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,$ ~a'q | ,@ @q ! (Continuing the Hinton Daily News & Tile Weekend Leader) of "W. Va. Water Festival" Volume 110 No. 13 Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday July 10, 2012 50 Cents Bernard and Nancy Bosti - John Henry Days Parade Marshals. The John Henry Days committee bottom each day to attend school. is pleased to announce that Bernard She played basketball for Talcott and Nancy Eades Bostic will serve High School and was valedictorian as grand marshals of the 2012 John of the class of 1946. Henry Days Pax~de on Saturday, , Bernard left school early to serve July 14th at 11:00 a.m. in Talcott. his cQuntryin the Secnd WrldWar" The committee chose to honor Mr. He was a member of the 82nd and Mrs. Bostic and celebrate their Airborne and the 505th Parachute love for Talcott and dedication to our Regiment and saw action. Bernard country, served in France, Belgium, Holland, Both Bernard and Nancy Were and Germany including the born and raised in Talcott and now strategic operations on D-Day in the live in the Bostichome place.Battle of the Bulge. Following the Nancy walked to and from Eades' end of hostilities, his regiment Charles Edward Hannah, 66, of Ryan, Matthew Ryan, Josh Hannah,' 514 3rd Ave, Hinton passed away Marcus Hannah, Taylor Hannah Monday July 2 2012 at his home and Laura Hannah. Also his beloved following a sudden illness, dog Kirby. Born August 18, 1945 in Hinton Three sisters; Joyce Gwinn and he was the son of the late Charles husband A1 of Raleigh NC, Betty R. and Helen June Sinar Hannah. Cales and husband Randy and Ed recently celebrated his Linda Ewingand husband Gary all retirement from R.T. Rogers Oil Co. of Hinton. Three brothers Mark in Hinton. He lived and worked in Hannah and wife Kay of Ashland Hinton his entire adult life where he KY, Alfred Hannah and wife Susan made community and civic work his of Salem VA and Richard Hannah passion. He was elected to two terms and wife Colleen of Hinton. on the Hinton City Council ~nd Memorial services were held at recently served as a member of the 2:00 p.m. Friday July 6, 2012 at the Hinton Civil Service Commission. First Presbyterian Church in Hinton He was the treasurer and past with Bishop A1 Gwinn and Rev. president of the Summers County Barbara Romfo officiating. Chamber of Commerce. For several Following the service the family and years, he has been a member of the church family invited all to gather Hinton Kiwanis Club, a board in a celebration reception ofEd's life member for Main Street Hinton, and in the church fellowship hall. was currel/tly serving on the board Friends called at the church from of directors for the New River 12:30 until time of the service on Parkways Authority. Ed was. an Friday. active member and trustee of the In lieu of flowers donations may First Presbyterian Church in be made to the Summers County Hinton. Christmas Toy Fund, c/o City Survivors include his wife and National Bank, Stokes Dr. Hinton, best friend of 42 years, Sharon Ann WV 25951 Young Hannah. One son Michael Online condolences & guest "Rusty" Hannah of Virginia Beach register at www.pivontfuneral VA. One daughter Robin Hannah home.corn Ryan and husband Wayne of Hinton. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Beloved grandchildren: Lindsay Home, Hinton, WV. e CHARLESTON, WV - More than the state forlocal residents impacted 600 members of the WVNG continue by power and water outages. their efforts to help the residents of In addition to delivering fuel, West Virginia recover from Friday generators and water, Health and night's derecho. Wellness teams are going door-to- Approximately 98 generators door in communities checking on have been distributed across the West Virginia's citizens and state along with 427,167 gallons of identifying what their needs are. water, and 396,000 meals. These For more information, please items have been shipped to contact the WVNG State Public emergency operations centers across Affairs Office at 304-561-6762. occupied Berlin until the volunteer slowed down. Bernard has a love for Army arrived to relieve them. being outside. Each year he plants Bernard has vivid memories of a large garden that includes his :flying over Berlin and seeing the famous tomatoes and green beans. bombed out buildings with no roofs He also spends hours each week and only the outer walls standing, mowing their beautiful yard. In , He arrived back in the United States addition, Bernard is a talented in 1946 aboard the Queen Mary and woodworker and painter. Some of his traveled with the 82nd Airborne on" beautiful creations can be seen each the same parade route through New Christmas season adorning their York City that