Archive for July, 2013

Mrs Puffenberger

Puffenberger Jewelry Closing after 78 Years

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner – Kathleen Puffenberger has been managing Puffenberger Jewelry all by herself for the past seven years. It was 2006 when her husband, Ernest, passed away. “I kept the store to keep busy,” Puffenberger said. […]

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Ambulance Authority Officers Resign

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner – You could almost feel the air being sucked out of the room. First was Secretary Dixie Bean who submitted a letter saying she

My Unbased Opinion – July 31

By David O. Heishman – It must have been 1975, about the time Phoebe and I were getting serious. I don’t remember the reason for coming to

What’s Wrong?

So Paula Deen used a nasty word on the air. And the world caved on her. She’s lost a boatload of sponsors, a book deal and her

Obituaries – July 31

Christopher Lee George, age 27, of Petersburg, W.Va., died July 18, 2013. He was born April 8, 1986. Donald Wayne “Bud” Wratchford, age 49, of Maysville, W.Va., died July


Commission Nixes Building Purchase, Ambulance Fee

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner – ‘When you wait an hour for an ambulance, someone is going to die.’ —County Commissioner William “JR” Keplinger   After two long and loud public meetings,

Bittersweet 2

Bittersweet Barboursville Endings for Hardy County

By Carl Holcomb Moorefield Examiner –  It was a tale of two cities...two teams’ destiny and fate attained. Moorefield 10-11 Softball emerged victorious as the state champion, but East Hardy Major

East vs West

By Jean A. Flanagan Moorefield Examiner – “We live on this side of the county and we have service, so why should we pay?” “Are you going to tax us

My Unbased Opinion – July 24

By David O. Heishman – I got hearing aids last week. Ten years ago the Veterans Administration clinic in Petersburg sent me to Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in

Welcome Poultry People

It’s Poultry Week so again we remind you that poultry is big business, not just for Hardy County, but for the state. Last year the total value of the

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