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Tues. June 27, 2017 Hinton News - 3 MARGIE B. VEST Margie Bell Vest, 80, of Indian Mills, died, Sunday, June 18, 2017, at CAMC Memorial, Charleston, WV. Born August 20, 1936, at Claypool, WV, she was the daughter of the late Mason Long and Shirley Ennis. She was a former factory worker in Chicago, IL, and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl F. Vest, one son Leonard Foose, and one brother Billy Ray Ennis. Survivors include three brothers, Archie Ennis of Peterstown, Glenn Ennis, of Hinton, and Charles Ennis of Lake Butler, FL, two sisters, Roselee Martin of Lake Butler, FL, and Mary Ann Hays of Meadow Bridge. One granddaughter, Kristol Foose also survives. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Pivont Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Gary Adkins officiating. Burial followed at the Ennis Cemetery, Indian Mills. Friends called from 12:00 p.m. until time of the service. Family members served as pallbearers. Online condolences at www. pivontfuneralhome.com Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. Six Constituents Sit in Senator Capito's Charleston, W.Va. Office Refuse to leave unless Senator Capito agrees to vote no on AHCA Six constituents have staged information and stories collected a sit-in in Senator Capito's office regarding the pending Senate healthcare bill. They say that they will not leave until Senator Capito agrees to vote against the bill, which was introduced last week and is likely to be voted on this week. Senator Capito has thus far failed to take a stand on the bill. "In West Virginia, we value generosity and helping out our neighbors. That spirit was shown so clearly last year when people came together after the summer floods. Senator Capito would not be representing our West Virginia values if she votes for a bill that would throw families offofMedicaid and eliminate over 10,000 jobs in the healthcare sector, just to enrich a wealthy few," said Bill Price, a constituent taking part in the sit- in. Participants are sharing their own healthcare stories as well as from other West Virginians who are struggling with accessing affordable healthcare. "I work two jobs, 40+ hours a week and still have no health insurance. I think healthcare is a human right, and we should all be covered just like every other wealthy country in the world. This bill would take us in the exact wrong direction," said Paul Dalzell, another of the sit-in participants, citing the fact that the Senate healthcare bill would result in at least 170,000 West Virginians losing their health insurance. Senator Capito has not responded to constituent requests for town hall meetings, and she refused to attend the multiple healthcare town halls held across the state in March. Participants are sitting in Senator Capito's office with a banner reading, "Senator Capito, whose side are you on? Vote No on AHCA, Yes to Healthcare for All." New River CTC goes tobacco free New River Community and the use of tobacco products on Technical College is going tobacco free. Beginning July 1, 2017, the use of tobacco products, including: traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chew, snuff, pipes and cigars, will be prohibited on all College property. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that cigarette smoking is responsible for about 1,300 deaths every day in the United States, and according to the West Virginia Division of Tobacco Prevention, West Virginia has the highest adult smo.king rate in the nation at over 26% and the highest adult use of smokeless tobacco at 8.5%. "Our policy is changing to create a healthier, more productive community," said President Dr. L. Marshall Washington. "By banning campus, we hope to bring attention to the adverse health effects of smoking and other tobacco use and help those who want to quit." Information on the risks associated with tobacco use and cessation will be available at the campuses in Beaver, Lewisburg, Princeton and Summersville and at the Advanced Technology Center, Ghent. New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley). ; ,Jn~]7JBl~ the Con~n~!~ta|Cottgi *** C'hartel;ed the first national alnd if you want to lcnow what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave truly commercial bank in the United it to. States, the Bank of North America, in --Dorothy Parker Philadelphia .... rownmg in With summer in full swing,- the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are joining forces to remind people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps. Electric shock drowning (ESD) can occur when faulty wiring sends an electrical current into the water, which passes through the body and causes paralysis, and ultimately results in drowning. Video: NFPA reminds people about, the potential electrical hazards in marinas "Most consumers, including boat and pool owners and swimmers, are not aware of the risks of electric shock drowning," said Lorraine Carli, NFPA's vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. "By sharing our water safety resources, NFPA and ESFI hope to educate people so that they can safely enjoy summer water activities." ESFI and NFPA have pool and marina safety resources, including tip sheets and infographics, brochures, reference guides and checklists that cover safety devices, common ESD causes and prevention methods, response protocol, and marina electrical safety considerations. ESFI and NFPA also recommend the following tips for swimmers, pool and boat owners: Tips for swimmers: Never swim near a marina, dock or boatyard, or near a boat while it's running. While in a pool, hot tub or spa, look out for underwater lights that are not working properly, flicker or work intermittently. If you feel a tingling sensation while in a pool, immediately stop swimming in your current direction. Try and swim in a direction where you had not felt the tingling. at marinas Exit the water as quickly as possible; avoid using metal ladders or rails. Touching metal~ may increase the risk of shock. ' Tips for pool owners: If you are putting in a new pool, hot tub or spa, be sure the wiring is performed by an electrician experienced in the special safety requirements for these types of installations. Have a qualified electrician periodically inspect and -- where necessary -- replace or upgrade the electrical devices or equipment that keep your pool, spa or hot tub electrically safe. Have the electrician show you how to turn off all power in case of an emergency. Make sure any overhead lines maintain the proper distance over a pool and other structures, such as a diving board. If you have any doubts, contact a qualified electrician or your local utility company to make sure power lines are a safe distance away. Tips for boat owners: Avoid entering the water when launching or loading a boat.Docks or boat} can leak electricity into the water causing water electrification. Eachyear, andaftera major storm, have the boat's electrical system inspected and upgraded by a qualified marine electrician to be sure it meets the required codes of your area, including the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC). Check with the marina owner who can also tell you if the marina's electrical system has recently been inspected to meet the required codes of your area, including the National Electrical Code@ (NEC). Have ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) installed on the boat; use only portable GFCIs or shore power cords (including '~/" adapters) that are "UL-Marine Listed" when using electricity near water. Test GFCIs monthly. '2VIany swimmers, boat and marina operators unknowingly place themselves in danger by boats and docks," said Brett Brenner, ESFI president. "As incidents of electric shock drowning continue to occur every year, we are collaborating with NFPA to emphasize the importance of regular electrical inspections of pools, boats, and docks performed by qualified electricians to help prevent these tragedies while out on the water." ESFI has additional spa tips and resources for marina operators on raising awareness of electric shock drowning, as well as steps for keeping marinas and boats safer for patrons. For information and resources about electric shock drowning, please visit www.nfpa.org/ watersafety and the ESFI website. About ESFI The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home and the workplace. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent'electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities. To learn more about ESFI and electrical safety, visit www.esfi. org. About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa. org/freeaccess. Subscribe to NFPA RSS News swimming- near- electric~powered feeds A good man would prefer to be defeat- ed than to defeat injustice by evil means. I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living The John Henry Days 4 Mile Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk will be held apart. --e.e. cnmmings on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 8:00 am at the Talcott Public Access --Sallust *** bridge. Registration is available several ways: online at, https://www. eventbrite.com/e/j ohn-henry- days- 4- mile-run- 1-mile-fun-walk-tickets- Pubhc Service Commission 24890302565?aff=erelexpmlt, email Andi Bennett agbennett@mail. wvu.edu, Fees are $20 for runners and $10 for walkers. Same-day Adjusts Wireless Enhanced 911 registrants will receive shirts on a first come, first served basis. Medals The Public Service Commission of West Virginia, as required by State law, has issued an Order that increases the wireless enhanced 911 fee from $3 to $3.34 per month, per subscriber, to become effective July 1, 2017. A portion of this fee funds the 911 emergency services for each county in West Virginia County Commissions derive revenues to operate their enhanced emergency telephone systems from two different sources. Counties are allowed to impose an enhanced 911 fee