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Volume 110 No. 7 i "..:i .- ..,, " i.1': i - .. iCi: ! :1:" i     n ? t + N NEWS (Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) Home of "W. Va. Water Festival'" Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday May 29, 2012 50 Cents | Sandstone Area Rich in Unknown Civil War History By Russell Bennett As we. celebrate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War much interest is being generated in the subject. While there " are ample records and documents of larger regiments and their activities little is known of the smaller companies. This is especially true of a company of men formed at Richmond Falls, Virginia (now Sandstone) known as Company A, 184 Virginia Militia. , Samuel Richmond was a son of pioneer settler and Revolutionary War veteran, William Richmond: Samuel was very successful having operated a grist mill and ferry. People came from miles around to Richmond Falls to get their grinding: Richmond was an outspoken staunch Unionist who feared that his livelihood would be Richmond would ask Col. Hayes to provide protection for the mill and ferry. Col. Hayes declined the elder Richmond's request. "No, we are scarce of forces. Let you all go into a company and we will furnish guns, ammunition and rations, and you can guard there just as long as you can stay there without being captured," Hayes said. On December 20, 1861,Company A, 184 Virginia Militia was formed. Samuel Richmond's son, Samuel Lewis Richmond was Captain. Lieutenants were William R. Wheeler and William Caperton Richmond, another son of the elder Samuel Richmond Privates were Samuel Richmond, Sr., and sons, James Harrison Richmond, John Andrew Richmond, Allen Taylor Caperton Richmond, Henry Alexander "Tuck" Richmond and Hugh Richmond. Others were destroyed by the Confederate rebels. A future president of the United States, Col. Rutherford B. Hayes and his 23 Ohio Volunteer Infantry were encamped in the nearby Fore_F Hill, Monroe County area. Mr. Daniel Richmond of New River Road poses with the recently erected headstone of his grandfather, Allen Taylor Caperton Richmond Ed Yates and Candace Brown. Congratulations candace!! Thank you to the Garten family and everyone who keeps the memory of Coach Garten alive by making the scholarship possible. i Brown Awarded Garten Scholarship Thomas Meadows, Samuel Meadows, Squire L. Adkins, Abraham Meadows, Peter Adkins, Jerry Meadows, Wiser Adkins, William Harvey Cales, Rixels Adkins, Jeremiah Meadows, Isaac Cales, William Redden, Rufus Bragg, RileyAdkins, HenryAdkins, David Adkins, James Cales, Sr., Archibald Cales, James Turner, Hugh Boon, Stephen Adkins, John : :'Adns, and others Whose names are illegible or unknown. These militiamen were sworn in for an unspecified period of time by Captain Henry M. Haven of the 23 Ohio Volunteer Infantry and were recognized by Col. Hayes as militia. They served a total of seventeen months or until May 20, 1863 when they disbanded for unknown reasons. Some of these men were later found serving in other Union regiments such as Garten's Company, Monroe County Scouts and 7 West Virginia Cavalry. We guarded there along time, seventeen months I think was the time, till the rebels came in and captured some and we had to give up, surrender, and come back here and keep behind the U. S. forces," William H. Cales would later declare. "When the Union Co., went on a scout, they came for us to go with them as pilots. If they would get into a fight or anything we were right there into it just as much as they were. We all took a hand in it," Cales added. ;iOn Tuesday, May 15, 2012, Candace Brown, a senior athlete Was awarded the W.L. "Bill" Garten S2cholarship at the annual .Scholarship Ceremony held at the Fife Auditorium at Summers County Iigh School. It has been fourteen years since the scholarship was first established. The first scholarship as given to one senior in the amount of $500.00. The 2012 recipient was awarded a scholarship in the amount 0f$3,000.00. Candace plans to attend Gardner-Webb University to play basketball. Candace's basketball achievements have included: Coalfield Conference Female Impact Player of the Year, 2012, McDonald's All-American Nominee, she was featured in Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd", 2012 First Team All-State, 2012 Runner Up Player of the Year, Bluefield Daily Telegraph Player of the Year; National leading scorer, 2012 First Team All-Conference, Member of the 2011 5-time undefeated state championship team, member of the Coalfield Conference championship team, Member of the Big Atlantic Tournament championship team, Honorable Mention All-State, member of the Beckley Summer League championship team, Lady Bobcats Impact Player Award, leading Free-throw percentage. Her track and volleyball achievements include 2011 100m, 200m, track state champion, First team All- Conference, 2010 member of the gtate volleyball championship team, AA 100m Track State Champion, Track State Qualifier in the 