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Birth Announcement Tues. Feb. 19, 2019 Hinton News - 5 and Ap New Hampshire writer Leaf Seligman Constraint: A writing Retreat March 8- WV lead Sustenance from March 10 in Lewisburg, in Randy and Melissa Cook of Hinton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Christian Nathaniel Cook. Christian was born on 1/23/ 19 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield WV, weighing 7 Ibs. and 21 ". Maternal grandparents are Roger and Tina Tignor of Princeton, WV. and paternal grandparents are Edward and Zenith Cook of Hinton. The American Trucking Association has reported a shortage of truck drivers nationwide, and both Class A and B CDL drivers are needed within southern West Virginia. To help meet the demand New River Community and Technical College is offering CDL Class A, Class B and Pintle Hook Class A certification classes at the college's Advanced Technology Center, Ghent, in March andApril 2019. Class A CDL classes will start on March 4 and April 22. The six-week course provides 180 contact hours of training to prepare students for the driving test, and students are able to test on-site in the college's truck on the last day of class. Class B CDL class is scheduled to begin on April 15. The four-day course gives students an opportunity to complete training and seat time to obtain the Class B CDL license with the school bus and passenger endorsement. Class A or B CDL learner's permit Both the Class A and B CDL at least two weeks prior to the start courses are held Monday through of class. Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with For more information or to testing available on-site on the last register visit day of class, workforce or contact a Workforce The Pintle Hook Class A CDL Program Specialist: Gloria Kincaid course is specifically designed for (304-793-6101, gkincaid@newriver. those working in the utility industry, edu) or Brian Sampson (304-929- The 1 7-hour course prepares 5009, students to correctly perform New River CTC's Workforce operator's inspection (pre-trip) and Education Division provides safe performance of commercialcommunity education classes and vehicle operation (driving). employable educational Additionally, students will learn opportunities including noncredit safe trailering techniques, proper courses, workforce development backing procedures, pintle hook programs and customized training. coupling and other necessary skills New River Community and required to receive a Class A CDL Technical College serves nine license with a pintle hook counties in southeastern West restriction. This class is offered Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Monday through Thursday after 4 Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer p.m. County Campus (Princeton), CDL students must have a valid- Nicholas County Campus unrestricted driver's license for a (Summersville) and Raleigh County minimum of two years and obtain a Campus (Beaver). Writers of all levels with interest Seligman says. "For some time, I in any genre of writing are invited have been wrestling with a question. to register for Sustenance from Canwe expand creatively in all the (NAPS)--If you're like 64 percent Constraint: a writing retreat in areas of constraint in our lives? At of Anlericaus, you drink a cup of coffee Lewisburg, WV Friday, March 8 - the end of three days, I hope each every day. While many colt;ee drinkers still pre- Sunday, March 10. The three-day participant will be closer to fer their coffee black in its nlost nat- intensive will take place at Lee answering the question of how to ural form. coffee tastes have evnlved Street Listening Room located in find sustenance within constraint." over the years. Today, the inarket ()tiers Lee Street Studios Centre for the Lewisburg resident Sarah Elkins malay caffcinated beverages fnrnmlated Arts (232 N. Lee Street, Lewisburg). has taught writing in various with sugar and fat that add calories and call off'set the inherent benefits of elf- Participants will enjoy a spacious settings including ESL, communityfeine, such as alertness and a feelingof weekend to write without college, middle school, and federal increased energy. interruption while challenging prison classrooms. Today, she is a Health-conscinus consumers, how- themselves to explore what can be full-time writer whose work appears ever, are making dramatic changes to born from constraint: both the in trade journals, regional their diet and choosing toed and bev- constraint we experience in our magazines, and industry blogs. But erages that not only taste good but offer . nutritional benefits as well. "lhere is all lives-the tight spots that restrict poetry is where language is most ahnnst endless ntnnber of new drink flow-but also the constraint created alive for her. products that provide nlore than great through close attention to craft. "I met Leaf in 2013 and attended taste--they help people reduce calorie New Hampshire-based writer a writing retreat she led on Starintake and fuel their day. Recently, the coffee category has started growing with Leaf Seligman will lead the Island, off the coast of New novel alternatives to sugary cofleehuuse DrinkTo Your Health You can enjoy a refreshing pick- me-up without drinking something s~:ninr vice president of medical affairs for AmeriHealth (:aritas, a natiolml loaded with fat and sugar, leader in Medicakl managed care and ahernative that Call be enjoyed at home other heahh care