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Tues. Aug. 29, 2017 Hinton News - 5 nnou a a ange In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g Braille, large print, audio tape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English. To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http'J/www.ascr.usda.gev/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: MAIL: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or FAX: (202) 690-7442 or EMAIL: This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Eligibility for free and reduced price meal reimbursement is based on income scales effective through June 30, 2017. Meals will be provided at no separate charge at the facilities listed below: Facility Name(s) New Hope Child Care Center LLC. Address of each facility : 301 Summers St. Hinton, WV 25951. in Submitted by: West Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service 0NRCS) Dams provide tremendous benefits to the public, including water supply for drinking, irrigation and industrial uses, flood control, hydroelectric power, recreation and navigation. Since the 1940s, the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) assisted local communities by planning, designing and constructing nearly 12,000 dams across the United States. In West Virginia, NRCS has assisted with the development of 170 watershed dams. Across the state, these watershed projects loss of life in the event of the dam failing." Through NRCS's Watershed Rehabilitation Program, NRCS partners with local sponsors to assess and rehabilitate dams across the nation to ensure this critical infrastructure is protecting Americans from harm, securing public health and expanding water supplies. West Virginia dam rehabilitation costs are typically shared by the NRCS, the West Virginia Conservation Agency (WVCA) and the West Virginia Conservation provide an estimated a~uat Districts (WVCD). Each . of .' benet!tofapproximately$82niRtion-these agencies also share a role in reduced flooding and erosion damages, improved wildlife habitat, recreation and water supply for an estimated 1.1 million people. These projects provide additional benefits such as improved water quality through sediment and erosion control, enhanced property values, drought resistance and aesthetic values. However, 82 of West Virginia's dams have met or exceeded their 50-year evaluated life, requiring them to be upgraded to modern safety standards. When many of these dams were built, the areas downstream and surrounding the dams were rural. Now, the development of homes and businesses immediately next to or downstream of them, have caused the dams to be reclassified from low or significant hazard potential to high hazard potential. When a dam gets upgraded to a high hazard potential, rehabilitation is required to upgrade the structure to meet current design criteria for a high hazard potential dam. All high hazard dams in the state have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), which outlines measures to be taken in the unlikely event of a potential or actual dam failure. "The hazard potential of a dam has nothing to do with the condition of the dam," said Andy Deichert, NRCS State Conservation Engineer in West Virginia. "It is only a reflection of downstream conditions and the potential for damage or in maintaining the dam upon completion of the project. The WVCA and WVCD take care of regular maintenance like mowing, checking risers and clearing brush. The WVCA also conducts monthly inspections, while NRCS participates in annual dam inspections. "Before you rehabilitate a dam you should always look at repairing a dam, because sometimes fixing things on the dam is much more cost effective than rehabilitation," said Brian Farkas, WVCA executive director. "Dam rehab costs are expensive acquisitions but when we bring them up to engineering standards these dams will operate for decades as long as they are properly maintained." Dam rehabilitation consists of four phases: assessment, planning, design and construction. Every dam rehabilitation project begins with an assessment report that details the current physical condition of the dam and the changes necessary to make it comply with current design standards. If upgrades are recommended and funding is allocated, the project proceeds to the planning, design and construction phases. Of the 82 West Virginia dams that have met or exceeded their 50-year evaluated life, all have been assessed, six are currently in the planning phase, one is entering into the construction phase and one dam rehabilitation project has been completed. The six dams in the planning stage are Wheeling Creek Site 25 in Marshall County, Brush Creek Sites 9, 14 and 15 in Mercer County, and New Creek Sites 1 and 17 in Mineral County. Rehabilitation construction on the Upper Decker's Creek Site 1 in Preston County began this month. Rehabilitation work on New Creek Site 14, which serves as a primary water supply source for the City of Keyser, was completed in 2013. 