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lnla Tues. July 25, 2017 H/ntonN w Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) ensuredthatWestVirginiapriorities were included in the FY 2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill and the FY 2018 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which passed out of the Appropriatione Committee today. These appropriations bills include strong funding for the opioid epidemic, rural development, food assistance programs, the Appalachian Storage Hub, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Appalachian Regional Commission. "As a proud new member of the Appropriations Committee, I have made it clear that I believe we must work in a bipartisan way in order to do right by the American people and that's exactly what I have experienced in crafting these appropriations bills," Senator Manchin said. "We have come together and put together a bipartisan proposal that reflects our values. For West Virginia, I made sure that our state receives funding for issues facing our state like the opioid epidemic and food assistance programs and critical economic opportunities like the Appalachians Storage Hub, rural development, our national lab in Morgantown U All Singers Welcome - Free Camping During Sing - Donations Accepted Sunday-Thursday, July 23-27 Choir Singing .......... 7 pm Friday Afternoon, July 28 Youth Choir ................ 1 pm Friday Night, July 28 Open Micj, All Singers ............ 7 pm Saturday Afternoon, July 29 Celebrate the 52nd birthday of Medicare on Friday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the library in Hinton. The celebration will feature a showing of Michael Moore's film, "Sicko," about health care in America as well as pizza and of course, a birthday cake. The event is FREE. Since 1965, Medicare has enabled millions of older Americans and those with disabilities to receive comprehensive health care. People who rely on Medicare report "fewer problems with access to care and fewer instances of financial hardship as a result of medical bills." pu (NETL) and the Appalachian Regional Council. I look forward the passing this important funding bill in the Senate." The Appropriations Committee recommends $145.4 Billion in funding for FY 2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. West Virginia priorities include: Strong language to help the FDA combat the opioid epidemic, including language to require FDA to seek expert advice when considering new opioid medications, require opioid prescriber education, and limit over-prescribing through increased awareness of the CDC's opioid prescribing guidelines. Strong rural development funding at close to FY 2017 levels of $37 billion for grants, loans and program management. Strong funding for food assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at $73.6 billion, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) at $6.4 billion. Chesapeake Bay Watershed funded. The Appropriations Committee recommends $38.4 Billion in funding for FY 2018 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. West Virginia priorities include: Ethane Storage Hub Language - The Committee will direct the Department of Energy to identify Federal agencies with jurisdictional oversight of such a project and to coordinate with the liaisons of those agencies to streamline the permitting application and approval process for a central Appalachian ethane storage and distribution hub. $131.3 million for National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Within NETL Research and Development, the Committee commends the Department for includingin their request support for the Feasibility of Recovering Rare Earth Elements. The Committee recommends $15 million for the Department to expand its external agency activities to develop and test commercially viable advanced separation technologies at proof- of-concept or pilot scale that can be deployed near term for the extraction and recovery of rare earth elements and minerals from US coal and coal byproduct sources having the highest potential for success. The Committee encourages the Department to leverage the capabilities of outside applied researchers in implementing these activities. The Committee directs the Department znza July 23-30 in prece Open Mic ................ 1:45 - 6:45 pm Saturday Night July 29 (Quartets/Trios Only) ......... 7 pm Sunday Morning Worship, July 30 .................. II am J Sunday, july 30 Open Microphone..:......: :,.....'. 12 - 3 pm Despite its success, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act are still threatened by Congressional proposals to cut benefits. Most recently, this included legislation to weaken protections for pre-existing medical conditions, roll back federal funding and subsidies, and set spending caps for Medicaid. The birthday celebration is sponsored by the Summers County Huddle, a group formed to support health care access for all, democratic values, a strong system of public education, and jobs that are economically sustainable and environmentally sound. Convention grounds are located at Mt Nebo, offRt 19, 5 Miles South of Summersville, Nicholas county, WV. For detailed directions and additional info, visit their web site at or call 304-872-1977. H West Virginia's Solid Waste Management Board issued $300,000 in grants to 36 local solid waste authorities today during its meeting in Charleston. The SWMB Grant Program is designed to assist local solid waste authorities in the job of properly managing solid waste within their respective counties or regions. Following are the names of the local SWAs awarded grants, the amounts and designated projects: Barbour County -- $5,500 for equipment maintenance and repairs, fuel, insurance and baling wire. Berkeley County --$8,200 for steel storage containers. Boone County -- $7,250 for wages and property improvements. Braxton County -- $9,700 for equipment maintenance and repairs, fuel, insurance, educational conference, recycling brochures and a financial examination. Cabell County -- $7,225 for wages, fuel, electric at gated sites, educational conference an vehicle maintenance and repairs. Calhoun County -- $9,490 for wages, insurance and equipment maintenance and repairs. Clay County -- $8,440 for contracted services for county cleanup. Doddridge County -- $1,300 for a computer and printer. Fayette County -- $7,500 for a wench and dump trailer. Greenbrier County -- $7,500 for roof replacement. Hancock County -- $ 10,000 for wages and household hazardous waste disposal. Jackson County -- $6,000 for wages and fuel. Jefferson County -- $6,400 for roll- off containers and vehicle maintenance and repairs. Kanawha County -- $9,000 for fuel and forklift and front-end loader repairs. Lincoln County -- $ 10,000 for county cleanup hauling fees and wages. Marion County -- $9,325 for wages, financial examination, educational conference, QuickBooks and tools and tool cabinet. McDowell County -- $4,850 for educational conference expenses and wages. Mercer County -- $ 10,000 for improvements to scale house. Mingo County -- $ 17,000 for financial examinations. Monongalia County - ~5,450 for educational conference,financial examination, printing expenses and utilities. Monroe County -- $8,500 for fuel and insurance. Morgan County -- $9,385 for wages, hauling fees, insurance, a shredding event, educational conference and computer software. Ohio County -- $8,750 for a household hazardous waste collection event. Pleasants County-- $8,5.50 for' educational conference expenses, insurance, equipment repairs and financial examinations ........... Pocahontas County -- $8 000 for a curtain for leachate pond,, i_ Preston County -- $16,5.60 for financial examinations Putnam County "- $7,550 for educational conference expenses and demolition a~d'testing fees. Raleigh Count~-- $12,000 for replacement of heat/ac ducts and units. Region VIII -- $10,000 for paving at the Southern Transfer Station. Summers County -- $8,550 for insurance, educational conference and financial examinations. Taylor County -- $~I,650 for educational conference, insurance and a display board. .... Upshur County ~-'$7,900 for insurance, direct mail, ~nd educational conference. ~ .... Wayne County --$8,500Tor insurance, wages and tires. .... Wetzel County --$7,400 for fuel, insurance, recycling supplies, educational conference and safety scaffolding. Wirt County -- $8,575 for equipment maintenance and repairs, a loading dock, educational conference and a financial examination. Wyoming County 5,000 for wages Do not anticipate trouble or worry Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take offi But about what may never hapgen. Keep if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build in the sunlight, one for yourself and for those who will follow after you. --Benjamin Franklin ~Amdia Earhart Ju Q LICENSED HEATING & AC SERVICE DEPARTMENT MMER F LL ? RINNAI AUTHORIZED SERVICE PROVIDER FREE TANK SET FOR CURRENT PROPANE USERS No Additional Delivery or Hazmat Fees! " Ask about our FREE RENTAL & BUDGET programs! 153 Grace St., Hinton, WV www.rtrogers.c