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2 - Hinton News Tues. Feb. 5, 2019 r More and More People are Reading our Newspaper Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call Y BIG BEND 'I'IIVlE~; 'l~ne as other construction over the CAn me, "Cottage by the Sea." has its history and importance in Tunnel scenes of long ago; Big bend Tunnel, ten miles east their own right but what or who can With the loose rock hanging o'er of Hinton, with its east portal near surpass the never-to-be-forgotten me, mile post 348, was bored in 1871 as triumph of John Henry over the More dangerous far than human a part of construction for the steam drilling Big Bend Tunnel. foe. Letter To The Editor People of West Virginia, This year, breaking a long standing tradition, I will not attend the President's Dinner--a black tie, luxurious event on Thursday, January 31, honoring Senate President Mitch Carmichael. It would be hypocritical if I were to attend an event honoring such a person who disregards the voice of the people, who is systemically dismantling the education of our children' and who has demonstrated such utter disrespect toward our hardworking teachers, service personnel, state employees and Chesapeake and Ohio Railway John Henry was a black steel-Days that knew no time of leisure, families in our state. Company. Six thousand five driving man who worked at building Days from working never free; The maJority party, led by hundred feet in length, the tunnel railroad cuts and tunnels. With a When we hopeful dreamed of President CarmichaeI, is ramming Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to saved the company thirteen miles of ten-pound hammer, he drove steel pleasure, through Senate Bill 451 under the the address below and we will bill you for your 52track construction had it followed drills into rock for the nitroglycerin When the tunnel through should cover of darkness without regard to week subscription, the Greenbrier River around the or black powder shots to bring down be. the rules, in consultation with out- mountain through which the great chunksofrock.Acumbersome of-stateinterests. The bill originated Name tunnelw as bored, steam drill was introduced shortly Fancy hears the hammers ringing in the Education Committee, (ple.e p~nt) In the original arching, wood and after the Civil War. Legend has it - instead ofintroducingit through the some brick were used. The wood John Henry challenged the steam Sounds that now my dream annoy . usual legislative process. Still Address soon decayed and the sandstone and drill when Big Bend was being further, they asked committee shale above disentigrated creatingdrilled and won the contest. And the miners hoarsely singing members to vote on "h ""1 City Sta*e Zip a dangerous situation unsafe for A giant of a man, John henry is "Can't you drz've her home, myt e Dll Wll~noul~ ,a Fiscal Note and within 24 hours man to enter In 1893 the old arching said to have been six feel four inches boy ? of first receiving the mammoth bill TEAR & MAIL TO: material and loose rock above weretall and possessed the strength of an Hears thebossesloud!y swearing At this time, l specifically asked for THE HINTON NEWS removed and 6,477 feet was arched ox. Popular with men and women At some lamr whom mey see, the opportum~y Lo sake the P O BOX 1000 with brick and the remaining 23 feet alike, he could play the banjo, sing Who p!am!y is not.caring . legislation home to my constituents wnen me tunnel througn snoula ' with concrete by Harry Frazier. in a rich, bass voice, and women . -a request disregarded and denied. HINTON, WV 25951 There is probably no other flocked to him like steel to a magnet, be. And if that wasn't enough, L .-- l construction on the C & O of more Many a dusky girl was proud to call When though looser roofs beset Arts D- -''L- historical interest than Big Bend John Henry her man, Carmichael and his team then ay ~L LIIC -- = Tunnel. It is one of the best known A mere two years after the tunnel denied the Finance Committee the ][ ~ra~|~i-u~ ta h~ N O~,~ engineering feats over the entire was completed, Editor C. L: me, opportunity to hear thebill, instead Though down deeper shafts I go; sending it to a Committee of the =.