrate your life.  You were a good man; you are missed.  Happy Birthday, my love.

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IN THE LOOP

The NEW journalism teacher at FSHS has copies of Maple Leaves for sale.  For $30.00 for any yearbook prior to 2013 you can buy a time capsule of history otherwise known as you school yearbook.  The previous teacher did not return emails or follow up on the offer.  I apologize for that since I promoted the effort through the newsletter and on the Facebook page.  We have come up with a workable solution to that debacle.  Cindy Colisino, school secretary, is very reliable.  Call her at 304-367-2150 and she will take your order and give the message to Ms. Toling.

September 9, 2017 Fairmont Senior High School Band Spectacular was Spectacular!

Hosted by Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bear Band, Fairmonters were treated to an evening of performances by the area's finest marching bands - a tradition that's been going on for more than half a century initiated by the incomparable Ronald D. Wood and continued by the current director John Schneider.

The following bands participated:

Alderson Broaddus University

Bridgeport High School

Buckhannon-Upshur High School

Clay-Battelle Marching Cee-Bees

East Fairmont Busy Bee Band & Honey Bees

Elkins High School

Fairmont Senior High School

Fairmont State University

Grafton High School

Lewis County High School

Liberty High School

Lincoln High School

Morgantown High School

North Marion High School

Philip Barbour High School

Robert C. Byrd High School

University High School

Webster County Highlander Showband & Showgirls

West Virginia Wesleyan College

FOOTBALL: PARKERSBURG — While postseason football remains two months away, the first batch of playoff football ratings were released Tuesday by the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission.

The ratings are used to determine the playoff seeding in all three classes at the end of the regular season. The top 16 in each class qualify for the postseason.

To no surprise, a surplus of local teams factor heavily into the picture in Class AA. Bridgeport (3-0) is No. 2, while its opponent this Friday — Fairmont Senior — comes in at No. 4, also with a 3-0 record.  Fans can listen to the broadcast of the game with the Voice of the Polar Bears Jeff Carpenter.  You can hear the game on 93.1 FM or listen on the internet at www.theriver931.com beginning at 6:35.

SOCCER: FAIRMONT — With the actual contests devolving into mockeries, the Fairmont Senior boys’ and girls’ soccer teams engaged in a newfound competition of volume goal scoring in their season openers versus Petersburg Friday at East-West Stadium.

The boys ultimately won the intra-school matchup, pouring in 23 goals in a shutout victory, which beat the girls’ 17 total scores in their own 17-1 win.

The combined 40 goals between the two squads resulted in bloated stat lines with five different players notching hat tricks. For the FSHS girls, Hannah Floyd, Sophie Manchin and freshman Tricia Lemasters each met the criteria, while the boys had seniors Corey Payne and Jhonn Herrera reach the benchmark.

None of the other four performances was quite as illustrious as Herrera’s, however, who actually achieved the feat twice, racking up six goals for a double hat trick.

In accomplishing his first hat trick of the evening, Herrera barely even had time to see if anything else was available as far as how Petersburg’s defense was playing. He had already scored a trio of goals by the time the match hit the fourth minute, tapping in a shot from point-blank range for his third score. Less than three minutes later, Herrera got to work on his encore performance, scoring his fourth straight goal to open the match when he bopped in a rebound attempt after a shot by junior Michael Floyd banged off the post.

With his playing time limited in the first half as the match quickly approached blowout territory with the Polar Bears going up 13-0 at halftime, Herrera wasted little time in the second half squeezing in two more goals before he was again relegated to the sideline with the game well in hand.

Herrera’s teammate Corey Payne collected FSHS’s other hat trick, the senior roadrunner scoring four goals total, including three straight midway through the first half. Two of Payne’s goals came via through balls where the speedy Payne separated, raced down the ball and only furthered separated from the defense after gaining possession.

Twenty-three goals would suggest the plan worked with the Polar Bears playing without their top offensive threat in Ike Swiger.

In addition to the 10 combined goals from Herrera and Payne, Floyd, Jonas Branch, Guide Hippolyte and Seth Stilgenbauer all collected a pair of goals, while Isaac Branch and Gannon Satterfield each had a score as well. Heck, even FSHS’s two stalwart senior defenders in Angelo Potesta and Joe Topardo feasted during the feeding frenzy, Potesta blasting a goal on a penalty kick and Topardo tacking on the team’s 23rd on a fast break in the final minutes.

The Lady Polar Bears, in the first game of the day, unfurled their own goal-scoring machinations, using precise passes as if solving a connect-the-dots puzzle to stretch Petersburg’s undermanned defense before fancy dribbling shows in the created space put ball handlers on the precipice of goals.

The combination of the aggressive long-range attacks, where FSHS’s outside midfielders executed give-and-go-style runs with center mids and forwards, and the compact passing in the center of the box saw the goals pile up.

Floyd, who ended the game with four goals, secured her hat trick in the game’s first 12 minutes, the third goal coming on an tight-quarters assist by Abriana Yoho from inside the box.

Lemasters, who had the quite the debut as a member of the Polar Bears with soloist dribbling shows and shrewd passing, gathered her third and final goal off an assist from fellow freshman Paige Krcek.

Manchin took advantage of the freedom, compiling a hat trick of her own, scoring two goals in the second half, including her primary highlight when she flummoxed a pair of defenders with a toe-tapping spin move to create space for a shot.

Also scoring goals for the FSHS girls were Yoho, Kylie Bushko, Elizabeth Williams, Sidney Greene, Eden Williams, Emma Hedrick and Isabella Pagliaro, who was instrumental in the team’s multiple passing strategies as the center midfielder opposite Manchin.

Boys’ soccer on 9-11:  West rallies late to hand Bees their first loss, 3-1

The Fairmont Senior girls’ soccer team pressed forward time and time again, their siege on East Fairmont’s half of the field eventually coming to fruition in the second half as the Polar Bears defeated the Bees 3-0 Tuesday at East-West Stadium.

FSHS boys, girls cross country have state title in sights

BYBRADLEYHELTZEL TIMESWESTVIRGINIAN

FAIRMONT— The race’s first step is the easiest to take.

The last, however, is as arduous as they come and one that is only made possible by the tedious grind and everlasting will that is realized in between.

The Fairmont Senior boys’ and girls’ cross country teams begin a season in which both are attempting to take the final step on the state’s most challenging course which is complete with a steep incline that initially seems insurmountable.

The lure of a state title beckons at the top of that slope and both squads are among the race’s leaders.

The FSHS boys placed eighth at the state meet a year ago, while the Lady Polar Bears were runners-up. As the two teams are each a meet into the 2017 season, however, the FSHS boys are continuing their surge up the mountain, while the girls, nearly at the zenith, have reached the steepest slope.

Combined, the seven-man FSHS boys’ team of Caleb Carlson, Miguel Figueroa, AlexMorris, TylerHayes, Zak Anderson, Logan Zuchelli and Eljiah Hannig logged more than 400 miles fromJune until now, according to McVicker.

The group, which returns only Figueroa, Morris and Anderson from last season, has already seen a leap of improvement compared to the 2016 team. In the first meet of the season, FSHS placed third out of 17 teams at theAutumn Classic at St. Marys High School compared to eighth last year, shaving off over four minutes in the team’s five-man qualifying time in the process.

The FSHS girls placed fifth out of eight teams in its first meet of the season at University Wednesday, and even with stiff competition, including three AAA powerhouses, Offutt said he was a bit disappointed.

In fact, five of FSHS’s 11 total runners are newcomers this year with the team’s top three runners in Maya Brinson, Mackenzie Stanley and Carlina Jacquez along with Halle Cole and Miranda Koch being the only holdovers.

It’s that top trio, in Brinson, who is a junior, and Stanley and Jacquez, who are sophomores, that offer FSHS the best hope for reaching the state’s pinnacle.

Cross Country

TIMESWESTVIRGINIAN

SAINT MARYS — The Fairmont Senior boys’ cross country placed third out of 17 competing teams Saturday in the Autumn Classic at St. Mary’s High School.

