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Tues June 27, 2017 Hinton News - 9 rE r E The West Virginia Water Festival Presents the participants for the first ever WV Water Festival Jr. King & Queen. To participate they each had to raise at least $50. They will enjoy an outing together in July and the coronation will be July 29, at I p.m. at the Summers County Memorial Building. They will also be riding on a float in the Grand Parade " ~ Megan Wills Megan Wills is the daughter of Kevin and Samantha Wills of Hix Mountain. She has one brother Nathan Wills. Her maternal grandparents are Karen and the late Gary Richmond of Hix Mountain. Her paternal grandparents are the late Russell Wills of Tug Creek and Sherry and Timmy White of Sinks Grove. She enjoys getting her nails done, playing with her toys, riding her go cart and spending time with her brother Nathan. Pointers For Parents Five Ways To Help Your Child Become A Responsible Digital Citizen by Yalda T. Uhls, M.B.A., Ph.D. UCLA, Children's Digital Media Center@LA, Adjunct Professor, Common Sense Media, youth development expert (NAPS)--Why is "Dot." a new orig- inal animated series on Sprout from In- dustrial Brothers in association with The Jim Henson Company and the Canadi- an Broadcasting Corporation, so timely and important? In 2017, 10 years after the iPhone was introduced, mobile tech- nology has rapidly changed the way we interact with media. Children as young as 2 use tablets and phones swiping, tapping and viewing to gain access to content. For today's youngest digital na- tives, digital tools are an integral part of their lives, used in fluid ways to explore their worlds. Technology is not SEPA- RATE but instead a PART of their lives, an Important tool that helps them play, learn, socialize and engage. Mobile interactive apps and games provide ample opportunities for children to move their bodies, learn, create digital masterpieces and explore everything and anything that captures their imagination. At the same time, in today's 24/7 digital environment, children can use media to make impulsive choices, view material that is not age appropriate or commu- nicate inappropriately. The benefits are great but the risks must be mitigated. When The Jim Henson Company asked me to be an advisor on preschool TV show "Dot." I enthusiastically agreed. The show's creators wanted to embed dig- ital citizenship lessons into each episode to help guide both children and parents to responsibly navigate technology. The hope is that through Dot's ex- periences, children learn to harness the power of this interactive and informa- tional medium in the most productive' and pro-social manner. By starting to teach these digital citizenship skills ear- ly, parents can ensure that their children learn best practices and develop the skills they need to take advantage of the many opportunities that technology and media offer us. Each episode features a learning theme--Making, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Teamwork, Empathy, and Perspective Taking--and integrates a STEAM (sci- ence, technology, engineering, the arts and math) curriculum. A new cartoon show can help kids enjoy learning how to handle digital media. Micaya Woodrum Micaya is the daughter of Micah and Crystal Woodrum of HiUdale. She has one brother Caynan and twin sister Montana. Micaya is the Montana Woodrum granddaughter of Tom and Connie Woodrum of Hinton, Drema Childress of Richmond, VA and Timothy Presley of Hinton. She is the great- Montana is the daughter of Micah and Crystal Woodrum of Hilldale. granddaughter of Nadine Woodrum of Hinton and Mattie and Leroy She has one brother Caynan and twin sister Micaya. Montana is the Dick of Hinton. She also has many special aunts and uncles who love her granddaughter of Tom and Connie Woodrum of Hinton, Drema Childress of Richmond, VA and Timothy Presley of Hinton. She is the great- . very much. Micaya loves to play in the pool and jump on the trampoline granddaughter of Nadine Woodrum of Hinton and Mattie and 'Leroy with her brother and sister. She also loves dancing, singing, and being a Dick of Hinton. She also has many special aunts and uncles who love princess, her very much. Montana enjoys playing with her pet ferret Minnie Glani, COMMISSION MEETING swimming in the pool with her brother and sister, and being a princess The Summers County and comedian. Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. *** in the County Commission Office at Anyone can carry his burden, however *** the Courthouse on the second hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do Wednesday of each month. The his work, however hard, for one day. For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The Session for July will be Wednesday, Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lov- great affair is to move. July 12. ingly, purely, till the sun goes down. -- Robert Louis Stevenson Contact Mary Beth Merritt, And this is alllife really means. *** County Clerk before June 14 at 466- Robert Louis Stevenson 7104 if you have any questions or if *** you have items for the agenda. A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. --John Steinbeck Five ways to help your child become Ten Tips On Traveling Away From School a DigitalCitizen: (NAPS)--As Theodor Geisel (Dr. 1. 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