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2 - Hinton News Tues. March 27, 2012 F Moreand MorePeopleare Reang ou-rNewspaper "7 i QUALITY TAX SERVICE 313-315 Third Ave, Hinton, WV (Big Four Drug Store Building) Phone: (304) 466-8057 Sat. 9 to 5 & Sun. 1to 5 No appointment necessary Weekday Evenings- by appointment Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call (304) 466-0005 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (please print) City. State Zip__ TEAR & IvlAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 Small Businesses Have Never Been More Important to All Of Us Than They Are Today By Senator Jay Rockefeller So while doing some reading about small business trends recently, this fact jumped out at me: while 97 percent of Americans shop online, just 63 percent of businesses have a website. That's a huge gap, and fixing it seemed like an easy way to do something good for small businesses. That's why I was happy to welcome Google to West Virginia recently for a seminar titled "West Virginia Get Your Business Online." You may have heard about it. The concept was simple: businesses without a website could attend,, learn all about setting up an online presence l lae wit. avee website annlie tootsTeourt of the folks at Google. More than 300 small business owners showed up. It was one of the highest turnouts Google has experienced at similar events across the country. That tells me there is a lot of strong demand by West Virginia businesses to establish an online presence and compete more strongly. And so I am thrilledGoogle is helping our businesses enter this critical nmrketplace. It's no secret why this is so important. More than 95 percent of employees in West Virginia-around 600,000 people-work for small businesses. If our small business sector grows, our state economy will flourish. We'll see jobs added. We'll be able to put more food on more tables, and invest in our children's education. That's the ripple effect a fully functional, informative website and high-speed Internet access have on our economy. It's not a matter of convenience. It's essential for any business wanting to take its growth to the next level. West Virginia business owners are eager to do so, and we need to help them get there. As chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, I get a front-row view into how e-commerce is changing the way we do business. West Virginia has an opportunity to be a leader, but there are obstacles. After all, having an online presence doesn't do avy good if you don't have high-speed Internet access. West Virginians in general-and small businesses in particular-face a gap in access to broadband Internet service that must be fixed. For more than 15 years, I have worked to develop a nationwide strategy for universal access to high- speed Internet-both wired and wireless-particularly throughout West Virginia. We have reached a new era where it is now essential for our health care system, our educational opportunities and our economy, especially in rural areas. I've been pressing to further the reach of programs like Universal .... Servie into West Virgini,I was -"xtreiliely proud to 'uthr the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The goal of the program is to deploy new or improved high-speed Internet facilities-like wireless towers-that are used to connect "community anchor institutions" such as schools, libraries, hospitals and public safety facilities to the Internet. Since the program's inception, West Virginia has received $140 million in grants and loans to expand broadband capability in the state. It's clear that we're making good progress, and that's good news for West Virginia's small businesses. • After all, they are the economic engine of our state-and the information superhighway is the road they need to travel. LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION Saturday, March 31, 10 a,m.. Comfort Suites Motor Inn on 1-77 5 rain. south of Parkersburg WV. Owners moving out of state; first of o sales move, from home for convenience of location and weather.Arttique toys, cars, trucks, train 01-scale), glassware & china, oldjuke box, dries, marbles, advertising & cot.dry stor, items, costume jewelry, a few fiJrniture pieces, pictures, and years of aceumulatiol far too nnlch to list here. For detailed list and pictures go to auction zipeom, click on VCest Virginia, theu o Buck under Auctioneers. If