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2 - Hinton News Tues. July 25, 2017 More and More People are Reading our Newspaper Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items Save $$$. Call Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (please print) I I I I I L City State Zip.__ 'l I TEAR & MAIL TO: I THE HINTON NEWS I P. O. BOX 1000 I HINTON, WV 25951 I J New River CTC Foundation holds scholarship contest during fall registration [Beaver, W.Va.] Because the cost scholarship winner will be chosen of college can deter students from through a random drawing and attending, the New River announced prior to the start of the Community and Technical College fall semester. Foundation is giving away a $1,000 Admissions, financial aid and scholarship to a student whoStudent Success Center initiates the registration process representatives will be on hand to during one of New River CTC's five assist both current and new Registration Day events in August. students. Fall classes at New River "New River CTC's tuition is CTC start Monday, August 21, 2017. significantly less than other ~ ~ .~he~N~w~Fdyer CTC:iFoundation schools, so $1,000 goes a long way will fund m6re than $85,000 in toward helping a student achieve scholarships for students attending their dream of earning a degree or the college's four campuses during workforce certificate," said Interim the 2017-18 school year. Executive Director of the For information on the Foundation Michael Green, application process and programs, Registration Days are scheduled call 866-349-3739 or email from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the For Nicholas County Campus in information about available Summersville on Tuesday, August 1; scholarships, contact Green at 304- the Mercer County Campus in 929-1042 or foundation@newriver. Princeton on Wednesday, August 2; edu. the Greenbrier Valley Campus in New River Community and Lewisburg on Thursday, August 3; Technical College serves nine the Advanced Technology Center in counties in southeastern West Ghent on Friday, August 4 and the Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Raleigh County Campus in Beaver Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer on Monday, August 7. County Campus (Princeton), To be eligible for the $1,000 Nicholas County Campus scholarship, a student must initiate (Summersville), and Raleigh County the registration process during one Campus (Beaver/Beckley). of the Registration Day events. The WV WATER FESTIVAL VENDORS Addiction Screenings The WV Water Festival is now Narconon can help you take steps accepting vendor applications for~ to overcome addiction in your family. their outdoor vendor event August, Call today for free 4 & 5. Spaces are 12x12 for $50 for screenings or referrals. 1- 800- beth days. $40 for one day. 431-1754. Call Kendra at 304-661-0422 Dan Heyman offered too much - that it created Charleston, W.Va. - The West unsustainable,, generous Vh'ginia minister famous for telling government healthcare promises. a senator how the Affordable Care But many of the act's insurance Act Saved her daughter's life now rules have been very popular. Hill says she plans a hunger strike to says her daughter has a rare form oppose the ACAs repeal. Reverend of cancer that is very expensive to Janice Hill of Parkersburg met with treat. She says before Obamacare, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito to testify her daughter's insurance company against the Senate health-care would likely have cut off her legislation last month. Video of their coverage because she hit an annual meeting drew nationwide attention cost cap or because she had a pre- after Hill credited Obamacare with existing condition. savingher daughter's life by making "So the fact that there wasn't a sure she got cancer treatment, cap and the fact that there's not pre- Hill now says if and when she existing conditions really and truly knows the repeal bill is to be up for is what's keeping her alive," she a vote, she'll start a water-only fast. explains. Hill says CalCite should "When I know it's going to go for a vote no, and negotiate with "he vote, then I will make my stand, Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin says. "And this isn't a stunt for me. who want to fix the parts of These are people's lives, including Obamacare that aren't working and my daughters. "The Senate vote has keep what is. been delayed. Capito has not clearly "Cross that stupid aisle - to be a said if she will vote for or again'st leader, to be working with Sen. "nia" the bill.'If she votes no, most Manchin, and be one West Virgi , observers expect the repeal to fail. adds Hill. Hill and other clergy were The Senate bill's supporters to deliver letters and petitions to argue the Affordable Care ActCapito's Charleston office Tuesday. Roy C. Long WATER TUNNELS AT MOSS RUN AND JERRYS RUN, ALLEGHENY SUBDIVISION, C.&O. Before the Virginia Central Railroad, predecessor of the C. & 0., reached Jackson River Station (Clifton Forge, VA.) a charter was granted to the Covington and Ohio Railroad to extend the railroad west from Covington, VA., to make the great connection with the Ohio River. Surveying began in 1850 by the State of Virginia. A survey was made from Covington, VA., up Dunlap Creek and down Indian Creek via Sweet Springs, VA., to New River and down New River to the mouth of the Greenbrier River. Charles B. Shaw made a survey over Allegheny Mountain to the Greenbrier River at a place that was later named Whitcomb in honor of H. D. Whitcomb, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the C. & O., which survey followed the Greenbrier to New River at a point destined later to become Hinton. The "Old White," later Greenbrier Hotel, at White Sulphur Springs was too important to the railroad to by pass, so, regardless of the cost to build, the Allegheny route was chosen. Grading for the Covington and Ohio Railroad probably started soon after the surveys were completed. We are certain