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i THOMAS S. CRAWFORD Thomas Steven Crawford, 70, formerly of Ballengee, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019, at Summers County ARH, after a long illness. Born November 11, 1948, he was the son of the late Thomas Jennings and Virginia Mae Martin Crawford. He was a retired Store Room Clerk with Summers County ARH Hospital, with 33 years of service. He was a graduate of Talcott High School, with the class of 1967, and a member of the Oak Grove Methodist Church, at Ballengee. He loved to travel and he was an avid NASCAR fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Josephine. Those left to cherish his memory are a brother, John David Crawford and wife Barbara, of Newport, VA, and two sisters, Jane Asbury and husband Dan ofChristiansburg, VA, and Gerrie Turner of Hinton. Several nieces and nephews, Jessica, Cindy, Carrie, Robin, Gina, Jared, Brian and Tommy also survive. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m Friday, February 1, 2019, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Gary Reed officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Ballengee. Friends called from 4 until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Online condolences at www. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. CHERIE E. BRINER COLE Cherie Elizabeth Briner Cole, 86, of Talcott, West Virginia passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on February 2nd, 2019 after an illness. Born December 15, 1932 in West Lafayette, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Dr. J. C. 'Doc' Briner and Alta Garner Briner. Her Sister Martha Jean Briner Mokry, her brother, Clifford Briner, and her granddaughter Jennifer Wynes Rowe precede her in death. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, Norman H. Cole, Jr; three daughters, Pamela Lee Cole Wynes of Lowell, West Virginia, Christi Ann Cole Bricco of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, and Alta Sue Cole cf Wirtz, Virginia, one son, Norman Hamilton Cole, lil of Athens, West Virginia, her sisters, Beverly Briner Craft and Mary Nan Briner Bond, her five grandchildren, Elisa Jayne Nearhoof, Christopher Andrew Parker, William Lee Wynes, Norman Hamilton Cole, IV, and Calvin Arthur Cole, five great- grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. After graduating from West Lafayette High School, she attended Virginia Intermont College, the New York Institute of Dietetics, and Ohio State University where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta. While at Ohio State, she met her future husband, Norman. After marriage, they moved to Springville, Virginia, and later to Talcott, West Virginia Where Cheric - 'as a member Trinity United Methodist Church for over 50 years, where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and acting as Treasurer of the United Methodist Women. She often made bread for communion sacraments and prepared altar flower arrangements for services. While caring for her family, she also served as Secretary of Cole Nurseries, Inc. and was Former First Lady of the Southern Nursery Association. Her greatest joy was caring for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, .and was quick to show pictures of them and to tell stories of their achievements. Her hobbies and interests were many, but her favorites included quilting, sewing, gardening, bowling, snow skiing, water skiing, canning, basket making, and knitting. Visitation with family will be observed Tuesday, February 5, 2019 between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. at Pivont Funeral Home in Hinton, West Virginia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Pivont Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Groves, and Pastor Gary Reed officiating, with graveside services to follow, at Barger Springs Cemetery. Her son and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Online condolences at Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV N V.F.W MEETING V.F.W Casey Jones Post 4500 meetings 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. monthly at Veterans Museum 419 Ballengee St. Hinton. Veterans Needed. Call 304-250-4152 or 304-573- 3550 for more information. NARCONON Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs has become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. ADDICTION SCREENINGS Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or rewferrals 1-800-431-1754. ACWP ACWP is a non-profit all volunteer group of individuals whose goals are to rehome pets and assist families who need help paying for spay and neuter of dogs and cats. We will rehome entire litters of puppies who will receive veterinary care before going to their forever homes. If you would like us to visit your educational event please give us a call. 855-984-7387. For spay/neuter assistance go to and fill out a Voucher Request Form. If you see a dog or cat in a neglectful situation please call the sheriff. If you see a stray dog on the road please call the Animal Control Officer. Kitchen Contamination: How to Keep your Family Safe (NAPS)--'Ihe next time you need to , wipe up a spill, health expert l)r. Charles (;erba, Prol~.'ssor of Environnaental Microbiology, University of Arizona, ,f aka "I)r (;erm;' warns: don't always reach lot a sponge or dishclotla. instead, use a paper towel. 'lhat's because kitchen sponges, which he calls "bacteria cafeterias:' are the No. 1 source of germs in the house. 