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Reps. Lawrence, Khanna, Kildee, om Delgado to Join Sen. in Introducing Water Act ar, Water Justice in America Statelnent of Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch "The alarming rise in water bills legislation that will make sure our "The WATER Act deftly outlines over the past decade is slated to get public water services are functional, a path for upgrading and much worse. The recent national attention on the modernizing our public water As more and more families presence of highly toxic and systems. It addresses water struggle topayfor andaccess oneof hazardous chemicals (PFAS, contamination, affordability, and the most essential human rights, it including PFOA and PFOS) in justice in one fell swoop. It promotes will fall into the hands of our elected drinking water in many states only union labor and job creation while officials to dedicate sufficient funds adds to the urgency of an effective prioritizing disadvantaged to ensure water is affordable, safe federal solution. Such explicit communities, rural households, and clean in the United States. pollution of American water, indigenous communities, and "No one should have to think combined with the rising climate schools. When it comes to water, this twice about drinking their water or crisis and an anti-sciance White is the progressive, just legislation taking a shower, and the WATERAct House, only makes this bill even America needs." is the comprehensive piece ofmore crucial. Manchin Voted Against Confirming Andrew Wheeler to be EPA Administrator The Cast of Mackintosh's Theatre) GVT's 2018 production of Disney & Cameron Mary Poppins Jr. (Photo Courtest/Greenbrier Valley Disney's Alice in Wonderland ]1'. the whimsical world, full of the characters that make the show magical. Alice grows and shrinks, the Cheshire Cat disappears and reappears like magic, Tweedie Dee and Tweedle Dum are just like squabbling siblings and dancing The Cast of GVT's 2018 Lewisburg, W.Va February 27, 2019--Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is excited to announce the Youth Education's production of Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr based on the 1951 Disney film Alice in Wonderland and the novels The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. A timeless classic for al! ages, this production features music and Iyrics by Sammy Fain and runs March 15 - 23 at 7 p:m. with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance March 14 at 7 p.m. and a matinee performance March 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60+) and $11 for children/ students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at (304) 645- 3838 or visit Follow Alice down the rabbit hole as she chases the White Rabbit to the strange and magical Wonderland. Lewis Carroll's delightfully whimsical tale is brought to life with exciting Disney songs such as 'Tm Late" sung by the White Rabbit, "How D'Ye Do and Shake Hands" with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum and "Painting the Roses Red" by the Royal Cards. This production involves over 35 students. Creating the magic for such a fantastical world is a task the talented cast members are more than ready for. All the exciting adventures Alice experiences on her journey through Wonderland are mind-boggling when read on the page, and the upcoming adaptation is no different. With the imagination and dedication GVT's students are known for, these Wonderland characters and adventures come to life. "Disney's adaptation of Alice in Wonderland is creative, fun and wonderful! 1 love seeing all of my favorite characters from the books such as the Queen of Hearts, the Dodo Bird and March Hare come to life by our extraordinary young actors," said the show's director Courtney Sus,~an. With so many students in the production, the cast is able create production is the perfect chance to bring your children to the theatre! GVT's production of Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. features: Ella Bowes, Sophie Bowes, Addyson Carr, Ella Carr, Ashleigh Darnell, Alexandra DeGraff, Lily Dense, Kelly Dudley, Lori Eagle, Georgia Foster, Jackson Hefner, Grace Johnson, Sarah Jones, Lillie King, Shaylen Lafferty, Kaelin Mare, Cecilia Mason, Skyler McCallister, Callie McFerrin, Ashley Meadows, Clara Mills, Emarya Montgomery, Kymberlyn Morgan, Stella Blue Neeley, Lauren Rodgers, Khalil Samuels, Will Sarver, Boglarka Szalai, Mackenzie Taylor, Delia Teaney, Ryan Vaughan, B'Launa Westmoreland, Jed White, Bailey Withrow, Sallie Wittkamper and Blaine Yates. The technical crew includes Andrea Miller and Benedek Szalai. Alice's unforgettable journey runs March 15 - 23 at 7 p.m. with a Pay- What-You-Can Preview Performance March 14 at 7 p.m. and a matinee performance March 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general adult admission, $13 for seniors (60+) and $ii for children/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at (304) 645-3838 or visit This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts Lewisburg, W.Va. - The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is seeking comments from the public about the medical school in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The school will host a visit on May 6-7, 2019, on the WVSOM campus in Lewisburg, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet HLC's criteria for accreditation. Since WVSOM graduated its first class in 1978, the school has remained fully accredited by the appropriate body of the American Osteopathic Association, which is currently the Commission on Sen. Joe Manchin voted against confirming Andrew Wheeler to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "When I voted to confirm Mr. Wheeler to be DeputyAdministrater of the EPA, I did so because I thought the President. deserved to have his team in place. I also believed that I could work with Mr. Wheeler. Today, I voted against him to be the permanent Administrator of the EPA because as Acting, Administrator, he hasn't demonstrated a desire or a will to make any meaningful progress on clean drinking water standards and has rolled back clean air standards that are directly impacting West Virginians, both concerns that I have raised with him. "I continue to believe the proposed changes to the mercury rule, which the industry doesn't even support, are inappropriate and will only serve to further undermine the status of our coal based utilities. Furthermore, while I am encouraged by the announcement that the EPA will establish a di-inkihgwater standard f0r~PFAS, ~ /] I - I l~etid~e ~ed~a~ acti~fi nhti;t'be taken' i~nd these'dfforts lack a sense of urgency. Although I voted against him, I will still try to-work with him to make sure that West Virginians' concerns are addressed and that we have the cleanest drinking water and air that we can possibly have." Bridge Area News By Alvie Martin Alvie Martin of Meadow Bridge wants to Thank the Meadow Bridge Fire Dept. and the Green Sulphur Fire Dept. who came to his house and helped with a ChimneyFire he had. May the Lord Bless You All. Event Postings Via Expl , Summers County Tourism Website If your business or organization has any upcoming events you would like help promoting please go to www.ExploreSummers County. corn/ submitevent