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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FAYETTE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN THE INTEREST OF: Juvenile Abuse Neglect No. 21-JA-137 K.S. 09/30/2015 Thomas H. Ewing, Judge Adult Respondents: Melissa Massey John Summers Donald Massey Clint Summers ORDER OF PUBLICATION To Whom It May Concern: The purpose of this action is to protect the child respondent, K.S., from abuse and neglect. The Petitioner, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, is seeking legal and physical custody of said child respondent, K.S. Further, the Petitioner is seeking to locate Melissa Massey, John Summers, and Clint Summers, their whereabouts are unknown. Melissa Massey is the biological mother of K.S., who was born on September 30, 2015. Counsel for the Petitioner, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, is William C. Burdick, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 108 East Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, West Virginia, 25840. It appearing that the whereabouts of Melissa Massey, John Summers, and Clint Summers are presently unknown at this time, it is Ordered that Melissa Massey, John Summers, and Clint Summers obtain from the Fayette County Circuit Clerk at the Fayette County Courthouse, Fayetteville, West Virginia, the Petition filed in this matter. Melissa Massey, John Summers, and Clint Summers must appear and defend on or before Friday, November 5, 2020, at 3:15 p.m., in the Courtroom of the Honorable Thomas H. Ewing, Fayette County Courthouse Judicial Annex, Fayetteville, West Virginia, at which time a preliminary hearing will be held. Failure to answer and defend could result in a default judgment, and loss of parental rights. Further, it is hereby Ordered that Melissa Massey, John Summers, and Clint Summers be advised of their right to have counsel at every stage of these proceedings. Melissa Massey, John Summers, and Clint Summers are further advised that such proceedings may result in the severance of parental rights and the transfer of custody of said child unto the Petitioner. The child respondent, K.S., shall be represented by counsel at every stage of these proceedings. The Guardian ad Litem appointed for said child is Jamison Conrad, P.O. Drawer 958, Fayetteville, WV, 25840; 304.574.2800. ENTERED by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Fayette County this 13th day of October 2021. WILLIAM C. BURDICK Assistant Prosecuting Attorney DEBORAH B. HENDRICK, CLERK Fayette County Circuit Court Fayette County, West Virginia LC-118521 10-16,23;2021