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Forestry Seminar with Howard Green and WV DOF, Retired Forester, Leo Lester BARBARA TICKEL MURPHREE Mrs. Barbara Tickle Murphree, DENVER W. ABSHIRE age 70 of White Bluff, TN died Denver W. 'Diekie'Abshire, 77, of Friday March 8, 2019. Talcott went home to be with the Born in Hinton, West Virginia she Lord, Monday, March 11, 2019 at his was the daughter of the late, Donald home following a long illness, and Pauline Lucas Tickle and was Born February 22, 1942 at Taleott preceded in death by her brothers, he was a son of the late Denver W. Mike Lee Tickle and J. Russell and Marie Hodge Abshire and his Tickle. Barbara had worked as a stepfather Gene Sears. waitress at Carl's Perfect Pig, she Di~kie was a member of the also worked as a Realtor and was Rollyusburg Baptist Church. He was owner of Pro Go Delivery Business. a former employee of the Federal Survivors include her husband of Institute of Corrections in Alderson. 53 years, Tom Murphree of White Dickie loved fishing, playing music Bluff, TN; son, Scott Murphree with his guitar and spending time (Donna) of Burns, TN; daughter, with family and friends. Rhonda Allbert (Jammie) of White He was the last surviving Bluff, TN; sister, Becky McCoy of member of his immediate family. White Bluff, TN; 3 grandchildren, Dickie was precededin death by Matthew Murphree, Brandi his wife, VerniceAbshire. Campbell (Ray), Kayla Wooten Those left to cherish his memory (Brandon); 5 great grandchildren, include one daughter, Lisa Abshire Coby, Abby, Harley, Raylee, Addelyn; Stalnaker; one granddaughter, several nieces and nephews. Rebecca Stalnaker; one grandson, Visitation was held on Monday, Daniel P. Stalnaker, all of Talcott; March 11, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at one sister in law, Ruth Russell of Taylor Funeral Home, Dickson, TN. Hinton and one brother in law, Nell Services under the direction of Graham of St. Albans. Taylor Funeral Home, Diekson, TN A memorial service was held at (615) 446-2808. Taylorsincel 7:00 p.m Thursday, March 14, 2019 with Pastor Dana Stalnaker officiating. A gathering of family and friends was from 6:00 7:00 p.m. Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the Woodland Timber, properly to educate and inform farmers in the grown, harvested and treated, can District, how to maximize their crop, be beautiful, useful, and profitable sign up for a WV Division of Forestry for farmers with stands of timber on Management Plan, and save money their property, on their Real Estate Taxes, while The Southern Conservation conserving land, and helping the District wants farmers to know and environment, on which we all understand that their standing and depend. fallen timber is a crop that can add If you are interested, please value to their efforts in sustaining contact Marty Walker, AgEp their livelihood. Specialist, for all you Cost Sharing Please watch this paper for Farming Needs, at the District announcements of future seminars Office (304) 253-0261. DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents The West Virginia Department household size, whether or not the of Health and Human Resources household is responsible for paying (DHHR) today announced its home heating bill, and if a home applications for the Emergency heating emergency exists. Income Low Income Energy Assistance must be at, or below, 150 percent Program (LIEAP) will be accepted of the federal poverty guideline for beginning Monday, March 25, 2019, the household size. and ending Friday, March 29, 2019, The maximum allowable gross or until funds have been exhausted, income levels for Emergency LIEAP The federally funded program Fiscal Year 2019 are: assists eligible state residents who House Hold Size; Monthly ]lave a termination notice in paying Allowable Income their home heating bills. 1 Person - $1,518 InTight Labor Residents whose primary source 2 Person-$2,058 of heat is either gas or electricity 3 Person-$2,598 Market, Some must provide their shut-off notice 4 Person '$3,138 when applying for Emergency 5 Person - $3.678 Major Companies LIEA, Tho~e using other primary 6 Person- $4,218 oP heating sources or bulk fuel may 7 Person-$4,758 family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp to Dr Criminal qualify fbr assistance if their 8Person-S5,298 .corn !,~ -C4!ARLES ~I,]~I~TZ]~ ~$ * : heating fuel i~ at a law level,during ~ Check ' the~applicaticmperiod. :: : :. ~ Chai:lhs Howar~t~h~t~r, 67, 8f Tug Households thai received direct 9 Person - $5,838 : 10Person-$6;378~:~ . ::~ : .