upon customers of local exchange service as well as voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service. The second source of 911 revenue for counties comes from wireless enhanced 911 fees. The Public Service Commission retains none of the fees and distributes the monies received according to specific instructions contained in State Law. One million dollars is placed in a fund each year to subsidize the construction of wireless towers. Ten cents of the amount collected per subscriber is distributed to the West Virginia State Police to be used for equipment upgrades for improving and integrating their communications efforts with those of the enhanced 911 systems. Five percent of the wireless enhanced fees received by the Commission are deposited in a special fund established by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to be used solely for the construction, maintenance and upgrade of the West Virginia Interoperable Radio Project. The remainder of the money is distributed to the counties according to the formula set forth in West Virginia Code. According to State law, the Commission is required to conduct an audit of the wireless enhanced 911 fee every other year. If the weighted average of the enhanced 911 fees exceeds the $3 per month wireless E-911 fee, the wireless E-911 fee must be increased to the weighted average of the enhanced 911 fees, but never increased more than 25% of the wireless E-911 fee. Commission Rules provide that if it is necessary for the Commission to recalculate the wireless fee, the new fee would take effect July 1 of the respecification year. More information, including the Order, is available on the PSC website: www.psc.state.wv.us by referencing General Order 187.50 No Tuition Hike for 2017-18 at Glenville State College GLENVILLE, WV - Despite another year of appropriation cuts to higher education in the Mountain State, Glenville State College announced Thursday that it would not be increasing student tuition and fees to offset the difference. Backed by the College's Board of Governors, alumni, faculty, staff, students, and community members, incoming Glenville State College President Dr. Tracy Pellett made the announcement at GSC's Waco Center. "Someone has to stand up for West Virginia families. Someone has to show them theway to student success. Glenville State believes that, as a public institution, standing up for taxpayers is our responsibility. Therefore, on behalf of the Glenville State Board of Governors, on behalf of the people of this great state, I am here to say that Glenville State College will not cover state cuts by raising tuition and fees this fall. Indeed, we will make a symbolic tuition cut by $1 to promise our parents and students that we are dedicated to creating the best value by enhancing both affordability and quality," said Pellett. The new budget, which will automatically go into effect July 1 without the signature of Governor Jim Justice, slashes about $270,000 from what GSC received last year. '%Ve're not ranked one of the top ten public colleges in the south by accident. We have improved our retention of first year students more than any other college in the state. .Our graduation rate has improved more than any other college or university in West Virginia this past year. In addition, Glenville State has cut average student debt more than any other college or university in West Virginia in the past five years, more than a 20% decrease," Pellett added. The announcement followed a special Beard of Governors meeting that was held to discuss the College's budget and tuition and fees for the next academic year. will be awarded to the 1st place male and female runners in each age category. )n D Run Traffic will be affected in Talcott for the John Henry 4 Mile Run]Walk on July 8, 2017 from 8:00 am -9:00 am, from the Talcott Bridge and public access area following the Talcott/Lowell road to Kellers Church. The walk will take place on Bill Perdue Road. Traffic will be held at 8:00am for runners and walkers to begin the race, then traffic will be urged to proceed with caution as runners and walkers are on the roads The te rm "blue chip stock" refers to the blue poker chip, which tradi- tionally has the highest value in the game. Evaporation Primary Care Office now accepting new patients. Walk Ins are also accepting at both locations. Several types of diagnostic services offered such as EKG's, Spirometry, Ultrasounds, and Laboratory services available. Mustafa Rahim, MD located at 321 S. Eisenhower Dr. Beckley, WV 25801 Call 304-256-6500 to schedule an apoointment. Shady Spring Medical Center 2844 Ritter Dr, Shady Spring, WV 25918 (681) 207-7207 Now Accepting New Patients! Same day appointments available. Walk Ins Welcome. Primary Care Physician that focuses on all your healthcare needs with Laboratory services available. Water moves around the Earth in a water cycle. The water cycle has five parts: evaporation, condensation, precipitation, infiltration and sur- face runoff.