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Harry Belafonte's daughter serves as guest speaker at West Virginia University at Parkersburg's Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration program West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold a program commemorating the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 12:15 p.m. in the college theater (room 1305), and will be streamed live at the Jackson County Center in room 206. The program is sponsored by ~WU Parkersburg's Social Justice Committee and is free and open to the public. Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer, oldest daughter of singer, actor and social justice activist Harry Belafonte will serve as guest speaker Belafonte was one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s closest confidants, marching beside the reverend and serving as key coordinator for many civil rights events including the March on Washington. In 1985, he helped orchestrate the recording of the Grammy award-winning song, "We Are the World," an effort to raise funds and awareness for humanitarian aid in Africa. "We are honored to have Biesemeyer share her unique perspective about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." said Debbie Richards, WVU Parkersburg Social Justice Committee co-chair. '~rhis program will reflect on Dr. King's importance in the civil rights movement and how his legacy influences our conversations about race and inclusion today." Biesemeyer is a licensed professional counselor and former (:hair of the West Virginia Board of' Examiners of Counseling. She currently serves as the designer and director of the Center for InternationalMedicine and Cultural Concerns at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg as well as executive director of the Anir Foundation. Started in 1997 by Biesemeyer and her daughter, the Anir Foundation is a volunteer program that serves south African and Caribbean Why A National MarUuana Law Could Be Closer To Reality In 2019 So far, the task of loosening marijuana laws has been left to individual states to implement. But that changed when the Democrats won controi of the House of Representatives last month. "The states have been carrying the water for the pro-marijuana forces for several years but that may finally start to change," says Sarah Lee Gossett Parrish (www. sarahleegossettparrish, corn), a cannabis industry lawyer. "The federal government is about to get involved in a big way. Uniform national marijuana laws are certainly now on the table." Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has already laid out a blueprint to advance national marijuana legislation. Blumenauer's plan could begin as soon as Democrats take the gavel next month, he says. His strategy would include starting to move the 37 bills currently unable to make it to the House floor under Republicans onto committee schedules, for hearings and proposed legislation. - : : Here are some of the House committees that could be!ooking at marijuana issues and what they. would be considering: The House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Blumenauer wants the House to "deschedule" ma'rijuana. It is currently labeled a "Schedule 1" drug, the most tightly restricted category reserved for drugs that have "no currently accepted medical use." Cannabis advocates have been trying to change that classification since 1972. House Veterans Affairs Committee. Hearings may be held on proposed legislation to give veterans access to medical marijuana. House Financial Services Committee. The focus would be on banking changes. Right now, cannabis businesses are unable to use banks, causing them to be an all- cash business, which makes them more susceptible to robberies and violence There are many other advantages for cannabis producers ffthey could have access to banking institutions. Further optimism about the future of passing national marijuana laws is due to two major roadblocks being removed. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was fired by President Donald Trump and Texas Rep. Pete Sessions was defeated by Democrat Colin Allred. Although JeffSessions had more of a national profile, Rep. Pete Sessions was arguably more important for pro- marijuana forces to remove since he was chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee. He has been credited with keeping almost all marijuana legislation from reaching the floor of Congress for a vote. "No marijuana bill could get a floor vote under Representative Sessions," Parrish says. "He was probably the biggest legislative roadblock to comprehensive national marijuana legislation. Now that he is gone, there is a lot of optimism that many of these bills may finally get a vote " Girl Scout Cookie Season Kicked Off Friday for 2019, Celebrating the Country's Largest Financial Investment in Girls Annually The iconic girl-led entrepreneurship program develops the next generation of female business leaders Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council launched the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season on Friday, January 4th, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. At a time when girls' needs and issues collect fewer than eight cents of every dollar granted by philanthropic foundations in the country, each and every Girl Scout Cookie purchase is key to supporting the change-makers of today and tomorrow. Girls are taking orders from friends, family, and neighbors through January, and will begin Cookie Booth sales on February 22nd. Research shows that female- founded