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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF PUTNAM COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA State of West Virginia, WVDHHR, Petitioner, V. Tara Thornton, Respondent. Civil Action Nos. 2020-JA-14-16 LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The object of the Petition filed in these matters is to provide to the infant children, H.T., whose date of birth is May 9, 2003; J.T., whose date of birth is September 22, 2004; and S.T., whose date of birth is May 15, 2009. To the above-named Respondent: Please take notice that you have been named as the natural mother to the above-named children. This matter will come on for an adjudicatory hearing and any other appropriate relief before the Honorable Phillip M. Stowers, Judge of the Circuit Court of Putnam County, West Virginia, on the 15th day of April, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., at which time and place you may be present to protect your interests, if you so desire. You are further advised that the infant children and respondents in the proceeding shall have the right to counsel at this hearing and every stage of the proceedings; that if you cannot pay for the services of counsel, the Court shall appoint counsel for you; and that said proceeding could result in the permanent termination of your parental rights. You are further advised that if an answer or appearance is not made by you at said hearing, thereafter, judgment upon proper hearing and trial may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the petition. An original and copies of the petition have been filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk of Putnam County, West Virginia, at the Putnam County Judicial Building, 12093 Winfield Road, Winfield, West Virginia, 25213, and a copy of said petition is available for each respondent at said office upon request. STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA By Counsel, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Putnam County, West Virginia DATE: 3/13/2020 LC-90560 3-26;4-2;2020