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Bluegrass concertto Lewisburg Chocolate Festival Continues To Grow Tues. March 21, 2017 Hinton News -5 Lewisburg, W.Va. - The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine's (WVSOM) Alumni Association will feature a bluegrass concert that will raise money to benefit the student scholarship fund. The event, which will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 24, at the Conference Center located in the WVSOM Student Center. The concert's main performer will be Donna Ulisse, of Nashville, Tenn., who was named the International Bluegrass MusicAssociation (IMBA) 2016 songwriter of the year. She will perform with The Poor Mountain Boys. An appearance by Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys will also entertain the audience. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For advanced tickets, call 304 647-6373 or email vkeleher@osteo.wvsom.edu. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.wvsom.edu/Alumni/ 2017-concert#overlay context=Alumni/Alumni-benefit- concert. WVSOM is a national leader in educating osteopathic physicians for primary care medicine in rural areas. Visit WVSOM online at www.wvsom.edu. Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed. --Don Wood Eye On Hearth Latest Research Asks Patients (NAPS)--With more than 20 years of technological advancement, 16 mil- lion procedures and a higher than 95 percent patient satisfaction rate, finding room for improvement in LASIK vision correction is like hunting for a needle in a haystack. But recent news out of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers a new frontier in LASIK research, patient-reported data, with the potential to uncover new approaches to patient counseling, screening and research. Importantly, the researchers confirmed About Life After LASIK New research uses patient-reporte~ data to better understand the LASII surgery experience. The llth annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival will take place on Saturday, April 8th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia . This festival, which has chocolate vendors in more than 30 restaurants and shops, isa fundraiser for the United Way of Greenbrier Valley. The festival is known for its tasting extravaganza of more than 30,000 chocolate - themed tasting, professional chef demonstrations, chocolate displays, a chocolate mousse eating contest, 1 Ok run and fun walk, and various children's activities. Last year, approximately 7,000 people attended the event, and this year that number is expected to increase. The event committee, which includes Lewisburg Mayor John Manchester, is preparing for a large turnout and doing a "no-snow" dance. Manchester said, "I always look forward to the Chocolate Festival because it kicks off a fun and event filled time in Lewisburg. I've already had a chat with Mother Nature and she said it's going to be a beautiful day. We hope you and your family will join us!" Tickets for the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival will go on sale Friday, February 17 at www.lewisburgchocolatefestiv al.com. Vendors interested in offering chocolate themed tastings or activities can apply by filling out this form: www.lewisburgchocolatef estival.com/be-a vendor/. 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 Charleston, WV - As part of the growing bipartisan consensus recognizing the need to address incarceration and'its lifetime of punishment- formerly incarcerated people, their families, and women from the newly opened long-term drug recovery center Recovery Point on Charleston's West Side will gather at the State Capitol for Day of Empathy and Second Chances starting at 9 a.m, Thursday March 16th in the Governor's Press Conference Room. They will be pushing to see legislation pass that eases burdens on people who are currently or formerly incarcerated, including SB 76 Second Chance for Employment Act, which passed the Senate last year but was blocked in the House, as well as HB 2380 which would "ban the box" on state job applications, and HB 2727 which would ensure people leaving prison on the right path. My parents are have a government issued ID. twelve years in recovery and Additionally citizens will be struggle every day to work speaking out against legislation that minimum wage jobs and still pay the increases the prison population like bills." SB 219 which puts strict mandatory SPONSORED BY: Covenant sentences for certain drug crimes, House, Heart of God Charleston, St. and speaking up for solutions to the John's Episcopal Church, Islamic cycles of poverty, incarceration, and Association of WV, American addiction. Immediately following the Friends Service Committee, press conference, attendees will Charleston Job Corp Center, HOPE deliver handmade signs and written CDC, WV Council of Churches, testimony to House Speaker Tim Tuesday Morning Group, WV Armstead, who has been opposed to Citizen Action Group, KISRA, WV Second Chance legislation in the Center on Budget and Policy, past. Kanawha County Public Defender One of the women from Recovery Office, Step By Step WV, Ms Groovys Point attending the