start-ups generate more (STEM) programming. Many girls put the money toward impactful community projects right in their own backyards, from supporting animal shelters and food banks to working with local and state legislators to change laws. And the cookie program's benefits are many; a recent Girl Scout Research Institute study found that two out of three girls who participate in the program learn five crucial skills--goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics--while doing incredible things for themselves and their communities: '~ ' ~- The proceeds stay local, meaning that when consumers purchase the delicious cookies that come from a registered Girl Scout only, they're giving back to their wider community. sweet, crunchy, golden toffee bits. The cookie variety is offered in select Girl Scout council markets only. Like other similar consumer products, it may be priced higher than other Girl Scout Cookies, reflecting the cost of production. Additionally, Girl Scouts who participate in the cookie program this season will have the opportunity to win the Cookie Entrepreneur Experience of a lifetime featuring the DC Super Hero GirlsTM by entering the Cookie ProTM contest. GSUSA has teamed up with DC Super Hero Girls to inspire Girl Scouts to be smart and courageous as everyday super heroes. The contest will highlight and reward exceptional cookie bosses who take the lead, set high goals for themselves, bring positive change to their communities, and learn valuable entrepreneurial skills. communities by focusing primarily revenue over time and per dollar From donating to local churches on family assistance in regards to than male-founded~-~ lA~ ~.~ ~ andfood banks t~ earning money for housing, education, HIV, :AIDS and'~ education and ~re~,~~~i t ~r~,~:."~r~fqdt~~Girt Scc~t~t~ a~ ~b'~fi~q STD ,:u~ Y (-t'em~e: r~r~l~b~ ~ [hin~z "~n~r ~)(~'~b'~q other neal~n-rela~ea issues ann ,- . ) ~ ~lven that over haft (53 percent) by each and every cookie sale. cultural heritage preservation, of female entrepreneurs and However, girls' cookie proceeds For more information, contact Debbie Richards at Debbie.Richards@wvup.edu or 304.424.8201. About WVU Parkersburg Established in 1961, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Academic credits earned at WVU Parkersburg are transferable to any institution in the West Virginia higher education state system as well as other accredited institutions throughout the country. WVU Parkersburg is the only public community college in West Virginia accredited to offer baccalaureate degrees. Notice business owners are Girl Scout alums, supporting Girl Scouts as they make sales and learn essential business skills is imperative to ensuring our country has a strong workforce and economy. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program@, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also use their earnings to power amazing experiences for themselves and their troop, including travel, outdoor adventure, and science, technology, engineering, and math alone aren't enough to power the Girl Scout Movement--investing in girls is important year-round, not just during cookie season. Black Diamond is celebrating a tasty way to support young female entrepreneurs with the return of the Toffee-tastic@ cookie to the 2019 lineup. Toffee-tastic, which joins classics like the Thin Mints@, Samoas , and Trefoils@ varieties, is a gluten- free option introduced in 2015 that features a rich, buttery cookie with BLUEGRASS MUSIC American Music Association will be having Bluegrass music on the first Sat. of each month at the Vietnam Veterans Center in Princeton. Doors open at 5:30. Band and Jam Session. NOTICE SUMMERS COUNTY ARH Auxiliary Gift Shop now has RADA PRODUCTS for sale. Hours are: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sun. ,1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Free Interesting Computer Classes Available Computer Classes offered once a week. Learn how to type without hunting and pecking, learn better safety standards for being online, and get certified through our Computer Essentials and IC3 programs! Inquire at the front desk or the third floor of the library for more information! 304-466-4490. RESUME READY! Learn basic resume writing skills, how to write a targeted resume, how to restructure your resume, what employers look for and how to write a cover letter. Stop by the Summers County Public Library and pick up a Resume worksheet. Complete the worksheet, and come to the 3rd floor of the library where Jared and Missy can assist you in getting "Resume Ready!" Already have a resume but need to update it and/or would like a paper copy in digital form? Come to the 3rd floor of the library. Monday - Friday 9:00 - 4:00. Call the Summers County Public Library for Sl,500 in Savings iNCLUDES a FREE American Standard Toilet 5 Reasons American Standard Walk-In Tubsare your Best Choice ; : ~]~ Backed by American Standard's ] !,-" 140.years of experience ; ,:;~ ~] Ultra low entry for easy ' :'~' entering and exiting t~.