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% ,t r Gt: ,% T:, b f_ IUI IN 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 ;t 2 - Hinton News Tues. March 6, 2012 v More and More People are Reading our Newspaper t Because a recent survey found that The I-IINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call (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 Address (please print) City State Zip__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 [- .......... V,.: , G' ,. i:!:!:!: !}}}} Summers Middle School 6th Grade "A" Honor Roll (L-R): Isabella Jimenez, Michaela Wynes, Skyler Richmond. Summers Mid die School 6th Grade Perfect Attendance I Semester (L-R): Matthew Fleshman, Kaylee Stewart, Malik Wynes, Chloe Blankenship, Myrecal Crawford, Ben Neal, Michaela Wynes, Jacob Butler, Katarina McBride. ' Notice PSD MEETING The Meadow Creek Public ii Service District the meets second , 'lesday of each month at the Green i Sulphur District Volunteer Fire : Department at 6 p.m. Meetings are ,' open to the public. PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB ,, The Pipestem Ruritan club meets i every fburth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. :, We have a wonderful dinner, before ,our meeting. We would like to invite anyone interested in learning more /about this service club to come and :join us. We have a gospel sing the Friday before our meetings. | Come join in the fun and -fellowship. For more information ' please call Brenda Garcia at 304- ,* 923-1622 or 304-466-6804. Home Furnishings Warehouse 123 Ballengee Street, Hinton / 304-466-6220 after hours 304-466-3936 Fax 304-466-5936/2009 / Hours 10 - 5=30 p.m. Mattresses, Foundations Combo (2 sided) $175.OO NEW Living Room Suite Couch and ChairS299.95 NEW Bedroom 5pcs. Complete $599.95 NEW Dining Room Table with Chairs $199.95 NEW All Appliances Drastically Reduced LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same wi'iter. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by. E-marl will not be accepted unless followed up with a mgned 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. Notice COMMISSION MEETING The Summers County Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Office at the Courthouse on the first and third Mondays of the month. In the event that a holiday falls on a Monday, the County Commission meting will be moved to the following Tuesday. The next session of the County Commission will be held on Monday, March 19. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk at 466- 7121 if you have questions or if you have items for the agenda. HEATING COOLING PLUMBING ELECTRICAL RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION WV LIC # 031577 PL 04885 LI2S AND INURED LOCALLY OWNED AND OIAT[ , IH]NTON WOR[ YOOIEATACORTABECE Andrew Auto ........ .... ............ ....... 15% Off All Pressure Washing March & April Rental at Bobcat Den/Pop's on the By-Pass 1 Free Day With 2 Paid Days (With This Ad) New Lower Rates Thanks to me, "Mary Ann." His rates were to high. Now $22-25 small cars per day. $45 - $55 Suv's, $50 - Pick up 304-46Ei 1524 Local miles / i l Long distance rates available HUGE SLIDE AT SOUTH NUTTALL On Wednesday, April 12, 1944, after unusual heavy rains, a huge slide began to move ever so slowly from the mountain above South Nuttall, W. VA., a Fayette County mine community in the New River Gorge. The moving earth was first noticed when the east main line of the C. & O. Railway was shoved eighteen inches to one side of its original position by the tremendous pressure created. As the slide estimated at 150,000 cubic feet Of rock and earth crept closer, a C. & O. section force was summoned and they worked rapidly taking up the steel rails and moving them to preven them from being buried. As the slide inched toward the Mary Frances Coal Company Store, employees of the coal company were busy salvaging as much merchandise as they could before the building was reached by the moving slide. Needless to say, the eastward main track of the C. & O: Railway between MacDougal and Sewell was taken out of service for through train traffic. As the slide reached the small village of South Nuttall, ten mine company houses were crushed like egg shells and consumed in the merky mess. As the building was being shoved from its foundation, an electrical short circuit in the company store set it on fire destroying it along with the merchandise remaining in the By Roy C. Long building. A foot bridge across New River was made useless. Loss to the Mary Frances Coal Company was estimated by a coal company official at $100,000. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the slide kept coming in and reached a depth of about 30 feet and covered an area of about 150 feet. Steam shovels were employed both day and night removing the debris. As headway was made clearing the slide it only served to make room for more dirt, rock and slate to fall from the mountain side. It was necessary for all railroad traffic to use the west track between Sewell and MacDougal. A continuous open temporary telegraph office was established in the C. & O. passenger depot at Fayette. R. E. Jones was on the 7:00 a.m., until 3:00 p.m., shift. J. R. Sampson was on the 3:00 p.m., until 11:00 p.m., shift and I was on the 11:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., shift. The side track at Fayette was eqmpped with hand throw switches and in order to speed