The Polar Bears had 113 points total, finishing behind only Bridgeport at 105 points and Ritchie County 109 points. Junior Caleb Carlson collected the highest place finish of Fairmont Senior runners, coming in fourth with a time of 17:30. Senior Miguel Figueroa also finished in the top 10, placing eighth with a time of 18:22.

Alex Morris clocked in at 23rd overall at 18:55, while freshman Tyler Hayes’ time 20:07 and sophomore Zak Anderson’s time of 20:20 were also good for top 50 finishes, placing 42nd and 47th, respectively.

Logan Zucheli came in 57th at 20:28 and freshman Elijah Hannig finished in 100th with a time of 22:19.

Polar Bears earn three home wins

Craig medalist at one-over par

BYSEANMCNAMARA TIMESWESTVIRGINIAN

FAIRMONT — Just two days after taking first place at the Marion County Invitational Tournament Saturday, coach Luke Corley’s Fairmont Senior Polar Bears were back at it, earning three wins Monday at the Fairmont Field Club.

FSHS shot a four-person score of 155, defeating Preston (178), North Marion (188) and Robert C. Byrd (212).

Sophomore Clark Craig shot a one over par 36 and was the match’s medalist. Along with Craig, other Polar Bears contributing to the team score were Nicky Moroose with a 37 and Drew Sivak and Zack Morgan, who each shot a 41.

FSHS and NMHS are back on the course Wednesday at Green Hills Country Club for a Marion County matchup.

OBITUARIES

"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."  John Donne

Nedra “Lucille” Mason passed away with peace, grace and elegance just as she lived her life Aug. 27, 2017, in the home of her daughters who lovingly cared for her in the last years of her life.

Lucille was born in Richwood, July 5, 1914, to the late William and Bessie Gooden Holbert. She grew up in a loving home with two brothers and two sisters; William Holbert, Carl Holbert, Geneva Ruth Holbert Blamble and Olive Marie Holbert Goff, all deceased. The family moved to Fairmont, where Lucille was in the first class to attend all four years in the “new” Fairmont Senior High School in Loop Park.

She continued her education at the Fairmont Normal School (now Fairmont State University) from where she graduated and went on to begin her teaching career. She taught in Weirton and at Fairview Elementary School in Marion County. Lucille worked for over 30 years as the town clerk for the town of Worthington. She was also proud of her work as a Sunday school teacher and for 35 years as the church clerk for Monongah Baptist Church, where she was a member. She has touched the lives of many children and their families.

Lucille met and started dating Gilbert Bates Mason because “he was good looking and had a car.” She married and shared her life with him because of a deep love and adoration of a very good man. Gilbert and Lucille married Dec. 27, 1936, and remained inseparable until his death in May 1987.

Lucille and Gilbert were the much loved parents of Patricia Sue Mason Wells, Richard Dean Mason (deceased) and Pamela Jean Mason Shanholtz. She spent most of her time throwing all her energies into her family, which grew to include four granddaughters, Diana Kay Wells Arthur (Keith), Wendy Ellen Wells, Karolyn Wells Kilpatrick and Sharon Ruth Wells Belcher (Mark), and four great-grandchildren, Caitlin Bryn Belcher, Cameron Prescott Belcher, Christian McKenzie Belcher and Ethan Sean Kilpatrick.

She created beautiful hand-stitched quilts and put love into each stitch. She enjoyed creating pottery with her daughter, Pam, and loved to travel with anyone who would go with her. She was always ready for an adventure. For over 50 years, she enjoyed league bowling with her friends for various sponsors. She bowled well into her 80s.

Her home and kitchen were always open to others and she was a great example to her family by always studying her Bible and sharing her faith and God’s love with all she met. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She had a great passion for helping others. Neighbors and friends often became family, especially Kevin Scott and Daryle, Jeannette and Journey (her baby girl) Maher.

The family would like to thank Dr. Isha Woofter and staff for all their kindness during Lucille’s journey.

The family will receive friends at Domico Funeral Home in Fairmont from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. The body will lie in state Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Monongah Baptist Church from 10-11 a.m. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Fairmont.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com

Paul Joseph Slamick, 75, of Bridgeport, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Hospital.

He was born in Everson, WV, on May 6, 1942, a son of the late Joseph Paul Slamick and Stella Wood Slamick.

He was the beloved husband and soulmate of Joan Hawkins Slamick for 52 years and beloved father of Paula Slamick Foy, Mary Slamick Hall and her husband Joe, Joseph Slamick and his fiancée Tara, and Jeremy Slamick. He was the beloved grandfather of Bailey Foy, Sydney Foy and Koltin Smith.

He is also survived by his sister, Doris Mitchell (Howard) and his brother, James Slamick (Lynn).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Duane Foy, and an infant nephew, Bobby Mitchell.

Paul was a 1960 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and attended Fairmont State College. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War and was a life-long member of the VFW Post 629. He was a Specialist 5 and served with the 234th Signal Detachment 173D Airborne Brigade and received the National Defense Service Medal, Marksman (Rifle M-14), Good Conduct Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. He also flew with the Honor Flight in May 2016 to Washington DC, of which he was very proud. After his discharge from the service and returning home, he began his career with AT&T and worked for 33 years, retiring from Verizon. He was also a 33-year member of Communications Workers of America Local 2004.

He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and was a faithful adorer on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Ann Catholic Church. He was an avid naturalist and outdoorsman who enjoyed riding his tractor, picking apples, walking with his walking stick and photographing wildlife. He will be greatly missed by his beloved pets Mitzi, Silky, Cuddles, and his 28-year-old cockatiel Julie.

The family would also like to thank Amydesis Hospice for their care and compassion.

Family and friends will be received at Burnside Funeral Home, 607 S. Virginia Avenue, Bridgeport on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, from 1-8 pm. Catholic Burial Rites will be held on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. with Father Hilarion Cann presiding, and Military Funeral Honors will be accorded by the Harrison County Honor Guard. After the service, Paul will be cremated.

Burnside Funeral Home, Bridgeport.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.burnsidefuneralhome.com

Harlen Challens Frederick, 96, of Fairmont, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

Harlen was born Aug. 17, 1921, in Rivesville a son of the late John Wesley Frederick and Lula (O’Dell) Frederick.

He graduated from Fairmont Senior High School in 1940 and served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.

Harlen retired from Westinghouse Electric after 35 years of service. In addition, he was owner and operator of Frederick’s lawnmower repair and service for 40 years before turning the business over to his family.

Mr. Frederick led a very active life. He was a member of the CCC Civilian Conservation Camp. He was a devoted member at the Covenant Church in Fairmont. He was an active member in Acacia Lodge #157, Crusade Community #61, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32 Degree; RAM Orient #9, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #34, Shriners of North America, a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias #15. He was a Life member of the American Legion Post #40 and the VFW Post #629.

He is survived by his son, John Edward Frederick and wife Janet of Fairmont; his grandchildren, Anita Berube, Angela Robe, Amy Frederick, Dr. Heather Frederick, Laura Frederick, Jeffrey Rinehart and Nicole Legg; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sister, Opal M. Sims of Fairmont

In addition to his parents, Harlen was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Frances Arlene (Colbert) Frederick; his daughter, Barbara Frederick Burch; and his brothers, Orville Frederick, Blair Frederick and Carl Frederick.Harlen retired from Westinghouse Electric after 35 years of service. In addition, he was owner and operator of Frederick’s lawnmower repair and service for 40 years before turning the business over to his family.

Mr. Frederick led a very active life. He was a member of the CCC Civilian Conservation Camp. He was a devoted member at the Covenant Church in Fairmont. He was an active member in Acacia Lodge #157, Crusade Community #61, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32 Degree; RAM Orient #9, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #34, Shriners of North America, a 50-year member of the Knights of Pythias #15. He was a Life member of the American Legion Post #40 and the VFW Post #629.

He is survived by his son, John Edward Frederick and wife Janet of Fairmont; his grandchildren, Anita Berube, Angela Robe, Amy Frederick, Dr. Heather Frederick, Laura Frederick, Jeffrey Rinehart and Nicole Legg; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sister, Opal M. Sims of Fairmont

In addition to his parents, Harlen was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Frances Arlene (Colbert) Frederick; his daughter, Barbara Frederick Burch; and his brothers, Orville Frederick, Blair Frederick and Carl Frederick.