~,: For each additional person, add "payment of regular LIEAP benefits $540. must verify that the payment To apply, residents must go to was used for home heating by their local DHHR office for an in- submitting a current receipt with person interview with a DHHR the Emergency LIEAP application, worker. Clients must provide a copy Failure to submit verification of of their termination notice with the payment may result in a denial of application. A list of local offices the application, may be found at http://www.dhhr. Eligibility for Emergency HHR. LIEAP benefits is based on income, BCF.LocalOffices.pdf V.FoW MEETING V.F.W Casey Jones Post 450(3 meetings 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. monthly at Veterans Museum 419 Ballengee St. Hinton. Veterans Needed. Call 304-250-4152 or 304-573- 3550 fi)r more information. "The only way that we can live. "We can't be afraid of change. is if we grow. The only way that we You may feel very secure in the can grow is if we change. The only pond that you are in, but if you way that we can change is if we never venture out of it, you will learn. The only way we can learn is never know that there is such a if we are exposed. And the only way thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding that we can become exposed is if we onto something that is good for you throw ourselves out into the open. now, may be the very reason why Do it. Throw yourself." you don't have something better." C. JoyBell C. C. JoyBell C. Creek passed away Monday, M~ir6h " By Dan Heyman 11, 2019 at Summers County Leading U.S. companies and Appalachian Regional Hospitaltrade groups have committed to following a short illness, welcome more new hires with Born May 14, 1951 at Summers criminal backgrounds. These County he was a son of the late employers represent more than Thomas Pitzer and Willowvee Sears half the U.S. workforce. Pitzer Cyrus. Nearly 1-in-3 American adults Charles was a US Army Veteranmay have some kind of criminal serving during the Vietnam Conflict. record. But Johnny Taylor Jr He was a foreman for Asplundh. president and CEO at the Society Charles enjoyed gardening, his for Human Resource Management, animals and spending time with said employers are looking to access family and friends, the talent pool of more than a half- He was preceded in death by his million people re-entering society wife, Diane Pitzer and one brother, each year. James "Sambo" Pitzer. "And the person who is recently Those left to cherish his memory returning to society - who wants to include one son, Charles Pitzer Jr. stay out of jail, out of prison- has an and wife Lisa of Hinton; one opportunity to become a productive, daughter, Stacey Pitzer of Tug tax-paying citizen," Taylor said. "So Creek; one grandson whom he it is a win, win, win." reared, Tyler Pitzer of Tug Creek; Because people with jobs are far ten grandchildren, Kelli, Derek, less likely to return to prison, Taylor Joshua, Lindsey, Kaleigh, Gabriella, said taxpayers also could save the Abigail, Brooke and two expected tens of thousands of dollars each grandchildren; one brother, Basil year it costs to incarcerate a single Cyrus and wife Diana of Hinton; two person. Some employers have shied sisters, Vivian Cyrus of Bluefield away from hiring people with and Mary Vanwinkle and husband criminal backgrounds because of Jim of CA; a special aunt, Vivian concerns about increased liability Ashley and husband Jack of Hinton and work-related crimes. and several nieces, nephews and West Virginia lawmakers have cousins, taken several steps to help reformed Funeral services were held atnonviolent offenders get work, 12:00 p.m Saturday, March 16, including legislation just approved 2019 at the Ronald Meadows to make it easier to expunge Funeral Parlors Chapel with nonviolent criminal records. And Pastors Melvin and Eddie Wills Taylor said he's hopeful that the officiating. Burial followed in the pledge taken by IBM, Walmart, the Bragg Cemetery at Tug Creek. National Restaurant Association, Friends Called from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. National Retail Association and Friday at the funeral parlors. U.S. Chamber of Commerce will Family and friends served as convince more employers to give pallbearers, workers a second chance. Arrangements are by the Ronald "All of the research tells us Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. that the formerly incarcerated Condolences may be sent to the do not commit violent crimes, or family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp, more workplace-related crimes, corn than people who have no criminal background," he said. N O t i (~ e According to a recent poll, more than 80 percent of managers say Summers County Writers they value workers with criminal Group Meeting records as much as or more than The Summers County Writers workers with clean records. The Group has been meeting for a year overall incarceration rate in the and is still going strong. We have a U.S. is 700 per 100,000 people. kind, generous group of writers who In France, by comparison, just enjoy tackling the writing prompts, 100 people per 100,000 are in the sharing our pieces, and generally criminal justice system. improving our craft. We also have a group on Facebook with updates on meetings and writing prompts. The meetings for the next three months have been planned. If you want to improve your skills or just want to read some new stories, please feel free to join us. Other meetings are as follows: March 21 - "write about a childhood experience but put it in a different time period" In the Library- Austin Persinger Spring is the season of fresh starts, new beginnings, and longer, warmer days. 1 think it is safe to say that most everyone is excited that spring is just around the corner! l'd like to pause our conversation about information literacy to highlight some of the exciting opportunities and programs taking place in your public library. On March 20 from 10:00-1:00 Workforce West Virginia will be at the Library to help guide you to resources for finding a job, collecting unemployment benefits, labor market information, resources for veterans, and news about employment. Additionally our Adult Education Department on the third floor of the Library is available to help with job applications, resume building, and employment and educational resources. We also have classes for computer literacy and of course High School Equivalency classes and testing. For more information, please call us at 304-466- 4490. The Seed Library is once again open for business. While it may be a little early to put the seeds in the ground, it's a great time to plan your garden or get an early indoor start. We've got a variety of herb, flower, and vegetable seeds and of course, they are free to borrow for the season. Just stop by fill out our seed borrower sheet, take the seeds you need, and plant them. We hope that they produce wonderful produce for you this season. All we ask is that you try to harvest some of the seeds in the fall and return your harvested seed to us so we can keep the program growing. The Tea Party Book Club will be meeting Thursday, March 28 at 5 PM in the Library. They will be discussing the further misadventures of Amelia Bedelia. The children (and librarians) have really been enjoying this program. Please join us for good friends and good books. RSVP is not required, but it is appreciated to ensure we have enough books and treats for everyone. You can call 304-466-4490 to RSVP. April is shaping up to be a busy time in and out of the Library. We will be attending the Spring Fling Library Conference to learn how we can better serve our dear patrons and we'll be serving up some great programs in April: Thursday, April 18 @ 5PM - Trivia Night Thursday, April 25 @ 6PM - Join author Kirk Abner to discuss his book Flower Dog Man Tuesday, April 30 @ 5 PM - Tea Party Book Club For more information call, stop by, or check us out on Facebook while you're at Facebook like and follow the Friends of the Summers County Public Library. They make fun posts, keep up to date with happenings at the Library, and have fun fundraisers for the Library Tues, March 19, 2019 Hinton News - 3 COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Hinton Lions Club is asking for the Communities support in helping to provide those who need, eye examinations or eye glasses. The Hinton Lions have been providing assistance for over 18 years and are asking community organizations and businesses as well as citizens for monetary donations to continue providing help to those in need in our community. As news spreads of the help being provided, requests are now outnumbering the Lions Club's ability to help. Once a request is received, the individual's application is screened to insure that other avenues of assistance are pursued before the Lions Club provides help. Donations can be mailed to: Lions Club, Sight Assistance Program, P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. Checks should be made out to: Hinton Lions Club. CLASSIFIED ADS ONLY 35 a w0rd 12 N Thursday (The paper is responsible for only one Incorrect Insertion.) BUSINESS ADS ine 12 N Thursday All Summers County Veterans. There will be a Meet & Greet on Wednesday, March from 1 at rk': All Welcome. 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See "How To Get Into Print - Photographs" for more information on submitting photographs. The 14btt m New P 0 Drawer 1000 Hinton, WV 25951-1000