you are "into" restoring old toys, this is the place to b, TERMS OF SALE: Cash or check with ID. AUCTIONEER: R.J. BuckWV #271 Appalachian Auction Co. 304.684.3793 More income at retirement? STAT| FARM INSURANC| 1.80 %* Sje  Delmd/mnuity *Current effective annual interest rate for 10-year Interest Rate Guarantee Period based on premium of $25,000 as of 03/16/:12. A tax benefit today, plus retirement income you can't outlive. Let's talk about the FUTURE INCOME PLUS deferred annuity from State Farm. ® Regina Gwinn Eckle LUTCFo Agent 211 Pleasant Street Hinton, WV 25951 Bus: 304-466-3290 Fax: 304-466-3298 statefarm.com ® regina@reginaeckle.com Lower rates apply for lower premium. Rate subject to change without notice. Actual rate ited will be rate in effect on the day premium is received. Market Value Adjustment. if applical0te will decrease 0 increase values if withdrawals are made prior to the end of the Interest Rate Guarantee Period. Sunmder Charge may app/y in first 9 years. No Market Value Adjustment and no Surrender Charge will be applied to any death benefit payable. Consult your State Farm agent for policy details and your tax or legal for specific advice• Policy Series: 03040 & 03090 in all states except MT, NY,.0R; Pii= :W '  , MT.and A03040&A03090inWL  .... : 3te Farm Life Insurance Company Bloomington, IL (Not licensed in MA, NY, and Wl} State Falm Life and Accident Assurance %mpany Bloomington, IL (Licensed in NY and Wl). P082009 03/16/17 L Not FDIC Insured * NO Bank Guarantee • May Lose Value i Notice [ RAILROAD AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? A1-Anon Family Group I- can help. To help them, you have:t help yourself first. :': "RECOLLECTIONS Meeting every Tuesday 7:0(j:!  9:00 p.m. at 411 Temple Street I= . more information call: 466-2760. •': " By Roy C. Long COAL TRAIN WRECK lessons, unless of course, the cause spilled out of the overturned cars, AT ALDERSON for the emergency is a derailment which sprawled over both main lines Thursday,.June 21, 1949 one of involving the engines or caboose. In and the east and west side tracks. the worst train wrecks on the the case of the emergency stop at "Lady Luck" was surely with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Alderson, thankfully, no one was C&O as she had been so many times Company doing property damage injured, in the past. The "Sportsman," occurred about 7:15 p.m., one mile When the train came to a stop passenger train No. 47, was pulling west ofAlderson, WV. each brakeman, one on the head end out of Alderson station when the A train of 142 loads of coal being and the other on the rear, started• wrecked cars were discovered and pulled and pushed by an Allegheny walking alongside the train looking fortunately, signal indications and type H-8 locomotive 2-6-6-6, 1600 for trouble so they could make the brakeman's flag prevented the series was called to Hinton for 4:15 repairs and be on their way again, train being involved. But - if it had p.m. It didn't take long, however, to been only minutes later No. 47 The engine crew on the head end find the trouble and it was apparent would have been alongside the was W. H. Vass, engineer, D.A. at a glance at least a part of their wreck with a possibility of many Ransom, fireman and one ofthe two train would be there for several lives lost. brakemen. The crew running the days. Wreck trains were called from pusher was B. F. Meadows, engineer, ..There were four tracks through Hinton and Clifton Forge and and W. E. Talbert, fireman. H.F. the area, thewest siding, west main, clearing operations was begun at Bugg was the conductor and the east main and east siding. Just about 10:00 p.m. About five hours brakeman were G. H. Sowder and opposite the entrance gates to the after the wreck occurre'd, the wreck G.A. Surber allresidents of Hinton. Federal Prison for Women the train cleared the west siding for The train left Hinton yard at 5:30 brakemen found all four tracks through traffic. No. 47, held behind p.m. blocked by wrecked cars. the wreck was allowed to pass at After leaving Big Bend Tunnel It was determined that near the 12:10 a.m., and No. 6, which was eastward coal trains can make good middle of the train a drawhead (part held at Hinton went through at 1:35 time until they reach the foot of the of the coupling apparatus) had a.m. west slope of Alleghany Mountain at broken and dropped to the rails The west main track was opened