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w Tues. April 4, 2017 Hinton News - 5 Your State, Your District ram clne rea prac number of students in sixth grade optimistic and 1 won't use this classrooms, forum to point a finger at any one I supported HB2711 which did or any group as we continue to away with Regional Education work through this process. I do We are at the point where every Service Agencies (RESA) and know, however, that your delegates bill coming out of the Finance established minutes back into the from the 28th and 42nd districts Committee has a serious impact on school calendar as well in order to are trying hard to not cut education ourbudgetthatwewillbepresenting calculate a school day. That bill and DHHRfunding. The resistance to the governor next week. This passed by a vote of 76 - 24. I also of some in the house to any new week has seen us pass HB 2561 supported HB2816 which repealed or innovative tax measures may which allows school systems some the tax credit for the film industry hinder our efforts to some extent. leeway in how they are allowed to and raised the tax on beer. HB2816 We passed House Resolution 16 spend monies received through the did not pass. Delegates Ambler, that honored and memorialized the School Aid Funding Formula. We Oneal and I voted for thebill but I life and service of Gerald Crosier als0 passed HB2196 which allows think it was not well understood by as a soldier, conservation officer, Homeschooled students to also the delegates who voted no. county sheriff, and member of the participate in sports at their local I have been contacted by several West Virginia House of Delegates. public school. HB2589 was another people wanting marijaunalegalized We were honored to have Jerry's bill that wouldallow homeschooled in some way. I continue to oppose wife, Margie, his daughter Erin, students to take classes in county doing so. The federal government and son Sean as well as four of vocational schools on a space still considers it an illegal drug and Jerry's grandsons present for the available basis. I did not support quite: ~y :! question the true passage oftheresolution~ The entire allowing homeschooled students motivesofalotofpoopleadvocating body of the House stood in silent to participate in sports in their for the issue. While my position on remembrance as the presentation local areas. I did support allowing this issue may not sit well with was made by Speaker Armstead. homeschooled students to take some I find that most folks agree Thanks to everyone who have classes in local vocational schools that legalizing a drug doesn't offered theiradvice, encouragement because that has been current make that drug or other drugs less and criticism during this session. I practice and this bill will allow dangerous to us. continue to welcome your comments schools to count those students I am, at this point, unclear on on any issue you may feel to be in their enrollment for school aid what the final budget.will entail, important. I may be reached at funding. We voted down HB3088 It seems that all parties in the (304)3403119 or at roy.cooper@ that would have increased the negotiations are hopeful and wvhouse.gov. RoyCooper S Charleston - Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, today proposed an amendment to Senate Bill 484, the bill submitted by Governor Jim Justice to "stabilize" the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 had no choice but to give full Armstead asked the Governor to consideration to the only revenue provide an updated revenue measures the Governor had actually estimate after being provided with proposed, more than two dozen Changes. That Governor Justice's plan failed on revenue estimate has yet to be a unanimous vote. provided, and no proposals for through hundreds of millions of "While today on the floor, Senate generating the revenue for these d@llars in revenue increases. The Democrats repeatedly talked about changes were submitted. amendment was based upon the the Governor's new plan, the simple "I would encourage Governor Governor's most recent version of his fact is that the Governor has never Justice- after seeing today that even "whiteboard" plan, which.,.b~.eubmitted a new plan to the members of his own party in the presented to the public on F~b~.:: Legibiature," Senate Presideht Senate cannot bear to. attach, their i, 27 and clarified in a March 161etter Mitch Carmichael, R:Jackson, said. names to his only sul)mitted tax to the Speaker of the House and "Simply repeating thoughts over and increase proposal - to provide an Senate President. over again doesn't make them accurate, realistic revenue estimate Despite multiple reports of new, legally binding, or even actionable, and a feasible plan for addressing revised, and updated revenue We are only able to work with the this budget crisis that does what he generating measures, Governor actual bills we have, not the bills the promised the voters of this state it Justice failed to submit any other Governor has in his mind." would do: Not increase the burden bill to be introduced for Last week, Senate President on citizens, =Senate President consideration. Therefore, the Senate Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Carmichael said." COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Hinton Lions Club is askin.g for the Communities support in helping to provide those who need, eye examinations or eye glasses. The Hinton Lions have been providing assistance for over 18 years and are asking community organizations and businesses as well as citizens for monetary donations to continue providing help to those in need in our community. As news spreads~0T the help being provided, requests are now outnumbering the Lions Club's ability to help. Once a request is received, the individual's application is screened to insure that other avenues of assistance are pursued before the Lions Club provides help. Donations can be mailed to: Lions Club, Sight Assistance Program, P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. Checks should be made out to: Hinton Lions Club. TOPS Tops (take offPounds Sensibly) is a very affordable, nonprofit, weight loss support group. Meetings are held at the Miller Memorial Methodist Church basement, 109 Miller Ave. Every thursday evening. Weigh-in begins at 5:00 p,m. meeting starts at 5:30 pm. First meeting is free. Come join us or call 304-890-2112 or 304-466-3045. FRESH PECANS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Ascension Church Annual Fresh Open meetings in the basement Pecan (fall crop) sale now in of Ascension Episcopal Church, progress. One pound shelled large corner of 5th Ave. & Temple St., pieces bags- $10.00, large halves- Hinton at 8:00 p.m. every Tues., $10.50. Thurs., &Sat. Call Joyce Ritter- 304-466-1515 or For more information call 1-800- Cleo Mathews 304-466-1135. 