'This project speaks well for the partnership and the use of local,funds wor ing with a federal, agency," said Andy Deichert, NRCS State Conservation Engineer in WV. "The dam rehabilitation upgraded the site to current state and federal design criteria and provides continued life for area infrastructure." In addition to dam rehabilitation assistance, NRCS maintains a robust dam support structure for NRCS assisted dams. NRCS GeoObserver for Dams is a geospatial dam monitoring tool that helps NRCS engineers keep up-to-date information for the National Inventory of Dams. NRCS DamWatch@ web application provides NRCS engineers, local project sponsors and state dam safety officials with web-based monitoring of dams during rainfall, snowmelt or seismic events. DamWatch@ also acts as a file depository for critical documents such as As-Built drawings, historical documents, inspection reports and RAPs. If you would like to follow NRCS dam rehabilitation projects and their progress, visit our website at and click on the watershed programs icon or call your local NRCS field office. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20250- 9410 or call (800) 795-3271 (voice) or (202) 720-6832 (TDD). HEALTH SCREENINGS Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 322 Third Ave. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. Register online TODAY at community circle and receive your "Community Circler discount and your Preferred Appointment! COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Hinton Lions Club is asking for the Communities support in helping to provide those who need, eye examinations or eye glasses: The Hinton Lions have been providing assistance for over 18 years and are asking community organizations and businesses as well as citizens for monetary donations to continue providing help to those in need in our community. AS news spreads of the help being provided, requests are now outnumbering the Lions Club's ability to help. Once a request is received, the individual's application is screened to insure that other avenues of assistance are pursued before the Lions Club provides help. Donations can be mailed to: Lions Club, Sight Assistance Program, P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. Checks should be made out to: Hinton Lions Club. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Open meetings in the basement of Ascension Episcopal Church, corner of 5th Ave. & Temple St Hinton at 8:00 p.m. every Tues Thurs & Sat. For more information call 1-800- 333-5051. II Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today sent a letter to President Trump urging the President to prevent the sale of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) to investors led by the Chinese firm Cor, gqing Casin Exterprise Group (CCEG). In the letter, Sen. Manchin notes the threat to America's financial markets the sale of CHX to CCEG presents. "The Chinese government categorically rejects the bedrock free market principles upon which the American economy, and especially the American financial sector are based," Senator Manchin said. "I fear that the challenges plaguing the Chinese market lack of transparency, currency manipulation, etc. will bleed into the Chicago Stock Exchange and adversely impact financial markets across the country." To ensure the Trump administration fully reviews the sale of CHX, Senator Manchin plans to introduce legislation to amend the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2017 (FINSA). The legislation will work to allow the Ex eutive Branch to review decisions regarding acquisitions of American companies made by a previous administration. "when the American people elect a new chief executive, the chief executive should not be hamstrung by his predecessor's decision to abdicate his authority on critical matters of national security," Senator Manchin said. "FINSA gives the President sweeping powers to block any proposed acquisition of American companies and assets that may threaten national security, but these powers mean little if they can be nullified by a lame duck administration on its way out the door." your predecessor's administration effectively insulated the deal from your review. This is a travesty. In the coming weeks, I plan to introduce legislation that will amend FINSA to preserve a new administration's right of review. When the American people elect a new chief executive, the chief executive should not be hamstrung by his predecessor's decision to abdicate his authority on critical matters of national security. FINSA gives the President sweeping powers to block any proposed acquisition of American companies and assets that may threaten national security, but these powers mean little if they can be nullified by a lame duck administration on its way out the door. In order to allow time for this legislation to proceed through Congress, I would ask that you instruct the Chairman and Commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission to withhold their determination on the proposed rule change until this legislation can reach your desk. I believe you would agree that your