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m LET'S KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOI?00 3!! VOTE Tues. April 2, 1991 Hinton News - 3 i i TEAM!! TUESDAY, April 9 is Election Day in the City of Hinton. The Polls Will Open at 6:30 am & Close at 7:30 pm VOTE TEAM! Toward Effective and Able Management When you go to the polls to vote, please consider the progress that the City has made over these past 8 years: )* A New $4 Million WasteWater Treatment Facility )* StreetScape (Downtown Revitalization) )* A New Hinton City Code )* All West Virginia City for FIVE Consecutive Years.. (Plus Recipient of the Chairman's Award) )* A National Main Street City Designation )* Buncher Rail Car Service (17 Jobs/ Planned Expansion) For Council: Ed Hannah, Larry Meador, Coleman Leslie, Gene Keffer For Mayor: James A. Leslie, Jr. We have a very progressive CITY GOVERNMENT! The Mayor and Council work together and are moving this community forward. A few of their visionary projects include: )* Hydro-Electric Power Generation on Buestone Dam (JOBS) )* Cantrell Island (Tourism and Economic Development) )* Riverfront Park (Across from the Railroad Depot along New River) )* Industrial Park (On the former Railroad Roundhouse Property) FIRE NEWS Visitors Center Hinton Service Facts on Bank .00ty Sat. 3-16- Summers County Vol- Welcomes The facts on bank safety are more Others can be expected to fail. But a unteer Fire Dept. and Rescue Squad Club Meets The Hinton Service Club met fol- lowing a two month recess at the home ofMise Millie Meador for their Mar. 7th., meeting. " Members were welcomed by the , hostesses Miss Jane Humphries and Miss Meador. Mrs. C.S. Weaver, Program chair- man introduced the guest speaker, Sharon Harrah - Hale, Lynchburg, Va. Ms. Hale owner of Pure Hale Design Systems" and member of Hair Virginia Styles and who is also an independent salon trainer, gave a demonstration and counseling on hair styling and skin care. Following an introduction of a new organic concept in hair and skin care, the stylist performed a complete hair and cosmetic make over for Mrs. Robert Glaser, who volunteered from the group. Before and After Photos were taken. On request, Ms. Hale gave personal styling suggestions for each member. At the close of the session she presented a video compiled by her, to Mrs. Glaser for her participa-  tion. A brief business meeting was' conducted by Mrs. David Parmer, President. The following slate of new officers for the 1991 - 92 club year was presented and accepted unani. mously. President: Mrs. Richard Gunnoe, Vice President: Mrs. Michael Gm, Recording Secretary." Mrs. James Bowling, Assistant Recording Sec- retary: Mrs. Glenn Liveeay, Corre- sponding Secretary: Mrs. James Leslie, Treasurer. Mrs.HorbertVa, Parlimentarian: Miss Dorothy Jean Boley. A book, "Printed Crafts" was placed in the Summers County Li- brary in memory of former member, Mrs. Harry Wait" The Apr. 4th., Open Meeting, will be held at the First Presbyterian Church. Delicious refreshments were served by the hostemmee to the fol- lowing members and guest. Mrs. Bobby Basham, Mrs. James Bowling, Mrs. Michael Gore, Mrs. RichardGunnos, Mrs. Jane Humph- ties, Mrs. James Leslie, Jr., Mrs. Glenn Liveeay, Mrs. WP. Mathews, Miss Millie Meador, Mrs. David Parmer, Miss L. R. Pivont, Jr., Mrs. Robert Gluer, Mrs. A. G. Timber- lake, Mrs. Herbert Vmm, Mrs. Colley S. Weaver, guest Sharon Harrah- Hale. In Need Of Homes Age and disability can leave an individual in more than just medical distress. Often the elderly are left; with the possibility of nursing home care because they are no longer able to live alone and have no relatives with which they can reside. These individuals are able to take care of their basic needs such as personal hygiene but at times get confused and need supervision in taking medications, money management and other life skills. The Dept. of Health and Human Resources is currently in need Of homes that can provide a loving, caring environment for the aged and disabled in Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers County. The principle requirement for becoming an Adult Family Cam Provider is an abundance of]ove and patience. In addition the home must meet certain fire, health, and safety regulations and the provider must be financially independent. Pre-serv- ice training is a requirement. If you're intereful in opening your home to elderly and dimbled individuals, please contact Genevieve Bennett or Vieky Caruth- ere at 647.7476 or Laura Put at 799-6032 or Lou Cale at 466-2500. reassuring than some headlines would have people believe. The Kiplinger Washington Letter of Jan. 11, said"" Don't get the idea that the banking industry is on the ropes. Most banks are profitable and solvent, managed conservatively.  Much ofthe attention being given to commercial banks these days comes as a result of the savings & loan bailout. But banks aren't S "Ls. They don't need - or want - to be bailed out. As Kiplinger put it: " banks won't wind up like the S & Ls. They're better capitalized. And the White House and Congress won't let the problem linger this time." Bankers won't let the problem linger, either. They're cooperating with federal lawmakers to fashion a stronger banking system for the nation. As Donald G. Ogilvie, execu- tive vice president of the American Bankers Association, said: "Bank- ere have a major stake in the future, too. Like our customers, we want a rock-solid economy. We want a sys- tem of depesit insurance that guar- antees a secure future for deposi- tors. And we know that the best way to get both is to build strong banks." There is good news about banks that shouldn't be ignored. It's a fact that nearly half of all U. S. commer- cial banks earned record profits in 1990. N early 89 percent made a profit through the first three quarters of 1990. It's a fact that in order to meet their problems head-on, banks in 1990 set aside more than $20 billion to cover loan losses. It's also a fact that " problem" banks, those the FDIC has identified as troubled, are at their lowest number since 1987. And it's a fact that bank capital, the industrfs own buffer against loss, is today more than $200 billion, and growing. Paine Webber, Inc.'s financial services group reported on Dec. 11, 1990 that" The banking industry is in no danger of failing. Despite the current lban problems it continues to be quite profitable, it is building its equity, and its loan loss reserve position has never been stronger." Yes, there are some problems in the banking industry. Anyone who has followed recent events knows also that the nation is in a recession. In a recession, most businesses suf- fer to some extent, and banks are no exception. Some banks have failed. Jan. 9, 1991 editorial in the Chris- tian Science Monitor said: "The big story in banking, though, is not the rising tide of failures, but rather the fundamental soundness of the sys- tem." The vast majority of banks are sound, well-run financial institu- tions. Even during recessions, in- sured depositors are not at risk. Federal deposit insurance was cre- ated in 1933, and since then no one has ever lost money in a federally insured deposit account - which in- sures depositors up to $100,000. It's important that the public knows and understand the facts about banks - and about the funda- mental soundness of their banking system. Vicki Reed Celebrates 9th Birthday Vicki Reed, daughter of David and Ellen Reed of Madams Creek, cele- brated her 9th. birthday on Sat. Mar. 23rd. Vicki is in the 3rd. grade at Hinton Area Elementary. She has one younger brother, Mike, age 6. Vicki'smaternalgrandparenteare Carl and Virginia Charlton of Madams Creek. Paternal grandpar- ents are Ray and Marie Reed also of Madams Creek. called out to a field on fire of Lloyd Turner, Buck Rt., up Zion Mt., by a member of Hinton Dept. to our Dept. at 2:00 P.M. on Scene 2:09. Fire out 2:32. He suppose had lit a cigeratte and threw the match down and went on with his business of pulling stumps out of ground then noticed the field on fire. Tried to stomp it out, other people came to help plus Summers County Volunteer Fire Dept. with 2 trucks and 9 members of our Dept. and 1 came from J. B. Nimitz Dept. It burned over 5 acres of broom sage. Forest Fire Laws is in effect now from Mar. 1st. thru Mar 31st. No Burning during the day until after 5:00 P.M. to 7:00/M. next morning, if the fire gets out you are respon- sible for damages and plus of paying to get the fire out. Service is not cheap, be careful. There is NO Emergency Phone # in Summers Co. Pence Springs Talcott Dispatch - 445-2606. City Of Hinton - 466 - 3333 Sheriff Dept. - 466-2462 or 466 - 0055 Forest Ranger - 256 - 6775 or 787 - 9936 or call your County Commission- ere why their is none. Prevent For- est Fires. Wed. 13 - - Flue fire at Judy Arthur, Madams Creek, no damage. 3 trucks responded. 8 members. SENIOR NEWS HOME REPAIR PROGRAM The Summers County Council on Aging is currently accepting appli- cations for the home repair program which is scheduled to begin the third week of June and will end the first week of Aug. The program is spon- sored by the W. Va. Missions, under the directions of Carl Martin. This program is able to do cleaning, paint- ing, and minor repairs. W. Va. Mis- sions will purchase the materials required for any approved applica- tions. Persons intermted in apply- ing for minor rspa/rs may call the Hinton Senior Center at 466-4019. Chamber of Commerce The Summers County Chamber of Commerce will join the Main Street Hinton program and the Summers County Convention & Visitors Bu- reau in the new Summers County Visitors Center located in downtown Hinton. The Chamber, after going through a brief period of inactivity due to administrative and staffing problems, has Undergone an enthu- siastic revitalization under its new Premdent, Mrs. Emily Briers. Mrs. Briers hosted a Board Re- treat and planning session Feb. 3, and said she was very pleased with each Board Member's desire and willingness to overcome the prob- lems that have plaqued the Cham. ber for the past several months and get on with its programs and work. The Chamber's move will com- plete the proposal presented by the Summers County CVB last spring. The Visitors Center, located at the restored Cox's Building in I-Hstoric Hinton, already houses the Sum- mers County CVB and the Hinton Main Street Program. Each orgard. zation will have its separate identity and defined purpose, but the mis- sion of all three organizations is to revitalize and develop the Summers County community, and build a vi- tal, growingeconomy."This can only be done with the cooperation of all positive efforts in the Summers County business community," said Mrs. Briers. Shared office staffing and computer networking availabe in the Visitor Center will give the Chamber capabilities it has been unable to afford in the past. The Visitors Center will also house a Railroad Museum and Crafter's Gallery under the direction of the ,Main Street program, and provides office space fo the W. Va. Water Festival Committee. The Center's development into a Visitor Center and Cultural Center, :for all of Summers County, is well underway.