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6- 8, 2017 Hinton News Tues. Aug. mmers Treasu rer's Office Schedules Live Auctions at State Fair I I The Friendship Tree in the lobby Morris, Eula Kibler, Patricia of the Summers County ARH Kannae, Janelle Whitten, Martha Hospital was decorated with Easter Maddy, Ralph Wilson, Vivian Lilly, eggs for the month of April. Names Betty Burdette, Roland Davis, Cary were placed on tree in memory of: Robertson, Janice Gwinn, Kenneth llene Edwards, Robert Patrick, L. Harvey, Dorothy Lee Harvey, Theresa Patrick, Ovid Graham, Bertha Richmond, Estel Richmond, Mattie Graham, Pansy Seldomridge, Clyde Grimmett, Billy Breen, and C. H. Seldomridge, Blub Helen Pack. Westmoreland, Marie Jackson, For $1.00 per month you may Russell Pierce, Irwin Maddy, Marie have a name placed on the tree in Maddy, Norma June Allen, Henry memory of a deceased loved one or Noel, Dickie Noel, Bill Thomas, Cecil if you wish to honor someone for a Patrick, Mary Sue Frazier, Billy birthday or anniversary. Turner, Tommy Crook, Kenneth Ifyou would like to be considered Lambert, Betty Joyce Adkins, Lloyd for volunteering, please stop by our Adkins, Darrell "Dec" Fox, Eddie gift shop and pick up an application. Willey Sr., Eddie Willey Jr., James Submitted by: Jeanne Duvall Nickelson, Azeala Nickelson, Evelyn Auxiliary Secretary Jim Was Right: Coal Comeback Edition As Justice predicted, miningincrease in WV boosts economy Reuters: coal sees 60% jump Fairlea - State Treasurer John Perdue's office will hold five unclaimed property auctions during the State Fair of West Virginia, scheduled Aug. 10 to Aug. 19. Live auctions in the West Virginia building will take place 5 p.m. on the following dates: Aug. 11 Aug. 12 Aug. 13 Aug. 17 Aug. 18 All auctions will take place near the Treasurer's office booth, situated near the front entrance of the building. Items include a variety of collectibles, knives, jewelry, coins, and more, taken from abandoned safe deposit boxes. Participants must be ready to bid at precisely 5 p.m. To learn more about the unclaimed property program and do a free search of your own potential unclaimed property, go to www.wvtreasury.com. Capito Statement on Health Care Vote Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) released the following statement after this morning's health care vote: "For years, I have listened to the concerns many in West Virginia have about Obamacare. Since the outset ofthis debate, I have clearly stated that we need to care for those who rely on health coverage and access through West Virginia's Medicaid expansion. I have also fought for additional resources to help those who are combatting the Charleston,WV---The U.S. rebound and that our severance tax devastating effects of the opioid Department of Commerce released collection would go up. Some people epidemic. At the same time, health a report showing that West Virginia laughed at the time and they were insurance premiums in West had the 2nd highest GDP growth in totally wrong." - Virginia's individual market have the country in the first quarter of Justice added, "Because theincreased by 169 percent over the 2017.Therepertciteda21.6percent Legislature failed to listen to the past four years, and action needs increase in mining activity experts and my knowledge of the to be taken to lower premiums and nationwide as the reason for the energy mm-ket they cut the budget expand consumer choice for West uptick. West Virginia had the second and hurt our people when they didn't Virginians. fastestgrowthofanystateinnation have to. The good news about coal "I voted on Tuesday for a for the first quarter at 3%. confirms that we could have and measure to repeal and replace According to a new Reuters should have been prepared to take Obamacare; however, it failed to analysis, U.S. coal exports have advantage of increased severance pass. The failure to pass legislation jumped more than 60 percent this tax revenue." to repeal and replace Obamacare year due to soaring demand from The Governor continued, "This is does not change the need ~o ~fix: Rurope and Asia. good news but we are not out of the our broken health Care system. "I know the coal business like the woods just yet because the energy As we go forward, I stand ready back of my hand and the current jobs haven't materialized in West to work with my colleagues on spike in the coal market was one I Virginia just yet. We need to be in a bipartisan solutions that result in saw coming, and our state position tc capitalize