'lhe average spo~age carries nearly 5.5 trillion micro- sct~pic bugs. When to Reach for a Paper Towel I. According to a recent study on cleaning habits, the ma)urity of rail- lennials reach tor sponges or cloth A paper towel is the bes(w~,y iO" dishtowels when dearnng surfaces that ' clean up ~|andl'throw away)':the : have raw meat or poultry. Dr. (;erha bacteria found on a ~ontaminated recommends using paper towels, espe- kitchen counter. cially whefl prepping and cleaning up raw meat and eggs. Sponges and When People Actually Reach for a dishtowels can instantly become con- Paper'lbwd taminated after handling these foods, While there's been an int.reasing which may "contain bacteria such as amount of studies artd data showcasing E. colt and sahnonella, l)r. (;erba the high bacterial risks associated with explains, kitchen sponges and cloth dishtowels, a 2. Paper towels should also be used recent study on denning habits showed to help contain spills and prevent them that a over half of millennials (59%) and (and subsequent germs) from spreading nearly halt'of baby boomers (49%) reach around the kitchen. Whether soaking for a sponge or cloth dishtowel when up bacon grease or cleaning up oil splat- cleaning kitchen counter tops. ters, paper tnwds pick up spills quickly F.ven more surprising, less than half and efficiently. For larger oil spills, cover of millennials think they run a risk of with baking soda or salt for about 15 possible illness or food poisoning by not minutes, then pick it up with a paper cleaning these kitchen durables. towel and throw it out. '[he truth is, sponges and doth dish- 3. When cleaning the refrigerator, towels become germ-infested as soon as dampen a paper towel with warm water they're first used in the kitchen. and dish washing liquid and wipe down As for baby boomers, most clean all trays, drawers, shelves and walls their cloth dishtowels once a week, at least once a week. Using a sponge which is still not as frequent as it should increases the risk of bacteria spread- be (ideally, everyday). Also, how to clean ing around the various surfices and is just as important as when to dean. shelves. "Ct,ld water washes are awlul Ibr 4. When kids are in the kitchen, use eliminating bacteria from fabrics:' says paper towels to clean-up everything Dr. (;erba. "Washing sponges in warm from spills on high chair tables to sippy water does not get rid of the bacteria cups and bibs. "'[his ensures germ-rid- untess you add hleach:' he adds. den messes get tossed right into the So when it comes to hdping keep trash and don't linger on kids' items" your kitchen dean and germ-free, let a adds I)r. (ierba. n:u'~pr ),nA,I h*, v,u,r d~i,4,1 Mon. & Wed.: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tue. & Thurs : 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues. Feb. 5, 2019 Hinton News - 3 he apitol gate Jeff pbell February 4, 2019 Four weeks are in the books at the 84th West Virginia Legislature. Here are some of the happenings around the capitol over the last week SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME TAX - On Friday, the House of Delegates took up House Bill 2001, relating to exempting Social Security benefits from personal income tax. West Virginia is one of only 13 states that taxes Social Security benefits. This legislation gives retirees 65+ two options - exclude the tax on Social Security or exclude $8,000 of income from being taxed. Recipients may choose the plan that gives them the best savings. Along the campaign trail last year, this subject was brought up frequently, l remember saying it had bipartisan support and no one would vote against it. I was wrong. Delegate John Doyle of Jefferson County voted no. The 76 year old legislative veteran said that it would benefit him, but he didn't believe the state could afford to remove this tax that brings in $50 million annually to the state. I voted yes on HB 2001 and it passed, 96-1. This is one of those votes we take that makes us all feel good. These are the days when the legislature can help people do more in their daily lives. It advances to the Senate. FOSTER CARE - Last week, there was a lot of debate on HB 2010, relating to the foster care system in West V'Lrginia. The bill had two major parts, one that out sourced handling of health .insurance to a ,managed care organization and one dealing with foster care itself. Most of the debate focused on the out sourced $225 million state contract to a private insurance company, which will receive 10% of the contract for administration and profit. The second part had some good features, including performance based criteria and changes to abuse and neglect proceedings, but this was wrapped into one singular omnibus bill. I voted no on HB 2010, and it passed, 67-32.1 voted no on the overall bill because I have serious concerns about privatizing healthcare management for these foster children. 1 believe we would be better served by fixing the current healthcare issues, instead > of out sourcing the entire program ago. at a cost of $22.5 million forThis week, I introduced HB administrative costs and profit for 2777, requiring schools to offer the MCO. There were also many elective vocational courses in foster families, placement middle schools by the start of the agencies, and child advocacy 2021-22 school year. The courses groups who were not provided shall follow rules consulted for input on the bill. 1 provided by the State Board of communicated with two people IEducation and may include such trust in our district who work in offerings as home economics, the field that were opposed to this industrial arts and agriculture. legislation. 