Friends and family may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Josh Morgan officiating.

Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard. Grave Side Masonic Rites will be conducted by the A.F.&A.M. Masons of Acacia Lodge #157.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant Church, 17 Everlasting Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554.

Online condolences may be shared with the Frederick Family at www.carpenterandford.com

Mark Allen Neel, 32, of Fairmont, passed from this life Monday (Aug. 21, 2017).

He was born in Fairmont, on Feb. 7, 1985, a son of the late Jerry A. Neel Jr. and Janice L. Raikes Neel.

He had formerly worked as the kitchen manager at Boston Beanery for 10 years and recently was on the pit crew at the local Dickey's Barbecue.

He was a Christian by faith. He was known to be "the nicest person ever. He would do anything for you and not expect anything in return. He will be greatly missed."

He enjoyed being in the company of good friends and family, playing basketball and writing poetry.

Mr. Neel is survived by his brother, Danny Neel; his maternal grandfather, Odbert Raikes both of Fairmont; several aunts, uncles and cousins; also nephews Jonas Owen and Max Allen Neel.

He was also preceded in death by his aunt, Linda Green, and uncle, John Raikes; his maternal grandmothers, Mary Alice and Connie Raikes; and paternal grandparents, Jerry A. Neel and Phyllis Smallwood Neel.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Frey Home For Funerals (Addition Chapel A), 320 Madison St., Fairmont. Services will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Steve Meadows officiating. In keeping with Mark's wishes, following the service his body will be cremated.

Condolences may be sent to the family at fhff320@aol.com.

Memorial contributions may be extended to the family through the funeral home: P.O. Box 895, Fairmont, WV 26555.

Published on August 24, 2017

Jane Chambers Havlichek Tyler, 97, of Fairmont, passed away on Aug. 22, 2017 at her residence.

Jane was born Dec. 22, 1919, daughter of the late Harry Preston Chambers and Mary Shinn Chambers.

Survivors include a daughter, Cynthia Jane Havlichek of Ft. Myers, Florida; three stepchildren Marie Tyler McGraw and husband Howard Wachtel of Shepherdstown, Christine Bowie of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Mark Tyler and wife Jane of Osprey, Florida; nephew, Frith F. Jacobs and wife Dee of Winchester, Kentucky; niece, Lyn Ferriera and husband Ted of Ft. Myers, Florida; nephews, William Havlichek and wife Edna, Harvey Havlichek and wife Debbie; a niece, Mary Ellen Haines; and seven loving grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph R. Havlichek; her second husband, John W. Tyler; and a sister, Helen Jacobs.

Jane was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School Class of 1937 and West Virginia Business College. She was a former employee of WMMN Radio Station and Smith Carpenter Insurance Co. as a bookkeeper. She was a former member of the William Haymond Chapter of the DAR, National Society of Colonial Dames in West Virginia. Friends of the Library Board and Fairmont Field Club.

She volunteered for many years at Fairmont Food Pantry and Marion County Historical Museum. She was a 50-year member of PEO, Chapter D. She was a lifelong member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Fairmont, having served several terms on the Vestry, Altar Guild Member, a Junior and Senior Warden and former president of Episcopal Church Women. She was a delegate to the General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Atlanta in 1982, where she met Bishop Tutu of South Africa. She served a term in Diocesan Standing Co-committee and delegate to the New Orleans Triennial Convention in 1982.

She loved traveling and seeing The Oberammergau Passion Play. She was a devoted West Virginia University and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

The family will receive friends from 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Christ Episcopal Church in Fairmont. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. at the church with Reverend Elizabeth Hadaway and Reverend Richard Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at the Christ Episcopal Church Memorial Garden.

Memorial donations may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church or the Marion County Humane Society.

Arrangements are under the care of Domico Funeral Home Fairmont.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.

Published on August 24, 2017

Carol J. Amos, FSHS instructor, retired

"What we do shall be remembered." Camelot

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”  Virgil

Fairmont Senior High School--a National Blue Ribbon School

Voices From Fairmont Senior High School

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Referred to as FHS

Class sponsor Mr. Everett Blaine Moore has given this Class his devoted attention.

Mr. Moore came to Fairmont in 1904 and entered the engineering department of the Fairmont Coal Company.  Through successive promotions, in August, 1909, he became chief engineer of the Consolidation Coal Company’s West Virginia division.  However, he resigned that position on March the first, 1915, to become Assistant General Manager of the Monongahela Valley Traction Company.  In December of the same year he was elected General Manager of that Company, which position he now holds.

The Board of Education consists of Mr. George M. Alexander, President; Mr. C. E. Smith and Mr. J. Walter Barnes.  A new Member, Mr. J. Clyde Morris, will assume his position in July.  **Editor’s note:  Mr. Morris is the man for whom Morris Park is named.

Superintendent Otis G. Wilson started in 1915 after graduating from Wesleyan College, West Virginia University and completing graduate work at the Chicago University and at Columbia University.  In 1912 he was appointed by Governor Glasscock a member of the State Textbook Commission and in 1914 he was elected President of the West Virginia Education Association.

Principal George H. Colebank received his first training in the West Liberty Normal and at the West Virginia University.  His first position was at Grafton High School and then Mannington before coming to Fairmont.

Faculty included Miss Marjory Chriswell who taught Domestic Art and Miss Wilhelmina Dorothea Cockayne, English teacher and Adviser of Maple Leaves and Y. W. C. A.  Mr. Ensel Hawkins taught Manual Training while Miss Pearl Hodges taught Debating and English as well as serving as

Director of Expression.  Mr. E. M. Musgrave taught Biology and Agriculture while Mr. Thomas C. Moore and Miss Cora Kincaid taught Arithmetic.  Interestingly, Mr. Moore Managed the Motion Picture Fund and the Bookstore.  Mr. C. J. Ramsey taught Survey of Vocations which demonstrates an early interest in the subject included in the curriculum.

Highlight of the year:  an outing at Jackson’s Mill, in the first week in June.  Three special interurban cars were chartered and Mr. Moore furnished an excellent picnic dinner.

Drama: The Juniors made a great success of the play, “The Blossoming of Mary Anne”, which its members presented on the night of April thirteenth.  The cast was composed of the following:  Mary Anne, Marie Shuttleworth; William Barkley, Paul Stevens; Elaine Jewett, Catheryn Riggleman; Trella Jewett, Pearl Francis; Patty Cloverleaf, Louise Rock; Teddy Farnum, Joseph Greer; Mrs. John Simmons, Edith Eckles; Mrs. Henry T. Kirkland, Lucille Hamilton; Betsy Scroggins, Mary Creighton; Lloyd Henderson, Raymond Salivate; Felice, a maid, Ida Smith; Charles Mason, James Anwyll.

Excerpts from an article written by Lucille Hamilton

Sophomore Class events recorded by Mildred Robinson, ‘19

1919 The C. E. Hutchinson basket ball team have been doing some very fine work.  This was proved by their taking the championship at the tournament held at the Miller School gymnasium.

Plans were made for a party on January 12, 1917.  But owing to the outbreak of infantile paralysis, the party was postponed until March 2, 1917.  Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson were the honor guests.

1920 On September twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, two hundred and one boys and girls entered the Fairmont High School as Freshmen.  The first meeting of the Freshman Class was held in the auditorium for the purpose of electing the officers of the Class.  The election resulted as follows:  President, Fern Snider; Vice President, George Arnett; Secretary, Virginia Wilson; Treasurer, Karl Andre.  The election not completed until at another meeting Leah Gilkeson and Paul Fleming were elected members of the Student Council; Margaret Smith was elected Historian; and Roy Yost, our representative on the Athletic Board.  Later, we elected Sylvanus Watson, Treasurer.  Our former Treasurer had left school.  When Sylvanus, however, left the city for the winter, Albert Knight was elected to succeed him.  We also chose for our colors, old rose and silver; and for our flower, the sweet pea.

