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6 - Hinton News TueS. Feb. 28, 2012 Summers Middle School 7th Grade "B" Honor Roll Students Front Row (L-R): Tristan Nelson, Caleb Wheeler, Auston Sears, Levi Moore, Amanda Grady, Savannah Angell, Colleen Downard, Elizabeth Cales 2nd Row (L-R): Felicity Lowe, Daniel Grimes, Travis McMillion, Alexis Ratcliff, Olivia Tickle, Kaylee Farmer, Kiera Crawford 3rd Row (L-R): Amber Thompson, Savannah Lowe, Megan Morrison, Grace Smith, Ashley Vaughn, Shelby Lester, Alanna Gross, Lindsay Ward, David Staley, CJ Shrewsbury Top Row (L-R): Jimmy Adkins Jr, Logan Hardy, Dacota Thomas, Whittney Justice, Mackenzie Bridges, Brittney Justice, Morgan Miller, Colton Willis. Turning the Table on Prescription Drug Abuse By Congressman Nick Raha'll It is no secret that prescription drug abuse has turned countless lives into a living hell in southern West Virginia. It is rampant, lethal, and an appalling epidemic among our young arm old, rich and poor, alike and, distressingly our State has tile Nation's highest rate of drug-related deaths. All across our region, prescription drug abuse is testing the resources, patience, and persistence offanfilies and comlnunities; educators and health professionals; our law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, and courts. But, this is a nationwide problem thgids namnat mn..: We support of citizens, businesses, volunteers, and community leaders. Last. year, I assembled community and political leaders along with Federal officials to see how we can coordinate our tools, talents, and time for the benetit of the people of southern West Virginia. By bringing together multiple stakeholders in the same room, we helped to produce the beginnings of a coordinated and sustained effort to combat this scourge in our state. This week I announced I will participate in the first National Summit on Rx Drug Abuse. Focusing the national spotlight on Appalachia's prescription drug epidemic will help expose and unearth the root causes of the scourge that runs deep and wide across most of the country. With a national audience we can have more access to resources to help resolve this crisis draining our families, communities and our economy. A united effort of national, regional, and multi-county resources is critical to our ultimate victory for both our citizens and communities against this epidemic. I have temned up with my friend, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky, to participate in a bipartisan Congressional Forum at the national summit to focus on the issue of prescription drug abuse affecting our states. I also led an effort with Rep. Hal Rogers and our colleagues of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse in the House of Representatives, Reps. Mary Bono Mack of California and Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts, in a bipartisan .equest fbr a hearing by the House Committee on the Judiciary to both enlighten Congress and help to advance legislative efforts to address the growing epidemio of prescription drug abuse in the Nation. Several bills have been introduced on this subject, including my Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act; I will testify at a March 7th hearing by the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, which has jm'isdiction over the pending legislation. Southern West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky share many virtues and oppplnitie, but we both are plagued by prescription drug abuse. Congressman Hal Rogers and I are singing from the same hymnal to engage a united effort of national, regional, and multi-county resources to combat the drug abuse scourge. Through the upcoming national summit and the hearings in the House of Representatives, we can help put Appalachia center stage in a national forum to direct attention back home. Prescription drug abuse is a public health crisis, and we are fighting this epidemic every day, which affects far too many families in our state. It's a fight that requires the sustained support and commitment of all parties at all levels. When we say drug abuse impacts a ready workforce, we really are concluding whole regional economies are being affected, and that means completely innocent families are being hurt. With almost every sector of our economy being impacted, I believe we can build a coalition of strong national partners - public and private, non-profit and for-profit entities - which can help bring important resources to the table. We have people, aged nine to ninety, endangering their health. We have to blanket the country with two of our most cost-effective measures: education and prevention. I am pleased our neighbor, Congressman Hal Rogers, representing eastern Kentucky, and my other colleagues, have joined me in a bipartisan effort to set before the nation and Congress the drug abuse plight of so many regions of our country. As we bring ideas and Building & Utility Systems, LLC. WV Lic. No. WV042848 Rt. 3 Jumping Branch 304-466-3412 Water & Sewer Systems Installation, Septic Systems, Drainage BUS Auto & Machine Shop Garage opens at 7:30 - 4:00 Official Inspection Station Brakes, Oil Change, Tire Repairs, Auto Repairs resources-o the table, together we can work toward a comprehensive strategy to combat the drug abuse scourge. U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) represents West Virginia's 3rd District. Council on Aging This is a weekly l)ublication of the Summers County Council on Aging Inc., 120 Second Ave., Hinton. 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 or national origin. The Summers County Council on Aging is an equal opportunity elnployer. 