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6 - Hinton News Tues. Aug. 29, 2017 Last week, bipartisanlegislation proud of the work done by my championed by U.S. Senators Joe colleagues in approving the first, step Manchin(D-WV) and JoniErnst (R- towards building a memorial that IA), known as the Global War oil commemorates our sons and Terrorism War.Memorial Act, was daughters wbo answered the call to signed into law by the President. fight. I thank the President tbr The legislation authorizes the seeing to it that this memorial was Global War on Terrorism Memorial quickly approved. In the coming Foundation, a private foundation, to weeks, there will be much debate on begin the process of pursuing the the President's plans for construction of a memorial on the Afghanistan; however, there is no National Mall in Washington, D.C. debate that we have the greatest The memorial will honor our men military in the world and we are and women in Uniform, the fallen indebted to their service." service members, their families, and "I am thrilled the President has all those who are impacted by our signed into law this importanL nation's longest war. legislation authorizing the Global "The President's recent " War on Terrorism Memorial announcement of increased troop Foundation to begin creating a place levels in Afghanistan is a somber of remembrance for those who reminder that there are Americans served, their loved ones, and all serving in harm's way. For the impacted by this war," said Senator thousands of Americans who Ernst, a combat veteran. "I am perished protecting our freedom, thankful this years long process can and the million more who were now begin so the veterans ofthis war wounded or fought in the global war may have the opportunity to visit on terror, this memorial will forever the tribute to their selfless service." honor their sacrifice to our great This authorization is the first step country," Senator Manchin said. "I'm in a process that will cuhninate with the design and construction of a Global War on Terror Memorial on the National Mall without using any federal funds. The bill, sponsored by Congressmen Mike Gallagher (R- WI) and Seth Moulton (D-MA), is a companion measure to S. 926 which Manchin and Ernst introduced in April. Additionally, this legislation has received support from The Veterans of' Foreign Wars of the US (VFW), Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of 'America (IAVA), Wounded Warrior Project, The Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Veterans (AMVETS), American Goldstar Mothers, Student Veterans of America, The Green Beret Foundation, Team Rubicon, The Mission Continues, Team Red White and Blue, Travis Manion Foundation, Got Your Six, Warrior Expeditions, Union Veteran Council of the AFL-CIO, and Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS). By Carlee Lammers, Charleston Gazette-Mail Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer said she .wants one thing to be clear about the Black Lives Matter movement: It doesn't mean just black lives matter. "The phrase Black Lives Matter means we matter also," she told a crowd Of 400 people on the West Virginia Capitol grounds on Sunday. "Not we matter exclusively, but also." Bel'afonte Biesemeyer, daughter of singer-songwriter and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, was one of a handful of speakers at a Black Lives Matter rally in Charleston on Suaday: Students from West Virginia State University, along with community and faith leaders, spoke at the event. Belafonte Biesemeyer, who lives in West Virginia, said the ' movement boils down to fighting for racial equality. For her, the Black Lives Matter movement is about coming together as a community and tearing down barriers that have been in place long betbre her time. "All lives do matter. I truly believe that. But how many white parents have to give their children instructions on, 'When driving in a car and you're stopped by the police, this is what you have to do?"'she said. "If you don't know what the instructions are, they're this: If you're stopped by a policeman, the first thing you do is turn on the dome light even in the daytime. You make sure that your cellphone is beside you and that both hands are on the steering wheel. If the officer asks you for your license and your insurance card, you say to him, 'I their lives. understand you want me to give you There was a heavy police my license and insurance card,'you presence at the rally, but a repeat it back in a very calm and spokesman with the Department of adult manner. Not with attitude. Military Affairs and Public Safety And then you inform the officer 'my said there were no arrests on Capitol license is in my wallet and my grounds Sunday. insuranceis in mv glove box. Do I Before the rally, a small group have permission to access what you gathered at the statue of have requested?' If you have the Confederate general Stonewall chance to have your phone running, Jackson on the other side of the then you probably should.And that's Capitol grounds. Last weekend, a a shame. But for young persons of group of more than 100 people who color these are the instructions we attended a vigil for Charlottesville have t'o give. And it's a sin and it's a at the statue called for its removal. shame." Members of the group around the Hundreds of people gathered in statue Sunday said they were the heat on the Capitol grounds for unarmed, they did not plan to view the rally, many carrying handmade the statue as an important part of signs.or wearing shirts denouncing history. racism and crying out for racial After hearing some had called for equality, the statue's removal, Rachel See of The peaceful rally was originally Hardy County said she wanted to planned to be held at West Virginia come to Charleston to speak in State University later this week, but support of preserving the statue. organizers moved it to the Capitol "I wanted to put a face to not grounds alter the incidents in wanting to see this happen," she Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this said. 