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2 - Hinton News Tues. Feb. 28, 2012 -Moreand More People are Reading our Newspaper ] 1 I 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 Tools For Rent! QUALITY TAX SERVICE 313-315 Third Ave, Hinton, WV [Big Four Drug Store Building) Phone: (304) 466-8057 Sat. 9 to 5 & Sun, 1 to 5 No apPointment necessary Weekday Evenings. by appointment (304) 466-0005 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name (please print) Address City State Zip__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 Letter to the Editor Trouble in Syria Dear Editor, I would like to comment on the crisis going on in Syria. I am just like all the rest of the American people we don't honestly know just how dire it is to live in a country where your own government has chosen to slaughter thousands of its own citizens on what seems to have become a daily occurrence in Syria. I realize we in America are dealing with many hardships right here on our own home front, but it pales in comparison to what is going on over there. I feel it's a right out evil act on behalf of the Syrian government and military to infringe such brutality on it's citizens. I think it's bad enough to murder men and women in this fashion, but to also murder infants as well as children is an outrage as far as Fm concerned. I feel it needs to be stopped. I am not sure how another government might go about World Day of Prayer Each year, for 93 years, a different country has served as a writer for the World Day of Prayer service. The service will be held at Ascension Church on Temple and Fifth in Hinton, at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2. This year, the women of Malaysia, have chosen as their theme "Let Justice Prevail." That theme will echo around the world on March 2 as it is celebrated in 170 countries around the globe. The service tells the story of Irene Fernandez, who spoke out for the abused migrant workers, and was tried, convicted and ordered to be imprisoned. The country struggles with such issues as air and water pollution, deforestation, flooding, migrant working conditions and human trafficking. a plan to disrupt this most Itis a country of diverse cultures upopular act of savaEFvQing on . and T "'- with 60.slam and ixIthis counr .  " "* "--   01IyL-'ial Nat'musicwill, l be, featqrtd and a free will offering I feel that thee,United'States ...... should not get involved in this mess a hundred percent. Because it would only be another Iraq and we did not achieve great results there the final outcome to that conflict was very poor as far as I'm concerned. I think another Iraq is something we do not need nor can we afford. I think with that being said, a total military involvement should not even be considered here but on the other hand why not try and engage a couple seal teams to go in and neutralize key political, government and military figures to try and stop or at least slow down all this blood shed. I do not have a solution to this problem and it seems no one else does either. But I simply think that the current government and military regime in Syria needs to be stopped. But how? Without even more blood shed! Any suggestions? John L. Yancey Hinton 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 Sulnmers St., Hinton. All meetings are open to the public and all CFM members (card holders) are urged to attend. SPECIAL EVENTS The Historic Graham House, Rt. 3, Lowell is available for reunions, parties, meetings, weddings, receptions, etc. Indoor with large kitchen, dinning room, picnic tables & shelter outside, restroolns & outdoor area tbr recreation. For rates and availability call 304-466-3321. SERVICES Services will be held each Sunday at Second Baptist Church, 212 James Street. Everyone Welcom.e. [ will be distributed to projects in Malaysia. Ascension is located at 5th andTemple Street across from the Middle School. This service is a revival of aservice held here in the past. All are welcome! COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Hinton Lions Club is asking for the Communities support in helping to provide those who need, eye examinations or eye glasses. The Hinton Lions have been providing assistance for over 18 years and are asking community organizations and businesses as well as citizens for monetary donations to continue providing help to those in need in our community. As news spreads of the help being provided, requests are now outnumbering the Lions Club's ability to help. Once a request is received, the individual's application is screened to insure that other avenues of assistance are pursued before the Lions Club provides help. Donations can be mailed to: Lions Club, Sight Assistance Program, P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. Checks should be made out to: Hinton Lions Club. LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened or :ejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV ,25951. TH E B E RRY BASKET GRAND OPENING SATURDAY MARCH 3, 2012 11 AM TO 4PM LOCATED AT SARA'S CUT AND CURL ON WILLOWWOOD ROAD (304) 660-6002 OWNER JANIE BRIERS REGISTER TO WIN ONE OF JANIES DECORATIVE PRIMATIVE BASKETS! PLENTY OF STEAM SUPPLIED BY OLD.TIMER J. W. Eubanks came to Hinton in 1886 and secured a job as a fireman for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. He made his first "run" as a fireman for engineer Richard Thomasson on April 14, 1886. Mr. Thomasson was among the first group of engineers hired after the railroad was opened up to Huntington on January 29, 1873. Eubanks was one of the most popular enginemen working out of Hinton, well liked by the non he worked with, and with C & O. officials alike. The citizets and merchants of Hinton hated to see him move his family to Cane Fork, W. Va., when he was promoted to Road Foreman of Engines but they wished him well in his new job. In that capacity he gave excellent service to the C. & O. on the Huntington Division. In later years he relinquished his job of Road Foreman of Engines and reverted back to engine service as locomotive engineer. A celebration