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2 - Hinton News Tues. Sept. 4, 2012 More and More People are Reading our Newspaper 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 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 weel subscription. Name Address (pleueprlnt) City State Zip.__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS I P.O. BOX 1000 I HINTON, WV 25951 L .J Letter to the Editor Letter to the Editor Hatred Is A Blight Thanks for OnSociety Service Dear Editor: Dear Editor: Far too many of us revel in I would like to thank Fred Long political rhetoric and religions and everyone in attendance for the sermons that incite hatred toward service. My brother Virgil Adkins those with whom we disagree on was a true hero who died protecting religious and political ideologies, his fellow soldiers. Although I am Jesus never preached a sermon on the only surviving sibling left, I am so-called "family values," yet far too grateful that after 53 years, Virgil many sermons center around these has finally been acknowledged for hot button issues in such a way as his acts of bravery. He wil| always to incite hatred towards certain bein oar hearts. groups of people. We can't find it in Sadly missed, our heart to vote for Mr. Obama Jane Spade & family • . ..._ Long THE AFTERNOON time, however, to call some of it LOCAL WRECKS music is questionable as far as I am I'm calling it the afternoon local concerned but times change and so because it had an afternoon and does music preference of society. evening schedule at Hinton and east Surely the passenger train wreck of too Charlottesville, end of run. I am which I refer deserves immortality, referring to passenger train No. 104 if not in song, then let it be recorded that met with a fateful accident indelibly in C&O Railway history. about midway between Covington, No. 104, Sunday, July 29, 1951, and Clifton Forge, VA., July 29, was pulled by engine 613, a heavy 1951. Greenbrier, Class J-3a, 4-8-4 wheel Most people remember name arrangement pulling a mail car, two trains onthe C&O, TheFast Flying express cars, a mail car, a Virginian, The Sportsman and The combination baggage-coach and one George Washington. All very coach, a total of 6 cars in that order important trains but rural America and running on time. Engineer would have had a very hard time William Loren Wood and Fireman without the locals which stopped at John Noah Murphy, took charge of stations along the line that was just engine 613 at Hinton, W. VA., both a blur to passengers as the fliers loyal and trusted employees. They sped by. Important local trains for had both traveled the road rural citizens between thousands of times and knew every ChaHottesville, VA., and bluff, every fill; curve, fixed signal Huntington, W. VA., were No. 13 and building structure like the back westbound and No. 104 eastbound, of their hands. They always handled On either of these trains passengers their train in a safe manner• Officerc could sit in a reclining seat of of the company and train modern coaches and enjoy Some of dispatchers could depend on: them the most beautiful and awe- to give a good performaf~ce., inspiring scenery in America. The No. 104 that fateful day left Blue Ridge Mountain range, the Covington, VA., on time at 5:15 p.m. Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the Mr. Wood expected to have his Alleghany Mountain range with its evening meal at the "Bull Pen" and world renouned Greenbrier Hotel at John Murphy, very close and White Sulphur Springs, W. VA., the devoted to his family, knew his dear rugged New River Gorge and wife would have dinner ready when industrial area of the Great he got home around six o'clock~. A Kanawha. train of 140 coal loads in charge of Over the years many songs have engineer C. C. Lilly followed No. 104 been written about train wrecks closely from Covington. where death occurred. C&O has had The engine crew had exchanged its share of fatal accidents, some of positions, fireman Murphy, a which were immortalized in song. qualified passenger engineer, Clifton Forge where it was found his injuries, though painful, were not life threatening. News of the accident spread swiftly through Clifton Forge that the fireman had been killed and Mrs. John Murphy suffered greatly until she heard news concerning her beloved husband and that he was not mortally wounded. Upon hearing the