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2 - Hinton News Tues. Feb. 19, 2019 V "- -- More and More People are Reading our Newspaper By 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 Mooday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (please print) City. State. Zip L TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 J for Restoring Women ' s e The Democratic Women's Caucus in the West Virginia House of Delegates sent a letter to Governor Jim Justice, Speaker Roger Hanshaw, and House Finance Chair Eric Householder yesterday requesting restoration of funding to the West Virginia Women's Commission. "The West Virginia Women's Commission allows young ladies an environment of inspiration, motivation, and an educational experience," states ~Delegate Danielle Walker (D-Monongalia). "This Commission will continue to be a platform of ALL females Amanda Estep-Burton (D Kanawha). The West Virginia Women's Commission has sponsored workshops, classes, and lobby days in the past, including trainings from which women currently in the House of Delegates have benefited. Restoration of funding to the Commission would allow the organization to continue offering those activities. "The Commission provides education and support for girls and women in our great state," says Delegate Lisa Zukoff (D-Marshall). "One of those items includes Roy DINNER IN THE DINER: A their primitive beginnings and how fruit, salted peanuts, glass lanterns Touch of Class: they evolved to their .present filled with candy, and sundry items One of my most pleasant and greatness, to munch on. This kind of service memorable times of passenger train In the beginning and for manyfirst appeared on the New England travel during the 1950s and 1960s years afterward, nourishment on the railroads around 1850. They started was time spent in the diner for trains was unthinkable. Passengers by selling magazines, papers and meals. When the song writer penned making lengthy trips carried food in tobacco and soon branched out to tho the words, "Nothing could be finer," a wicker basket~ At some station food.service restricted only by their he was writing about ham and eggs stops local people would be on the imagination. Thomas Alva Eddison in Carolifia on the Chattanooga platform with fried apple pies, cakes, was a news butch at twelve years of Choo Choo; However, could it have hard-boiled eggs, ham biscuits and age. Robert Lewis Stevenson wrote been better than ham and eggs in a variety of goods prepared in their about the peddler on the Overland the New River Gorge on the Fast kitchen but you had to be quick to Route and Horatio Alfger made a Flying Virginian? I think not. makeyour purchase and get back on hero of a fictional news boy on the During this period time, as the train in the few minutes the Erie Railroad. representatives of the train train was stopped. Around the turn of the century dispatchers, wewere often called to Finally, the C&O scheduled a the C&O put diners on their first Huntington, West Virginia, in twenty or thirty minute meal stop class trains and restaurants began conference with Labor relations, at Alderson and Kanawha fallsopening at major terminals along Vice President Tom Garrett, now where passengers could detrain and the line. There was a restaurant in deceased, would be waiting for me enjoy a meal in comfort. The thedepotat Charlottesville, Clifton to board the FFV train No. 3 at conductor was the timekeeper and Forge, Hinton, Thurmond and Hinton. After the train conductor when he called out, "all aboard," and Huntington. These restaurants lifted my pass slip, we would go on the engineer sounded the engine served a large number of passengers to the diner for a most delightful whistle, you had to move quickly or who were a bit uncomfortable about breakfast. It was the era of the you were left behind. At Alderson, entering the diner. dining car steward who would show passengers desiring a meal would go It was in the 1860s, George you to your table covered with a to the Monroe House a short Pullman started the first railroad spotless white tablecloth, a place distance from the depot. Later the car where food was prepared and setting offine translucent china and Alderson House Hotel was served to the public in route. a colored waiter dressed in constructed directly across the track Pullman was a shrewd businessman semiformalattire, Hewas carefulto from the depot and only a few feet and soon realized it would be a have on a freshly laundered white away where most passengers would money loser so he turned the shirt with starched collar, black tie dine. business back to the railroads for and shoes mirror clean. Regardless In 1874, two brothers, William H. their handling. of your station