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6 - Hinton News Tues. April 4, 2000 Letter To The Editor Trying t0Protect Land Dear Mr. Long: '.. They take a little now, a little later, they pick a small area where only a few People are involved, and move SO rapidly,that the property owners and those affected hardly know.what is goingon until it is a done deal if there is opposition, usually it  is unorganized, a few individuals trying to protect their lands. And those leading the movement to take their land are experts atmaking the opposition appea: as" unihformed; ignorant; "don't understand" the benefits of government ownersD; or just plain right-wing parano mmwduals who want to pollute and destroy the environment. This is a:favorite tactic to discredit indi'iduals who are doing nothing more than trying to protect their lands .... : Sounds like the private property owners on New River in Hinton, doesn't it? Wrong! It was written by a man out of Florida ( trying to keep private property in his state from being over-taken by our government! The take-over of private property is happening all over America, just as it is along the New River from Thurmond to Athens, WV on. I am imploring all churches, civic leaders, local/state citizens, representatives, agencies and all. others, to pray, speak up and decide now, to help step the take-over of private property. With God's help, we can show America, West Virginia does rank first in things no poll can measure: A belief in god, freedom, integrity and intestinal fortitude! God hless each of you and the future of our freedom but most of all: May god bless america! Delores Hopkins 3216 New River Road, Hinton Kristin Nicole Milburn Selected As Finalist Miss Kristin Nicole Milburn, daughter of David and Sharon Milburn of Hinten, has been selected finalist for West Virginia's Twentieth Annual Homecoming Queen Selection to be held April 15 and 16, 2000 at the Holiday Inn Charleston House in Charleston, West Virginia. She is the Summers County High School Homecoming Queen. West Virginia's Homecoming Queen will receive a cash scholarship plus an ,,xpense paid trip to compete with queens from the other states for America's Homecoming Queen in August in California. America's Homecoming Queen, Inc. is a non profit organization promoting education, educational travel, and non violence in high schools in all fifty states. America's Homecoming Queen, Inc. is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and invites all Homecoming Queens from 1981- 1999 to attend the anniversary celebration. Thousands of Students Nationwide Prepare For State-Level Geographic Bees on April 7 Students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U. S. territories will test their geography knowledge at the state-level competitions of the National Geographic Bee on Friday, April 7, 2000--and take a step closer to the chance of winning a $25,000 College scholarship. Todd J. Willey of Summers Middle School, Hinton is a local student slated to participate:in the contest. The state competition will be held at The Embassy Suit, 300 Court St., Charleston at 10:00 a. m. Final round at 12:30 P.M: From student unions in state universities in Arizona, Kansas and Ohio to the rotunda of the state capitol in Pennsylvania and the Hibiscus Ballroom of the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, fourth-- through eighth-grade students ,will gather to vie for state-level honors and a chance to compete in the National Geographic Bee finals in Washington. Victors from the state bees will gather at the National Geographic Society's worldwide headquarters in Washington on May 23 and 24 for the national championships. Involving as many as 5 million students a year, the National Geographic Bee has coincided with a reawakening of the nation's interest in geography, which was the Society's primary objective when it created the competition in 1989. One sign that geography has returned to the American classroom is the fact that beginning this year, an advanced placement geography course is being offered by the College Board. "The National Geographic Society is proud of the part it has taken in getting geography back in the American classroom through the Bee and other outreach efforts," said Terry Garcia, senior vice president of mission programs. "We believe that today's students must hae a knowledge of geography to prepare for their future role as stewards of the planet." The state bees are the second level of the National Geographic Bee, which began last December with conteser 18,000 schools acros gtry.s many as 100 students in each state, who won their school bees and then earned a top score on a written exam prepared by the Society, will compete on April 7. Each state winner will receive $100 and other prizes, along with an all-expenses- paid trip to Washington with a teacher escort for the May 23-24 finals. The national competitors will vie for three scholarships: The winner will be awarded $25,000, the runner-up will get $15,000; and the student placing third will receive $10,000. The first-place winner will also receive life membership in the National Geographic Society which includes a life time subscription to National Geographic magazine. "Jeopardy!" quiz show host Alex Trebek will moderate the national competition for the 12th year. The National Geographic Bee finals on May 24 will be produced by Maryland Public Television and will air on local PBS stations. Check local listings for viewing times. The 1999 national winner was eighth-grade home-schooler David Beihl of Saluda, S.C. He correctly answered the critical question: "The condition characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial region of the eastern Pacific Ocean is known by what Spanish name?" The answer: La Nina. Visitors to the National Geographic Society Web site can test their geography knowledge with questions from previous National Geographic Bees at www.nationalgeographic.cem. The National Geographic Society developed the National Geographic Bee in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. In a 10-country Gallup survey conducted for the Society in 1988 and 1989, Americans 18 to 24, the youngest group surveyed, scored lower than their counterparts in the other countries tested. FUND ESTABLISHED A fund for Brock Wright, son of Christy and Kevin Wright and grandson of City Councilman Bobby and Shirley Wheeler, has been established at City National Bank to aid in the expense associated with his Bone Marrow Transplant. Anyone wishing to make a donation may do so by mailing it to: The Brock Wright Fund, c/o City National Bank, P. O. Box 220, Hinton, WV 25951. SPRING DANCE  D A Spring Dance will be he Ap 7th. from 6 PM to 10 PM foge to 15 at the Summers County V.F.D, Rt. 3/20 -Paes. Admission $2.00 per person, $3.00 per couple. Concession stand open. There will be adult supervision. No child can leave until an adult arrives to pick them up. Come join the fun and support your local V.F.D. Call 466-3588 or 466-2236. 