on this coal affordable coverage and expanded Legislature refused to listen," said rebound, and continue to look to options for West Virginians." Governor Jim Justice. "If you go diversify our economy while looking back to the October 2016 debates for for ways to get more miners back to governor, I said that coal would work." PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CFM HOUSE MUSEUM Drug overdoses have become the FARMEP~ MARKET The Campbell-Flannagan- leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and The Summers County FarmersMurrell House Museum at 422 Market is now open. Market hours Summers St., in Historic Downtown other opiates being the largest contributor. If your loved one is are Friday starting at 8 a.m. until Hinton is open each Saturday from struggling with drug abuse of any noon or until the farmers sell out. I to 4 p.m. for Free Tours. The Market is located in the Lifeline For more information call 304- kind, now is the time to get them the Church Parking Lot, 505 Stokes Dr. 445-5769. help they need. Learn more about the signs of Hinton. Please visit Summers heroin addiction. If you believe one County Farmers Market on facebook to learn more or contact the Addiction Screenings ofyour loved ones is abusing drugs, Summers County Extension Office, Narconon can help you take steps learn how you can make a difference 304-466-7113. to overcome addiction in your family, by visiting http:// Call today for free screenings or www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/ referrals, i- 800-431-1754. drug-rehab/ Capito, Other Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Backpage Accountable, Ensure Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking StopEnablingSexTraffickersAct and then covered up evidence of Corker (R-Tenn.), Ted Cruz (R- is a narro.wly crafted solution these crimes in order to increase its Texas), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Lindsey designed to protect women & young own profits. The measure has been Graham (R-S.C.), Johnny Isakson girls from modern-day slavery endorsed by the National Center for (R-Ga.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R- Missing & Exploited Children and James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee W.Va.) today joined a bipartisan other anti-trafficking advocates and (R-Utah), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and group of senators in introducing law enforcement organizations. Marco Ruble (R-Fla.) legislation--the Stop Enabling "Thetralfickingofyounggirlsand NOTE: The bipartisan Stop Sex TraffickersAct to ensure justice women is an unconscionable crime, Enabling Sex Traffickers Act would for victims of sex trafficking and and we should be doing everything clarify Section 230 of the ensure that websites such as we can to put an end to this Communications Decency Act to Backpage.com, which knowingly inhumane practice," Senator Capito ensure that websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking, can be held said. "The Stop Enabling Sex facilitate sex trafficking can be held liable and brought to justice. Human Traffickers Act will help accomplish liable so that victims can get justice. trafficking has Iongbeen a concern that important goal by better This narrowly crafted legislation of Senator Capito's and is an issue preventing the facilitation of offers three reforms to help sex she highlighted during a summit at trafficking and making it easier for trafficking victims. West Liberty University near law enforcement officials across the The bipartisan bill would: Wheeling in April 2015. country to hold offenders Allow victims of sex trafficking to The legislation introduced today accountable. With this bipartisan seek justice against websites that is the result of a two-year bill, we can better protect the victims 'knowingly facilitated the crimes Permanent Subcommittee on of exploitation and fight back against them; Investigations (PSI) inquiry, led by against the criminals taking Eliminate federal liability Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and advantage of them." protections for websites that assist, Claire McCaskill (D-Me.), which Other sponsors of the bill include support or facilitate a violation of culminated in a report entitled Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio), federal sex traffickinglaws and "Backpane.com's Knowing Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.),Enable state law enforcement Facilitation of Online Sex John McCain (R-Ariz.), Claire officials, not just the U.S. Trafficking," which found that McCaskill(D-Mo.),JohnCornyn(R- Department of Justice, to take Backpage.com knowingly facilitated Texas), Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), action against individuals or criminal sex trafficking ofRoy Blunt (R-Me.), Bob Casey (D- businesses that violate federal sex vulnerable women and young girls Pa.) Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bob trafficking laws. Farmers Rauehets Immediate Disinter Assistance Farm Service As cy StandsReadyto Assist Agricultural Producers Slammed by Recent HeavyRains U.S. Department of Agriculture resulting from an eligible adverse (USDA) West Virginia Farm Service weather event and must submit a Agency (FSA) Acting Executive notice ofloss to their local FSA office Director Michael W. Taylor reminds within 30 calendar days of when the farmers and ranchers of federal farm loss of livestock is apparent. program benefits that may be Tree Assistance Program - available to help eligible producers Provides assistance to eligible recover from recent heavy rains and orchardists and nursery tree flooding, growers for qualifying tree, shrub "These significant rain and flood and vine losses due to natural events in West Virginia have left disaster. extensive damage in their wake," Emergency Assistance for said Taylor. "As such, many farmers Livestock, Honeybees and Farm and ranchers are experiencing crop Raised Fish Program (ELAP) loss and forage loss, displaced and Provides emergency relief for losses deceased livestock and property due to feed or water shortages, damage." disease, adverse weather or other FSA offers disaster assistance conditions, which are not adequately and low interest loan programs to addressed by other disaster assist agricultural producers in their programs. ELAP covers p~ysically recovery efforts following floods or damaged or destroyed livestock feed similar qualifying natural disasters, that was purchased or mechanically Available programs and loans harvested forage or feedstuffs include: intended for use as feed for the Non-Insured Crop Disaster producer's eligible livestock, lnorder Assistance Program - Provides to be considered eligible, harvested financial assistance to producers of forage must be baled; forage that is non insurable crops when low yields, only cut, raked or windrowed is not loss of inventory or prevented eligible. Producers must submit a planting occur due to natural notice ofloss to their local FSA office disasters (includes native grass for within 30 calendar days of when the grfizing). Eligible producers must loss is apparent. have purchased Non-Insured Crop ELAP also covers up to 150 lost Disaster Assistance Program grazing days in instances when a coverage for 2017 crops, producer has been forced to remove Livestock Indemnity Program - livestock from a grazing pasture due Offers payments to eligible to floodwaters. producers for livestock death losses For beekeepers, ELAP covers inexcessofnormalmortalitydueto beehive losses (the physical adverse weather. Eligible losses may structure) in instances where the include those determined by FSA to hive has been destroyed by a natural have been caused by hurricanes, disaster, including flooding, high floods, blizzards, wildfires, tropical winds and tornadoes. storms, tornados, lightning, extreme Emergency Loan Program - heat and extreme cold. Producers Available to producers with will be required to provide verifiable agriculture operations located in a documentation of death losses county under a primary or contiguous Eligible Disaster designation. These low interest loans help producers recover from production and physical losse3 due to drought and flooding. Emergency Conservation Program - Provides emergency funding for farmers and ranchers to rehabilitate land severely damaged by natural disasters; including fence loss. Hay Net - Is an Internet based Hay and Grazing Net Ad Service allowing farmers and ranchers to share 'Need Hay' ads and 'Have Hay' ads online. Farmers also can use another feature to post advertisements forgrazing land, specifically ads announcing the availability of grazing land or ads requesting a need for land to graze. www.fsa.usda.gov/haynet planting and failed acres (crops and grasses). Prevented planting acreage must be reported on form FSA-576, Notice of Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date as established by FSA and the Risk Management Agency. "Thankfully, the 2014 Farm Bill reinstated these safety net