in life, in the diner, and Eugene G. Peyton constructed From the simplest beginning, all were treated alike. The meal was a first-class hotel at Kanawha Falls feeding the public in transit grew to prepared to perfection and at a where lengthy dinner stops were the plush dining car that served reasonable cost. Sometimes your made. The Peytons'were well known various menus to the lowly traveler coffee cup and saucer would share and experienced hotel keepers and as well as world celebrities. Some and start to walk away while the they advertised for its scenery, pure diners 'offered fi'v6 luxury courses train rounded a curve or passed over air, and for the sport of fishing and with wines and liquors, silver finger a portion oftrackwithlowjoints but hunting, bowls with lemon scented warm it was great to sit by those wide clear An unsatisfactory alternative to water and after dinner mints and windows while having your meal leaving the train for a meal was the chocolates with demitasse. and watch the countryside pass by. service offered by the "news butch" The railroad diner provided food While enjoying the pleasures of on nearly every passenger train, and comfort for the traveling public things in their hey-day, such as the especially the locals. The news butch for over one-hundred years but were diner, man seldom gives thought to was usually a young man who sold never known to make money for the railroad companies. ouncil t~ghout=t~M[~u~ta~,$ta~d ~:pv0vi~g~oen~lldate ~raining ~ ' i~erves to be funded.' women considering running ~,This sa,weekly. publieatior~ofthe : " Summers County Council on Aging ~e West yjrgmia Women's~ office, aneLjfv~e're gomg~l~ha~,~: Commission objectives include the priorities ofthis legislative body, Inc 120 Second Ave Hinton. we need more women here at the Capitol." The remaining members of the caucus are Delegate Sammi Brown (D-Jefferson), Delegate Barbara Fleischauer (D- Monongalia), Delegate Cindy Lavender-Bowe (D-Greenbrier), 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 advancing the economic status, health, safety, education and leadership of West Virginia's women, objectives that closely mirror the Democratic Women, s Caucus's goals. "The Women's Commission inspires our women by educating, ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Open meetings in the basement ,A, i :,';. k,;u::i ,i Sii~, a: ,;c;.) of Asc~noio~i~C~ urcIi; 10;30.a,rq, .qi:. ~V/ ,:,d! ':i corner of 5th Xve.& Temple St Friday, F.~bruary 22~Stf~k~ Hintoh !at' 8:00 '15.~': ev'ery Tues Peppers, Augratin Potatoes, Peas, Thurs & Sat. Mixed Fruit, Whole Wheat Bread, For more information call 1-800- Margarine/Milk. Activity: Morning 333-5051. At The Ritz (Leaving At 9:15 a.m.). Monday, February 25: Skinless Barbecued Chicken, Home Cooked BE AN Baked Beans, Broccoli, Strawberries, Whole Wheat Bread, Letter to the Editor Why hasn't the WV Division of Highways maintained the roads damaged by the Mountain Valley Pipeline construction? As far as I know, the construction in my community started in early 2018 and the roads have progressively gotten worse to the point that they are damaging vehicles, causing safety hazards, and are far too dangerous to ride a motorcycle. The roads I am talking about specifically are Lowell Road and Creamery Road in Summers County, both of which are used by hundreds of other tax paying citizens every day. I'm sure there are many other roads in similar condition in the county along the pipeline route. On Lowell and Creamery roads, the shoulders are so bad in many areas that you have to stop when you meet another vehicle and try to get offthe road where there is not a six inch drop-off from the pavement to the shoulder or a huge pothole. It's even worse at night when visibility is limited. As a motorcycle rider, I did not ride at all in 2018 because it was too dangerous not only from the poor road conditions and shoulder, but also from constant debris in the road (e.g. very large gravel-and sediments from runoff) and unescorted construction traffic. I called the WVDOH District 9 HQ in Lewisburg in July 2018 to complain about the road conditions and long road closures and they said they could not help me and directed me to the Summers County DOH. When I contacted the Summers County DOH, I was told that fixing the roads at that time would be pointless since construction was ongoing and that road crews would be fixing the road later in the fall of 2018. Although some very minor work has been done by the state and construction company to make the road passable (for large equipment), nothing has been done to fixthe huge potholes and shoulder drop-offs that are the real danger, and here it is one year later. Where is all the money this pipeline construction