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10 - Hinton News Tues. Aug. 8, 2017 IIEALTH SCREENINGS VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Life Line Screening, a leading Freedom Baptist Church Powley provider of community based Creek Rd. Off Willowwood Rd. preventive health screenings will be (Through the Tunnel) will be holding in our community on Wednesday, Vacation Bible School fromAugust 7- October 18, 2017 at First 9th From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bible PresbyterianChurch,322ThirdAve. Lessons, Crafts, Games, Food. Ultrasound screenings to Identify "Come Join The Fun!". risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery WALK FOR HER LIFETIME (plaque buildup a leading cause of ANNUAL SALE stroke),AbdominalAorticAneurysm The Walk for Her Lifetime (an enlargement or weak area in the Committee will hold its Annual main blood vessel that carries blood Yard/Bake/Hot Dog Sale in the from the heart to the rest of the Hinton House Community Room on body), Peripheral Arterial Disease September 2, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. (hardening of the arteries in the until 3:00 p.m. Our hot dogs and legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an baked items are all homemade and EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation delicious. irregular heartbeat) and an We are asking everyone who can Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for to donate clean, usable household men and women. Being proactive items to be sold at this event. Due about your health by knowing your to health concerns clothing and risks helps you and your doctor other fabric items cannot be address problems early, accepted. Register online TODAY at The proceeds from this sale and other events throughout the year are community circle and receive your used to assist the citizens of "Community Circle" discount and Summers County who have been your Preferred Appointment! diagnosed with breast cancer or to provide mammograms to those who cannot afford one. Celebrate Recovery To donate items or for more A Christ- Centered Recovery informatiop concerning our services Program please call Stephanie Elkins, our "Recovery For ALL of us" yard sale coordinator, 304-228-9189 Biblical Healing for any Hurts, or Shirla Ballard at 304-466-8904. Habits, or Hang-ups: Family dysfunction, Physical/ BOARD MEETING sexual abuse, Chemical dependency, The Southern Conservation Alcoholism, Co-dependency, Lust/ District Monthly Board Meeting will Sexual addiction, eating disorders, be held August 10, 2017 at the compulsive behaviors Southern Conservation District Volunteer Oppertunitiesi Building, 463 Ragland Road, Small Group Leaders, Child Care, Beckley, WV. Greeters, Food Preparers, Set up/ The meeting will begin promptly Clean-up Crew at 9:45 a.m. The agenda will be Lifeline Church 505 Stokes Drive posted at the SCD office. For any Hinton, WV 25931. questions concerning the above Contact Ministry Leader, Daniel mentioned meeting please call 304- Toler at 304-237-9544. 253-0261. Public Notice CALL ACWP Hinton Historic Landmarks If you see a dog in a neglectful or Commission abusive situation please ACWP. If August 15, 2017, 5:30 HM. you see a stray dog On the road, especially one that you've never seen Notice is hereby given that a before, please callACWP. Ifyouhave regular meeting of the Hinton a litter of puppies and would like Historic Landmarks Commission them to be placed in homes that are will be held at City Hall in the pre-approved as responsible pet Council Room at 322 Summers owners than please call ACWP. The Street, onTuesday, August, 15, 2017, number is easy to remember 855- at 5:30 P.M. The HHLC may take WV4-PETS. action on the following applications: 1.301 Cardinal Street (AlleyDONATIONS OF BOOKS between 3rd and 4th Avenues) - Ascension Episcopal Church is in Terry McIntyre requests to install need of books for their Free Books gutters on the north elevation. For Kids program. We would The public is invited to attend this appreciate any donation of books for meeting and present their views on children of all ages, from pre-scheel these items. Persons are encouraged to high school. No text books please. to contact City Hall at 304-466-3255 We have served Summers County or is they with this program since August of have questions or require 1993, and have given over 20,000 accommodations to facilitate books to children of all ages, All participation, donations would be greatly appreciated. Call Joanne Duvall at 304-466- 3358 for info An Open Letter to the Letter to the Editor West Virginia Press Release Congressional Dear Editor, Delegation The recent front page of the Hinton News featured a press I was shocked during the release from West Vh-ginia Secretary Campaign when Donald Trump used of State Mac Warner effusively abusive language to describe welcoming President Trump to the women, people of faith, people with Boy Scout Jamboree in Fayette disabilities, minorities, and his County. Gov. Jim Justice and Sen. opponents, calling them losers, Shelly Moore Capito also escorted clowns, stupid feels, pigs, dogs, liars, the President to the Summit Bechtel scum, and bimbos. I was hopeful Reserve to speak to 40,000 scouts when the response of many of our and staff. elected leaders ranged from The president breezed over the "repugnant" to "sickening," and I traditional Boy Scout values