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Hinton News Tues. Feb. 7, 2017 CANCER FUND FOR ANDREA LEIGH-ANN YANCY The latest update on Andrea's MRI. Showed Spots on her spine hips, and lungs. They are starting treatments, but clue to the effects, she is unable to work leaving her without health insurance. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. A cancer fund account for Andrea has been set up at City National Bank and Donations would be greatly appreciated. A cancer fund account for Andrea has been set up at City National Bank and Donations can be accepted there. Thank you and God Bless. You may contact her morn at 304- 578-1964. NOTICE The Summers County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 13 at 6 p.m. at the Log Cabin, 238 Main Street in Avis. We will discuss the possibility that many West Virginians may loose health care coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed and replaced with block grants to states and similar measures. Members of the public interested in discussing workable solutions are invited to attend. BOARD MEETING The Southern Conservation District Monthly Board Meeting will be held February 9, 2017 at the Southern Conservation District Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, WV. The meeting will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. The agenda will be posted at the SCD office. For any questions concerning the above mentioned meeting please call 4TH GRADE SUPERINTENDENT'S CHALLENGE CURSIVE WRITING CONTEST Schools will submit on February 15, 2016 Entries will be judged on February 17, 2017 @11:OO a.m. All 4th grade students in Summers County Schools are encouraged to enter the first ever Cursive Hand Writing Contest. The contest will be judged on penmanship by retired teachers of Summers County. Classroom teachers will be given a selection of passages that the students may choose for their writing sample. A winner from each 4h grade classroom will be selected. Certificates and recognition will commence at the February 24h Board of Education Meeting. Summers County Schools Putting Kids First! SUNDAY SERVICE The New River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday service, Feb. 5, 2017 will be on Healthy Aging: Two Theories and Some Practical Applications.~ will be presented by Randall Grumpelt, of Second Creek. The discussion will focus on what values have you held, that perhaps will have an effect on at least a small part of the world? Just maybe your children, your work,.organizations, town or state or even nation, have profited from your existence on this planet. What is your legacy? The service will start at 11:00 a.m. Visitors are welcome to attend. For further information call (304) 252-4016. MEDICAL EXPENSE ACCOUNT A Medical Expense Account for Angie Cox has been established at First Century Bank. Any and all donations -will be greatly appreciated. • YOUTH GROUP The First Presbyterian Church in Hinton will be hosting a youth group that is free and open for all ages every Thursday after school from 4- 6 p.m. starting February 9, 2017. The group will have a story time and crafts through curriculum, as well as learning music that will be administered once a month during Sunday Services. A Christmas play will also be discussed and planned as the year progresses. All those who wish to join, contact the First Presbyterian Church, 322 Third Ave, Hinton 304-466-0181 with your name and contact information and someone will get in touch with you. DILAPIDATE STRUCTURE The Summers County Dilapidated Structure will meet Thursday, February 23 at 1 p.m. at the Summers Memorial Building. Please contact Stacy Ford for further" information at 304-466-7113 or ,sford2, Regular Meeting Agenda: Welcome and Determination of Quorum; Old Busines; Review and Approval of Minutes; New Business; Other Business; Adjourn• NOW ENROLLING Jumping Branch Elementary is now enrolling Pre-k and Kindergarten students for the 2017/ 18 school year. Children who will be 4 years old prior to September 1st 2017 are eligible for Pre-k and children who will be 5 prior to September 1st are eligible for Kindergarten. If you have questions or would like to enroll your child, please feel free to contact Angela Miller (Principal) or Gail Ronat (Teacher) at 466-6025 or step by the school during school hours. Adult s6*Student SB*Matinee S4 NARCONON _. TOp excuses for substance abusers who fail to seek treatment include: not ready to quit using, too scared to kick, their habit is not that bad. All result in continued abuse and all boil down to one real excuse - they want to use drugs. If you are suspicious one of your loved ones is abusing drugs or alcohol call us today information on the signs of drug abuse. Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today at 1- 800-DRUG FREE or by visiting http://, for freescre@nings, referrals, or your free copy bT signs of addiction. Obituaries Friends called from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, January 31 at the funeral home. Grandsons and Brad Wykle served as pallbearers. Online condolences at Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. COMMISSION MEETING The Summers County Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Offme at the Courthouse on the second Wednesday of each month. The Session for February will be Wednesday, February 8. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk before Feb. 3 at 466- 7104 if you have any questions or if you have items for the agenda. NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Jumping Branch/Nimitz Public Service District is in the process of determining if there is public interest in providing water service to the upper Madams Creek Road and Broomstraw Road areas of • Summers County, WV. The residents of these areas or District customers are encouraged to attend to voice their opinions on the prospective project. The public meeting will be held on February 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of the Jumping Branch School. If you have any questions concerning the public meeting for the project, please contact Region One Planning & Development Council at (304) 431-7225. MASONIC MEETINGS Hinton Masonic Lodge # 62 meets 1st. and 3rd. Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. 60th Wedding Anniversary Announcement Mary Evelyn Lively, formerly of Hinton, and Roy Newland Rogers were married on December 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C. The couple's family and friends celebrated Mary and Roy's 60th wedding anniversary with them at a reception and dinner at Oak Hills Country Club hosted by their daughter Joni and son-in-law Dr. Gary Raba. Mr. & Mrs. Rogers have two grandchildren, Amanda Raba married to Francois M. Gentis, San Antonio, Tx, and Gage Raba and wife Jessica, Houston, Tx. They have one great granddaughter, Vivienne Elizabeth Gentis. The Rogers have resided in San Antonio, Tx, •since 1963. Summer County Schools Superintendent Updates Wow, this year has taken off Operation Christmas Child with like a whirl wind. It seems likeMs. Jenny Lee Harvey. only yesterday that we kicked off • SMS 4-H Assisted with VASMC a new school year. With this being Christmascards for Veterans my first year in this position, it has patients• been an overwhelming but positive •Adopt a Senior: A project where beginning. I've met with several Honor Socmty members purchase a civic groups to share my vision gifts for shut-ins. for our schools and how everyone • Drug Free All Star Basketball: in the county is needed to help An event for all students with a progress forward. I. like to say that message to remain drug free. "if it takes a village to raise a child, • Teacher vs Students Basketball then it takes this whole county to is a school favorite event which make our schools great." As the raises money for service projects• second semester gets underway, I "6th Pumpkin Drop: An event thought it might be beneficial to let that is a mathematical/scientific our public know some rof the great challenge for the students. things going on in our schools. • Anti-Bullying Program Summers County High School- provided by the Women's Resource Semester 1: Center • Gear-Up Mentoring Program: a • Fellowship of Christian Athlete trained mentor works with "at risk" Club 9th graders to help them through .Annual Veterans Day Program the trial and tribulations of high 2nd Semester Plans: school. • Book Fair, 1st ever @ SMS • GED Option Pathway Program: • Spanish Club Field trip to This program allows students who Riverside High School scheduled are a year or more behind their for March graduating cohort to continue •Hunter Safety Education for in their CTE classes, and work February and March towards preparing for the GED test. " • 8th Grade Water Conservation Upon successful completion of the Project with Ranger Mark GED, and their CTE concentration, • Valentine Dance they are awarded a high school •Junior Honor Society diploma. Students must attend Induction, school faithfully and have minimal • Hulme Cundiff Awards behavior issues in order to be -Hidden Promise Scholar, 8th admitted to the program. With the grade implementation of this plan, we • Principal Awards, on going hope to improve our graduation rate Hinton Area -Semester 1: and reduce truancy with students • Wild About Reading School who are at risk. Wide Thematic Unit • Jessica Adkins' CNA class held •Reading for Pleasure (2070 a blood drive and they were able books read to date) to collect 27 pints of blood, two "Multi-Cultural Unit: Learning pints above their goal of 25. They about different cultures and regions are hoping to have another one in of the world the spring. Also, the program was • Book Mobile: The kids love just inspected by OFLAC and they this! received an excellent rating. •Trips to the Library: It's just a • We recently entered into an short walk for the classes and lots agreement with NFHS, which to see and do when they get there. allows us to stream athletic and •Book Fair other events going on at the school. • Staff Pumpkin Decorating Subscribers can pay 9.99 per event,• Contest: Money collected went to or a $60.00 fee for the entire year. purchase Thanksgiving meals for 5 Check out the school website for needy families. more details. •3rd Grade Humane Society • Our CTE/Early Childhood Penny Drive Education Class with Mrs. Paula • Trick or Treat for Unicef Rhodes sponsored a Polar Express • PTO purchased flower boxes themed workshop event with Pre-k located on Cross St. classes around the county. 2nd Semester Plans: • Spirit Week featured a • Mayor Celebrates HAE Homecoming Tailgate lunch student sponsored by the Child NUtrition • 1 School-1 Book Program Program • 100 miles in 100 days: A staff • We have continued to challenge partnership with Rainelle Medical • 4th Grade Selected to Center for in house counseling participate in NAPEtesting services. • Hinton Rotary Club purchases 2nd Semester Plans: books for students • SCHS 4th Annual College Title: The 7 Habits of Happy Decision Day: Celebrating the Kids by Sean Covey seniors and the colleges are This book is an important committed to attend in the fall, piece in the future of Hinton Area • Senior March: Here Seniors Elementary. The school is currently wear cap and gowns and march building the foundation for a through the elementary schools to program that is geared to change promote graduation. We must start the culture and climate of the school. early to save them all. The name of the program, "Leader • Physical Education classes in Me", says it all. This program is will be hosting an Elementary very expensive and we hope to fund Olympics. This should be fun! it from a grant offered to us from • Our Building and Construction an outside group. Data results of Classes are building a "tiny" house, this program indicate that within We hope it is the first of many! . the 3 years the school will see a • BOBCATWEEKELY ....This isrise in achievement scores. More must see for everyone, information will be available as the Summer Middle School program gets underway. Wish this -Semester 1: school luck! • Random Acts of Kindness • Principal Awards, ongoing Project: An in house program where Talcott Elementary- Semester 1: students caught doing something • STEM Grant awarded to Talcott kind for a fellow classmate or teacher Sara Hill in the amount of staff members are rewarded. 