333-5051 .... Prashanti Wooten has lived with uncontrolled asthma her whole life. "We were afraid for her to go anywhere without me because of her asthma," her morn, Debbie Wooten explained. "We have lived in fear all of her life; I don't think you realize what a life she didn't live. Her inhalers rarely worked. No one knew why. She never went to her friend's homes because of the possibility of a bad attack. Kids at school make fun of her, calling her a baby, because she never goes anywhere without a family member. Everyone was use to it; this has been our lives." When Lewisburg Visiting Instructional Specialist of Paramedic Travis Copenhaver saw a desperate "vent]plea" on social media from Debbie, he wanted to help and thought that his students could learn from the experience. Copenhaver invited Debbie and Prashanti to his paramedic class on February 19, 2017 to see what everyone could learn. On the day of their visit, Prashanti rushed to get ready and didn't take her inhaler. The class evaluated her lung sounds, end tidal carbon dioxide capnography and waveform, saturated pulse oxygenation and her baseline vitals and talked to her about possible triggers. "Prashanti had an evaluation as if she were having shortness of breath, because she was" said Copenhaver. "I had her show me how that she used her regular inhaler, but even with a spacer, she had not been educated to make it whistle. Making it whistle gets the most amount of air into the lungs, thus delivering the medication where it needs to be, not in her mouth or in the spacer." The capnography results showed that Prashanti had an obvious miracle." obstruction in her lungs, and after "We will never be able to thank educating her and her morn about you and your class enough for what the proper use of the inhaler, her you have done for us," said capnography improved. Prashanti. "I now have freedom I "Ajar talking to them about their have never had before." home and triggers, we advised New River CTC offers an Debbie to get a HEPPA Emergency Medical Technician filtered vacuum cleaner," said (EMT) certificate program and Copenhaver. "While not part of the an associate degree paramedic paramedic curriculum, program. The college also holds this type of case study is a major workforce classes in community part of the paramedicine class paramedicine and critical care curriculum." transport. The EMT-Basic program Copenhaver is currently teaching will be offered over the summer atf thefirst public paramedicine course the campus in Beaver On Mondays in West Virginia. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting May "This training gives EMS 22. Both the EMT and paramedic providers a new skill set that programs will be offered at the mirrors physician extender roles," campuses in Beaver, Lewisburg and explained Copenhaver. "Both Summersville starting in August. physicians and patients benefit Courses in the EMT program will be because they have an extra set of offered in the evenings, and eyes, hands and ears on patient paramedic program courses will be during times when medication offered duringthe day. The 12-week compliance and other services are critical care transport class is necessary or may have taken longer scheduled in Beaver on Fridays from to get into the home with past 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting August 25, services." and the 26-week community Over the weekend of March 11, paramedicine class Will also be held Prashanti went to the movies with on Fridays starting August 25 from only her friends for the first time in 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the herolife, interactive video conferencing "Now we feel secure lettingher do network at all New River CTC things on her own. I'm sure the ER campuses. thinks that we changed hospitals," For more information, contact jokesDebbie. "Since the visit to the Copenhaver at tcopenhaver class, we haven't even thought about @newriver.edu or 304-793 3004 or a visit to the emergency department. Coordinator of EMS/Paramedic Even her primary care physician Program Paula Johnson at asked what was "being done pjohnson@newriver.edu or 304-883- differently. 2450 "We told her about our visit to the New River Community and class, and she said to keep up the Technical College serves nine good work," Debbie said. "They counties in southeastern West assumed that because we'd dealt Virginia from the GreenbrierValley with her asthma all of her life that Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer we knew things that we didn't know. County Campus (Princeton), Now she is getting her medicine. We Nicholas County Campus never knew the spacer could whistle, (Summersville) and Raleigh County and the sweeper in itself is a Campus (Beaver/Beckley). Vietnam Vet r - " " : , e ans: Kecogmtmn Day Program United Mine Workers PresidentVeterans Assistance (WVDVA). during the Vietnam War, according and Vietnam War veteran CecilThe WVDVA encourages to our memorials. The Vietnam Roberts will serve as keynotereporters to talk with Vietnam Veterans of America group in West speaker during an 11 a.m. Vietnam veterans and with Roberts andVirginia believes that the actual Veterans Recognition Day program VVA President Dave Simmons. total is more than 1,100 deaths. on Thursday at the State Capitol. Roberts and Simmons will The difference comes because many Roberts will be among hundreds be candid about the significant West Virginia soldiers had moved of Vietnam veterans in attendance, physical and psychological health out of state before serving. The The formal program is part of a challenges that Vietnam veterans listed home state, as a result, was three-hour "reunion" gathering face. not West Virginia. (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) of state Vietnam SIGNIFICANT VIETNAM ERA West Virginia experienced the veterans. ISSUES]STATISTICS highest soldiers' death rate during West Virginia's chapter of the 36,578 West Virginia soldiersthe Vietnam War. VietnamVeteransofamerica(VVA)served in U.S. armed forces during More than two-thirds of the is hosting the event, with help from the Vietnam era. nation's Vietnam veterans have the West Virginia Department of732 West Virginia Soldiers died died. ~. HEALTH DEPARTMFgNT SCHEDVLF Immunizations are given every Monday and Wednesday at the Summers County Health Department. Please call if any questions 304-466-3388. Event Postings Via Expl Summers County Tourlsm Website If your business or organization has any upcoming events you would like help promoting please go to www.Exploresummerscounty.com/ submitevent and complete the form so we can add your event to our calendar and help further promote it through social media. You can find us on Facebook under ~Explore Summers County." We also have a bulletin board in our window if you have event fliers for display. 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