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Volume 114 No. 51 Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday May 2 2017 50 Cents @ Left to right: Ruth Carroll, Vicki Sanford, Shelda Cox, Executive Director, William Sanford, Lanny Michelinie, Emma Michelinie, Shellie Bailey, Director of Nursing, Phillip Jerman, Social Worker. @ Come enjoy the excitement as Hinton comes alive every second Saturday May thru October with Music, Food & Fun, Sponsored by local businesses, enjoy free music on stage as talented musicians and groups perform each month on stage at Courthouse Square. 2nd Saturdays kicks off Friday, May 12, with popular area band Common Ground rocking the stage at Courthouse Square beginning at 8 p.m. On Saturday, May 13, come enjoy local stores and restaurants arts & crafts & food vendors, old cars and more.., then don't miss the young and talented Chloe Florence on stage beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by local rock sensation The Boatmen at 8 p.m. Don't forget to bring your chair and come celebrate 2nd Saturdays in our great little town May - October. 2nd Saturdays is sponsored only by local businesses who care about their community. Please take time to Thank these businesses for supporting such an important project." King Coal Chevrolet, Summers ASH Hospital, Tony Williams, Commissioner, Practice Link, Ronald Meadows Funeral Home, Big Four Drugstore, Pivont Funeral Hinton, W.Va. - It all began in 1988 when a group of motorcyclists were traveling to Washington D.C. to raise awareness of prisoners-of- war (POW) and missing-in-action Home, Twin State Beauty & Barber . (MIA) veterans. Supply, Dr. Kenna Fox DDS, As what would eventuallybecome Meadow Creek Hideaway, Jarrell's Exxon, City National Bank, First Community Bank, Summit Bank. Second Sat ur.days is a community project sponsored by the New River Gateway CVB and The City of Hinton. Second Saturdays organizers are Kristi Scott, Paula Rhodes, Megan & Chad Meador, Melinda Gore, Kim Rodes, Kim Jordan, Amy Berry Richmond, Jack Scott. For more information please call the New River CVB at 304-466- 5420. Go to 2nd Saturdays facebook page for updates on each event. the annual "Run for the Wall" event travelled through Rainelle a group of school children greeted them. This humble beginning has become an annual weekend-long celebration, and Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (N&RC) presented the L.Z. Rainelle West Virginia Veterans' Reunion with a $1,500 donation from the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc. Now, the event runs the entire Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-28) and includes a reception for the "Run for the walr' riders, parade, speakers, entertainment, fireworks and the "murble" tournament. "It's good that we are here," said Emma Michelinie, Committee Member/Murble coordinator for the L.Z. West Virginia Rainetle Veterans' Reunion. "these veterans gather, talk and laugh with each other all weekend. They have seen sodte dark places; we can provide a ray of light and that is our goal." Murbles is a game that anyone can play and involves players a contest like closest to the pin in golf. One player tosses the point ball out and then each remaining player tries to get their murble closest to the point ball. Each player receives a gift and shirt after the tournament. This year, regional first a candlelight memorial service, responders and veterans will Variety is the participate in the tournament with last year's winners, health care -. agencies have a re-match with veterans. "Our veterans deserve the very best for their service and patriotism," said Shelda Cox, Executive Director for Summers N&RC. "It was our honor to step up and help this organization with event." The donation was made possible through the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc. The foundation provides money to AMFM's family of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities to support community events, charities and programs. Summers N&RC's mission is "to exemplify excellence in quality care to our customers by providing an environment that enhances personal growth, individuality, dignity and respect." to the wast on 2017 Home Tour Saturday, April 29, a coalition of local and national organizations are " sponsoring the 2017 West Virginia Climate March and Rally, a sister march of the 2017 People's Climate March was held in Washington, DC the same day. Participants and grassroots organizers gathered at the corner of Elizabeth and Lee Streets, near the Kanawha County Board of Education, beginning at 1:30 p.m., from which they marched to the north side of the grounds of the West Virginia State Capitol where a rally was held. Speakers called for action on climate change and promote a vision of a future that inspires us and gives us hope! There was music, speakers, food vendors, a miniature car show of electric cars, art activities available for children, and an all-around good time with fellow West Virginians engaged in building a new energy and economic future that works for working people and our planet. Earth Day was celebrated, in the rain, on Saturday, April 22 at Bellepoint Park. People came together. Pots of shade tree coffee were consumed from compostable cups and fair trade chocolate was tasted. Pledges to help the earth were made. Animal pelts were petted. God was praised. People took home LEDs to help reduce usage of electrical energy. A March participants gathered beginning at 1:30 p.m. and unfurled a banner displaying 22,000 years of climate data which demonstrated the dramatic change caused by recent human activity. At about 2:15 p.m. organizers instructed and gathered the crowd, then began moving along the route at 2:30 p.m., including a group carrying the climate data banner. The route then took them down a closed off Elizabeth Street to Kanawha Boulevard where the lane furthest from the river was cordoned off. The group then continued down the Boulevard to the Capitol grounds where participants turned off from the Boulevard and proceed along a pathway between the Governor's Executive Mansion and the Capitol building itself towards the north side of the complex. A stage was set up at the opposite end of the courtyard from the rear