was supposed to bring to the county? Was none of it earmarked for road repairs knowing they would be destroyed by the industrial activity? Why am I still paying taxes to ~nthe roads? Pleas~ do your job and i~o~]~befo~tsomeone Thomas Key Pence Springs, WV supporting, and empowering them to achieve their dreams," said Delegate Delegate Linda Longstreth (D- Marion) and Delegate Margaret Staggers (D-Fayette). ADDICTION SCREENINGS BINGO Narconon can help you take steps Bingo every Friday night at the to overcome addiction in your family. Hinton Senior Citizens Building on Call today for free screenings or SecondAve. Doors openat 4:00 p.m. rewferrals 1-800-431-1754. starts at 6:00 p.m. I BU SiiOi SS , How To Make Meetings (NAPS)--In 2019, company leaders and their emph)yees have an oppor- tunity to transfornl how they work in order to achieve stronger resuhs and i more creative and conlpelling outcomes. I CIt)s, rr decision makers and emphly- ecs all haw.' a role to help S.WI.'I:C.H. workplac " environments and leverage II invcstnlents for tile benefit of the company and the bottom line. S=Secarity. When connecting devices to the network, everything shotdd be IT friendly with all commu- nications encrypted, to eliminate the risk of hacking. W=Who. Knowing your audience and meeting participants' needs is esseutial fnr putting the right technol- ogy m tile right place. Small confer- ence ro,ms, for exanlple, also known as huddle spaces, may require different technology than a formal boardnmm. In Barco ClickShare's most recent study, 72 percent of workers witll huddle spaces said it encourages productivity and 75 percent said it stimulates creativity. l=lntegratiou (and interactivity). I)o you know how the wnrkflow and digital workplace are supported? Do users have an appropriate way to interact with techJlology? Finding the answers to these questions can help amplify inte- gratiun and interactivity in meetings. T=Technology. "lhree-quarters of respondents referred to techmllogy pro- vided by their enlployer as inconvenient. "lhe solution: Invest in technology that will be adaptable and flexible fnr the hnlg term. C=Cross-Plat form. Bring Your Own Device {BYOD) is a growing trend. So much so that 57 percent of employees prefer using their own device at work. Ilaving technoh)gy that works with any device brought into the meet- ing is important for productivity and security. H:Human-centric. At tile end of the day it's all aboul understanding and anticipating how people engage with the technology. Simply put: If it isn't easy to use, people Wml't use it. "loday's users want technology tllat's intuitive and adapts to their preferences. "lhese Meas can help the everyday meeling room user have confidence thai the tecbnoh)gy will be reliable and dependable, and enable them to be pro- ductive and efficient. More Efficient I :! You can make your next meeting more productive. The Matter with Meetings Once the technology is set and uper- ating flawlessly, there is the matter of the meeting itself. According to a recent study by Barco ClickShare: ()nly 30 percent of meeting time is actually spent working toward meeting objectives. On average, 12 percent ufmeeting tinle is spent trying to set up or connect technology. To make your next meeting more productive, consider these five ideas: 1. Set a clear objective for every meeting. "Ihe most important aspect of any meeting should be the reason for calling it, and who should attend. Nev- ertheless, over half" the people surveyed said they were often asked to attend meetings that turned out to be irrele- vant to them. Everymle should be clear about his nr her own role and responsi- bility in the meeting. 2. Reduce the number and length of meetings. Studies suggest the ideal meeting length is 21 minutes, instead of the now average 48 minute meeting. Ideally, the nleeting should end as soon as its objective is achieved. 3. Choose the right technology and accommodate for BYOD security. 4. Keep an eye on advances in meeting technology and keep current tech optimized. Seventy-two percent of emphlyees say businesses should irwest in more rnodern technology to enable better meetings in which they're more eng~aged. 5. Provide accessible, agile meeting environments. Mr. Bertier is responsible Jor all strategic marketing activities at Barco, Inc a technology leader that develnps networked visualization solutions. He strongly advocates design and usability in product development. Learn more at WWW, barco, com. or national origin. The Summers Margarine/Milk. Activity: Bible County Council onAging is an equal Study With Pastor Robbie Rodes opportunity employer, atll:00 a.m. Bingo at 10:i5 a.m. Wednesday, February 20: Red Tuesday, February 26: Baked Beans and