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2 - Hinton News Tues. Aug. 22, 2017 More and More People are Reading our Newspaper n 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 I Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. ' Name Address (p~ point) Lmm City State Zip__ 'l I TEAR & MAIL TO: [ THE HINTON NEWS I P. O. BOX 1000 I HINTON, WV 25951 I Letter to the Editor, extrication, swltt water rescue, high- angle rope rescue, etc.) is required to take an awareness course The Volunteer Fire followed by more advanced training Departments In Summers for each type and level of rescue County Need Your Help work they intend to perform, these classes vary in length from 24 hours The Summers County Fire to 40 hours or more for each course. Service Board and the volunteer fire The volunteer fire departments departments in Summers County have been able to provide these are working with the Summers services to the citizens of Summers County Commission to amend the County for over 40 years by relying fire service fee ordinance that was on donations and funding from the passed in March of 2016 and went State ofWest Virginia provided by a into effect in January of 2017. Due surcharge on insurance policies, the to numerous errors that occurred funding from the state is with the first mailing of the fire approximately $45,000 annually. We service fee the Summers County have not asked for any funding from Commission asked the fire board the citizens we serve until now. We and volunteer fire departments to are simply at a point that we can no look at amending the ordinance, longer provide the services needed After several work sessions an in our communities without the amended version has been financial help from those we serve. presented to the Summers County We ask you to please support this Commission for review. Thisvitally important issue for the amended version removes thebenefit of everyone in Summers provision for__asaessing vacant County prop~rt~ ~˘~c~a~Ti~es~so.m~:o[~I~ ~, '['tzank~ow., 2.,L: ~, ;~ othe~sCtnons of the ordinance that Butch M~L, zs'field, ChiefPipestem had caused some concern. This Vol Fire Dept :~ ordinance is desperately needed to help finance the operations of the six volunteer fire departments in o~r Le~Lffir to thc Editor county• The costs of providing emergency E~]['˘~ Si]BoL'1~ T~M~ services to the citizens within our communities is constantly Dear Editor, increasing and our revenue has The Talcott Elementary faculty basically remained the same for the and staff would like to express our past 20 years. Many of these sincere thanks to the city police, fire increases are the result of department, local civic mandatory requirements at the state and federal level. Although the organizations, community members, flrefighters provide their services for and Board of Education members for their warm "Welcome Back" on free the training and equipment is school employees' opening day very expensive, for example a set of Monday, August 14 at SCHS. We bunker gear for one fire fighter is would also like to thank SCHS band approximately $2,400 and must be and cheerleaders, as well as SMS replaced every 10 years or if it is cheerleaders. It was quite a surprise damaged, a Self-Contained arriving to flashing lights and the Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) is sign at the road, the giant football $5,500 and one for every seating helmet on the lawn, signs liningthe position on the fire trucks is drive around the school, as well as mandatory, a new fire engine is festive band music and cheer squads approximately $300,000 without and hearty handshakes from the equipment. This is just a small board members. We know that these sample of the costs associated with folks came out early and we would operating a volunteer fire like you to know it was truly department. We must also pay heartening to see such community liability, auto, property and workers for schools support on display. The compensation insurance as well as Chick-Fil-A luncheon sponsored by all the other expenses involved with the Court House Employees, Kristin operating a business. Cook, and REACCH, and the cookies We realize that manyofyou aren't sponsored from Summers County aware of the services we provide, ARH were much appreciated as well. many only think we respond to fires Community support is vital to the when they hear the name fire success ofour schools and students- department. Over the past three We are excited to begin a new school decades the fire service has been year, "Putting Kids First." tasked with providing services for Thank you, almost all emergency situations. Renae Jones Although we still respond to several Principal, Talcott Elementary structure and other fires each year, other types of emergencies far Notice exceed the number of fire calls. Our volunteer fire departments are BUS TRIPS tasked with responding to all the GreenbrierValley Medical Center following types of calls: missing Sr Circle is sponsoring the following persons, motor vehicle accidents, bus trips in 2017. water rescue, high angle rope WednesdayAugust 23rd to Smith rescue, auto extrication, emergency Mountain Lake for a luncheon cruise • medical calls, flooding and other on the lake. (Lunch is on the boat). weather-related emergencies, Tuesday Nov. 28th to Barter hazardous materials calls, forest Theatre. Show "Irving Berlin's and wild land fires, hazardous WhiteChristmas".Amusical•Lunch situation calls (which can include is on your own at Cracker Barrel. anything from rock slides on the All of the above trips will not highway to downed power lines, return to Lewisburg until about 8:00 building collapse, etc.), and many PM. Please bring a snack with you. others. To sign up please call Barbara All personnel providing these Gibson at 304-520-4115. GVMC is services are volunteer, no one is paid owned in "part by physicians. and each person must be trained and NOTICE certified. This requires numerous hours of class and rkills training for Make A Difference... each type of service provided. A basic Donate..