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i Storm Preparedness: Get Ready Before a Storm Strikes, Pay Attention to Safety OPEI Offers 12 Tips to Help Home & Business Owners Prepare Ahead of Storms, Hurricanes and Floods The preparations you make should be stored in an accessible about chainsaw safety. now, ahead of storms, floods, or area with your equipment. Keep firm footing when using hurricanes, can help you recover Review the owner's manuals pole saws and pole pruners. Keep a faster and stay safe during clean- for your equipment. Read product firm footing on the ground. up. manuals to ensure you know howObserve the safety zone, which The Outdoor Power Equipment to operate your equipment safely, means keeping bystanders and Institute (OPEI), an international Have the right fuel on hand. Fuel power lines (those above you and tradeassociationrepresentingsmall stations may be closed after aany that might have fallen down) engine, utility vehicle and outdoor storm, so it's important to have the at least 50 feet away from your power equipment manufacturers proper fuel for your equipment, work area. and suppliers, reminds home and Store your fuel in an approvedEnsure portable electric business owners that it's best to get container. Use the type of fuel generators have plenty of ready before a storm strikes, recommended by your equipment ventilation. "In the rush right before the manufacturer. Generators shouldnever be storm, people sometimes forgetIt is illegal to use any fuelused in an enclosed area or placed to make sure their outdoor power with more than 10% ethanol ininside a home or garage, even if the equipment is in order," said Kris outdoor power equipment (for more windows or doors are open. Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI. information on proper fueling for Place the generator outside "They also run out of time as outdoor power equipment visitand away from windows, doors, weather is often unpredictable. At www.LookBeforeYouPump.com), and vents that could allow carbon all times of the year, it's important Remain calm and use common monoxide to come indoors. to keep your equipment in working sense when using outdoor power Keep the generator dry and do order, have the right fuel on hand, equipment. Clearheaded thinking not use it in rainy or wet conditions. and know where your safety gear and smart decision-making canBefore refueling, turn the generator is. This is doubly true during storm help you make smart choices, off and let it cool down, season." This is no time to rush. TakeDrive Utility Type Vehicles OPEI offers the following tips to time to think through a strategy for (UTVs) with caution. Keep the help homeowners and businessesclean-up efforts, vehicle stable and drive Slowly. Do plan ahead for storm clean-up:Use safety precautions. Be aware not turn the vehicle mid-slope or Make a list of what you need to of fundamental dangers that can while on a hill. Be aware of others. clean up. Survey your property, occur. Keep bystanders, children and Consider the damage a storm might For instance, chainsaw kickback, animals out of your work area. cause and make a list of what tools which may happen when the Do not allow other people might be needed for repairs, moving chain at the tip of the guide near outdoor power equipment, You might need a chainsaw, bar touches an object, or when the such as chainsaws, pole saws or pruner, generator, or utility type wood closes in and pinches the saw pole pruners when starting the vehicle, chain in the cut. equipment or using it. Take stock of your outdoor power Always stand with your weightPay attention to your health. equipment. Make sure equipmenton both feet, and adjust your stance Storm cleanup can be taxing on the is in good working order, so you ale angled away from the body and the spirit. If needed, take your equipmentblade. Do not operate power equipment to an authorized service center for Hold the chainsaw with both when you are tired or overly maintenance or repair, hands. Never over-reach or cut fatigued. Drink plenty of water and Find your safety gear. Avoidanything above your shoulder take regular breaks. the scramble for sturdy shoes,height. For more safety tips for outdoor safety goggles, hard hats, reflective Always have a planned retreat power equipment visit http://opei. clothing and work gloves, which path if something falls. Read more org/safety-tips/ Don't Pack This Pest (NAPS)--If you're moving to a new home this year, watch out for certain stowaways: gypsy moths. These insects are among the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs in America. Gorging themselves on leaves, gypsy moth caterpillars weaken and can kill more than 300 different species of trees. Since 1970, they've defoliated more than 75 million acres. Don't let gypsy moths hitch a ride on your moving van. The Answer ]hat's why the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires homeowners by law to inspect and remove gypsy moth egg masses from household goods prior to moving across state lines--and get an official certificate of inspection. What You Need To Do Check all outdoor household