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8 - Hinton News Tues. March 21, 2017 It's time for spring cleaning in possible and even likely - just call the Greenbrier River Watershed! us at (304) 647-4792, and let us As we do every year, the know where you want to clean and Watershed Association is we will arrange for trash pick up partnering with Make-It-Shine to and getting you bags and gloves assist communities and to use. individuals in sprucing up for Remember, You cannot clean summer, up an Adopt-A-Highway or soley This year's date is Saturday, on private property. April1. So Pocahontas, Monroe, This year, clean-up wil take Greenbrier and Summers, get place at the Anthony Boat Launch your friends together and call us. are in Anthony, WV. from 10 a.m. We will also be posting details - 2 p.m. on our Facebook "Greenbrier If you live far from Lewisburg, Watershed." We hope to see you but still in the watershed - entirely on April 1. !/ Three Tips For Planning A Healthy Getaway (NAPS)--Staying active and traveling throughout life, accord- ing to the U.S. Travel Association, can actually help you age health- ier. To that end, here are three tips so you ca.'., plan a healthy vacation. 1. Make a commitment to get going. A change in surround- ings can be a great first step in encouraging yourself to get active. Summers County Historical Society to Meet The Summers County Historical Society will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 in the basement of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Please bring some suitable food and] or drink item. A business meeting will follow the meal All members are urged to attend and the public is invited to attend. Summers County Historical Society to Meet The Summers County Historical Society will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21 in the basement of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Please bring some suitable food and] or drink item. A business meeting will follow the meal All members are urged to attend and the public is invited to attend. FISH FRYS Lenten Fish Frys will be held at St. Patrick Church, corner of Temple Street and 2nd. Avenue in downtown Hinton. Fridays: March 24, Apri 17. Menu consists of Fried or Baked Tilapia, Potatoes au Gratin or Rice Pilaf, Cole Slaw, Roll, Drinks, Desert. Cost: Adults $12.00, Childen under 12 $6.00. 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, 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. BE AN LPN IN ONE YEAR The Summers County School of Practical Nursing is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class beginning 10-2-2017. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Summers Co. Schools website at: http://boe.summers.kl2.wv.us/l-p-n- nursing-program or by calling the Summers Co School of Practical Nursing at 305-466-6040 ext 305. The program is a 12 month course accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. Classes pe During The American Red Cross is recognizing the country's everyday heroes during Red Cross Month. March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 70 years. All of our presidents have' designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the countryand around the world. On Monday, March 6, 2017, Governor Jim Justice declared March as Red Cross month in West Virginia. "March is the perfect time to honor our Red Cross volunteers, blood donors and financial contributors who bring hope to people facing life's emergencies," said Erica Mani, Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross West Virginia Region. "During Red Cross Month, we thank them for their tremendous .support which provides us the opportunity to provide care and comfort." The Red Cross depends on local heroes to fulfill its mission. Every eight minutes, Red Cross disaster workers respond to a community disaster, providing shelter, food, emotional support and other necessities to those affected. It provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans , and their families at home and around the world. It must collect nearly 14,000 donations of blood every day to meet patient needs. It trains millions of people in first aid, water safety and~ other lifesaving skills. And it supports the vaccination of children around the globe against measles and rubella. In fiscal year 2016, the West Virginia Region of the American Red Cross assisted more than 2,700 families who experienced a disaster including home fires and flooding, assisted almost 800 military families, trained over 20,000 people in lifesaving skills and collected 19,000 units of blood. Through the Home Fire Campaign, the Red Cross and partners installed almost 6,000 smoke alarms and educated over 3,000 children in 3rd through 5th grade through the Pillowcase