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9 a_ #J ., %- t: Volume 93 No. 8 The HINTON NEWS (Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) Home of the W. Va. Water Festival Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday June 13, 1995 30 Cents Newton Crowned First Prom Queen By Stephanie Meadows The junior class at Summers County High School chose to have the prom at the Pence Springs Ho- tel. "Many felt that with a new school there should be many new things to come along with it and one was the i::: : !::i: Shelly Newton was named Prom Queen for Summers County High School at the 1995 prom held at Pence Springs Hotel. location of the prom." There were many different things about the prom this year, instead of staying inside all night many people went outside on the deck. Mrs. Meadows, a teacher at SCHS said "It was a very nice place to have it, there was much more atmopshere and the juniors did a great job." Senior Cheryl Cooper said "The change of scenery from the armory walls to to the extravagant hotel was different, but very pleasant." This year's Queen Shelly Newton said "She was very shocked consid- ering there were many other senior girls. The senior attendants this year were Allison Steele and Erin Cole, and the'junior attendant was Beth Farley. "I was very surprised and it meant a lot to me, it being the last year." said Allison Steele. Beth Far- ley said "I was very surprised and that was something I definitely did not expect." Over 200 juniors and seniors and their guests attended the prom. Shelly Newton is the daughter of Sam and Connie Newton of Pine Hill. Allison Steele is the daughter of Kay and Kenneth Meador of Jumping Branch. Erin Cole is the daughter of Martha Estes of Jump- ing Branch and Jerry Cole of Char- leston. Beth Farley is the daughter Pictured left to right is Beth Farley, Erin Cole, Shelly Newton, of Norman and Jennifer Farley of and Allison Steele. Madams Creek. EcoTheate Fri. June 16 Idcks of EcoTheater's summer performance season at Pipestem State Park's Amphitheatre at 8:00 p.m. Martha Asbury, Play. wright-Director, and her troupe will present original stories about real ::::: Randy Farmer, left, discusses some of the ton Mayor James A. Leslie, Jr. said. The electrical and plumbing work taking place entire first floor will house office space for on the first floor of Hinton's new office the Department of Health andHuman Serv- complex. By the end of this month the first ices, presently located on the cornerofThird floor will be complete "a turn key job,  Hin- Ave. and Temple St. City Complex: r Summer Performances July Opening localpeople, placesandevents.Join- are Martha, Warren Caverly, Mary ing the performers on stage will be Ann Caverly, Fred Halterman, and the Potluck Band, who will present special guests. Musicians are Jeanne music, not only complementing the stories but providing inspiration to do a little fiat footing. Performers Retired Naval Officer Joins Forest Hill Community Pictured is Lt. Lynn Lewis, US Navy and Major Bowden, MEPS Lewis next assignment was as Legal Officer, Attack Squadron 128, Na- val Air Station, Whidbey Island, WA. where she acted as the liaison be- tween the Air Station's lawyers and the 1,000 members of Attack Squad- ron 128. She also assisted in referring cases to courts.martial, non,judicial pun- ishments, administrative separa- tions from the Navy, and investiga- tions involving Ices of life and prop- erty. Her last assignment in 1991 brought her to Beckley, where she was assigned as the Operations Officer, Becldey Military Entrance Processing Station. While there, Lieutenant Lewis directed the proc- essing of almost 30,000 applicants for enlistment in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps., Army National Guard, and Coast Guard. In 1992 she married Larry W. Red- mond of Indian Mills, who is retired from the U.S. Air Force, and owner of Redmond Security Services. Commander. Lieutenant Lynn Lewis retired on June 2nd. from the U.S. Navy. She began her 21 years of naval service at age 18 when she enlisted in:the United States Marine Corps. FOllowing recruit training at Parris Isnd, SC., she was assigned to the ad;ministrative field and served in such diverse locations as Camp Lqjeune, NC., Camp Pendleton, CA. and Okinawa, Japan. While in the Marine Corps, she also served a two year tour as a Drill Insturetor. In 1980, she was assigned be Marine Corps to attend Texas AbM University. GraduatingMagna Ctm Lauds in 1984, she was com. missioned an Ensign in the United 8tates Navy, and assigned as a geo- political analyst in Hawaii. While in waii, she reported to the Com- mlmder-in-Chief, Pacific Command oI the governmental transition from former President Ferdinand Marcos o: newly elected President Corey Aquino in the Philippines. Later, she was assigned to moni- terrorist activities. Lieutenant ' Crane, Fred Bolt, and Charlie Massie. The show beiP.g presented June 16 and June 30 was presented at the College of West Virginia in Beckley, and was very well received by the audience. The shows presented July 7 and 21, will feature the Wyoming County Troupe of EcoTheater, wi th Playwright Judy Walker and "The Old Hobo', Sarge McGhee. Aug. 25, will find the Greenbrier Troupe with Ole Miz Dacey, a feisty, sharp-minded, sharp-tongued old mountain woman living alone in her edin  well, alone except for little green men and for being visited by a host ofwell-intentione d advisors and friends. Written by Maryat Lee and revised by Martha Asbury, this comedy is ever popular with audi- ences, and will also feature music by the Potluck Band. Sept. 1 closes the season with both the Greenbrier and Wyoming Troupes on stage. Remember those six dates and come to Pipestem rain or shine the shows, in all their variety, go on. EcoTheater, founded in 1975 by Maryat Leein Summers County, isa nonprofit organization specializing in collecting local stories about real people, places and events, for pres- entation on stage. All performers are from local communities, forming a network ofcompaniesin five states: W.Va., Ky., Ill., Tx. and N.C. EcoTheater's reputation as oral- history based performance theater