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Paula Smith

For the Coal Valley News

Ahh, the lovely weather of fall is here. Unfortunately, along with it, comes the dreaded seasonal allergy. The sneezing, sniffling and coughing can be heard almost every place you go. I love this time of year but could certainly do without the allergy symptoms!

I have a request from a reader in Illinois. Who is a former resident of Seth, WV. She is looking for a Sherman High School yearbook from 1964. Her yearbook was destroyed in a flood years ago. She would love to find one to replace it. If you know of anyone that has a 1964 yearbook, please contact me. She would love to purchase it.

Veteran Wall of Fame to start at Sherman High School. Mr. Barnette, the principal at Sherman High would like to invite any Veteran or current service member that attended Sherman High School or lives in the community and received an honorable discharge to bring in a 4 inch by 6 inch photo. This photo will be framed and placed on the Veteran Wall of Fame on the walls of the cafeteria. It can be a photograph from the service, in uniform or snapshot of your choosing. If you do not have one available, you can call the school at 304-837-3301 for an appointment. They will take a picture of you for the wall. The School would like to say thank you to all of our Veterans and current service personnel for protecting and serving our country. This wall of fame will serve as a small token of their appreciation.

The Lady Tide volley ball team is still kicking! They traveled to Valley on October 8th and won 25-21; 25-22; and 25-19. Allison Gray 16 kills, 5 passes and 8 digs; Lacey Pettry 15 points, 10 passes and 10 digs; Tori May 14 points, 12 kills and 4 digs; Mackenzie (Goob) Smith 11 points, 8 kills and 7 digs; Brittany Brewer 12 points, 5 passes 5 digs; Hannah Skinner 8 points; Kara Davis 6 points; Jordan Lewis 4 passes, 10 digs; Shannon Gray 4 points, 3 kills and 5 digs.

The Tide traveled to Cross Lanes for a tri-match on October 9th. They played the first match against Cross Lanes Christian but could not pull out the win and suffered one of their few .losses for the season.

The second match was played against Huntington St. Joseph and the Tide was able to get back on track. The Lady Tide defeated St. Joe 25-18 and 25-18. Brittany Brewer 12 points, Tori May 11 points, 4 kills; Mackenzie (Goob) Smith 5 points, 2 aces, 2 kills; Baylee Harless 5 points; Lacey Pettry 4 points, 2 digs; Shannon Gray 3 points, 4 kills, 2 digs; Jordan Lewis 4 digs, 2 passes; Hannah Skinner 2 points; Allison Gray 2 kills;

Sherman continued their play on the road last week for a tri-match at Chapmanville on October 11. The Lady Tide defeated Logan 25-13; and 25-12. Scoring for the tide this match were Hannah Skinner 11 points; Tori May 11 points, 2 aces, 5 kills; Mackenzie (Goob) Smith 9 points, 2 aces, 4 kills; Brittany Brewer 4 points, 2 digs; Shannon Gray 3 points, 1 ace and 6 kills; Lacey Pettry 3 points, 1 ace; Allison Gray 3 kills, 6 digs; Baylee Harless 1 kill, 2 digs; Sara Miller 2 points; Jordan Lewis 1 pass 5 digs.

The Lady Tide also defeated their second opponent at the Tri-match. They came away with a victory over Chapmanville 25-18 and 25-14. Stats for the lady tide this game include Brittany Brewer 11 points, 2 aces and 1 kill; Tori May 10 points, 7 kills; Mackenzie (Goob) Smith 8 points, 4 kills; Hannah Skinner 7 points; Allison Gray 6 kills; Shannon Gray 4 points, 3 kills; Jordan Lewis 4 passes, 4 digs; Lacey Pettry 3 points, 1 ace.

There will be a “Haunted Hallway, Hayrides and refreshments to raise money for the Library at Sherman High School on Monday October 29th This will take place from 6 until 8 at the school. More details will follow next week. The prices will range from 3 to 5 dollars depending on what activities you do. The Haunted Hallway will be for ages 12 and up.

The students have been having a book drive to help get some updated books at the school. If you would like to donate any books, please contact the school at 304-837-3301.

Sympathy goes to the family of Dennis “De” Cook. Dennis E. “De” Cook, 85, of Ridgeview, (Boone County) passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Boone Memorial Hospital, Madison.

He was born October 10, 1926 in Barrett, the son of Ashby and Alma Green Cook. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy Lee Cook, who was killed in an automobile accident in Fairmont, in 1988 while attending Fairmont State College; a brother, Charles W. Cook; and a sister, Loretta Cook White.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Delores W. Cook; brother, Bernard Lee (Julia) Cook of Concord, N.C.; sisters, Margaret Waterman of Harrisburg, N.C. and Mildred Welch of Concord, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Virginia Cook of Marion, Va. and Imogene Kinder and Loretta Woodrum both of Ridgeview; nine nieces; 15 nephews; several great and great-great nieces and nephews; and many friends. Funeral services were held on Sun day October 7, 2012. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.

Until next time, remember if something good happens on the Big Coal, Share it so we all will know. I look forward to hearing from you. You can call me at 304-854-2113 or email me at 3wvufans@suddenlink.net. God Bless You!

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