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2 - Hinton News Tues. Aug. 28, 2012 [- ........................ -3 I More and More People are Reading our Newspaper I / I i 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 (304) 466-0005 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (please print) City. State Zip I I TEAR &amp; MAIL TO: I THE HINTON NEWS I R O. BOX 1000 I. HINTON, WV 25951 L .... I I I I I I I I I I' I J Shown left to Right: Cindy Garrett, Cleo Mathews, Debbie Sherwood. West whWest Virnia Professional Women's Club of Hinton met for their June meeting to have the installation of our new officers for the comingyear of 2012-2013. Doing the installation was Pauline Meadows. The new officers are: President, Dabble Sherwood; Recording Secretary, Cindy Garrett and Treasurer, Cleo Mathews. July was a busy month for us. On July 14 we went to John Henry Day Parade with the Maid of Honor, Elizabeth Ward, who we sponsored for the West Virginia Water Festival. July 20-21 we were in Flatwood, WV for our West Virginia Professional Meadow Bridge Area News By Alvie Martin The 1957 graduating class of Meadow Bridge High School held their 55th Reunion Aug. 4, at the Meadow Bridge Methodist Church. Twenty-two members of the graduating class were in attendance. A brief memorial was observed for members who have passed on was presented by Peggy Houchins Day. Speaker for the event was Danny Perham McMillion who entertained the class with antidote on the joys and tribulations of the Golden Years. Then Shirleen Burns Porter organizer of the event and the person responsible for keeping up with class members for 55 years led the class members in a nostalgic trip down memory lane as she invited members to share stories from their years in the classroom. Coach Jim Hamrick remembered how the class nearly won the State Championship in Basketball in 1956-57. Call for Fall Discounts VACCINE If you are between the ages of 19 and 26, with or without insurance, and interested in receiving the Gardisil/HPV vaccine please call the health department at 304-466-33B8. ' LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. BIG TIME CRIMINAL ARRESTED IN HINTON In earlier days of the City of Hinton, W. VA., Summers Street only extended from Second Avenue to Smith Hollow. Only a pedestrian path extended from a footbridge at Smith Hollow near 12th. Avenue to Riverview. Horse and wagon traffic beyond SmithHollow had to go up a steep hill to Temple Street and proceed west through the area known at the time as Riverview. In 1911 a culvert was laid down from Smith Hollow built of stone reinforced on top with concrete about 200 feet long, 60 feet wide and Council on Aging This is a weekly publication of the Summers County Council on Aging Inc., 120 Second Ave., Hinton. Funded in part by the WV Bureau of Senior Services, Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, other grant and local resources and donations. Any older persons is encouraged to participate in the program regardless of race, creed, handicap or national origin. The Summers County Council on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Wednesday, August 29, Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Sliced Peaches, Whole Wheat Italian Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activities: Summers County Senior Center Quilters Will Quilt Today At 10:15 a.m. Thursday, August 30, Pimento Cheese Sandwich, Whole Wheat Bread, Potato Soup, Cherry Cobbler, Margarine/Milk. Activities: Dance At 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 31, Baked Fish, Scalloped Potatoes, Coleslaw, Chocolate Pudding, Whole Wheat Garlic Bread, Margarine/Milk. six feet deep to handle the flow of water. The area, 60 feet deep midway was then filled in with dirt opening up Summers Street through Riverview to Briers Hollow. Before the west yard tracks of the C&O Railway were extended, "CW" Cabin telegraph office was located on the railroad below 12th. Avenue with a telegraph operator on duty continuously. Monday, Sept. 18, 1916, was a quiet day in the west yard with little, if any, activity. The telegraph operator was suddenly aware of three white men huddled together acting strangely. He kept out of sight and watched them hide a package under a rock and then separate. One went up the track past the roundhouse in the direction of the passenger depot and the other two went up the hill toward Riverview. Naturally the operator's curiosity was aroused. He got the package, opened it and found a kit containing several steel drill bits, a box of glyserine caps, a stick of dynamite and some greased paper saturated with glycerine ready for use. He immediately notified police officers and C&O Special Agent, Mr. C. D. Duke. The two men who remained nearby were quickly arrested but the one last seen walking toward the depot could not be found and apparently high-tailed it out of town. There had been numerous post offices and railroad stations robbed in this section of the state where glycerine was used, leading authorities to believe they had arrested the culprits. Only recently ra.lroad safes had been robbed in the st=ations at Bluefield, W. VA., on the Norfolk and Western; Narrows, VA., on the Virginian and St. Albans on the Chesapeake and Ohio. A Rand McNally map of Virginia and ....... " . Activities: Gospel Singing. Kentucky