goods-- lawn furniture, grills, outdoor toys, camping equipment--for egg masses. Use a putty knife, stiff:brush or similar hand tool to dispose of any egg mass- es you do find into a container of hot, soapy water, or place them in a plastic bag, seal it, and set it in the sun. To get the certificate, you can perform a self-inspection or hire a state-certified pesticide applicator. The American Moving and Storage Associ- ation says you should then give the in- spection certificate to your moving van driver. Learn More A free gypsy moth removal check- list and additional information can be found at www.Moving.org. Millennials: Plan For Retirerrient Now Or Pay The Price Later Millennials are a stressed out $2,000 a year for seven years in generation, an IRA (Individual Retirement A study by the American Account) at the age of 19, you could Psychological Association reported be a millionaire by age.65 ~ile , that the group of Americans in it might not be practical for most their early 20s to late 30s came 19 year aids to invest $2,000 a in at a 5.4 stress level on a scale year, Rosell says, the point is that of i-10, higher than the American making sacrifices and saving or average of 4.9. investing money early makes life Among the things keeping them much easier down the road. up at night are predictions of being Be patient, it's a long road the first generation that will be ahead. Patience isn't always the less well off than their parents word that comes to mind when we - and that includes retirements think about millennials. However, that potentially will be less secure, if you are working your first or No longer do millennials have second full-time job, and beginning the pensions to look forward to in to put money into investment retirement like their parents and accounts, you need to remember grandparents before them, and no that retirement is a long way down longer do they have the confidence the road. "The current stock market that Social Security will help at volatility can be a very emotional least supplement some of their time for investors," Rosell says. "But retirement income, the worst move one can make in the "Every generation has had its middle of such turbulence is to bail. own set of trials and adversaries Many investors abandon long-term to conquer," says David Rosell, strategies for the presumed safety financial professional and author of cash. But Millennials have time of Keep Climbing: A Millennial's on their side to be patient with Guide to Financial Planning (www. their investments. DavidRosell.com). "However, Don't be your own worst enemy. today's generation of young adults Obtaining guidance from a financial faces a uniquely challenging advisor can help millennials live environment. And saving money for the life they imagined during their retirement is a luxury that many working years and once they retire. just can't afford." The economy will go through ups Resell goes on to say that and downs during your lifetime, sometimes millennials have to but having a financial professional struggle for a while in order to to guide you can improve your acquireasoundfinancialfoundation financial future and keep you for the future, from making some common, costly He offers some tips to millennials mistakes. for improving the odds their 'Tnere is no greater value than retirements will be a little more peace of mind when it comes to stress free: your investments," RoseU says. Start saving and investing early. "The time for millennials to start Hit's true that the early bird catches thinking long term is now before the worm, it's certainly true that they get too far along in their career the early investor catches a sound and realize they are going to have retirement. If you start investing to start playing catch-up." 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: PUBLIC NOTICE The Summers County httpd/boe.summers.kl2.wv.uafl.p.n_ Dilapidated Structure Committee nursing-program or by calling the will meet quarterly the third Summers Co School of Practical Thursday at I p.m. in the Summers Nursing at 305-466-6040 ext 305. County Memorial Building The program is a 12 month course The 2107 Meeting Dates are as f accredited by the West Virginia September 21, 2017 State Board of Examiners for December TBA Licensed Practical Nurses. Classes Regular Meeting Agenda begin on the 1st Monday in October Welcome and Determination of and end the following September. Quorum Class and clinical sessions are Old Business Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to * Review and Approval of 3:00 p.m. Twenty two students are Minutes accepted into the program each year. New Business Discrimination is prohibited on the Other Business basis of sex, race, color, religion, Adjourn disability, age, and national origin. For more information contact Stacy Ford, 304-466-7113 or email sford2@wvstate.edu L- R: Charles Rollyson, Connie Blankenship, Wanda Mullins, Gale Keatley, Shelby Morris and Ernie Wheeler. lass eunlon The 1972 Class of Talcott High School celebrated their 45th. Reunion at Pipestem State Park with an afternoon luncheon. GiRs were given to members with grandchildren, and traveling the farthest. All in attendance received a gift bag. Those present were: Ernie Wheeler (Becky), Shelby Marvis, Gall Keatley (Dale), Connie Blankenship, Wanda Mullins, and Steve Rollyson. Memorial Service was held for deceased classmates: Linda Boone, Scotty Bowers, Mary Lou Boyd Lynch, Marlen Brooks, James Kincaid, Langford Wynes, Davy Crawford, and Charles Cantebury. 