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2 - Hinton News Tues. July 31, 2012 I 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 (304) 466-0005 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) City State Zip.__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 ,k Letter to the Editor Thanking My Neighbors Dear Editor: I am writing to thank my friends and neighbors of True, WV. When we recently experienced this bad storm, as rain, was falling, wind was strong, I heard a ,ehicle coming up my driveway and my neighbor John Richmond was coming to see ifI was ok. The next morning as power was lost here came my grandson Matthew and his wife Rachel to start my generator so I could have power to save my food. Tony Brooks my neighbor came to help with this, soon after this comes my neighbor and friend Wallace McGraw to help with anything I needed. Anytime I have a need Wallace is always ready to help anyway he can. I have really been blessed to live in True and enjoy the kindness of these nice people as I live alone. Also I would like to thank Billy and Lisa Thompson, who while on vacation froTart used thebig mess left by th st0rms here is our True community. Thank God for good people like this. Sincerely, Mrs. Maud R: Crews Pipestem Letter to the Editor Team for Hope Gives Thanks Dear Editor: As everyone knows, the scheduled four day hot dog sale at the Hinton Kroger Store was reduced to one day because of the Derecho storm that hit, June 29th. This hot dog sale was put on by The Kroger Team for Hope and many volunteers in the county, to raise money for The American 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 Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number• The telephone number will not be published• Letters by E,mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter• Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel• Names will not be withheld• Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951• Cancer Society. We did have one great day as we raised more than twenty one hundred dollars. A lot of this money will be used for research, to find a cure for cancer. We have a lot of people and a lot of businesses to thank for helping us pull this off. First of all, I'd like to thank Fred Long, editor of The Hinton News for giving our group space, announcing our planning meetings and the event itself. I want to also thanl WMTD-AM radio and Gayle Rancer the host of Today in Hinton, for giving our community the same media service. Gayle Rancer went beyond the call of duty by attending some of our planning meetings, interviewing some of us, while she was off duty and then promoting what we were doing on her program. Thanks to Chestnut Revival Tea Room and St. Patrick Catholic Church for letting our group hold meetings. Thanks to the Hinton Lions Club for letting us use their big canopy and thank you Joe Garcia for delivering it to us a t ,6;00 A.I. on June 29th. £ ........ Donations were made by Flo/rs Bakery Hinders Bakery, Dr. Pepper, Bud Light, Miller Light,Little Debbie, RT Rogers, First Century Bank, Big 4 Drug, Hinton Floral, Brenda Garcia and her shop, State Farm, Myra Ziegler, Wayne Rice, Sunsations, anonymous, Bill Jeffries, SheriffDolphin, Mike Gore, Regina Eckle, Luther Wills Jr., Dave Scarbro, Ed Felton, Nellie Farley and The Hinton Kroger Store and Management team for supporting this event. We had some live entertainment and thanks to Jason Abshire, Jeremy Wood, Jordan Hart, Bonnie Furrow Meadows' and Bonnie Ca/ford. Thanks to everyone who actually helped at the event and served the hot dogs, the setup, the cleanup that evening and the cleanup the next day air the storm. Special mention here to Brenda Wilson who wasn't in our group but did help us on Sat. ! hope I haven't left out anyone. It was a chaotic time with the weather, please forgive me if you helped and were not mentioned. Team Captain for Kroger Team for Hope, Johnny Jones Hinton BAG SALE Loaves and Fishes is having a $7 Bag Sale. Come see our new Spring Stock. Harmon C0nstru,cti0n Specializing in Roofing and Vinyl Siding, Rooms Additions, Garages, Decks, Doors, Remodeling and New Construction License and Insured 11 work is warranted ] WE DO INSURANCE CLAIMS & STORM DAMAGE Daniel Harmon 304-466-1939 