•Volunteer...Foster...Adopt. firefighting course is 120 hours an Janet L. Richmond, BSW LSW, EMT course is 140 hours and every Regional Director Children's Home person providing any of the SocietyofWV. specialized rescue services (auto Phone 304-647-3430. Fax- 304- • - 647-3589. By Roy C. Long FIRST COAL FROM NEW Fire Creek adding greatly to his coal their engine on the Wye and go back RIVER GORGE. empire. Both John Freeman and to Handley. Trains from Hinton that Twenty two miles west of Hinton, Jenkin Jones followed Joe Beury would turn back east would also in the New River Gorge, the first car from Pennsylvania to Fayetteturn their engines on the Wye track. of coal was loaded and shipped in County working with Mr. Beury. Lucy Selina Iron Company of the year 1873 from Quinnimont, W• Both of these coal operators opened Longdale, Allegheny County, VA. VA. From that day to the present, mines in Mercer and McDowellbuilt a cold blast iron furnace about Quinnimont, Latin for five Counties. The village of Freeman in the middle of the Wye about 1873 mountains, has been of great Mercer County is named after John but it was not in operation very long importance to the C. & O. Railway. Freeman. but stood in disrepair for years. It was probably the first station to Joseph Beury's olberations at Eight tenths of a mile up Laurel open in the gorge for business and Quinnimont and the Fire Creek area Creek was the location of present indications are that it will were very successful. He acquired Quinnimont Coal Company with 93 be th~ last to shut down operations, land at Hawks Nest and opened coke ovens in operation. 2.9 miles Prior to the railroad reaching mines there. The Hawks Nest mine from Quinnimont was the location Quinnimont, JosephLawtonBeury was a failure as the coal coon ofRobins, W• VA., where Export Coal (1842-1903) left the Pennsylvania "pinched out" and created somewhat Company with it's company store mine fields and came to Fayette of a set back in his coal empire. The was in operation. Between Mile post County, W. VA, and settled on Laurel title of Honorary Colonel was 4•0 and 4.4 was the location of three Creek at Quinnimont. While he was conferred upon Mr. Beury by the stations, namely, Laurel, W. VA., engaged in mining in Pennsylvania, Governor of W. VA. and on June 2, Laurel Creek Coal Company with a for some reason unknown, a secret 1903, "Captain Joe~ or "Colonel company store; Glendale, W• VA., terrorist group of hoodlums known Beury," whichever you prefer, died, where Glendale Colliery Company as the "Molly McGuires" forced him age 60. was in operation; and, Big Q where to abandon his enterprises in that Laurel Creek Subdivision, a Quinnimont Coal Company had state and seek his fortune branch line of the C. & O., it's another mine. Five miles up the elsewhere. He opened his mines at terminal at Quinnimont, W. VA., was branch line from Quinnimont was Quinnimont in the year 1872 and constructed about 1873, very soon Greenwood, W. VA., where shipped the first load ofcoal to move after the C. & O. main tracks Greenwood Coal Company was in over the new Chesapeake and Ohio reached that point. The branch line operation with 50 coke ovens and a Railway in Sept. 1873. was originally constructed by the company store and 6.3 miles from "Captain Joe," as he was known, New River C0al Company up Laurel Quinnimont, the end of the line, was was a member of the first coal Creek a distance of 4.8 miles and the location ofHemlock HoUow Coal company to organize in the gorge, was purchased by the C. & O. on Oct. Company and finally, Layland• the new River Coal Company. He 1, 1904. In later years the C. & O. Nothing can last forever so the was born in Schuylkill County, PA. extended the branch to Hemlock coal business in this area played out. Aug. 15, 1842 and was a Captain in Hollow 6.3 miles above Quinnimont. If the business that was going on for the Union Army of the Civil War. Quinnimont was the marshalling so long along this short stretch ofC. The coal business at Quinnimont yard for coal originating on Laurel & O. tracks would suddenly be was very lucrative for Joseph Beury Creek, Raleigh Plateau and Winding revived, some eyes would certainly and he was soon opening mines in Gulf coal fields. There was a Wye be opened. To keep the coal moving other locations along the New River track at Quinnimont that saw much and the railroad open, CSXT might Gorge. In 1875, Beury, along with use in the days of steam. Coal trains, need a few lessons on how it was John Freeman, Jenkin Jones and on occasion, would set their train off when it was simply the Chesapeake Thomas Davis opened the mines at to provide fills for other trains, turn and Ohio. Charleston, W.Va. - The Westdifference in a community. Nutting Virginia State Historic Preservation has a passion for historic Office (SHPO) is seeking preservation that is inspiring and nominations for Our Legacy, Our