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6 - Hinton News Tues. July 11, 2017 rJ Kaley Wamsley is the daughter of Jenna Irwin and John Wamsley. She has one brother Timothy Perksins and she is the granddaughter of Gary and Rose Irwin. Lillian Rylee Pate Henderson is the daughter of Josh and Ginny Tristen Coleman is the daughter of Chris Coleman and Lisa Henderson. She has a sister Vivian and two brothers Josh and Richmond. She is the granddaughter of Ervin and Laura Richmond Noah. and Marie and Phil Coleman. She has two sisters Breanna and Aleyah Coleman. BE AN LPN IN ONE YEAR The Summers County School of Practical Nursing is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class beginning 10-2-2017. Applications may be obtained by visiting the Summers Co. Schools website at: http'J/ nursing-program or by calling the Summers Co School of Practical Nursing at 305-466-6040 ext 305. The program is a 12 month course Eight tips for financing higher education accredited by the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses. Classes _ _ begin on the 1st Monday in October and end the following September. As students and families across Associate degree, 120are required student loans. On the other hand, Class and clinical sessions are the state are planning their budgets for a Bachelors degree.) Doing so not the majority of college graduates-- Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to for the fall semester of college, the only reduces the time it takes to earn even those who borrow large 3:00 p.m. Twenty two students are West Virginia Higher Education a degree but also saves students amounts of money are able to pay accepted into the program each year. Policy Commission (HEPC) andmoney in tuition costs and allows off their debts, because earning a Discrimination is prohibited on the Community and Technical College them to enter the workforce faster, college diploma opens up job basis of sex, race, color, religion, System (CTCS) today issued Additionally, studies have shown prospects and increases earnings, disability, age; ~ld national origin. guidance on making smart choices that students who take at least 15 Students who find themselves when it comes to student loan hours or more tend to do better struggling to stay in school should borrowing, academically. Researchers think this reach out for help by contacting their PUBLIC NOTICE "Choosing to pursue education is because students make moreacademic advisor and the counseling The Summers County and training beyond high school is efficient use of their time and are offices at their college or university. undoubtedly a sound investment," better conne.cted to the campus 7. Focus on financial literacy. Dilapidated Structure Committee Dr: Paul Hill, HEPC Chancellor, community through the network of Making the decision to borrowwill meet quarterly the third said. "But just like with any other support their professors, classmates funds to pay for school has a large Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Summers County Memorial Building. financial decision, it's imperative and advisors provide, impact on students' finances now The 2107 Meeting Dates are as f that students make informed 4. Research job and earnings and in the future. To make an September 21, 2017 choices in deciding the type and prospects, informed decision regarding this December TBA amount of loans to accept." As with any investment, students investment, students should To help students with that should carefully consider potential actively manage their day-to-day Regular MeetingAgenda Welcome and Determination of process, HEPC and C,,TCS arefinancial returns finances and engage in long-term Quorum offering eight tips for students who when selecting a college or financial planning. Students should Old Business are planning to borrow funds to help program. Potential career earnings start by outlining a budget to gain a Review and Approval of finance their education: and the college's clear picture of their living expenses Minutes 1. Choose federal direct graduation and job placement and the amount of money needed to New Business subsidized loans over other types of rates are factors to consider during go to school and live on their own. "~ Other Business loans, the search Before taking out loans, students Adjourn The U.SI Department of process., the state's should make sure to fully For more information contact Education offers many students the free college planning website, offers understand concepts such as option to participate in federal a"Student Loans compound interest and terms of Stacy Ford, 304-466-7113 or email subsidized loan programs. These Over Projected Earnings" repayment. programs offer several advantages, calculator'that allows students to 8. Ask questions and work with including the ability to defer interest estimate whether or not theirfinancial aid advisors. ACWP until after a student graduates from chosen careers are likely to Students should be in close ACWP is a non-profit all college. That means that interest provide enough earnings to offset contact with the financial aid office volunteer group of individuals does not accumulate on the loan the cost of repaying their at their chosen college or university, whose goals are to rehome pets and during the time the student is in student loans. Other websites, :any student who is unsure of how assist families who need help paying school-- potentially saving students such as and to pay for school should call their for spay and neuter ofdogs and cats. thousands of dollars in interest. In, provide campus aid office or the state's We will rehome entire litters of addition, federal direct subsidized information regarding the average division of financial aid at 888-825- puppies who will receive veterinary loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and amount of debt students at each 5707 to speak to a financial aid care before going to their forever even federal direct unsubsidized college incur, along with graduation expert, homes. If