10000Ulade Sprin00s Resort Experience the inest in contemporary _American cuisine by nationally recognized Executive Chef, Robert Chef Wong's credentials include: 1994 to 1998, Executive Chef at The Oreenbrier. 1999-Executive Chef- Eli's Tavern at Snowshoe. One of Gourmet magazine's "Great American Chefs". The Clubhouse Restaurant AT GLADE SPRINGS RESORT Open to the public. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven clays a ek. Dinner reservations suggested. Call Toll Free 1-800-634-5233 or 304-763-2000 Glade Springs is conveniently located near 1-64 & 1-77, South of Beckley, WV. NOTICE JOB LISTINGS The Job Service Statewide Job Listing, along with Job Service applications, are available at the Umbrellaing Tomorrow resource room at 411-The Family Resource Center for Summers County (411- FRC). Current local job listings from the Ronceverte/Lewisburg and Bluefield Jobs Services offices are received every Wednesday at the Hinton and Talcott Family Resource Centers. It is recommended that job. seekers follow up on any jobs they may be interested to prior to. the weekend. The resource room also features area newspapers, college catalogs, and other employment and education related resources. 411-FRC is located at 411 Temple St. in Hinten, with operating hours from 8 am to 4 pm. For additional information call 466-2226. FIRST CENTURY BANK SCHOOL MENUS Week of April 5th. thru nth. BREAKFAST Wed, Apr. 5th. Creamy sweet rice, bagel w/cream cheese, chilled 100% orange juice, variety cold milk. Thurs.Apr. 6th. Scrambled eggs, biscuit/Jelly/honey  cinnamon applesauce, variety cold milk. Fri. Apr. 7th. Jumbo cinnamon roll, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, chilled 100% variety juice, variety cold milk. Mon. Apr. 10th. "WV Country Breakfast Bar" at SMS & SCHS, hot steamy biscuit, jelly/honey, sausage & applesauce, variety cold milk. q[hes.Apr, lltk Choice of cereal, donut, choice of 100% juice, variety cold milk, Fresh Fruit & Bagel Bar" at SMS & SCHS. LUNCH Wed. Apr. 5th. Soft taco w/ shredded lettuce, Shredded cheese, thin tomato, spears, salsa, sour cream, Nachos/chili/cheese, banana smiles, cocoanut cookie, variety cold milk, "Nacho/chili/cheese" Bar & trimmings at SMS & SCHS. Thurs/Apr. 6th. Corndog, beannie weenies, schoolwise fries, pasta salad w/crackers, variety fresh fruit, variety cold milk. Fri. Apr. 7th. Pork roast, fluffy mashed potatoes & dang good gravy, green beans, hot steamy wheat roll, fruited yogurt, variety cold milk. Mon. Apr. 10th."Big Cat" burger w/trimmings, cheeseburger @ Elem. Simplot french fries, whole wheat cookie, banana, variety cold milk.. Tues. Apr. llth. Baked turkey &, dressing, savory green beans, fluffy mashed potatoes, hot wheat roll,: choice of fresh fruit, variety cold milk. SAT Testing BABY AND CHILDRENs " | HANGERS NEEDED The MIHOW Baby Corner has recently been reorganized to provide a range of baby clothes, supplies and equipment to new parents. In order to better display the clothing the Baby Corner is in need of baby and children's hangers. Anyone who has hangers to donate, or knows of a store that might provide hangers, is asked to call 466-4659 or 466-2226. The Baby Corner is located at the REACHH House at 176 Pleasant St., Hinton. BABY ITEMS REACHH is in need of all baby ' items, such as clothes, bottles, play pens cribs. If you would like to dn4e such items. Call 466-4659 or dophem off at RtACHH.  :"" " ' ' Ifou have borrowed ant baby items from REACHH and are no longer using them, please return to REACHH. DIABETES PROGRAM HArCC BOARD MEETING Take control of your diabetes The Hinton Area Community rather than diabetes controlling you.. Center's Board of Directors meet on Summers County ARH Rural ! the second Tuesday of every month Health Clinic is sponsoring a free at 5:30 pm at the Community center. "Diabetes Self-Management 310 SecondAve. Program." All meetings are open t the Call 466-2905 for more lifesaving public. information. Knowledge is power. STATE FARM INSURANCE )ur Deferred Life Ann designed for both growth - income payment o your needs. Just State Farm Agent. there details on coverage, costs, and renewabili me: Regina Gwinn Eckle 211 Pleasant Street Hinton 466-3290 State Farm Life Insurance Company Home Office: Bloomington, Illinois Policy Series Form 94040 Paid Political Advertising :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Ni.i.....-..:.::,,iiiiiiiiii!i!ii;iiiiiii :!.. ,iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiii!iiiii "ain't no doubt about it" Pol. ad paid by Dick Meador Candidate for County Commission Democrat Norris For State Senate Work to preserve our coal industry Seek prescription lrug coverage for the elderly, disabled. veterans, and disalvantaged chilclren Complete Jr-73/7/1 Increase tourism in southern West Virginia. specifically work on cleveloping the railroal ,museum in Hinton and .Princeton o Work to bring realjobs that will keep West Virginia high school anti college graGluates at work in West Virginia Expanl the Iolging anl meeting facititles at Bluestone anl Pipeem l State Park = Work with public ani higher elucation to ad#lress the many facord facel in our listric- from too many stulenCs per class to the uncerCanity of PEIA Work with the iealership in Charleston to see that District 10 receives its fair share of the Legislative Digest Funls Alifefime of forging alliances means certain ,: progress for the citizens of mmers. Monroe. FayetCe anl Mercer County O0000May 9th. Vote Norris Kantor IBI For  Kntof For tl Snm Oonnlne, NCk Atfl#l( dr TreetJtlr I I I ill I II I II I II I