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''; 'TIMOTHY CARL CALIAHAN Timothy Carl Callahan, of I-Iinton !d dnd Washington, D.C. expired on ' IMarch 16, 2002, in the Veterans" r "Affairs Medical Hospital Center, in Washington, DC, following a very d Iohg illness. Timothy was born on %:'-March 4, 1957, in Alexandria, VA. i. Hs parents are Tomm/e J. Callahan " md R. Lucinda Peterson. ' Timothy graduated from T. C. ," #Villiams High School, in :,:Alexandria, VA., in June, 1976 and : ttended Strayer College, majoring o:. in Computer Sciences. He worked in :- theAlexandria area until he entered the United States Army in 1982 L:,;Dmring his military career, he worked as a transport driver, Imceiving many military medals, ch as Army Commendation F]edal; Army Achievement Medal; on Commissioned Officers i.rofessional Development Ribbon; xpert Marksmanship; Army 3ervice Ribbon; Overseas Service :; :ibbon, Certificate of Korean Language and Culture, and many others. He performed tour duties in the United States, as well as three tours of duty in Korea at Camp ,.Casey, Camp Carroll, and Camp Stanley. He is a Persian Gulf War veteran with full military retirement. When time allowed while performing military tours in : ,the United States, he also worked f'- tas a security guard. ....... After retirement from the ' i"military, Timothy received his COL .... license (truck driver license), ": became incorporated, and started a "" "'truck-hauling company, which he -"tbrminated when his health :D'leteriorated. He traveled ": xtensively, and one of his favorite ="pastimes was introducing his wife -:to many new adventures. Timothy had many great loves, r,- 'one of which was his beloved wife, ': :Nellie Pack Callahan; his children: =,David, Amanda, and Michael. He -4.. enjoyed auto/truck driving, .,r0echanical repairs, fishing,  ,. rock&roll/blues/country & western (,: music, laughter, dining out, financial analyses, computer games, Star " :" 'rek (No. 1 Trekie), serenity and c, :graciousness of the West Virginia Obituaries ROBERTA CHAFFIN Roberta Chaffin, 92, of Louisa, Kentucky, died Tuesday March 5, 2002, following a short illness. BornApri124, 1909 in Louisa, she and her late husband Bob Chaffln lived in Hinton 28 years. Survivors include three daughters, Joreen Pannell of Louisa, Sidney Osborne of Batavia, Ohio and Donna Rodabaugh of Goose Creek, South Carolina; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Services were conducted Thursday, March 7th., at the Heston Funeral Home in Louisa, with the Reverend Ric Frazier officiating. Burial followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Louisa. STEVE EDWARDS Steve Edwards, age 34, of Santa Villa Community, died suddenly early March 10, 2002. He was born in Fremont, Ohio and had resided here for the past 4 years. He was a carpenter by trade. He is survived by his wife, Robin Edwards; his son, Steven Edwards; . his daughter, Heather Edwards, all Of Pace; his father and step-mother, Cotton and Connie Edwards of Hinton, WV.; his mother and step- father, Wanda and Phillip Garcia of Texas; oen brother, Dale Edwards of Winter Heaven, FL.; one sister, Lisa Frutrell of Stoneyridge, OH.; two step-sisters, Bobble Jo Matney of Clyde, OH. and Shawna Rock of Tiffin, OH. Visitation was held Wed. March 13th., from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donnie Sowell Funeral Home in Milton. Cremation followed. Donnie Sowell Funeral Home of Milton was in charge of arrangements HENRY Po HARMON Henry Porter Harmon, 55, of 282 Main St., Hinton, died Sunday, March 24, 2002. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. GEORGIA E. THOMAS HARRAH Georgia E. Thomas Harrah, age Springs, WV; Lota Skaggs, of Alderson; two sisters, Joan Buckholz of Kissimmee, Fla.; and Violet Snyder of Lorain, Ohio; a special friend, Rev. Joe Roland of Nimitz; 16 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and a great grandchild expected in April 2002. Many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tues. March 19th. at 2:00 P.M. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Emory "Tommy" Mounts officiating. Burial followed in the Old Greenbrier Memorial Cemetery, Alderson. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons and great grandsons. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson. MICHAEL R. JONES, SR. Michael Richard Jones Sr., 52, of True, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 6:50 a. m. Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division. Born Sept. 26, 1949, in Pembroke, VA., he was the son of the late Richard Henry Jones. Mike lived most of his life in Norton, Ohio, where he graduated from Norton schools. After becoming disabled, he received his degree in computer science from ITT in Louisiana. He was a member of Cook's Chapel Baptist Church, Pipestem. He was a loving husband who adored his children and grandchildren, coaching ball and living life to the fullest. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife, Belinda McDavid Jones, and his loving mother, Alice Edwards Jones Boring of True; his precious daughter, Allyson Nichole "Nikki" Jones at home; three sons, Matthew Elliott McDavid Jones at home, Matthew Sean Jones with the U.S. Air Force, Tampa, Fla.; and Michael Richard Jones Jr. of Many, LA.; three grandchildren, Bradley Jones of Tampa, Lacey Smith Jones of Germantown,, Tenn., Jance Jones of Many; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Bud and Myrtle McDavid of Zachary, La.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces. Tues. March 26, 2002 Hint0n News - 3 Legislative By Delegate Mary R Compton The advances we made during this Legislative Session brought West Virginians closer to an improved economy, a safer environment and an enhanced education system. Sir Winston Churchill once said, "It is no use saying, "We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary? I believe that we, your lawmakers, strived to do this very thing. Did we succeed? Will you, the people of our state, benefit from our decisions? On Sunday, March 17th., the state budget was finalized with the passage of the Budget Bill, which can be downloaded on the Legislature's website, www.legis.state.wv.us. This year's budget was a challenge! I believe next year's budget will be an even greater challenge. Beginning with the many budget requests from state agencies until the differences between the House and Senate were ironed out, we were hard at'work. West Virginia is required to have a balanced budget each fiscal year. According to the State Constitution, the Legislature cannot pass and the Governor cannot sign a plan to spend more money than is projected to be available from taxes. This shields West Virginia from descending into debt. The budget balancing process is complex at best; however, it is key to a sound and responsible financial future One of the biggest financial hurdles we encountered related to economic development initiatives. Our largest economy legislation during this session, Committee Substitute forHouse Bill 4005, was broken down into iour main economic enhancement projects and infrastructure. The bonds will also pay for projects selected by a nine member committee, which will be comprised of the Governor (or a person designated by the Governor), the Secretary of Tax and Revenue, the West Virginia Development Office Director and six people appointed by the Governor. This legislation also provides for a sales tax increment financing plan to pay for development and redevelopment in a city chosen by the committee and approved by the Legislature. It will be interesting to see which cities are chosen for these projects. The legislation also repeals tax credits, two of which include the Business and Occupation Tax Credit for increased electricity generation and the Food Store Safety Act, creates tax credits, such as the Tax Credity for Manufacturing Investment and the Qualified Research and Development Tax Credity and extends many exemptions, including exemption from the Business Franchise Tax for persons and organizations who provide venture capital to the state's businesses and an additional exemption to Consumers Sales and Service Tax for purchases of personal property and services for use in research and development. We have also created the Downtown Redevelopment District "Act. This measure was mapped out to promote the health, safety, prosperity and general welfare of those citizens living in a municipality which is economically unstable This act may create a platform for development in areas which are in great need of an economic revival. committee and the Legislature. This legislation also created a special revenue account within the State Treasury designated the Downtown Redevelopment District FundP Money in the municipality's sub- account will be used to pay