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| | Home (Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) of "W. Va. Water Festival" Volume 115 No. 07 Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday, June 27, 201 7 50 Cents i, # PO The West Virginia State Water with his family on the Bluestone Ski powerboatcompetitions, persuading Festival committee is proud toTeam. Through this venture, a new racers to come to Bluestone Lake. announce that Tom Clinebell will passion arose, powerboat racing. Tom was married to Betty J serve as Grand Parade Marshal on Tom has served in many Clinebell for 67 years and raised Saturday, August 5, 2017. capacities within the West Virginia three sons, Steve, David and Joe. Tom Clinebell, a life-long State Water Festival committeeHe is an active member of First resident of Hinton, West Virginia, from President to Chairman of the Presbyterian Church of Hinton. is a World War II Veteran serving: powerboat racing committee. Tom is an avid fisherman and with the 101st Airborne Division of Tom was the driving force behind turkey hunter and has spent his the United States Army. bringing the APBA, America Power retirement years enjoying his He retired from the C & O Boat Associ_ation, national boat pontoon boat on the lake and .Railroad as a Telegraph Operator. races to Bluestone Lake from 1969- watching his six grandchildren and Tom was an active member of the 1997. six great-grandchildren grow up. Bluestone Boat Club and performed Tom traveled to numerous Bill After Months of Private Meetings After months of closed-door The draft outline also detailed version as "mean," according to meetings, Senate Republicans have funds to stabilize U.S. insurance congressional sources. made public their 142-page bill that markets, where customers' highDemocrats accuse Republicans will replace the Affordable Care Act medical costs have driven premium of sabotaging Obamacare, and if signed into law. rates higher and pushed out health say the Republican bill will make A seven-year push by U.S. insurers in 2017; the situation is healthcare unaffordahle for poorer Republicans to dismantle expected to worsen in 2018. Americans while cutting taxes for Obamacare and kill the taxes it TheRepublicanbillwouldprovide the wealthy. imposed on the wealthy reached a $50 billion through 2021 as a short- McConnell may have a tough critical juncture on Thursday when term measure, but a separate pot of job convincing enough Republican Senate Republican leaders unveiled money would provide another $62 senators the Senate bill improves a draft bill they aim to put to a vote, billion from 2019 through 2026, the on the House version. possibly as early as next week. draft said. A Reuters/Ipsos poll found nearly Senate Majority Leader Mitch It was unclear what approach the 60 percent of adults believed the McConnell and his lieutenants bill would take to Obamacare taxes. House bill would make insurance have worked in secret for weeks on Some reports Wednesday said the costlier for low-income Americans the bill, which is expected to curb bill ~vould seek to repeal most of and people with pre-existing Obamacare's expanded Medicaid the taxes that pay for Obamacare, conditions. Only 13 percent said it help for the poor and reshape but senators had discussed keeping would improve healthcare quality. subsidies to low-income people for some of these at least for a while, The nonpartisan Congressional private insurance, such as a 3.8-percent net investment Budget Office (CBO) estimated the The subsidies are expected to be income tax on higher earners. House bill would kick 23 million linked to recipients' income in the Former Democratic President people off their healthcare plans. Senate bill, a "major improvement" BarackObama's signature domestic Healthcare is a top priority for from a measure approved last policy achievement has been a voters and many Republicans fear month by the U.S. House of target of Republican wrath fora legislative misstep could hurt Representatives that tied them years. But even with control of the them. solely to age, RepuLlican Senator White House and both chambers of Collins said she would weigh the Susan Collins of Maine said. Congress since January, the party CBO's upcoming assessment of the Some of the Senate bill's has struggled to make good on its Senate bill's impact on costs and provisions could be political land bold campaign promises to repeal coverage. mines, " with individual senators' and replace Obamacare. ConservativeRepublicansenator reactions crucial to determining The law is credited with Rand Paul of Kentucky, who whether or not the Affordable expanding health insurance to wants a full repeal of Obamacare, Care Act, popularly known as millions of Americans. Republicans reportedly said he feared that with Obamacare, survives a Republican say it costs too much and involves the legislation being developed, attack that has been underway the federal government too much in "we're actually going to