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2- Hinton News Tues. April 4, 2000 Letter to the Editor Community Support Makes CAC Dinner Dear Editor, On behalf of the Summer's County Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) Team, I would like to thank the Women of the Moose and the Loyal order of the Moose 993, for sponsoring the "Taste of the Town" dinner and recital and for donating their time, building, food and financial contributions. The I-Iinton Moose and it's members were the first to step to the plate and offer their support to the CAC. The dinner and recital was such a success it has enabled the CAC Team to prepare for electrical renovations. The tremendous amount of community support given to this prot, from those who donated an~ attended was heartwarming to all of those involved with the CAC project, and as a Team member I would like to recognize those in the community who helped contribute to the benefit, and without them the dinner would not have been possible. Special thanks to the clubs, businesses and organizations who contributed specialty dishes and supplies: Bobcat Den, Bluestone Dining Room, Coffee House, Dairy Queen, Danny's Inc., Hinton Floral and Gift, Honaker Lumber, Kirk's, Kings Dogs-N-Things, Kreger, Long John Silver's, Nelson's Garage Peking House, Pence Springs Hotel, Pepsi Bottling Company, Piza Hut, Riverside Floral and Monument Company, Rivertowne, Save-A-Lot, Subway, Silo Ice, Triangle Chevron, Willowoed Elks and Zappors. And to BPW and the following members; Nancy Smith, Barbara Wylke, Vera Epling, Nancy Cales, Betty J. Meadows, Mary Lou Haley, Hazel Davidson, Pauline Harvey, Doris Cobb, Marty Hellems, Millie Meador, Helen Jefferies, Donna Conway, Sue Ellen CarMichael. And to the following members of the Moose; IRon and Debbie Be, Miller and Brenda Murrell, Edgar' and Barbara Rush, Lisa Berry, Sonya Murrell and Lee Yancey. And to the Family Resource Center and the following employees: Peggy Rosei, Denise Stracener, Kristal Straub. I would especially like to thank Dawn Loreman and the Dance Theater Workshop for contributing so much time and giving us a wonderfully memberable "class act" performance and to the Middle School Choir members who performed a 6O's style show along with Maggie Hennen, they were terrific. And to Edgar Rush for doing the lighting and music. I would also like to thank all the members in the community including many of the candidates who attended and made this a sold out event, without you we would not have been able to raise the funds we did. The CAC Team encourages all who can provide volunteer labor, in- kind contributions, furnishings, financial contributions, fund- raisers, etc., to please call the Family Resource Center at 466-2226 and ask to speak with Peggy Rossi, or myself. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated and is needed in order to make.the CAC dream a reality. Sincerely, Tracey Foster-Carr CAC Development Education Training Coordinator Letter to the Editor New River Enjoyed 100's Of Years Dear Sir: tourists are not the problem and are I have lived most ofmy fifty years not the ones who want to take our beside the New River on New River homes and our lovely New River Road. Viewing the river brings me from us. Are they? Someone said peace and serenity after a hard day the residents on New River Road ofvork as I drive along the river on should be concernedwith the safety m way home. My. jandfa,ther: ,,,,. s of,t, errvf aieir cn due husband, mother, daughter, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins also live on this river and enjoy fishing, camping, walking and swimming. Yes, I said swimming. So for almost a hundred years my families have swum in the New River and no one has died of raw sewage or disease. Other residents, their families, friends, along with many, many tourists for the past hundred years have enjoyed the same activities. My home and other homes have septic systems and do not flow into t]e New River. Many others are willing to have the septic systems installed. A sewage plant could be placed on the Raleigh County side of the river. Why should the people have their homes taken away by the government so other people can enjoy the river? People for more than a hundred years have already been doing this and they never complained about homes interfering with their enjoyment or view of the river. Over the years, my family and I have spoken to many people from all over the United States touring down New River Road. Their Comments are "Oh, What a lovely, peaceful place to live. I wished I lived here. You are so very lucky to look out your window to such a wonderful view." This tourist did not care if homes, trailers, or buildings were along the way. So, why can't the future tourist do the same? Of course, most all residents on New River know the answer to this. The will preduce.'No one has been hurt or killed due to all the traffic now. Children are taught to stay away from the road and traffic. No one is concerned about our Children now as there is 30 miles per hour speed limit but it is not enforced by State Police, Raleigh County Sheriff Deputies or Park Rangers and never has been. Rarely Law Enforcement comes to this forgotten part of Raleigh County unless they have a warrant for someone or a leisure ride in the summer. For fifteen years, the residents on this side of the river have been haunted of talk of taking some of our homes but no one will say where this road will be as there are so many alternate routes one cannot make any future plans in your life. It is time to put a stop to all of this by just leaving us alone and live the road as it is! Sincerely, Beverly Young Herren 189 New River Road, Hinton 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 mus.t include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. 