~~]1 Patented Quick Drain fast water removal system --~ ~ Lifetime Wa~anN on the bath ~ " AND installation, INCLUDING B~B labor backed by American Standard ~ ~t4 Hydrotherapy jets for an invigorating massage Tues. Jan. 8, 2019 Hint0n News - 5 MUSEUM CLOSED The Railroad Museum is closed for the winter opening back up in April, To get a copy of the Historic Hilltop Cemetery Book you can call Bobby Cox at 304-890-3554 or you can get by mail, by sending check for $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping to hilltop Cemetery 146 Cross Street, Hinton WV all proceeds go to the maintenance of the cemetery. The Appalachian String Band Performing at the Lewisburg Farmer's Market In The Lewisburg Farmers Market will began our 2019 season at our Winter Indoor Market on Saturday, January 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gus R. Douglass Annex Building (beside of the WV Building) at the WV State Fairgrounds. The indoor market continues to offer all of the wonderful locally grown and produced items that our customers have come to love and expect. These items include chicken, pork, lamb, vegetables, fruits, free range eggs, herbs, baked goods, garlic, jams, jellies, syrups, crafts, calendars, and much more!! You can even come and get a massage! Winter greens are here at the LFM indoor market, so come out and get your fresh greens! The LFM Cafe will also be open this Saturday, January 5th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gus Douglass building. Using local ingredients from our farmers and vendors, chef Farmer Tim will offer the following menu items: Soup special: Local chicken stock, butternut puree, grated ginger and roasted sweet potato soup with a side of local organic bread. Entree special: local beef and ground local pork, herb, and kale meatballs served on an organic local fresh baked roll topped with To learn more about the contest caramelized local S/S Farm onions and. ~o eater~ visit: w,ww, girlscouts atldbedd~dd~wn on~ar/organic'local org/~k4~ ~i,~.~h,~ ~ Azimuth,OrganicsGreens~yb~~ To ': find ~: (~irl'= S ,ouL~: :he~ir~g, choice of~ganic si'dd. cookies near you, visit www. Sandwich special: Pork and beef girlscouteookies.org or use the meatloaf sandwich topped with caramelized veggies and your choice of side or Herbs Sloppy Joe with official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, free on iOS and Android devices. (PLEASE NOTE: Girl Scouts of Black Diamond sources their Girl Scout cookies from Little Brownie Bakers, which does not currently offer the new Caramel Chocolate Chip produced by ABC Bakers, announced nationally by Girl Scouts of the USA. See Girl Scouts of Black Diamond's 2019 Cookie Lineup at www.bdgsc.org/Cookies) Notice How To organic spinach on an organic local roll with side for $5. Breakfast special: 2 local farm fresh eggs and Dogwood Hill sausage sandwich on an organiz roll for $3.75 Salad special: Organic salad plate with local greens piled high with 4 organic sides (potato salad, egg salad, cole slaw, and hummus) $6 Vegetarian special: kate, herb, roasted garlic and 3 organic cheese bake with your choice of side Hummus and greens sandwich with side Egg salad and greens sandwich with side The galaxy's least expensive cup of organic dark roast coffee for $1 Freshly grated and locally grown turmeric and ginger tea, found only at the indoor market for $1 So come out and have breakfast or lunch while you shop! Did you know that the LFM Indoor Market also has weekly entertainment? From 8:30 a.m to 11 a.m. come out and listen to Robert Wilson skillfully play his clairinet. Then from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m tap yiur toes to the sounds of the Appalachain String Band. Fun for the whole family! LFM accepts SNAP, EBT, and credit cards. See the market manager for more information. Our LFM vendors appreciate our community and customers! We look forward to seeing you at our indoor location at the WV State Fairgrounds! Come out and support your local farmer and bring your appetite too! NEWS ARTICLES General Information and Writing Tips The newspaper welcomes news submissions concerning club activities, sports, birthday announcements and anniversaries, engagements and weddings, academic honors, church activities and all community activities. Everything submitted is subject to editing and all news articles run without charge and run on a "space available" basis. Either type or legibly print your article, using upper and lowercase letters (NOT all caps). If possible, double-space between lines to allow room for copy editing marks. The basic elements of a news article are: Who, What, When, Where and Why. Make sure your story includes all five W's. Write your news article in the third person (he, they, their), not the first person (I, we, our). Double-check the spelling of names and places mentioned in your story, and make sure the date(s) of your event matches the day(s). Always include the name and daytime telephone number of a contact person in case there are questions about the news item. E-Mailed Articles The best way to send an article via the Internet is to include the text of the article in the body of the e-mail and not as an attachment. Text in Word format is acceptable, but the newspaper cannot accept Wordpad, WordPerfect or Publisher files. To be safe, cut and paste into the e-mail. Do not send text as a jpg or any other type of graphic file. An accompanying picture should be sent as a high- resolution jpg. See "How To Get Into Print - Photographs" for more information on submitting photographs. Veterans Museum Hours The Museum will be open each Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Historical Displays range from Early frontier days, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea Viet Nam, and to the Present Mideast. Tour guides are present. Admission is free. Pipestem Ruritan Club Announces November Student of the Month November Student of Month is 2nd grader Landon Keaton. He is the son of Crystal Keaton and the Nephew of Mary and Denton Cole of Pipestem, WV. The Hinton News P 0 Drawer 1000 Hinton, WV 25951-1000 hintonlOOO@aol.com l