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8 - Hinton News Tues. Feb. 1, 2011 radio .com BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING A Board of Health meeting is scheduled at the Summers County Health Department, located at 151 Pleasant Street,on Friday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m. This meeting is open to the public. If anyone would like to be placed on the agenda or has any questions concerning this meeting, please call the health department at 466-3388. LIBRARY VALENTINES CHOCOLATE DELIGHT Friends of the Library will be having their annual Valentines Chocolate Delight Sale on Monday, February 14th. Menus will be available at the Library beginning Monday, February 7th. Please stop by or call 466-4490. If we have some 'leftovers,' they will be available at St. Patricks between llam and lpm on the 14th. YUM! HAF GRANTS DEADLINE EXTENDED The Grant Committee of the Hinton Area Foundation 2011 grant applications deadline has been extended through February 15th. The foundation makes discretionary and field-of-interest grants to charitable organizations in the areas of education, health and human services, the arts, public recreation, and beautification in Hinton/ Summers County Area. Grant applications may be picked up at the Summers County Library and mailed to the Hinton Area Foundation, P.O. Box 217, Hinton, West Virginia 25951 before the extended February 15th deadline. DONATED COMMODITIES Loaves and Fishes will distribute Donated Commodities on Friday, February 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please call 304-466-2110. PARKWAY AUTHORITY The monthly meeting of the New River Parkway Authority will be held: at the Summers County Memorial Building, Hinton, on Monday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. COMMISSION MEETING CHANGE The Summers County Commission will not meet on Monday, February 7, due to Commissioners Annum in service training conducted by the County Commissioner's Association on this date. The next Regular Session will be Friday, February 4. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk at 466- 7104 if you have any questions or if you have items for the agenda. CORRECTION One of the students in Talcott's Nov. "Students of the Month," Jan. 4 issue, was inadvertently named Levi Moore. It should have been Levi Jones. COMMITTEE John Henry Days Committee will meet Thurs., Feb. 17th., at 7:00 p.m. at the Talcott Fire Dept. Everyone welcome. SERVICES Services will be held each Sunday a.t Second Baptist Church, 212 James Street Everyone Welcome. On the Air Music - News - Information & Inspiration Sunrise to Sunset Email your events and activities to Join radioAM1380 on Facebook and Twitter The Empty Chair By M. Violet Asmuth The chair was the first thing Lily noticed when she was carried into' the room. It was a large chair and perhaps too elegant for its surroundings. The plush material felt soft to the touch. Tiny white woven dots over the cobalt blue color created a three-dimensional effect. It will be a comfortable chair for my visitors,Lily thought on her first day in Merry 'Manor Care Center. Confined to her bed, Lily's social contacts were limited to only those persons who entered the room. No visitors came from outside the facility as her family lived far away. A nurse brought morning medications into the room. Lily said, "Sit down in my comfortable blue chair and visit a minute." The nurse smiled and said, "I wish I could but I have a lot of residents waiting for their pills." A CNA entered the room to help Lily get dressed for the day. Lily said, "Sit down in my comfortable blue chair and visit a minute." The CNA smiled and said, "I wish I could but I still have six more residents who need me to help them dress." A volunteer carried a plastic meal tray into the room. Lily said, "Sit down in my comfortable blue chair and visit a minute." The volunteer smiled and said, "I wish I could but I have other trays to deliver." The activity director looked into the room to ask if anyone wanted to play Bingo. Lily said, "Sit down in my comfortable blue chair and visit a minute." The activity director smiled and said, "I wish I could but Bingo starts in five minutes." The doctor walked into the room to check on Lily's condition. Lily said, "Sit down in my comfortable blue chair and visit a minute." The doctor smiled and said, "I wish I could but I have four other patients to see in this facility. A