news, the Murphy family started to the wreck scene and met the automobile transporting Mr. Murphy to the hospital. He was recognized and they turned around and followed the automobile back to Clifton Forge. Mr. Murphy, many times, explained to his family and friends how his life was spared in the wreck. He was one who believed deeply in being prepared for an accident. There was a small pipe running along the side of the cab above the engineers seat box. He was well aware of that pipe and had thought many times how he would grab hold of it and hold on for dear life. No one, on that occasion, except John Murphy, could have pried his hands from that pipe. No doubt, it saved his life. Who among us would ever expect to encounter a tractor on a railroad track? The machine weighing two tons was owned and operated by Bradford and Cooke Lumber Co., used in a logging operation in that vicinity. It had been parked on a hillside above the tracks over the weekend. Its path through the grass and weeds was visible and marks indicated the massive machine rice : HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES ~ Immunization clinics are held--&~!~: each Monday and Wednesday at the i'~, Summers County He alth: 2'.=;~ Department. Hours of operation areL ~'~:~) from 8 a.m. to 12 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. --:': During the month of August we wi!t 2 : i be open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday s : i] in order to provide vaccinations for :i: school entry. - : ":i ;:: | The Health Department has & ~:i:~| program that provides free or: :~:| reduced rates for pap smears and':'~:: ,~ mammograms for women age 25- :~::| 64 that are either uninsured or underinsured. Call 304-466-3388 for appointment or additional information• Summers Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is now hiring for the following positions and shifts: Certified Nursing Assistants Licensed Practical Nurses We value the passion, experi- ence and commitment of our employees and offer a competi- live salary with affordable benefits, paid professional !eel 401 (k) retire- ment plan, wellness program and much more! PLease apply in person at: Summers Nursing John Cook Nursing Home Rd• Hinton, WV 25951 because he is black and just might Hinton "The Wreck On the C&O," engineer running the engine and engineer rolled down the hill onto the track Phone: {304) 466-0332 be a Muslim. At the same time, we LOOKING FOR HHS George Alley killed near Hinton, W. Wood on the fireman's seat box without turning over or turning end EOE M/F/V/H VA.,; Oct. 23, 1890; "Billy taking care offireman duties. About over end. It is my understanding a 'r ====-=-=~ can t vote for Mr. Romney because ' CLASS OF "77" Richard~on's Last Ride," engineer a half-mile below Gypsy Tavern Tea westbound train had passed the J ,~ ˘~ he is a Mormon Never mind there he • • " We need current addresses for t Richardsbn killed at Scary, W. VA., Room on U. S. Route 60, almost location around 5:00 p.m., and I ~˘Ig~J ^ ~'~ ~-t are plenty otl}er legitimate reasons following people, if you have any Dec. 14, 1912;"The Wreck of No. 5," midway between Covington'•and everything was clear at that time. |~'" ~, ~[0~Jr~ ~o not vote fbr rather candldage, 1 contact Demse ..... v 3,j . .. i information pease " engineer DollyWomackkllled near Chfton Forge the tram rounded a What caused lt to roll away between J ~O~~:~k(,~~ according to our own pohhcal Giles • Bennett 304-466-0677 or Robin " white Su~phur Springs, W.VA.,Oct. sharp curve to the left and Mr. Wood that time and 5:25 is unknown. | 3~./~J, lt~'~ philosophy. 304-731-3602. 5, 1920; The Wreck of the 1256," observed a huge obstruction on the The coal train following No. 104 I \ ~'~ Inthe realm of the human mind, Sandra K Adkins, Myra Allen, brakeman HarryLylekilledatAlum track directly in their path. He was flagged and engineer Lilly I .... ---- a one-size-fits-all approach in Darlene Gross Bennett, Gayla Rock Bluff, just east of Iron Gate, jumpedSrom -his seat to thedeck backed his train to Covington, ~, "- -HEATING counseling can sometimes do more Bowles, Kathy Bragg, Mike L VA., Jan. 3, 1925, to nameaSew. The:~ and:shouted to Mr. Murphy,~h~er~'s,);:pdmng~O:~I04 s cars tha~:were no;L I " i::: ;: L:~: : harm than good Mutatio~ofeertam • " • i ..... Bu~kltffid, IYef~I;Cadle~ WIf~haei most recorded and renowned wreck •something on