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) 8 - Hinton News Tues. Feb. 5, 2019 SUMMERS COUNTY HEALTH LIFE LINE SCREENING DEPARTMENT Life Line Screening) a leading Summers County Health provider of community-based Department, located at 151 Pleasant preventive health screenings will be Street will be conducting a Food in our community on Tuesday, April Handler's Class on Thursday, 2, 2019 at First Presbyterian February 14 at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for p.m. registration will start 30 minutes prior to class. Cardiovascular disease include; For questions concerning this Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a class or information about taking leading cause of stroke),Abdominal the course online at the accepted Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel website, call the health department at (304) 466-3388. that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB Arterial Disease (hardening of the The Pipestem Ruritan Club meets arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. We have a covered dish dinner and F~brillation-irregular heartbeat) social hour before the meeting. We and an Osteoporosis Risk would like to invite anyone Assessment for men and women, interested in learning about the Being proactive about your health service club to come and join us for by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early, fun and fellowship. For more info please call Janet Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/ Lilly at 466-4353. communitycircle and receive your THE SOUTHERN "Community Circle" discount and CONSERVATION DISTRICT your Preferred Appointment! The Souther Conservation District will be holding a Free Forestry Workshop February 23, 2019 at the Southern Conservation District building located at 463 Ragland, Rd Beckley at 1:00 p.m. Portable sawmimll Demonstration. EARLY CHURCH SERVICES Miller Memorial United Methodist Church is pleased to announce new hours for Early Sunday Services Sunday School 8:30 a.m. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. and COMMISSION MEETING Wednesday Bible Study 1:00 p.m. The Summers County Everyone is invited to attend. Commission will meet at 9:00 a. m. in the County Commission Office at BEEKKEEPERS the Courthouse on the second The Appalachian Beekeeping Wednesday of each month. The Collective (ABC) is a group of Session for February will be beekeepers, scientists, and Wednesday, February 13. educators committed to training Contact Mary Beth Merritt, West Virginians in beekeeping, County Clerk before February 13 breeding a mite-resistant strain of at 466-7104 if you have any bee that is successful in our region, questions or if you have items for the and developing improved natural agenda. beekeeping best practices. RESUME READY! - ABC mentors new beekeepers in the art, science and opportunities of Learn basic resume writing skills, sustainable beekeeping. For more how to write a targeted resume, how information; visit ABC's website to restructure your resume, what (http://appheadwaters.org/ employers look for and how to write h eb~er letter. beekeeping/) or Facebook page Stop by the Summers County (@appalbeecollective). Public Library and pick up a Resume worksheet. Complete the Veterans Museum Hours worksheet, and come to the 3rd floor The Museum will be open each of Lhe library where Jared and Missy Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Historical Displays range from can assist you in getting "Resume Early frontier days, the Ready!" Already have a resume but need Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea to update it and/or would like a paper copy in digital form? Come to Viet Nam, and to the Present the 3rdfloor of the library. Monday Mideast. Friday 9:00 - 4:00. Call the Tour guides are present. Summers County Public Library for Admission is free. Airport Of The Future Is Now (NAPS)--A new record lor air travel was set in 2018, with ahnost 1 billion people taking to the nation's skies. Have you ever wondered when tecil- nology will improve flying? Well, the future of airports has landed, and you can expect flying to get better. "lhe first curb-to-gate biometric experience ill the U.S. just launched at a major inter- national airport terminal to a positive customer response, potentially chang- ing the future of travel. Flyers can now . r--=---, Your next flight could be easier, fast- er and more fun thanks to recent air- port innovations. opt in to a Facial recognition system to check baggage, pass security and board file plane without fumbling for Ill. And O.S. Custonls and P, order Protection has deph)yed l:acial recognition at 16 rater- national airports lO speed passengers througl'i immigratitm, track visas and keep tile nation sal}e hom terrorists. 'this tedmology is made by NEe (:orpt)ratitm, tile international leader in lacial recognition and biometric tedl- nology, and you can expecl It`) .',tart set.' illg it in ntllnerotlS airports. "Facial recognition is trans(ormmg the llymg experience;' said Rattie l),er- oukhim, NE(:'s Senior Vice fqcsident Ibr Advanced Recognition Systel~lS. ' "Now, passengers can seamlessly illo~e tlmmgh an airport withou! tLL making Ilying lhster and more convenient." Fxperts expect lltlmer(+lUS airlines to adopt lhcial recognition because they have a long history of adopting tech ,m)logy tllat makes Ilymg more conve nient. (:heck-in kiosks, mobile boarding passes and indlight Wi-Fi are all exam- pies of airlines embracing new tech. In 2007, (:tmtinental Airlines introduced mobile boarding passes and virtually all carriers lbllowed suit. In 2017, more than 1.5 billion mobile boarding passes were issued, allowing passengers to bypass hmg check-m lines. 