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b • ?. | l MARY F, BRAGG / Mafy Faith Bragg, 86 of Sandstone, died Tuesday, August 2, 2017 at Summers County A.R.H. Hospital following a short illness. BornApri118, 1931 at Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late Alton Basil and Nancy Irene Lewis Bragg. Ms. Bragg was a graduate of Sandstone High School and attended Concord College• She was a retired operator and clerk for CSX Transportation Corporation and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Gcne, Rush and Rhett Bragg and also by asister, Myla Redden. Survivors include a son, Randy Bragg of Nimitz. Two grandchildren, Bryan Bragg of Morgantewn, WV andAmber Sgueo and husband Josh of Frederick, MD. One brother, A.B. =Dick" Bragg of Sandstone• Three sisters, Chrystal Gowings of Lewisburg, WV, Ona J. Reynolds of Covington, VA and Carol Bragg of North Carolina• Several nieces and nephews also survive. • Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2017 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor John Offenberger officiating. Burial followed in Lilly-Crews Cemetery at Nimitz. Friends called from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7 at the funeral home. WV Progressives Look For Silver Lining By Dan Heyman CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Strange as it may seem, some progressives say this could be a good time for building their movement in West Virginia. Last week, Democratic Gov. Jim Justice re-registered as a Republican• In last November's presidential election, Donald Trump did better here than in all but one other state• Still, Alexandra Gallo, development director with the West Virginia Citizen Action Group, said starting with the health care debate, ordinary progressives have been organizing personal outreach - and having good results. "The power of just knocking on your neighbor's door and having a three- to five-minute conversation with them is invaluable - what could ultimately change where we're at right now," Gallo said. With Justice joining the GOP, state Republican Party officials have been citing the final transition of a solidly blue state to almost completely red. Democratic activists have said the party needs to return to basics to rebuild aroun& a new kind of politics• The Indivisible group in Upshur County - an anti-Trump organization started after the election - is hosting a grassroots summit September 29 and 30. Gallo said Trump seems to be more popular in West Virginia than in most of the country - where his numbers have been collapsing• Part of the reason seems to be the promise of putting coal miners back to work• Gallo said that's a false premise in a lot of ways. She admits that the coal industry did build a lot of wealth. "But it hasn't been built in West Virginia. And it's been built off the backs of coal miners and on working families," Gallo said• "Yeah, I want coal miners to have jobs too, but I also don't want them dying prematurely of black lung disease." She said with the media often misleading and ordinary voters often feeling desperate, cynical and ignored, just listening to people can be transformative• Pallbearers were; Bryan Bragg, "I personally am seeing former Josh Sgueo, Len Hanger, JeffTrump supporters that have shifted Get to the Bottom of Water Waste (NAPS)--Have your water bills started creeping up? Or, if less than five people live in your home, does your winter water bill exceed 12,000 gallons per month? Then it's no mystery; you probably have a water leak. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household wastes more than 10,000 gallons of water each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That's enough water to wash 270 loads of laundry! EPA's Water- Sense" program has announced March 20 through 26 as its ninth annual Fix a Leak Week, a time to search out water leaks and stop them in their tracks. Become a leak detective and fol- low three simple clues--check, twist, replace--to solve the mystery of water waste in your home. Check: Examine your water meter before and aRer a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the number changes, you probably have a leak and should investigate further. Check for silent toilet leaks by adding a few drops of food coloring to the tank, then wait I0 minutes; if some color sneaks into the bowl before you flush, the culprit is likely a worn toilet flapper that needs to be replaced. Twist: Next, snoop around for dripping pipes or fixtures. Just one showerhead that drips 10 times per minute can waste more than 500 gallons of water per year. Stop that drip by tightening the connection between the showerhead and the pipe stem, and use pipe tape to secure it. To save even more, twist a WaterSense labeled Be a Leak Detective 6 HOUSEHOLD LEAKS WASTE Leaky plumbing fixtures in your home can waste the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry. aerator on your bathroom faucet, to use 30 percent less water without a noticeable difference in flow. Replace: If you suspect that one of your leaky fixtures is beyond repair, it may be time for a water-efficient replacement. Consider a WaterSense labeled toilet, faucet, or showerhead that has been independently certified to use less water and perform as well or better than standard models• You can find a lead on products that meet EPA's criteria for efficiency and performance using the Product Search Tool on the WaterSense websit˘ at www.epa.gov/watersense. Get the facts on leaks and other wa- ter-saving tips at www.epa.gov/watersense/ fixalcak. AFP: Gov. Justice Cannot Dodge Prior Tax-And-Spend AgendaGroup Hopeful Gov. Will Adopt Fiscally Sound Principles Soon Over the weekend, Governor pay instead of $30 in DMV fees, I've Jim Justice officia]ly switched got to have you pay 50." - Gov. Jim parties, leaving the Democratic Justice party for the GOP. During a press "I've got to have our businesses conference Friday Gov. Justice -- there's lots of different ways to made a reference to his proposals look at this -- pay two-tenths of from the 2017 legislative session one percent in a tax that would be that he said contained "minimal tax equivalent to a B&O tax. It is a tax increases." This is not accurate, that Ohio charges 25 percent -- or To set the record straight, below 25 hundredths. We would charge is a synopsis of Governor Justice's 20." - Gov. Jim Justice 2017 State of the State Address, in "And the other last thing I will which he proposed the largest tax talk to you about is I've got to have increase in West Virginia History. ten cents a gallon on gasoline. Now, We hope that principled lawmakers ! am telling you: If you don't do this, help Gov. Justice repent from you're dead. You're dead beyond his tax-and-spend -agenda and belief•" - Gov. Jim Justice instead work with them to make "For all the successful bidders, government live within its means. I want to charge them a 5 percent Regardless of the sponsor's party construction severance, whatever affdiation,oconomicallydevastating tax that may be, whatever you want proposals that increase individual to call it, to the successful bidder tax burdens to increase wasteful only."-Gov. Jim Justice Bennett and Gary• and.Micha@l l:olitical ideology," Gallo said. "And ~~,~': ~,~.~,~/~i;~ the reason why is because there z~P~'fdn~ily wd/fldtik~" ~d~tlia~k the staff at Hospice of Southern West Virginia for the care She said that although the given to Mary during her illness• changes have yet to show up at Online condolences at www• the ballot box, the recent sweep of pivontfuneralhome.com the Morgantown City Council by Arrangements were by Pivont progressives is one example how Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. the future could go. Travet Trends government spending should be "I want -- I want, through has been trust and rapport thaCh~s rejected outright. ~:, • ~ ye~ar DMV fees, I want to~cl~arge b~ecen bt~ll~" ~ ............. ..... The-proposal~bbl0w ~equal over everybody- within -our ~@ate eight Majority Of Registered Voters Overlook Cybersecurity Concerns While On Summer Vacation, According To University Of Phoenix Survey (NAPS)--Smartphones have become a bodily extensiou, for most Americans• U.S. World & News Report found that nearly a quarter of the population of the U.S. has a smartphone'fourth in the world• We take our devices with us everywhere--work, home, even on va- cation-but the devices in our pockets may be putting us at risk of cyberthefi when we least expe:t it. According to a survey by the Univer- You can protKt younmlf from cyber- sity of Phoenix College of Information attacks while traveling. Systems and Technology, less than half of registered voters worry about cyber- Hoyt said the best method to pre- security risks while on vacation and 55 vent our data from being compromised percent feel that the need to use per- or stolen is to understand how hackers sonal devices outweighs the risks. Tech- tar[get our information and what they're nology experts from the University say looking for and take the proper steps to vacations are a prime time for hackers to avoid that fi'om happening• target our personal information through Dr. Hoyt suggests the following our devices, due to our leniency fo- cy- practices to stay secure during sum- bersecurity best practices, mer vacation. While summer vacation is often seen • Refrain from posting photos or infor- as a time to disconnect, three-fourths of marion about your trip until you re- respondents say they bring their smart- turn home. phone with them and half report check- • Update antivirus software and ensure ing their phone at least once an hour. devices are locked with strong pass- "[hese actions can put them at risk for words when not in use. data breaches, especially if they are con- • Keep devices close by and lock them nected to public Wi-Fi. Despite using in a safe or hide them if you have to their devices often, very few people ad- leave them in the hotel room. mit to taking measures to prevent hack- • Use your phone's botspot if you need ers from potentially accessing personal to access public Wi-Fi, and never information: 54 percent state they lock share personal information on or plug devices when not in use, but less than devices into public computers. half take other precautions such as hid- "lhe content posted online while trav- ing devices when away (40 percent) or cling can also have implications for your strengthening passwords (24 percent), home, according to Dr. Hoyt. She said "'lhere are myriad ways your per- cyberthieves sometimes monitor social sonal information can be compromised media accounts to know when you are while you're on vacation:' said Dr. away to break into your home. Hackers Kirsten Hoyt, academic dean, College who know you're on vacation can also of information Systems and Technolo- use that information to send phishing gy at University