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Try A Tropical (NAPS)--For a great family time to- gether, enjoy a minivacation at home by bringing a bit of the warmth of the Ca- ribbean into your house. Here are five hints on how: 1. Get a taste of the place with such popular Caribbean foods as jerk chick- en or other meat (smoked or grilled meat marinated in a very spicy rub), roast pork with rice and beans, or cal- laloo: leafy greens boiled into a thick stew, with peppers, coconut milk, okra and all kinds of meats and seafood. Serve fruity drinks with paper umbrel- las in them and perhaps a bit of rum for the grown-ups. For dessert, try this rec- ipe for spiced, glazed pineapple: Stay-cation For A Day Treat yourself to a virtual vacation in the Caribbean with the food, music and more of the islands. and accompanied by a dollop of the cin- namon yogurt. 2. Crank up the beat and wear your dancing clothes. Put up travel posters. 3. Watch a film about the area. Spiced, Glazed PineappleWhether it's "Island in The Sun" "Dr. No" 1 lime or "Pirates of the Caribbean;' you'll enjoy 2 Tbsp honey seeing the beautiful views of the forests, 2 pinches ground cinnamon waters and shining sands of the islands • 1 pinch nutmeg as well as of the charming people. 2 tsp confectioners' sugar 4. Listen to calypso music. You can Ύ cup low-fat Greek yogurt get sheet music to play and sing yourselves 2 tsp butter or CDs of some of the most famous songs, 1 fresh pineapple, cut into 8 long such as the original million-selling album • wedges, skin and core removed "Calypso;' created by Harry Belafonte and Zest and juice the lime. Mix the lime songwriter Irving Burgie. In fact, Burgie juice and half the lime zest with 1 Tbsp is known as the father of modern cafyp- honey, a pinch of the cinnamon and a so, having created such songs as "Day-O;' pinch of nutmeg. Set aside. Stir the con- "Jamaica Farewell" and dozens more. fectioners' sugar and a pinch of cinna- 5. Read up on the islands. Revisit mon into the yogurt. Heat the butter and Stevenson's "Treasure Island" (or read remaining honey in a non-stick frying it to your children). For the very young, pan until melted. Add the pineapple there's the "Island in the Sun" picture book and cook over a high heat for 8 minutes, based on the song. You can also get into turning regularly until caramelized. Pour the island mood by reading Burgie's au- in the spiced lime sauce and bubble for tobiography "Day-O!!!" available at Am- a few seconds, tossing the pineapple to azon and Barnes & Noble, or watching a glaze in the sauce. Serve immediately, beautiful, tuneful DVD of his life from sprinkled with the remaining lime zest www.irvingburgie.com. House Speaker Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, today issued the following statement in response to the Governor's decision to allow the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Bill to become law without a signature: "I believe the Governor is doing reductions that did pass were much ACWP ACWP is a non-profit all volunteer group of individuals whose goals are to rehome pets and assist families who need help paying for spay and neuter of dogs and cats. We will rehome entire litters of puppies who will receive veterinary care before going to their forever homes. If you would like us to visit your educational event please give us a call. 855-984-7387. For spay/neuter assistance go to www.acwp-wv.org and fill out a Voucher Request Form. If you see a dog or cat in a neglectful situation please call the sheriff. If you see a stray dog on the road please call the Animal Control Officer. BUS TRIPS Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Sr Circle is sponsoring the following bus trips in 2017. Wednesday August 23rd to Smith Mountain Lake for a luncheon cruise on the lake. (Lunch is on the boat). Tuesday Nov. 28th to Barter Theatre. Show =Irving Berlin's White Christmas". A musical. Lunch is on your own at Cracker Barrel. All of the above trips will not return to Lewi~burg until about 8:00 PM. Please bring a snack with you. To sign up please call Barbara Gibson at 304-520-4115. GVMC is owned in part by physicians. HINTON HS ALL 80'8 CLASS REUNION A reunion is planned for the Hinton High School classes of 1980- 1989 for the weekend of August 5, 2017 at Willowwood Country Club beginning at 7 pm. The cost per person is $25.00. Please make your check payable to Hinton HS All Eighties and mail by July 1, 2017. Please notate in memo section the year you graduated and include a notecard with name, maiden name, address, phone number, graduation year and # of guest. For more information check out the facebook page at: Hinton HS All Eighties. Mail your checks to: Kelly Honaker Brogan, 6585 Eads Mill Road, Princeton WV 24739 (703) 304-1662 or Rhonda Miller, 507 Riverside Drive, Hinton WV 25951. WV WATER FESTIVAL KAROKE Tues. June 27, By Dan Heyman West Virginia millionaires could see an average tax cut of close to $40,000 a year if the American Health Care Act becomes law, according to a new analysis. Those tax cuts would be paid for in part by removing more than 122,000 West Virginians