4 Wednesday, February 29, Chili W/Meat & Beans, Festive Waldorf Salad, Pimento Cheese Sandwich, Vanilla Pudding, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activities: Swimming At Pipestem State Park - Please Sign Up If You Plan To Go. Thursday, March 1, Saeasoned Oven Baked Chicken, Corn Salad, Scalloped Potatoes, Jello, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activities: Bingo At 10:15 am. Friday, March 2, Roast Beef/ Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Angel Food Cake, Strawberries/Topping, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activities: "Birthday Party" Special Singing By: "The Gospel Echos" Benny Dickenson, Cathy Matherly, Bea Meade, Shirley Swartz, & Kelly Shorter at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 5, Country Baked Steak, Peas, Corn, Apricots, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/ Milk. Activities: Bible Study With Rev. Butch Honaker At 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, Chili With Meat & Beans, Pimento Cheese Sandwich, Waldorf Salad, JeHo, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/ Milk. Activities: Exercise In Basement At 11:00 a.m. Bingo At 10:15 a.m. Menu changes may occur due to availability of food or due to circumstances beyond our control. Regina Gwinn Eckle LUTCE Agent 211 Pleasant Street Hinton, WV 25951 Bus: 304-466-3290 Fax: 304-466-3298 1101007 i Rahali Participates in Child Advocacy Policy Forum BECKLEY, W.Va. - Calling on legislators and community leaders to work together to ensure a safe environment for children, U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) Monday participated in a public forum to discuss issues such as prescription drug abuse affecting children and families in Raleigh, Fayette and Wyoming Counties. "A child's vulnerability morally 'obligates each of us to preserve a loving, responsible and safe community for every child in West Virginia," said Rahall, a senior member of the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse. "It will take a united effort of regional, multi-county resources, like Just for Kids, to confront the pervasive tragedies of child abuse and prescription drug abuse squarely and fully. The solution commands the support of a broad coalition of public and private, funding and the whole community's. involvement." Rahall joined representatives of Just for Kids child advocacy center and the Partners in Prevention Team -joint organizers of the forum for presentations on local community issues by directors of Family Resource Networks in Raleigh, Wyoming and Fayette Counties, and local connnunity and religious leaders. Following the presentations, Rahall joined ibrum attendees in a discussion of actions that can be taken at the local level to make a difference in the lives ot children in southern West Virginia. "We are fighting the epidelnic ot prescription drug abuse every day, which unfortunately, affects far too many families in our state. We must continue to work together to ensure we can establish a safe plan for those children that are being affected by this scourge. As lawmakers and legislators, in Washington and West Virginia, we must continue to work together to protect ore" citizens and ensure programs and organizations like Just for Kids, that play important roles in this mission, are able to do the best job possible," said Rahall. FAMILY COUNCIL MEETING The Family Council Meeting:of:,,, Summers Nut:sing & Rehab Ceiit(r is held the th'st Thu,'sday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the diaing hall of the center. All thlnilies & fl'iends of present or l)ast residents invited. The thmily council is an advocate tbr resident rights and quality care, the thmily council ln'ovides a vehicle for fhmily lnelnbers and friends to voice their concerns and iml)rove filcility-wide services and conditions. Ore" goal is to enhance our loved ones nursing home experience by participating in the tbllowing: 1. Participate in educational activities, 2. Discuss and offer suggestions about facility policies and procedures afibcting residents Care, treatment, and quality of life, 3. Plan resident and family activities, 4. Support for each other, 5. For any other purpose. By working together as a groul) to solve problems, families can make a difference. For more information please contact June Pendry 304-445- 7005. BARN BOOKS & CALENDARS Due to popular demand, Barns of Summers County book and the 2012 Barns Calendar, both by Phyllis Campbell Whitley, are still available at the Library. The book is $42 and the calendar is $10. Due to Phyllis Whitley's generosity, all proceeds of both items go to the Summers County Public Library. Hope you will stop by the Library to see these beautiful publications. No matter what you value, I'm here to protect it with respect and professionalism. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there." CALL ME TODAY. 00StateFarm State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, IL Talcott Student of the Month January 2012: Shown left to right,i front row: Madison Meadows, Harley Adkins and Caitlin Smith.: Back row: Macy Pitzer, Samantha Adkins, Chelsie Sprouse,! Aseanti Skidmore and Hannah Hart.  Talcott Writer of the Month January 2012: Shown left to right, front row: Drake Cole, Lane Campbell and Haylee Gill. Back row, left to right: Laken Romanello, Chase Richmond, Michaela Smith and Shayla Jackson. SEEKING FAMILY INFO Lookiig for information on Andrew deflbrson Bennett who lived f( ,  in Bellepoint and died in an accident on the raih'oad, Jan. 29, 1914. His with, Mariah Louisa Wills died June 7, 1913. They had two children that i," I'nl"aware of, Araminta (spelling ' i..,,. Illcoa'd' be' 'rollg) who m'arl'ied" iLafayette Ward Grah,'im and Edmond or Edward. Any inibrmation would be appreciated. Contact F,'ed Long, Hinton News, Ph: 304-466-0005. Pound cake is a dense rich cake originally made with one pound each of flour, butter, sugar and eggs. BAG SALE Loaves and Fishes is having a $6 Bag Sale. Come set'. our new Sl)ring Stock. Indolence is a delightful but dis- .tressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. --Mahatma Gandhi *** ELIMINATE HIGH HEATING BILLS! A Central Boiler outdoor wood furnace is the safe, efficient and affordable way to heat your entire home and eliminate high heating bills. Works with your existing heating system. Easy and hassle-free installation. Whole-house comfort and warmth. Set your thermostat where you want with no worries. 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