Contractors License #WV031857 By Roy C. Long Rare photo of a practice game on the county courthouse grounds, circa 1900. CampbelI-Flannagan-Murrell House collection. HINTON C&O BASEBALL TEAMS: Part 2 Of 5 parts We don't know what happened but the baseball game between the Old Team and the New Team on Labor Day, 1921, did not materialize. But seven years later they did play each other in a six inning game on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 1928. This being the 30th. anniversary of the 1898 team, the first team of many to represent the C&O over the system, created widespread interest. No team throughout the system compiled a better record than did the Hinton C&O team of 1898• Old and young fans from practically every point on the C & O line including many prominent railway officials made: arrangements to, attegd the The City of Hinton arranged a royal reception for the visitors and cooperated in every way possible for the comfort and entertainment of the old time players and their fans. In 1898, the first year of the organization, 48 games were played with the strongest semi-pro and college opponents that could be secured in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Teams representing places like Roanoke, VA., Lynchburg, VA., Parkersburg, W. VA., Morris Harvey College and Kentucky University were met and defeated. Also the Cincinnati Reds played them in an exhibition game at Avis Ball Park. That year Hinton C&O team won 45 games and lost 3, one' of the losses being to the Cincinnati Reds in the exhibition game by a score of 4 to 2, nothing to be ashamed of. ...... , ,,. Tle origiral team membrslaa ' cor0eto mto, n as young, single men, Schedule For The 25th. Annual Meadow Bridge Homecoming Festival 1:00 p.m. - Jennifer Lilly & Firing Line. 3:00 p.m. - Bingo 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Hula Hoop and Jump Rope contest. 5:00 p.m. Door prize drawing•.(Must Be Present) 5:15 p.m. - Half Bad Bluegrass Band. 7:00 p.m. - Door prize drawings (Must Be Present) 8:00 p.m. - Me & Mrs. Jones - Dance 8:30 p.m. Limbo contest(Me & Mrs. Jones continues) 10:00 p.m. - Door prize drawing, two day 50/50 drawing, guest registration,(Must Be Present), big cash give away drawing (200.00, 300.00 and 500.00) Do Not Have To Be Present. Dance continues with Me & Mrs. Jones. 11:00 p.m. - Fireworks Midnight!ll! 25th, Annual Meadow Bridge Homecoming Festival closes. Meadow Bridge Homecoming Festival Reserves The Right to Sell Food & Drinks. No Alcohol Please!HH Program subject to change. Please visit our website at www. meadowbridgehomecomingfestival•com SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!! "Remember Our Heritage" Friday, August 3 5:00 p.m. - Parade registration & line up, guest registration, kitchen and concession open, tickets for door prizes, drawings on sale• 6:00 p.m. - Parade 7:30 p.m. - Awards ceremony, Miss Flame, bicycles, all terrain vehiicles, floats, cars, horses, horse drawn wagons, Volunteer Fire Dept. 8:30 p.m. - Dance Band "Me & Mrs. Jones. 9:45 p.m. - Door prizes drawing (Must Be Present), Me & Mrs. Jones continues. 11:00 p.m. - Guest registration drawing (Must Be Present), Me & Mrs. Jones continues. 12:00 p.m. Close... Please Return Tomorrow. Saturday, August 4 9:00 a.m. - Registration for agriculture & baking contests. 10:00 am. - Concession stand opens, bakin$ and agriculture entries judges, old picture show contest. 11:00 a.m. Pet contest registration, awards for baking and agriculture winners• 11:30 a.m. - Pet contest begins. 12:30 p.m. - Pet contest winners announced. . Strange visitors have invaded a school campus, where a boy puts his life on the line, and a mysterious object on the rooftop of an abandoned library aims to change the world below forever. This is the plot of Catch, the latest musical by local theater group Ars Creo. The group, composed entirely of volunteers dedicated to bringing art to their communities, produces original musicals every summer, free of charge. Catch will be their fourth show, and it promises to be extraordinary, with a breathtaking set and more intricate costumes than ever before, to say the leasL It welcomes new members along with seasoned veterans, and promises a performance that will amaze you, music that will entrance