Project. Below are just a few of the ways that Red Cross volunteers have impacted West Virginians: Elizabeth and Roy Pruett, Disaster Action Team volunteers from Mercer County responded to a fire on September 6, 2016 in Princeton to help meet the family's immediate needs. The six people sleeping' in the home that night includbig a veteran with quadriplegia were awakened when a smoke alarm sounded. The smoke alarms in the home were installed in May 2016 as part of the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign by the Oakvale Fire Department and Red Cross volunteer Bow Baker. Roane County Red Cross volunteer, Woody Wilson has assisted a family who experienced a home fire months after being impacted the June 2016 flooding. Through his work as a Red Cross disaster action team member and as a Red Cross liaison on the Greater Roane County Long Term Recovery Committee he has been able to help the family as they recoverrom two devastating losses. Hundreds of volunteers answered the call in June 2016 when flooding ravaged communities throughout West Virginia. The volunteers assisted in providing over 2,000 overnight stays in shelters, distributed 200,000 meals and snacks, provided almost 134,000 relief supplies to families and conducted over 8,500 health service and mental health contacts with impacted residents. "It's easy to become a Red Cross community hero," said Mani. "Be ready for an emergency by creating a preparedness plan for your home. Test your smoke alarms and tell your neighbors to do the same. Or sign up to be a Red Cross volunteer or make a financial donation." More information about how people can support the organization visit redcross.org. The Red Cross is not a e government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross West Virginia Region will spotlighi volunteer opportunities throughout the month of March on Facebook (@ RedCrossWV) and Twitter (@ ARCWV) so you can learn how you can become a hero in your local community. our ea a re coml.n I orum When exploring a new destina- Whether you hop on s bike or begin onthe lst Monday in October tmn~.~0uumay~eeager to do more. walJ$~,a[o.qgl,t,be shp, relinei ;a an~!~ :the fo~g SeptembeJr,. ~,,~. ~ ~ ~ ; ~ ~* ,~t ~ ~ I~ ~ * ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1~ " *:~ :~ " -- Com~iit"~O-~ t'l:il~ this year, change in'pace and scenery can Class and clinicaI sessions are ' ManypebpleinSumm~rs'C0unty, , uninsured rate would nearly double. .and-replacele~slatmn wall affect Whether it s a short getaway or a~ have valuable physical and emo- Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to the state of West Virginia, and The CBO s analysis also reported Y , our health care coverage at a pubhc big family vacation, tional benefits. 3:00 p.m. Twenty two students are across the United States will be that low-income adul'ts would have forum on April 6 at 6:30 at the Use an app to track your steps as you sightsee and build healthy fun into the itinerary, perhaps hik- ing or watersports. Make it a group experience by bringing along friends and family. You'll encour- age each other to stay active and bond during the/)rocess. 2. Find the~ight place and thon, Half Marathon and 10K. You may even be able to take advan- tage of special event lodging deals. 3. Research health-friendly lodging options. Following a healthy routine isn't always easy on vacation. Frequent meals out and restaurant-sized portions can make it hard to eat well. Smaller room sizes can also leave little space to accommodate in-home exercise routines. Look for larger accommoda- tions with homelike amenities, such as vacation rental homes and condos. Many offer multiple bed- rooms, so you won't wake up the rest of the family with your morn- ing stretches. Some even offer gyms for more involved workouts. Most vacation rentals also provide fully equipped kitchens. By stock- ing the kitchen with your own snacks and healthier meal op- tions, you can avoid having to eat out multiple times a day. To start your planning, you can visit www.WyndhamVacation Rentals.corn for deals on vacation rental homes in some of the coun- try's best beach and mountain spots. activities. Health-minded travel doesn't mean planning a trip you won't enjoy. Focus on what you like to do and the settings that motivate you. If you prefer mountain views, visit one of the country's scenic ranges, such as the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. The national park there offers lots of trails and rewarding rest spots. If you'd rather soak up the sun and sand, visit a popular beach spot, such as Myrtle Beach or Charleston's Islands in South Carolina. Explore all your options. There are many ways to get active, from beach yoga and golf to horseback riding and mountain biking. If you want a goal