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10- Hinton News Tues. Jan. 24, 2017 .......... :. ......... . r..,~. ~ ..... =...~ YOUTH GROUP The First Presbyterian Church in Hinton will be hosting a youth group that is free and open for all ages every Thursday after school from 4- 6 p.m. starting February 9, 2017. The group will have a story time and craits through curriculum, as well as learning music that will be administered once a month during Sunday Services. A Christmas play .will also be discussed and planned as the year progresses. All those who wish to join, contact the First Presbyterian Church, 322 Third Ave, Hinton 304-466-0181 with your name and contact information and someone will get in touch with you. DILAPIDATE STRUCTURE The Summers County Dilapidated Structure will meet Thursday, January 26 at 1 p.m. at the Summers MemorialBuilding. Please contact Stacy Ford for further information at 304-466-7113 or • ° TABLE OF PLENTY The next St. Patrick Table of Plenty Soup and Sandwich Wednesday is scheduled for January 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Church Hall at the corner of Temple St. and Second Avenue. The Table of Plenty is a joint project to help feed the hungry of the St. Patrick men's organization, The Friars Club, and the Knights of Columbus Round Table• All are welcome and there is no charge, though contributions from those who are able always is appreciated. MASONIC MEETINGS Hinton Masonic Lodge # 62 meets 1st. and 3rd. Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. V.F.W MEETING V.F.W Casey Jones Post 4500 meetings 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. ,sford2, monthly at Veterans Museum 419 Regular Meeting Agenda: Ballengee St. Hinton. Veterans Welcome and Determination of Needed. Quorum; Old Busines; Review and Call 304-250-4152 or 304-573- Approval of Minutes; New Business; 3550 for more nformation. Other Business; Adjourn. Drones Give Kids A New View On Science (NAPS)--On October 5th, 4-H and flying drones will ~xcite more than 100,000 kids about science in the nation's largest youth-led engi- neering challenge. 4-H National Youth Science Day Science, Technology, Engineer- ing and Mathematics (STEM) will come to life for thousands of youth October 5th, when 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD)'s Drone Discovery Challenge kicks off across the country. Sponsored by 4-H and Hughes- Net, NYSD is the largest youth-led science challenge in the U.S. Youth and mentors will explore the con- cepts behind drone flight by design- ing and building a camera- equipped glider. Participants will also learn computer coding by sim- ulating drone flight online. Events take place in all 50 states while 4- H hosts a flagship event in Wash- ington, D.C• ' The goal of NYSD is to excite kids about STEM through hands- on experience with cutting-edge technology. Drone Discovery teaches about controlled flight; pay- load and remote sensing; coding and programming, and practical tasks such as identifying mvaswe plants in a cornfield. ."Drol~es are an exciting topic for both kids and adults. Drones are already revolutionizing industry-- filmmaking, search and rescue and agriculture, to name a few--but the ~echnology is still young and there ~s so much room to innovate. That makes drones a great focus for learning," said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. "Picking exciting topics-- rockets, robotics, drones--and giv- ing kids hands-on learning oppor- tunities is the best way to energize them about STEM and encourage them to deeper." National Youth Science Day is 4-H National Youth Science Day offers hands-on learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to thousands of youth across the country. one program in the STEM learning partnership between 4-H and HughesNet--America's #1 choice for satellite Internet, Together, they expose students to hands-on sci- ence, technology, engineering and math learning by providing resouress foryouth across the coun- try, especially small communities where STEM learning opportuni- ties can be limited. "There are youth all over the country with remarkable potential in STEM who just need a spark to trigger their passion," said Peter GuUa, senior vice president, mar- keting at Hughes Network Sys- tems. "HughesNet believes they should all have equal access to hands-on learning, which is why we're proud to support National Youth Science Day and other 4-H programs to extend STEM resources to every community." To register for the event, down- •load the experiment guides and order a science kit, please visit • youth-science-day/. Tag photos and videos of your work with #4HNYSD. Learn More For more information, visit www.4-'nce-day and, Shower Yourself in Savings (NAPS)--Showers--you use ............. them in the morning ta wake up, your shower aider a workout to rinse off, or in ~ one minute the evening to freshen up. That " and save trio might explain why showers are gallons per year one of the leading ways we use water in our homes, accounting~ . ~ your for nearly 17 percent of all residential indoor water.use. ! ]i snowerhead and save The American aver~age family ~;2m~ gallons per year uses neaTI~' 40 ga]lons of water : IV day in the shower; that addsi ~,~i~ per ShowerBetter up to nearly-l.2 trillion gallons of • water used across the United /-" States annually just for showering, or the amount of water residents of New York and New • Jersey use all year! What's more, it takes a lot of energy to heat the water we.use to shower. With winter approaching and more hot showers on the horizon, there is a simple switch you can make to save water, energy, and money without sacrificing shower time or quality. Showerheads labeled by the :U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense® program are independently certified for both efficiency and performance, so you can be confident they will provide the same spraY flow and coverage you've come to expect from standard showerheads, while using 20 percent less water and reducing.the energy needed to heat shower water. By replacing just one showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, EPA estimates the average family can save 2,900 gallons of water, the amount of electricity needed to power a home f~r.~13 days, and "$70 in water ana energy costs every year! For every shower you take, you'll save enough electricity to. \ By switching to a WaterSense labeled showerhead, you can save water, energy, and money. power a 60-watt lightbulb for eight hours. On a larger scale, if every home in the United States replaced existing showerheads with WaterSense labeled models, that w.ouid save nearly $5.1 billion in water and energy costs and 260 billion gallons of water across the country annually.." Ifyou're in the market for a whole-bathroom makeover, make it a resource-saving remodel with all WaterSense labeled products. Upgrading a main bathroom with a labeled toilet, sink [aucet, and showerhead can save 10,000 gallons of water, 420 kilowatt- hours of electricity, and $140 in water and electricity bills annually. WaterSense labeled models are available in a variety of styles, finishes, and price points to fit any bathroom remodeling project. Make the switch and save! For more information about saving water and energy during... Energy Action Month this October, visit j~ - o e ewa e With the concurrence of Commissioners Woodrum and Williams, the Summers Counly Commission will meet in Special Session on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the County Commission office for the following purpose: i. Discussion of the newly enacted Ordinance Summers County Fire Service Fee. 2. Possible action of amendments and]or changes lo the Ordinance. Bill Lightner, President Summers County Commission ACCEPTING DONATIONS Hinton Area Foundation Accepting Flood Relief Donations. For those asking how they can help those affected by the flooding in Summers County (100% goes to the needs of local citizens), Hinton Area Foundation accepts tax deductible donations online via PayPal or credit card at http'J/hintonareafoundation. org or checks can be mailed to Hinton Area Foundation, PO Box 217, Hinton, WV 25951. Please note 2016 Flood Victims when you make your donation. If you have questions, please call ' the HAF Office at 304-466-5332, contact Deborah Clark, president at or get in touch with any HAF board" member. Event Postings Via Expl Summers County Tourism Website If your business or organization has any upcoming events you would like help promoting please go to submitevent and complete the form so we can add your event to our calendar and help further promote it through social media. You can find us on Fecebook under ~Explore Summers County.~ We also have a bulletin board in our window if you have event fliers for display. Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America's growing economic inequality. By taxing rich households and big corporations to subsidize health care for working families, the ACA does what good public policy should: level the playing field to give everyone a shot, not just those at the top. Abolishing the ACA would only further tilt the field in favor of the wealthy and well-connected. It turns out that taking away health insurance from struggling families can be a windfall for the well-to-do. The top 0.1% of h0useholds-- those with income of at least $3.7 million a year--would receive a tax cut of about $197,000 in 2017, on average, if the ACA is repealed, according to the Tax Policy Center. Meanwhile, millions