you, and a story that will leave you.., curious. The show dates are: August 10th. - 8:00 p.m. at the Hinton Memorial Building, 97 Park Avenue, Hinton, WV August 11th. - 8:00 p.m. at the Turnaround Concert and Gathering Hall, 855 Mercer Street, Princeton, WV Don't miss the live orchestra on opening night, or the beautiful performance space in Princeton. That's only two nights - and only two chances ever - to see the original performance of Catch. For more information visit RAILROAD COLLECTIONS seeking employment and most of them played together until 1914 when they began to split up. The most prominent member of the old C&O team nationally was Jack Warhop, the old Yankee mound star who was one of the leading pitchers in the American League for ten years. Warhop left Hinton when a team of Nebraska Indians played here. He signed a contract with the Indian team. After making good in the Major Leagues, Warh0p was player manager of a minor league team. He was unable to play in the Labor Day game in Hinton due to his team being in the thick of a pennant race and naturally could not leave his post. He was the only ball player from the original team absent when "PLAY BALL" was called out that Labor Day in 1928. Mayor E. M. Meadows received letters from prominent railway officials stating they and their families planned to be present for the game. Some of them were C. S. Lake, Assistant to the President and a former train dispatcher at Hinton; J. R. Cary, General Superintendent Eastern Region and a former superintendent at Hinton; J. B. Parish, Assistant to Vice President at Richmond; L. G. Bentley, General Safety Agent; L. A. Grubbs, Superintendent of the Clifton Forge Division; J. R. Cary, Jr., Trainmaster at St. Atbans, W. VA.; G. D. Brooke, General Manager of Richmond; John Dice, Assistant to Vice President of Richmond; J. F. Bryant, Health and Recreational Director C&O of Richmond and a former train dispatcher at Hinton; J. Baker Harris, Superintendent of Ashland and Big Sandy Divisions and a former Superintendent at Hinton and W. A. Ross, Inspector of Transportation of Huntington and a former Chief Train Dispatcher at Hinton. Surprisingly, the Old Team of 1898 still had their original • • , J  %J,.: umforms and would wear them m the 'garn to be pTa6d 0a  'M6''da. ' (One of the uniformS'is presently on display in the Hinton Railroad Museum). Bennie Anderson, who looked after the teams equipment in the old days, and an ardent admirer, let it be known he would be there to once again look out for the equipment of "his boys." Conductor C. J. Schweickert, an umpire for the team in the old days was to be on hand to call balls and strikes again, probably aided by John Dice who used to umpire for a team at Lewisburg. Continued next week. A Cubmast2 Minute:L00 • v. ru Summers Co. Pack #466 will !l, • . - .EOIZI hosting a Scout Olympics t Bellepoint Park on Thursff?E August 9th from 6-7:30 p.m. • c sb All boys from 1st. to 5th. gae and their parents are invitedfo i o in us in some Cub Scout fun and see what scoutin is,v":r., about. Our meetings are on Thufs nights from 6-7:30 p.m. at F United Methodist Church in .fi Education / Fellowship Buildifigd 3 rd. & Ballengee St. in downto. Hinton. Our first meeting wili bi_ l Sept. 6 with a Summertime Aw Ceremony and Welcome] Cubs. A1 B " ;,n?. so oy Scout Troop #466 W lz forming this year for young mn 49n 6th grade to 17 years old. W I looking for some new or former cqlts Leaders who would like to joirin bw excitement of Scouting in WV: o more information call 304-466:4. In the spirit of Scouting, .B¢ Shirey. ... I'3fI2 I Slow Computer?-,,' Computer acting up.  Need help setting up your home/ office network? CallBeb's PCs 304-924-1696 We specialize in: Small business and 5om, networking, virus and spyware remove: performance tuning, data recovery, har and software installation and troublesho website design, and training• All ope( systems, including Windows, Mac, and L!nux. i i Justv/Ask. Caregiver Breaks & Trial Stays • 24 Hour Staffing 49th. Annual ":: "i! HOMEC Oak Grove United Methodist Church :::: Ballengee WV . Sunday, August: 5 2012 : , -. :: Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. Covered• Dish Lunch 12:30 p.m. Followed by Afternoon Singing 1:30 p.m. Everyone Welcome!