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O friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 at the church. Online condolences at www. pivon~ome.com Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. BERNARD R COX Bernard P. "Duke" Cox went to his heavenly home on May 1 1, 2017 at Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at Hilidale. Born April 7, 1960 in Hinton, he Was the son of the late Howard R. "JAY" JESTON KLEIN and Pansy L. Hammonds Cox. Duke worked several years at ~Jaf'JestonKlein,24of109Park Bridge Street Ashland and later Ave. Hinten died Thursday, May 11, retired from the custodial 2017. department at the Summers County Born January 5, 1993 in Norfolk, Courthouse and Memorial Building. Virginia, he was the son of Kevin His battle with RA forced him to and Lori Denise Terrell Klein of retire early. Cottageville, South Carolina and Besides his parents, he was Jeston Eric McCarter, IV of preceded in death by two brothers, Bloomington, Indiana. Gary Cox and Roger Cox and a Jay was a contract worker for 4 Ways Marriage, Divorce And Do-Overs Can Increase Your Social Security Check In a world of IRAs, bonds, of her second husband it he maae annuities and investment property, more money than her. one retirement benefit often gets You get a do-over. If you decide to overlooked, or not discussed at all, take your Social Security benefits, by some financial advisers: Social then realize you made a mistake, Security. the Social Security Administration "In retirement, you need to create will allow you to repay the money as much fixed, guaranteed income you took within 12 months and as you can," says Tony Perrone, wipe the slate clean as if it never president and founder of the Estate happened. Planning Group and author of I "Follow your own instincts when Didn't Know I Could Do That: 9 it comes to when and how to take Financial Strategies That Can your Social Security benefits," Save or Make You Money (www. Perrone says. "This is an important DropHelp.com). "Social Security part of your overall retirement is just as valuable as any of your strategy." other assets." About Tony Perrone Americans can draw their Tony Perrone, author of I Didn't Social Security as early as 62, for Know I Could Do That: 9 Financial reduced benefits, or as late as 70, Strategies That Can Save or Make for enhanced benefits. You Money (www.DropHelp.com), is When benefits are elected, a president and founder of the Estate retiree makes a permanent choice, and Business Planning Group. meaning benefits are reduced over As a financial professional, the course of a lifetime, not just his focus is designing income- until full retirement age. producing portfolios for retirement. The social Security break-even For 16 years, Perrone was host of age is 77, or 15 years after the first the popular radio talk show Now retiree elected to receive benefits.. You Know on FM 96.5 News Talk Perrone says those who are WDBO in Orlando, which could be contemplating when to take their :heard from Jacksonville to Tampa Social Security benefits shouldn't to Vero Beach. automatically take the largest Securities and Investment check they are eligible for and Advisory Services offered solely assume they are making the right through Ameritas Investment decision. Corp (AIC). Member FINRA/SIPC. nephew, Roger "Punkin~ Cox, Jr. Genesis Rail Service and was a "None of us has crystal balls," AIC and Estate and Business Duke is survived by two sons, memberoftheArmyNationalGuard Perrone says. "But if you think Planning Group are not affiliated. Joshua Cox of Dunedin, FL and in Bluefield, WV. He attended there's a good chance you might Additional products and services Zachary Cox of Hinton. One Lifeline Church in Hinton and daughter, Kntrina of Charleston. enjoyed gaming and spending time Two brothers, James Cox and with his family and friends. Kenneth Cox, both of Hinton. Three Besides his parents, he is sisters, Patricia Meador and survived by a son, Jax'Ford Klein of husband Donald, Lola Cox andAlice Hinton, one brother, Shane Scott Adkins, aUofHinton.Asister-in-law, Terrell of Bloomington, IN and Delores Cox and her son, Michael. several aunts, uncles and cousins. Special nephew, Bobby . Lee Memorial services will be held at Richmond, a niece, Audrey 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Richmond, a special great nephew, Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Evan Meador. Several other Hinton with Pastor Mark Bayle nephews and nieces also officiating. The family will receive survive that Duke truly loved, friends from 5 p.m. until time of The family would like to thank services on Tuesday at the funeral Dr. Start Day, Shelda and the nurses home. and aides that cared for Duke during Online condolences at www. his illness, pivontfuneralhome.com Funeral services will be held at Arrangements by Pivont Funeral 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Home, Hinton, WV. Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinten with Pastor Rebbie Merritt FARMER'S MARKET .... TRAINING officiating. The family will recolve:~ ~ .............. ....... til 2 0"~ inere wm De a meeting mr ~Le me as from .t'UU m un " u~ . ~ .,, "v,,,~. "~- P; :;.~ ; .... :.] Summers County Farmer's Market .... "__ ....... ~__ particapants, Tuesday, May 23 at the nome.rer~esreque~,crenmtaon ~ .