Day of Empathy Kitchen, WV Sustainable Business and Second Chances, writes: "I don't Council, Appalachian Prison Book feel that people who make the effort Project, ACLU-WV, Race Matters to make changes in tl~eir lives WV, Black Lives Matter Solidarity should have to pay such a high price Ta~k Force. such as not being able to get a decent job so they can try to continue to live prmg that the procedure is a safe and effective organizations and businesses as well option for vision correction. The latest LASIK study mirrors tht as citizens for monetary donations Saturday, March 4 2017 about 200 people, cheered at the McQuade, Beth Nelson, Ben Vest Published in JAMA Ophthalmolo-findings of other recently published din to continue providing help to those Forty-two participants located 40 release of a young female bald eagle Sue Collins, Mel Waggy. Larry & Jim gT, "Satisfaction of Patients in the Pa- ical work. A recent review of more that in need in Our community. As news bald eagles(at eight sites along New by the Three Rivers Avian Center McGinnis Danny Sparks, David & tient-Rcported Outcomes with LASIK 4,400 LASIK clinical studies conductec (PROWL) Studies" gave LASIK patient between 2008 and 2015 found patien~ spreads of the help being provided, River and its tributaries in Monroe' of Brooks, WV. Ellen Reed Joseph Whelen Dave & participants a newly developed ques- are experiencing better visual outcomes requests are now outnumbering the Summers and Raleigh Counties in Bertha - Sharyn Ogden. Rodney Patty Schiffour. BAEA 11(1 adult 6 tionnaire before and after their LASIK than ever before. This vast data pool also Lions Club's ability to help. West Virginia). The breakdown for Davis. Ron Eggleston. Sandy & Todd 1st year 2 2nd year & 2 4th year). surgery to sec if more and more accu- showed the procedure has improved over Once a request is received, the the birds follows: 13 adults, 17 1st Fenstermacher. BAEA' 13(3 adults. Rt. 20 Overlook- Brian Hirt Betsy rate information about patient's vision, time and, with the advent of modern tech- individual's application is screened year birds. 7 2nd year birds and 3 7 1st year, 3 2nd year). Reeder, Bev & Chuck Wright Don LASIK surgery experience and results nology and techniques, is amongthe saf- to insure that other avenues of 4th year birds. Rt.-122 -Leigh & David Prince Sherman Douglas Sisung Dale could be obtained, est and most effective surgical procedures, assistance are pursued before the Four nests were monitoredDavid & Jim Shrewsbury. BAEA 2,(1 Porter, BrianWoodsKermitStover "What PROWL delivers is a new The LASIK scientific literature review also Lions Club provides help. during the day. Two had two eggs adult & 1.1st year). & Buddy Shaver. BAEA4(3 1st year systematic way ofgathering the patient's reports the global patient satisfaction rate Donations can be mailed to: Lions and two Were presumed to have eggs Bluestone State Park -- Jerry & 1 4th year-). subjective perceptions, which may have has increased to more than 98 percent. Club, Sight Assistance Program, based on the behavior of the adult Gladwell. BAEA 2(adults). Red Sulphur Springs - Rodney & valuable implications to improving In addition, a recent three-year study P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. birds ....... ,.Brool~s~ndOyerl~:Wendy& ~ Jul!e.Bragg:,BAEA2tadul~s).~[[,il ~] !: thesaiddeliverYKerry Solomon,f vision correction care;~M.D~ presi~'~aore satisfiedShwed that peoplewith theirWh hadvisionLASIKthan werecon_ .CheCkSHinton Lions'ShUldclub.be' made, . ,o.ut to: . Temperaetlres for'the dad)r~llagett '~~ Roff P6i;rJ~e;TM Sh~Iby~Chpman & Barger Springs ' Buck Price Via of the American Society of Cataract tact lens users, and that their satisfaction from 28-46'degrees, cloud cover 0- Lloyd Enoch. BAEA 4(2 adults & 2 Leigh Prince. BAEA 2(adults). and Refractive Surgery. "The potential stayed high over time, while the satisfac- TOPS 90% and winds out of the west at 0- 2nd year). *BAEA = bald eagle to expand our clinical understanding of LASIK with patient-reported data is very exciting. We anticipate the ongoing use of the questionnaire will provide im- portant insights that can improve what is already a fantastic vision correction option." Not surprisingly, patient satisfaction with LASIK remains extraordinarily high, with up to 98 percent of study par- ticipants reporting being satisfied with the procedure. The study also found ap- proximately 40 percent Of a small subset of participants--those who reported having no symptoms prior to LASIK (25 percent of all study participants)--re- ported new visual symptoms including dry eye, glare, halos, starbursts or ghost- ing following LASIK. However, most participants saw a decrease in symp- toms and fewer than 1 percent of par- ticipants reported symptoms interfered with their daily activities. tion rate of contact lens users declined. "For people weighing their vision correction options, these studies are fantastic news. These results really prove there has never been a better time to have LASIK. With the modern technol- obn/ and techniques, the visual outcomes with LASIK are superb;' said Dr. Solo- mon. '~,s with any procedure, there