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Appalachian Power provides the are encouraged to contact following messages for media use Appalachian Power's toll-free when discussing public safety customer service number to advise during ongoing restoration of our representatives of their electric service, situation. Due to the nature of Downed Power Lines restoration activity, Appalachian Never touch a downed utility cannot assure priority restoration wire, no matter how harmless it for life-support customers. Life- looks. It can be difficult to support customers are advised to distinguish between a power line take precautionary measures to and a cable or telephone line. All protect themselves in the event of a downed lines should be considered power loss. Contact relatives or energized and dangerous. And don't friends for assistance or temporary touch anything in contact with the accommodations in the event of a line, such as trees, fences or puddles prolonged outage. Keep emergency of water, since they can conduct phone numbers (physicians, electricity. Keep childrdn and pets hospitals, safety services, utilities) away from this potential hazard, posted near your telephone. Call Appalachian Power to report Interrupting Service Personnel any downed lines or equipment. Residents without power are Generators asked not to stop crew trucks as this If you use a portable or RV will only slow down repairs. generator, do not plug the generator Appalachian Power asks for your into your circuit box. Portable patience and understanding during generators "back feed" electricity up the restoration process. In many the line and risk the lives of repair areas, crews must rebuild workers and thepublic. Follow the significant portions of electric manufacturer's instructions facilities torestore power. carefully; and plug essential Outages During Very Cold or appliances directly into the Hot Weather generator. Appalachian Power asks Damaged ServiceEntrance customers affected by power Appalachian Power cannot outages, including those who must connect power to any home or leave their homes, to turn off all business where there is damage to lights and appliances, including the service entrance. The service heating or air conditioning systems. entrance is the area located 1) at the During periods of extremely hot or meter, 2) between the meter and the • cold weather, multiple heating or air home's electrical panel, or 3) the location where the cable connects to the home/business owner's, cable. Customers need to have a qualified electrician repair this damage before power can be restored to the home or business. Life Support/Health Concerns In the event of a major power interruption, life-support customers conditioning units all turning on at exactly the same moment can cause an overload situation, possibly causing power to go out again. Customers should be extra cautious in making sure nothing is left cooking on kitchen ranges. One light can be left on, so customers will know when power is restored. Hinton Area Elementary January Students of the Month Row 1 left to right: Joseph Donitzen, Laynie Jefferies, Kailie Sprague, James Lankford, Skylar Hartwell. Row 2 left to right: Damien Fullen, Samuel Sears, Addison Plufnley, Rhyan Eerenberg, Haley Ratliff, Azlee Fox, Allie Farley. ~,~,~ ~ ~ ..... N .... ~!~ ~ '!i ~;~,.~ The Black Ball Line in New York advertised in 1818 that it was the first shi pping company to offer reg- ularly scheduled service from the United States to England. It also pub- licized the idea that it was concerned with the comfort of its passengers. One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things. --Henry Miller LONG TERM RECOVERY COMMITTEE The Greater Summers Long Term Recovery Committee, our community volunteer flood relief group, will hold a public meeting at Ascension Church on Temple St. at 5th Ave., Hinton on Tuesday, March 7th at 4:30 p. m. While the disaster has faded for most of us the effects are still very much in the lives of many of our neighbors and friends. If you were a victim of the June 2016 flooding or would like to volunteer to assist individuals and families in Summers County affected by the flooding who still have unmet needs please join us. Our group was started by Summers County volunteers to pick up where FEMA left off and continue the recovery effort. FISH FRYS Lenton Fish Frys will be held at St. Patrick Church, comer of Temple Street and 2nd. Avenue in downtown Hinton. Fridays: March 24, Apri 17. Menu consists of Fried or Baked Tilapia, Potatoes au Gratin or Rice Pilaf, Cole Slaw, Roll, Drinks, Desert. "- Cost: Adults $12.00, Childen under 12 $6.00. Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. --Miriam Beard EOE M/F/D/V BE AN LPN IN ONE YEAR The Summers County School of Practical Nursing is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class beginning 10-2-2017. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Summers Co. Schools website at: nursing-program or by calling'the Summers Co School of Practical Nursing at 305-466-6040 ext 305. The program is a 12 month course accredited .by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. Classes begin on the 1st Monday in October and end the following September. Class and clinical sessions are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. tc 3:00 p.m. Twenty two students ar~ accepted into the program each year Discrimination is prohibited on th( basis of sex, race, color, religion disability, age, and national origin. On July 4, 1840, HMS Britannia left Liverpool, England with a cow on board to supply fresh milk to the passengers on the 14-day transat- lanti¢ crossing. Tues. March 7, 2017 Hinton News - 5 & DMAPS to Establish Grant Program to Combat Drug Epidemic Settlement Funds Will Be Available Soon Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and recovery services," Crouch the easing of regional jail costs for Secretary Bill J. Crouch of the West said. our counties. Virginia DepartmentofHealthand '~he ultimate goal isto use My thanks to DMAPS General Human Resources, and Secretary these funds to further combat the Counsel Thom Kirk and rest of Jeff Sandy of the West Virginia substance abuse epidemic, which in the state's legal team for the time Department of Military Affairs turn will provide an environment and effort that went into these and Public Safety, announced the that creat~s more positive outcomes settlements for the citizens of our establishment of a grant program for West Virginia's children and great state." to utilize the settlement monies families." The settlements resolve received from drug distributors. The MOU will be made public allegations that the defendant The two Secretaries are in the near future as the Cabinet companies failed to detect, report finalizing details of aMemorandum secretaries work to finalize the and stop the flood of suspicious of Understanding. (MOLT), as grant application process, prescription drug orders into the mandated by the court, which will 'WVest Virginia will significantly state. facilitate use of their department's enhance its enforcement, treatment The settlements also require share of the approximately $36 and prevention efforts through each distributor to comply with million in settlements paid to the the plan we are developing," said state law in reporting suspicious state. Secretary Sandy. orders. '~he funding from these "I also believe that the resultin The defendants denied any settlements will allow the West g benefits to public safety, through allegation of liability, with the Virginia Department of Healththe ongoing implementation of parties agreeing to settlements and Human Resources to continue community-based substanceto avoid the delay, expense, critical substance abuse initiatives abuse treatment services for the inconvenience and uncertainty of and expand prevention, treatment offender population, will include protracted litigation. An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he--for some reason--thinks it would be a good idea to give them. --Andy Warhol Never Too Late To (NAPS)--For many adults, passing a high school equivalency test (such as the GED" test) is the first step toward a better job, a college degree and a brighter future. Last year, adults in the U.S: who had a high school diploma or equivalent earned nearly $10,000 per year more than those without a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate was also lower for those who had a high school degree. Fin- ishing.high school is important, and free adult education classes are the best place to start. If you or someone you care about is thinking of finishing high school, there is more support than you may realize. You can find free test prep classes near you by entering your zip code at Finish YourDiploma.org. Free Classes Are Available Before taking a high school equiva- lency test, it's best to prepare by taking classes. In most areas, nonprofits and literacy centers offer free classes to help prepare for the official test. Each adult education center will work with new students to place them in the right class- es and' create a, custom learning plan.: Teachers and tutors in each program help students learn the material and sup- port them as they earn their diploma. Each test also offers at least one retake in case someone doesn't pass the first time. FinishYourDiploma.org provides more information on what to expect. Finish Your Diploma The Finish Your Diploma campaign, created by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the Ad Council, has helped more than 900,000 people find free adult education classes across Amer- ica since 2010. The support of family, friends and local centers can help in a big way. New PSAs celebrate hardwork- ing people and families who improved their education, highlighting how no one gets a diploma alone. '~.s people consid- Finish High School Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. --G.K. Chesterton Adults looking to complete their This is a weekly publication of the at 10:15 a.m. education may find support in some Summers County Council on Aging Friday, March 10,BBQ Chicken, surprising places, inc., 120 Second Ave., Hinton. Corn, GreenBeans, Sliced Peaches, Funded in part by the WV Bureau Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/ er finishing their diploma, the biggest of Senior ~ervices,AppaiachianArea Milk.Activity: Gospel singing, Bingo toChallengego forsupportCan be andSimplYhavingkn°wingthe courageWhere Agency on Aging, other grant and at 10:15 a.m. Shopping Trip to to take the,first step:' taysDenine Torr of local resources and donations. 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