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Also preceded by one daughter, Lenora K. Dew. One brother, Leroy Layton Anderson. One sister, Margaret Chapman and a.rt. infant brother. : Survivors include two sons, arvin Blaine Anderson & wife andra of Hinton and Howard nderson of Hix. Nine grandchildren; Tammarra Misty Hudson, Tennille Ember Allen, Brandon Light Anderson, Melanie lImby, Bethany Olkers & husband Jon, Jeremiah Dew & wife Laura, Sarah Reed & husband Jeff, Josh Dew & wife Rachel and Holly Snyder & husband Josh. and a sister, Mary LeGrand & husband Lewis of Independence, Me. Seven great grandchildren; Conner Lucas Dew, Ezra Anderson Dew, Olivia Klare Josh Cox and companion Lori; 18 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchiIdren; siblings, James, Thomas, Left, Rex, and Donald Ray Johnson and his very dear and loyal friend Glenn Ennis. Funeral services were held 1:00 PM Monday, January 23, 2012 at the Little Stone Mountain Baptist Church - 11985 Longbottom Rd. Traphill, NC 28685. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Friends called at the church Monday, January 23 from noon until time of services. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Arrangements were by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family .at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com WILMA FRANCES MADDY Wilma Frances Maddy, 85 of Phillips Care Home, Lerona formerly of Hinton died 2hesday January 17, 2012 in Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley following a long illness. Born April 8, 1926 in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Rheo E. and Floye Boone Meador. Ms. Maddy was a former employee of Kessler's Clothing Store in Hinton and was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hinton and had lived most of her life in Summers County. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles and was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond H. Maddy on April 8, 1992. Also preceded by two brothers,.Bob and Harry Meador. Survivors include two sons, Raymond Maddy & wife Shirley of Princeton and Richard Maddy & wife Jean of Nimitz. Three grandsons, Brett, Eric and Shawn Maddy. Two sisters, Betty Simpson of Salt Lake City, UT and Joyce Ritter & husband Davis of Hinton. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2012 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Fred Farley officiating. Burial followed in Restwood Memorial Gardens in Hinton. Friends called from 12:00 Iow, Fallen Daniel Hdn, ntlteoservicesFday, triam/ t,g, N ad]i? *i.iry::20:-the !ne:e  . :, .Ilen and Nicholas & Jtistin ta/hby: ::  PaHbeht, e:r were, Brett, Eric and : :Funeral services were held a 2:00 Slawn lYIaddy, Billy' Yates, Mike  p.m. Monday, January 16, 2012 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Iton with Pastor Cecil Cox ,v oiating. Burial followed in Rtwood Memorial Gardens in Hon. Friends called from 12:00 p:m:, until service time of Monday, Jary 16 at the funeral home. :amily and friends served as pearers. nline condolences & guest rter at www.plvontfuneralhome. C rrangements were by Pivont Feral Home, Hinton. !LGEORGE RUDY JOHNSON orge Rudy Johnson Sr., 73, of Hi, on, WV, formerly of Elkton, MD, passed away January 19, 2012 at the Summers County Appalachian Rbnal Hospital surrounded by his loing family. eorge was born in Traphill, NC orMay 3, 1938 and He was a son of th late Charlie Samuel and Verna Nicholson Johnson. :He was a wonderful husband, father, step father, Pop and friend tonyone who came in contact with hiin. His presence, kindness, and great sense of humor will be greatly mssed. George was an exceptional ca[penter by trade and retired from W i L. Gore, Assoc., he enjoyed hunting, collecting artifacts, guns, carpentry and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren. George is preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn "Hootie Johnson and siings, Louise Cook, Ivan, Garvey, C@tis, and Jessie Johnson. :George is survived by his children, George Johnson Jr. and wife Barbra, Debra Walker and husband Allan, David Johnson, Andrea Fritz and husband Chuck, Clok Trent and wife Rocky, Sis Trent, Ruby Heath and husband Blankenship and Mike Bennett. Online condolences & guest register at www.pivontfuneralhome. com Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. Hinton Helping Hands Meet By Kelly Eagle Hinton Helping Hands has held another meeting on December 2, 2011. Making over 100 jar mixes, the 4-H group met at the United Methodist Church to make up the jars. They had a successful time completing and delivering the jars. As a service project Hinton Helping Hands had donated $50 toward the rotary club for the gift wrapping at the middle school. Their service project included wrapping gifts at the middle school. Some of the members even attended such as Mary Trent, Kristina Lipscomb, Kelly Eagle, and leader Ann Lipscomb. The year has been successful so far and more projects are planned for 2012. If you are interested in joining the Hinton Helping Hands 4-H group then please contact Ann Lipscomb at (304)466-5351. SERVICES The 2nd. Baptist of Talcott Church services are held every 1st. and 3rd. Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gerry Bradford officiating. Sunday School is every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. The community is invited tq attend. Contact Ms. Kenni Pierce for information at 304-466-4618. January 25, at 10:00 a.m. 1. Roll Call 2. Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of Agenda 4. Approval of Minutes 5. Appearance 6. Presentation 7. Discussion of Current Issues 8. Personnel 9. Approve Employment of Professional Personnel 10. Approve Employment of Substitute Professional Personnel 11. Approve Employment of Coaches 12. Approve Concord University Student Teacher Placements for the Spring 2012 Semester 13. Approve Extra Curricular Duty Assignment. 14. Approve Policy for Review 15. Discussion and/or Action Concerning Out of County Transfer 16. Approve In Coming Student Request 17. Discussion and/or Action Concerning Facilities Project 18. Informational Items 19. Approval of Bills 20. Transfers and Supplements 21. Adjournment Declares Fourth, Quarter Dividend On January 17, 2012, the Board of Directors of First Century Bankshares, Inc., (OTCBB - FCBS) declared its fourth quarter dividend to shareholders. The Board declared a regular dividend, in the amount of $0.15 per common share. The Board also declared a special dividend, in the amount of $0.02 per common share. The dividends are payable to shareholders of record February 7, 2012, and are expected to be paid on or about February 17, 2012. First Century Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that owns First Century Bank, headquartered in Bluefield, West Virginia, with 12 offices and 17 ATM locations throughout southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. HISTORY CALENDAR The 2012 calendarpublished by theVeteran's Museum is available at the Summers County Library and the .t:i,lrad Muse<urn, Some ' features of the calendar are the Old Toll Bridge, a Conestoga wagon, the Lady Bobcats, Jordan's Chapel, the first Hinton Hospital, and a circa 1910 photo of downtown Hinton. FAMILY COUNCIL MEETING The Family Council Meeting of Summers Nursing & Rehab Center is held the first Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the dining hall of the center. All families & friends of present or past residents invited. The family council is an advocate for resident rights and quality care, the family council provides a vehicle for family members and friends to voice their concerns and improve facility-wide services and conditions. Our goal is to enhance our loved ones nursing home experience by participating in the following: 1. Participate in educational activities, 2. Discuss and offer suggestions about facility policies and procedures affecting residents care, treatment, and quality of life, 3. Plan resident and family activities, 4. Support for each other, 5. For any other purpose. By working together as a group to solve problems, families can make a difference. For more information please contact June Pendry 304-445- 7005. BARN BOOKS & CALENDARS Due to popular demand, Barns of Summers County book and the 2012 Barns Calendar, both by Phyllis Campbell Whitley, are still available at the Library. The book is $42 and the calendar is $10. Due to Phyllis Whitley's generosity, all proceeds of both items go to the Summers County Public Library. Hope you will stop by the Library to see these beautiful publications. Talcott School Participates in Let's Move WV Physical Activity Day, Students at Talcott Elementary took a break from the books J0Y, Breada Bowling and husband to celebrate Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's WV Physical Activity Jakie, Jeff Trent and wife Debbie, j , . Day recently. At 1:00 p.m., all classes gathered to dance a few Frankie Searsi and husband Jay, t ;, the Cupid rounds of popular Shuffle, . .5 " Tues. Jan. 24, 2012 Hinton News - 3 " mmmm mmm mm mmmmmJm LEGISLATIVE U PDATE Bp Delegate Virginia Mahan State Department of Education officials are taking the first steps to implement several recommendat- ions of an external audit of the state's public education system, including discussions about ,expanding a pilot teacher evaluation system and reviewing the role of the RESAs. ' "Many of the recommendations align with the current direction of the West Virginia Board of Education and can be addressed immediately," according to a draft response by the state Department of Education. "Other recommendations need careful study and consideration as to their overall effect on the well being of our students, our professional educators, and our service personnel." The education efficiency audit, conducted by Public Works LLC at the