be replacing since its passage in 2010. healthcare. Obamacare with Obamacare," A draft outline circulating President Donald Trump made referring to the continuing role of among lobbyists and Senate aides Obamacare repeal a centerpiece of government. said Republicans would propose to his 2016 campaign. If legislation is to prevail in the give states more latitude to opt out Trump has urged the Republican- Senate, McConnell can only lose the of Obamacare regulations and limit led Senate to pass a more "generous" support of two of 52 Republicans, money for Planned Parenthood, bill than the one approved by the assuming all 48 Democrats and a healthcare provider that offers House. independents oppose the bill, as abortion services. He privately described that expected. The City of Hinton's Historic University of Mary Washington Landmarks Commission (HLC) in Fredericksburg, VA, where she welc0m.e~ a new AmeriCorps was, a double major ia Historic member this month. Preservation and Geography. Sarah Rogers will be serving Sarah was attracted to the with the HLC for a year. She PreserveWV AmeriCorps program recently graduated from the and the City of Hinton because of the ability she'd have to make a difference in the community and to gain full time experience in the preservation field. With the HLC, Sarah has already begun to update the inventory of properties within the historic district. You may have seen her around town taking pictures of buildings within the district, one of the things to be updated in the inventory. She'll also be assisting the Campbell Flannagan Murrell House Museum, Railroad Museum, and Veterans Museum with volunteer management, fundraising, and general operations. Sarah is excited to become a part of the community of Hinton, as a historic district resident herself, she's putting her money where her mouth is and invites you to do the same: support local businesses downtown, maintain your historic building or purchase one, visit a local museum. If you're thinking about updating your historic building, Sarah can help you navigate the process to be reimbursed via tax credits for qualifying rehabilitation expenses, the use of appropriate materials for your historic property, conducting historic research on your property, or any other questions you have about owning property within the historic district, Her office is located in City Hall and can be reached by email at or by phone at 304-466-3255. BARNS OF SUMMERS COUNTY-westvir iniauerita e An extract from the book ..... for your enjoyment By Phyllis Campbell Whitley Bernard Thompson Barn- Main Street With a special "Happy 90th Birthday" to Bernard Talcott Main Street in the town of is an American folk hero linked with Talcott is a short, dog-legged street the Big Bend tunnel at Talcott. and is the home of this barn. BuiIt In the early 1870s, he was known in 1938 by Orice Thompson he used for having raced against a steam solid cherry wood and styled it with powered hammer and won, only to a gambrel style roo die in victory with his hammer in It was used for cattle, goats and his hand. pigs. He has been the subject of Built on a hill with doors on the numerous songs, stories, plays, and slope, the family could feed the novels. animals from outside. The truth about John Henry as The current owner is Bernard the strongest man alive is obscured Lee Thompson, eldest son of Orice by time and myth, but legend has Thompson. Cheryl (Thompson) it that he fought his notable battle Jones, daughter of Bernard, says with the steam hammer along the she has vivid memories of going Chesapeake and Ohio Railway at with her grandmother, Gladys, to the Big Bend Tunnel at Talcott. get the cow off the hill arid bring The statue resides at the John her to the barn for milking. Henry Historic Park., 26 acre Cheryl's knowledge of thefamily parcel purchased for the park's history is that Orice and Gladys development. (Knapp) Thompson lived here all The land is located in the their married life. community of Talcott, at the east In 1970, when they stopped farming, -Bernard and Beatrice (Thomas) Thompson purchased the barn to use for storage. Talcott is the home of the legendary John Henry. John Henry weekend of July, "John Henry Historical Society. .. Days", a festival commemorating the legend, takes place at the site. This year the festival will be July 7-9. Be sure to drive by Mr. Thompson's barn and visit the John Henry gift shop filled with great West Virginia products at very good prices. 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 - John C. Wiker'. It details life of a photographer who lived along Little Wolf Creek in the early 1900s. It can be purchased from members of the Summers County entry of the Tunnel, between the Historical Society or by order at active CSX railroad track and WV Route 3 and just across the highway ~ .,',:: ,SM~ :~f"the Barn book benefits from Mr. Thompson's barn, ~.:~ii,:!~':~;~:~ ~i and sale of the Wikel Each year during the Second ~i~dnb~ts the Summers County