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8 - Hinton News Tues. July 25, 2017 | e e OSlUm INSTITUTE, W.Va. - West opportunities to continue academic Virginia State University research during the summer 0b~SU) will host its annual months. Selected students receive Summer Undergraduate Research a financial stipend for a 10-week Experience (SURE) program period, working with faculty, symposium Friday, July 28, members to continue research at 9 a.m. in the Hamblin Hall projects. Auditorium on campus. '~rhe SURE Program is a great The program provides summer opportunity for undergraduates to learning opportunities to students learn first-hand about how scientific l~muing Science, Technology, knowledge progresses," said Dr. Engineering and Mathematics Micheal Fultz, WVSU chemistry (STI~D degrees, professor and SURE coordinator. Funded by the West Virginia"Students who participate have a Higher Education Policygreater chance of staying in school Commission's (HEPC) Divisionand graduating." of 8deuce and Research, SURE A total of 28 students, working encourages promising and with 12 faculty members, enthtmiar.tic young researchers participated in the 2017 SURE ha the STEM fields by supporting program and will present on their projects at the symposium. In addition to HEPC support, additional sponsors include the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Improvement Program, the Kentucky - West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, WVSU's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, WVSU Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute and the American Chemical Society's Project SEED. Follow West Virginia State University on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @WVStateU. -Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors and rural communities By Jordan Rasmussen,, Center for Rural Affairs Tucked within the text of both In our nation's rural areas, 15 the House and Senate's bills to percent of residents over the age of repeal and replace the Affordable 65 are on Medicaid. Care Act is language which seeks Yet, 36 percent of total Medicaid to fundamentally change the expenditures pay for costs accrued Medicaid program, by Medicare beneficiaries over the While the enactment ofthis age of 65. legislation is unknown, the principle Of this Medicaid spending for remains, and rural seniors would seniors, a significant portion covers be hurt. long-term care costs - three in five For rural states and regions that nursing home residents. already encounter the health care Remove Medicaid from the payer challenges of an older, poorer and source for rural seniors and entire less healthy population, Medicaid communities are left to suffer. allows access to care to remain for Nursing homes not only provide even those who are not enrolled care to seniors but are major under the entitlement, employers in rural communities. Without Medicaid reimbursements to cover the costs of care, closures and accompanying job losses would become yet another casualty of Medicaid cuts. While the reliance upon Medicaid reimbursements to keep the doors of nursing homes open is not ideal, it is a reality for rural communities. Before Congress makes sweeping changes to Medicaid, senators and representatives need to step back and acknowledge the broader costs that will b'e paid just outside of the city limits. As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it. --Mahatma Gandhi ! 4mt't bdleve ome [prows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that N a ~ qle one stands still and stagnates. --T.S. Eliot It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure, When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. --Thornton Wilder A Present For A Future .(NAPS)--Take a look at the children you care about. Then picture them far from family and friends, in foster care, and with very little in the way of luxury or even stuffthey can call their own. That was the situation eighth grader Latasha "Tash" Haynes was in when a special organization helped change her life forever by buying her a camera--:-her first one. "I didn't get a lot of Christmas gifts;' said Haynes, now 35. "I didn't grow up ask- ing for things and getting what I wanted, so that first camera was a huge deal." Tash Haynes and her husband, Ike, here with their daughter, Wisdom, are professional photographers, thanks in part to a long ago Christmas gift. Now a professional photographer, she travels the country with her hus- band, Ike, also a photographer, and their daughter, Wisdom. The nonprofit that helped Haynes, Treehouse, has grown as well. It now provides thousands of children with meaningful holiday presents, such as bikes and tablets, each year. How Else It Helps In addition, the group's Little Wishes program gives financial support for extra- curricular activities and other experiences essential to any child's development. The game changer for many kids, how- ever, has been something called Gradua- tion Success, explained lanis