~=o== ua ~ ~ u~, CAn, made famous by the legendary Thompson, in The Mountain Herald, Yet I never will forget thee, Whole--a rarel)-used Number two, of long ago ][-][P|tl an l~][~ Tz John Henry Probably the building Hinton, West Virginia, in his " parliamentary procedure to escapee J i.~ Jt~z.i lucu ,m. ~,uo ~'U~'I'JI2;I I-JI.ULYJLI~ ~ll.tUXCXa'-'k.t.Tt. ~ ofthe viaduct in the James River for January 1, 1874 issue, published a And when railroadlife is ended the scrutin" of Finance where it Curently mere zs a roster nome . . " l Y ' almost a male, Main Street Station poem about Big Bend. The author is Oh what pleasure we could see, snortage wimm our state, wmmren . . weald certainly fail. I strongly feel If we owned the means expended The West Virgnma Department ot and the three hered railroadunknown as there was no credit line that this is only cowardly political are being removeu irom mew nomes . . Arts, Culture and History crossmgatRlchmond, VA would be or comment given by Mr. Thompson That the tunnel through should pasturing The people of West . . without enougn zos~er homes to (WVDACH) and th~ West Virgmm the greatest. Construction of the The poem is as follows: be Virginia were denied ;input and - meet the aemana wnen mzs occurs . " " I E " A statue of John Henry stands m Commlssmn on the Arts will host," Huntington bridge and the Umon BIG BEND T M S. Art~ n~-. children are pmceu m snel~ers, sent " have been silenced in the democratic y ~ .e ~eglsm~ure on. : 'I~rmmal at Cincinnati, Ohio, as well Big Bend times now pass before a park beside State Route 3 over the Thursda- Feb. 14 2019, The eve " to resmenuai mcmues, or even east portal of Big' Bend Tunnel P'~' will tak:'place at the State Capi~l having to spend days, evenweeks NOTICE This is a tyrannical affront to our democracy. in hotels with Department oz mealm Event Postmgs Via Expl Do ou have a din nosls of breast ComplexinCha;lestonfroml0a.m " " " " Y " g Not,ce We cannot be bystanders arid and Human Resource smzz cue ~o .~ Count Tourism to 1 p.m. ~ummers Y cancer or know someone who does lack of foster homes Necco is a foster watch systematic destruction of our Webslte Do you need a mammogram and Exhibitors representing artmts " edin Beckle WV . COMMUNITY SUPPORT m~ : ~:~ ~ r,~. ~. :~ ~= ~ West Virginia values that do us the and arts organizations from across care agency local Y, ' If your business or organlzauon cannot ailbrd one: uo you live in ~ne H ~u. ~,~,~ ,~ ~ ,~ ~,~.~ for the Commu it s upport m " ' the Mountain State wiq be set un in Necco is emwently trying to ass.rot has any upcoming events you would Summers County? If the answer is n' ie s most good We must act the u~er r~tu-a~ :e ~ho S~'~. with foster home shortage by like help promoting please go to yes Walk for Her Lifetime can help helping" to provide" those who need Today I ask my fellow Senators vv n wno support ~ne people oz wes~ recruiting, training, and opera g Capitol The event is free and open www.ExploreSummers County. corn/ We are an organization that offers eye~exammatmns: T: r^ eye L^glasses'.~ ~ Virginia" to rezrain irom attending foster homes m r~almgn, raye~te, to the public Individual artists and If submitevent and complete the form mammograms and financial aid to ine H~.~. ~.~ ,uvv u~. . . thzs droner that honors Senate rctercer ann ~ummers wounues o we can add our event to our those whohavea din noms of breast arts organizations are invited to " s Y " g " providing assistance for over 18 you are interested m learning more nartici-ate calendar and help further promote cancer, years and are asking community President MitchCarmichael, and to on the process of becoming a foster Arts Day at the Legislature is a . w~o ma be it through social media,You can find It doesn t matter if you have organizations and businesses as well instead honor and stand with the home or Know someone n y ~reat onnortunitv for artists and us on Facebook under Explore insurance or not because we cover as citizens for monetary donations people of West Virginia. ~, :: ,% ~, ~ ~ " evict Neccoatwwwnecco,org " ve a avts'~o/~ani~at~o~s~/~t~oek as .~ ~-w;,~ ~,~.~rT~,;,;~ ,Summer.s Cuunty,:~We.a]sp ha~tems most msuranc~does not. For to continue providing help to those Sincerely, ,~llav~oh~la]e~-~o~rtt~with ,q~,cal,t3,04-2~071200~ !earnlaowwe 'buil~ti~boa din.oup~indo~,~ifyou mor~i'nf0r ationsa~k30a:2~g:9~8.9 ~ in need in our community. Asnews:: S~ ~:i,J hnUngerII ~.