social worker stepped into the room to ask a question about Lily's family. Lily said, "Sit down in my comfortable blue chair and visit a minute." The social worker smiled and said, "I wish I could but I have to catch up on my paper work." A resident entered the room and handed Lily an ad and a catalog. Lily said, "Sit down in my comfortable blue chair and visit a minute." The resident smiled and said, "I wish I could but they gave me the job of delivering the mail today." So it went, day after day, slniling people walking in and out of Lily's room. One evening when the nurse came into the room to administer pills, she smiled and said, "You are fortunate that you chose such a friendly nursing home." "Very fortunate," replied Lily. She turned her head and stared at the comfortable blue chair. As always, it was empty. Atear rolled down Lily's cheek. Next time you are at the nursing home, find the person with the empty chair. Sit down and stay a while. They have been waiting for you. Can you take the time to fill an empty chair ? Don't be afraid to give of yourself for you'll soon find that you are welcomed by many. The elderly have so much knowledge to share if you take the time to listen, and like anyone they need regular interaction & love. You won't regret volunteering in a nursing home environment, for there is more happiness born from such an experience than meets the eye. Touch the heart of someone, and you might be surprised just how much it touches your heart & perhaps a tear may roll down your cheek. The goal of this article: to offer an invitation to all of you, wherever you Play be, to consider the faces of the elderly and disabled in the nursing homes near you. It takes so little to reach out to them--just a little bit of your time and your love. It takes a little bit more to invite others to reach out, but it does not have to be very complicated or overwhelming. One call is all it takes to change someones life, and enhance your own. It is a wonderful feeling to know you've contributed to brightening someones otherwise routine or dreary day. Call today - we will try to ease the way. What the residents have to offer in return is priceless: their wisdom, their friendship, and their love. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Summers Nursing & Rehab Center. Please call Jane Meadows ( Social Worker ) 304-466- 0332 or Chasity Richmond ( Activity Director ) or June Pendry ( Family Council) 304-445-7005. Excerpts taken from Volunteering Tips: A guide to nursing homes & . Also Friends Across The Ages. NEED FOOD ITEMS Loaves and Fishes is in need of non-perishable food items for our emergency food pantry. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Please drop off during store hours. If you have any questions, contact Brent Fernandez at 466-2110. Remodeling a Kitchen or Bathroom? WE DELIVER (both figuratively & literally) CABINETS With beautiful finish at competitive: prices NEW RIVER WOOD INC. Call Melvin at 466-1441 or 575-3142 TI[tE MARKET HINTON WEST VIRGINIA The Best of West Virginia and the World. Vietri J.R. Watkins Tervis Fiesta MUKitchen Trudeau K. Hall Republic of Tea Nouvelle GELATO - DEL - VINO - BAKERY - GRocER ES - GIFTS Featuring... Stockyard Sandwiches & Paninis Open Everyday/ Sun 12 to 7 Mon - Thr 8 to 8 Fri. Sat 8 to 9 Call in for pick-up/ Allegheny Appetizers Hobo Breakfasts Boiler Tank Soups Whistle Stop Salads Roundhouse Pizzas Dining Car Desserts Baggage Car Bakery Sidetrack Side Dishes Porter's Pastas Free meeting space for groups when Market caters. Free Beverage & $1 Off Sandwich Police, Fire & EMS in uniform/ Eat. Shop. Enjoy: Open Every Day at the Corner of 2nd Avenue & Ballengee Call 304-466-6626 or visit us at The I00itz Theatre iniuunlnnnnnnuunnlllllnnnnnnnnninnm , Cinema & Performing Arts II[[NI ! If you've "GOT Talent" of any kind* and want to perform at the Ritz call us today to reserve your spot! "GOT TALENT!" is an open mic music & variety show held the 1st Monday of every month! Come see the Talent! Monday Feb 7th $3 Admission at 7pm *The Ritz reserves the right to refuse any acts that we deem inappropriate for our general audience. THE GREEN HORNET Playing Feb 4th, 5th & 6th $4 at 4 PM Sat & Sun 7 PM Fri & Sat $6 Adult $5 Senior & Student Visit us at Like us at www.Facebook.comlRitzWV Call us at 304-466-MOVl (6684) For Movie Showtimes I The Dilemma Opening Valentine's Weekend Feb 11th Feb 13th BREAKFAST - LUNCH - D NNER - CATERING i t li