the east track." John derailed: TIie~hssefigers were taken" ] "p~ "__ : ,: ,T:/~'~ genes can cause: myriad problems ~o= Co~e~ 2a,~4utchisortDavis - ""~'~ ~-' " ............. ~ .... ' song, no doubt, was "The Wreck of Murphy immediatMy appliedthe to Clift6n:Forge by a dt0mobiid to"| .... ~ ......... INe.J and abnormahtms, in botch plants Jess Dawson, Patt~ Deed, Douglas the Old 97 a Southern Railroad emergency air brakes. It takes some continue their trip on a train made I ELECTRICAL and ammals. It ~s when these Franklin, Regina Howell Hill, Jerry train wreck on the outskirts ofdistance to stop a heavy train, steel up for that purpose. I RESIDENTIAL mutatmns are manifested zn Lilly, Kaleb Lively, Barbara Maddy, Danville, VA., Sept. 27, 1903 where wheelv on steel rails, and although The wreck of No. 104 does point1 CONSTRUCTION numans that we ofttimes condemn WVLIC # 031577 PL04885 LICENSED AND NNR.F3 LOCALLY OWNED AND 0PERATEI] • ---- INH]NTON T WORK D ATAC0 0RT C engineer Steve Broady was killed, the train began to slow down, it Where were the song writers could not be stopped in time and Sunday, July 29, 1951? C&O struck a Crawler type tractor and Railwa~suffered a most:serious and drug it a short distance until a unusual accident that day when the narrow place in the right-of-way was hands of death reached out and reached. It was too strong to crumble plucked from us one of C&O's most and too big for it to pass and pushed trusted engineers. Song writers the engine over onto the westbound, were busy with their music at that ,No. 1, track. Miraculously Mr. Murphy was able to get out of the SERVICES cab and, although somewhat The 2nd. Baptist Church of injured, began calling for help. Talcott Church services are held Steam in the cab was so intense it every 1st. and 3rd. Sunday at 11:00 was several minutes before Mr. a.m. with Rev. Gerry Bradford Wood could be removed, his feet officiating. Sunday School is every entangled in levers. It was believed Sunday at 10:00 a.m. that Mr. Wood died instantly when his head struck the rail. John The community is invited to attend. Contact Ms. Kenni Pierce for Murphy was hurriedly taken to information at304-466-4618. Emmett Memorial Hospital at DIV SEWMASTER INC. Ph#304-466-6220/Ballengee St., Hinton WV. Symbal, Namaco, Corsicana, Spring Air. Our Firm has received a huge shipment of bedding. Pillow Top Unit- $205.00 Therapeutic Unit identical to Nationally advertised rated #1 consumer reports @ less than 1/2 the price. An amazing mattress like no other mattress. (on display). Largest inventory, hundreds of units in stock in the area of Southern West Virginia. Across from the front door of the Courthouse and diagonally across from the Post Office on Ballengee Street. SHERRI R. FREEMAN Attorney at Law Free nitial consultations by appointment CONVENIENCE Gunnoe Law Office Local lawyers with over 30 years of combined experience serving the residents of Summers and surrounding cozmties. NOTICE J ELKINS REHABILITATION & CARE CENTER Com m Compass/onate Care out the truth of the last verse of the song "The Wreck of the Old 97": "Now ladies, you must take warning From this time now and on. Never speak harsh words to your true loving husband, He may leave you and never return." 7 DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL SER\, ICES / AS S I STANT AD M I N I STRATO R Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center (ERCC) is seeking a compassion- ate and caring Director of Clinical Services / Assistant Administrator who will be responsible for ensuring the 24-hour delivery of the highest level of resident-centered care by organizing, planning, directing, coor- dinating, and evaluating the activities of the v'arious clinical disciplines. The successful candidate will provide exceptional clinical and adminis- trative leadership to ensure that the standard of care that is provided is appropriate to meet the needs of the residents and families. The DCS/AA will provide primary oversight for quality initiatives and will provide effective leadership and management oversight of mem- bers of the clinical team while promoting cooperation and teamwork. The DCS/AA will lead by example, displaying passion for our mission and Guest Service Stan-dards, unwavering rest'dent advocacy, clinical strength, and approach all clinical colleagues with professionalism and respect. The DCS/AA will be responsible