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School Choice Coalitions Unite Americans Of All Backgrounds by Andrew Campanella (NAPSI The holidays are over and many of us are hunkering down to wait out the rest of the winter. Tens of mil-. lions of students across,the country will be celebrating their educational options from January 22 through 28--tradi= tional public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, on- line academies, and home education. It's National School Choice Week, and with more than 21,000 events going on nationwide, it's clear there's a lot to celebrate. Space is limited and spots will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis. Contact Cheryl Kula at creek}rivbdJ[~baail.com to register for this event." ~' He workshop covers the prT~ctical Reed for detail in the creati~li:Of c&avincing writing. In this activity,' :Mr. Harshman will use personal examples, diagrams, and student response to illustrate the movement from generality to detail. Prior to beginni~l~ ~tile" ~ehtral ~riti~ng activity of tlie Workshop, he will briefly describe free-writing (also called pre-writing). Here he will not only describe the basic procedures, but also provide a background of this activity's utility. The centerpiece of the workshop will be a written exploration of scars (metaphor may be changed depending upon the nature of the participants) allowing students to use not only their previous discussion of detail and free writing, but also to draw upon their memoi'ies and senses in the creation of a short story or reminiscence. Before the conclusion of the workshop, Mr. Harshman will also illustrate how the revision process rlous can be brought to bear upon the subsequent shaping of this day's writing. 6 p.m. at the Magnolia Room beside the Guest House Inn, 419 Second Avenue, Hinton, WV. This event is free, but registration is required since space is limited. Email creek2rivert0?grnail.com. This workshop is sponsored in part by the City of Hinton and the Jones Writing Fund through the Hinton Area Foundation. Donations can be made to this and future writing events at http:// hintonareafoundation.org/. Tues. March 7, 2017 Hinton News - 7 Alderson Girl Scout Troop 2897 Alderson Girl Scout Troop 2897 in front of their "mini 24/7 outside food pantry". From left to rig ht: Laiha Young, Jaycee Taylor, Kaylea Terry, and Kailee Short. Not pictured: Hannah Patterson. School choice is popular with fam- ilies of all kinds across the country. While some are celebrating the ed- ucation choices they've been able to make, others are rallying to push for more choices where options are limited for parents. School choice coalitions in nearly 30 states will host large events with hun- dreds or thousands of attendees. Iowa Gay. Terry Branstad, Nevada Sen. Scott Hammond, Emmy Award-winning former news anchor Campbell Brown and others will give keynote dddresses m places as far away as Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Ne- braska, Rhode Island, Mississippi and Wyoming. How can one cause unite single par- ents and governors, urban and rural families in red and blue states with high and low incomes? It's easy to get behind school choice because it's easy to get behind quality education fm every child. School choice programs gwe parents more choices so lners Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is furious that 22,800 retired miners are receiving letters today letting them know that their healthcare benefits will be terminated at the end of April and is calling on Congress to act immediately to prevent this devastating failure. "Our retired miners' healthcare and pension benefits are in jeopardy yet again as the Senate fails to act," Senator Manchin said. "Since the passage of a four-month extension of this deadhne to April, I have been working with everyone and from every angle in order to prevent our miners from losing their healthcare and retirement benefits. it is far from over. Everyone who has joined me in this journey understands that fighting for working people is what we were sent here to do. I am doing this for all of the retired miners who continue to walk the halls Of Congress and fight for what is rightfully theirs. When only a four-month extension passed in December, I promised them that this body will not abandon them. We will keep working to find a solution that is worthy of them. I refuse to let them down." Read the letter that retired miners received below: Miners Act, which provided for the transfer of federal funds to the Plan to cover the health care benefits you receive through April 30, 2017. The Plan cautioned that further Congressional action would be necessary in order for the Plan to provide health care coverage to you after April 30. At this time, Congress has not taken the action needed to continue your benefits. Unless Congress acts before the end of April, the 1993 Benefit Plan will not be able to provide you with the health benefits that you have been receiving from the 1993 Plan, and those benefits will terminate effective May 1, One of the members of the Alderson Girl Scout troop 2897 put it like this: "People still don't have that much after the flood and we wanted to help." And helping is what they are doing. On Friday evening, February 24, members of the troop gathered beside the old Police Department/Ashland, Station in Alderson to stock a mini food pantry. Scout Leader Jennifer Sams said, contacting Ms. Sums at 304-647- 8485. The girls in this troop include Kailee Short whose parents are Maggie and Daryll Short; Jaycee Taylor whose parents are Dana Taylor and Richie Massey; Kaylea Terry whose parents are Shawn and Jessica Terry; and