'lhe benelits of NE(Ts lacial recogni- lion teclmology are twolbM: improving the traveler's experience coupled with operational and cost benelits ior the airlines. Check out tile groundbreaking tech- nology that makes the airport of the future possible at www.Nl-~Clbday.com. MUSEUM CLOSED The Railroad Museum is closed for the winter opening back up in April, To get a copy of the Historic Hilltop Cemetery Book you can call Bobby Cox at 304-890-3554 or you can get by mail, by sending check for $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping to hilltop Cemetery 146 Cross Street, Hmton WV all proceeds go to the maintenance of the cemetery. BARNS OF SUMMERS COUNTY-west Virginia Heritage An extract from the book for your enjoyment By Phyllis Campbell Whitley January 29, 2019 Stephen Baldwin Five years ago, while serving as a member of the Greenbrier County Board of Education, I saw the paradoxical nature of our education system in West Virginia.We have terrific educators, staff, and students! When I visit classrooms, lunch rooms, and break rooms, I see people doing their absolute best. I also have seen low student achievement, test scores, and attendance rates. Generational poverty, substance abuse, and low expectations have crippled many of our schools. The need to provide services that literally keep children alive is overwhelming. It is time for reform that also is responsive to these needs and puts our students first. Unfortunately, the "omnibus" plan, SB 451, currently being rushed through the State Senate does not address the real problems our students face. Should we: Increase classroom size? No, we need smaller classrooms with funding innovation zones in all personalized instruction; 55 counties, reinstating the arts Defund public schools by and physical education, and fair diverting funds to vouchers? No, compensation for educators so underfunded classrooms are we may recruit and retain the what got us in this mess best. We will pay for it by generations ago; adopting the revised funding * Divert funding to charterformula proposed last month by schools with no transportation, the West Virginia Board of for-profit management Education. companies, and no local control? The members worked for No, thank you; many months to update the Include divisive policies formula to abide by the Recht such as paycheck deception, decision, to be fair and reduction in force and removing comprehensive to all counties. the ability to strike? No, we need SB 451 also has a sever ability to work together, not tear each clause, which says that if any other apart; portion of the bill is struck down Allow counties to raise levy by our courts, the entire bill is rates? No, that will deepen the struck. The only purpose of this divide between the rich and poor clause is punitive, meant to counties and force counties Lo divide the education community. raise property taxes; Major bills should be voted up or Create new layers of down on their own merits, asour educational bureaucracy that constitution provides. All the have power over local boards of components of the students-first education? No, local control is education reform plan I outlined vital, are bills existing in the West The pay raises, banking sick Virginia House of Delegates and days toward retirement, setting State Senate. a floor for enrollment of 1,400 The Education committee students, and more money for chairs should run those bills, mental health are all positive, debate them, and allow an up or But, they don't go far enough to down vote. The true purpose of affect change, especially in SB 451 seems to be to divide us tradeoff for the many harmful when what we must do to effect provisions. I propose an real change in education is tobe education reform plan that puts united and put our students first. our students first by using the Senator Stephen Baldwin is a best practices of the world's best pastor from Ronceverte who schools including, universal pre- represents District 10. You may k at age 3, smaller class sizes, reach him at classroom aids, safer schools,stephen.baldwin@wvsenate.gov better access to mental health, or 304-357-7959. West Virginia Department of Education Seeks Organizations Partners to Feed Kids this Summer The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) is seeking partnerships with organizations across the state to help feed children and provide supervised activities during the summer months. When school is out of session during the summer months, community programs and organizations are vital to ensuring children in West Virginia are still receiving the nutrition they need, especially in low-income areas. County boards of education, local government agencies and other nonprofit organizations can participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which ensures children (ages 18 and under) in lower-income areas continue to receive free, nutritious meals during the summer when they do not have access to the programs that are available to them during the school year, like the School Breakfast Program or Summers County Writers Group Meetings The Summers County Writers Group has been meeting for a year and is still going strong. We have a kind, generous group of writers who enjoy tackling the writing prompts, sharing our pieces, and generally improving our craft. We