solutions for those or nn the go:' nlnst in need. "As a Medicaid managed Bowerman oflered some addi- care orgauization (MCO), we are plac- tional delicious and nutritious bever- ing an increasing elnphasis on helping Tips For Finding (NAPS)--AccnMing to the U.S. l)eparhnent of Agricuhure, one out of every eight U.S. households experiences food insecurity. Access to heallhy food is an imporlant factor in your health, and Ibr millious of Americans, it renlains elusive. "All inability to access heahhy food, and the important nutrients they con- lain, can canse hoth inunediate and hmg-tel'ln health prnblenls, especially fnr children. For Inany Ainericans of lesser nleans, this probleln Call stem from a lack of healthy food sources in their neighborhood and ineans of trans- pol-talinn to access sources in e, lher cnnulnlnities" said I)r. Andrea (;elzel, workshop alongside local writer Hampshire. In the years since, we beverages with healthy ways to start the age suggestions: our melnbers find and access sonrces of Sarah Elkins. Seligman is a have designed our own personal day or provide an afiernoon pick-lne-up. Digestive Health fresh prnduce, grains and other nutri- professor at Keene StateCollegei~ + writing retreat and shared our + -~While people drink+cuflee through- Gut health is a hot topic as people try tious leeds:' Keen@i NH w~-' ~~ ~+ ~, ,~;~ ~:,~ ut the day (bey are +'~.~+, ".~ ~ increasi lg )> -~ ~-- --se=ek" to filgt new+w~ys t,] keep the b,dy in bal- I{es'mlrces that. Aiilericans most in uag snmethmg nmre tllall a cattdlUe pick- alace by cousumifig fdbds-aiifl bc~c-/dges+'~ ' +~ ' ' ~ae' d~ta'tY: 6-1r n t ~fiwfir~dmgandk'btai t"~ since childhob~,:~across genres;;~i ~m so p, r0~dto introduce Leva'shu~ meLap. Alternativesare'available that are that support a heahhy digestive system, ing healthy toed include;. fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, to Leaf and be able to offer this great tasting, low fat, packed with pru- Kombucha, vinegar and probiotic-en- Grocery Store Programs poetry and plays. She has taught retreat." tein and deliver a feeling of energy all ill writing since 1985 to college Seligman and Elkins will hold a one. Cofl~e drinkers who want alterna- students, community members, public reading of story excerpts and tives to sugary drinks, as well as some- thing that ofl;ers nutritional benefits, are people in jails and prisons and poetry at Lee Street Studios on turnilag to Herbalife Nutrition High Pro- served as a writing guide and Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. teinlcedCoffee, lt contains two grams of workshop leader for the last several Retreat participants will be invited sugar and no artificial flavors or added years. She holds a Master of Arts in to join in the reading and share their colors. 'the t00-calorie drink luix is big English & Writing from the own writing. The writing retreat will o,1 taste and provides 15 grams of pro- tein and 80 nag of cafl~ine per serving. University of New Hampshire and include meals prepared by "Everynne loves the refreshing taste a Master of Divinity from Harvard Blaekwelrs Catering. Cost for theof iced coffee but not the cah)ries and Divinity School. Friday - Sunday event is $300 andsugar that come with many coffeehouse 'Tin thrilled to be invited to food is $50. For more informationoptions;' said Susan Bowerman, MS, Lewisburg to lead this retreat," visit orRD, CSSD, CSOWM, FANI), Senior Director of Worldwide Nutrition Edu- call 304 646-5508. cation and Training at Herbalife Nutri- tion. "Our high-protein iced coffee is the perfect healthy snack and is a great hanced drinks contilme to garner a lot An increasing number of grocery of interest to support a healthy gut. How- stores have imtritionists on staff. "lhey ever, many probiotic drinks are filled meet with customers, explain how to with sugar to counter the taste of yogurt, make their diets healthier, and even A healthy, old-lashioned option to aid teach them how to lind healthy foods. digestion is to keep hydrated by d[inking Solne grocery stores also offer cook- a lot of water. Drinking too little water ing denumstratinns. Some supermarket slows down the digestive system. Perhaps conlpanies specialize ill offering prod- best of all--water has zero calories, ucts, prngranls and services that better Sugar Reduction meet the needs of people with limited Obesity rates in the U.S. continue to financial resources. At the very least, soar. Fortunately, it can be easy to cut large grocery stores offer a much wider sugary drinks out of the diet and swap variety of fresh produce, whole grains with lower-calorie option~. Instead of and other healthy fends than are often hitting the juice bar, consider replacing available in slnall neighborhood stores. )uice with fruit. Malay low-incolne comnmnities lack Learn More such grocery stores, and people without For more facts and tips, go to www. their own transportation may have dif-, ficuhy accessing heahhy food sources. Medicaid enrollees who are eligible for Good Nutrition There are many ways to get any help you need to be sure you have enough nutritious food. home and community-based services (HCBS) call get transportation fi~r non- medical services such as grocery shop- ping. Senior citizens may also be able to access paratransit services. Medicaid enrollees who are covered by a managed care plan but don't qualify for HCBS or senior citizen services can check with their health plan to see what resources might be available. Organizations