for development and imple- mentation of effective clinical policies and procedures while maintain- ing facility compl]ance with all state and federal regulations. The DCS/ Aft, will participate in budget planning and monitoring to ensure appro- priate utilization of resources while maintaining fisca[efficiency. The successful candidate shall possess exemplary clinical and inter- personal communication skills with demonstrated excellence in lead- ership/managementYsupervisory skills. He/She will have the ability to m'anage and super(rise diverse levels of employees with efficier~t time management and effective conflict resolution skills. Knowledge of West Virginia long term care regulations and experience with Elec- tronic Medical Recoi'ds (EMR) is Rreferred. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office products and industry-specific software is essential. The position requires a bachelor's degree in health care administration or business or related field, and five (~) years of long term care adminis- tration experience. Current West Virqinia licensure as an administrator is preferred or eligibility to sit for the-administrator's licensing examina- tion. The DCS/AA will serve as the administrator of the facility in the absence of the administrator. Please forward expressions of interest to: Grace Roy, Director o{ Human Resources, ERCC, 1175 Beverly Pike, Elkins, WV 26241 or email to Cheryl Markland, James Martin, Sally McCormick, Andrew McMurry, Daniel McReynolds, Dale Mills, Patrick Noble, Tommy Pettry, John Richmond, Rebecca Romanello, Susan Saunders, Donna Breen Sparks, Clyde Steers, Terry Tallman, Anthony Jay Taylor, Jeri Martin Thomas, Ruby Meadows Wade, Doris Ward, Mary Lauretta Ward, Thomas Ward, Loretta Darlene Wills, Robert Wills, Sherry Gill Wills. 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. CFM MEETING The Campbell-Flannagan- Murrell House Museum Board of Trustees meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the house museum located at 422 Summers St., Hinton. All meetings are open to the public and all CFM members (card holders) are urged to attend. 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 what we don't understand. No one chooses his/her physical or mental biology. It is either Providence or luck of the draw that dictates our physical :abilities and mental uniqueness, even before our birth. The very ~enter of our identity will stay with us for our lifetime, barring some catastrophic destruction of brain cells. That being said, no infant is born with hatred for~those whom are different from themselves, that is acquired after birth. Hatred is learned from both care givers and peers. We must seek to answer what shapes each person's own deepest self-identity, moral values, and interaction with his/her society. I believe that every man, woman, and child would benefit from studying neurobiology. This would go a long way in stopping the cycle of xenophobia and an us verses them mind set toward others in our own nation. Society is usually centered around some kind of religion; however, religion can either be used to bind society together or to split society asunder• Jesus taught love for all mankind, but in many cases we, who call ourselves Christian, don't practice what Jesus preached. Let us love all mankind-- Jesus said, "Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out-- those who have done good will rise to live, and those whonot be published. Letters by E-mail have done evil will rise to be will notbe accepted unless followed condemned.~ (John 5:28:29, NIV). up with a signed letter. We carmot" do good if we hate other Letters will be edi~d for grandma, • ~ ' spening, taste, syntax, anu rider. peopm. Names will not be withheld. Rev. Jennings Angell, PhD, Address them to Letters to the FACMT Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV Hinton 25951. ~ STa amSNT DOLL RSi ~:~:. ~ : Total F/exibi/ity / . ct, itie, • . aund ,i,n ious Served Dini g ~~~ ,Housekeeping #~~~~~~" ' ~tional Medication Program Fine Retirement * Respites Caregiver Breaks & Trial Stays * 24 Hour Staffing 408 Timberidge Dr., z • -- or, ~0.~.,,~ v.._~ 5~. v "7˘ Ig.~.,~o~a,~o~q, RetlremV ent I "~m 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, sa,ad or dessert. ERCC is ~. 1 ~ t-bed ~.profiZ, shc~t-ternl/iong-aterm care and rehabititaSo~ facility set. i~ R.irld˘iph Cour, t); W~I EOE t f