from health-insurance rolls. Alan Es.sig, executive director of the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, said Congressional Budget Office figures show the health bill that cleared the U.S. House is less about health policy than tax breaks for the top 3 percent of U.S. earners. "The ~end result is 23 million people losing health-care coverage," he said. "rhe reason for that is to pay for $660 billion worth of tax cuts that overwhelmingly go to the wealthiest Americans.,' Supporters of the AHCA have 2017 Hinton News - 7 said cuts to Medicaid and reversing due to medical bills, which have the program's expansion would decreased underObamacare, could reduce the federal deficit and lower be back on the rise. health-care costs. "Real people will end up losing TheU.S. Senate has not yet made their health:care coverage, and its version of the health bill public, that will impact people's health, but close observers say it closely people's lives and people's bank resembles the House version, books," he said. %Ye're going to be The bill is opposed by the going back to where we were, which American Medical Association and I don't think is where anyone wants American Nursing Association. to go." The chief executive of the Under the Affordable Care Charleston Area Medical Center Act, low- and moderate-income called on employees of the state's Americans have been able to get largest hospital to ask Sen. Shelley coverage due in part to a tax on Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to vote individuals making more than against the bill, in part because $20.0,000 a year, or $250,000 for of its cuts to the state Medicaid couples filing jointly. program. Essig said insurance premiums Essig said the majority of for an average 64-year-old with Medicaid recipients that could be an income of $27,000 would rise affected are older folks and people from $1,700 to more than $16,000 with disabilities, pregnant women a year. and children. The analysis is online at He warned that bankruptcies americanprogressaction.org. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R- W.Va.) today welcomed Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) as a co-sponsor of the Gigabit OppertunityAct or GO Act. The tech neutral, bipartisan legislation-- which Senator Capito introduced in May--would accelerate the development of high- speed internet in low-income urban and rural communities. students, families, and businesses, especially in low-income and rural communities. ! frequently hear of connectivity issues in the more rural areas of my home state of Delaware, including portions of Kent and Sussex Counties. I'm pleased to support this bill, which will complement existing efforts within states and localities, to help direct "Expanding access to broadband investment to communities most in will open so many doors for our low- need of assistance," Senator Coons income and rural communities," said. Senator Capito said. "By attracting The GO Act has already garnered Actdirects investments to low- income and rural communities with the greatest potential for economic development by providing tax deferral and immediate expensing for companies investing in gigabit- capable broadband expansion. • Streamlining patchwork regulations: The GO Actdirects the FCC to release a framework that encourages states, counties and cities to voluntarily adopt streamlined broadband laws and be designated as a "Gigabit the right thing in ensuring we avoid less than those originally proposed The WVWater FestivalKaraoke investment and easing the broad support from Federal Opportunity Zone." a government shutdown and easing by the Senate. Contest returns this year onAugust regulatory process, the GO Act will Communications Commission (FCC) • Eliminating our employees' and citizens' state of mind. We knew coming into this year that we would have to make tough decisions to balance this budget, and we heard the message from our citizens that they couldn't afford the massive tax increases the Governor originally sought. '~Whfle there are necessary cuts, and reductions are never easy for those affected, this budget is not the disaster scenario the Governor paints it to be. We worked hard to ensure the Medicaid and healthcare waiver programs that serve our poorest citizens were adequately funded. We protected funding for our public education "I believe this is a budget that 5th with DJ Greg Swagger! Pre- reflects the economic realities we registration is required. currently face. It controls Contact Jennifer Buckland for a government spending, requires our registration form at government to live within its means jrbuckland327@gmail.com.