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(Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) of "W. Water Festival" 115 No, Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday, June 13, 2017 50 Cents o lrglnlans on j Thursday, May 8, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) questioned former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey when he testified before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Senator Manchin received more than 600 questions from J constituents across the state. "I was sent to Washington to represent my' fellow West Virginians. That's why I urged West Virginians tosend me their questions forformer Director Comey and I was proud to ask several of those questions on their behalf today," Senator Manchin said. "Preventing Russian attacks on our democracy should not be a political issue. West Virginians know that, and, with this is mind, I will continue to work in a bipartisan way to protect our great country." lS" The Hinton Police Department is for gas and allegedly vandalizing searching for the subject caught on and attempting to break in the surveillance cameras attempting to building. break and enter a local gas station. Pt. T. S. Adkins of the Hinton PD An unidentified man is seen at stated that the subject appeared to Jarrell's Exxon ~t approximately be intoxicated and kicked the gas 1:40 a.m..getting out of his vehicle pump and the store door several times. If anyone has any information or is able to identify the accused, you are being asked to contact the PD and ask for Pt. Adkins. June and July Activities in National Parks of Southern West Virginia Find your parks at guided activities. wer By Dan Heyman Even a 25-percent cut to SNAP - enough to leave thousands more in West Virginia hungry - can't make the White House budget math add up, according to a new analysis. for people with disabilities; and at "But then, use that growth a the same time, historically large second time around to further tax cuts for the wealthiest and reduce the deficit," he adds. "So, large corporations," he says. 'double count' growth that many White House budget officials people would say wouldn't even be The Center on Budget and ''argue the cuts are needed to reduce created by the tax plan in the first Policy Priorities says President the budget deficit by spurring place." Donald Trump's first budget would economic growth. He describes it as a budget slash the Supplemental Nutrition But Leibenlnft says the Trump illusion - a magic trick to hide tax Assistance Program (formerly Food Administration is overstating what cuts for the wealthy. Stamps) by nearly $200 billion, the plan would do and using "fake "Even with incredibly deep cuts Summer is here and it's a good the people and places that shaped programs do require reservations. time to explore your parks! Join area history. Be it a short walk on All equipment will be provided. a ranger or park partner for free a trail, trying a new outdoor skill, Wear comfortable walking shoes hikes, talks, and other programs or a special event like Train Day in for all guided walks. Water, snacks, this June and July in New River Thurmond, these varied activities a camera, and binoculars are other Gorge National River and Bluestone are good opportunities to explore useful tools to bring along. We National :Scenic River. These parks, look forward to seeing you in local guided activities provide a good Visit the park web site to seenational parks! https://www.nps. opportunity to learn more about . the complete list of June and July gov/neri/planyourvisit/programs. the natural worldaround us and 2017 Guided Activities. Som~ htm Manchin Questions Betsy Devos on Effects of Proposed Education Budget in West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D-"are especially important in the the importance of this program. WV) ~ioned U.S. Secretary Mountain State. "Pamela Shope, who is the For West Virginia, that would math." And Congresswill have the to programs that support heath of E'dueation Betsy Devos today He will seek further answ~'rs director for the Playmates mean a cut of $125 million a y.earto fim~t~dget items, and nutrition; thel~.~ma~get,~ when she testified in front of. t~e ",from ,the Secretary atiout ~he Preschool and Child Development food aid for familiea He says the theory is "iffy" that close to a balance~l bttdget, and Appropriations Subcommittee' On devastating cuts to C~er~ rand Center in Ceredo, WV which is a Jacob Leibenluft, senior advisor tax cuts will pay for themselves this'really hides that basic fact,' he Labor, Health and Human Services, - Technical Education ~ts, TRIO 21st Century.Community Learning of the Center calls the budget through more revenue from faster explains. Education, and Related Agencies and GEAR UP funding, ar/d the Center site. "Robin Hood in reverse" - it steals from the poor to give to the rich. "Historically deep cuts in nutrition programs and programs growth. Then, Leibenluft says, the budget even counts that added revenue twice- once to offset the tax cuts. He points out .the SNAP cuts would land hard on working families in areas that supported Trump. erscores Rura According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, 51 percent of children living in the state's rural communities rely on Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for their health coverage. Kelli Caseman, director of child health with the West Virginians for Affordable Health Care, says that means these children and families have a lot at risk as Congress and the White House consider cuts to the program. "That is huge," she states. '~hile Medicaid is usually known as 'welfare' for adults, we're talking about kids who are living in abject poverty, kids with disabilities." Caseman stresses that recent progress in covering the state's children means 97 percent now have access to health care - one of uninsured rate was the highest rates in the country, higher," she ,points outs. But Caseman says the health care legislation passed by the U.S. House would cut the Medicaid budget by a quarter over 10 years, and President Donald Trump's proposed budget would trim more than that. Its proponents say their plan would give states more flexibility in how they cover lower income residents. Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, says the center's research also uncovered the overall benefits of Medicaid expansion for rural areas. She says expansion states managed to reduce their uninsured rates for rural adults almost twice as much as those that did not choose to expand the program. "For adults, the decline in definitely "An 11 percent point decline in rural areas and small towns, as compared to 6 percent in states that didn't accept expansion. " Besides prodding access to necessary medical care, Caseman says Medicaid also improves communities' economic security and protects families from medical debt and bankruptcy. And she notes it is a crucial support for rural health centers anal hospitals. She says the proposed cuts could be deeply damaging. "I don't know how you could cut Medicaid and not cut kids," she states. "When we discuss cutting Medicaid, we talk about cutting fraud, but these kids aren't committing fraud. These kids are just accessing health care." The Senate is now considering the healthcare legislation. Rep. Jenkins on the Future of G.reen Bank Observatory Questions National Science Foundation Director France Cordova Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) asked National Science Foundation Director France Cordova Wednesday about potential partnerships with other agencies for the Green Bank Observatory. As the NSF considers the future of the Green Bank Observatory and its telescope, Rep. Jenkins asked what steps the agency is taking to help support this scientific and educational resource. "One potential partnership has turned up recently for Green Bank with the national security community. said. Rep. Jenkins urged her to keep looking for and developing partners to use the existing resources available at the Green Bank Observatory. 'WVe think there are touch points with not only with those interests but others, NASA. There's just unique opportunities and capacities, and what I think we are trying to do is obviously not only to continue to work with the relevance for fulfilling those core NSF missions and functions that you've outlined, your direction, impact statement for the Green Bank Observatory and held a public scoping hearing in October on the future of the observatory. Rep. Jenkins testified at that public scoping hearing at Green Bank, along with a number of community members. The NSF will be considering five possible actions: 1. Continued NSF investment for science-focused operations. 2. Collaboration with interested parties for science- and education- focused operations with reduced NSF-funded Scope. on the Department of Education's Full Community Schools program, FY 2018 budget, which funds programs like Senator Manchin expressed his Reconnecting McDowell. concern about the significar, t cuts SenatorManchinalsohighlig~ted to the Department of Education the importance of the 21st Century and its effects on schools, students Community Learning Centers and families in West Virginia. Program - which provides critical In his questioning, he said he is funding for afterschool programs especially trouble by the budget's and which this budget request impact .on funding for schools would completelyeliminate. She understands the importance of afterschool programs for all of the children she serves and is also a morn whose children - Breunon and Alden - have benefited from these important programs," Senator Manchin said. "secretary DeVos, I hope that you will take some time to talk with this family about the importay~ce of the 21st in rural communities, Medicaid He made sure to recognize West Centttry Community Learning in schools, and substance abuse Virginians in the audience who Centers in West Virginia and the counseling in schools, which were in Washington D.C. to stress impact it has had on their lives." BARNS OF SUMMERS COUNTY -- We., Farrell Barn on Camp This barn is the centerpiece of the home place of William and Joyce (Ferrell) Farrell on Camp Lightfoot Road in the Talcott District. (Both Mr. & Mrs Farrell have deceased since the book was published). Around 1947 Mrs. Farrell's father, John Wesley Ferrell built the barn of walnut with poplar beams cut from the property. He used war surplus aluminum sheeting for the roof and Siding. Ernie Carson helped Mr. Ferrell build the barn and they had it completed in three months. Mr. Carson lived across the Greenbrier River in the Buck community. Each day he would row his boat across the river gave her land now known as the old James Ferrell farm on the Greenbrier River, back of Big Bend Tunnel where James and Elizabeth settled on land that remains in the family of eighth generation great grandchildren. James (Old Jimmy) FerreU was the father of two sons. The oldest died in infancy, the second, David Kenna Ferrell, married Celia A. Meador, daughter of Hon. William Meador of Bluestone. Born to them were three sons, the first died at birth; the others were named Erastus David and James William Ferrell. David Kenna Ferrell lived to the age of twenty-seven, dying farm all their lives. John drove the school bus, farmed and managed Camp Thomas E. Lightfoot. Their daughter and husband, William and Joyce (Ferrell) Farrell, carried forward the family tradition of maintaining the homestead for future generations until there death. Today their son, John Farrell perpetuates that legacy. Mrs. Whitley is a lifetime member of'the Summers County Historical Society. The book can be purchased at the Summers County Public Library or by order at barnsofsummerscounty.com. Mrs. Whitley's latest book is entitled 'Photographer on Horseback- I don't want to say too much about it because it's very new - within the last couple of weeks, few weeks - but those have been very long and now sustained discourses with that community over their potential interest in that. And so, we're always hopeful that that will produce something of significance here and we will keep you informed," Director Cordova but also with other federal entities 3. Collaboration with interested and climb the hill to begin work. and agencies and programs," Rep. parties for operation as a technology John William Farrell, now caring Jenkins said. and education park. for the homestead, filled me in on Director Cordova appeared 4. Mothballing of facilities his well documented family history. A condensed version follows: James before the House Appropriations (suspension of operations in a William Thrasher Ferrell, one of the Committee's Commerce, Justice manner such that operations could oldest settlers in this region, was and Science Subcommittee to resume efficiently at some future born near Forest Hill in 1807. His testify on the agency's fiscal year date), father's name was William Ferrell. 2018 budget. 5. Deconstruction and siteHe married Elizabeth Keller 1831. The National Science Folmdation restoration. Conrad Keller, Elizabeth's father, is conducting an environmental of complications of diphtheria after coming home from battle in the Civil War, in 1863. James William, who lived until 1922, married Elizabeth Boude. Their children were: Kenna, Eda, Ora, Celia, Ruby, Roy, Wessie, Paul, John Wesley, and Boude. James lived to age 76 and Elizabeth to age 87. John Wesley and Anna Mable (Saunders) FerreU married in 1925 and lived at the John C. Wiker. It details life of a photographer who lived along Little Wolf Creek in the early 1900s. It car be purchased from members of the Summers County Historical Society or by order at photographeronhorseback.com. Sale of the Barn book benefits the Library and sale of the Wikel book benefits the Summers County Historical Society. J