Excerpts in Maple Leaves, 1918 by Margaret Ruth Smith, ’20

More than half of the yearbook published creative writing submitted by the students.

SHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS            October 15, 2017

 

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DONATIONS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO FAIRMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAY BE SENT TO:

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Attention: Ed Cheslock, Treasurer

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LOM and cja issue a homework assignment to all those who choose to share.  As we research and reminisce we continue to work on our book, a history of the school we all love.  Please submit for consideration of inclusion in Voices From Fairmont Senior High School.

Memories of:  the fire in 1979, an East-West game, renovations, a special friendship or relationship, a teacher who motivated/inspired you, and/or a championship (participant or fan).  OR for the section called Where Are They Now? send a sentence or two about what you are doing professionally.  Nominate a graduate who has achieved national or international acclaim.  We hope to hear from you asap.

Danielle Poling, new journalism instructor at FSHS, tells me that extra copies of the yearbooks are available for sale.  If you tried in past years and did not get a response, I urge you to try again.  I am assured that if you call the school at 304-367-2150 and leave a request with Cindy, Danielle will get back to you.

2014 -2017 are $70.00

All older ones are $30.00

Available copies of Maple Leaves:  1965,1966,1973,1974,1976,1977,1979,1982,1983, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Darlene Ice Boyles, Keyette sponsor from 1970-2005, has written a history of the organization at FSHS including some wonderful pictures from her archives.  Visit the website, scroll down past the newsletters, and enjoy the documentation.

IN THE LOOP

Fairmont Senior captures second straight Big 10 golf title

LOST CREEK — With a team score of 332, the Fairmont Senior golf team captured its second straight Big 10 title Monday at Bel Meadow Golf Course.

Clark Craig shot a 75, the second-best score overall, to lead the Polar Bears. Nicky Moroose's 80, Zack Morgan's 87 and Drew Sivak's 90 rounded out the team scoring.

Members of the Big 10 All-Tournament team included Williams, Craig, Pavalok, Moroose, Lewis County's Ayden Wykoff, Schmidt, Preston's Matt Allen and Elkins' Dylan Reckhart.

The Big 10 also announced it's annual awards Monday, with Williams and Buckhannon-Upshur's Christian McKisic sharing conference Player of the Year honors.

Corley was named Big 10 Coach of the Year with Craig, Moroose Wykoff, Allen, Reckhart, Pavalok, RCB's Jimmy Hawkins and B-U's Tanner Williams being named to the Big 10 First-Team.

Soccer: FAIRMONT — Class AAA Buckhannon-Upshur went scoreless for only the second time of the season Tuesday after dropping a 5-0 decision to fellow Big 10 Conference foe Fairmont Senior High School at East-West Stadium.

Logan Kelley collected 7 saves for B-U at the keeper position, and Fairmont’s Jacob Branch wrangled in 4 stops for Senior. Isaac Swiger notched 3 of the Bears’ goals in the scoring column.

The Class AA FSHS Polar Bears moved to 12-0 on the year. With 23-0 and 17-1 wins over AAs Petersburg and Keyser, respectively, Fairmont West is apparently that good, and they keep pounding the net for more.

Football:

The Polar Bears rank third in the state before the new power rankings come out tomorrow.  They are 7-1 after beating Preston with a stingy defense and dominating offensive performance which led to a 51-8 win at Preston, on Oct. 13. On the previous week running back Bryson Gilbert touched the ball 10 times against the Weir Red Riders, and he converted those 10 touches into 165 total yards and six touchdowns in a 49-20 win for the Polar Bears.

FSHS boys, girls wallop Berkeley Springs

Soccer:  FAIRMONT — The visiting Berkeley Springs Indians’ lengthy trip into Polar Bear country was quickly marred by what turned out to be an all-out mauling by the Fairmont Senior girls’ and boys’ soccer teams as they combined to blank the Indians by a score of 29-0 Saturday at East-West Stadium.

After the FSHS girls’ squad defeated Berkeley Springs, 8-0, holding a massive possession advantage and outshooting the Indians 41-2, the FSHS boys’ team upped the ante of dominance, scoring a whopping 21 goals in its shutout victory.

Despite the scoring buffet that saw a combined three hat tricks and 15 different players register goals, the Saturday snoozefest was also a midseason reprieve for both teams from a slew of difficult matchups from the past week that brought an elongated injury list.

The FSHS boys, on the other hand, scored from the flanks directly, and on crosses, and on dribbles up the middle, and on through balls and long balls and basically through every other mean as well in their 21-goal outburst.

Herrera started the volcanic offensive eruption when he sliced from the wing into the middle with a live dribble to score just 40 ticks in, the first of four goals by the senior ball-handling maestro. Moments later, Swiger, whose dazzling footwork can match anyone, made it 2-0, duping Indians with a series of shot fakes before finally unleashing for the score.

Herrera added two straight goals thereafter, the second coming off a needled assist by Michael Floyd on a through ball in the middle of the field. Herrera returned the favor, setting up Floyd for a goal to make it 6-0, the score coming on the heels of a deadeye lofted pass from Seth Stilgenbauer to Jonas Branch on the backside of the action for a header.

Branch poached the backside again for his second goal, this one coming off a dime of a cross assist from midfielder Guide Hippolyte. Branch’s second goal put him in the club of Herrera, Swiger, Floyd, Corey Payne and his brother Isaac Branch as Polar Bears who scored multiple goals, Swiger and Floyd each collecting hat tricks to go with Herrera’s four-goal performance.

Noah Davis and Gannon Satterfield tacked on a pair of goals down the stretch with Payne doubling his total for the final score of the afternoon.

Cross Country:  Fairmont Senior’s top runner was Caleb Carlson, who took seventh overall (17:31). Behind Carlson was Miguel Figueroa in 10th (17:54), Alex Morris in 24th (18:34), Zak Anderson in 26th (18:42), Logan Zuchelli in 46th (19:31) and Elijah Hannig in 49th (19:48).

First-team all-conference consisted of Saunders (EF), Figueroa (FSHS), Jackson Jacobs (Bridgeport), Mason Clark (Elkins), Carlson (FSHS), Noah Ward (PB), Ellis (EF), Danah Phillips (RCB), Cole Friend (Preston) and Mark Duez (Bridgeport).

For the boys’ competition, second-team all-conference consisted of Johnny Williams (PB), Cade Robinson (Bridgeport), Samuel Starkley (RCB), Trey Smith-Tatham (Preston), Evan Thomas (Preston), Jed Hawkins (PB), Wyatt Wolfe (Preston), Hayden Thomas (Preston), Tyler Channell (PB) and Butler (EF).

Fairmont Senior was led by Sophia Tomana, who finished eighth with a time of 21:12. Behind Tomana for the Polar Bears were Carlina Jacquez in 13th (22:01), Mackenzie Stanley in 20th (22:28), Kate McPherson in 42nd (24:02), Marley Carlson in 50th (24:21), Halle Cole in 58th (24:53) and Alexa Stemple in 62nd (25:15).

Making first-team All-Big 10 for the girls were Christopher (EF), Kierra Hodge (PB), Julia Muller and Emma Campbell (Bridgeport), Emily Louk (LC), Alexis Morici (Elkins), Tomana (FS), Adelle Thrush (RCB), Jaycee Everson (PB) and Alexa Gorondy (Preston).

Second-team Big 10 was comprised of Jenna Lenhart (Preston), Jacquez (FS), Eickleberry (NM), Allison Hess (Bridgeport), Llaneza (NM), Brooke Wagner (Bridgeport), Victoria Carr (Preston), Jenna Soltesz (Bridgeport), Stanley (FS) and Brooke Bennett (LC).

Now, Marion County teams will move on to the regional meet at Berkeley Springs.

Fourth-year fortune

Lady Polar Bears stave off Huskies; FSHS boys win in rout on senior night

BYBRADLEYHELTZEL TIMESWESTVIRGINIAN

FAIRMONT— Fairmont Senior’s senior night ended a bit prematurely Tuesday at East West Stadium against county foe North Marion. With the senior ceremony wedged in between the girls’ and boys’ matchups, the Lady Polar Bears’ fourth year players were honored following a 4-1 victory, while the FSHS boys veterans accepted their gifts and hugs preceeding what would be a 19-0 massacre in which no senior logged a second of playing time after the intermission, at which point FSHS already led 16-0.