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. STANLEY T. DAY, M.D. Ryan Fitzwater, PA-C end Staff of FAMILY CARE CLINIC Welcomes PRADEEP MEHRA, M.D. (Board Certified by the American Beard of Internal Medicine) to the Staff of FAMILY CARE CLINIC Located beside Summers County ARH Hospital Phone: 466-2501 TRACK BICYCLES, VELOCIPEDES, AND MOTOR CARS: Over the years various kinds of rail vehicles have been provided for transportation of employees in the railroad industry, especially in the Maintenance of Way Department. Some were for one man use and others for a full crew of several men. One of the vehicles provided was the track bicycle, a four wheel lightweight you rode and pumped with your feet similar to the two wheeled bicycle. Another was the velocipede, a lightweight three wheeled vehicle propelled like the bicycle except instead of pumping with your feet, the levers ahead of the seat were pushed and pulled activating the gears Some track crews were furnished large fiat cars with levers in the center of the car that were pumped up and down from both sides to turn the gears. Later came the gasoline motor cars of various size from a one man car to large cars for a full crew. Present vehicles furnished are trucks and automobiles equipped for both highway and railroad track operation making obsolete all those other vehicles that have served so well in the past. Because of their light weight, the operator of the track bicycle or velocipede had only to set their track bicycle or velocipede on the track and proceed, being alert and listening for the approach of trains and a train lineup was not required. All other vehicles required a motor car line up showing the location of all trains and it was left up to the foreman to set the equipment offthe track before being overtaken by trains which was not always done. Present rules allow the portion of track to be covered or worked on to be blocked off from all movements except the vehicles given the territory. There have been many accidents over the years involving these vehicles but action taken by Rules Ciees Ira'e'-reduced Them- greatly. On January 6, 1908 the  Cabin Creek Subdivision local passenger train No. 118 with engine 263, engineer W. A. Anderson and conductor J. A. Carson had completed their run and after being relieved at Kayford, engineer Anderson got on his track bicycle to ride from Kayford to Cabin Creek Junction. Later that evening Extra 294 West engineer I. G. Lycans, MARIE fireman J. R. Cook, conductor L. B. Thomas, brakemen Larry Omeara, Okey Thompson and W. A. Tolley with a train of loads ran over Mr. Anderson who was laying on the track at Alum Creek Bridge, Cabin Creek Subdivision and knocked the track bicycle down the track. It was thought and believed that engineer Anderson had been killed earlier and his body put on the track so it would appear a train had struck and killed him. I don't remember the man's name but I was told there was a telegraph operator who worked at Stonewall on Piney Creek Subdivision who lived at Meadow Creek and commuted daily on his track bicycle between his home and work. In by-gone-days there was a man on each section force called the "track walker." He reported to and received instructions from the section foreman and it was his duty to inspect closely the entire territory under the foreman's charge for defects that needed attention. He carried a large wrench to tighten loose joint bolts and a spike hammer to keep the rails snug to the tie plates. On some territories the track walker was provided a velocipede to ride the rails of his section which could be five or six miles in length depending on the number of switches, tracks or tunnels in the area. Some employees, especially telegraph operators, bought their own velocipede. We remember quite clearly the second trick telegraph operator Mr. Adolph Given Tigrett who lived in the section house at Callaghan, VA. and rode his velocipede to "OX" Cabin at Moss Run, VA. daily to work his eight hour shift, six miles round trip. Some years later, in early 1940 in fact, I was assigned a day's work extra at Joshua Falls, VA. on James River Subdivision east of Lynchburg. After finishing my assignment, I straddled the velocipede behind the tep.lx-o',TOr ad aw'y e wet,:about as fst as '; car. i-un, about two miles distant where the automobile was parked. You will now have to visit a railroad museum to see a velocipede and the gasoline motor cars are fast losing their popularity and usefulness to the track wheel equipped trucks and automobiles. Many changes have taken place BURITAN CLUB Annual Ilam-Ohicken Dinner April 22, 2000 4:00 p. m. to 7:00 p. m. All Summers-Monroe