General John J. front porch. Pershing did on his return after the Nancy also has many hobbies First World War. which include knittiiag, crocheting, Bernard is very proud of the fact quilting, and cooking, but her that he and three of his brothers, greatest love is working outside in Jack, Dick, and Jimmy, all Served her immaculate flower gardens. She our great nation in World War II. is also quite the canner and ships A~er the war, Bernard returned- Bernard's delicious West Virginia to Talcott and married his green beans to their daughter, Patty, sweetheart, Nancy Eades, on and her fanaily in Houston, TX. December26, 1946. The newlyweds Patty's family has never had a moved to Bluewell and Bernard Thanksgiving meal that didn't worked on a railroad tunnel in include Bernard and Nancy's green Bluefield for 29 months, beans. They also send their Bernard and Nancy then made daughter fresh tomatoes via priority the decision to move to South mail eachAugust because the Texas Charleston where Bernard began tomatoes just aren't the same as his career, with Union Carbide. After Bernard's. 37 years of service, Bernard retired Bernard and Nancy are the from their shipping department in parents of two children, Patty and 1987. At age 36, Nancy began Norman. They also have a working part time at a department granddaughter, Brynne, and a store, that was later taken over by grandson, Jeremy. A&P, where she served as head The Bostics are members of cashier. Rollynsburg Baptist Church. She then went to work for Union Bernard has been a member since Carbide in their accounting 1937 and Nancy became a member department where she worked for 14 in 1939. For several years Bernard years until her retirement on volunteered his time to install flags November1, 1988. through Talcott to celebrate Bernard and Nancy couldn't get Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, back to Talcott quickly enough. John Henry Days, and Veterans' Bernard moved everything from Day. their South Charleston home to A reception to honor them will be Talcott in his pick-up truck to his held Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m. home place that he and Nancy at John Henry Station in Talcott. remodeled and restored together. The committe~ would also like to Even though Bernard and Nancy invite everyone to join us for John officially retired nearly a quarter Henry Days and enjoy the grand century ago, they certainly have not parade at 1t:00 a.m. on Saturday. Power Outage Update and a Much Deserved Thank You Following the storm Friday, June 29, Triangle One Stop was the only business in Hinton providing gas on Saturday and Sunday. A generator was used to keep the business open and customers were able to purchase up to $25 in gas while six employees waited on customers taking orders "the old fashion way" with pen and paper. Hinton News would like to thank Triangle One Stop, and its employees, for keeping its doors open during the early days of this power outage. A special thanks also goes out to all the county fire departments for the assistance they have provided during the long outage..All in all they have given out 180,000 gallons of water, 45,000 hot meals and 24,000 bags of ice. Thanks for a job well done. We regret to report that all of Forest Hill and several other of the outline areas of Summers County were still without power as of press time. We are keeping our fingers crossed that power will be restored everywhere shortly. A word of caution. Those without power should make sure power to the stove is turned off before power is restored. A power surge to the stove could result in a fire if the stove is still on when power returns. The best idea is to make sure everything in the house is off except maybe one lamp so you will know the power has come back. Showers are still available at Sheppard's Care Worship Center on Stokes Drive. The Middle School gym, because of the heat, is no longer providing showers. Sheppard's Care Worship Center is open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and again from 3 p.m. until no one is left to serve. Meals are also being provided. We are pleased to say that no major injuries have been reported. People should remain cautious when venturing into the woods and watch out for trees and limbs that were damaged by the storm and are in danger of falling. Ifa disconnected wire is found people should not go near it and report it to authorities. Finally volunteers are still needed to help. If you can help contact your local fire department and find out what you can do to help. The fire departments have been open daily during daylight hours. Hinton Police have arrested two Patrolman T. D. McClung was men in connection with a burglary called in to