programs for farmers and ranchers suffering the devastating impacts of natural disasters such as this epic flood," said Taylor. "Because of the Farm Bill, we, as an Agency, can quickly respond to the recovery needs of our producers." For more information on disaster assistance programs and loans, visit www.fsa.usd.gev or contact your local FSA office. To find your local FSA county office, visit http:// offices.usda.gov. USDA is an equal opportunity lender, provider and employer. Rep. Jenkins Announces $4M Relief Em For Flood Grant for WorkForce West Virginia to hire temporary workers Representative Evan Jenkins (R- Worker Grant program. W.Va.) announced today that The workers hired through this WorkForce West Virginia will be program will help clean up, repair receiving $4 million in federal aid to and rebuild public lands and hire about 250 people for cleanup buildings in the following 18 and recovery from the June 2016 counties that experienced damages floods, in the June 2016 floods: The $4 million from the U.S. Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Gilmer, Labor Department will build on Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, funds West Virginia received from Lewis, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, the agency last year, for a total of Pocahontas, Randolph, Roane, $7.5 million for 500 temporary flood Summers, Upshur, Wayne and related jobs. The fundscome from Webster. the DOL's National Dislocated "As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I've worked diligently to make sure ourstate receives the federal funding needed to help rebuild our communities. Much work remains to be done to help our towns and cities recover, and I know these funds will be put to good use across West' Virginia. I will continue to use my role on the Appropriations Committee to fight forWest Virginians and to hold federal agencies accountable," Rap. Jenkins said. This is a weekly publication of the County Seniors Will Visit Raleigh Summers County Council on Aging County Senior Center- Please Sign Inc., 120 Second Ave., Hinton. up if you Plan to Go .Bingo 10:15 Funded in part by the WV Bureau a.m. of Senior Services, Appalachian Area Thursday, August I0: Hot Dogs/ Agency on Aging, other grant and Chili, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, local resources and donations. Any Baked Beans, Oatmeal Cake, older persons is encouraged to Lemonade. Activity: Picnic at: participate in the program Bluestone State Park. regardless of race, creed, handicap Friday, August 11: Bar- B- Que or national origin. The Summers Chicken, Corn Salad, Peas, County Council on Aging is an equal Watermelon, Whole Wheat Bread, opportunity employer. Margarine/Milk. Activity: Gospel Wednesday, August 9: Meat Singing. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Shopping Loaf/Gravy, Buttered Rice, Green in Beckiey. Sign up to Go. Peas, Applesauce, Biscuits, Monday, August 14~ Sloppy Joe, Margarlne/Milk.Activity: Summers Whole Wheat Bun, Cole Slaw, 11 " ~" WEIGHT WATCHERS Weight Watchers is back in Hinton! Meetings are on Thursday evening at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church, 108 Temple Street, Hinton. For more information, contact Connie Willey at 304-660-7206. Summers County Board of Education Regular Meeting August 8, 2017, 10:00 a,m. Summers County Board of Education Office 1. Roll Call 2. Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of Agenda/ Adjustments 4. Presentations 5. Consent Items 6 Old Business 7 New Business 8. Personnel Items 9. Superintendents Report 10 Public Comments 11. Adjournment Scalloped Potatoes, Sliced Peaches, Milk. Activity: Bible Study with ROv. Don Hannah at 11:00 a.m. Bingo at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, August 15: Ham Sandwich, Whole Wheat Bread, Light Mayonaise, Lettuce. Tomato, Baked Beans, Oatmeal Cake, Milk. Activity: Seniors Will Be Going To The WV State Fair. Please Sign Up To Go By Aug. 4th. If You Plan To Go. Bingo a 10:15 a.m. Menu changes may occur due to availability of food or due to circumstances beyond our control. "11" lteal Estate Can't list and wait? Call us set the datel e'car, I-k: rn * Coffin. Fam'le * I.a 304-256-0463-. 106 East Washington St, Lewisburg, WV24901 Randy Burdeffe, CAI 927 Auctioneer/Realtor 304.256.0463 randy@foxfirenation.com www.weselltheearth :cam FOXFIRE REALTY 304-64,5-7674 Richard Grist/Broker/Auctioneer/Forester 106 E. Washington St. Lewisburg, WV 24901 * www.foxflrenatio0.c :amt_ ........ [I ....... ... .I _