~ ~ ~. ~,=5- ~ i Baird F~ag~i]ies. haveevent fliers for display,or 304-5~/h-~7~ " " spreads of' the help being" prowded~" * " "~z~:~::~'~ : : : f - p, ~,~u~,~es: ; .-~ requests are noW outnumbering theI ]b~~r~et C=ire 1 For more information about Arts ~ .-- . -- . . ~ .L. -- -- Day or how to become an exhibitor,tbaDito ASKS U iUA to I=xtena Lions Club's ability to help. [ t-~[~=f-~-- Z::.~ [[ contact aenna Green, cultural ,- Once a request is received, theI ~ ~ HuFItl~ =~ ~'~ ~'~ I facilities and accessibility ~ . - ~- P~ . m ~. ~ . individual's application is screenedI appllCa lons being accepceG I coordinator for the WVDACH, at Application oeaalnes TOr New ~ural to insure that other avenues ofI Now acceotin~ or'n/ate I assistance are pursued before theI i i;af;;ij I or (304) 558- Lions Club provides help. I "-" [ 0240eBL~5G Broadband Program Donations can be mailed to: Lions[ ,~ ~,l,~, |: RASS MUSIC Club, Sight Assistance Program,I & small nu rsing home located 1 American Music Association will f= r=r=nt n rti l nt varnm=nf chnfr]nwn ~ P,O, Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951.I on .~ra .0or o~ summers I be having Bluegrass music on the ~ ~ ~ ~. p ~ ,~, ~v--~.H ,~ ,~.-~ ~ 4 - Checks should be made out to:I : I first Sat. of each month at the " " Hinton Lions Club. ~ Vietnam Veterans Center in cause for one-month extensmn request Princeton. Doors open at 5:30. Band and Jam Session. Capitoto Chair EPW Transportation, Infrastructure Subcommittee Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R- W.Va) today issued the following statement after being appointed chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee: "Infrastructure has always been a critical bipartisan issue because of how important it is to mobility and prosperity, and I'm excited to be a leader in advancing our country's Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R- achieve our shared goal of W.Va.) today sent a letter to U.S. prioritizing rural broadband and Departmen~ of Agriculture (USDA) closing the digital divide," Senator Secretary Sonny Perdue, requesting Capito writes in the letter. "As you he extend by one month application know, on February 22, 2019, the deadlines for the department!s new USDA will finalize the application ReConnect program Through the window for applicants to the ReConnect pilot program, which ReConnect program. Unfortunately, Senator Capito played a role in due to the recent government announcing last month, USDA is shutdown, agencies have not been making available up to $600 million working at full capacity." in loans, grants, and loan-grant "Timely technical assistance combinations to help build out webinars and workshops are broadband infrastructure in rural imperative to informing potential America: applicants, especially for a new pilot "The ReConnect program is a program," the letter continues "As critical new tool that will help a result, I urge the USDA to extend all deadlines for Retonnect by one month. An extension will help ensure applicants are receiving the assistance they need and the awards are being given to projects that achieve the program's goals." As a leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Capito helped secure funds in the FY2018 budget for the ReConnect program. Through her Capito Connect initiative, Senator Capito has made improving connectivity and dosing the digital divide in West Virginia a top priority and has worked to advance efforts and deliver resources to support programs like ReConnect. WV Community & Technical College transportation and infrastructure Presidents Sign Entrepreneurship Pledge on infrastructure is about more than building just roads and highways. High gi It's about building up entire er Ed Day at the Le slature communities, industries, businesses, and local economies. The West Virginia Community This Congress, I'm hoping and Technical College System and transportation and infrastructure the West Virginia Higher Education projects will build stronger Policy Commission observed Higher relationships across the aisle, as Education Day at the Legislature well Working together, we can