showing the location of vwgmla'a yrotesslonal1", Menu changes may occur due to every post office in those states were |j/, . __ Jp rPJ...L _ , availability of food or due to tmd on one of the merr arrested .WOYetI5:t,. :._ ........... .camstancesheyanda.:o /]o gave their names as U. S. Brooks and Stanley Miner. Women's Club State Convention. Attending from Hinton were: State President Jo E. Canterbury; State Recording Secretary Eloise Furrow; Delda Furrow and Debbie Sherwood. This year's winner of the Pearl Jett Spirit Award was Eloise Furrow from Hnton. We also brought back a donation of $160 for Walk for Her Lifetime Breast Cancer. To end the months of June and July we helped with the West Virginia Water Festival Quilt show and the Parade. This will also end Eloise Furrow's time of three years as President of the Women's Club. Thanks to all the members who have helped. BAG SAlE .............. C&O Special Agent Duke sec'ured Loaves and Fishes is having a $7 Bag Sale. Come see our new Spring a printed circular from the Post Stock. MISSING CLASSMATES The Hinton High School Class of 1967 is looking for the following missing classmates for next year's 45th class reunion. Please contact Donna Pivont at Hinton Floral Shop (304-466-3282), if you have any information on any of these people. Maiden names are used for the ladies. Richard Caudell, Jerry Collins, Lola Ann Crawford, Linda Gaither, Beverly McGraw, Virginia Wills, Anna Harvey and Carol Houchins Office Department, showing the picture of one Hugh C. Brooks listing I< & W Paving Free Estimates Serving Summers / Raleigh / Mercer 304-252-1815 or 304-384-3883 License #WV03088 II NOTICE All Summers County Farm Bureau Members Annual Summers County Farm Bureau Dinner Will be held at the 4-H Camp Sept. 8, 2012 Fellowship Begins - 4:00 Dinner- 5:00 Farm Bureau will provide meat, rolls, drinks. Please bring a covered dish, salad or dessert. JustV'Ask. RENI"A START RIGHT. START HERE. Railroad Ave., Alderson, WV CALL: 304-445-2920 certain marks of identification as follows: A girl, part nude, tattooed on the left forearm, a girl, part nude, holding an American flag on the right forearm and a tattooed ring set on the right index finger, all of which were easily found on Brooks. Brooks, also known by Federal Officers as James Highland, aka James Hyland, aka James Brady, aka James Harrington, had a long criminal record. He served two terms in a Massachusetts penitentiary and escaped twice but was recaptured and served eight years. He had served 11 years in prison at Huntsville, Texas, for blowing a safe in that State. Served three years in prison at Atlanta, GA., for burglarizing the post office at Kearnsville, Walnut Cove and Mocksville, all in North Carolina. April 10, 1913, he was convicted in the United States District Court at Huntington, W. VA., for robbing the Post Office at Ravenswood, W. VA. and sentenced to three years in the Federal Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. He was wanted at Crossville, Tenn., where he had escaped while awaiting trial for robbery of the Post Office at Crossville, Tenn. The capture of Hugh Brooks, or whatever his name, was considered one of the most important captures made by local officers in a long time. Brooks, whose age was thought to be between 65 and 70 years, had lived a life of crime wherever his footsteps took him. Federal officers came to Hinton, took charge of Brooks and returned him to prison at Crossville, Tenn., Being unable to tie Stanley Miner to any crime, he served 20 days in jail at Hinton for trespassing and was released. Notice I FLEA MARKET , Cultural District Flea Market will .- be held on Commercial Street and : i 5th. Avenue, below the Freight : :. Depot. through Oct. 29. Open from : 8 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Free Vendor : ' Space. :: Vendor setup-7 a.m. For more info .: visit: ? . HEATING COOLING PLUMBING ELECTRICAL RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCrION tL  rim WVUC. #031577 PL045 UCENSED AND INSURED LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED . ---,,- mHTON WORK Y DESEATAC0[0T/$L Phyllis Campbell Whitley's beautiful Barns "- of Summers County book is still available iii. i. ii i at the Library, 201 Temple Street, Hinlon. Perhaps folks attending reunions would like to purchase this book of not only beautiful barn photos but a piece of history as well. These books are available for sale at the library for $42. Phyllis Whitley has i generously donated all proceeds rom the sale of these books to the Summers County Public Library .... :: / STRETCHTgRETIREMENTD.0LI.:ARS I " I ., ,.,_t& ," TotalFlexibility I I ::/[': Laundry - I I , :q -;, Delicious Served Dining i Transportation I 1 Housekeeping II I " ptional Medication I ); I _ " ..... " - - - " " Program I ..;t Fine Retirement Respites  Caregiver Breaks & Trial Stays 24 Hour Staffing  408 Timberidge Dr., " C7"t--,,, ,, .,,z -- '' Beckle,, Ph: 304-252-5452 7//__U ' Rehrement Inn l City Sidetrack Park. Hinton, West Virginia Jan Marra Johnny Jones Augustine Kathleen Coffee Jordan Hart Hans Creek String Band Dash Rip Rock 9:50 ]o.. Jordan Hart & Gayle Rancer Augustine Amy Mclntire The Academy Band Holy Cow Carpenter Ants ken Perrone Mark Spangler Space is limited. Call 304-309-4101 to register for Guitar Workshop. and the CampbelI-Flannagan-Murrell House Museum t