and complete the form so we can add your event to our calendar and help further promote it through social media. You can find us on Facebook under "Explore Summers County." We also have a bulletin board in our window if you have event fliers for display. Osteopathic College Accreditation. WVSOM voluntarily sought additional accreditation by.the HLC and has been accredited by the organization since 2014. As part of the review process, the public is invited to submit written comments regarding substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments may be made online at comment or by mail to: Public Comment on West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-141 1 Comments must be submitted no later than April 8, 2019. Tues. March 5, 2019 Hinton News - 5 Your State, Your District Delegate Roy Cooper We voted on the bill today on the Virginia currently is mining that coal as floor of the House and the bill was well. This bill has the potential of creating defeated by two votes. The bill would more coal related jobs in the entire state. We have had quite a busy weekhave required schools to allow home The second bill was written in a way here in your house. In addition to schooled students to participate in that would motivate the coal industry to hearing Senate Bills that have come extracurricular activities such as sports invest in new equipment to be used in the over we have been busy completing or other activities sponsored by the coal industry. The bill would allow rebates action on our own bills in order to send school. Currently home-schooled on some taxes duo after the equipment them to the Senate by "Cross Ove: students who participate in a Virtual was put into service. In other words, a Day" which is coming up quickly. Schools program can compete for company would be allowed a rebate only "Cross Over Day" is the day that positions on sports teams in their local after it expanded or improved its operatlon neither house can send one of their schools, in the state. bills to the other house. After that day House Bill 2519, known as theNo county will lose severance dollars we can only discuss and debate bills Campus Carry Bill was on our agenda as a result of these two bills. Both bills that we have received from the Senate. Wednesday and after much debate passed by large majorities. We made an We worked in the Agriculture and was passed out to the Senate on a attempt to pass a bill requiring able-bodied Natural Resources Committee last vote of 59 to 41. This bill, with individuals to work, go to school or evening until 7:00 p.m. to pass out restrictions in place, will allow volunteer in order to be eligible for Senate bills. We were able to do so concealed weapons on college Medicare. The bill was removed from the because we had already processed all campuses in our state, calendar when it became obvious that the bills assigned to us from the bills This bill caused me great concern there would be unintended consequences originating in the House of Delegates. just as the Constitutional Carry bill did to the medical community if it became law. The bills we sent to the floor of the when I voted against it five years ago. The pay raise for state troopers, house dealt with timber theft, selling Thankfully my fears with that bill have teachers and other school personnel is in processed foods from a home kitchen, not been realized. With that in mind the hands of the senate.They are establishing the Commissioner of and after several hours of listening to obviously waiting for the last minute in Agriculture as the manager of state both sides of the argument I decided order to attach other measures to it. owned farms, and expansion of the to support the Campus Carry bill. The senate thinks that by waiting until coyote control program. My decision to support the bitl was the agenda is full and rushed that we might Earlier in the week we passed out after an amendment by Delegate Shott allow their amendments to pass just to a school calendar bill, which would set to require all colleges to submit reports deliver a pay raise. I don't think the House September 1, as the earliest day annually to the legislature in regard to will fall for that tactic and I also think the school could start and the 31 of May any problems the bill may have created governor would veto it if we did. as the last day school could be in on their campuses. The bill must now I actually think he might call a special session for students. That bill, be debated by the Senate then passed session in order to get a meaningful raise sponsored by myself and Delegate out to the governor for his signature, to all state employees. As we continue Kelly from Wood County passed easily We also passed out two bills meant here doing your business please continue out of the Education Committee but is to help the steam coal industry. It to contact us. My office phone seems to stalled in the Rules Committee, which seems that, due to the tax on coal, have a mind of its own but please t~y it means it is dead for this session. I think power plants here in West Virginia are anyway. The number is (304) 340 -3119, it died because of an amendment buying a great deal of their coal from my cell is (304) 646-1209 and my email is shortening the school year by ten days outside of West Virginia. was passedincommittee. The first of those bills would reduce Finally, I am sorry you were In the Education Committee we severance tax on steam coal only by overwhelmed by robe calls that directed were unable to pass out a new version 1% the first year and another 1% the you to my office. Those calls were not of the "Tim Tebow" bill; however, the second year and wouldn't be reduced sponsored nor approved by any delegate bill was subsequently discharged to any further from that point. Steam coal here. I have spoken to the sponsor of the floor of the House for consideration is mostly mined in the northern part; those calls and hopefully they will not use by the whole House. of the state; however, southern West that tactic again. r } The U.S. Small Business "I am proud of'the success the Administration (SBA) announced Emerging Leaders and the impact the launch of the 2019 Emerging the training has made in helping to Leaders Initiative for executives of take small businesses to the next small businesses poised for growth level," said Allen Gutierrez, in emerging markets. Local area Associate Administrator of the recruitment for the 2019 training SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial c~cle is currently ongoing at Development. "Since its inception in designated SBA District Offices. 2008, Emerging Leaders has trained Interested small business owners more than 5,000 small business can learn more regarding eligibility, owners, creating over 6,500 jobs, how to apply, class schedules, and generating over $300 million in new locations at financing, and securing over $3 leaders, or by contacting the West billion in government contracts." Virginia District Office at 304-623- The SBA's Emerging Leaders 5631. provides free entrepreneurship education and training for executives of small businesses that are potential job creators. This intensive executive entrepreneurship series includes nearly I00 hours of classroom time. 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