of Americans would see the cost of their private health insurance skyrocket because they would lose ACA subsidies used to pay their premiums. The increased costs would range from about $4,000 to $6,000 per family, depending on family income. Taking away subsidies would make health insurance unaffordable for most of these families. Denying struggling families quality, affordable health care while giving huge tax breaks to the wealthy and profitable corporations clearly contradicts President-elect Donald Trump's claim uf looking out for the little guy. In addition to shifting resources from the working class to the upper class, repeal of the ACA would also cost about $1 trillion in lost revenues. (1>3 total changes in revenues $1,052.1) This huge revenue loss would e e By Frank Clemente and Ron Pollack e les make it impossible for Republicans The ACA's investment-income to fund any sort of meaningful surtax goes a small way towards '¢replacement" for the ACA (if that's closing that tax loophole, which is, in fact their desire). Most likely, of course, just one of many enjoyed millions would simply lose their by the wealthy. health insurance. In order to strengthen Medicare, It is important to look at who the ACA also extended a 0.9% tax has gained health coverage under that funds the insurance program the ACA, which is funded mostly for the elderly and disabled-- by $600 billion in taxes on wealthy applying it to all the income of the families and on thriving health- Top 2%. Previously, the tax phased care industries like insurance, out for married couples on any prescription drugs and medical income above$250,000. devices. Thanks to this tax and other Since 2010, approximately 20 changes made by the ACA, million Americans have obtained Medicare's ability to fully serve coverage---in all ethnic groups its 57 million participants in every region of the country, was extended by 10 years and including nearly 3 million children, important improvements were Among white adults without a made to benefits. If this tax were college degree (often viewed as the taken away, Medicare beneficiaries incoming president's '~oase'~, more would face higher premiums and than 6 million people have gained deductibles. coverage. Repeal of Obamacare presents a The uninsured rate has fallen stark tradeoff. Abolishing the ACA by more than one.third nationally, gives big tax breaks to the most Some of the states [pp. 8-9] that •privileged members of our society saw the biggest drops in their while increasing the economic number of uninsured helped burdens on millions of working elect Donald Trump, including Americans--whilealsoendangering West Virginia (-58.6%), Kentucky their health. (-57.1%), Michigan (-49.3%), and Polls show that voters in Ohio (-44.7%). November overwhelmingly believed Who would gain from abolishing the system is rigged to benefit the the health-care law and the taxes rich and powerful.. that fund it? Among the big winners Repealing the ACA will rig the would be wealthy investors, who system even more. Those aren't often don't have to work for a living the skewed priorities the American but simply live off the proceeds Qf people voted for. their fortunes. The ACA places a Frank Clemente is executive small 3.8% tax on their investment director of Americans for Tax income from dividends~ interest, FairnessandRonPollackisfounding capital gains and rent. This only executive director of Families USA, affects the top 2% of households--- the national organization for health couples making more than $250,000 care consumers. Please note this a year. op-ed previously appeared in USA Much of that passive income is Today. generally taxed at much lower rates than similar amounts of income opinion/2017/01/ll/obamacare- from wages and salaries--at as repeal-helps-rich-hurts-poor- little as half the rate. column]96371652/ Nine Simple And Effective Ways To save Energy (NAPS)--When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, you can keep your cool--and more of your cold cash--if you heed these nine hints: 1. Don't cool an empty house. Keep your house warmer than nor- mal when you are away, and lower the thermostat setting to 78° F only when you are at home and need cooling. A programmable thermostat can make it easy. 2.Don't try to cool the house faster with a colder-than- normal setting. It doesn't work that way and could result in unnecessary expense. 3. Be a fan of fans. A ceiling fan will let you raise the air condi- tioner setting about 4° F with no reduction in comfort. Just remem- ber to turn it off when you leave the room• Fans cool people, not places. Consider installing fans in the kitchen, bathroom and laun- dry room, and be sure they're vented to the outside. 