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(Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) Home of "W. Va. Water Festival" Volume 115 No. 17 Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday, September 5, 2017 50 Cents HIN S Starting Tuesday, September 5th, in partnership with the Hinton Hope Foundation, select Hinton Restaurants will participate in Hinton Dines Out for Houston. Each day this week, a restaurant will donate a portion of your check/ .total to the Hurricane Harvey Relief. Tuesday 915 - Hinton 'McDonalds - 5 pm - 9 pro. 20 percent of your check will be donated. Wednesday 9/6 - Chestnut Revival - 10 am- 4 pro- a portion of your check will be donated. Thursday 9/7 - Hinton Dairy Queen - 5 pm to close - 20 percent of your check will be donated. Friday 9/8 - Kirk's Restaurant - ALL DAY - a portion of your check will be donated. The Hinton Hope Foundation Concord University would like to thank the restaurants for participating as our community helps those in need in Texas. Thanks in advance for your generosity in supporting the restaurants this week. If you have any questions, please can Laura Lilly at 304-573-5320. Laura Lilly Assistant Executive Director Hinton Hope Foundation P O Box 562 Hinton, WV. 25951 Hosting W Screening of WVPB Documentary oVietnam: West Virginians Remember ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University is hosting a community screening of the West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) documentary Vietnam: West Virginians Remember on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. The film will be shown in the Main Theatre of the Fine Arts Center on the Athens campus beginning at 2 p.m. The general public is invited to join Concord students, faculty and staff in dewing Vietnam: West Virginians Remember. There is no admission charge. The one-hour documentary, written and produced by award winning WVPB Executive Producer Suzanne Higgins, features the experiences of five West Virginia combat servicemen. Per capita, more West Virginians served and more West Virginians died in Vietnam than from any other tate. Vietnam: West Virginians iRemember profiles the five ~eterans approximately 50 years ~r their service, examining their ~ives before the war, chronicling their experiences of combat, and allowing these men to reflect on the ~npact of those experiences on the rest of their lives - and the lives of their loved ones. The film explores the reasons why more than 36,000 West Virginians served during the Vietnam War, and speculates on why the death rate was so high for West Virginians who served. It examines the conservatism and political environment of the time, both nationally and in the Mountain State It also traces public opinion of the war, from support of actions by 'the Kennedy administration through the U.S.'s ultimate pullout of Southeast Asia in 1973. WVPB was inspired to produce Vietnam: West Virginians Remember as a companion film to The Vietnam War, a Ken Burns' Public Broadcasting Service series that airs this fall, Scott Finn, executive director of WVPB said. Vietnam: West Virginians Remember premieres on WVPB on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Encore presentations are scheduled for Sept. 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. nightly. With an original musical score, Vietnam: West Virginians Remember threads the intimate conversations with the Vietnam veterans with background and analysis, using personal photos and home movies. Additional video and film was provided by the West Virginia State Archives, the James E. Morrow Library of Marshall University, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center at WVU Libraries. Visual material was also obtained through the National Archives, the Library of Congress, veterans groups, the U.S. Defense Department, and various private and public domain collections. For more information on the Concord screening of the documentary contact Chuck Elliott at celliott@concord.edu or 304-384- 5334. Additional information on Vietnam: West Virginimns Remember may be f~und by visiting https://tv.wvpublic.org/vietnamwv/ Vietnam: West Virginians Remember is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding has been provided by AARP, the WV Lottery, and Bowles Rice, Attorneys at Law. . AFP-WV Welcomes VP Pence, Urges Meaningful Tax Reform Organization Pleased with President Trump's plan to Unrig the Economy Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to speak to a group of business and policy leaders in West Virginia today. As Americans for Prosperity continues its close work with the Trump administration toward unrigging the American economy through comprehensive tax reform, activists across the Mountain State are energized by the unprecedented engagement from the White House, and look forward to the fight ahead. "It is truly heartening to recently have had both President Trump and Vice President Pence visit West Virginia to rally support for much-needed tax reform," said West Virginia State Director, Jason Huffman. "Congress has 'a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unrig and grow our economy with a simpler, flatter, and fairer tax code. But with holdouts like Senator Joe Manchin refusing to commit to substantial tax reform, despite many campaign promises to do so, now is the time for West Virginians to focus on holding lawmakers accountable." '~rax reform is too important to simply allow Sen. Manchin to cave to his far left allies in Washington, as he did under the Obama administration's economically devastating agenda. Our activists want to remind Sen. Manchin: Actions speak louder than words. We're counting on you to do the right thing by working families by supporting pro-growth tax reform." During the Vice President's visit, AFP-West Virginia will be sponsoring digital engagement to help citizens contact Senator Manchin and ask him to make good on his campaign promises by supporting President Trump's tax reform plan. For further information or an interview, reach Jacquelyn Cory at jcory@afphq.org Americans for Prosperity (AFP) exists to recruit, educate, and mobilize citizens in support of the policies and goals of a free society at the local, state, and federal level, helping every American live their dream - especially the least fortunate. AFP has more than 3.2 million activists across the nation, a local infrastructure that includes 36 state chapters, and has received financial support from more than 100,000 Americans in all 50 states. For more information, visit www. AmericansForProsperity.org Local author offers writing workshops at New River CTC [LEWISBURG, W.Va.] Author Belinda Anderson will hold two writing workshops at the New River Community and Technical College Campus in Lewisburg. Writing the Middle Grade Novel is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, and Business Writing: I Making the Right Impression v~ill be held on Tuesday, September 2B. Both classes are from 10 a.m. to n oon. The middle grade novel class offers unique challenges for writers. Anderson will share tips and offer an extensive sampler of what's being written today, about community educationclasses The workshop is designed both at New River CTC or to register for those new to the genre and contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793- those seeking to fan their creative 6101 or gkincaid@newriver.edu. embers. New River Community and The business writing workshop Technical College serves nine" outlines how to present yourself counties in southeastern West through the written word, whether Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley you are representing yourself via Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer social media or various forms of County Campus (Princeton), mail. NicholasCounty Campus Pre-registration for Writing the (Summersvine) and Raleigh County Middle Grade Novel is required by Campus (Beaver/Beckley). September 12 and September '19 for the business writing workshop. The cost is $40 for each workshop. For more information (Picture left to right Mike Cales and James Standard) tion uments In addition to re-leveling and epoxying the damaged monuments at the Rollynsburg Talcott and the Second Baptist Church AKA Talcott 2 and 1 cemeteries the men of both churches and friends have decided to undertake the cleaning of the monuments. The Do No Harm method is utilized in accordance with the procedures set forth by the Cemetery Conservators for United Standards and other notable cemetery preservation associations. It is important to understand that the purpose of cleaning headstones is to help preserve them not to make them look new just clean. D/2 Biological Solution is the cleaning product currently being used. Benefits of D/2 are that it is fast acting, biodegradable, contains no acid, salt or bleach, safer to use around plantings and is not a hazardous material. A small amount of the projects that D/2 has been used on are the Alamo, Biltmore Estates, Gettysburg National Cemetery, Harper's Ferry, Holocaust Museum, Montana State Capitol, and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Due to the vast amount of stones that need cleaning emphasis will be placed on current and past financial contributors. After these stones are completed stones will be randomly selected by the individual performing the cleaning. The stone pictured is Bessie Sherwood Maddy the aunt of Mary Lively Rogers. Mary has informed the author that this stone was quarried from a Carrara marble quarry near Carrara Italy. These quarries were the source of the marble used by Michelangelo for the statues of David and Pieta, the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Normandy France, Peace Monument Washington, DC and numerous other monuments and buildings. The Rollynsburg Cemetery Committee would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Pastor Stalnaker for his help with the grass cutting (at the young age of 86) and for his positive verbal support in the pulpit and out in the community. Beth churches welcome any and all inquiries pertaining to the Do No Harm preservation method please contact either church for more information. "Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what king of people you have" -Benjamin Franklin West Virginia University Extension Service will present a community educational program entitled "Emergency Preparedness Basics" on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Summers Memorial Building Auditorium located at 451 1st Avenue, Hinton. This free program will provide attendees with some basic guidelines and resources that will allow them to plan for and deal with emergency situations with a higher level of safety and comfort than those that are unprepared. Most everyone is accustomed to dealing with the occasional loss of utility services due to storms, system upgrades, or regular Extension to Offer Emergency Preparedness Basics Program maintenance. Emergencies are a different matter. The Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary defines an emergency as an unexpected and usually dangerous situation that calls for immediate action. The derecho storm that hit the eastern United States on June 28, 2012 caught most households, businesses, and public agencies unprepared to deal with the destruction and inconveniences in its aftermath. Similarly, the floods that have occurred the past two summers in West Virginia have created not only significant property damage, but have also led to the loss of lives as well. Emergencies are going to happen. A common element of emergencies is the speed at which they occur. This fact emphasizes the need for individuals, families, and businesses to have a plan and resources ready to immediately respond to an emergency. The "Emergency Preparedness Basics" program will be taught by Rick Moorefield, a WVU Extension agent in the Community; Economic, and Workforce Development (CEWD) Unit. For more information, contact Moorefield in the Summers County Extension Office at 304-466-7113 or via email at rick.moorefield@ mail.wvu.edu. West Virginia to Observe National Voter Registration Month; Remind Voters of September 18th Deadline Secretary of State Mac Warner announced today that he is leading the effort to promote September as National Voter Registration Month. Secretary Warner encourages voters to participate by registering to vote or checking their registration status for the upcoming Special Election. He is also asking county clerks, the West Virginia Press Association and the West Virginia Broadcasters Association to help in the effort to encourage civic participation. "Registering to vote and monitoring any change in registration, such as polling locations changes and status of the registration, will ensure that there is no confusion on election day when exercising your civic duty to vote," Warner said. However, he sends an urgent reminder to those registering: the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming road bond amendment is on or before Monday, September 18th. The special election to consider a $1.6 billion road bond amendment is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th. Early voting for the special election begins on Friday, September 22nd and continues (except on Sunday's) until Wednesday, October 4th. Warner said his Office will focus on voter registration until the end of the day on September 18th. "Of course, eligible West Virginia residents can register to vote at any time during the month of September by going online or stopping in to see their county clerk," Warner said. "But our primary focus for National Voter Registration Month will be from September 1st to September 18th. We don't want to confuse voters who register after September 18th and expect to vote in the Special Election. They will not be eligible if they register after the 18th," Warner said. Since Warner took office on January 16th, the Elections Division has worked with all 55 county clerks to register 25,707 new voters throughout the state. During the same time period, the clerks have removed 67,483 outdated, deceased and illegible voters from the state's database of registered voters National Voter Registration Month is a project of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). The initiative was started by NASS in 2002 to encourage voter participation and increase awareness of federal, state and local elections. Citizens can either register to vote with their county clerks, at the Division of Motor Vehicles,or online at ovrlsos.wv.gov. 4