OBITUARIES

"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."  John Donne

David R. Oliveto II, Age 39, passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2017 at WVU Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born June 6, 1978 in Fairmont, a son of Kandy Hartley, the late David R. Oliveto and step father, John R. Hartley. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend Carrie Oliveto.

In addition to his wife, David leaves behind to cherish his memory his two daughters Catherine Elizabeth Oliveto and Caitlyn Marie Oliveto; his sister Morgan Hartley; his grandparents Bonnie J. Brown and the late Richard and Teresa Oliveto.

David worked as a Field Engineer and Welder displaying great work ethic and enthusiasm in every project. David truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures, chatting with friends and family infecting everyone with his charismatic personality and a smile that melted your heart.

Family, friends and others whose lives David touched are invited to Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street, Fairmont on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 12pm to 6pm.

After 6pm a celebration of life will be held at the VFW Post 629 at 802 Fairmont Avenue. All are welcome.

There will be a graveside service held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Jacob Cochran Cemetery at 12:00 p.m., Shortline Highway, Reader, WV.

Memorial contributions may be made to Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home.

Gary Lynn Moore, 66, of White Hall, passed away peacefully in Morgantown on Wednesday morning, September 20, 2017, surrounded by his family and under the care of WV Caring Hospice. He was born in Fairmont on July 17, 1951, a son of Bertie E. “Libby” Moore, who survives in Shinnston, and the late Brady Joseph Moore, Sr.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Linda Henline and her husband Greg, Fairmont, two brothers, Rod Moore and his companion Leigh Ann Fancher, Monongah; and Joey Moore and his wife Lisa, Fairmont; a niece, Kristin Coldsnow and her husband Travis; and two nephews, B.J. Moore and his fiancé Becki Byrne and Jimmy Bosnick and his wife Mary; a great-niece, Layla Moore and a great-nephew, James Bosnick, IV; and many, many, friends.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Shawn Bosnick.

Gary was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and was a caregiver, working for the ARC and ResCare. He loved to play the electric guitar and played in several bands when he was younger. He was an avid reader and loved all animals.

At his request, no services will be held and he will be cremated.

Libbie “Jane” Wade was born March 17, 1948 in Fairmont WV to William Carlisle and Eleanor King Wade. She died on October 8, 2017 at United Hospital Center, after a short illness.

Jane graduated from Fairmont Senior High School and Fairmont State College before earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work from West Virginia University. Jane worked for the Department of Human Services in McDowell, Hampshire, and Harrison counties before becoming a nursing home administrator. After serving as a building administrator, she became a regional director for AMFM and later Genesis Healthcare.

Upon retirement, Jane pursued her passions of cooking and hospitality and established Food for Friends a boutique catering service. She took great joy and pride in providing unique high quality food to enhance small gatherings. In addition to her catering business, she served as a volunteer for numerous community agencies with special time and care being given to Christ Episcopal Church.

Jane is survived by her brothers, Lisle (Margaret) Wade and Frank Wade; nieces and nephews, Bill (Christy) Wade, Brycie (Peter) Parnham, Steven (Linda) Wade, Jennifer (Nicholas) Greiner, Steve (Chriztine) Kirk and Stacey James; great nieces and nephews, Kylie, McKinley, Lila, Tristan, Wade, Carson, Jackson, Beck, Kathryn and Haden; cousin and dear friend, Harriett Starr. She is also survived by her church community who loved Jane and deeply enriched her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be directed to Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am with the Reverend Nora Becker, presiding.

Lawrence A. Kincell, 65, of Fairview, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born September 4, 1952 in Morgantown, a son of the late James “Red” Kincell and Betty L. Klingensmith Kincell.

Lawrence was a coal miner at Federal No. 2 Mine, having retired with 36 years of service. He was a graduate of West Fairmont High School and a member of the Mannington Lodge 31, AF & AM. He was a member of the Plum Run Baptist Church, where he met and married his beloved wife, Kathy, beginning their special, loving relationship which lasted nearly 44 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Parker Kincell, whom he married September 29, 1973; 3 sons: Larry (Melanie) Kincell, Plum Run, Bob (Nicki) Kincell, Bethel Road, Rich (Amanda) Kincell, Fairview; 8 grandchildren: Wyatt, Summer, Isaac, Maddie, Parker, Brock, Kelsie, Lucas Kincell; 4 sisters: Margie Weingard, Fairmont, Jeaneen (Gene) Rexrode, Fairmont, Mary (Gordon) Parker, MI, Debbie Miller, Fairmont; 1 brother: James (Nancy) Kincell, FL; sisters-in-law: Diana Kincell, Fairmont, and Tina Kincell, Monongah; several additional brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother: David Kincell; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Dallas and Ruth Parker.

The family would like to thank Amedysis Hospice for their care and support, especially Corrina and Brittany.

Friends may call at the Hutson Funeral Home in Farmington on Saturday from 3-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday with Larry Kincell officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery at Farmington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, 1 Medical center Drive, Morgantown, WV 26506 Condolences may be accessed at www.hutsfuneralhomes.com.

Carol J. Amos, FSHS instructor, retired

"What we do shall be remembered." Camelot

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”  Virgil

Fairmont Senior High School--a National Blue Ribbon School

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The Friendly City quiz developed by Mark L Summers, FHS class of 58.  Click on AUDITORIUM at left and check your answers

·      Complete this simple numerical sequence.... 19/73/___

·       What's the new name for Beverly Road and Fox Hill Rd?

·       1950 was the year of the ___  _____.

·       Where is still the best place to hear a marching band play the FJHS fight song?

·       Who was the fastest man alive? (not Speedy Gonzales)?

·       Walking toward FHS from Virginia Ave. on eighth St. what streets do you cross on the way?  Fill in the blanks.

 Virginia Ave. _________ Fairmont Ave., ________, ________, Coleman

·       Name the former Biz Dawson running back who later became the World Record holder in the pole vault.

·       What was special about Veterans Day?

·       Who was the Voice of the Mountaineers?

·       What did a baseball team starring Pete Zeck and Mike Hall do in 1951?

·       What sport did Don Eddy play and what special title did they give him in Morgantown?

·       East West Stadium was at 12th St.  What 2 other recreational venues were at 12th St.?

  • West Virginia without West is _____  __________.
  • In 1954 two high schools played against each other at East-West Stadium for the first (and only) time.  What was the final score?
  • What are the call-letters of the radio stations at 920 and 1490 on the AM dial?
  • Who was our Congressman from the first district who later served 2 terms as W.Va. governor and in 1990 was made an offer that he could not refuse.  He was awarded over 2 years of free room and board.
  • One man was both our youngest and our oldest governor ever.  His name is the same as a classic typewriter brand.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 FSHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARS

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Emily A. Buonaiuto

David Childers

Tyler Echols

Austin Joseph

Allyson Shreves

Noah Vasicek

Mackenzee Walker

Sammi Zheng

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS

Eviana Barnes (Ross and Dolores Maruka)

Reina Edwards (Seth Burton Memorial)

Gage Clemens (Anthony Pizatella)

Jada Bruce (Rex Stalnaker Memorial)

Zachary Jay Phillips (Rex Stalnaker Memorial)

Sarah Wilmoth (South Fairmont Rotary)

Morgan Linger (Davidson Family)

Abby Wadsworth (Brogan Raddish Memorial)

Jakob (Jake) Abbott (Anthony “Skip” Delligatti)

FSHS NEWSLETTER FROM CAROL J. AMOS            August 17, 2017

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DONATIONS TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO FAIRMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MAY BE SENT TO:

Fairmont Senior High School Foundation, Inc.