- Winner and does not raise sales taxes or receives $25. general revenue taxes on our ..... ~:i ~ :-' ...... : .......... citizens, Just as our families have made difficult choices to balance CAR SHOW WV Water Festival Car, Truck & barriers to help connect communities in West •Chairman Ajit Phi and numerous investment: The Go Act temperarily Virginia and across the country and stakeholders. Last week, U.S.defers capital gains for broadband create new opportunities to find Representative DougCollins(R-Ga.) investments and upgrades, a.nd work, create jobs and grow our introduced a companion bill in the allows companies to immediately economy. I welcome the support of House of Representatives, co-expense the cost of gigabit-capable Senator Coons and look forward to sponsored by Representative Jason equipment in "Gigabit Opportunity working together to advance this Smith (R-Mo.). Zones." The bill also allows states to bipartisan bill ..... ~ ~ .... ~=, :~i! ~f~' Wh~,~legislatiQn~w~ld~!~expand issue t~x:exempt bonds without a "Access to fast, reliable, and broadband deployment by: low-income geographic requirement. Targeting investments to essential to the success of our areas poised for growth: The GO their household budgets, we have Motorcycle Show The WV Water affordable high-speed internet is • done the same with their government's budget. "With a declining population and tax base, We can't continue to spend more and more each year. Instead of raising taxes, we need to take the necessary and prudent steps to Festival is happy to announce our upcoming car, truck and motorcycle show! A pre-registration form is required in order to receive a dash plaque and a goodie bag. This eventis free to enter and free to attend. For more information system, and worked to minimize the create jobs and stimulate ourcontact Jackie Ratliff 304-661-0322. i cuts to our higher educationeconomy in order to reverse this Sponsored by Mike Gwinn Farm and : institutions. The higher education trend." Family Insurance. -__ r ' __ DILAPIDATE STRUCTURE | ~ -II • • • • • • qNmn | The Summers County I W~lr ~ I • | I~ ~ / ~ | Dilapidated Structure will meet || ~ ~ ~ • n• |'~k~ I ~ ||Thursday, September 21at the Summers Memorial Building.at 1 p.m. CELEgRRT/ON ,r' /NDEPgNDENCE | [] • II~ Ik 4' .|Please contact StacyFord for further u H nr =-r Y t' nn |information at 304-466-7113 or 5 .TURD X JULY 1, 2017 | • n ~ ~ / • / ~ • • n / ~ ~ | ,sford2,@wvstateu.edu • .......... • Regular Meeting Agenda" I about your club, church group ano ovlc orgamza lons, • .......... • |wetcome ana De ermlna ,on oi lREl ORg5 fOP/ | births, engagements, weddings, academic honors, men |Quorum; Old Busines; Review and Approval of Minutes, New Business, I and women in the armed services, sports and allI " • " • ......... | Other Business; Adjourn. l community activities. 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" Fun ('or kds/ Cr tmsAttack Badout of Dirty, • ,, Fishm8 Tournament: 14orsesho Tournament: Expenszve Power Plant 3"12 18 y,ars & OId, r $3.00 Entry gee $5.00 En r!t gee *51bENT RUC1"ION* *CaR 5140/,’' , vb" F~ [|[ • & 774g Rt.ZE-/EIt Igg'5 R550C/AT"ION* Dan Heyman The Monongahela Power Monongahela Power argues thatwater." Company is asking ratepayers it does need the generating capacity The fly ash from Grant Town is to pay more to bail out a Marion and that Grant Town is helping to being applied to mine remediation County power plant that critics clean up an environmental issue, sites to reduce acid mine drainage. charge is dirty, already expensive Kotcon argues theenvironmental But Kotcon points out the ash and damaging to the air, land and benefit is "marginal at best," from gob is high in heavy metals, water, and Grant Town is one of mostwhich are free to leach into the Customers currently pay a bit expensive and polluting powersurface water from the old mines. above the market rate for the Grant sources in West Virginia. He says there are cheaper, Town Power Plant because the Kotcon says if the PSC agreescleaner options that are less of a small power station was designed to another in what is becoming a risk than the already subsidized to burn waste coal- low-energy gob series of the coal plant bailouts, Grant Town plant. from old mines, ratepayers would pay about twice "Even at that inflated price, they But Jim Kotcon, chair ofthe West •the rate that wholesale electricity are on the verge of bankruptcy," Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club, could be bought for off thegrid. . Kotcon points out. says Monongahela Power is asking In return, he says they sustain "It is certainly not one that the Public Service Commission to a power plant that has some of the is competitive, given how cheap make ratepayers pay even more to highest air pollution numbers in natural gas or wind power or even keep an especially dirty power plant the West Virginia. solar power would be." running, and keep its operators out "Some of these gob piles are Grant Town supporters say of bankruptcy, getting cleaned up, but at the same closing the power plant would be 'WIon Power really doesn't need time they're creating new mines hard on the community andthe 170, that generation, and they certainly that require reclamation," he employees. shouldn't have to force their stresses. The proposal would raise the customers to pay higher rates in "In addition the ash leads tocost of power from the plant by 14 order to keep tb.at plant on-line," leaching of salts and heavy metals percent. he states, and other problems going into the *Pl ast tn :tr t:hrough Fox Rddi ion Road* i :!