Whitcomb. It is assumed the train derailing the next car behind. Saturday morning and the east was moving along at maximum The derailed car then dragged 24 main Saturday evening July 23. The authorized speed when suddenly the other cars of coal off with it before mountains of coal that was piled up train was stopped by an emergency the train came to a stop, most of almost at their door steps was sold application of the air brakes, them overturned spilling their to the-Federal Prison. The burst of Air leaving a train content onto the four tracks. The east sdmg was out of service line in an emergency stop makes a Cars were smashed like match for quite some time as some wrecked Now Hiring sound that employees in train boxes and hundreds of yards of road cars that had been shoved aside from Registered Nurses, service dread to hear. It is a fact bed demolished. Seventeen sections the'main tracks remained to be Licensed Pracficol Nurses though that the faster a train is of rail were ripped up and twisted removed and the coal that remained & Certified Nursing Assisfan|s movingwhen making an emergency grotesquely, and ties scattered over to be hauled way by prison Summers r,l-,rsing 8. P, ehabiiiiafion stop, the chance of personal injury a wide area. Mountains of coat employees. Cenier is hiring RNs. LPHs and CIqAs PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB to provide ,quality care for our The Pipestem Ruritan club meets pal;erfls. every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. v..:, V 3[LJC" ri tC' pssior e.:peri-. We have a wonderful dinner before ence ar,,] commih-nen, of our our meeting. We would like to invite er n pL, vees and offer a compeli- anyone interested in learning more ;=e F'] :'.im affordable benerds. about this service club to come and paid plofssion,:.fl fees. 401 ik) retire. join us. We have a gospel sing the m, ,, lan, ,vellness program ant! Friday before our netings, much more! Come join in the fun and L%L.. fellowship. For more information please call Brenda Garcia at 304- 923-1622 or 304-466-6804. Please apply in person at: Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Cente SERVICES,,  john Cook t,lusing Home Rd. Ser:icesillehe ecb.d da ............. H,n on. ...... wv 25951 : ...... • k,:: at Second Baptist Church, 212 Phone: {304) 466-@332 :' ' James Street. Everyone Welcome. " EOE tAIF/V,'H • Drug Free Employer Recliners starting at $2 6 Sofa/Loveseat Sets start at $574 New Complete Bedroomm Sets starting at $707 Talcott Writer of the Month February: Front (L to R): Dakotah Cole, Just arrived/! New Sofas, Loveseats, Recliners and Double Sided Mattresses! Patience Delaughter, Braden Crigger, Matthew Cox Back (L to R): Warehouse Prices and Eayaway Available!! Austin Palmowski, Grace Jones, Jordan Rutherford, Faith Mullins. Used Household Furniture, Antiques and Uniques Accept Visa & HOURS: Mastercard BUY - TRADE - SELL Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm Notice CFM MEETING The Campbell-Flannagan- ' Murrell House Museum Board of '.i "Best Retirement vamet"[:,: I-'SD MEETING Trustees meet on the third Thursday The Meaffow Creek Public of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the FufnishedSuites Service District meets the second house museum located at 422" Month/yoroaily®NoDeposits.Lovely 1, : Tuesday of each month at the Green Summers St., Hinton. All meetings Fine Dining a Tt;ansportaffon. Daily Housekeeping &  i} :r Sulphur District Volunteer Fire are open to the public and all CFM NEW SENIOR DAY PROGRAM $39 r L' " Department at 6 p.m. Meetings are members (card holders) are urged to ' open to the public, attend. 408 Timberidge Dr '|: ' : Beckley 304-252-5452 t: 1-800-552.8785 Jarrell's Exxon "Your Full-Service Service Station" 466-0133 OPE N 24/7 For Pay At the Pump Gas & Diesel Fuel ALL TIRES.." FREE MOUNT FREE B,4L4NCE FREE TIRE V,4L VES ,Head Mechanic ,.;Tim :Ward. r,-.: ' Johnny Reel BRAKE SPECIAL: FRONT PADS ONLY LIFE TIME WARRANTY WEAREVER GOLD $69.95 WAGNER $79.95 . COMPUTER SCAN , .: We're drivers too. i Eas0000er Cantata The Talcott Charge Choir will perform "In ,-lis Presence" on Palm Sunday, April 1,2012 at Trinity United Methodist Church at Talcott at 2:00 p.m. and again on Easter Sunday morning at Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Ballengee at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Sam Haught and the congregations extend a warm welcome to all.