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2 - Hinton News Tues. Feb. 14, 2012 F ........ ; " 1&apos; ' '::, More and More People are Reading our Newspaper " Illlltllllllil} 1tl :i)ILL TIONS I Because a recent survey found that The NEw B y Roy C. Long I HINTON NEWS is the favored source SEWELL, W. VA. IN operation there was an accident on Fireman Michael Gwinn were killed ' RIVER GORGE the incline and was reported in but that is another story to follow I for three out of five for local news and Conductor John B. Lutz Killed Hinton's newspaper, The Mountain next week. advertising items. Save $$$. Call Like many pioneer people to the Herald, January 29, 1874 as follows: At 3:20 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, New River Gorge, Mr. Peter Bowyer "As the cars were going up the 1907, Conductor John B. Lutz and (304) --rh' JnL,-----4llOOO came to New River from incline at Sewell Station a few days Brakeman Hugh Ratliffwere in the Pennsylvania. He settled at a place ago, one of the screws that holds the Caboose of an eastbound coal train Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to where a wagon road crossed New bands gave away, and the three being delayed at Sewell. The caboose the address below and we will bill you for your 52 River near the mouth of Mann's empty cars going up were thrown of their train was standing on the Creek and was granted a right to with such force against the landing bridge over Mann's Creek when they I week subscription, operate a ferry by the Virginia as to be broken all to atoms. One observed the headlight of an Name Legislature. The place was known piece struck Mr. Burke, the guide, eastbound train approaching and for many years as Bowyer's Ferry. hitting him on the back of the head closing in on the rear of their train. {pleneprint) With the coming of the with such force as to cause the belief Suddenly realizing the train was not Address Chesapeake and Ohio Railway that he was killed, but he rallied stopping short oftheir caboose, boN through the gorge, Longdale Iron from the shock and when Dr. attempted to vacate to safety. City State Zip__ Company ofLongdale, VA., in need McChesney arrived found him Brakeman Ratliff quickly jumped of coke, bought several acres of coal without a fractured skull, and landed in Mann's Creek about I TEAR & MAIL TO: land in the area to mine coal and "The three cars loaded with coal thirty feet below the road bed. I THE HINTON NEWS manufacture coke for their blast that were coming down the incline Conductor Lutz was unable to get furnace. The C. & O. Railway built when the rope broke, jumped clear out and was crushed to death when l P.O. BOX 1000 a depot and yard facilities there on to the Chesapeake and Ohio the caboose was destroyed upon l HINTON, WV 25951 " named it Sewell Station after the .railroadtrackemptyingthecoaland impact. L __ _I early explorer, Steven Sewell who failing on the opposite side, broke all Mr. Lutz's body was brought to left signs of his having been in the to pieces." Hinton on passenger train No. 4 and area much earlier. Coal, Coke and lumber put Sewell taken to Vest Undertaking Rooms to Soon afterward, Longdale Iron onthe map and for severalyears was be prepared for burial. Hugh Ratliff Company employed John A. the busiest and highest revenue was taken to Hinton Hospital. His McGuffin and John B. Wren, two paying station for the C. & O. in the injuries were minor cuts and bruises engineers for the C. & O. locating New River Gorge. and in danger of pneumonia being the railway line through the gorge, A terrible accident occurred at thoroughly chilled from exposure in to oversee their enterprises" at Sewell, Tuesday, March 12, 1907 the cold icy water of Mann's Creek. Sewell Station. Mr. McGuffin when John E. Lutz, a popular John B. Lutz was born October located the mine on the side of the Hinton resident and conductor for 15, 1866, killed March 12, 1907, age mountain some 940 feet above the theC.&O, was killed and brakeman 41. HelivedinAviswithhiswifeand railway and Mr. Wren, withhis gang Hugh Ratliffinjured. seven small children who, along of stonemasons, began building This accident was the first of two with many friends and associates, beehive coke ovens to convert the that would occur that day casting grieve his untimely death. He was Summers Middle School 7th Grade"A" Honor RollStudents L-R: coal into coke for shipment to grief and gloom over the entire born into a large family ofeight, four IWORKYOUDBATAC00RTAHCE: Longdale, VA. Hinton populace A short time after brothers and two sisteis living in Alexis Plumley, Nicole Lin, Nathan Grimmett, Ashton McNicholas. A rope hauling incline was the accident at Sewell the "FFV' " , Florida and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie .=i.=._ .............. constructed from the mine entry to fast passenger train No. 3 ran into Burr and Mrs Jere Whitlock of  a tipple alongside the railway track, a slide at Powley's Creek in which Clifton Forge, vA. i Not long after the mine went into Engineer John W. Flanagan and A funeral service was held in First i" Christian Church of Hinton located Now Hi}ins ,: i " - " on Ballengee Street across froln the Evening Shift & PRN: Manchin Votes for Final Passage of "schoollibrary, MinisterD. M, Walker Licensed PracficQI Nur:'ss Stock Act tO Ban Insider Trading in Burial was in Hill Top Cemetery tion O=+nfer is now hirTng exF:qri- Congress " near Hint0n, W. VA. enced RHs and LPNs io provide I quality care for our patients. ,. ' '  ' w b OSSI',. n, experF Washington, D:C.- U.S. Senator * McCain amendment #1471,' ence and comrlilmenl of our employees ond offer ocom- ItT"IV! 'ltFlttrywitL't'E'tl[$abte u, v-,- fees, " : : ;: "' "'<>': "<' 1 t i  Fannie M and FreddleMac from :,s : ;::: :; ........ - mmers <Mlool 7th Grade  Attendance. s ....... , ........ ' , :: lntei*lor.E: ........ lDtlOg / Limite d:': .... I ben:fits,.:%id :rfessionai ,:rF[(L,R): Johnath s, VttAdkins, I ",:: ::::l:::#{;s+bshnUses ':ihii:: H0r/, ;,s  )Washing ' li40,l(ht+reti.r'emen, plan, weYlness .... , .......... , , ...... p. : Felicity Lowe, Dakota New Back Row (L-R): Meson Thompson, would prohibit members ofOongress cosponsored the amendment, which program and much more!  Jourdan Williams, Dacota Thomas, Nicole Lin. and their staff from using inside was agreed to by voice vote. .   Quality Work t ! - Please apply in person at: , Reasonable Rates Summers Nursing 8. Rehabilitation Center knowledge to profit by trading on * Blumenthal amendment #1498, i f i!i!iiiililii (304) 466-3443 John Cook Nursing Home Rd. iiiiiiiii!i]i !iiiiiiiiii!iii ...... 7:'-- ' ":'::" 't Wall Street. The bill passed the which would strip members of : iliii i. Phone: f304)466:0332 tiiii iiiiiiii!ii! .'!!:::i!:'..  Senate 96-3. Congress, the President, the Vice 673-0216 cell Hinton, WV 25951 - !!;iit!:::::.'":?ii::ili]iF: ..#:i:;T!i::::.;:; "I am pleased that a large, President, and other state and !i!!ii RhondaAIlen i!i!i!ifi::iii ? 'ii::!:::: "='!:";:J: / EOE t4/YlV/H Drug Free Employer  , bipartisan group of Senators have federal elected officials of their itiii:: ..... iii:j::i :::iii::.!i : come together to support this retirement benefits if they are i1i!7i!il : ::: $:" " ":::: :::8: ;.: ..:.. -::;:::::::: ::i::  ..I4i:: -i]. .i]i!i[i:ii]] ;ii]:.::!i]!!Tii! i !l ]ii!::!1] ::.:]::.:i: -:i;:: !i 7:?.f...i: "!:: !iT:ii,:i: @i%11771!:i] Home Furnishings Worehouse 123 Ballengee Street, Hinton / 304-466-6220 after hours 304-466-3936 Fax 304-466-5936/2009 / Hours IO:30 - 5"00 p.m. Just received in another shipment of Appliances. Why go out of town, our prices are equal if not lower. No one sells furniture at our prices. Why? Because our Sister Col Sewmaster sells machinery & swaps for their furniture, bedding; try to beat ourprices.-Ignore so called discounts. Look at what the Net Cost is on home furnishings. Don't be fooled by Dubious Discounts. Thank you for your past and future business. commonsense measure that will convicted of certain felonies such as hold members of Congress bribery, gratuity, perjury and other accountable to those we represent," related offenses. Manchin supported Senator Manchin said. "It is the amendment, which was agreed absolutely intolerable for members to by voice vote. of Congress to profit based off of knowledge they've gained in the course of public service. I consider it an honor to serve West Virginians each and every day, and I believe we must treat the privilege of service Summers Middle School 7th Grade Principal's Assembly Awards- with the respect it deserves." Background: Delivery Will Be: ........... ........... " ........ ,: These students were chosen by their classroom teachers to Senators voted on 18 receive each of these awards. Front Row (L'R): VyattAdkins- amendments tothe STOCKAct T=esday "Best Retirement Valu( Respect Award, Billy Ballard-Most Improved Student. Back Row today. Some of the highlights M h 6 (L-R): Megan Thompson-Most Trustworthy Student, Daniel include: a rc Monthly orDaity * NO Deposits Lovely Furnished Suites : Grimes-Most Mature Student, Grace Smith.Citizenship Award, * Coburn amendment #1473, Hinton 4:15- 5:00 Megan Morrison-Technology Award, Kiera Crawford-Best which would prevent the creation of @Three Rivers Edge Fine Dining , #ans/ortation.Oai/yHousekping&i#_n ! Classroom Effort, Jasmine Pruitt-Best Classroom Behavior. duplicatiVeprograms. Theand overlapping federalamendment would Catfish $45/100 NEW SENIOR DAY PROGRAM $39 ': Agenda Notice require the Congressional Research Bluegill $45/100 408 Timberidge L,p :: Service (CRS) to conduct a full Beckley304.252.5482 , :: evaluation of any pending bill for FISH WAGON 1.800.552.8785 "O/ Summers County Board of PSD MEETING potential duplication with existing To Place an Order Call Education The Meadow Creek Public government prograr.anchin (/ ] Regular Meeting Service District meets the second voted in favor of the amendment, 1-800-643-8437 .|] ) February 22, at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday of each month at the Green which failed 60-39. 1. Roll Call Sulphur District Volunteer Fire ......... 2. Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance Department at 6 p.m. Meetings are 3. Approval of Agenda open to the public. 4. Approval of Minutes SHERRI R. FREEMAN 5. Appearance PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB Attorney at Law 6. Presentation The Pipestem Ruritan club meets Free initial consultations available in your community by appo'ntment 7. Discussion of Current Items every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Tel 8. Personnel We have a wonderful dinner before [ 9. Approve Employment of our meeting. We would like to invite B i|ding & Utility Professional Personnel anyone interested in learning more U i 10. Approve Employment of about this service club to come and Gunnoe Law Office Substitute Professional Personnel join us. We have a gospel sing the Local lawyers with over 3O years of combinedexperience Systems, LLC : 11. Approve Mutual Consent for Friday before our meetings.  serving the residents of Summers and surrounding counties.  the2012-2013 School Term Come join in the fun and 12. Approve Agreement Between fellowship. For more information i i WV Lic. No. WV042848 : SummersC0untySchoolofPractical please callBrendaGarciaat304- ']le //LILt' V pi Nursing and Princeton Community 923-1622 or 0004-400.-00804. Rt. 3 Jum ng Branch " Hospital !3. EvaluationofSuperintendent LETTERS POLICY 304 466 |412 ' 14. Discussion and/or Action Letters are welcome, but no more 209 2nd Avenue " " Concerning Out of County Transfer than one letter each month will be 15. Approve In Coming Student accepted from the same writer. Hinton, WV 25951 Ph:(304) 466-8200 Water & Sewer Systems Installation, : Preference will be given to letters of . Septic Systems, Drainage " Request 300 words or less. Longer letters 16. Discussion and/or Action may be shortened or rejected, r,uy"-"er BUS Auto&Machine Shop : Concerning Facilities Project Letters must be signed and must 17. Informational Items include an address and phone gAara-e op n'-e : number. The telephone number will S 18. Approval of Bills not be published. Letters by E-mail 19. Transfers and Supplements will not be accepted unless followed Sunday Service and Children's Church-,10:30 a.m. 20. Adjournment upwithasignedletter. Wednesday Fellowship Groups-- 6:30 p.m. at 7=30 - 4=00 ; BINGO Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel.  i Bingo every Friday night at the Names will not be withheld. Open 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Official Inspection Station " Hinton Senior Citizens Building on Address them to Letters to the ". SccondAve. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. Editor, E O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV ,,There,s No Place Like The Ministry Place" Brakes, Oil Change, Tire Repairs, Auto Repairs : starts at 6:00 p.m. 25951. . , CFM MEETING The Campbell-Flannagan- Murrell House Museum Board of Trustees meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the house museum located at' 422 Summers St., Hinton. All meetings are open to the public and all CFM members (card holders) are urged to tttend. SNOW PLOW SERVICE *Will plow snow from driveways, parking lots and roads in Hinton/Summers County & Surrounding areas. *Salting services also available on asphalt & concrete to help keep ice and snow from areas cleared off. *Equipment available: 4-Wheel drive trucks w/snow plow and Backhoe w/front loader bucket. * * *Call Robbie Turner* * * (304)466-4530 I HF_TING COOLING PLUMBING ELECTRICAL RESIDENTIAL ": CONSTRUCTION : V/V tIC. # =1577 PL04 67 " L0CAIY0WEDA0PE FI!;H DAY IT'S TIME TO STOCK YOUR POND!I