today at the state capitol. The address the challenges created by an celebratory day culminated with aging infrastructure system, make nine presidents of the state's it safer and easier for families and community and technical (CTC) individuals to travel, and create new colleges signing the Presidents for opportunities to grow and diversify Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP) of our economy. I'm honored to have the National Association for been appointed by Chairman Community College Barrasso, and I'm eager to get to Entrepreneurship (NACCE). work, building and repairing Presidents who sign the pledge infrastructure in West Virginia and commit their colleges to undertake across the country." entrepreneurial practices that boost As a member of the EPW economic vitality in their Committee, Senator Capito communities NACCE is the nation's advocates for policies that protect leading organization focused on vital West Virginia energy and promoting entrepreneurship manufacturing j~bs and encourage through community colleges, and investment in West Virginia's the PFEPis one of its foremost tools. highway infrastructure. She is also Chancellor for West Virginia a member of the Senate Community and Technical Appropriations Committee, where Education Sarah Tucker, Ph.D. she will continue to serve as chair presided over the pledge signing, of the Homeland Security along with Chief of Staff Mike Hall Subcommittee; the Commerce, from Gov. Jim Justice's office, Science, & Transportation NACCE President and CEO Rebecca Committee; and the Rules and Corbin, representatives ofthe House Administration Committee. and Senate, and CTC presidents and i students. This is the first time Connect with entrepreneurs in community college presidents have the community signed the pledge at a state capitol. Collaborate with industry in your "West Virginia's community and region technical colleges have Focus on business and job demonstrated a game changing creation commitment to encouraging and Share stories through events and developing entrepreneurial thinking the media across our campuses," said "Presidents signing the pledge Chancellor Tucker. "Just last year, represent community colleges we became the first college system serving more than a million students in the nation to join with the across the country," said Rebecca Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative Corbin of NACCE. "Through this to make entrepreneurism a core part important tool, college leaders learn of the community college experience how to meet challenges and explore in our state. Today, our presidents untapped opportunity." have signaled yet again their Entrepreneurship Pledge include: dedication to this important mission *Peter Checkovich, Blue Ridge by signing the NACCE pledge, CTC (*Chancellor Tucker signedon through which we will see even his behalf) greater focus on educating West Eunice BeUinger, Bridge Valley Virginia's future entrepreneurs." CTC Through NACCE's Presidents for Charles Terrell, Eastern WVCTC Entrepreneurship Pledge, Keith Cotroneo, Mountwest CTC community college presidents Bonnie Copenhaver, New River commit to five action steps that CTC advance entrepreneurship in their John Moore, Pierpont CTC communities and support local start* Robert Gunter, Southern WVCTC ups and small businesses. The five Michael Koon (interim), West action steps are: Virginia Northern CTC Form teams to focus on Chris Gilmer, WVU at entrepreneurship Parkersburg CTC II r [ about your club, church group and civic organizations, births, engagements, weddings, academic honors, men and women in the armed services, sports and all community activities. To be considered for publication, items should be timely, either typed (NOT in all caps) or printed legibly. The best way to send an article by e-mail is'to cut and paste the article in to the body of the e-mail. The best way to send a photo isjpg. They should be sent as an attachment only. hinton I "Your Station" II' Full-Service Service 466-0133 For Pay At the Pump Gas & Di'esel Fuel ALL TIRES." FREE MOUNT FREE BAL4NCE FREE TIRE VAL Mechanics Nick Connell & R0bm Ricl BRAKE SPECIAL: FRo^r[ PADS ONLY LIFE TIME WARRANTY . WEAREVER GOLD $69.95 WAGNER $79.95 COMPffrER SCAN We're drivers too.