honorin; Mr. Eubanks was held in Hintm April 14, 1926 on the fortieth annimrsary of his service for the C. & O That morning in Huntington, W. Ya., his day started out like his first run on April 14, 1886. This day he was to fire the locomotive of local passenger train No. 14 from Huntington to Hinton for the same engineer he had fired for in the beginning of his railroad career, Richard Thomasson. Unknown to Mr. Eubanks there was a big celebration awaiting him at Hinton. When No. 14 pulled into Hinton station at 1:30 p.m. , there was a large enthusiastic crowd on the station platform cheering his arrival. When Mr. Eubanks stepped down from the engine cab, he was immediately surrounded by his admiring friends, who extended to him their congratulations. Engineer Thomasson had a good word for Eubanks when he said of his "young," fireman, "He was just grand"! He is a better fireman today than he was forty years ago, he has lost none of' his old time skill, and I hope he is still better in the next forty years." Mr. Thomasson continued, "He is just as gay as ever, and wouldn't have a stoker when it was offered at Huntington, but said he would "fire her" by hand as he had forty years ago." In those days the word gay had a different meaning than it does n o,v. Mr. Eubanks told the assembled crowd, "I an feeling as good as ever and just got along fine. We brought "her" (No. 14 ) in at all stops on time and it seems no different than it was forty years ago. All I need now is a good square meal." What he didn't know was the fact that his "good square meal" was being prepared at that very nmment. Talcott Student of the Month January 2012: K-2: 1st Grade Student Harley Adkins with his teacher Nellie Cattle. Grade 3-5: 3rd Grade Student Macy Pitzer with her teacher Linda Knott, Notice Notice WEDNESDAY POWER LUNCII First United Methodist Church at 3rd & Ballengee Streets invites everyone to attend. Lunch is from 11:45 a.m. - i p.m., join us when you can. Guest speaker from 12:05 - 12:25 p.m. Also special music will be provided. The meal is offered fi'ee of charge. Donations are appreciated, but not necessary. We hope to see you there tar a good powerful message, good music, delicious food and fellowship. BEST KEPT SECRET IN W. VA. Hilldale Community Park, Rt. 3 East of Hinton. Bldg. w/kitchen facilities, bathrooms, inside and outside. 7 picnic tables, 4 under shelter. Huge field for children to play, including ball field away from vehicle traffic. Great for reunions, birthday parties, meetings, etc. Excellent Rates. Call 466-1451, 466-3441, 466-7110 or 660-7156 for details. Total Flexibili#.y ,Activities Laundry Delicious Served Dining Transportation ." ' " F: , Housekeeping Optional Medication Program ,.a .r Xetlrenaent Inn 408 Timberidge Dr, Beckley : t.304.252,5452 0r 01t'552.8785 The engineers of Hinton and their wives had been busy all morning preparing for the reception and "good square meal" in the banquet hall of the Big Four Building in honor of Mr. Eubanks. The reception started at 7:30 p.m., with the following program: Vocal solo by Mrs. H. C. Porter. Reading by Miss Lillian Seldomridge. Piano solo by Mrs. H. C. Porter. Vocal solo by Miss Muriel Coleman. Selections by a male quartet. Vocal solo by Mrs. L. C. Hallontn. Piano solo by Miss Margaret Nicely. Speeches by office and veteran employees. Dinner at 8:30 p.m. After dinner the rest of the evening was spent in old time dancing. The Lowry brothe,'s of Ballard, W. Va., provided music fin" the occasion. The Lowry bruthms had gained quite a rel>Utation ti),' themselves for playing old time dance tunes on the banjo, fiddle, fl'ench harp, and guitar. The dance started offwith a Grand March led by the likeable locomotive engineer Frank A. Cundiff. A grand old time was had by all as engineers and their thmilies ti-on" Huntington W. Va., Covington, Va., and Ronceverte, W. Va., came tbjoin in the festivities and to pay their respects to Mr. Eubanks. 5econ00 RTSC5I Workshop Scheduled Everyone is invited to attend a workshop and information session about the Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative project appiication on Thursday, March 1 2012 at 6 pm in the s{immers Memorial BUi]diS Auditorium. This is a great opportunity for volunteer groups, non-profit organizations, schools, churches & faith based organizations, civic organizations, and government agencies to learn about how the Boy Scouts of America can assist you. WVU Extension Agent Rick Moorefield and AmeriCorps VISTA Sarah Elswick will be hosting the workshop. Those in attendance will be given an overview of the Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve and Reaching the Summit Community Service Initiative as well as asmstance in completing project applications. For more information, please contact Sarah Elswick at 304- 466-7167 or Rick Moorefield at 304- 466-7113. BINGO Bingo every Friday night at the Hinton Senior Citizens Building on Second Ave. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. starts at 6:00 p.m. JusW/4slL RENTAL, START RIGHT. START HERE. - Railroad Ave., Alderson, WV CALL: 304-445-2920 SNOW PLOW SERVICE *Will plow snow from driveways, parking lots and: roads in Hinton/Summerg: County & Surrounding areas;' *Salting services also available on asphalt & concrete to help' keep ice and snow from areas ' cleared off. '" ;'1 *Equipment available: 4-Wheel., drive trucks w/snow plow and l Backhoe w/front loader bucker. * * *Call Robbie Turner* * : (304)466-4530 Summers Nursing . ,1. & Rehabilitation Center |: s r,o, hiring fo the fo[iowing " "1' positions and shifts: " , I Certified Nursing Assistants'L Full-time/Pa4-time evening sniff ". I Licensed Practical Nurses I = PRN ..,k We value the passion, experi- .l: ence and commitment of our , | employees and offe a competi-,J tire saiary with affordable benefits, i paid professional fees, 401(k) retire'- I merit plan. wellness pt,,ogram and. / much more! Please apply in person af: umraer:N6ng & RehabilffatiotCere John ook Nursing Home !I; : : i .. :.Hit'tfon. WV 25951 ..... 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