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Obituary .... JAMES DONALD GILL ":'" James Donald Gill, 54, of ....  'Alderson, formerly of Hinton died :::: . February 15, 2012 at an Alderson i.:.._ 'Care Home following a long illness. " ' Graveside service and burial wet ' held at ll:00A.M., Friday, February 17, 2012 at the Upland Cemetery E"ear Hinton with Evangelist Tim *Spencer officiating. Friends gathered at the Upland Cemetery from 10:30 A.M. until time of service.  . " , Arrangements wre by the Ronald i Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hint0n. * Condolences may be sent to the  family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. coin  "CANCER SOCIETY MEETING :" There will be a meeting Feb 28, ,  at 6:00 p.m. at the Hinton Kroger Store break room. This meeting is :i.being held to plan events in .Summers County, for the American ' Cancer Society for 2012. Everyone . -interested in helping find a cure for " cancer, celebrating cancer survivors and remembering those that lost the - -battle, are encouraged to attend.  - Melanie Meachum, community manager, from the Bluefield office i for The American Cancer Society will be present for this meeting. If you would like more information, call Johnny Jones at 304-309-4039 before 7:00 p.m. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ---Mahatma Gandhi LEG,SLATIv .... ....  . - .:::..-.-.;,- - -. .... ...;: ...:...:.:. .: ri::! ' .I UPDATE Bg Delegate Viroinm Mahan Tues. Feb. 21, 2012 Hinton News - 3 Lawmakers in both chambers of the Legislature are advancing bills that would preserve a historical railroad station and help alleviate traffic congestion from the upcoming Summit National Scout Reserve in Fayette County. Under the legislation (SB543, HB4415), which advanced from the Senate Economic Development Committee on hesday (Feb. 14) and was on first reading in the House of , Delegates on Wednesday (Feb. 15), 'brary a public authority would be In The L l, ......... Librarmns, from left, Sharon it ready to roll! So watch for it Starr and Pamela Warden from sometime in April or May. Mingo County turn over the keys to In the meantime, the Library their bookmobile to Summers needs between 6,000 and 8,000 Over the years, numerous County librarian Deya Terrafranca items to stock the shelves. If you surveys have shown apple pie to on Friday February 17. The Friends have books, videos or DVDs in good be the favorite dessert in the United States. It has also been a of the Summers County Public condition that you would be willing Library have purchased the used to donate, drop them by the Library. favorite in England for hundreds bookmobile from the Mingo County We particularly need children's of years. Public Library. Once it is cleaned, books and new adult fiction. Current painted and stocked with materials, non fiction is also welcome. Please *** established to operate and maintain the railroad station at Prince. Currentlyl the station serves about 3,200 passengers a year on Amtrak's Cardinal service, but John Charles Riecks, chairman of Friends of the: Cardinal said that number could easily double with the opening of the Boy Scout adventure camp. Riecks told members of the Senate committee that more than 3,300 Boy Scouts a year use the Amtrak station in Raton, N.M., the closest station to the Philmont Scout Ranch. The numbers of Scouts using the Prince station should be similar, if not higher, he said. He said the Southwest Chief, the Amtrak train that serves Philmont, adds a passenger car in the summer to accommodate the Scouts. Also, the Summit in Fayette County will host the National Scout Jamboree every four years, beginning in 2013, drawing some 40,000 Boy Scouts for the 10-day event. Under the bill, the Fayette and Raleigh county commissions would be authorized to appoint a nine- member Prince Railroad Station it will hit the road and help deliver leave home the old and tattered and library services all over Summers reference or text books. County. Library staffanticipate that it will take about two months to get The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an oppo- nent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good exam- ple; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. --Francis Maitland Balfour People in the long run are going Authority. to do more to promote peace The authority would have power than governments, to acquire the station from CSX Dwight D. Eisenhower Corp., and then renovate, maintain and operate the facility, built around 1946. One upgrade immediately needed would be an intermodal facility to accommodate buses to transport Scouts between the station and the National Scout Reserve. Riecks said the south entrance to the camp, currently under construction, will be about 7 miles from the Prince station. tte said the bus facility could be used not only to provide connecting service to the Summit, but also to an intermoda] facility under construction in downtown Beckley. Riecks is also hopeful that a revitalized station, with convenient connecting bus service to the National Scout Reserve, will draw enough new passengers on the Cardinal to lead Amtrak to not only upgrade the train, but expand its schedule to daily service. If you would like to follow the daily action of the Legislature, visit the 80th Legislature on the web at As always, I welcome and appreciate your input on this or any other legislative issue. Please call me at (304) 340-3102 or write to Delegate Virginia Mahan, Room 206E, Building 1 State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305. Jerry Wheeler Personnel of the Month:; Jerry Wheeler, Custodian, ltas been selected January "Personnel of the Month" by the Talcott School Improvement Council. The school family as we once knew it is going by the way of larger schools through consolidation and numerous other changes. We feel our has remained one with a ! nse of family and we felt these flks needed to know they are Every student and parent, who ,e part of this school, will be in some way by a teacher . other staff member. The positive ord, the needed push, or maybe encouragement can be the a successful future. Each month we send out forms ith monthly announcements, students and/or parents to nominate a staff member they believe deserves this recognition, '&ong with the reasons why. Summers Middle School 8th Grade "A" Honor R011 Students: Front Row (L-R): Mary Trent, Amber Avis, Ashley Jones. 2nd Row (L- R): Maggie Richmond, Summer Justice, Pearl Knott. 3rd Row (L- R): Katie Peplowski, Alicia Adkins, Kasey Fitzpatrick. 4th Row (L-R): Christian Harvey, Matt Ryan, Grog Shrewsbury. HOME OF THOSE DELICIOUS HOT DOGS/ DAILY S 't"l I, / . Monday ............. Quarter Pounder ' $2.69 Tuesday .......... Barbeque Sandwich ........... $2.69 Wednesday ........... Hamburger ............... $1.99 Thursday .......... Steak Hoagie of Roast Beef ........... $3.09 Friday .............. Large Fish Sandwich ............ $3.19 COMBO MEALS (INCLUDES SMALL FRENCH FRY AND SMALL DRINK) Monday .............. Quarter Pounder ................ 84.99 Tuesday .... - ......... Chicken Basket .............. --~ $4,99 .................... Barbeque Sandwich -~~ ....... -~~~ $4.99 Wednesday ........... Hamburger .............. ~~ $4.19 Thursday ......... 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