2181.08 from the Governor's STEM Encouraging proper manners and Initiative and the WV Department character is never a waste of effort of Education and the Arts. This or time. • Wednesday Bible Club • Pizza Hut Math project for 6th graders • After School Book Club: A teacher donates her time and money to sponsor this club. Recently, there was a grant received from the Hinton Area Foundation to help support this project • Honor Society assisted with Make It Legal Rally states Steve. Tl~e rally will be held on the • Kanawha Steps public river area across the boulevard from the Capitol complex starting at 10 am and lasting until 2 pro=. The event will include expert speakers and supportive legislators: Mike Manypenny, Mike Pushkin, Don Smith, Stephanie Hall, and Dr. George Carty. Speaker and comedienne Stephanie Hall, a fan of comedy, hockey, and Mountaineers from all walks of life, states '~rhat medical marijuana can relieve both the physical and fiscal pains in our state". Ms. Hall can help all of us find the humor in this often tragic situation of the prohibition on marijuana. Following the official event those interested may attempt to lobby their representatives. To be effective participants must be The Make It Legal Rally will be held February 8th in support of the legalization of industrial, medical, and recreational marijuana in West Virginia. The purpose of this event is to create awareness for the impact marijuana can have on our State, empower the participation of citizens in the legislative process, and to meet your elected representatives. Organizer Steve Short scheduled the rally for the first day of the 2017 WV Legislative Session in order to as he says, "Let's show them we are not going anywhere and we want legal marijuana in West Virginia". Mr. Short was motivated to advocate for legalization due to his own battles with opioid addiction caused by medicine prescribed to him by his physicians. 'WIarijuana was the only way to break the cycle" professional and respectful of our public servants. It is time to begin utilizing creative strategies like the legalization of marijuana to reverse the agriculture, financial, and economic collapse of our State. It is the organizers hope that the legislature and the Justice administration can find solutions for the benefit of all West Virginians and our future generations. Volunteers are needed for the event and to introduce attendees to the principles of citizen lobbying. For more information on cannabis please visit the Facebook page, Marijuana & WV ( https:// WV-660756610772645/). For more event information or to volunteer contact Danny Bragg by email at' or by phone at (304) 410-0417. . . HINTON . -, HISTORIC DISTRICT grant will furnish the Steve Spangler science kits for 3rd and 4th graders. • Adopt a Child Program provided clothing and toys for 37 needy students. This year, each student's family received a complete Turkey Dinner to top off the holidays. • A school beatification project kicked off and will be on going. Students are getting their hands dirty while learning an array of disciplines. • Makynzie Taylor, a 2nd grader for Mr. Ramsey's class won 5th place at the Region Sumdog Math Contest. She scored a 940pts with 1st place scoring 978. • Anti- Bullying Program in October • Book Fairs: 3 per year ~vhich provide sales to students and reward books for classrooms. • School received a new sign with funds from private donors. • Hinton Rotary Club provided $250.00 for art supplies and 6 two way radios for school usage. 2nd Semester Plans: • Benefit for Heather Cooper on February llth Mrs. Cooper is a Talcott teacher that has expereinced serious medical concerns that is keeping her way from home and school. This event is being sponsored by her friends and family but will be held at the school. • Talcott Drama students are preparing for another big production this spring. • Mobile Agricultural Lab in March • School Wide Reading Unit with the Boxcar Children Series. • Student, Character and Write of the Month Awards, ongoing. Jumping Branch Elementary -Semester 1: • New School Sign and landscaping • Classroom set of Fire tablets, with cases, donated from • The school is using some new strategiesand integrating programs such as Plickers, QR Codes, and simple coding, GoNo¢dle for movement in the classroom and Schoolology. • A new "Hands On" lab with an interactive touch monitor. • Received grants and PTO funds to purchase i-Pads and a digital microscope for the'lab • All teachers trained in the foundations of Robotics. Semester 2 Plans: • A Robotics Club will be plugging in on February 3rd • The WV Ag Lab in March . • • Book Fair • School Carnival • Principal Awards, ongoing This is only a sampling of what each school is doing, as a whole. Many events are repeated for each school such as anti- bullying programs, drug free and tobacco awareness, dental hygiene screenings, Positive Behavior Support Processes and Principal Awards. Inside the classrooms are a plethora of activities and events designed to guide our children through the state standards and challenges that they face. Each child in the school system Is important and has unique needs that we, together, must address in positive manner. If you or your organization would like to help a school or particular program, please call me or a school directly. We are Putting Kids First in Summers County Schools and we could use your support. i