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6 Hinton News Tues. Feb. 7, 2017 DHHR Announces Program for Low Energy Income Assistance Residents of Dis e The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepted Monday, February 6, 2017 through February 17, 2017, The federally funded program assists eligible state residents in paying home heating bills. Eligibility for LIEAP benefits is based on income, household size and whether or not the household is responsible for paying its home heating bill. Income must be at, or below,135 percent of the federal poverty guideline for the household size. In situations where a heating emergency exists, applicants must be seen by a DHHR worker. The maximum allowable gross income levels for LIEAP Fiscal Year 2017 are: anllla is still the most popular ice eam flavor in this country. Among the more unusual flavors of ice cream ever recorded are avocado, garlic, jalapeAo and pumpkin. PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB The Pipestem Ruritan club meets every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. W~ have a wonde.rful dinner before our meeting~ Wewould like to invite anyone interested in learning more about this service club to come and join us. We have a gospel sing the Friday before our meetings. Come join in the fun and fellowship. For more information please call Brenda Garcia at 304- 923-1622 or 304-466-6804. BOOK FOR SALE A book the founding and history of Marthas Chapel Church is now available for sale. For information call Dean Bennett: 304-466-1402. Council on flging This is a weekly publication of the Summers County Council on Aging Inc., 120 Second Ave., Hinton. Funded in part by the WV Bureau of Senior Services, Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, other grant and local resources and donations. Any older persons is encouraged to participate in the program regardless of race, creed, handicap or national origin. The Summers County Council on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Wednesday, February 8: Bar-B- Q Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Apple Sauce, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Seniors will visit Summers Nursing & Rehab Center at HiUdale- please sign up if you plan togo. Thursday, February 9: Potato Soup, Ham Salad Sandwich, Blueberry Cobbler, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Lesley Woodrum Summers County Extension Agent Topic "Active for Life" 11:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Friday, February 10: Pinto Beans, Chopped Onions, Cole Slaw, Pears, Cornbread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Gospel Singing. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Shopping Trip to Beckley Sign up to go. Mond ay, February 13: Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Mustard Greens, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Vanilla Pudding, Crackers, Milk. Activity: Bible Study With Rev. Don Hannah at 11:00 a.m. Bingo at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, February 14: Hot Dogs/Chili, Cole Slaw, Macaroni Salad, Cup Cakes, Whole Wheat Bun, Lemonade. Activity: Valentine's Day Party & Dance at 10:00 a.m. Menu' anges may occur due to availability of food or due to circumstances beyond our control. S House Size Monthly Allowable Income 1 Person $1,337 2 Person $1,802 3 Person $2,268 4 Person $2,734 5 Person $3,200 6 Person $3,665 7 Person $4,132 8 Person $4,600 9 Person $5,068 10 Person $5,536 For each additional person, add $468. Households whose countable income exceeds the maximum amount are not eligible. However, some types of income may be excluded for LIEAP. Applications may be obtained at local DHHR offices, community action agencies, or senior centers operated by any Area Agency on Aging. Applications are also available online at Completed applications should be delivered or Charles "Rusty" Webb will be mailed to the DHHR office located representing the Town of Richwood in the applicant's county of in a lawsuit against three residence. A listing of local DHHR distributors ofopi0id drugs, similar offices may be found at http:// to the case recently settled by the State of West Virginia for 47 million DHHR.BCF. LocalOffices.pdf. dollars. All applications must be received The lawsuit, will be filed against by DHHR or postmarked by AmerisourceBergen Drug Co., February 17, 2017. Applications Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson received after this date will not be Corporation, alleges that the approved. Mailing the application to defendants have caused and any other office or to a utility, contributed to the opioid epidemic