1 was concerned on Counties would have the whether this was the best way to latitude to have courses that fits solve this issue. The bill advances the culture of its area. to the Senate. My bill has bipartisan support BROADBAND EXPANSION and 10 co:sponsors. With the ACT- Last Monday, the Broadband recent emphasis on career and Expansion Act of 2019 advanced to technical programs at our state's the House floor in the form of liB community colleges, now is the 2005. The purpose of this billtime to put vocational programs would tax communications towerback in our.middle schools so that construction at salvage value to students can start learning skills expand wireless and broadband that could lead them to a good internet. It also requires electric career. utilities companies to study usage CAPITOL VISITORS - As the of its power poles for broadband session gets longer, we're seeing expansion, plus giving internet more people from back home in broadband and wireless internet Charleston to discuss issues. Last technologies. Monday, City of Lewisburg I voted yes on HB 2005 and it representatives were in town for passed, 97-2. West Virginia must meetings of the Municipal League. make a cormnitment to improve its Mayor John Manchester, city technology infrastructure. Passing recorder Shannon Beatty, Misty this bill is another step forward. Hill, andJacyFaulknervisitedthe It advances to the Senate. capitol. Lewisburg native and my FIRST RESPONDERS - The former high school classmate, statistics are staggering. There are Chris 51% of first responders who report "Peanut" White attended the participating in pro trauma mental House Committee on Fire health training; 80% offirefighters Departments and Emergency report being exposed to a Medical Services. Peanut is traumatic events; 90% of police employed by the South Charleston and EMTs report exposure to Fire Department. On Tuesday, 1 trauma; and 85% of first met with new WVSOM president, responders experienced symptoms Dr. James Nemitz. related to mental health issues. It was Agriculture and On Monday, the House Conservation Day at the capitol on Committee on Fire Departments Wednesday as Frank Masters was and Emergency Medical Serviceshonored with separate citation unanimously approved HB 2321, ceremonies in the House and allowing workers compensation Senate for being named West benefits for first responders Virginia Conservation Agency's diagnosed with post traumatic Farm of the Year. He was joined stress disorder, by his sons, Jared and Jordon. The At a town hall meeting in Greenbrier Valley Conservation Rainelle on New Year's Day, local District was represented by fire department and emergency supervisorsAveryAtkins, Carolyn service agencies shared their Miller, Gary Sawyers, along with concerns at the bipartisan forum. Lynn Woods and Katy McBride. PTSD'~/~ among the issues state Fair of West Vh'ginia CEO discussed. Delegate Chad Lovejoy Kelly Tuckwiller-Collins was in of Cabell County, who has worked town for Ag Day. I met with David closely with emergency services in McChre of Greenbrier County the Huntington area, wasthelead Schools, who testified in the sponsor of this bill. Senate on the omnibus education I voted yes on HB 2321 and it bill, SB 451. Cathey Sawyer, passed unanimously. Our first Courtney Susman, and Ethan Sun" responders work hard and deserve visited on behalf of Greenbrier this workers comp coverage. The Valley Theatre. Eastern bill advances to the House Greenbrier Middle School students Judiciary Committee. Bailey Caraway and Adam Seams VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS - were participants in the legislative In the campaign, l said I wanted page program. Proudly serving my to get vocational programs back in hometown 42nd District counties our middle schools. As a student of Greenbrier, Monroe and at White Sulphur Junior High in Summers! the early 1980s, one of my favorite Delegate JeffCampbell classes was Mr. Ronnie Hylton's Room 6-R, Building 1 IndustrialArts class, but we called State Capitol Complex it "Shop." It was a good experience Charleston, WV 25305 and I still have the projects I made Phone - (304) 340-3131 in Mr. Hylton's class from 35 years TOPS WEIGHT WATCHERS TOPS (Take OffPounds Sensibly) Weight Watchers is back in is a very affordable, nonprofit, Hinton! Meetings are on Thursday weight loss support group, evening at 5:30 in the Fellowship Meetings are held at the Miller Hall at First Baptist Church, 108 Memorial Methodist Church Temple Street, Hinton. basement, 109 Miller Ave. Every For more information contact Monday evening. Weigh-in begins at Connie Willey at 304-660-7206. 5:00 p.m. meeting starts at 5:15 p.m. First Meeting is free. Come join us or call 304-890-2112 HEALTH DEPARTMENT FRESH PECANS FOR SALE SCHEDULE Ascension Episcopal Church has Immunizations are given every received this year's fresh pecans - Monday and Wednesday at the priced $10.50 for 16 oz. large pieces Summers County Health and $10.75 for large halves. .Department. Please call if any Call Joanne Duval1304-466-3358 questions 304-466-3388. or Cleo Mathews 304466-1515. SENIOR CENTER TRIP Summers County Senior Center is sponsoring a trip teAmelia Island, St. Augustine & Jacksonville, FL, March 17 to 23, 2019. Please call Cindy for more information at (304) 466-4019. CALENDARS The Hinton Railroad Museum has received for sale the Steam and Chessie Calendars for 2019. The Museum located at 206 Temple Street is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p,m, II Mary Feury, FNP Accepting New Patientsat.our Forest Hil! Locqt ion 180 Old Schoolhouse Road Forest Hill, WV 24935 CALL: {304) 466-11S2 to schedule an appointmentl Walk-ins are welcome Sliding lee scale availab!e ]or quoliJled pqtients!