~ _ i. . , will follow the funeral service. ~ummers ~ouncy ~emorml In lieu of flowers, memorial Building in Hinton starting at 10 contributions may be made to the a.m. Training for the Farmer's family to help with, final expenses. ' Market Coupons will be given on Online condolences at www. that day and we will be discussing Market operations. pivontfuneralhome.com Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. If you are interested in participating in the upcoming Summers County Famrer's Market please attend. If you have any questions or need moer information feel free to contact Daid Richmond or Stacey Ford at (304) 466-7113 or by email: David'Richmnd@mail'wvu or sford2@wvstateeu.edu. live longer than average, or ffyou're may be available through Estate just an optimist, you might want to and Business Planning Group think about going for the maximum that are not offered through AIC. monthly payment. Once it starts, 5900 O Street Lincoln, NE 68510. it's locked in for life." (402)467.6900. Perrone provides some additional Representatives of AIC do not tips and strategies for getting the provide tax or legal advice. Please most out of your Social Security consult your tax advisor or attorney benefits: regarding your situation. Don't forget the widow's benefit. If you are a widowed woman and don't get remarried, you can file for Social Security at the age of 60. N 0 T I C E This is known as the widow's benefit. The rule applies to men as well. If your wife earned more than you, you are entitled to widower's WALK FOR HER LIFETIME ANNUAL SALE benefits. When a widow or widower, The Walk for Her Lifetime orasurvivingex-spouse, waitsuntil Committee will hold its Annual age 60 or later to re marry, they Yard/Bake/Hot Dog Sale in the preserve the right to collect Social Hinton House Community Room on Security ~benefits on their deceased June 10, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until spouse's earnings record. 3:00 p.m. Our hot dogs and baked Divorce can have fringe benefits, items are all homemade and Women who were divorced after delicious being married for at least 10 years We are asking everyone who Can are eligible for a portion of their to donate clean, usable household ex-husband's benefits if she is items to be sold at this event. Due unmarried at the time they become to health concerns clothing and eligible for benefits, other fabric items cannot be That claim does not reduce the accepted. The proceeds from this ex-husband's benefits or those of sale and other events throughout the his new spouse if he re-marries. year are used to assist the citizens Marriage can be a strategic tool. of Summers County who have been When a spouse dies~the r_.~y,/t~K_ diagnossed with breast cancer or to spouse gets the larger of the two provide mimimograms to those who Social Security checks, can't afford one. If the surviving spouse gets To donate items or for more remarried, he or she is then subject information concerning out services to that law with the new spouse, please call Stephanie Elkins, our In other words, if a widow gets re- yard sale coordinator, at 304-228- married, and her second husband 9189. dies, she is eligible for the benefits 1 White House Could Defund Drug Abuse Office By Jake Zuckerman, Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. ~ Despite a continually worsening national opioid epidemic, President Donald Trump's administration is attempting to slash funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy. A leaked memo cited in a Politico report reveals the White House proposed to decrease funding for JAMES G. DILLON the ONDCP from $388 million annually to $24 million. James Gilbert Dillon, 71, of That money works its way from Hinton found peace on May10, 2017 Washington, D.C., to a number following an extended illness, of law enforcement and drug Jim was bern on August 10, 1945 prevention programs across the to the late J.C. Dillon, Jr. and country, including some in West Margaret Gilbert Dillon. He was a Virginia. graduate of the Hinton High School Two key types of recipients class of 1963. of the federal dollars include Jim was owner of the former Don High Intensity Drug Trafficking Array Shop in Hinton, employed by Area programs and Drug Free the West Virginia State Department Community organizations, both of of Highways, and a member of the which are on the chopping block as WestVirghdaUnemployment Board Trump's administration works to of Review. He was also a member of finalize its budget proposal, which the First United Methodist Church must be approved by Congress of Hinton. before taking effect. Surviving family members Once designated as a HIDTA, include his wife Donna McDaniel county law enforcement agencies Dillon, daughter Margaret can receive federal resources to Bonenberger and husband Brad, curb drug flow through the area. A major regional ONDCP dollar brother-in-law, Chuck McDaniel, and granddaughter Donna recipient, Appalachia HIDTA was Katherine; aunt and uncle Vivian _ allocated an $8 million budget from and Melvin Plumley; cousins the office, according to its 2015 Rhonda Gilbert and John Adam annual report. It covers more than Gilbert; aunt Martha Gilbert; 80 counties throughout Kentucky, cousins Tim Gilbert, David Gilbert, Tennessee, Virginia and West Vince Gilbert and their families. Virginia. Jim enjoyed golfing and hunting, In 2015 alone, Appalachia andwasasuppertivememberofhis HIDTA seized 381.9 kilograms of heroin, 80,000 dosage units community. He was always a gentleman, and he enjoyed his of prescription drugs and 37.6 friends and family. He will be kilograms of synthetic substances, missed. The family wishes to extend among others, according to its gratitude to all who cared and annual report. Likewise, it seized prayed for Jim during his illness, more than $1.1 billion in wholesale A memorial service was held at value of illegal drugs and seized 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017 at more than $30.4 million in cash Hinton First United Methodist and other assets that same year. Church with R~. Melissa White West Virginia houses 19 counties officiating. The family received that qualify as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas: Berkeley, Boone, Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Harrison, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Ohio, Putnam, Raleigh, Wayne and Wyoming. Several phone calls made to various members of Appalachia HIDTA and its counterparts at the Southern District of West Virginia's U.S. Attorney's office were not returned