Attention: Ed Cheslock, Treasurer

PO Box 91

Fairmont WV 26555-0091

SCHOOL BEGINS ON AUGUST 23, 2017 for students in Marion County.  I retired after a 40 year tenure to care for Elizabeth in 2006.  Now she’s in sixth grade.  Cate starts first grade next Wednesday.  Maggie will begin her educational adventures in kindergarten and Drew steps up to the toddler class in day care.  May my four precious grandchildren and all others acknowledge the value of learning.  Teaching is such a noble profession. May you all enjoy a safe and productive school year! Your legacy--may you touch every child's life in a positive way. Since it takes a village, may we all contribute memorable minutes and recognize the teachable moments for all youngsters as we support the efforts and dedication of our teachers.

 

Remembering Rick at his memorial service, Cardiac nurse Yvonne Hershman spoke so eloquently and I fondly recall the "signs" which she noticed after he passed.  Just two month to the day of his final hospital admission, I experienced a sign while on the deck working on his book.  A young man on a motorcycle, likely heading to class at FSU, motored by blasting Boston's "More Than A Feeling."  That transported me to a time in the 70s when Rick and I enjoyed Boston, our favorite band in concert at the WVU Coliseum.  I listen to it and other favorites often which transport me to happy times.  I remain grateful for our beautiful memories.

"I looked out this morning and the sun was gone

Turned on some music to start my day

I lost myself in a familiar song

I closed my eyes and I slipped away"

Thursday, August 17, 2017, marks two months since the unspeakable happened.  After two decades of struggling to regain his health from diabetes, heart disease and a myriad of other physical challenges, my husband’s body could no longer endure the ravages of his illnesses.  I appreciate the gestures of food, flowers, donations to FSHS Foundation auditorium seats, and Marion County Rescue Squad, as well as gift cards and books.  Linda Morgan, Mike Garrison, and Gene Weaver must have read my mind that words might help me find my new normal.  I learned something about coping from each of them.

Our suffering is not unique.  I read some thoughts that console me:  Avoid taking sadness to sleep; think of three things that gave you joy during the day and write them down.  That provides good advice from Sheryl Sandberg in Option B:  Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy. “Through the brutality of loss, one must face the void and choose joy and meaning.”   

Healing After Loss provides a daily meditation for working through grief.  Sometimes people don’t know what to say to the bereaved.  If you see me out and you’re so inclined, give me a hug.  Hugs help.

Over 200 cards of condolence provided poignant personal messages and great comfort to me.  I read them again and again and savor the significance of friends who support me in my sorrow.  I cherish the shared stories and unique personal experiences from the hundreds of friends who came to the visitation and the celebration of Rick’s life.  Through all those personal contacts I gain strength, find my resilience, and search for the joy through the love of my family, the kindness of my friends, and the laughter of my grandchildren.

Rick’s love lives.  He was a good man.

ALUMNI RETURN TO FAIRMONT

I enjoyed providing a tour for the Class of 1997 on the occasion of their 20th reunion.  I always enjoy reconnecting with the former students who return to their alma mater and providing some history along with the modern surprises.

This weekend will reunite the class of 1987 for their 30th reunion and the group celebrating 40 years since graduation will visit on September 16, 2017.  Darlene Boyles and Gina Ezelle with also be available with items of special interest to graduates and information about opportunities to assist with scholarships, teacher grants, and/or sponsorship of seats in the auditorium.

The milestone event of the summer is the “Class of 1967 50th Reunion”

Friday, August 25, 2017, 6 PM, Colasessano’s White Hall

Please join us for an informal gathering with salad, pizza, pepperoni buns, hoagies, chips, and nonalcoholic drinks. On your own cash bar.  $20 fee at the door to help defray the cost of the room rental and food.  Please RSVP number of people planning to attend to Carolyn and Pam so we can get a count for food.

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10 AM, Fairmont Senior High School tour, back drive door closest to gym will be unlocked. Please meet at Lincoln.

Saturday, August 26, 2017 6 PM-Note change  of venue!

Dinner at the Knights of Columbus, 1529 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554  $45 per person or $80 a couple

Reserve your place as soon as possible for this fantastic weekend with your favorite high school classmates! A block of rooms is being held for us at the Fairfield Inn so call them if you would like to reserve a room there.

Please send your money to Nancy Lawler, 622 White Island Road, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554. Check payable to FSHS Class of 1967 Reunion.

Please send picture scans or pictures (will be returned) to Pam Janes Snyder, 832 Kings River Road, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585

Requests!!

1.   Please send names of guests for reunion events to Carolyn Trickett Clevenger and Pam Janes Snyder to get to Dede for name tags.

2.   Please send number of people attending Colessesanos Friday so they can prepare food for this event to Carolyn Trickett Clevenger and Pam Janes Snyder.

3.   If you have a copy of pictures of our elementary school days, please bring prepared for display or send to Pam for insertion into PowerPoint. She will scan and return to you.

Pam’s email is psnyder127@aol.com

Carolyn’s is clever4@comcast.net

IN THE LOOP

FSHS golf wins at Parkersburg, takes Tri-State Cup

PARKERSBURG — The Fairmont Senior golf team of Nicky Moroose, Clark Craig, Drew Sivak and Gannon Satterfield, coached by Luke Corley, won the first-place trophy in the Callaway Junior Tour High School series Monday at Parkersburg Country Club.

The Polar Bears took first place in the team standings at Parkersburg with a total score of 234, a winning performance that also pushed the Polar Bears past Cabell Midland for the top spot in Tri-State Cup rankings as Fairmont Senior also officially became the 2017 Tri-State Cup champions Monday.

FSHS sophomore Clark Craig led the team shooting a 75, which placed him sixth among individuals. FSHS senior Nicky Moroose carded a 77 to take ninth in the individual standings.

Finishing with the third-best score of the day for the Polar Bears was Gannon Satterfield in the No. 4 spot with an 82. Rounding out FSHS’s scores was senior Drew Sivak, who carded an 88.

FALL SCHEDULES

Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. Fairmont Senior High School plays at home against Robert C. Byrd High School

Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. Fairmont Senior boys’ soccer is away against Keyser

Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Fairmont Senior High School plays at home against North Marion High School

Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. Fairmont Senior boys’ soccer is away against Bridgeport Senior High School

Aug. 29 Fairmont Senior girls’ soccer is away against Weir. Time to determined.

Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. Fairmont Senior girls’ soccer is away against Bridgeport Senior High School

Sept. 2 Fairmont Senior girls’ soccer is away against Keyser. Time to be determined.

Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. Fairmont Senior golf team is away in a tournament with Buckhannon, East Fairmont and Bridgeport Senior High School at the Buckhannon County Club in Upshur County

Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. Fairmont Senior golf team is away in a tournament with Wheeling Park and Brooke at Oglebay Jones

AUG 2017 TV19 SCHEDULE: All programs on web at: http://gfcc.peg.tv

Program Description on web at http://tv19fairmont.blogspot.com

06:00 4-H Camp at Mar-Mack        06/27/17               18:10

06:18 Social Dancing at Palatine 06/29/17               04:13

06:22 FRN Pool Party                      06/29/17               10:27

06:32 Peg Access & ad                  06/02/17               43:29

07:16 Auction at Election Ctr.      06/16/17               09:30

07:25 Dr. Marie Rose                      06/27/17               14:33

07:40 Bluegrass Evening              06/25/17               08:38

07:49 Paddleboat Event                 06/25/17               17:17         

08:06 Almost Allman Band & ad  07/01/17               18:00

08:30 Buckshot & ad                      07/04/17               17:30

08:47 Accordion closing show    06/10/17               20:00

09:07 Johnnie Johnson, Sat. eve 07/08/17              20:00         

09:27 Prickett’s Fort, part 1           97/07-8, 2017      43:45

10:11 Prickett’s Fort, part 2 & ad  07/12/17               41:50

11:00 City Council                          06/27/17               43:57

11:43 City Council                          07/11/17               36:28         

12:20 County Commission:           06/27/17               32:57

12:53 County Commission:           07/12/17               18:46

01:12 Shinnston Community Band     07/04/17               1:15:57

02:28 Accordion Concert              06/10/17               31:12

03:00 Nikki Talley- Fort & ad         07/14/17               53:31

03:53 Prickett’s Fort- part 3           07/12/17               16:56

04:10 Veterans- Steven Lewis      07/15/17               48:17

04:58 Wardensville Garden          07/19/17               13:35

05:12 Rep. David McKinley & ad  07/04/17               13:17

05:30 Dharma Bombs & ad            07/19/17               20:00

05:52 Christmas in July & ad        07/22/17               05:43

OBITUARIES

"No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."  John Donne

Pamela Jean Hawkinberry, class of 1973of Fairmont, passed away Monday (Aug. 14, 2017) at her home.