the bond debt or other various costs of restoration and promotion within the district. Lastly, House Bill 4005 includes language regarding West Virginia's Venture Capital, or money invested or made available for investment on enterprises that offer the possibility of profit and also risk. This legislation will allow the state to offer a loan of up to $25 million to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority (WVEDA) to promote economic stimulation. The WVEDA) will then offer loans to the West Virginia Enterprise Advancement Corporation (WVEAC). These loans must be invested in the West Virginia Enterprise Capital Fund, LLC to aid businesses and industrial development. As your legislator, I believe that we must follow very closely the expenditure of the funds created in House Bill 4005. If you have any questions or comments regarding this specific measure or any other issues, please feel free to calLtoll free at 1-877-56- LEGIS. Your valued feedback is always wlcome an d appreciated. WISE MOBILE OFFICE HERE Governor Bob Wise' Mobile Office is scheduled to visit the Summers County Courthouse on the following days from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, April 8th. Monday, May 6th. r'J'2mountains and its people, and his 94, of Alderson, died Saturday, Service was held at 7:30 p.m. segments: Bond Portion, Tax This legislation allows for the Monday, June 3rd. March 16, 2002, at Greenbrmr cr --".rivate saces in his homoo Saturda,, M*rch 23rd at Ronald Credits, Downtown Redevelopment Ration of one or more Downtown q .... 1-,1;,, ;,, .......... rl + ;o;* Besides his parents, Timothy is 'lley Medxcal Center, Fmrlea,  Madvs Fnerdl Parl0SCha6l, ' DiStORts': andoVertr e'a'pital. Red.eyegpnt Dmtnctswin ot11"%R';+'':X . ,.-,,o, , v "S  ....... -- :" ' " "' '' " ......  '  " " ""-V ...... -,' - -" ......... J : iivb'd 15y his Wife',' :Nellie Pack following a long dtes. :"-2"-;-' -" : -HintorC'with Past6 ball'i"PeySn 7' 'TodaT;:I:wit| tlT-(6 'g4cv=you'a: ifiififcipa], unless the,atdon;-ho,, - a':hoV No ":';baiiahai,'his childrenSf:a former .BerApri123, 1907,. at Alderson, Officiating Buriar'wTll"follSw ata-synopsisofhis'substantialbilland" auth0rizes'dditionalmunicipalities-'":atontmeh'.n'es  .......  :r" . pp ary. :": tnarriage: David A. Washington, she was the daughter of the late later date in Louisiana. touch upon its most significant to do so. If an area wishes to create *** "': 'Amanda M. Callahan, and Michael ';,'::,A. Callahan; step-children: Rayner , 1,2 Pack, Laina Pack Ransom (and .-,.spouse, William Ransom), Derek J. .. Williams; step-- grandchild: Kyara ,:, hristena Ransom; 4 sisters and  spouses: LueAnn Callahan Green "and Larry Green, Eunice Callahan :' :ompson and Robert Thompson, C, Thomasine Callahan, and Gloria ." Callahan Jacque; 1 brother and "'."pouse: Terrence J and Ann Callahan and a host of nieces, --nephews, other relatives and ends. ,  Timothy s wishes for his family and friends are to embrace challenges; celebrate and enjoy life : to the fullest; and give thanks to God ; Almighty every day. ; Services were "held at Snead 7Funeral Home in Washington, D.C. L.Burial followed at Arlintgton ational Cemetery, Arlington, VA., ith full honor gun salute on =Ionday, March 25th. at 9:00 a. m. CJt   '" Driving Record Not Perfect? Not Even ? Close. ' 'o find out more about our auto insurance- Call me... 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Survivors include a son, Leo Richard "Pete" Harrah and wife Della of Cross Lanes; three daughters, Marie Babic and Alice "Kitty  Cook, both of White Sulphur Arrangements by Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors, Hinton. ELEANOR B. MIZE Eleanor Barber Davis Mize, 47, of Ramp Road, Sandstone, died Monday evening, March 18, 2002, at her home following a long illness. Born Feb. 3, 1955, in Warrenton, N.C., she was the daughter of the late John Boyd Davis Jr. and Eleanor Barber Davis. Mrs. Mize will be sadly missed by all (especially by Muppet and Jax). She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Wayne Mize; and an infant daughter, Brittany Barber Mize. Survivors include her son, Nathan Andrew Mize of Sandstone; her companion and loving caregiver, Kevin Nicastre of Sandstone; two Continued on page 8 Storage Space Now Available Hilldale - Hinton Ph: 466-59901466-5706 Flea Market: Fri., Sat., & Sun. 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