for this article. Though the ONDCP's page on the White House's website used to contain a wealth of information, it has since been updated and replaced with one sentence: "Check back soon for more information." Along with drug trafficking areas, Drug Free Communities, which receive the ONDCP money on the basis that they organize to prevent youth substance abuse, also could lose their grant funding. In West Virginia, three such organizations receive $125,000 annually from the federal organization: A~Jvocates for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Morgan County Partnership and Strong Throug~'~U~j- according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's:office when the funding was announced in 2015. Mary Ball is a project coordinator for Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention, which works to produce and share media campaigns designed to prevent youth drug and alcohol use, and to put on events to sponsor drug-free lifestyles. She said though there's no surefire way to measure the success of a preventative organization, the coalition has helped foster several popular community programs. Though she declined to comment on how policymakers do their job, she said keeping children away from drugs is invaluable to a community. "The thing with prevention work is that we could be making a difference and never see it," she said. "If you affect the life of one person, then you're successful. We do our best with the programs we have and the things we're given. As long as we touch at least one person, we've done our job." In a news release, U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., criticized the proposal. He said the HIDTA program effectiv~l~ stymies drug flow through West ~irginia. In the leaked memo, in a category marked "Justification," the draft states the ONDCP produces. "duplicative and burdensome administrative tasks" and the fresd-up funds can be better used to address drug threats elsewhere. The argument, however, has found traction from an unlikely source. Grant Smith, deputy director--of nati01ilfl affairs with the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement that since the focus on combating the drug problem has come from a public health angle, not a criminal justice one, the federal body has been made irrelevant. "The reality is that ONDCP is an agency in dire need of reform," he said. "The HIDTA and Drug Free Communities grant program, run by ONDCP, are a phenomenal waste of money that contribute to the incarceration and stigmatization of drug users, so their elimination is a welcome move." Tues. May 16, 2017 Hinton News - 3 O' pICIOn In Dan Heyman Critics charge the real reason for Charleston, WV.-WestV'n'ginians the review Is to make more public are likely to react with suspicion to land available for energy Trump administration moves development. Rosser says folks will toward rolling back the national learn a lot watching how the review monuments named by his process goes- if it's dictated from the predecessors, according to a local top, it might be driven by powerful conservation group: In an vested interests. But if it's open to unprecedented step, the White thepublic, she predicts many people House and U.S. Interior Department will come out to defend public lands. have announced they'll review - and She notes that's how the monuments possibly revoke or shrink are created in the first place. monument status given to public "Some of these national lands over the last 20 years. West monuments, most of them, have Virginia Voted strongly for Trump. been decades in the making," she But, Angle Rosser, executive adds. "Local economies have seen director of the West Virginia Rivers great benefits. If they truly listen to Coalition, says folks here really the local voices, the business voices identify with the woods and forests, will be pressured to keep things as and want them protected. "The first they are. timea president has ever made that "Rosser and others are backing a kind ofmo~e, and it just feels like it push for a Birthplace of Rivers flies in the face of the very people National Monument in the eastern who voted for him," she says.part of the state. One estimate is "People take pride in those areas that a designation could be worth here in West virginia and are willing $50 million a year to the local to fight to defend them. "Written economy. The century old statements from the Interior Antiquities Act, which emPowers Department say they want to gi~,e presidents to name~ national rural citizens more ofa voice in what monuments, doesn't specifically federal land gets extra protection, allow later revisions. Any changes The agency also argues that recent made to current national monuments have been huge - many monuments by the Trump times larger than the first ones, administration are almost certain to named early in the last century, be challenged in court. SAVE THE DATE!! June 3, 2017 The 29th annual Dickie Noel WEIGHT WATCHERS Memorial Golf Classic will be held Weight Watchers is back in on Saturday, June 3 at Willowwood HintonI Meetings are~on Thursday Golf Course. Contact person is Greg evening at 5:30 in the Fellowship Vandall at 304.575.3372. Hall at First Baptist Church, 108 Additional information will be Temple Street, Hinton. For more published soon, information, contact Connie Willey at 304-660-7206. NOTICE Meadow Creek Cemetery needs your denations for~ this year!s care for the cemetery. Four large Trees have fallen and need removed. Meadow Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 85, Meadow Creek WV 25977. PROGRESS One pound large pieces, now $8.00, one pound large halves, $8.50 Call Joyce Ritter, 466-1135 or Cleo Mathews, 466-1515. Saturday,, May 27, 2017 Oak Grove United Methodist Church Ballengee, WV 4:00- 7:00 p.m. Ages 13-Adult- $10.00 Ages 5-12 - $5.00 Under age 5 - Free / .asagna Spaghe i Chicken Alfredo ; /- Salad Bar / Desse Bar Garlic Bread Coffee, Tea, Lemonade