predecessor's decision to allow a group of Chinese investors with possible ties to the Chinese government to own one of our largest stock exchanges is nothing short of outrageous. Our government considers our stock exchanges a key part of our national financial market infrastructure to be "self regulatorv organizations," and presumes that Please r adthe ful!,l tter beloW, L , Dear Mr. President" each exchange is fully capable of managing the risk inherent in its operations. The Chinese government's continued rejection of fundamental free market norms and property rights of private citizens makes me strongly doubt whether an Exchange operating under the direct control of a Chinese entity can be trusted to "self regulate" now and in the future. The Chinese government categorically rejects the bedrock free market principles upon which the American economy and especially the American financial sector are based. I fear that that the challenges plaguing the Chinese market lack of transparency, currency manipulation, etc. will bleed into the Chicago Stock Exchange and adversely impact financial markets across the country. As we continue to employ the greatest lengths of diplomacy to shore up our relationship with China, we must not forget their desire to emerge on top of the international market as the sole global power. Their sustained efforts to steal intellectual property and state sponsored cyber attacks present clear and present threats to our national security, and I believe it is highly likely that they will employ similar, deceitful practices to gain an unfair advantage in our financial markets through this acquisition. Thank you for your attention to this matter. During your campaign, you forcefully made the case for protecting our nation against unfair trade and investment deals put in place by the Chinese government and its corporate leaders, many of whom have close ties to the ruling regime. I commend you for using your authority as this nation's chief executive to continue focusing a spotlight on the way that China's exploitative trade practices and the flood of Chinese investment capital threaten the security and prosperity of the American people. In December 2016, just one month before you entered office, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a group of political appointees of former President Obama, green lighted the approval of the Chicago Stock Exchange by a group of investors led by the Chinese firm Congqing Casin Enterprise Group (CCEG). Discounting the threat that this proposed acquisition presented to the United States' financial security and Americans faith in our national financial market infrastructure, President Obama chose not to exercise his statutory authority to override CFIUS' recommendation and block the sale during the 15-day review period mandated by the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2017 (FINSA). This is deeply unfortunate. Since a transfer of ownership of a national stock exchange requires that the Securities and Exchange Commission approve a proposed rule change under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the members of the Commission have not yet made their determination of whether to approve the rule the acquisition is still pending. Yet CFIUS' decision to issue a recommendation in the twilight of Benefit Dinner For: Tlmrny Meadows Due to an accident unable to work. Saturday September 2nd from 21 am to 3 prn Hinton Senior Center at 220 2nd Ave Beens Slew $6.00 Cornbreed Dessert end drink Hot Dogs end baked goods will also be available Deliveries within the city limits (SO4)44S~4@a ~)nsored by: @orle MeadowJ. &ilNby Ma~wl. Vlcki Rfl~)rd and Mamla Dun~ord IIIII III I I I I III I I I Approved For Assistance The Southern Conservation District has approved the following cooperators for financial assistance through the Agricultural Enhancement Program: Lime Applications Donald Stump David Mullins Gary Davis Gary Hall John McLaughlin Cristy Jones Alicia Wright Dean Bailey Fred Booth Jeff McLaughlin Robert Lilly Harold Shrewsbury Douglas Grimmett Adrian Harper Cheryl Williams Rebecca Moretto Ricky Moye Johnathon Meadows Billy Johnson Jimmy Manning Robert Littreal Jr. Derek Johnson Terry Bennett Homer Plumley Josette Phillips. Water System Applications Judy Winsett Mary Milam James Hartwell Pond Cleanout Applications Larry McClintic Darrell Nutter Benny Jones Kevin Okes Garland Ellis John Fox Exclusion Fence Applications Teresa Butts David Walker Michael Carr Mitchell Dech Nell Gwinn Michael Barnes Robert Rakes Pasture Division Fence Applications James Meadows John Harless James Chapman Richard Barnes Monroe Eades Beverly Landers Gene Glover Darrell Ewing Richard Pate BOOK FOR SALE ADDICTION SCREENINGS A book the founding and 4 istory Narconon can help you take steps of Marthas Chapel Church is now to overcome addiction in your family. available for sale. Call today for free screenings or For information call Dean rewferrals 1-800-431-1754. Bennett: 304-466-1402. September 30, 2017 Trinity UMC Talcott, WV 4:00- 7:00 p.m. $10.00 per pers0n