steps of the Capitol building, tables for exhibitors and huge topographic map of the lower Greenbrier River put the area in perspective. Best ways to influence representatives were discussed with Congressman Nick Joe Rahall. Endangered species of plants and animals were identified. Black cherry seedlings and heritage seeds were taken home to be planted. It was a good day for people and for the earth. activities were arranged near the Liberty Bell replica, and electric cars were parked for public display at the foot of the steps of the Capitol building, making for a dramatic visual statement of the possibilities for the future of West Virginia's economy and energy. Along with sister marches across the country and around the world, participants made their collective voices heard. Organizers and speakers promoted a positive vision and propose action to reinvest in a new domestic industrial base and new technologies. By providing a stable income and quality jobs, health care, and education through massive investments in infrastructure systems from water, transportation, and solid waste to the electrical grid and safe, green building and increasing energy efficiency that will als0 create millions of jobs across the country and right here in the Mountain State. We thank our sponsors for helping make this possible: Ascension Episcopal Church, Summers County Huddle, Summers County Democratic Executive Committee, Three Rivers Democratic Women, Jarrelrs Exxon, Benjamin Farley - Nationwide Insurance, Big Four Drugstore, Kroger, Magic Mart, Ritz Theatre and Sprouting Farms. We also thank everyone who participated. The Home Tour Weekend (June 9-11), sponsored by the Greenbrier Historical Society, will begin with stunning views from the Peyton house gala and end with a heart-warming tribute to the accomplishments of Katherine Coleman Johnson during afternoon tea at:St. Thomas Episcopal Church in White Sulphur Springs. In the middle is the traditional tour of historic homes on Saturday, June 10 from 10-5 p.m. Two of the houses featured this year are excellent examples that a well-designed home built of quality materials will stand the test of time and serve families from one century to another with grace and dignity. The Cohen home was originally designed as a girls' school near the center of Lewisburg and not far from Greenbrier Military School. One can just feel the ghosts of would-be students on the third floor under that mansard roof whispering and giggling in their beds. However, it was not to be as the proposed school never opened and no such groups of girls ever lived ~n the house. Henry Reece Hodson purchased the land in 1880 and is credited with building the house shortly thereafter. J.W. Benjamin, in his "Personal Recollections (of the Battle of Lewisburg)" told that H. R. Hodson "was the soldier in Edgar's Battalion who unwittingly loaded his musket with a double charge of powder and two projectiles. When Hodson fired his super- charged musket, the recoil knocked him unconscious and the projectiles were later reported by a Union officer as ha~ng (killed)two Union soldiers and (wounded) a third." Now, Hodson's house serves as the beautifully restored hub of a family business; a welcoming home for grown children; the domain of two very active dogs; and a health oriented place of relaxation for Dr. and Mrs. Cohen. Patty Cohen did much of the restoration work herself and the beautifully finished curved Italianate window and door surrounds are. evidence of her skill. The elegant home of Mrs. Lynn Brody may be best known for its time as the Daywood Art Gallery. Likely built around 1904, it served as a family home until 1950 when it was purchased by Ruth Woods Dayton, who is widely known as the author of"Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes." After extensive renovation, Mrs. Dayton opened the home as the Daywood Art Gallery in 1951. Until 1967 she used it to display her husband's extensive collection of late 19th century and early 20th century American art. After the house closed as a gallery, it was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. A.W. McThenia who had recently sold '=The Cedars" in Alderson. It may have been Mrs. McThenia's passion for boxwoods that left so many magnificent specimens on the grounds. Mrs. Brody has developed her own enthusiasm for "the box" and once travelled to National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. for advice on their care. Now the home once again shines with art~this time the eclectic collection that Dr. and Mrs. Brody amassed over the years. From a delicate glass chandelier purchased in Venice to batiks from Africa and Mexico and many lovely paintings in-between, this gracious home does double duty as both home and private art gallery. Tickets are available at the North House Museum and the Greenbrier Convention and Visitors Bureau in Lewisburg; City Hall in White Sulphur Springs and from GHS board members. Gala tickets are $60; tour tickets are $30; and tea tickets are $20. A special value weekend package of tickets to all three events is available for $100. While home tour tickets will be available at each house on the day of the tour, gala and tea tickets must be purchased by June 2. Please call 304-645-3398 for more information. The Greenbrier Historical Society thanks The Greenbrier Resort for helping to sponsor these events. Justice Calls Special Session On May 4 Governor Jim Justice announced that he is calling the West Virginia Legislature into a special session on Thursday, May 4. '~rhere's been a lot of dialogue with both sides of the aisle, the House, the Senate and I believe we are on the verge of doing something great for the people of West Virginia," said Governor Jim Justice. '~rhe first budget sent to me from the Legislature would be devastating to our people because it would mean walking away from higher education, our veterans, our public schools, our seniors, a teacher's pay raise, marketing our state with more tourism jobs, and 48,000 road building jobs. It would've been catastrophic. " Governor Justice added, 'Tie have the chance to put West Virginia on a pathway to prosperity in a bipartisan way. The budget can't just kick the can, it's got to bring opportunity, hope, and jobs to our people."