Avery, Tree- house's CEO. The average youth in foster care, she said, changes placements three times, and each time, he or she loses four to six months of academic progress. "When the program first started, the graduation rate for youth in foster care was less than 50 percent. Our five-year graduation rate is now 82 percent, match- ing the rate for all students" Avery said. Learn More Visit ake action to donate time or money, or to find out about other ways to help these kids. We don't know who we are until we see what we can do. ACWP ACWP is a non-profit all volunteer group of individuals whose goals are to rehome pets and assist families who need help paying for spay and neuter of dogs and cats. We will rehome entire litters of puppies who will receive veterinary care before going to their forever homes. If you would like us to visit your educational event please give us a call. 855-984-7387. For spay/neuter assistance go to and fill out a Voucher Request Form. If you see a dog or cat in a neglectful situation please call the sheriff. If you see a stray dog on the road please call the Animal Control Officer. BUS TRIPS Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Sr Circle is sponsoring the following bus trips in 2017. WednesdayAugust 23rd to Smith Mountain Lake for a luncheon cruise" on the lake. (Lunch is on the boat). Tuesday Nov. 28th to Barter Theatre. Show "Irving Berlin's White Christmas". A musical. Lunch is on your own at Cracker Barrel. All of the above trips will not return to Lewisburg until about 8:00 PM. Please bring a snack with you. To sign up please call Barbara Gibson at 304-520-4115. GVMC is owned in part by physicians. How To Keep Your Garden Growing (NAPS)--When it comes to creating a yard that makes the neighbors green with envy, many Americans are saving time and trouble by turning to a surpris- ing "garden tool:' The driving force behind the latest in backyard maintenance is a utility task vehicle (UTV). Your UTV And You A hardworking and smooth-riding vehicle, not only is it good for pulling out stumps and hauling rocks, mulch and heavy equipment, but a variety of attachments are available to turn it into a sprayer, tiller, rake or mower. Plus, when your yard work is done, you can use it for off-road adventures. The No. 1-selling UTV lineup is that of the Polaris RANGER. The new XP 1000, available in base, EPS and new special editions, offers an indus- try-leading 1,000 ccs and 80-horsepow- er ProStar engine with gobs of torque, and a Three-Mode Throttle Control switch ola the dash to enhance the driv- ing experience. The Performance mode offers maximum and instant throttle response for snappier acceleration and is used predominantly for recreation- al purposes. For a traditional blend of torque and high-speed performance, the operator would select the Stan- dard mode. The Work mode provides lengthened low-RPM band for better slow-speed control, which is perfect for towing a trailer or when navigating tight spaces. The .limited-edition HVAC vehicles are the first gas-powered UTVs to offer an HVAC system for all-weather com- fort. The Ranch Edition offers an in- novative, self-leveling, rear suspension with Nivomat shocks that automatical- -~Martha Grimes ly ad)ust the suspension depending on *** *** ~ ,~ .. load, for a higher-loaded ground clear- ........................................................................ ~..,,,~,. " ance and a smoother~ ride. ,.,.. ,~,. ~.~,~.r/~ Yard work can be easier, faster and more comfortable with the help of a hardworking UTV. What Else You Can Do Here are five more tips to help your garden grow: 1. When you're dealing with Mother Nature, remember Father Time. Plant as early and as late in the season as you can with the help of row covers, cold frames, tunnels and similar det, ices. 2. Go for perennials--let your crops plant themselves. Plains that come back year after year save time and maintenance, usually limited to annual weeding, fertilizing and mulching. 3. Resist rows. According to Colora- do State University, you can quadruple per-square-foot,production of many vegetables such as lettuce, carrots and beets by planting them in blocks with- in wide beds rather than in rows. Block planting makes efficient use of space by keeping the spacing between plants tight and eliminating unnecessary pathways. 4. Be bright about bulbs. Keep the local wildlife from dining on your daffo- dils and onions by staking netting over the bed. Cut holes in the cloth to let the plants grow through. 5. Be a good egg to your garden. Give your plants a calcium boost by grinding up empty eggshells and sprin- lding them on the plants. Learn More l or further facts, visit www.Polaris. Summers County ARH Hospital and Summers County ARH Clinic is proud to welcome to its team of healthcare providers, Physician Assistant... Sharif Shammaa, PA-C is accepting new patients. Call 304-466-2918 today to schedule an appointment. Summers Summers County ARH Clinic 115 Summers Hospital Road Hinton, WV 25951 304.466.2918 /