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6 - Hinton News Tues. March 7, 2017 CLOSED FOR WINTER The Campbell-Flannagan- Murrell House Museum at 422 Summers Street in Hinton has closed for the winter. We are delighted to open the Museum for visitors, school groups, reunion parties, or folks just looking for a peek at some local history. Call 304- 445-5769 to set up a date and time with our guide. We welcome all to experience Hinton's History through the lives of the families that lived in the House beginning in 1875. Call, email at cfm or message us on facebook. Our web site is cfm- MEDICAL EXPENSE Capito Urges Support for Violence Against Women Act Programs in President Trump's Federal Budget Request Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of senators, led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy, in a letter calling for the White House to prioritize programs that assist victims of sexual and domestic abuse. In the letter, the senators urge President Trump to support programs established by the Violence Against Women Act We write today to urge you to join us in supporting the programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) during the current year's budget process. Many of us have worked for decades to raise public awareness about sexual and domestic violence, improve services and resources for survivors, and improve the criminal justice system's response to crimes of domestic and sexual violence. Since its enactment in 1994, VAWA has helped states ACCOUNT A Medical Expense Account for Angle Cox has been established at First Century Bank. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. FRESH PECANS Ascension Church Annual Fresh Pecan (fall crop) sale now in progress. One pound shelled large pieces bags- $10.00, large halves- $10.50. Call Joyce Ritter- 304-466-1515 or Cleo Mathews 304-466-1135. MASONIC MEETINGS Hinton Masonic Lodge # 62 meets 1st. and 3rd. Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Construction of the Washington Monument was halted after it was about one-quarter of the way toward completion because the builders ran out of funds. When the project was restarted, the builders could no longer get the same stone. That's why about a quarter of the way up the monument, the color of the stone changes. (VAWA). VAWA was enacted in 1994 to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The law makes federal resources available for programs that assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking, including children, teenagers, the elderly, persons with disabilities and Native Americans. VAWA has been reauthorized by Congress and Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. encourage this Administration to again partner with Congress to champion critical VAWA programs aimed at preventing abuse, improving the law enforcement response to violence against women and children, and supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence," the senators said in the letter. "Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we support victims and survivors by investing in VAWA to ensure that service providers and law enforcement personnel are equipped with the necessary tools to protect victims and to bring perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence to justice." The letter is also signed by Senators Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.). Full text of letter follows: Dear Mr. President: oxybN Joseph Priestley is the discoverer of oxygen, but he was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1772 and received a medal from the Royal Society in 1773 for another discovery. Priestley invented carbonated soda water in 1767. ram ncourages an ur, ng During the month of March, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program is encouraging residents to start small in their goals for healthy eating habits "one forkful at a time" as part of National Nutrition Month. This year's theme, "Put Your Best Fork Forward," is intended to inspire people to begin with manageable changes, encouraging families to focus on healthful eating when planning meals to prepare at home or when making selections dining out. "WIC helps individuals implement these minor changes by bringing knowledge and experience to help participants balance their choices, and bringing sustainable solutions to improve their healthful decision-making," said Dr. Rahul Gupta, Bureau for Public Health Commissioner and State Health Officer. "It is important for individualized eating plans to include a variety of favorite and nutritious foods, and for residents to incorporate physical activity most days of the week." Throughout the year, the WIC Program strives to communicate healthy eating messages that emphasize a balance of food and beverages within an individual's energy needs, rather than focusing on any one specific food or meal. To this end,. improving overall well- being requires a lifelong commitment to healthful lifestyle behaviors, emphasizing lasting and enjoyable eating practices and daily physical activity. "This initiative is part of W1C's mission to promote a healthy start for West Virginia's children with a focus on the link between good nutrition and good health. Studies have shown that the WIC Program has played a significant role in improving birth outcomes and containing health care costs," said Gupta. "WIC has resulted in fewer premature births and infant deaths and greater likelihood of a woman receiving prenatal care." The West Virginia WIC Program serv~es approximately 41,000 women, infants and children as part of its mission to ol~timize health outcomes through food and nutrition education. For more information, visit httPY /ons and communities throughout the country make significant progress in meeting these goals, but there is still much work to be done; for example, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 