4..: 1" - '#" " " i t Wcc _ tet nketl. Can't list and wait? Call us aud set the date! IEstatz I--Iorr Commercial Far, rye. Lar i 304-256-0463. 106 East Washington St, Lewisburg, WV 24901 Ranc y Burdelte, CAI 927 Auctioneer/Realtor 304.256.0463 randy@foxfirenation.com www.weselltheearth.com FOXFIRE REALTY 304-64~-7674 Richard Grist/Broker/Auctioneer/Forester 106 E. Washington St. Lewisburg, WV 24901 www.foxfirenation..com ' Tues. July 25, 2017 Hinton News - 7 SCHOOL REUNION The Ramp Holiness Church will sponsor the Locust Dale School Reunion on Friday, July 28th at the Summers County Board of *' Ramp Holiness Fellowship Hall Education from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Old Fashion Regular Meeting weeine roast. Bring your pictures July 25, 8".30 sam. and memories! Summers County Board of For more information contact Education Mike at 1-304-466-2632. 1. Roll Call 2. Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of Agenda/ VETERANS MUSEUM H()URS Adjustments The Museum will be open each 4. Presentations Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00 p,m. ~ 5. Consent Items Historical Displays range from Approve Minutes from July II, Early frontier days, the 2017 Revolutionary War, The Civil War, Approve Payment of Bills World War I, World War If, Korea, Approve Transfers and Viet Nam, and to the Present Supplements Mideast. Approve Out of State Travel Tour guides are present. Request Admission is free. Approve Student Transfer Request SERVICES 6. Old Business Clayton Baptist Church Approve Policies to Continue on welcomes back Evangelist Tom Review Gilliam July 23 thru July 26 Personal Leave Policy IV-J-0; Services Sunday July 23rd are at Board Meetings-II-B-1; In School 11:00 a.m. and 7 00 p.m. Services Students Attending Out of County Monday July 24th - Wednesday July Schools V-C- 1 26 are at 7:00 p.m. 7. New Business There will also be dinner on the 8. Personnel Items grounds after Sunday morning 9. Superinte.ndent's Report service. For additional information 10. Public Comments please contact Pastor Grant Petit at 11. Adjournment 304-466-5052. # Offering Free Concealed Carry Classes The Summers County Sl~eriff's City Hall 202 Monroe St. Alderson, Department Will Be Offering Fr~e WV " 24910 RSVP:Concealed Carry Classes To amwithrw@maii'wvu- eduResidents Of Summers County On PLANNING WORKSHOP What: Strategic Riverfront Enhancement Planning Workshop: Come help decide what Alderson's Riverfront could be! When: Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Where: Alderson Refreshments will be pr(vided. The Following Dates: Aug.19, Selat. 30, Oct. 28 Nov.18 Dec.30 Jan. 27 Feb. 24 Mar. 24. Classes are available to adults 18 years of age or older. Participants must be residents of Summers County and have intent to obtain a West Virginia Concealed Carry Permit at completion of course~ If interested, please call Sgt. Cochran at 304-466-7105 to schedule a class date. (No more than 12 per class.) All classes will be held at 9:00 AM on the Saturday scheduled. Upon approval of your application, you will be issued a Photo I.D., Concealed Carry Card. HEALTH SCREENINGS Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 322 Third Ave. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the ~ mare blaod vessel that car~es ood: ........... .............. ; E from the heart~9 ,the ~r,st pf the. ' body), Periphera~aJ:~ase: ;~: ~:< ~ Noti (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (anBIBLE SCHOOL EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation , Little W, ........... Olil~reeK Dapus wnuren irregular heartbeat) and an will be holdin Vac "" ~"'" g a~lon B1DIe Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for ................ ~cnoot : -wna~Arnena we nave men and women. Being proactive Jesus.. about your health by knowing your Sunday- Wednesday, July 23rd- risks helps you and your doctor 26th, 6:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. address problems early. Kindergarten- 12th Grade. Bible, Register online TODAY at Recreation' Refreshments, and www.lifelinescreening.com/much more. community circle and receive your Church vans will be running if "Community Circle" discount and you need a ride call. Preacher Eddie your Preferred Appointment! 304-753-4555. Rhonda Harrah 304- 466-4810 or Randy Smith 304-573- 2126. How To NEWS ARTICLES General Information and Writing Tips The newspaper welcomes news submissions conceming club activities, sports, birthday announcements and anniversaries, engagements and weddings, academic honors, church activities and all community activities. Everything submitted is subject to editing and all news articles run without charge and run on a "space available" basis. 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