also have a group on Facebook with updates on meetings and writing prompts. The meetings for the next three months have been planned. If you want to improve your skills or just want to read some new stories, please feel free to join us. Other meetings are as follows: February 7 - "make a wish" February 21 - "the teddy bear who protects children from monsters" March 7 - "I love you but" March 21 - "write about a childhood experience but put it in a different time period" National School Lunch Program. Feeding sites often include schools, churches, community centers, pools, parks, libraries, housing complexes and summer camps. "Supporting summer feeding sites in your community is one of the most important things you can do to ensure no child goes hungry this summer," said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Paine. "Childrenrequire consistent, good-quality nutrition for developmentof their minds and bodies. We want to make certain every child returns tc the classroom in the fall ready to learn." An average of 208,000 children in West Virginia or about 76percent of school children, depend on free and reduced-price meals at school, yet only about 21,000 receive the free meals provided by the SFSP. "In 2018, 554 Summer Food Program sites provided nutritious Free Interesting Computer Classes Available Computer Classes offered once a week. Learn how to type without hunting and pecking, learn better safety standards for being online, and get certified through our Computer Essentials and IC3 programs! Inquire at the front desk or the third floor of the library for more information! 304-466-4490. meals to children in West Virginia and we believe many organizations will renew their commitment for 2019," said Amanda Harrison, Executive Director of the Office of Child Nutrition. "We encourage new organizations' in communities all across the Mountain State to join us so the number of sites can grow and more children have access to healthy meals." Organizations interested in becoming a 2019 summer sponsor should contact Cybele Boehm or Samantha Reeves with the Office of Child Nutrition by calling (304) 558-3396. Summer sites will be announced in June 2019. For more information, contact Kristin Anderson at the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699 or Kristin.anderson@kl2. WV.US. NOTICE SUMMERS COUNTY ARH Auxiliary Gift Shop now has RADA PRODUCTS for sale. Hours are: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sun. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. BOOK The Newly released book on the Historic Hilltop Cemetery Book is now available at the Hinton Railroad Museum, or call Bobby Cox at 304-890-3554 or you can get by mail, by sending check for $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping to Hilltop Cemetery, 146 Cross Street, Hinton, WV 25951. BASHAM BARN OFF MARK MEADOR ROAD When Virgil and Eva (Bennett)of electricity does not intercept stand in hunting season." Miller purchased their farm they the quite and peacefulness of the Mrs. Whitley is a lifetime discovered the deed dated back to- place, member of the Summers County 1800 when it was then owned by Mark Meador rode with Joyce Historical Society. John Hinton, the founder of the and me to locate the farm. As we The bookcanbe purchased at the town of Hinton. cut into the road to the barn Mark Summers County Public Library or The barn boards were cut withpointed out a series of large rocks by order at barns fsummersc unty' a steam-powered sawmill on the along the way that had obviously com. property, been placed there. Mrs. Whitley's latest book The structure had six stalls with They had been there as long as is entitled "Photographeron two reserved for horses, the pride of he could remember, perhaps to give Horseback - John C. Wikel'. Mr. Miller. directions or to give a warning. He It details life of a photographer The land was always worked byhad found Indian artifacts in the who lived along Little Wolf Creek plow and horses until a few years area when he would come to deliver in the early 1900s. ago when some machinery was hay for the horses and he believes It can be purchased from bought in. the rocks may have had a special members of the Summers County It is nestled in a hollow offMark meaning to the Indians. Historical Society or by order at Mcador Road in the Jumping Ruth (Miller) Basham, daughter photographeronhorseback.com. Branch District. of Virgil and Eva has the farm now. Sale of the Barn book benefits Grandson, David L. Basham, She says she, "finds joy in that the Library and sale of the Wikel said, "It is one of the few places in today Virgil's grandsons love to book benefits the Summers County the county today where the hum visit and use the old barn as a deer Historical Society. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Mini Miracles Child Care is now accepting child care applications for 2 year old children and older. Only one spot available, Call today!!! 304- 466-KIDS Like us on Facebook! SUMMERS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKS LITERACY/ MATH VOLUNTEER TUTORS The Summers County Adult Education Program has received many tutoring inquiries from young people in our community. Adult education programs are prohibited from serving those in public schools and/or home schooled. The Summers County Public Library is asking for members of the community to volunteer to assist these young people that are falling through the cracks. Please call the library for more information, 304-466-4490. 51::. /y i