of tried to discount those who said that reverence and service. He treated this language was acceptable the assemblage as a campaign rally because it's "just Trump being demanding that Sen. Capite vote for Trump." I was skeptical when many whatever health care repeal bill of you and his supporters said, after developed (that worked), threatened Trump was elected, "let's give him a to fire the nearby Secretary of chance" to act more Presidential. Health and Human Services Tom Now, I despair--the President of Price if it did not pass (that didn't the United States and his staffin the work), egged the Scouts into jeering White House continue to use vulgar, President Obama, and as always profane and bullying language as lambasted Hillary Clinton for losing their lexicon of choice. This week the election. The performance was alone, Trump has appointed a so outrageous that the chief Communications Director whose executive of the Boy Scouts publicly foul language was directed at his apologized for the president own colleagues in the White House, politicizing the jamboree and and the Boy Scouts of America have offending much of the scouting had to apologize to communities and community. parents all over the United States I attended the 50th anniversary when Trump spoke to the Jamboree jamboree of the Scouts at Pikes Peak scouts as if they were political in 1960. I was thrilled to see cronies in some 1950's exclusive President Eisenhower. We practiced men's club. our survival skills, traded patches, Our President's supporters are and like Secretary Warner I hiked right--this is just Trump being the back country ofPhilmont Ranch. Trump. I take no comfort in that and I learned a lot about camaraderie neither should you. He is now the including some of the macho standard bearer for the United downsides and the upsides ofrespect States of America; he is now the and teamwork. I wish President leader your children and Trump had spent a week at this grandchildren are watching. What jamboree and learned something would you do if your child's teacher from the great work the Scouts are used this language? Or your pastor? still doing. Or your children? Are you willing to Learning from others seems to be accept a lesser standard for the the last thing on his mind. He President of the United States? Ask appears intent on spending most of yourself: are these the values that his presidency trying to convince us represent the U.S.; are these the that he actually won the popular values you want future generations vote in the last election and did so to adopt; are these the values that without' Russia influencing a we can all be proud of?. significant number of voters. His If your answer is "no," then I constant harassment of the Justice implore you to take a stand. Put Department investigation strongly aside your policy differences and indicates that he has a great deal to unite'behind the core values that hide, especially his financial ties to should continue to defineAmerica-- Russian interests. If he has nothing respect and compassion for people, to conceal, he would let Special civillanguage, and common decency. Counsel Robert Mueller clear the Use your power and authority to record. send a joint, public, and vocal On health care he has abandoned message to President Trump and the his own promises and the voters who people of the United States that the believed t~ieln. He pr0inised language of bullies is unacceptable coverage for all and lower premiums, in any setting, but especially so something "completely beautiful and when it comes from the White phenomenal." Instead he has House. ignored the nuts and bolts of the Sincerely, legislation and besieged his majority Shalom Tazewell .party to pass something, anything Talcott so he could claim a "win". Alas, his party knows not what it stands for, only what it stands against. Cheer Clinic Fundraiser for He promised the American people SCHS Cheerleaders that North Korea would never test SCHS Cheerleaders are having a long range missile. It just fired a a cheer clinic fundraiser for all girls second one. He promised to rebuild age 4-10. It will be held at SCHS the country's roads and bridges. No gym on Saturday, August 11 from 9- proposal has emerged from the 12. White House in six months. He Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. promised Mexico would build a Each girl that participates at cheer "beautiful wall" to keep refugees clinic is welcome to join the SCHS south of the border. His rally-goers cheerleaders on the sidelines for the believed that! If it ever happens, a 1st quarter to half of play at the colossal bill falls squarely on the home scrimmage game on Friday American taxpayer. August 18. Sadly, as he would say, West Virginia's Republican representation in Congress, in particular Sen. Shelly Moore Capito and Rep. Evan Jenkins, continue to enable this betrayal. They both voted to repeal Obamacare without a plan to replace it. A great many Summers County residents and its smell that gives us all headaches," hospital are dependent on Medicaid. Christian said. If Republicans succeed in gutting Christian said many plots are this program, they will impoverish found on public property and old this county. It is past time for voters mining lands, making arreststo'look through the smokescroen of difficult, campaign rhetoric and find However, one marijuana grow candidates that represent their