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10 - Hinton News Tues. March 20, 2012 From Page New River Gorge Weekend Event Friday, April 27, 2012 Wildflower Wonders: Seek & Enjoy! 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., auditorium at Tamarack in Beckley, WV. Spring i~, Appalachia is a wonder to. exper!ence! See the great diversity of wildflowers and ways to capture such beauty, yet leave nature in place. Blooms of Glade Creek 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Glade Creek trailhead on Glade Creek Access Road in New River Gorge National River near Prince, WV. Explore the blooms and buds on this 2.0 mile leisurely stroll along Glade Creek, a beautiful mountain stream. Wildflower ID 101: Basics of Field Guide Skills 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park in Clifftop, WV. Bring your thvorite wild flower field guide (or use one of ours) for a close-up look at spring blossoms on this easy walk. Useful Blooms: Not Just a Pretty Face 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., lodge lobby at Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted, WV. Take another look at wildflowers in this talk about the edible and medicinal uses of plants. Saturd ay, April 28, 2012 Early Birding at Grandview 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Grandview - Shelter #4 at New River Gorge National River in Grandview, WV. Bring your binoculars and get an early start with the local neighbors - birds. Hike Into Spring! 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Grandview Shelter #4. New River Gorge National River in Grandview, WV. Join naturalists on a leisurely 2.5- mile hike from Grandview down to the New River, finding wildflowers along the way. Be prepared for Some steep terrain as we travel down an old dirt road A free return shuttle will be provided. Reservations requested by April 24; call 304-466- 0417. Youth Art in the Parks: Fun Art fbr Kids 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Grandview - Cliffside Amphitheatre, New River Gorge National River in Grandview, WV. Wildflowers won't be the only splash of color this weekend. Kids and parents, celebrate nature through fun art projects. Sunday, April 29, 2012 Spring Birding at Babcock 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Glade Creek~Grist Mill, Babcock Sta~e Park in Clifftop, WV. Stroll the diverse habitats of Babcock in search of the region's more secretive beauties--birds. Falls & Flowers: the Nature of Brush Creek 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., nature center at Pipestem Resort State Park in Pipestem, WV. Enjoy beautiful waterfalls and blooms along Brush Creek on this easy 2.5 mile round trip walk. Meet at the nature center to car caravan to the trailhead. Youth Arts in the Parks: Fun Art for Kids 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Canyon Rim Visitor Center,-New River Gorge National River in Lansing, W~. Wildflowers won't be the only splash of color this weekend. Kids and parents, celebrate nature through funart projects. Wildflower Stroll 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., lodge lobby at Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted, WV. Take a moderate stroll to see what grows at Hawks Nest on this 1.0 mile wildflower scavenger hunt for all ages. Sandstone Visitor Center (304~ 466-0417, Canyon Rim Visitor Center (30a) 466-0417, or visit SAFE DRIVING COURSE A.A.R.P Safe Driving Course will be held at the Summers County Senior Center on April 3. This course may help on a premium deduction on your insurance. To pre-register call (304) 466-4019 and ask for Rose Moten by March 19. MEETING CHANGED The Hinton City Council meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22, instead of Tuesday, March 20th. Meeting starts at 7:00. BARN CALENDARS The Library still has a few 2012 Barn Calendars available for sale, which are now $6.00. Please stop by to purchase them while they last. Thank you. MEET THE CANDIDATE NIGHT Mark you calendar for Saturday evening March 24, from 4 to 7. The Hilldale-Talcott Ruritan Club will be having a meet your candidate night and bean supper at the Club Building in Hilldale. A wonderful home cooked meal of 2 kinds of beans, potato~es, greens, cole slaw, " cornbread, deserts and drinks for only $8.00. Everyone welcomed. Candidates will speak at 6. See you there! NURSING CLASS Summers County School of Practical Nursing is accepting " applications for the 2012 - 2013 Class. Obtain an application by calling 304-466-6040 ext. 3~5 or visiting the Summers Co~anty Schools website at http:// wwwedlinnepages/summerscounty schools CANCER SOCIETY MEETING A meeting for American Cancer Society will be held Tuesday, March 27 at Chestnut Revival Coffee/Tea House, 401 Summers St., Hinton at 6:00 p.m. Summers County residences, are urged to attend and help plan upcoming events in the months ahead for 2012. If you have any questions, contact Johnny Jones before 7:00 p.m. at 304-309-4039. COMMUNITY LUNCHEON First Presbyterian Church (corner 3rd Ave. and Ballengee St.) is having a Community Luncheon on Saturday, March 24 at noon. Everyone is welcome! SPEICAL MEETING River Valley Baptist Church will be having special meetings (April 1 thru April 4), beginning Sunday Evening at 6 p.m. and Monday thru Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Evangelist Bobby Brown wilt be preaching each evenmg. The church is located 8 miles South of Hinton on Highway 12. If you have any questions, please call Pastor J. P. Mays at 304-384-7855. Nursery will be provided each service for your convenience. We invite you to come and be with us each evening. MEET YOUR CANDIDATE Meet your candidate day will be held at the Summers County Senior Center on April 24 and 26 starting at 9:00 a.m. SUNRISE SERVICE Sunrise serwce will be held at Freedom Baptist Church April 8 at 7:00 a.m. Breakfast will be served, followed with Sunday School at 9:00 and worship service at 10:00 a.m. Time change for Easter Sunday only. There will be no evening services. FIRST AID CLASS There will be a class in First Aid for people who need certification for jobs or people who just want to know first aid on Thursday, March 22 starting at 1 p.m. at Ascension