investigate the matter that occurred last week on llth and was able to apprehend both Avenue in Hinten. subjects and recover all of the stolen Coty Stracener and ClarkAdkins, property a few days later. both 19, of Hinton, have beenStracener was charged with arrested and charged for breaking burglary, grand larceny, and two into a next door neighbor's house counts of felony conspiracy. while the neighbors were away on Adkins was charged with the vacation, same crimes as well as destruction The duo allegedly stole over of property. $3,000 worth of electronics including Stracener is currently out on a several televisions, Xbox and$20,000 bond and at this t'ime Playstation 3, along with numerous Adkins remains in the Southern other items. Regional Jail. W.J. "BILL" HUMPHREYS W.J. "Bill" Humphreys, 79, of Hinton entered into eternal rest Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Charleston Area Medical Center General Division following a long illness. Born October 4, 1932 in Hinton he was the son of the late W.H. and Mary Grace Tyler Humphreys. Bill was a conductor for the C&O/CSX Railroad until his retirement in 1987 with 33 years of service, member of the United Transportation Union, 51 year member of the Hinton Elks Lodge, charter member of the Hinton Jaycees, past president of the Hinton Little League where he served for 15 years, Bill had genuine care for the City of Hinton where he served for 2 years as a city councilman and 10 years as mayor. He played independent baseball in the King Coal League, coached the Hinton Fire Eaters baseball team and after his retirement he volunteered as a ranger for Pipestem Golf Course. Bill was an avid sports fan who enjoyed golfing and following his granddaughter's softball career at Georgia Tech as well .as following his other grandchildren's sports and academic achievements. He enjoyed the Hinton Senior Center and socializing with his family and friends. Bill was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and David Alfred Humphreys and one sister, Helen iGrace Humphreys Hamric. .I Survived by his wife of 59 years, Jane Ellen Humphreys at home; six children, James W. "Billy" Humphreys and wife Pam of Shady Spring, Leigh Anna Rice and partner Bob Jagodzinski of Gay, Gary Lynn Humphreys and wife Karen of Chuluota, FL, Thomas Joseph Humphreys and wife Debra of Deland, FL, Penny Sue Humphreys of Charlotte, NC and Mary Jane Taylor and husband James W. "Jimmy" Taylor Jr. of Jumping Branch; nine grandchildren, William Adam Humphreys, Whitney Ellen Humphreys, Zachary Brett Humphreys, Rebecca Lynn Humphreys, Austin Gray Humphreys, Jane Ellen Humphreys, Abigail Ragan Taylor, Hannah Ashley Taylor and James W. "Will" Taylor III and two step- granddaughters, Jennifer Hardee and Ashley Andujar. Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday July 9, 2012 at the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel with Pastor Ronnie Cobb officiating. Burial followed in Restwood Memorial Gardens near Hinton. Friends called from 6-9 p.m. Sunday July 8, 2012 at the funeral parlors. Bill's family served as pallbearers and his closest friends served as honorary pallbearers. Arrangements by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadows ~ Extensive power outages caused doubt, throw it out." by severe storms Friday across West Taylor offered the following tips Virginia has officials with the West to help ensure your food is safe while Virginia Department of Health and waiting for electricity to be restored: Human Resources Office of 1. Destroy all perishable foods Environmental Health Services requiring refrigeration if their concerned about food safety, temperature has ~been above 41 Director of OEHS Barbara Taylor degrees Fahrenheit for more than 4 said "It's important for residents hours. who have been without electrical 2. Frozen foods in a closed power or back-up generators to freezer should remain frozen up to dispose of any perishable food iterh~ 24 hours after losing electrical that have been stored, at power. After 24hours, if the foodis temperatures greater than 41 still partially frozen, it should be degrees Fahrenheit for longer than safe to refreeze. 4 hours to help eliminate the 3. Destroy all frozen foods possibility of food contamination, that have thawed and have been Foodborne illness can be serious and stored at temperatures above the 41 poses significant health risks." degrees Fahrenheit danger zone for Taylor said that in addition to more than four hours. individuals and families, More information about food supermarkets, convenience stores safety and foodborne illness-is and rest~urant owners need to be available by calling your local health cautious too. Taylor said, "When in department. 1