you would like us to visit loans typically offer lower interest and career placement rates. "Helping students is our number your educational event please give rates and more flexible repayment 5. Review loan requirements and one priority," Dr. Sarah Tucker, us a call. 855-984-7387. options than those provided by other complete counseling. CTCS Chancellor, said. "When in For spay/neuter assistance go to lenders. To apply for these loan Students who choose to take out doubt, give us a call. We're always and fill out a programs, students must complete federal student loans and other happy to answer questions or offer Voucher Request Form. If you see a the Free Application for Federal forms of financial aid must meet clarification." dog or cat in a neglectful situation Student Aid (FAFSA) at, certain requirements to remain please call the sheriff. If you see a 2. Borrow only what is absolutely eligible for these fimds. For example, stray dog on the road please call the needed, some financial aid programs may Animal Control Officer. Students often qualify for more require recipients to complete a loan money than what they actually certain number of credit hours each need te cover the costs oftuition, fees academic year and maintain a and living expenses. By choosing to minimum grade point average to be live frugally while in school and considered for renewal. Additionally, borrowing only as much money as first-time federal student loan is absolutely needed, students can borrowers must complete online avoid snowballing debt. In fact, financial aid counseling. Students nearly a third of West Virginia should review carefully the details AS a courtesy and service to the taxpayers of Summers students are able to graduate of any financial aid program they County, below is a list of taxpayer information and dates without accumulating any student choose to utilize and take detailed loan debt. When reviewing and notes. Students can go to remember for the 2017 tax year. Beginning July 17, accepting financial aid packages, to keep track of how 2017 taxpayers are paying 2017 taxes (which are based students should enter the exact much they have borrowed~in federal on owner of record July 1,2016). Business and Personal dollar figure they want to borrow student loans and visit Property Assessments for 2018 (vehicles, boats, trailers, and decline any additional funds, to learn morecampers, atvs, etc.) (based on record of ownership July 3. Take at least 15 credit hours or about federal student loan more por semester. 1, 2017), due by October 1. Farm Reports due by Inscheduling classes, students 6.Stay in school. September 1. Homestead Discount Applications (65 or should remember it takes "15 to Dropping out of school can be a O finish." On average, students must costly decision that leaves students older)/Disability (100 '/o disabled), due by December 1. Dog earn at least 15 credit hours per saddled with debt with nothing to tags are renewed annually, and are effective from July 1, semester to complete a four-year show for it. Dropping out, resulting 2017 to July 1,2018 degree in four years or a two-year in the lack of the competitive edge a If yOU have any questions or concerns please feel free to degree in two years. (Generally, 60 college degree provides in the workforce, causes students to be far call, 304-466-7101 or stop by the Summers County credit hours are required for an more likely to default on their Assessor's Office. lan provals Charleston, W.Va. Roanoke, Va., have more than 1,000 MW of wind July 5,2017-Appalachian Power is and hydro generation, enough to making concurrent filings today power over 230,000 homes. The with the Virginia State Corporation declining cost of wind resources and Commission and the Public Service the extension of the Federal Commission of West Virginia Production Tax Credit make the requesting regulatory approvals to purchase of these wind facilities acquire the Hardin and Beech Ridge beneficial for customers, improve ii wind facilities. Appalachians' fuel diversity, and The 175 megawatt (MW) Hardin increase the company's flexibility to Wind Facility will be located in develop and offer xenewable Hardin County, Ohio, and the 50 products for its customers. MW Beech Ridge 11 Wind Facility Regulators will establish case will be in Greenbrier County, W.Va. schedules for the filings. Both wind projects are under Appalachian Power has l miUion development by Invenergy, LLC. customers in Virginia, West V'wginia "We are continuing our transition andTennessee (as AEPAppalachian to an energy company of the future Power). It is a unit of American and further diversifying our power Electric Power, one of the largest generation portfolio. These electric utilities in the United acquisitions move us in that States, delivering electricity and direction," said Chris Beam, custom energy solutions to nearly Appalachian Power president and 5.4 million customers in 11 states. chief operating officer. "Direct AEP owns the nation's largest ownership and operation of these electricity transmission system, a facilities will give our employees more than 40,000-mile network that new experiences in the planning, includes more 765-kilovolt extra production and delivery of power high voltage transmission fines than from diverse generating assets as all other U.S, transmission systems Appalachian continues to add combined. AEP also operates renewable resources in the years 224,000 miles of distribution lines. ahead;" Appalachian currently has AEP ranks among the nation's a total of 375 MW of wind generation largest generators of electricity, and an additional 120 MW coming owning approximately 26,000 on line in 2018 (from the BluffPoint megawatts of generating capacity in Wind Farm in Indiana). With the U.S, AEP supplies 3,200 approval of these two additional megawatts of renewable energy to wind facilities, Appalachian will customers, ~ For my part, I travel not ~o go anywhere, but t go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. -- Robert Louis Stevenson /