Laiha Young whose mother is Jennifer Sums. Not present was Hannah Patterson they can find a school that fits their chil- But, once again, they are facing The UMWA 1993 Benefit Plan 2017. "This is for anyone who has a need." whose parents are Alan and Ruth dre.n's individual needs. School choice a deadline ,that puts their whole notified you in December 2016 that In addition, your' Funds' Health The mini 24/7 outside food pantry Patterson. They are workingto earn P g hvehhood at risk th puts arents m char e because no was filled with cans of sou and .......... -- , .,- " " " e U.S. Congress had passed the Service Card will no longer be " p their silver star. DOOy Knows the KIOS oetter or loves me .... . ood as well as some warm r aid Kids ......... more man melrparents ..... This has been a long fight and ContinuingHealth Benefitsfor valid other ft .. . Mayor Travis Copenhave s " , .................. gloves and even toothbrushes. "The compassion shown by the girls vvnue K1OS tram umerent iamlues, - . . . . , different states.and different income ~r~-||rAl=~| ll tM: 9. I it T, CC Donatmns of supphes came from lnthmtroopmwonderful. Theysaw levels may have ]ifferent needs and ~-~--'~P~J,~-~J] ]]lk,~[~[~ ~L IL'~l,,~ ADDICTION SCREENINGS many sources including Cheryl aneedandworked~tqme,etit. They ooals the~ all have rmrent who t. ..... " -, Narconon carl laelp you take step~l*~y~or, Cynthia Stacks, ~iti~ty"'~:~ire ex~effe~texamples'~f~0w'young ~]~eid' love th~em Oi dtci ~ '7"~cboveJreolm~a'ddi~~' ~!enthorn, ~and Cliff ~[~son .... eo 16 ean~e u and do s~mothin for them. And that s sor~ething we can (NAPS)--While runny families- are " ~' .....~' ~ Call today for fi'ee' s~mgs or Affdxtmnal donations can be made by important. They have my thankS." all celebrate, considering area schools'for their chil- mr.:: rewferrals.. 1-800-431-1754. 2b learn more about events near you dren, an increasing number of families and educational options in your state, are opting to homeschool their children. visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com. Since its rebirth in the 1970s, home- schooling has rapidly grown. Currently, more than 2.3 milfion students are in- volved in K-12 home education. More :~,i:,ii than 2,000 homeschoul groups :across the country are participating in Nation- al School Choice Week 2017 this week, l ~~ highlighting an educational option that has been effective for their children and families. Why is homeschooling becoming so popular? Many parents say they like ~~:~ being ab~le to customize their children's ~'-= ,. ~j, :., education in pace and Curriculum and achieve~aore academically. The freedom and flexibility that In order to raise money for the con- struction of the actual statue, the right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty were on display in Madison Square Park in New York City between 1876 and 1882. Notice BOOK FOR SALE A book the founding and history of Marthas Chapel Church is now available for sale. For information call Dean Bennett: 304-466-1402. JOHN HENRY DAYS The John Henry Days Committee will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month. The meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M.in the basement of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Talcott. Everyone is invited to attend. Volunteers are always needed! Next meeting date is March 16. homeschool students experience allow them to progress academically at their own pace, t~l~ing 6th grade math and 5th grade re~ding in the same year, for example, oi" Working th~;ougfi part of the summer to catch up or move ahead. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, and the 'advantages speak for themselves. On standardized tests, homeschool_ students typically score in percentiles 15 to 30 points above their peers in public school, and they routine- ly score higher than average on college admissions tests like the ACT and SAT. 'tAll parents ~}arii~ t0 provide the best education for their Children, and for many families, that means homeschool- ing" said Andrew Campanella, presi- dent of National School Choice Week. "The time management and academic ACCEPTING DONATIONS Hinton Area Foundation Accepting Flood Relief Donations. For those asking how they can help those affected by the flooding in Summers County (100% goes to the needs of local citizens), HintonArea Foundation accepts tax deductible donations online via PayPal or credit card at http'J/hintonareafoundation. org or checks can be mailed to Hinton Area Foundation, PO Box 217, Hinton, WV 25951. Please note NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! 2016 Flood Victims whea:$ou::m0ke your donation. ~': ..... ..... If you have questions, please call the HAF Office at 304-466-5332, contact Deborah Clark, president at deborah.clark@suddenlink.net or get in touch with any HAF board member. For many parents, when it comes to a quality education for their chil- dren, there's no place like home. initiative that many homeschoolers de- velop set them up very well for further education and a career:' Homeschool students participate in a variety of social activities, with their homeschool groups, churches, scouts, 4-H, sports teams, and art or music programs. While homeschooling may seem like a daunting project for families just beginning to explore their options, it doesn't have to be. More experienced homeschool parents and homeschool group leaders are usually eager to help new parents find the resources they need. For more information about Na- tional School Choice Week events in the area, including homeschool events, visit www.schoolchoiceweek.com. 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