Candidates Welcome Adults $7.50 Children 6-12 years old $3.00 Marie Community Building, Marie, WV. Cake and Pie Auction at 7:00 p. m, I Leg pain is quite often the result of an irritation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic (pronounced SIGH-AT-ICK) nerve is the body's largest and longest nerve. Beginning in the lower spine, this nerve travels the entire length of both legs .and feet. The nerve roots in the lower spine can become pinched by the vertebrae, muscles or disc to result in a very painful condition. Many difficult and agonizing cases of leg pain could be avoided or minimized if only the person would heed early warning signals. Sometimes it starts out as nothing more than a mild low back pain that comes and goes. Often the pain is felt in tlm hips, legs or feet. If the pain worsens over a period of time or quickly becomes severe, it is wise to sock help. .Chiropractors specialize in the care of the spine and nervous system. Countess patients have been helped by chiropractors to relieve leg pain by .effective and safe adjustments of the spine. If you or someone you know : suffers from leg pain, considcrhe natural, drugless treatment , of chiropractic. Creekside Chiropractic Clinic ..::: "' .: ,,j( .. Rt. 122 near Greenville ':' :i I 304" 832" 6420 ...,'"  'l " ;' over the years and we feel we are fortunate to have known personally some employees that went to work for the C. & O. almost 100 years ago (as early as 1888). I believe that when those employees reached the end of their careers they were really excited about the future of railroading and really did not want to give up their,work. The same cannot be said about present day employees. They all appear to be very glad, in fact, look forward tothe day they can retire. Now that is sad because it appears the railroad is losing or has already lost the romance for which it was noted for such a long long time. OFFICE HOURS EXTENDED The County Clerk's Office will be open extended hours for the purpose of registering voters and making address and party changes for the Tuesday, May 9, 2000 Primary Election. Friday, April 7, 2000 8:30 a. m. - 8:00 p. m.; Saturday, April 8, 2000 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p. m.; Monday, April '10, 2000 8:30 a. m. - 8:00 p.m. Summers County Courthouse, 120 Ballengee Street, Hinton. Call 466- 7104 if you would like to register by mail. The deadline for Voter Registration for the May 9, 2000 Primary Election will be April 10, 2000. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk if you have any questions about your Voter Registration. 466-7104. APPLE BUTTER The Lerona United Methodist Church has kettle made apple butter for sale. Price $3.00 pt. $5.00 qt. Call Mary Harris, 384-7772. OR. Ik4 AVB. a TIBI)L:I Irr. HDI'IN)N, lnra, ]POhl 4411 Lnum-, R Pb: Alcohol Abuse: The -Search for Better Treatments Continues The excessive consumption el alcohol can have a significant nega- tive effect on the physical, mental; and social lives of those affected. Worldwide the problem of alcohol abuse results in costs of more than a quarter trillion dollars a year from increases in crime, accidents, and alcohol-related illness. Heavy al- cohol drinking can lead to liver disease, psychological problems, certain cancers, and a blunting of the body's natural response to stress. Heavydrinking usually is defined as 2 to 4 or more drinks a day. Treatment programs for prob- lem drinkers employ a variety of approaches. The well-known "12- step" program is a standard psy- chological approach. The medicine Naltrexone (ReVia) works in an area of the brain to diminish or lessen the desire to drink. This medicine is approved to treat alco- holism, usually in conjunction with behavior modification therapy. Italian researchers, in both animal and human studies, have found that Baclofen (Liroesal), a muscle re- laxer, reduces alcohol withdrawal symptoms and craving for alcohol. Clinical studies with nalmefen (Revex), a narcotic receptor block- ing medicine, has shown promise in preventing relapse among heavy drinkers. ..... ,.,, commercial Cleaning Offering "Free Estimates" Strip wax, Pressure Washing, Carpets and Upholstery, Decks and Vinyl Siding, Sidewalks, Pool Liners and Mobile Homes Professional Cleaning/ Trail's Cleaning, Inc. Rt, 1 Box 147Q, Hinton (3o4) 46600566 Paid PailtlcW Advectlaing When you elect a candidate, you have hired them to do the work, not just take the pay. Thieves, dope dealers and child molesters believe they have a right to plea bargains when they get caught in Summers County. It's time habitual criminals get the punishment they deserve/ VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO KNOWS: Wehave a dght to safe streets, safe homes and safe schools! That private property rights are the foundation of our country!! That EVERY CITIZEN has a right to the protection of the law!!! That the Prosecuting Attomey must speak up in Court for your rights!!!l You DESERVE the candidate who is best uualified for the !ob. VOTE FOR. JOE AUCREMANNE It's time you got a Prosecutor who Will DO the job. You make the RIGHT CHOICE when you VOTE FOR A CHANGE. Pol. ad peid by Joe Aucremanne 1) Dou Trail. Owner Previously operated by Benny Dickenson Trail's Cleaning, Inc.