a lot of the work, in fact, most of the work was done prior to the Civil War when construction ceased until after that conflict. Between Covington, VA., and Allegheny, VA., was some of the most rugged mountainous country in the immediate area over which the railroad was to pass. There were many valleys to fill and peaks to tunnel through to reach the summit of Allegheny with a grade of .76 percent between Covington and just west of Callaghan and a grade of 1.14 percent from there to Allegheny. Barracks were built in a field about one miil west of the C. & O. station at Callaghan to house the workmen. The laborers used on the construction were Irishmen, Negroes and convicts. The State of Virginia received .25 cents per day for use of the convicts and the contractors were responsible for their clothing, meals and medical attention. In this sixteen mile stretch of construction, there were three major fills, namely Penitentiary fill, Moss Run fill and Jerrys Run fill. Penitentiary fill was just west of Callaghan and probably named for the convict camp at the same location. There were five railroad tunnels to bore namely, Mid, Moires, Lakes, Kellys andLewis. There were two water tunnels to bore, one at Moss Run and the other at Jerrys Run. The first construction work at Moss Run and Jerrys Run was the drilling through stable slate in the mountain just beyond the west end of both fills for the streams of water to flow through so work on the fill could begin. ,Background On Business For Many, Small Business Is Close To Home (NAPS)--Ifyou are like many Amer- icans, you either own or work for a small business. Small businesses are a big part of the country's economy, employing 56.1 million members of the nation's private workf.orc and creating two.. of every three new jobs every year. "Small businesses have an enormous role to play in keeping the engine of the economy and innovation churn- ing;' said Ruth Veloria, executive dean for University of Phoenix. "This is true on every level, from supporting the national economy to the communities and individuals hard at work in it. On a local level, small businesses build per- sonal connections, encourage a sense of community, and promote a high level of quality and customer service." A Revealing Survey Recently, University of Phoenix cre- ated a U.S. survey of registered voters conducted by Morning Consult, about attitudes toward small businesses. The findings show how important small businesses are to these respon- dents. For example: Sixty-eight percent say small businesses are very important to their community. FiRy-seven percent have a parent, im- mediate family member or close friend who has either previously owned or currently owns a small business. Eighty-nine percent say that small businesses improve the quality of life in their local community. Many buy locally to support small businesses. In fact, 94 percent say they shop locally at least some of the time. Sixty-eight percent say small business- es are very important to the health of the econom)~ Fifty-three percent say entrepreneurs are very important to the health of the economy. What To Ask Yourself If you're thinking of joining the ranks of America's entrepreneurs, the experts at the U.S. Small Business Ad- ministration suggest you first ask your- self these questions: Why am I starting a business? What kind of business do I want? Am I prepared to spend the time and money needed to get my business started? How long do I have until I start CALL ACWP If you see a dog in a neglectful or abusive situation please ACWP. If you see a stray dog on the road, especially one that you've never seen before, please call ACWP. If you have a litter of puppies and would like them to be placed in homes that are pre-approved as responsible pet owners than please call ACWP. The number is easy to remember 855- WV4-PETS. DONATIONS OF BOOKS Ascension Episcopal Church is in need of books for their Free Books For Kids program. We would appreciate any donation of books for children of all ages, from pre-school to high school. No text books please. We have served Summers County with this program since August of 1993, and have given over 20,000 books to children of all ages. All donations would be greatly appreciated. Call Jeanne Duvall at 304-466- 3358 for info In 1870 a passenger train wrecked at Jerrys Run and a passenger ear full of people fell into the south portal of the water tunnel. The passenger train had a pusher that was working harder than the one pulling the train. With the light link-and-pin coupling, the train buckled sending the car down the embankment. The story was told that when the drillers of the water tunnel at Moss Run bored through to daylight, a barrel of whiskey was brought out and they all got drunk. When I was a lad growing up at Moss Run, I spent many a hot summer day at the somth portal of this tunnel with a fishing pole in my hand enjoying the cool breeze that was always present flowing through the tunnel. At this point, just below the falls after the water exists the tunnel, a reservoir about eight feet square and five feet deep was blasted out of solid rock. There is no noticeable change here in the past fifty years. It is my belief the reservoir was made when the water tunnel was drilled to hold water to be pumped to the railroad, high above, for use in their steam engines during construction. When I visited there recently, Moss Run Branch north of the south portal had dried up due to the present drought conditions, however, on the south side, a spring of cold water above the reservoir kept it filled and water running from the south portal to Dunlap Creek. Council on Aging This is a weekly publication of the AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? AI-Anon Family Group can help. To help them, you have to help yourself first. Meetings every Monday nights 7:00 p.m. behind the Child Advocacy~ Center at 411 Temple Street. For more information call: 466-2760.' NOTICE TO PUBLIC As per county policy VII-D-I, Summers County Schools Office of Special Education will be destroying special education records that we have maintained for six years since the graduation date. Therefore, if you wish to have your records and you graduated in 2011, you must apply in writing or in person on or before July 30, 2017. Summer office hours are from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Parents may not request the records as these former students are now over the age of 18. Have a plmbingpr0blem? Calll D0nnie Zimmerman for quick,,efficient, friendy service anytime, any day. 304-222-2630 Licensed Master Plumber Main Street Care Certified .nursing assistant applications being accepted Now accepting private pay and Medicaid residents A small nursing home located on 3rd floor of summers county hospital. 