is known nationwide in theater circles, has been written about in college and university journals, and has been the subject of study by. several theater majors earning their PhITs. One notable theater student who wrote about EcoTheater is Rich- ard Greer, who earned his PhD at Northwestern Universityin Chicago, and is Director of Swamp Gravy, an oral history theater in Colquitt, Go. Most recently, EcoTheater was visited by Chris Sinclari, a professor of theater from Melbourne, Austra- lia, who has taken a leave of absence from teaching in order to research oral history theaters. Having come to Lewsiburg to learn about Eco- Theater, Chris now hopes to start a similar theater in Australia. She was accompanied to America by her husband, Bill Ten Eyck, an actor in Australian television productions. By Fred Long The new governmental complex on Summers Street, adjacent to City Hall, will be ready for the Depart- ment of Health and Human Services and open to the public on July 3rd, Hinton Mayor James A` Leslie said today. =We're really excited about this," he said. "The community is proba- bly going tobe shocked" when they see the finished product. "But I think they are going to be proud of this building. It's going to make an outstanding statement to the pub- lic." Construction began last August, but a delay in steel set back the original target opening date, which would have been April. The entire building probably won't be ready until late August or September. "The most important thing is this building is going to save 17 jobs in Hinton and provide for expansion," Leslie said. Once the building is completed the second floor will probablybecome the headquarters for a county =Wellness Center," a physical fitness and health project suggested by Dr. Ronald S. Seaton. "that's just what I'm hoping," said Still Spaces Concord College Football Coach, Bob Mullett, has announced there are still spaces available for the football camp to be held this sum- mer for boys ages 12-18 on the Con- cord Campus. The camp will be July 18-21. The price for a camper stay- ing over night will be $135. The commuter rate i s $60. The corn muter rate does not include meals, how- ever, meals may be purchased daily on campus. Some features of the camp will include: instruction in basic funda- mentals, as well as instruction on the specific football positions. The coaches will also teach secondary coverages, blocking schemes and pass routes. Instruction and team drills will be according to age and experience of the individual. Brochures may be attained by wridng Coach Bob Mullett, Foot- ball Coach, Box 66, Concord College, Athens, WV 24712 or calling (304) 384-5346 or 384-5347. Leslie. qfnot, I believe, before the first of the year, the state may take the top floor." The two story, $800,000 building is =very close to coming in on budget," because city workmen are assisting with the construction. "I can't say enough about these men and the work they are doing. Let's name them: Ralph Trout, Donald Adkins, Ed Thomas, Mike Ward, Bobby Parker and Droop" Wynes. They are a tremendous asset to this corn. munity." The total construction cost, headed by Randy Farmer, a local contractor, will be about $425,000 because of the savings generated by the city work force, he said. They are a talented group of men." The building, fully handicap ac- cessible, will fit in with the historic district and faced with a "dryvit system," a type of foam that is ap- plied to the structure and sculptured to the desired design. Once it is hard it's like concrete," Leslie said. Between City Hall, which will also be covered with the =dryvit system," and the new building, will be a glass atrium where, at the front and rear, Becky Wheeler's locomotive from the =City Flag" will be sculptured. =It's really going to be an impressive building." Graduate from Academy Two citylaw enforcement officers, Friday, graduated from the Police Academy in Charleston, Hinton Chief Johnny Mann said. Patrolmen Shannon Bartgis and Jackie Adkins completed the 13 weeks of physical and classroom training, from March 15 to June 9, and also earned 20 credit hours at Marshall University towards a law enforcement degree, he said. Project Awards The W. Vs. Families First project awarded grants to 21 Family Re- source Networks, which will use the funds to expand local services for children and fandlies based on 'the needs of their community, the project's director announced today. "What is exciting about these grants is that it's another step to- ward state and federal government changing to meet the needs ofcom- munitios," Barbara Merrill said. "In the past, communities had little input on the type of services they need. In the future, we will he put- ting the needs of W. Vs. families first." Funding for the grants is part of federal money received by the state last year to overhaul services for children at/d families so that they focus more on prevention, and are integrated and coordinated to better support families. The services funded by these grants should reflect this strategic shiR in practice. In the first year of this project, W. Va. received a total of $572,000 from the federal Family Preservation and Support Sewicos Act to develop and implement a five-year Child and Family Service Plan. The state ex- pects to receive approximately $8 million throughout the next five years for the implementation of this plan. The plan, which must be focused on preventing unnecessary separa- tions of children from their families and improving services and service delivery for children and families, will be submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services by June 30th. The state is using local plans developed by Family Resource Net- works outlining services important to that community. The W. Va. Families First project is a joint effort of the Govenor's Cabinet on Children and Families and the Office of Social Services in the Dept. of Health and Human Resources. Local grants were awarded to the following Family Resource Net- works. Summers $9,985. Contact: Doris Cobb, 466-0389  developmet%t and access to a directory of services for children and families in Summers' County.