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, and 100 meter dash. member of Coalfield Conference championship volleyball team, volleyball All-State tournament, Honorable Mention All- State volleyball, First team All- Conference volleyball, 2008 member of the Final Four volleyball team. Candace's accomplishments are not all athletic however, she is also an honor roll student, student council class representative for 4 years, member FCA, Bible Club, RAZE and 4-H. She is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Youth Group. Coach Garten was a graduate of Concord University playing basketball, football and baseball while attending college. HE made All-Conference in all three sports. He was elected to the Concord University Hall of Fame and the WV Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Garten was head football coach at Hinton High School from 1957 to 1978. He'had 142 career wins, a football state championship runner-up in 1963 and a "AA" state championship football tea, in 1968. He also taught the athletes who had the privilege of playing for him discipline, dedication, sportsmanship, how to be a team player and the will to win. It was his desire that the recipients of his scholarship play sports and have the characteristics that he instilled in his players. The seniors who were awarded his scholarship have those characteristics and would have loved playing for him. The scholarship was presented by Mr. Ed "Buck  Yates who played football for Coach Garten during his high school years. The Honorable Marion Gwinn, who was later a Delegate to the West Virginia House of Delegates representing Summers County, was a Private in Thurmond's Company of Independent Partisan Rangers, a Continued on page 5 From left to right: Martha Rockstool, James Luster, Diane Warner, John Wm. "Bill" Dillon, Jodi Bennett and Shelda Cox. Summers Nursing &Rehabilitation Center donates $1,500 to .John .... Henry Days'Celebration Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has donated $1,500 to the John Henry Days Celebration as part of the long-term care facilities' community giving projects through the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc. John" Henry Days' President John Wm "Bill" Dillon and committee members James Luster, Martha Rockstool and Diane Warner attended a reception at the facility to receive the donation. This is the third year that Summers N&RC has gifted the John Henry Days a donation. "The John Henry Days celebration is a fantastic event that brings the community together and HEALTH SCREENING- Women's Health Screenings available. Attention: Women ages 25-64. If you are uninsured or underinsured you may be eligible for pap smear and mammogram (age restrictions for' mammograms do apply) through the WV Breast and Cervical Screening Program. These tests could save your life. Call the Summers County Health Department for more information and appointment. Brush on Overlooks Cut The unsightly brush that once obscured the magnificent, panoramic view of the Bluestone Lake is gone thanks to the hard work of former state senator Leonard Anderson and the committee heading up the boat races next month. Saturday, 25 to 30 racers with the Carolina-Virginia Racing Association will be on the lake, between noon and 6:30 p.m., for the regional outboard racing competition. This will be the first outboard racing competition held in Summers County for a number of years and with the brush cut from the overlooks spectators will have a great view of the goings on. And don't forget to stop by the Dairy Queen to thank Leonard for getting the brush cut. invites guests from all over the state to learn about our local heritage," Shelda Cox,Summers N&RC Executive Director, said. Dillon spoke about the importance and lasting impact of the John Henry story, and how many of the people he met while serving in Vietnam did not know exactly where West Virginia was, but almost always had heard the story of how John Henry beat the steam-powered drill. The donation was made possible through the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc., which operates Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The foundation provides money to its' family of skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities to support community events, charities and programs. Talcott Pirates 1 st Place Boys' Basketball Front: Tyler Plumley, Hunter Cantley, Alex Ward, Dakota Gill, Levi Jones, David Blume, Ryan Wheeler, Logan Jones. Back: Josh Ratliff, Eli Bower, Chase Richmond, Andrew Richmon, Matthew Fleshman, Ashton Bennett, Levi Harvey, Austin Palmowski, Coach Gabe Massie Coach Charlie Fleshman, Assistant Jacob Fleshman. Not pictured: Caleb Boone, Casey Boone. Talcott Pirates 1st Place Cheerleaders L-R: (Avery Lilly), Aleshla Lilly, Macy Pitzer,. Emily Turner, Bailey Richmond, Michaela Wynes, Whitney Gunter, Karsyn Keaton, Jordan Rutherford. ..... : ,1 i' !11 ii F 1:,1i] ]! rJ: ]:i !lii]Ii lll,ii!t: ,', I liii'l!'i,I00ii00Iiillb ]00,00l00,!litJillllt ..... ...... " ,  I i i