She was born in Marion County on July 18, 1954, a daughter of the late Eugene Franklin Boyce and Vonda Gay (Cottrill) Boyce.

Pam was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She last worked as a home health aide for West Virginia Aging. Following her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She enjoyed going on the river and camping. She liked watching her grandchildren race their dirt bikes and four-wheelers.

She is survived by her son, Robert Hawkinberry and his wife Sara of Fairmont; four grandchildren, Bobbie Jean Hawkinberry, Kagin Nicole Hawkinberry, Zoey Brooke Hawkinberry and Hunter Allen Hawkinberry.

Also surviving are her brothers and sisters and their spouses, Eugene and Kim Boyce, Mike Boyce, Timothy and Carolyn Boyce, Judy Boyce, Rhonda and Stan Stine and Patty Miller, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Pam was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hawkinberry.

Friends and family may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Edward Carpenter officiating Thursday at the Carpenter & Ford funeral Home, 209 Merchant St., Fairmont. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Online condolences may be shared with the Hawkinberry family at www.carpenterandford. com                            

David A. Finamore, 56, of Fairview, PA, passed away at UPMC Hamot on Monday (June 26, 2017).

He was born in Fairmont, on June 7, 1961 a son of the late Victor and LeonaMoreno Finamore.

He was a graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and studied at West Virginia University. After moving to Erie, Dave married Erika Diemer Finamore and worked for Champion Ford. He enjoyed sports and loved going to the gym. He also enjoyed traveling and dining on excellent Italian food.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Victoria Finamore Shaffer.

In addition to his wife, Dave is survived by a daughter, Isabella Victoria along with two brothers, Dennis Finamore of Fairmont and Anthony Finamore of New York, New York. He also leaves three brothers-in-law, Martin Shaffer of Clarksburg, Ryan McChesney of Corry, Pennsylvania, and Michael Lebper of New York, New York, along with two sisters-in-law, Reghan Zimmerman (Michael) of Lake City, Pennsylvania, and Amanda Diemer-Archuelta (Archie) of Youngsville, Pennsylvania, along with many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. till the time of a memorial service at 3 p.m. Saturday at Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 602 West 10th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania, with Father Michael DeMartinis officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dave’s memory to: The ALS Association, 1275 K St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20005, or donate online at www.alsa.org/donate.

Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneral home.com

Robert Earl Moran, 81 years of age, of Bridgeport, WV, passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at his residence. He was born January 30, 1936, in Fairmont, WV, the son of the late Mearl Thomas and Roxie Mae LeHew Moran.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Howard Moran. They had celebrated 58 years of marriage. He is also survived by a son, Robert Earl Moran, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Bridgeport, WV; a daughter, Vickie Lynn Moran Odegard of Phoenix, AZ; a grandson, Trevor Scott Moran of Fairmont, WV; two sisters, Kathleen Moran Cain and Derotha Jean Moran Corbin of Fairmont, WV; a brother-in-law, Donald Howard and his wife Donna of Severna Park, MD; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Louise Moran Stewart.

Bob made a career in banking and retired with 39 years of service working in Fairmont and Bridgeport. While working at First National Bank in Fairmont, he served as an executive vice-president until 1987 when he was elected president of Bridgeport Bank, known now as Wesbanco. For the last 13 years, he was a familiar face as an employee at Kroger’s on Emily Drive.

He was a 1953 graduate of Fairmont Senior High School and then graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University. He furthered his studies with a degree from School of Consumer Banking at the University of Virginia. He was a veteran and served in the United States Air Force from 1953 – 1957 in Germany.

When Bob and Maxine were raising their children, many weekends consisted of camping, fishing and golfing. Bob enjoyed spending time playing golf and cards with friends. He and his wife were lifetime members of the Fairmont Field Club.

Bob was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge and a former Noble of the Mystic Shrine, Nemesis Temple of Parkersburg, WV. He enjoyed his time supporting Shriners Children’s Hospitals and the Shriners Corvette Unit.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV, to celebrate Bob’s life.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bob’s memory to COPD Research, COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., Miami, FL 33134.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.

The Moran family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 215 East Main Street, Bridgeport, WV.

Thomas C. Stansberry, 81, Kokomo, IN, passed away at 8:19 am Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Community Howard Regional Health in Kokomo.  He was born January 18, 1936, in Fairmont, WV, the son of the late Milford Creed & Venadel Naomi (Yost) Stansberry.  On October 4, 1958, he married Cecelia A. Rowand and she survives.

Thomas was a 1954 graduate of West Fairmont Senior High School in WV, and a 1962 graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he was a member of Kappa Eta Kappa.  He served with the United States Marine Corp, earning the rank of Sergeant.

Thomas retired from General Motors as a Senior Electrical Engineer after 40 years of service.  He was a member of Fairfield Christian Church, and the Kokomo Jaycees, where he served as past president.  Thomas enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, camping, traveling, and was an avid Indiana University basketball fan.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Cecelia A. Stansberry, Greentown; children, Christina (Christopher) Avery, Kokomo, and Diana (Kiah) Stansberry-Sando, Greentown; grandchildren, Courtnay (Adam) Titus, Kokomo, and Taylor (Nicholas) Stansberry-Matthews, Goshen; great-grandchildren, Royal G. Titus, and Lincoln C. Titus, both of Kokomo; grand fur baby, Nola Matthews; sister-in-law, Joyce Stansberry, Kokomo and brother-in-law, Arley Simmons, Fairview, WV along with several special nieces and nephews.

Thomas was preceded in death by his Parents, Milford & Avis Stansberry, and Venadel & John C. Johnson, brother, Kenneth David Stansberry, sister, Sue Hannah Simmons, and step-sister, Mary Catherine Stephens; brothers-in-law, Harry (Jackie) Rowand, Joseph “Dick” (Julie) Rowand, Thomas (Sandra) Rowand.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, August 11, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Lynn Coleman officiating and his nephew, Pastor Jacob Stansberry to offer the eulogy.  Burial will follow in Albright Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Marine Corp and the Kokomo Military Rites Team.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4-8 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Thomas’ memory to the American Diabetes Association. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com

Douglas Lane "Doug" Harris, 63, of Mebane, NC, passed away on Sunday July 30, 2017 at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

Doug was born in Fairmont, West Virginia on May 20, 1954 the son of the late David Harris and Maxine DeMoss Harris. He graduated from Fairmont High School in 1972 and enlisted in the US Army where he served with the First Calvary Division. He worked for 15 years as an underground mechanic and electrician in the West Virginia coal mines before he decided to return to school and get his degree in Computer Technology. Doug worked for LabCorp and NC State in the IT Department. His hobbies were photography, Pittsburgh Steelers and WVU Football and Basketball. In addition to his parents, Doug was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Burnside. On August 23,1974, he married the former Ava VanGilder who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife Ava of Mebane is one son, Jason Harris and wife Karen of Spring Lake; and a nephew David Revay of Corpus Christi, TX.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 pm on Friday at Omega Funeral Service & Crematory Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made The Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 50008 Studio City, CA 91614-5001 or www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate. Sign an online register book at www.omegafsc.com. Arrangements are in the care of Omega Funeral Service & Crematory.

Carol J. Amos, FSHS instructor, retired

"What we do shall be remembered." Camelot

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time.”  Virgil

Fairmont Senior High School--a National Blue Ribbon School

Voices From Fairmont Senior High School

www.facebook.com/cjamos

Fairmont Senior High School Polar Bears group on Facebook

http://www.classcreator.com/Fairmont-WV-Fairmont-Senior-1961/class_index.cfm

2016 Fairmont Senior High School Foundation Scholars

Congratulations to the 2016 Foundation Scholars.  Secure an application for 2017 from a counselor or by clicking on the link to the left.