22.3 percent of women and 14 percent of men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetimes. Congress and Presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama supportedthe reauthorization of VAWA on three occasions, evidencing a national, bipartisan commitment to supporting victims of sexual and domestic violence in their recovery. Congress also has appropriated significant resourcesto support the grant programs authorized under this landmark statute over the last two decades. We encourage this Administration to again partner with Congress to champion critical VAWA programs aimed at preventing abuse, improving the law enforcement response to violence against women and children, and supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Funding for these programs is critical to meeting the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The victims of these crimes can include children and teenagers, the others. State, tribal, and local governments, law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations, as well as colleges and universities rely on VAWA funding to facilitate these victims' recovery from the often life-shattering effects of domestic and sexual violence and prevent fur/her acts of violence. Community assistance programs across the country reportedly are experiencing severe budget shortfalls, forcing domestic violence shelters to close or reduce services. Rape crisis centers and domestic violence programs in multiple states report a shortage of funds and staff to assist victims in need of services, particularly in the areas of transitional housing, emergency shelters and legal representation. According to a 2015 survey by the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, over one-third of rape crisis centers have a waiting list for basic services. Finally, we urge you to support these key VAWA programs not only because they save lives but also because they are smart investments. VAWA programs have long- term positive impacts for victims of abuse and children who witness violence against family members. They also help stop the generational cycle of viSlence. Assistance funded through VAWA ensures emergency shelter, legal advocacy, and counseling for victims in the aftermath of abuse. Grants provide training and educational sessions for parents, teachers, law enforcement, and other professionals to prevent, identify, and respond to domestic and sexual violence. Mr. President, we hope that you will join in our efforts to secure continued, adequate funding levels for these proven cost-effective, life-saving programs. To this end, we encourage you to make VAWA HAE Girl Socuts the photo: L-R Hollee Harper, Kimberly Southern, Madison Cook, Chloe Cole, Cadence Knop, Brooke Ward, Haylie Williams, Cailyn Butler, Emma Carroll, Lori Angina, Baylee Bentley, Zylah Hartwell, Abigail Ward (guest), Saigin Sims, and Kaylee Cole; not pictured Gracie Harvey. e Summers County Girl Scouts celebrated World Thinking Day recently. This World Thinking Day Girl Scouts and Girl Guides are asked to explore, stretch, and take on new challenges-and celebrate what it means to be part of the global sisterhood. WTD has been celebrated since 1926. Out of 800 million girls in the world, 10 million girls from 146 countries are Girl Scouts or Girl Guides. Girls are specifically challenged to "Grow" this year to speak out on issues that affect young girls and young women along with fundraising. Over the next month our local Girl Scouts will continue to grow their coin tree by collecting additional coins for a service project.that will assist in the flood recovery. Girl Scouts are invited to attend a pool party at Pipestem Indoor Pool on Sun. March 26 from 1-3. Contact your troop leader to learn more details about this event and several other events that are planned for our local Girl Scouts through June. Cookie delivery is this week in Summers County. Contact any Girl Scout to get some delicious traditional GS cookies ($5) or try the new S'mores cookie(S4 box). E-mail us at A peaceful world depends upon better understanding and respect for each other in a spirit of brotherhood and adherence to ethical principles. If these are lost, civilization gradually disappears. Herman W. Steinkraus elderly, persons with disabilities, funding a priority in your proposed a;d Native women, among budget for fiscal year 2018. . 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SUMMERS COUNTY COMMISSION The Summers County Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Office at the Courthouse on the second Wednesday of each month. The session for March will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk before March 3, 2017 at 466-7104 if you have questions or if you have items for the agenda. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first American president to use a private polling service to advise him on both election strategy and public policy. COMMISSION MEETING The Summers County Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Office at the Courthouse on the second Wednesday of each month. The Session for March will be Wednesday, March 8. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk before March 8 at 466- 7104 if you have any questions or if you have items for the agenda. CANCER FUND FOR ANDREA LEIGH,ANN YANCY The latest update on Andrea's MRI. Showed Spots on her spine hips, and lungs. They are starting treatments, but due to the effects, she is unable to work leaving her without health insurance. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. A cancer fund account for Andrea has been set up at City National Bank and Donations would be greatly appreciated. A cancer fund account for Andrea has been set up at City National Bank and Donations can be accepted there. Thank you and God Bless. You may contact her room at 304- 578-1964. Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated t