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3 ,$ q | eL 3 Volume 110 No. 20 HINTON NEWS (Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) Home of "W. Va. Water Festival" Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday Aug. 28, 2012 50 Cents , Area Delegates Join in Ceremonj00 G H TH AJJ jIJ Summers CountySchool, City andCountyOfficialsand Delegates Hinerman, John O'Neal and Wayne Ryan. Back row: Cris John O'Neal and Rick Snuffer break ground on the new Multi Meadows, Jack David Woodrum, Debbie Woodrum, Sarah Brown, Purpose Auxiliary Building at the Summers County Football Field. Debbie Clark, Susie Hudson, Karla Gunnoe and Kit Durnan. Shown left to right, front row: Josh Houchins, Rick Snuffer, Vicki Groundbreaking Ceremony for New SCHS Building taxpayer dollars, and it is exactly the kind of project that the legislature envisioned with Community Partnership Projects," said O'Neal. "This was not just a grant from the state. The local community really stepped up and contributed financial and in-kind resources that allow the people of Summers County to obtain a very nice facility at a fraction of the cost for West Virginia taxpayers." He added, "We should take every opportunity to support projects like this that are cost effective, while encouraging excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics." "This auxiliary building will serve the needs of many groups in our school and community," said It has been a dream for eighteen years, but Summers County High School will finally get a much- needed upgrade, in the form of a new multi-purpose athletics auxiliary building. Delegate John O'Neal (R- Raleigh), presided over the groundbreaking for the new building, which is funded by the state legislature's Community Participation Projects (CPP). Summers County High School was built in 1994, just one year before auxiliary athletic facilities became the norm in West Virginia school construction. The school has struggled with limited space for a variety of athletic programs since its inception. "This is a sound investment of Joyce Jarrell Scholarship Awarded Joe Kessler awarded the 2012 Joyce Jarrell Scholarship to Summers County High School Class of 2011 graduate, Hanna Gunnoe. Hanna will be attending Fairmont State University this fall. Summers County Athletic Director Wayne Ryan. "It will be an indoor practice facility for baseball and softball. Football will have a place to work out when the weather is bad. The middle school football team will finally have their own dressing room. The Archery Club will have a home and the public will have new restrooms for spring sports. Other teams and organizations will also be able to utilize the facility for various activities such as fitness classes, dance, cheer, youth league practices, etc.," said Ryan. "I want to thank Delegate John O'Neal for his leadership and willingness to support this project by helping to secure funds for phases one and two of this facility. He is a graduate Summers County schools and understands needs of communities in southern West Virginia", said Ryan. "We will continue to raise funds from various sources to complete this project and any and all donations to Summers County High School (Auxiliary Building) are greatly appreciated." Josh Houchins, Principal of Summers County High School said, "We are very excited about the construction of the new auxiliary building being constructed, and the opportunity it brings. This building will be able to serve our school in athletics and other school activities. The need for additional facilities has been recognized by our representatives in the state legislature and we are encouraged by the commitment to the wellness of our youth." Vicki Hinerman, Superintendent of Summers County Schools said, We are very grateful to Delegate John O'Neal for his help in securing funding for our new facilities building. This building will provide much needed practice space for all Summers County students participating in various sports. Our children deserve the best we can offer them to develop academically, physically and socially. This facility is definitely a step in the right direction." Delegate O'Neal, who is a leader of the Southeastern Caucus in the legislature, thanked his fellow state delegates for their support of the project. =In particular, we must acknowledge the assistance of Delegates Rick Snuffer (R-Raleigh), Virginia Mahan (D-Summers), Ricky Moye (D-Raleigh), and Linda Sumner (R-Raleigh) for their help. This shows that working together across party lines we can accomplish good things for the people of our region." O'Neal, a former educator and coach, is serving his first term in the West Virginia House of Delegates. 1 Hinton's 2-Day Music Festival Offers Fun for the Entire Family Are you trying to decide where to takey our family this Labor Day Weekend? How about a family- oriented 'festival with great music, a water-slide and pool for the kids (and the kid in everyone), great food and a variety of other vendor booths to shop from and browse through, all set in a beautiful location near the banks of the scenic New River - with free admission? Then the Festival of the Rivers in Hinton, WV is the place for you! This fun-filled event will be held September 1 & 2 at the City Sidetrack Park, opening at 10:00 a.m. both days and ending at 10:00 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 p.m. Sunday. The city's "Wild Water Express" water-slide and "Railroad Train" swimming pool is opened each day from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission is FREE to the public. Vendors will have booths open from 10:00 a.m. with great food and other items. Spaces are still available, so call now if you are interested in setting up your booth. Phone: 304- 466-1401 or go online at www.cfm- fmh.org. The Festival of the Rivers is celebrating it's eighth year with a great line-up of musicians starting at noon each day. Headliners =Dash Rip Rock", the Hall-of-Fame band from New Orleans known for their high-energy live shows, will hit the stage at 8:00 p.m. Saturday night. Other favorites include Jan Marra - anaward-winning singer, songwriter, and whistler; Johnny Jones - a West Virginia country legend; Augustine - the electro-folk duo; Kathleen Coffee -amulti- instrumentalist performer, teacher, painter, and poet; Holy Cow - a musical trio of "extreme variety"; The Alderson 4th of July Celebration may have gotten canceled because of the storm, but the show must go on! Despite the cancellation, Alderson was voted "best fireworks" and "best July 4th Celebration," on WV Living.com., which is quite an achievement! As a replacement for the 4th festivities, the town has decided to have a "Patriotic Days" Celebration. After great success last year in July, an enjoyable part of the activities on Labor Day this year, will be the Grand Gospel Concert, presented by the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department and 4th of July Committee. It features the Grammyo winning trio of Karen Peck & New River, and the The Carpenter Ants - the group said to "wail through classic R&B, country-swamp and gospel-soul with equal conviction." Also performing will be: Hans Creek String Band, Jordan Hart, Ron Perrone, Gayle Rancer, Amy McIntire, Mark Spangler, and The Academy Band. For those interested in some hands-on musical'fun, the Festival is offering two workshops this year. The first is a "One-string Cigar Box Guitar" workshop by Jonathan Hartwell, starting at 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at a cost of $10 to cover materials. Saturday only, there will also be an African Drum Rhythms workshop offered by the Greenbrier Academy for Girls. Call to register or for more information at 304-309-4101. The Festival of the Rivers is sponsored by the State of WV and the Campbell-Flannagan-Murrell House Museum; www.cfm-fmh.org. Festival of the Rivers Musician Line-up Saturday, September 1 12:00 - Hans Creek String Band 1:00 - Jan Marra 2:15 - Tender Mercies 3:30 - Johnny Jones 4:45 - Augustine 5:45 - Kathleen Coffee 7:00 - Jordan Hart 8:00 - Dash Rip Rock Sunday, September 2 12:15 - Ron Perrone 1:15 - Jordan Hart & Gayle Rancer 2:15 - Augustine 3:15 - Amy McIntire 4:00 - Mark Spangler 5:00 - The Academy Band 6:00 - Holy Cow 7"30 - The Carpenter Ants *Line-up is subject to change. The 2012 H. EIIsworth & Beulah Hedrick Scholarship was presented to Kelsey Meadows at the annual HAF Scholarship Banquet by keynote speaker, Richard Lawrence. Labor Day Gospel Concert refreshing sound of The Ball I: Brothers, as well as Alderson natives, pianist Cody McVey, and vocalist Eva Marie McVey. Karen Peck & New River are: celebrating their 21st year in gospel music, and recently received Do/re : awards for Best Southern Gospel : album,and Best Recorded Country Christian song. The Ball Brothers, are a young group from Chickamauga, Ga. Two brothers, Andrew and Daniel Ball, along with Andy Tharp and Chad . McCloskey comprise the vocalists. The group, along with pianist Cody McVey, and sound technician, Josh Gibson, travel world-wide, singing their distinctive brand of Christian music. Along with the groups,pianist Cody McVey will play for the Ball Brothers, as well as do some solo numbers. Cody, 21, began touring with the Ball Brothers last Aug., while attending college. He just signed with Song Garden Music from Nashville, and recently released his along-awaited new solo CD with them. His sister Eva Marie, 15, Will also sing. The concert will be held Sept. 3, 6 pm,at Alderson Memorial Field. A suggested donation of $5, with age 6 and under free, will be taken at the gate. However, anyone who wishes to help sponsor the concert, will get advertising, tickets to a =Meet & Greet", and reserved seats. To be a sponsor, purchase reserved seats, or for info, contact Detra McVey, at 304-445-2495. If you have already sponsored for the 4th,your sponsorship is good for Labor Day. The upliRing evening will be topped offby a huge fireworks display, both ground and aerial, by the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department at 9 pro! The gate donation includes the concert and fireworks. Everyone is invited, as summer ends with a bang in Alc/erson[ For more info visit www.alderson4th.com.