in the Community If your challenge is less about find- ing sources of healthy food than get- ting to them, there are options that can help you shnp for groceries, or even do it completely on your behalf 'lhere are also food banks, some ef which have off-site distributions, even in rural areas. If you are a senior citizen, you can find out about them by contacting your area agency on aging. Look for Faith-Based Groups Religious institutions of all faiths generally have it in their mission to pro- vide aid to those in need. Some orga- nize food drives or even prepare meals lbr the neediest. "lhey may also help find other organizations that provide such services. AmeriHeahh Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in part- nership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Learn More For further information, visit www. Capito Helps Ensure West Virginia Included in National Broadband Initiative Continues to make progress in closing the digital divide through Capito Connect Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today applauded the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announcement that it is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. The eight states--West Virginia, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah--will contribute data and other inputs to the map. "As we work to close the digital divide in rural America and other underserved areas across the country, this is another positix, e step in the right direction," said Senator Capito, co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus. "Accurate availability maps are absolutely crucial for informed decision- making, and West Virginia will undoubtedly benefit from being a Notice 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. key player in this process to expand the national broadband availability access. I'm glad to see our efforts to map using its previously developed deliver NTIA the resources to move state partnerships. The initial forward with important projects eight state partners were chosen like this one are paying off, and because they reflect geographic I will continue working through diversity, participate in NTIA's my Capito Connect program to State Broadband Leaders Network, make even more progress in better have active state broadband plans connecting our communities." or programs, and were willing "In order to ensure that to contribute data that can be all Americans have access to combined with nationwide data broadband, we need a more precise sources to give policymakers a picture of the current services and deeper understanding of broadband infrastructure that are available," availability. As then-chair of the said David Redl, Assistant Financial Services and General Secretary for Communications Government Appropriations and Information and NTIA Subcomgaittee, Senator Capito Administrator. "NTIA's work on helped securefunding in the an updated map, in partnership legislation for this project. with these initial states, will help '~/earethrilledthatWestVirginia policymakers around the country has been selected to join NTIA in make better decisions as they devise its Broadband Mapping Program. broadband expansionplans." Accurate mapping is critical in The ConsolidatedAppropriations guiding investment decisions and Act of 2018 directed NTIA to update pushing connectivity into rural areas. We are eager to assist NTIA MUSEUM CLOSED in the development of broadband The Railroad Museum is closed maps that more accurately portray for the winter opening back up in connectivity within West Virginia's April, To get a copy of the Historic communities," said Rob Hinton, Hilltop Cemetery Book you can call chairman of the West Virginia Bobby Cox at 304-890-3554 or you Broadband Enhancement Council. can get by mail, by sending check' NTIAexpectstoseekparticipation for $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping to from additional states, territories, hilltop Cemetery 146 Cross Street, and federally recognized tribes Hinton WV all proceeds go to the that have broadband programs or maintenance of the cemetery, related data-collection efforts. The Veterans Museum Hours initial map will include available The Museum will be open each nationwide data for every state Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00pm. combined with state-level data Historical Displays range from from the eight states. Early frontier days, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea Viet Nam, and to the Present Mideast. Tour guides are present. Admission is free. NOTICE SUMMERS COUNTY ARH Auxiliary Gift Shop now has RADA PRODUCTS for sale. Hours are: Men. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sun. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. How NEWS ARTICLES General Information and Writing Tips The newspaper welcomes news submissions concerning club activities, sports, birthday announcements and anniversaries, engagements and weddings, academic honors, church activities and all community activitiesl Everything submitted is subject to editing and all news articles run without charge and run on a "space available" basis. Either type or legibly print your article, using upper and lowercase letters (NOT all caps). If possible, double-space between lines to allow room for copy editing marks. The basic elements of a news article are: Who, What, When,"Where and Why. Make sure your story includes all five W's. 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