is a healing process with LASIK that can take up to a year. Becoming an informed patient and having a frank conversation with your surgeon about what to expect during and after LASIK are essential to having a good experience and result." LASIK is a clinically proven safe and effective option for vision correction for those who are good candidates for the procedure. Resources for people look- ing into their vision correction options include the American Refractive Sur- gery Council (www.americanrefractive surgerycouncil.org/blog). Four Tips For Enjoying Your Backyard Year-Round (NAPS)--Here's cool news: You can create an outdoor area that you, your family and friends can spend time in at just about any time of year. Get your yard ready with these four tips and you can defy the changing seasons. 1. For a warm welcome, build a fire pit or fireplace. A fire pit or fireplace can be a beautiful focal point in any yard and you can take advantage of its warmth and glow throughout the year. Set up your space with benches that double as storage and have blankets ready for guests as the weather gets cooler. 2. Create a private oasis. Creating a wall using a decorative fence, a divider of shrubs, or a structural enclosure not only provides a sense of privacy, it's a great way to block chilly winds in the winter and offer shade in the summer. Take advantage of natural shade from nearby trees or bring in an umbrella de- pending on your space. This will make for a sense of coziness and comfort. 3. Visitors will be green with envy when you decorate with potted plants and evergreens. Shrubs and bushes with year-round greenery can Spruce up your space throughout the year and potted plants can be an easy way to add variety to your outdoor space. Place a few pots at the corners of your deck or patio to create borders and swap out with seasonal plants--pansies and cro- cuses in spring, daisies in summer and mums in autumn--for a changing color palette. 4. It's a bright idea to illuminate your space. One of the easiest ways to make your backyard more accessible year-round is making sure you can see at night. For a super bright bulb that ca~ l urn a dal k backyard into a well-lit For glowing reviews of your get- togethers, get your backyard the right lighting. area, consider the SYLVANIA ULTRA LED Night Chaser, available at Lowe's, Menards and Amazon. It delivers 2,400 lumens far and wide, excellent for hosting late-night summer basketball games, a twilight Halloween party, win- ter snowman making or hockey on a backyard rink. Another benefit is that you'll likely have to go up the ladder only once to install it since the bulb can last over 22 years. Learn More For further home design inspirations, check out SYLVANIA on Instagram, Twit- ter and Facebook and visit www.sylvania. corn to find facts on lighting. Tops (take offPounds Sensibly) is 9 mph. a very affordable, nonprofit, weight The loss support group. Meetings are held at the Miller Memorial Methodist Church basement, 109 Miller Ave. Every thursday evening. Weigh-in begins at 5:00 p,m. meeting starts at 5:30 pro. First meeting is free. Come join us or call 304-890-2112 or 304-466-3045. CALL ACWP If you see a dog in a neglectful or abusive situation please ACWP. If you see a stray dog on the road, especially one that you've never seen before, please calIACWP. If you have a litter of puppies and would like them to be placed in homes that are pre-approved as responsible pet owners than please call ACWP. The number is easy to remember 855- WV4-PETS. Mouth of the Bluestone day was topped off when Jim(compiler) & Judy Phillips; Julie New River Wood, 117 Fifth Ave., Hinton (Hinton Hardwoods building) is going out of business DONATIONS OF BOOKS Ascension Episcopal Church is in need of books for their Free Books For Kids program. We would appreciate any donation of books for children of all ages, from pre-school to high school. No text books please. We have served Summers County with this program since August of 1993, and have given over 20,000 books to children of all ages. All donations would be greatly appreciated. Call Jeanne Duvall at 304-466- 3358 for info t Woodworkers: We have a large variety of oak, cherry, walnut, spalted maple- full boards and shorts Gardeners: We have planters, window boxes and trellises Collectors: Solid wood furniture (oak, cherry, walnut, maple)sample items and general curiosities LAMP LAMP also offers free group and one-to-one tutoring by trained instructors and tutors to prepare adult learners to pass the West Virginia High School Equivalency test. Group evening classes are available from 4:00 - 8:00 pm in math on Tuesdays and Thursdays and reading and writing on Wednesdays. For more information, call Shalom at 304-466:4490 or visit us on the 3rd floor of the Library. We look forward to helping you reach your goals for a better life! SUMMERS COUNTY COMMISSION The Sumn~ers 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, April 12, 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. 9 AM to 12 noon, until ifs By appointment: 304-573-1932 We have to get rid of priced accordingly- don't unless want it! one Free Kindling II itis an offer