304- 66-6090 LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one' letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, Summers Cour~ty,~oundlon Aging sp~lling, taste, syntax, and libel. Inc., 120 Second Ave., HintoB.'. Names~wiHiiotbe~withl~Itl~ .... ~:"' Funded inpart by the WV Bu1"eau : "~ Address th'~m'to Letter~to they ~.~ .. ~, . , ..;. _, -, ,...: ~, ...... : EdKor, P:O. Boxl000, HintenlWV oz~emorverv~ces,~ppmacman~-rea ~ ~sAs~ Agency on Aging, other grant and.~- ..... Small businesses and entrepreneurs local resources and donations. Any- are top of the list for helping the older persons is encouraged to : economic health of their own corn- participate in the program munities and the U.S. in general, regardless of race, creed, handicap making a profit? Who is my competi- or national origin. The Summers tion? How will I manage my business? County Council on Aging is an equal Knowing the answers can help your opportunity employer. startup last long. Where To Turn One route to creating and maintain- ing a small business is through higher education. It helps prepare individuals to turn an idea into a marketable and vi- able product, business or organization. The School of Business at University of Phoenix, for example, creates an envi- ronment for students that allows them to test ideas, take risks and grow. One program that appeals to en- trepreneurs is a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Small Business and En- trepreneurship Certificate. The School of Business also offers professional de- velopment and noncredit courses for entrepreneurs that will help them learn the skills needed to start and manage a business. Some courses to consider in- clude financial management; market- ing, and human resource management. Courses like these can help you prepare a business plan, promote your product or service, and stay competitive in the business world. Learn More For more information about this program, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by stu- dents who completed this program, and other important information, please vis- it business. For more information about Univer- sity of Phoenix, please visit www.phoe PSI) MEETING The Meadow Creek Public Service District meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Green Sulphur District Volunteer Fire Department at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB The Pipestem Ruritan club meets every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. We have a wonderful dinner before our meeting. We would like to invite anyone interested in learning more about this service club to come and join us. We have a gospel sing the Friday before our meetings. Come join in the fun and fellowship. For more information please call Brenda Garcia at 304- 923-1622 or 304-466-6804. Wednesday, July 26: Chicken Dumplings, Peas, Corn, Chocolate Pudding, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Crafts 11:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Thursday, July 27: Spaghetti Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, Blueberry Cobbler, Whole Wheat Garlic Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Penny Cole Social Worker at Summers Nursing & Rehab Center Topic: Rehab & Long Term Care 11:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Friday, July 28: White Beans, Chopped Onions, Mustard Greens, Sliced Peaches, Cornbread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Gospel Singing Bingo 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 31: Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Mixed Fruit, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activity Bible Study With Rev. Scott Ross 11:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Menu changes may occur due to availability of food or due to circumstances beyond our control. BINGO Bingo every Friday night at the Hinton Senior Citizens Building on Second Ave. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. starts at 6:00 p.m. OFFICE HOURS Hinton News is open Monday thru Thursday Business Hours: Men. & Tue.: 9 am to 4 pm. ,Wed.: 9 am to 12 pm. Thurs.: 9 am to 4 pm. Apphcafi()ns Being Taken For: Greenbrier Terrace Apts. (304)466-6433 Hedrick House Apts. (304)466-0208 Summers Landing Apts. (304)466-6432 TrY/TrD 1-800-982-8771/8772 TRS: 771 Apply During Office Hours Onlyl GT: M, W 12:00pm-4:30pm Hed: 1", Th 7:30 am-4:00 pm SL: M,W 7:30 am-12:00 pm Rents based on Income Rental is applied when available to those who qualify. Income Limits Apply. Summers Landing Apts for, "62 years of age or older, Handicap/Disabled, regardless of age." HUD Renters may apply. "q~ls Im~tut'~n le an Equal Opportunity IWovkl~ mid Employer" To file a complaint of dlecdmlmdkm write to USDA, Director, Office of CMI Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, 1~S. W. Washington, D.C. 202,50-9410 or Call (coo) 7r~-3272 (vo~e) or . (2o2) ~ ffrD) Full-Service Service,Station" 466-0133 For Pay At the Pump, Gas & Diesel Fuel ALL TIRES." FREE MOUNT FREE BAI.ANCE FREE TIRE VALVES Head Mechanic Johnny Reel Mechanic " Nick Connell I. BRAKE SPECIAL: FRONT PADS ONLY LIFE TIME WARRANTY WEAREVER GOLD $69.95 WAGNER $79.95 COMPUTER SCAN I We're drivers too.