request of the governor in 2010, BAG SALE Loaves and Fishes is having a $6 Bag Sale. Come see our new Spring Stock. TAKING APPLICATIONS Appalachian South Folklife Center will be taking applications from elderly, disabled and or people with low incomes in Summers and Mercer Counties to help with their home repair and maintenance needs through our volunteer community service program. Volunteers with the help of their carpentry crew leader can perform many home repair and rehabilitation services including indoor painting, sheet rocking, exterior painting, siding repair, porch repair, yard work, spring cleaning, weatherization and other light carpentry projects. This service is free and we provide materials. Please note that while we attempt to help as many people as possible, some people who apply for this service may not receive it due to time or budget constraints. Jobs will be prioritized according to need and our volunteer's skill level. Contact the Director for applicati0n information' it SFC, 'P/O'B6:' i0. Pipestem, WV 25979 or call (304) 466-0626. You can also visit our website at to find out more iniormation or download an application. found that West Virginia's education system is saddled with restrictive regulations and too much bureaucracy. The audit recommended that the West Virginia Department of Education ax a number of its top: level administrative positions to save roughly $4 million a year. It also suggested streamlining the role of the state's Regional Education Service Agencies, which are tasked with coordinating teacher and staff training with county boards of education and also providing districts with technology help, such as computer repair. Auditors also recommended revamping the state's teacher evaluation system to factor in student achievement. If the state implements all the changes recommended in the audit, West Virginia could save up to $90 million a year, according to the audit. In its draft response, the Department of Education did not address a number of the audit's key recommendations regarding cutting administrative positions or retooling the organizational structure of the entire department. Education officials did say they would form an advisory group to discuss streamlining the state's eight RESAs and review all current state board policies by July 2012 to eliminate "outdated, redundant, or overly prescriptive policy," according to the draft response. The Department of Education also said it would make it a "legislative priority" to increase teacher and service personnel salaries -- a proposal mentioned in the efficiency audit as a way to attract quality teachers to the state. Revamping the state's teacher evaluation system was another key finding of the education audit. Education officials were lukewarm about fully expanding the pilot program in place in 25 schools throughout the state until they conduct more thorough research about the system's efficacy, but they said they planned to discuss replicating the model in upcoming months. The audit suggested giving teeth to teacher evaluations by creating ways to get ineffective teachers out of the classroom. "While West Virginia requires teachers who receive unsatisfactory evaluations to be placed on improvement plans, it should go further," said the audit, suggesting tying tenure decisions to teacher effectiveness. It also said student performance should account for more than 20 percent of a teache'r's evaluation -- the percentage currently used in the pilot program. State education officials said they ;ould analyze the other recommendations of the audit in the upcoming weeks before drafting a complete response and plan of action. If you would like to follow the daily action of the Legislature, visit the 80th Legislature on the web at As always, I welcome and appreciate your input on this or any other legislative issue. Please call me at (304) 340-3102 or write to Delegate Virginia Mahan, Room 206E, Building 1 State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305. Starting New Season Jst ,rrived,/ New, o[a's, owes, ts, Recliners ;:;-...,., and Double SidedMattressrs?,+ <+ ,, ++. '< ')  Warehobse Pr|es 'and Eyay aiia!! ':jd ,:; < J:) Used Household Furniture, Antiques and Uniques 5% off with this add!! Accept Visa & Mastercard HOURS= Tue. - Sat. t0 a.m. - 5 p.m. I Physician Assistant Sara Ca \\; Summers County ARH Clinic and Summers County ARH Hospital announce the newest member of their heahhcare team, Sara Cales, PA-C. Sara is a local native and graduate of Mountain State University. Practicing family medicine including: care for all age groups, cold and flu treatment, diabetic management, health maintenance, osteoporosis screening and treatment, school, work and yearly exams and women's health. Call 304-466-2918 today for an appointment. ARH Summer County ARH Clinic 1500 Terrace Street t Hinton, WV 25951 304.466.2918 I llmll i Ill'00!11111100llnlllllllll/ll00ll00l00 1