'tit's a real problem. It's a month, misunderstanding of actual factual The Charlott.esville turmoil history. I'm not a racist person." swelled during a 'Unite the Right" Other unarmed groups, dressed rally onAug. 12, organized by white in militia like attire, were also supremacists to oppose the city's present. plan to remove a memorial to Leaders from the group Three Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Percent Republic, a group based in A man drove his car into a crowd Clarksburg, said the group came to of people protesting one person and "celebrate the First Amendment" injuring 19 others, police said. The and to "keep the area safe to make man was later charged with second- sure nobody gets hurt." degree murder. Members of the West Virginia The group also took a moment to Council of Churches gathered recognize the lives young black around the bell on the Capitol people who have been killed in the grounds before the rally to pray for community. Rather than amoment peace. Local clergy members said of silence, Smith lead the crowd to they planned to act as peacemakers say "l love you" in unison to honor if necessary during the rally. Help Your Kid Say No To Underage Drinking (NAPS) How do you prepare your activities helps avoid the chance that child with the knowledge, skills and idle time is filled with potentially dan- confidence to say no m alcohol? "lbe gerous behavior. task can seem challenging, btR you as a 4. Balance your child's indepen- parent or earegiver do not haw t~ dence ~ith safe boundaries. Provide powerless. You can take action to help daily eL~ouragement to your child to you-r;~h~d~ r~ ~altl~y,~t~L2~j,o~,t!~t boost s~'-esteem and confidence Find preven~ underage tfrml~mg." '- ways fo#~/our ct/ild to have more respon- While the rates are declining, al sibility in family life, such as doing chores cohol is the most widely misused sub- or caring for a yonnger sibling. Set clear stance among America's youth and [ expectanons, including about alcohol underage drinking remains a serious ~ and drug use. Create" a pledge between concern m the U.S. qhe 2016 Report you and your child that commits your to Congress on the Prevention and Re Spending time with your children child to not drink or use drugs, duction of Underage Drinking finds can prevent underagedrinking. 5. Talk to your children regularly that youth start drinking at an early about alcohol. Young people are more age. Although the peak years of under- How Parents Can Help likely to listen when they know you're age drinking happen from 7th to 11 th 1. Be a positive role model. Chil- on their side. Try to reinforce why you grade, 10 percent of 9- to 10-year-olds dren learn from observing and that don't want your child to drink not have already started drinking and near- starts at home. Don't let your child see jus~ because you say so but because ly one-fifth of underage drinkers begin you misuse alcohol or drugs, and get you warn them to be happy and sate. before age 13. help if you think you have a substance The conversation will go a lot better if The report also finds that any alco- use problem. Eveu if you have misused you're working with, and not against, hol use can have serious consequences drugs or alcohol in the past, you can still your child. Keep it low key. Don't wor- for young people. It contributes to have an open conversauou about their ry ahout getting everything across an risky sexual behavior and increases the dangers and the reasons to stay away one ta]k Many small talks are better. risk of suicide and using other drugs, fi-om them In addition, Keep temptauon Help for Parents It can negatively impact brain devel away by saleguarding alcullol and reed- If you are worried your child may opment, which can have lifelong ef- ications at home so they are not accessi- be inw~lved with alcohol or drugs, it's feels. It can increase the risk for heavy blc to wmr child, important to seek professional guid- drinking later in life. And underage 2. Strengthen family bonds. Be ance. Your pediatrician can be a first- drinking can result in arrest or, worse invnlved myotu child's life and spend stop resource. yet, death from drunk driving or alto- more time together. :,n.w interest m lhere are also many online resourc- hol poisoning, you, cln]d's activities and plan ones you es to help you better understand the So what's behind this isgue? 