company may delay receipt by and will continue to cause the Town DHHR and prevent processing of the of Richwood to disburse substantial application, sums of public funds to deal with the The program is limited to the consequences of the opioid epidemic amount offederalfundingallocated that was fueled by Defendants' to West Virginia under the LIHEAP illegal, reckless, and malicious Block Grant. actions in flooding the state with highly addictive prescription medications without regard for the adverse consequences to the Town Elem Jumping entary School Roll Released Honor 2nd nine weeks Honor Roll 4th Grade A Honor Roll Lyndzee Childs, Sarah Okes, Jonah Pugh. 3rd Grade A Honor Roll Emma Angell, Zoey Bowling, Mackensie Chellis, Luke Graham, Trinity Lambert, Tara Lilly, Solomon Lyons, Avah Meadows, Kaitlyn Ronat, Aubrey Spangler, Mahayla Steele, Phoenix Trail. B Honor Roll Den Bragg, Dakota Gilliam, Aurelia Mills, Kara Ramsey, Joseph Ratliff, Charlie Swiney. 2nd Grade A Honor Roll Jackson Farrish, Hunter Foley, Skylar Goddard, Haven Highlander, Caden Lasley, Jackson Price, Michael Swiney, Lidnsey Wills. B Honor Roll Tradon Allen, Loryn Childs, Madison Ratliff, Colton Taylor. 1st Grade M+ Honor Roll Noah Angell, Ethan Christian, Avalee Collins, Holly Graham, Jacob Justice, Jacob Kincaid, Gage Kowalczyk, Tayler Lilly, Levi Meadows, Allison Myers, Ralph Romanello, Drew Shaw, Peyton Sykes. M Honor Roll Leo Chavis, Alyra Trail. of Richwood or its residents. Dr. Bob Henry Baber, the Mayor of Richwood, stated that "the cost to the town has been substantial both financially and spiritually: The Town of Richwood is pleased to attain the services of Charles Webb in recovering damages to our community as a result of "drug dumping." The suit is seeking damages for reimbursement for Richwood including, but not limited to, increased expenses of drug abuse treatment program, prevention and training costs (for law enforcement, hospitals.and schools), costs of the drug Naloxone as well as education, training and use, medical care and hospitalizations, increased costs of law enforcement, increased costs of prosecutions and increased costs of incarcerations. Rusty Webb is no stranger to the Town Of Richwood; in 2016 he transformed his mobile law office into a disaster relief unit to help flood victims who were affected in the local and surrounding areas. Rusty Webb is a personal injury and class action lawyer with 30 years of experience helping clients throughout West Virginia. He handles personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so clients can get legal representation with no obligation to pay legal fees unless they receive a recovery. For additional information you may contact Charles R. "Rusty" Webb at The Webb Law Firm, PLLC, 716 Lee Street, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25301; by e-mail at; by telephone 304-344-Webb (9322); or statewide toll free at 1888-344-Webb (9322) mlnee Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) vouchers and charter schools. This Education Secretary who has an released the following statement on approach does not match the needs understanding of the needs of all his plans to vote against U.S. of our rural communities in West children, including those with Department ofEducationSecretary Virginia and would pull already disabilities, and is committed to nominee, Betsy DeVos. limited public school resources from ensuring they receive a quality As a former Governor, I the schools, students and teachers education. Every child in West understand how crucial it is for an that need them most. Virginia deserves a quality executive leader to have his team in "Betsy DeVos has never attended education and I do not believe that place, but I have serious concerns or worked in a public school. The Betsy Devos is qualified to serve in about the qualifications of Betsy needs facing rural schools in West this role, which is so vital to the DeVos. Betsy DeVos has spent her Virginia are unique and her lack of future of our state." entire career advocating for school exposure to public education is very choice including public school concerning for me. We need an I f Summers Coun , ARH's Emergency department h now a level four trauma center. In an emergency, you need highly skilled professionals taking care of you. Summers Coun / ARH has a physician on dub," 24/7/365. Plus short wait times and a very friendly staff that will treat you like family. When life throws you a curve and you need medical help quickly, think Summers County ARH. Now a level four designated trauma center. Just one more way ARH is bring Ouality Care, Close to Summers County t~