Episcopal Church. Cost of the class is $15 and you must pre-register for the class, as class size is limited. To register call Nancy at 304-466-0082 and leave a message. The class will teach the American Heart Association guidelines for first aid and people who successfully complete the class will receive a first aid card. Ascension Church is located across from the middle school in Hinton at Temple and 5tb Ave. The class will last 3 to 4 hours. CPR CLASS There will be a CPR class on Thursday, March 22 starting 10 a.m. at Ascension Episcopal Church. Cost of the class is $10. You must pre- register by calling Nancy at 466- 0082 and leave a message. Class size is limited. The class will teach American Heart Association guidelines for adult, child and infant CPR and Heimlich maneuver. Those successfully completing the course will receive a CPR card. The church is located at the cornet' of Temple and Fifth Ave. across from the middle school. Wear comfortable clothing. DANCE Forest Hill Fire Department is holding "Dance with me night" at the station on March 24 at 5 p.m. where you can dance away the evening and get a chance to dance with someone from Summers County Emergency services! Admission will be a donation of $5 per person or $8 for a couple, High school students $4. We will also have deals for large groups. Dance with emergency services person $2 extra. For more info contact FHFD PIO Rebecca Stalnaker at 304-646-2139 or email us at foresthillvolfiredept@ LAND JUDGING & HOME SITE EVALUATION CONTEST PLANNED The Greenbrier Valley and Southern Conservation District's will host their annual Land Judging & Home Sit e Evalu ation Contest on Wednesday, May 2, at the USDA- NRCS Plan~ Materials Center m Alderson. All area FFA, 4H groups and Envirothon teams are encouraged to participate. The contest will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. There will be four land judging fields or pits and two home site fields during the twenty minute judging period. All groups are invited to bring at least two teams of tbur members each. Awards will be presented to the top scoring teams. For registration form, or additional intbrmadon about the contest, please contact the GVCD at 654-6173 or the SCD at 253-0261. Forms must be received by April 5. SIGN UPS Hinton Little League Sign - Ups will be held on March 24th and 31st. Sign-u ps will be conducted at the Little League Park concession stand from 12-4 p.m. Returning players fbr all divisions must register. Registration is tbr all divisions of baseball and softball ages 4-18. Fee $25.00 ($20.00 for each additional sibling). Anyone interested in coaching must register at these times als0. It' your business or organization is interested in sponsoring a team please let us know. Contact Jeff Davis 304-673-7321 for more inib. BAG SALE Loaves and Fishes is having a $6 Bag Sale. Come see our new Spring Stock. NOTE NEW LOCATION All Republicans are invited to attend this month's Summers County Republican Executive Committee meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the old Armory/Feed Store on WV 3, quarter mile east of the Summers County ARH hospital. It will be 8: pot luck dinner, so if you can, bring a dish, dessert or drinks, but most of all bring yourself. Discussmns will include our Lincoln Day Dinner and the 201~ elections. See you there. FAMILY NIGHT Saturday, March 24 there will be a Community Family Night al Miller Memorial UMC, Bellepoint: Hinton. Complete Spaghetti Dinne.I from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Movie "Courageous" at 7 p.m. Come dine with us and see the movie. Donations Accepted. EARLY/ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION Early voting will be conducted in the County Clerk's Office at the Courthouse during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. ~o 4:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, April 25, until Saturday, May 5. Saturday, April 28 and Saturday, May 5, the hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last day to vote an early ballot will be Saturday, May 5. Any registered voter can vote during this Early Voting time. If you have any questions call Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk at 466-7104. Applications for mail in Absentee Voting will be accepted only until May 2, and must be in the office on this date. An application must be filed with the County Clerk and then the Absentee ballot will be sent to the applicant who meets the requirements. EASTER PROGRAM Come and celebrate Easter with us at Upland Baptist Church on Saturday evening, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome to come and enjoy an evening of praise given by the children. HEALTH DEPARTMENT March Schedule March 27th. - Food School at a.m. and 2 p.m. Please Come 15-2( minutes early to register. Mondays and Wednesday are om nursing service days. Open 8-12 ant 1-4. Call 304-466-3388 for an3 questions. Listen onfine or on your radio! radio .cam Featuring Today in Hinton with Gayle Rancer M-F 9 AM and repeated at 7 PM 1380 Call 304-466-1380 to advertise! Coming soon to the Ritz Theatre! - Lorax March 30, 31 & April 1 COURTHOUSE SC UARE HINTON WEST VIRGINIA lhe Cinema & Performing Arts I layi. Tllis 1 /eeKend! INN ON COURTHOUSE SQUARE "A superb blend of historic charm with defigh tful accommodations:' Reservations highly recommended! "The Conductor" Gourmet Sandwich Tuna and provolone heated on sub-roll with sweet pickle, tomato, and lettuce Small Town Elegance Luxury Suites & Meeting Rooms 5-Stars @@@@@ Overnight & Extended Stay Catering available! Reserve nowI. The Guest House Courtyard, Veranda & Magnolia Room for parties, receptions, meetings and special events. View Photo's Online! Call 304-466-8100 for reservations! Fill Your Easter Basket New Merchandise! Jelly Belly candies, wind-up chicks & bunnies, and vinatge games & toys for kids & grown-ups! Gift Cards available! Every Day at the Corner of 2nd Avenue & Ballengee in the Hinton Historic District 304-466-6626 Sunday & Monday 11 AM to4 PM Tuesday through Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM American Express - Mastercard - Visa - Discover Playing March 23, 24 & 25 4 PM Sat-Sun $4! 7 PM Fri-Sat Only $5 Senior & Student $6 Adult