to train for, some des- tinations host marathons and races; for instance, there's the Annual Steamboat Springs Mara- MASONIC MEETINGS Hinton Masonic Lodge # 62 meets Event Postings Via Expl Ist. and 3rd. Monday of every month Summers County Tourism at 7:.30 p.m. Webslte If your business or organization -. has any upcoming events you would I~~~ like help promoting please go toT www.ExploreSummersCounty.com/[ ~ '~ submitevent and complete the form I ~ o our # .... so we can add your event t F calendar and help further promote it through social media. You can find us on Facebook under "Explore Summers County3 We also have a bulletin board in our window if you have event fliers for display. PIPEsTEM RURITAN CLUB The Pipestem Ruritan club meets every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. We have a wonderful dinner before our meeting. We would like to invite anyone interested in learning more about this service club to come and join us. We have a gospel sing the Friday before our meetings. Come join in the fun and fellowship. For more information please call Brenda Garcia at 304- 923-1622 or 304-466-6804. accepted into tlae program each year. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age, and national origin. TOPS Tops (take offPounds Sensibly) is a very affordable, nonprofit, weight 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 5:3o pro. . First meeting is free. Come join us or call 304-890-2112 or 304-466-3045. 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_ fmh@yahoo.com or message us on facebook. Our web site is cfm- fmh.org. 1322 Maplewood Avenue, Ronceverte, WV24970 Providing Total Healthcare For Over 46 Years Matthew A. Davis, D.O. in the Family Practice Department NOW ACCEPTING. NEW PATIENTS! Dr. Davis' services include, but are not limited to: Family Practice (Allagcs hwluding Minor In-Office Pediatric and Geriatric) Procedures/Injections Acute, Urgent, and Preventive Care Work and School Physicals Health Maintenance Sports Physieals Inpatient Care at Greenbrier Valley Osteopathic Manipulative Medical Center Treatment (OMT) DOT Physicals **Walk-Ins Welcome** For appointments call 304-647-1148 or toll free 1-800-677-5161, Extension 148. BINGO Bingo every Friday night at the Hinton Senior Citizens Building on Second Ave. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. starts at 6:00 p.m. affected by Congressional efforts to significantly higher premium costs, Memorial Building in Hinton, WV. "repeal and replace" the Affordable particularly those over 60. InThe forum will feature Doris Selby, Care Act (ACA). The newly propesed addition, if enacted, the legislation the Regional Director of West legislation, if passed by both the would abolish funding for drugVirginians for Affordable Health House and the Senate, would repeal treatment and rehabilitation Care. Selby will address many the ACA and make sweeping programs. Expanded Medicaid questions about the impact the changes to West Virginia's health offered through the ACA could also proposed changes in federal health care coverage, face dramatic cuts if the proposed care will have you, your neighbors The Congressional Budget Office, plan to offer states block grants for and your loved ones. a nonpartisan agency, reports that Medicaid becomes law. Everyone is invited to participate under the current proposed repeal You can share your stories, ask in this event sponsored by the and replace legislation, the questions, and learn how the repeal Summers County Huddle. TELL ME.'L'IE~'c.~d. SHOW ME,'~'~ ,~ c,..~.~j~.j~.,,. INVOLVE NE,~/,' ~,J~.~,-,,~. ~!i WALK NEW THRU" :T'i'.l;i TESTAMENT ~/ ~ I~ "~' AD-, ENTURE ~~ i IN ONLY A FEW MEMORABLE HOURS. UNOERSIANO. " LIKE NEVER BEFORE. 77 PEOPLE, PLACES, AND EVENTS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER. Walk Thru the Bible New Testament Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 am (promptly) till 4:00.pm Lewisburg United Methodist Church 214 E. Washington Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 (Registration begins at 7:30 am and closes at 8:45 am) Contact Us Greenbrier District P 0 Box 764 Lewisburg, MW 24901 304.645.1357 greenbrierdis- trict@suddenlinkmail.com m_shortridge@hotmail.com Visit us on the web at: greenbrierwvumc.org The cost is $25.00 per person ($12 for ages 6-12) and includes a light breakfast, lunch, after- noon snack, book & materials. Scholarships are available through the District OffiCe. Please call or e-mail for more information. Child care will be available for children under 6. _ ;bi; .............................................................. Name Address E-mail Phone Church Dietary Restrictions/Concerns Mailxegistration and non-refundable fee to: iGreenbrier District Office, P 0 Box 764, Lewisburg WV 24901 t ......