NAMED SCHOLARSHIPS
Seth Burton Memorial -- Hannah Petracca
Anthony Pizatella -- Madison Uphold
Rex Stalnaker Memorial -- Timothy W. Suder
South Fairmont Rotary -- Claire Craig
Davidson Family -- Hunter Sims
Brogan Raddish Memorial -- Jarrod Bosley
Ross and Dolores Maruka -- Bradley Wyne
Anthony "Skip" Delligatti -- Michael Nuzum II

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Caleb Anselene
Justin Anselene
Brooke Ashcraft
Joseph Leon
Olivia Moroose
Ryan Ricer
Ben Stewart

Rick and Linda Parker Scholarship
Michaela Moore
Jeremay Logan Sheppard
Steven Swiger

37 game Bridgeport winning streak IS OVER. 22-21 win for the Bears because they went for a 2 point conversion and Jake Abbott took it in for the score and the win.

http://www.wvalways.com/clip/12925382/fairmont-sr-defeats-bridgeport-on-gutsy-2-point-conversion

Congratulations, FSHS 2016 State Champions

Womens' Lacrosse

Diane Parker was kind, loving, thoughtful, funny (intentionally & unintentionally), gracious, smart & strong. She will be missed but has left a wonderful legacy in her children & grandchildren! Rest in peace, Gammy. Video created by Jill Carpenter Zundell.

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Diane's book, Daddy's Ledger, is reviwed below and remains available for sale.

Diane Hutchinson Parker, a novice published writer, has maintained her father's mine ledger filled with newspaper articles, (many from The Fairmont Times and The West Virginian as well as state and national publications), family photos, and journals.  The 20" x 15" ledger provides a history of a family's entrepreneurship and the impact on an industry as revealed through meticulous documentation and a daughter's devotion to preserve the family history.  The explosive growth of the coal boom is lead by "Coal Baron" extraordinaire and family patriarch C. E. Hutchinson.

Mesmerized by the massive book when she first revealed the contents of the ledger, I remain fascinated by the intertwining of the family and the city of Fairmont--inextricably bonded through the economy and community philanthropy.  She writes her recollections as a collection of stories that are sometimes heartwarming, sometimes shocking, but always providing insight to one of the premier families of Fairmont.

With the birth of Diane and her early years at the castle, the readers experience a glimpse of the golden era at Sonnencroft, an icon of the city on Morgantown Avenue in the Palatine district of the Friendly City designed.  Built to replicate Inverness  Castle in Scotland, the beautiful structure and gorgeous gardens, lost during the Great Depression, was razed in the 1960s with property donated to the Marion County Board of Education.

Through legend and lore, Mrs. Parker recounts the family traditions and experiences of Clyde E. and Mary Lyda Hutchinson, Papa and Mammam to the family.

Diane's engrossing stories captivate me; I am convinced they will do the same for her readers.

Purchase the book at http://www.dianehutchinsonparker.com

Class of 1931

The Class of 1931 included 119 graduates – 64 women, and 55 men.  These graduates faced a challenging world, to be sure.  During their lifetimes, the “war to end all wars” had been fought in Europe – some lost fathers, uncles, grandfathers in service to their country.  All too soon, these alumni would also be asked to serve.

As their junior year began, the Class of ’31 witnessed the stock market crash.  Economic anxieties that would be known as the Great Depression had begun to take a toll.  The country was rocked by bank failures, rising unemployment and loss of confidence in President Hoover.

Given these troubles, motion pictures were popular diversions.  Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights and Bela Lugosi, as Dracula, entertained movie audiences that spring.  Babe Ruth dominated the sports pages.  The Star Spangled Banner became the country’s official National Anthem.  Just before their Commencement, the Empire State Building was completed.  

The lives of several 1931 alumni were cut tragically short.  John Brandt died of illness in June, 1931; Hascall Thompson was killed in a car crash in November, 1932.  Kenneth Connor died in May, 1933.  Childbirth and the war took several classmates during the next decade; but most members of the Class of 1931 went on to pursue education, careers, homes and family.
 
These alumni served as coal miners, glass workers, bookkeepers and sales clerks.  Quite a few class members continued their education – primarily at Fairmont State Teachers’ College and West Virginia University.  They became accountants, engineers and teachers.  George Randall joined the WV State Police.  Mason Reger managed apple orchards, applying his graduate degree in horticulture.  And the Class of 1931 boasts at least three physicians:  Honor S. Forte, Seigle W. Parks and Bliss K. Shafer.

At least 85 members of the Class (72%) became married.  The records show that in two cases, both the husband and wife were members of the Class of 1931.  Jack Fear and Lucile Rice wed in 1936, in Fairmont; Floyd Patton and Sarah (Sally) Prickett also married.

At least 17 members of the Class of 1931 engaged in military service, responding to the call for enlistment during World War II.  The service of First Lieutenant John Comuntzis ended in tragedy in the South Pacific; he was among prisoners killed by the Japanese upon the sinking of the Shinyo Maru in September, 1944.  James Romano earned a Bronze Star for his service, and rose to the rank of Colonel in the Army Reserve.  William Higinbotham retired as a Lieutenant Colonel at the end of his military career, and is interred at Arlington Cemetery.  

Many 1931 graduates continued to live in Fairmont and other parts of West Virginia.  Half a dozen each made their way to Florida, to Texas, to Virginia.  A few relocated across the country:  to the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast, the Midwest – even to the West Coast.

In spite of the challenging circumstances that the Class of 1931 encountered as they graduated from FSHS – or perhaps, because of them – these alumni forged productive, engaging lives.  You can read more about their stories through the Class Profile page on this site.  Some alumni have been more difficult to track.  We welcome your insights!  If you have information to share about any alumnus of the Class of 1931, please contact Carol Amos at cjamos@fairmontseniorhighschool.com

Researched and written by Anne Bomar; January 2016.

http://ondemand.duke.edu/video/34214/2012-dukemed-alumni-awards-jam

Kudoes to Dr. James Urbaniak, Fairmont Senior High School class of 1954, for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Duke Medical Alumni Association.  Profiled on Duke University "On Demand," the video highlights his phenomenal medical credentials.  A global icon of orthopedic surgery, Dr. Urbaniak is internationally revered.  Thanks to Caleb Tarleton for sending the link to me.  If you are unable to access with the hot link, just copy and paste the address.

 

I have now published the book, "life in small bites - moments in time," and it can be found on Amazon.com in both soft cover and Kindle edition.

To find the e-book edition, you need to look search under the 'Kindle' tab on Amazon. This book is a collection of 50 or so entries that I thought provided life lessons...at least for me.

 

A National Blue Ribbon School

 A West Virginia Exemplary School

2005-2006

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

A West Virginia School of Excellence

A Benedum Professional Development School

A 2007-2010 HSTW Pacesetter School

A 2008-2009 SWPBS "Exemplar" School

US News and World Report has ranked Fairmont Senior High School as the # 3 high school out of 128 high schools in the state. See article at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/west-virginia

http://timeswv.com/local/x986699416/-Massive-undertaking-PHOTOS

Fairmont Senior High School invites the community to visit the school on Monday, April 22, 2013 for an open house from 5-7.

 

Renovations at Fairmont Senior about to be unveiled

FAIRMONT — After more than two years of extensive, ongoing renovations, Fairmont Senior High School is almost ready to unveil its improvements.

- See more at: http://timeswv.com/local/x986699416/-Massive-undertaking-PHOTOS#sthash.UdqVUy57.dpuf

Renovations at Fairmont Senior about to be unveiled

FAIRMONT — After more than two years of extensive, ongoing renovations, Fairmont Senior High School is almost ready to unveil its improvements.

- See more at: http://timeswv.com/local/x986699416/-Massive-undertaking-PHOTOS#sthash.UdqVUy57.dpuf

 

US News and World Report has ranked Fairmont Senior High School as the # 3 high school out of 128 high schools in the state. See article at http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/west-virginia

FSHS awarded a Silver ranking by USNews http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/west-virginia/districts/marion-county-schools/fairmont-senior-high-school-21382

 

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Fairmont Senior High School Fight Song



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