4.Don't let your cooling dolo lars go out the window. Accord- ing to the U.S• Department of Housing and Urban Development, "A good way to keep your house cool in summer is to shade it from .the outside...any way that stops the sun before it gets through the glass is seven times as good at keeping you cool as blinds or cur- tains on the inside." Solar screen- ing is just such an outside sun bar- rier, with specially designed yarns for strength and a tight weave for better shading ability. Sun control screens work with the window open or closed, offering daytime privacy while reducing the chances of drapes and furniture fading. Just like conventional fiberglass screening, these screens offer excellent insect protection, even against tiny pests, are easy to see out of, and let air flow in well when the window is open. Using the same method as standard insect screening, Phifer's Sun Control Products can be installed by a pro- fessional or by the homeowners themselves as a screen on the out- side of the window or in a porch application. The screens block 65 to 90 percent of solar heat and glare before they enter the glass for a more comfortable indoor tem- perature, more efficient air-condi- tioning and energy conservation. In fact, studies have shown that shaded windows can save up to 25 percent of the cost of air-condition- Sun control, screens on windows, doors and porches work like a pair of sunglasses--shading up to 90 percent of the sun's heat and glare. ing when compared to unshaded windows. These shading fabrics are woven with either fiberglass or vinyl-coated polyester yarns, and many have Microban® antimicro- bial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. They come in a range of colors and patterns, including black, beige, brown, gray, stucco, rattan and bronze, to complement the appearance of the home. 5. Don't let your thermostat be fooled by lamps or TV sets nearby. It will sense the heat these appliances give off and "think" the whole house is warmer than it is. 6. It's a bright idea to use effi- cient lighting that runs cooler than incandescent bulbs. 7. Keep hot air from leaking in. Caulk and weather-strip to seal air leaks around doors and windows. 8.Use heat-related appli* ances sparingly. Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes. Con- sider air-drying both. 9.Stay out of hot water. Turn down the temperature of your water heater to the warm setting (120° F). Take short show- ers instead of baths• Learn More You can find further facts at The gap in our economy is between what we have and what we think we ought to have--and that is a moral problem, not an eco- nomic one. --Paul Heyne CLOSED FOR WINTER NARCONON The Campbell-Flannagan- Narconon reminds families that Murrell House Museum at 422 abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has Summers Street in Hinton has become a national health crisis. closed for the winter. We are Learn to. recognize the signs of delighted to open the Museum for heroin abuse and get your loved ones : visitors, school groups, reunion help if they are at risk. Visit parties, or folks just looking for a peek at some local history. Call 304- blog/naloxone-availability.html to 445-5769 to set up a date and time learn about the overdose reversing. with our guide, drug known as naloxone and find out We welcome all to experience its availability in your state. Hinton's History through the lives of the families that lived in the ADDICTION SCREENINGS House beginning in 1875. Call, email Narconon can help you take steps '~ at cfm_ or message to overcome addiction in your family. us on facebook. Our web site is cfm- Call today for free screenings or, rewferrals.. 1-800-431-1754• MEDICAL EXPENSE BOOK FOR SALE ACCOUNT A book the founding and history : A Medical Expense Account forof Marthas Chapel Church is now Angle Cox has been established at available for sale. First Century Bank. Any and all For information call Dean donations will be greatly Bennett: 304-466-1402. appreciated. JOHN HENRY DAYS FRESH PECANS The John Henry Days Committee Ascension Church Annual Freshwill be meeting the 3rd Thursday of Pecan (fall crop) sale now inevery month. The meeting will be progress. One pound shelled large held at 6:00 the basement of pieces bags- $10.00, large halves- the Trinity United Methodist $10.50. Church in Talcott. Everyone is Call Joyce Ritter- 304-466-1515 or invited to attend. Volunteers are • Cleo Mathews 304-466-1135. always needed! Next meeting date is February 16. $1 OWIN( ltll$ W[IPIE January 27= - 30 RRI Fd Rated PG-13 o 1 hr 56 min Rated R • 2 hr 19 rain 7:30 ~m. • Sat 4:30 win. • Sun* 1~ ~nt Sat 7:30 p~. • Sun* 4:30 p~. • M0n 7:30 p~. C(~IN(~ $~ (~ne-Tlme ~cvle This is [-vent " . part 0f our Queen of Oscar Film gatwe Festival. PG • 2hr 4min Tues Jan 24 $2/ticket ilmllillmmliml