'lhere tan do together hased on their interests. ~ssue of underage drinking and talk to are many reasons young people are such as attending sports games or hay- and encourage your kid to stay. away tempted to drink, including peer pres- mg l~nnih, nmvw or game nights Know from alcohol, qhe Substance Abuse and sure. Underage drinking typically hap- your child's dally routine n auc oul. t,et Mental Heahh Services Administration pens m a group, and fi)r adolescents to know wm~' child's hicHds and flier, ds SAMHSA} has underage drinking pre- the desire to fit m is powerful Other parents, ~, Villi C~n] shalc your lules ventlon resources specifically for par- risk factors include having a history of aboul u,n alh,wing any IOrlu of alo,hol ents and careglvers at www.samhsa.gov/ social and emotional problems, such or substance u e. underage-drinking, qhis includes access as depression, and a t'amil~ 'mtory of 3. Encourage your child to get in- to SAMHSA's free app for parents called substance abuse. Trying to )e with volved iu extraturricular activities. "Talk. 'ihey Ildar You" to help prepare difficult life transitions, such as divorce In the same way, supporl your child's you to talk to your kid about underage in the family or moving frum middle ,o invoH, elncul li~ school clubs, such as drinking through practice drills. high school, can also trigger.undmag~ dehatc o~ )carbook. team sports ol By being proactive and following .drinking. other oulsidv int~.reslS. Doing so will the suggestmns described here. you "[he first ever Surgeon General's l'c he]p buiM " ~,t~, h:ld's confidence, can help strengthen },our child's re- port on Alcohol, Drugs, and Heahh shows respeLL leadership, sportsmadship sistance to alcohoh 'Fake [he first step how parents are a leading intluence in a and abilit~ :o wutl~ *xith other Also. by making the commitment to talk to- child's decision about whether to drink, keel~mg you, Idhl engaged m posuJve gether today. COMMISSION MEETING NOTIC E The Summers County Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. Due to recent loss of Mr. Joe in the County Commission Office at Bigony the fi)rmer treasurer of the Hilltop Cemetery Restoration the Courthouse. on the second Project, the position has now been Wednesday of each month. The filled by Jack Whitaker a former Session for Sept. 13 will bel~ayetteCountyteacher. Wednesday, Sept. 13. For all donations to the Hilltop Contact Mary Beth Merritt, Cemetery, send to the Hilltop County Clerk before Sept. 13 at 466- Cemetery Company, 146 Cross St 7104 ifyou'have any questions or if Hinter WV. 25951. you have items for the agenda. NOTICE Do.you have a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who does? Do you need a mammogram and cannot afford one? Do you live in Summers County? If the answer is yes Walk for Her Lifetime can help. We are an organization that offers mammograms and financial aid to those who have a diagnosis of breast cancer. It doesn't matter if you have insurance or not because we cover items most insurance does not. For more information call 304-288-9189 or 304-575-7026. PSD MEETING The Meadow Creek Public Service District meets the second rl3aesday of each month at the Green Sulphur District Volunteer Fire Department at~.th. Meetings are open to the public. PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB The Pipestem Ruritan club meets every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. We have a wonderful dinner before our meeting. We would like to invite anyone interested in learning more about this service club to come and join us. We have a gospel sing the Friday before our meetings. Come join in the fun and fellowship. For more information please call Brenda Garcia at 304- 923-1622 or 304-466-6804. BINGO Bingo every Friday night at the Hinton Senior Citizens Building.on Second Ave. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. starts at 6:00 p.m. DILAPIDATE STRUCTURE The Summers County Dilapidated Structure will meet Thursday, September 21 at 1 p.m. at the Summers Memorial Building. Please contact Stacy Ford for further information at 304-466-7113 or ,sford2,@wvstateu.edu Regular Meeting Agenda: Welcome and Determination of Quorum; Old Busines; Review and Approval of Minutes; New Business; Other Business; Adjourn. BUS TRIPS Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Sr Circle is sponsoring the following bus trips in 2017. Wednesday August 23rd to Smith Mountain Lake for a luncheon cruise on the lake. (Lunch is on the boat). Tuesday Nov. 28th to Barter Theatre. Show "Irving Berlin's White Christmas". A musical. Lunch is on your own at Cracker Barrel. All of the above trips will not return to Lewisburg until about 8:00 PM. Please bring a snack with you. To sign up please call Barbara Gibson at 304-520-4115. GVMC is owned in part by physicians. CLASSES REUNION Hinton High School, Class Reunion Classes of the "80's" held a reunion on ! ' 7, at : Country". Photo by Curt i lesser. IV I September 7th .9th Place: Spruce Run Chapel Guest Speaker: Pastor Dalley Mqynard Special Music by: Johnny Jones, Bernie & Annie Neal, O e;stiny ~-,/Ioc~e. Time of Fellowship and snacks after services. Spruce Run Chapel is located on Rt. 12 In Forest Hill WV WEIGHT WATCHERS AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's Weight Watchers is back in drinking? A1-Anon Family Group Hinton! Meetings are on Thursday can help. To help them, you have to evening at 5:30 in the Fellowship help yourself first. Hall at First Baptist Church, ~8 ~o2 ML~f~in~gm~every Monday nights Temple Street, Hinton. For m.~;e ~T ,00~p,ni~.d!i~dttae~ChildAdvoca/~ information, contact Connie Wily at 304-660-7206. Ceri~er at 411 Temple Street. For more information:calh 466-2760. 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