contagious. Her lifelong pursuit of Future Preservation Awards. preservation projects in her Recommendations for nominees will hometown of Wheeling are an be accepted until Sept. 15, 2017. example of how one person can have Individuals, organizations,an impact on a community. resources and historic districts are The Individual Historic Resource all eligible for consideration. The Awards recognizes historic awards will be presented at a preservation effortsassociatedwith reception at West Virginia an individual historic resource that Independence Hall in Wheeling on is listed in the National Register of Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at 2 p.m. Historic Places. Awards in this This awards program honors the category include an individual exemplary work of dedicated people person award, which recognizes a who keep the state moving forward person who demonstrates dedication as they help to preserve and protect to the historic preservation of an its historic resources. The three individual resource and whose work award categories include the Betty has helped to preserve the resource; Woods "Snookie" Nutting Award, and individual resource award, IndividualHistoricResourceAwards which recognizes an individual and Historic District Awards. resource that represents a The Snookie Nutting Award will significant aspect of West Virginia's be presented to a West Virginian history and plays a role in the who embodies the spirit and continuing understanding of that dedication that is making a history. NARCONON JOHN HENRY DAYS Narconon reminds families that abuse of herein and opiod drugs has The John Henry Days Committeebecome a national health crisis. will be meeting the 3rd Thursday of every month. The meeting will be Learn to recognize the signs of held at 7;00 the basement of heroin abuse and get your loved ones the Trinity United Methodist help if they are at risk. Visit Church in Talcott. Everyone is blog/naloxone-availability.html to invited to attend. Volunteers are learn about the overdose reversing always needed! Next meeting date is Sept 21st.. drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. Aug.• 25 The First home football game will be Hall of Fame night at half-time. The following former players will be inducted into the Bobcat Hall of Fame Jesse Miller, Justin Tabor, Matt Durnan, Todd Meador, Jered Ewing and Kenneth Harshaw. Reception for the new and current members will be at the Cafe of SCHS - 6:00 till Game Time. ACWP ACWP is a non-profit all volunteer group of individuals whose goals are to rehome pets and assist families who need help paying for spay and neuter of dogs and cats. We will rehome entire litters of puppies who will receive veterinary care before going to their forever homes. If you would like us to visit your educational event please give us a call. 855-984-7387. For spay/neuter assistance go to and fill out a Voucher Request Form. If you see a dog or cat in a neglectful situation• please call the sheriff. If you see a stray dog on the road please call the Animal Control Officer• PUBLIC NOTICE The Summers County Dilapidated Structure Committee will meet quarterly the third Thursday at I p.m. in the Summers County Memorial Building. The 2107 Meeting Dates are as f • September 21, 2017 • December TBA Regular Meeting Agenda • Welcome and Determination of Quorum • Old Business • Review and Approval of Minutes • New Business • Other Business • Adjourn For more information contact Stacy Ford, 304-466-7113 or email Event Postings Via Expi Summers County Tourism Website If your business or organization has any upcoming events you would like help promoting please go to www.ExploreSummersCounty.cem/ submitevent and complete the form so we can add your event to our calendar and help further promote it through social media. You can find us on Facebook under "Explore Summers County.~ We also have a bulletin board in our window if you have event fliers for display. Main Street Care Certified nursing assistant applications being accepted Now accepting private pay and Medicaid residents A small nursing home located on 3rd floor of summers county hospital. 304,466-6090 I _ _ , Have a plumbingpmblem? Calll Donnie Zimmerman for quick, efficient, friendy service anytime, any day. 304-222-2630 Licensed Master Plumber Historic District Awards are awarded in two categories: LETTERS POLICY organization award and historic Letters are welcome, but no more district award• The organization than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer• award recognizes an organization Preference will be given to letters of that has made a significant 300 words or less. Longer letters contribution to the preservation of may be shortened or rejected. an historic district through Letters must be signed and must restoration, research and attention include an address and phone to the importance of the district. The number. The telephone number will not be published. E-mail historic district award recognizes a will not be accepted unless followed historic district that is comprised of up with a signed letter. multiple components that reflects a Letters will be edited for grammar, • • " " 'sspelling, taste, syntax, and libel. slgn|ficant aspect of West Virglma Names will not be withheld. history and is an example of what Address them to Letters to the preservation can mean to a Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV community. 25951. 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