Cooked Rice, Cabbage, Pork Chops, Sweet Potato Souflee, Peach Halves, Whole Wheat Bread, Spinach, Applesauce, whole Wheat Margarine/Milk. Activity: Games Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Seniors Choice 10:00 a.m. Leslie Woodrum, Extension Agent Thursdayr February 21: Lighter For Summers Couny: "Active For Chicken Salad, Whole Wheat Bread, Life: at 10:00 a.m. SCCOA Site Tomato Vegetable Soup, Grapefruit Meeting at 11:00 a.m. Sections, Milk. Activity: Gluco Menu changes may occur due to Check By Teresa Sexton, R.N. At availability of food or due to Summers Co. ARH 9:30 a.m. Bingo circumstances bevond our control. Four Retirement Readiness Fixes For Baby Boomers (NAPS)--]he Stanford Center on Longevity's 2018 "Sightlines Report" found that baby boomers have accumu- lated less household wealth and carry more debt in comparison to previous generations of American retirees. 'lhe report found that overall house- hold asset balances--and retirement savings in particular--are lower for boomers than for the elderly Americans born before them. In addition, baby boomers are carrying more debt com- pared to older generations, with one in three holding a debt burden exceeding 50 percent of their total wealth. With approximately 10,000 Ameri- cans turning 65 each day, the news that baby boomers are less ready to retire than those generations who have come before them is disconcerting by itself, but it is especially worrisome in light of rising retirement expenses they will face. "Given that boomers will likely live longer and rack up higher lifetime med- ical costs than prior generations, the inevitable conclusion is that boomers will face some tough challenges during their retirement years" according to ('BS MoneyWatch. Fiuancial planning experts offer a few possible retirement readiness fixes to help baby boomers address a shortfall in available cash: Pay down debt--For those boom- ers in the preretirement or early-retire- ment stage, do what you can to reduce your debt load. Every penny not going to debt is a penny going toward funding your retirement lifestyle. Consider returning to the work- force--If you are physically able, think about options for working a little later in your life or perhaps returning to the w,lrkforce in a part-tiiue job. A few years of additional indome can make a huge difference down the line. Adjust your standard of living-- Be prepared to make some modifica- tions to your lifestyle in order to reduce your monthly expense budget. You may be surprised how much minor pur- chases, such as a daily gourmet coffee, can add up to on an annual basis. i Your retirement may be more fun and easier to achieve once you con- sider all your assets. Be smart about your available resources--Can you afford to defer Social Security for a bit longer in order to maximize the cash benefit? Do you own a home that has equity you can put to work for you with a reverse mortgage? Are there other financial resources you can draw down, such as an old savings account or a life insurance policy you may have socked away? "Many seniors are surprised to learn that one potential asset for generat- ing immediate cash is a life insurance policy" said Darwin M. Bayston, CFA, president and chief executive officer of the Life Insurance Settlement Associ- ation (LISA), a nonprofit organization that educates seniors about alternatives to lapsing or surrendering a life insur- ance policy. '~ life insurance policy is considered your personal property and--as such--you have the right to sell that policy anytime you like: ,When a consumer sells a policy in a "life settlement" transaction, the pol- icy owner receives a cash payment and the purchaser of the policy assumes all future premium payments--then receives the death benefit upon the death of the insured. Candidates for life settlements are typically aged 70 years or older, with a life insurance pol- icy that has a death benefit of at least $100,000. 'lb learn more abnut life settlements aud whether you could be eligible Ibr a free review of your life insurance pol- icy, visit or call the LISA office at 888-902-6639. IN ONE YEA Summers County School of Practical Nursing call 304-466-6040, Ext. 305 or visit the Summers County School website mmers.kl Applications are now being accepted for a March 27, 2019 testing date. il Discrimination prohibited on the basis ofsex, race, ili 'I eoIor, ,i.ion isabiti ',a.e, an,'.atio origio. II }~ --4t J "Your Service Station" II' Full-Service 466-0133 For Pay At the Pump Gas & Di'esel Fuel ALL TIRES." FREE MOUNT . FREE BALANCE , FREE ERE VAL l Mechanics t Nick Co ell lolmm Itklm'dm BRAKE SPECIAL: FRONT PADS ONLY LIFE TIME WARRANTY WEAREVER GOLD $69.95 WAGNER $79.95 COMPUff.R SCAN we're drivers too.