of Phoenix. "Vacations e-mails to attempt to trick friends, faro- should be relaxing and fun, but in to- ily members or colleagues into sending • day's world of connected devices, we money or sharing personal information, always have to be alert:' if they get access to your account• According to the survey, stolen bank "We shouldn't be afraid to travel, in information is the top concern while reality, we are probably just as likely to be traveling, selected by more than half of re- the target ofa cyberattack at home as when spoodents. Other maior concerns include we are travelin#' she said. "But in today's losing devices (48 percent) and contract- connected world, we must constantly be ing viruses on devices (44 percent), while aware. Knowing how hackers attack, what a third or less are concerned about hacked they're looking for and how to stop them is e-mail or social media accounts, your best defense in today's cyberwar." I~~I i.'~ : Articles submitted to the Hinton I\~/t~,,x1,~.~'/I News must reach the office by i Thursday noon in order to be i considered for publication in the following Tuesday paper. Please i include your name and a phone number where you can be reached during business hours. The Hinton News reserves the right to edit any Elephants have four molar teeth; material and regrets that articles each one weighs about 11 pounds cannot be returned. Items for the I :neda ~ ~ 1°1w~ :h;s J 7:: °l:t tiT~ t~:h:Y Bulletin B0ard must reach the offire by 11 am Monday in order to be and new molars surface in the back considered for publication. ~ of the mouth. $450M in tax increases and over bucks• Eight dollars. Then I want $200M in higher government you to drive on the turnpike or spending at a time when whatever road that we would choose Mountaineers are taxed enough to toll for free. So I want you to pay already. Thankfully, lawmakers eight bucks, and I want you to drive chose to reduce wasteful on our turnpike, wherever it may government spending by $80M be, for free." - Gov. Jim Justice instead of balancing the budget on "We probably need to reorganize the backs of struggling families, the entire Tourism Department. "I've got to have everybody in There's ways to do that. And the this state pay a half of a penny in other thing you just got to simply additional sales tax. There is no put more money in it•" - Gov. Jim way around it. I've got to have you Justice Farmers markets increase access to fresh food By Rhea Landholm, rheal@cfra. org, Center for Rural Affairs There is nothing better than slicing up a ripe garden tomato fresh off the vine. However, some may not have the means to grow fresh vegetables in their backyards. At the Center for Rural Affairs, we work with rural communities to build healthy, sustainable, local food systems• That includes supporting farmers markets• Farmers markets expand access to fresh, healthy foodin communities that need it most. They provide affordable, competitive prices for low-income families, and many accept food vouchers. AccordingtotheU.S. Department of Agriculture CUSDA), more than 5,000 farmers markets across the country accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, with the number of new locations increasing at an average 40 percent per year. Vendors are reaping the benefits. In 2014, 362,477 SNAP households made at least one purchase at a farmers market, according to the National Farmers Market Coalition. That means more families are eating healthy and fresh local fruits and vegetables. Farmers markets also provide beginning farmers a low-cost way to enter the marketplace and grow their businesses. Small and medium existing farms can supplement their revenue by selling at markets, supporting the sustainahility of family farms. The USDA reported 8,675 markets in the country in 2016, up from 2,863 in 2000. Many consumers now have the opportunity to eat food grown within a few miles of their homes• And, that money stays in their small towns, helping local economies. Find your farmers market in USDA's national directory at . www.ams.usda•gov, and join us in celebrating National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 6 to 12. Tues. Aug. 8, 2017 Hlnton News - 3 P = Free InstM~t,on! Save 3o ! 1-800-318-5121 about your club, church group and civic organizations, births, engagements, weddings, academic honors, men and women in the armed services, sports and all community activities. To be considered for publication, items should be timely, either typed (NOT in all caps) or printed legibly. The bes'c ~ay to send an article by e-mail is to cut and paste the article in to the body of the e-mail. The best way to send a photo is jpg. They should be sent as an attachment only. hinton I OOO@aol .com 2017 Festival of the Rivers Mean Mary & The Contrary's Are Back Line - up \ Free Music festival featuring music, craRs, and food vendors. Held on Labor Day Weekend in the historic Freight Depot in Hinton, WV. Festival opens at 12 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by WV History and Culture, the City of Hinton, and the Campbell-Flannagan-Murrell House Museum More information at CFM-FMG.org Saturday September 2nd 12:15 Highway 107 1:15 Chris Hopson 2:30 Jordan Hart 3:15 Valley Bluegrass 4:30 Krista Hughes 5:45 7:00 Parachute Brigade 8:00 Mean Mary & The Contrarys Sunday September 3rd 2:15 Chris Hopson 3:30 Krista Hughes 4:30 Rachel Messer 5:45 East of Memphis 7:00 Daniel Lilly & The Lilly Mountaineers