up the movement of trains meeting there, brakemen were employed to handle the switches. Two at the east end and two at the west end working twelve hour shifts each. The brakemen thus employed were: G. W. Kirkham, D. L. Richmond, O. V. Volt and C. B. Garton. I left Hinton on local passenger Train No. 5 April 12th., arriving at Fayette Station around 10:10 p.m. and went to work at 11:00 o'clock. It wasn't long until the office started getting very cold. There was no fire in the pot bellied stove and when l RAILROAD 'RECOLLECTIONS looked for coal, there was none to be found. The first train passing Fayette would be "The George Washington" passenger Train No. 2. Everyone knew that you shouldn't deliberately delay any of the first class passenger trains, the Fast Flying Virginian, the Sportsman or The George Washington. If I asked permission to get some coal off No. 2's engine I knew the answer would be no, and would be told to wait for a coal drag. The heavy coal drag would be on the ascending grade with trains waiting at Sewell for it to arrive and the train dispatcher wouldn't want to stop it either. I had train orders for The George Washington and decided to get a supply of coat offhis engine and keep it to myself. As No. 2 ground to a stdp and the fireman began shovelling off coal, Train Dispatcher Maurice Clark at Hinton was calling on the phone, "Fayette, where is No. 2?" I answered by saying, "I hear him coming down here."A good man was Maurice Clark who was later promoted to the position of'Chief Train Dispatcher at Hinton. As a young lad he lived with his parents at Alleghany, VA When I reported the train by Fayette Station to him, the extra time used was believed to be due to the train running against the current of traffic and no more questions were asked. The eastward track was out of service about five days and the train dispatchers at Hinton were very busy handling the heavy war time business meeting trains at Sewell, Fayette and MacDougal. Meadow Bridge Area ARH Auxiliary News Friendship Tree By Alvie Martin For the past 11 years every eligible Senior at Meadow Bridge HighSchoo] has regis'tered rtbVote. Today the state Legislature will recognize the School's sudcessful campaign. This year the accolades also extended to the U S. Senate which will honor the students during a trip to the U S. Capital in April. The tradition of registering 100% of Seniors dates back to Sen. Joe Manchin's tenure as Secretary of State. His sharing History and Reaching Every Student Shares Program promoted democracy in school and registered 42,000 high school students to vote. I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of Danny By Minnie Vandall, ,, Auxiliary President - ' The Friendship Tree in the lobb of Smnmers County ARH Hospital was decorated with hearts for the montb of February. the following persons names were written on the hearts in their memory. Danny Burdette, Ilene Edwards, Cleatus Gwinn, Robert Patrick, Theresa Patrick, Ovid Graham, Mattie Graham, Pansy Seldomridge, C. H Seldomridge, Marie Jackson, Russell Pierce, Jim Wingfield, Mamie Wingfield, Bob Wingfield, Bill Helton, Kat Helton, William Helton, Irvin Maddy, Norma June Allen, Bill Thomas, Penny Ramsey, Anyone Wishing to have names on the tree to-honor a brthday, ann:iversary, or m memory eta loved- one may do so by stopping in at the auxiliary gift shop and paying $1.00 per name. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Meet at Ascension Episcopal Church, Corner 5th. Ave. and Temple Street, Hinton, Gpen Meeting, Tuesday, 8 p.m. Open Book Study Thursday 8 p.m. and Open Meeting, Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday Women's only meeting at 3:00 (open book study/open Discussion. Just/Ask. RENTAL START RIGHT. START HERE. Railroad Ave., Alderson, WV CALL: 304-445-2920 www.Truevahe.conghomecenter Interior Painting / Limited Exterior / Pressure Washing ... Quality Work : jiiii{ Reasonable Rates il (304) 466-3443  i]ili]i 673-0216 cell : Rhonda Allen SNOW PLOW SERVICE ' *Will plow snow fro driveways, parking lots add roads in Hinton/Summers County & Surrounding areas. *Salting services also available on sphalt & 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 Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center S nOW nurg for The foIlo,vlng oosihons aria shiffs: Certified Nursing Assistants Futr-time/Port-fime evenincj shift Licensed Practical Nurses PBi'4 ve vo,ue The oassion ext3eri- ence aria commtmenr of our " employees ond offer o competi- tive solorv with offordable benefits. Paid orofessional fees 401  etire- rT'elqT OIQQ. welffles:, rlo yam ona Rq ucrl mole! Pleose aDolv in Dersor/ 0[: Summers Nursing & Rehbilifotion Cenler John COOK Nursing Home Rd. Hinlo,n. WV 25951 Phone: (304) 466-0332 EOE M/F/V/H Drug Free Employer Sears of Lockbridge, and the family of Judith Anp Gore of Hinton. She was a good fiend of mine. 'May the Lord Bless you all. If you have a birthday in March Happy Birthday to You. Cecil Patrick, Steve Jones, Milton Foster, Willie C. Hawkins, Linnie B. Hawkins, Henry Noel, Dickie Noel,. Blub Westmoreland, Estel Richmond, Bertha Richmond, and Flora Cyrus. Call Toll Free 1-800-333-5051. Has Opportunities Available for Friendly, Professional Individuals to-Join Our Team! Sales Manager s / Inventory Clerk "' nting / Bookkeeping //j] ervice Technician Please respond: .by emaii to or to P. O. 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