true discovered in the Bluewell area interests. Health care that covers during Wednesday's eradication everyone to a reasonable extent, a efforts ~n Mercer County will result tax system that spreads rather than in charges, concentrates wealth still further, "A gentleman had his own well financed public education and personal stash growing in hisinvestment in transportation and garden and had one plant in acommunications, and a long term flower pot on his porch," Christian agenda to cope with climate change. said. Most of all, we need honest and "We assume it's for his own compassionate leadership. personal use, but either way it's Chris Chaulett still illegal. Heq_l be charged with a Hinten, WV drug-related charge." PSD MEETING Christian said at least 80 percent The Meadow Creek Public of criminal activities the State Service District meets the second Police investigate in southern West Tuesday of each month at the Green Virginia are a result of "drugs, Sulphur District Volunteer Fire drug use or the behavior of being Department at 6 p.m. Meetings are addicted to drugs;' open to the public. He also encouraged the public to contact the State Police with tips PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB on marijuana grows. The Pipestem Ruritnn club meets The. State Police Princeton every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. detachment can be reached by We have a wonderful dinner before calling 304-425-2101, and the Welch our meeting. We would like to invite detachment at 304-436-2101. anyone interested in learning more Christian praised those involved about this service club to come and with this week's eradication join us. We have a gospel sing the efforts. Friday before our meetings. "It's a a product of ground crews Come join in the fun and working hard, and National Guard fellowship. For more information and State Police pilots flying very please call Brenda Garcia at 304- well," he said. "They are good pilots. 923-1622 or 304-466-6804. Very good pilots." More than $1M in Pot Seized in Southern W.Va. By Samantha Perry, Bluefield Daffy Telegraph PRINCETON, W.Va. -- A three-taking their hard-earned work day, two-county eradication effort away from them." has resulted in the seizure of more Christian said the value of the than a million dollars of marijuana plants is based on the street value of plants in southern West Virginia. what a mature plant can produce. The seizures, carried out inAn unusual note to this year's Mercer and McDowell counties, eradication effort was the presence began Monday and concluded of a presumed guard goat at a plot Wednesday afternoon, in McDowell County. The operation was a combined"He was a little protective of effort of the West Virginia State his patch, and attempted to head- Police, the state Department of butt one of the officers," Sgt. R.A. Natural Resources and the West Daniel, commander of the Welch Virginia National Guard. detachment, said Wednesday 'We had well over a million afternoon. "But there were no dollars yesterday (Tuesday), as far injuries and the patch was cut, so as street valde," Sgt. A.P. Christian, he lost." with the Princeton detachment "The goat was a little stubborn, of the West Virgmia State Police, however with a little persuasion, said. he conceded," Daniel said later in 'TIcDowell always brings in the day. "No troopers or the goat more than Mercer because of were harmed." the ruralness of the county. It's Christian surmised the goat was extremely tough to navigate ... and more than likely at the plot to keep there is no one stumbling over it." brush down and other animals Christian characterized thisaway. year's eradication efforts as "an "The old joke is that they plant average year." three plots: One for the animals, 'We've had better. We've hadone for the State Police and one for worse," he said. themselves," Christian said. Christian said large marijuana Christian said the goal of the plots are not as prolific as in decades State Police is "to get them all." past because of the work and effort Marijuana eradication involves required in growing the plants, a lot of hard work for troopers who 'Tou have to water them, trim have to trek into the mountains, them, fertilize them and separate cut the plants down, and then carry the males (plants) from the female them out, Christian said. ones," he said. "Growing marijuana Once plants are seized, they are outside of a coctrelled environment "dried a little" then doused in diesel is a lot of work." fuel and burned, he said. However, he noted, 'We enjoy"To most of us it's a sickening Byrd Higher Education Center to celebrate tenth More anniversary than $30,000 In scholarships available for students What: The Erma Byrd Higher Education Friday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to Center, West Virginia's first 2p.m. collaborative higher education campus, will celebrate its tenth anniversary. During the event, students, faculty and community members are invited to participate in a variety of fun activities including the creation of a time capsule. Bluefield State College, Concord University and the Higher Education Foundation will give away more than $30,000 in scholarships to eligible students attending the event. Quotes: Who: Students, faculty and members of the community are encouraged to join in celebrating this important milestone. 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