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I t / 2 - Hinton News Tues. Feb. 7, 2017 L I More and More Peop.. ,e Reading our Newspaper 1 ix I I 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 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn the "stream buffer rule." Last year, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE)'s decided to send its final stream protection rule to the White House without fulfilling obligations for state engagement as ilW6o~d~fCongress. : .... "The ,~ast-Administration's long list of overreaching regulations absolutely crippled West Virginia families and businesses," Senator Manchin said. "Not only is the rule very alarming in its scope and potential impacts, the rule making was executed in a flawed way. Rules by the Department of the Interior and OSMRE must be based on comprehensive data that is available to stakeholders, particularly when Se (please print) I City. State .Zip TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 .J By Roy those rules threaten to eliminate thousands of jobs. Furthermore, agencies should not be issuing duplicative rules that overlap with regulations under other environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act. "I have been committed to pursuing any legislation to ensure protect our coal mining communities and economies and that is why I am glad to introduce this resolution of disapproval .to undo this harmful, MY MOST MEMORABLE Clifton Forge on the EF.V. passenger great deal of concern. There was SIGNAL MAINTAINER: train No. 3 early the next morning soon to be many terms new to me This class of employee for the and go to Meadow Creek, Westthat added to my confusion. Even Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Virginia and work first trick the river wouldn't cooperate since it Company was established in the telegraph operator until further was flowing west and where I came 1890's when block signaling and notice, from it flowed east. interlocking was first used at station This excited me because I needed While waiting on the freight train called Signal Cabins. Signalthe work very badly and at $5.52 per to arrive and pondering as to how I maintainers then were calledday I was already four days behind would find out what "fill" meant, a "repairmen" and the telegraph in debt to Jed Wilson Loan. Trouble tall, slender man walked into the operator in the Cabin was a was I had no idea where Meadow office, a pleasant smile on his face, "signalman." Creek was, only that it was his hand extended in friendship and A rule the repairman was somewhere in West Virginia and said, "Good morning neighbor." I expected to follow closely was as that train No. 3 would point me in liked that. In the Bible, Mark 12:31, follows: that direction. I was up at 4:45 the we are admonished to "Love thy "When any part of an interlocking next morning and learned from my neighbor as thyself." Here was a plant is to be repaired, a thorough friend, Cecil Sampson, Jr., that stranger in West Virginia callinga " understanding must be had with the Meadow Creek was the first nervous scared kid form Virginia signalman, in order to secure the passenger stop west of Hinton, West neighbor. Signal Maintainer, Mr. C. safe movement of trains and engines Virginia. C. Corker, introduced himself and during repairs. The signalman must No. 3 left Clifton Forge on time made me feel comfortable. He took be notified when the repairs are and we pulled into Meadow Creek a his time to answer my dumb completed." little before 8:00 a. m., already one questions and helped me through One afternoon at Clifton Forge, hour late for work through no fault the day. Virginia, in May 1940, I first learned of my own. I observed "MD" Cabin When quitting time came at 3:00 of the place I was to meet my most as the train pulled by making the p.m. Mr. Corker took me to his memorable signal maintainer,passenger stop and I hurried back home and gave me a bedroom and Armed with a small box of candy, my to it. The third trick telegraph welcomed me at his table for a well hair greased with brillianteen, operator, Mr. E. V. Bleau, met me on prepared and plentiful dinner. As he breath sweetened with sen sen and the stops of the telegraph office on returned thanks before we ate, I wearing my new $19.00 green his way home looking tired and thoughthow thankful I was for this Gabardine suit with $20.00 in the sleepy. His only comment was; kind, generous man and his family. pocket borrowed from Jed Wilson "There is an eastbound train on the I roomed and boarded with him Loan Company, I called on a lady circuit headed toward the center while working that assignment and friend for a movie date. Upon siding to fill here? I walked into the lifetime friendship was established. returning to her home after the office and had no trouble reading the From then on, I don't think I ever movie, her Mother was waiting to interlocking model board but this met "my most memorable signal tell me she had received a telephone train was going to "fill." I had never maintainer," Mr. C. C. Corker that call from the railroad looking for me. heard that term used before and not he didn't offer his hand and greet me She informed me that I was to leave knowing what it meant caused me a with "H substantiated, particularly when you consider state and federal regulations already in place. The consequences of this regulation will have far-reaching impacts on the future of coal mining and, therefore, will only serve to hinder development of affordable reliable energy." overreachingregulation, t remain ........ , ......... ~, : unconvinced that this jobs:killing lobby ":': .... .... regulation is necessary or The Friendship Tree in theAK~I Linnie B. Hawkins, James Hawkins, of the Summers County Jo E. Hawkins Canterbury, Lucy Hospital was decorated with fll leaves, and red apples for the month of November. Names were placed on tree in memory of: llene Edwards, Robert Patrick, oTheresa Patrick, Ovid Graham, Mattie Graham, Pansy Seldomridge, C. H. Seldomridge, Blub Westmoreland, Marie Jackson, Russell Pierce, Jim Wingfield, Mamie Wingfield, Bob Wingfield, Bill Helton, Kat Helton, William Helton, Howard Helton, Micheal Helton, Willie C. Hawkins, Canterbury, Irwin Maddy, Marie Maddy, Norma June Allen, Henry Noel, Dickie Noel, Bill Thomas, Penny Ramsey, Jeff Ramsey, Joyce Ramsey, Richard Ramsey, Leon Ramsey, Ann Ramsey, Betty Burdette, Mary Sue Frazier, Billy Turner, Betty Joyce Adkins, Darrell "Doc" Fox, Tommy Crook, Kenneth Lambert, Margaret Miller, Cleatus Gwinn, Eddie Willey Sr., Eddie Willey Jr., Kenneth L. "Buck" Harvey, Dorothy Lee Harvey, Jack overn resl ael po Toys are great for increasing the bond between pet and person" "Cancer Fund Leigh-Ann Yancey HEALTH DEPARTMENT SCHEDULE Immunizations are given every Monday and Wednesday at the Summers County Health DepartmenL Please call if any questions 30~-466-3388. CALL ACWP If you see adog in a neglectful or abusive situatipn please ACWP. If you see a stray dog on the road, especially one that you've never seen before, please ca|lACWP. If you have a litter of puppies and would like them to be placed in homes that are pre-approved as responsible pet owners than please call ACWP. The number is easy to remember 855- WV4-PETS. Jack's Bargain Located between Advanced Auto Parts and Save-A-Lot Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7 Sunday 1-7. Phone 681-207-7347 Come out and check out our bargains. LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may'be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. .............. -4 Summers County Humane Socie{y/ ACWP is a non-prof t group of ocal Cooper, Lloyd "Chuck" Gore, James Nickelson, Azeala Nickelson, volunteers that is here to help. Spurgeon Ward, Connie Ward, and Doyou need to have alpet Gary Ward. Birthday Charles E. spayed or neutered or need Miller, and prayers for Emily Briers. assistance with vaccinations ? For $1.00 per month you may Please call have a name placed on the tree in 855-WV4-PETS memory of a deceased loved one or and Leave a Message. if you wish to honor someone for a [ Do you have a litter of puppies birthday or anniversary, i[ or a dog to turn in or have seen If you would like to be considered a stray or lost dog? Please call for volunteering, please stop by our = our Animal Control Officer 304- gift; shop and pick up an application, i~466-4860. Have you witnessed Submitted by: Joanne Duvall, i an animal emergency? Auxiliary Secretary ~ i~ .... Please call 911. For Andrea (Leigh-Ann) Yancey" The latest update on Andrea's appreciated. Mr. Showed Spots on her spine A cancer fund account for hips and lungs. Andrea has been set up at City They are starting treatments, National Bank and donations can but due to the effects. She is be accepted there. unable to work leaving her without Thank you and God Bless. health insurance. You may contact her morn at Any donations would be reatly 304-578-1964, Senate President Mitch cuts will not be able to provide ~armichael, R-Jackson, today enough of the funding to cover this reaffirmed his commitment to massive projected deficit. The support Governor Jim Justice in Senate stands ready to cooperate addressing the projected $500with Governor Justice as he makes million shortfall in the state's budget ..... these incredibly tough decml0ns, and for Fiscal Year 2018. we pledge to give full consideration "It is clear that Governor Justice to his proposals that he plans to is going to have to make the kinds share during his State of the State of cuts to our state budget that no address. This is a crisis that will Governor has ever had to make take the work of all people and before, and those cuts will be parties, and we must be willing to paini~ul. However, we have no choice, do what is necessary for the future The size of our government is simply of West Virginia." unsustainable, and across-the-board PSD MEETING The Meadow Creek Public Service District meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Green Sulphur District Volunteer Fire Department at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. DONATIONS OF BOOKS Ascension Episcopal Church is in need of books for their Free Books For Kids program. We would appreciate any donation of books for children of all ages, from pre-school to high school. No text books please. We have served Summers County with this program since August of 1993, and have given over 20,000 books to children of all ages. All donations would be greatly appreciated. BINGO Call Joanne Duvall at 304-466- Bingo every Friday night at the N o t | C O 3358 for info Hinton Senior Citizens Building on LAMP Second Ave. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Event Postings Via Expl LAMP also offers free group and starts at 6:00 p.m. Summers County Tourism one-to-one tutoring by trained Website instructors and tutors to prepare TOPS If your business or organization adult learners to pass the West Tops (take offPounds Sensibly) is has any upcoming events you would Virginia High School Equivalency a very affordable, nonprofit, weight like help promoting please go to test. Group evening classes are loss support group. Meetings are www.Exploresummerscounty.com] available from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in held at the Miller Memorial submitevent and complete the form math on Tuesdays and Thursdays Methodist Church basement, 109 so we can add your event to our and reading and writing on Miller Ave. Every thursday evening, calendar and help further promote Wednesdays. Weigh-in begins at 5:00 p,m.it through social media. You can find For more information, call meeting starts at 5:30 pm. us on Facebook under =Explore Shalom at 304-466-4490 or visit us First meeting is free. Summers County." We also have a on the 3rd floor of the Library. We Come join us or call 304-890-2112 bulletin board in our window if you look forward to helping you reach or 304-466-3045. have event fliers for display, your goals for a better life! 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