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2 - Hinton News Tues. Sept, 5, 2017 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 week subscription. Name Address (please print) L City. State Zip.__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 ,I I I I I I .J Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: If 9 out of 10 people tell you that your house is being robbed and the 10th person tells you not to worry about it, who will you believe? Chances are pretty good that you'll call the police and maybe even report that the 10th person is a likely suspect. Ninety-seven percent of the world's- climate scientists are telling us that climate change is robbing our planet and our children and grandchildren of a healthy and safe future. They also report that the principal source of greenhouse gases which is causing climate change is caused by human activity, in particular, the burning of carbon based fuels. The remaining 3% of the scientists who say climate change is a hoax work for the oil and gas industries and are motivated by short term profits, not the long-term well-being of Mother Earth. Over 50 years ago, scientists predicted that climate change would cause the following: An increase in extreme weather events (floods, record breaking downpours, heat waves, droughts, fire) Increase in infectious diseases that are climate sensitive (malaria, dengue fever, tick and mosquito caused diseases) Melting of the ice sheets and glaciers (contamination of fresh water sources in coastal areas, higher storm surges during hurricanes) An overall increase in air and ocean temperature (stronger storms, heat related illnesses, food scarcity) Air pollution (respiratory illnesses, decrease in life expectancy) From the Zika virus to devastating floods in West V'trginia to higher food prices to massive hurricanes, we've all experienced the truth of these predictions and witnessed the suffering of people from West Virginia to Texas to California to India to China as a restilt. We need car insurance in case We have an accident. We need home owner's or renter's insurance in case there's a fire. We need health insurance in case we get sick. Doing something about climate change is insurance for our planet. Why gamble on the only home we have? 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 Cmmty Council on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Wednesday, September 6: Tasty Meat loaf, Buttered Rice, Green Beans, Pears, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Summers County Senior Center Quilters will Quilt Today 10:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a,m. Thursday, September 7: Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Cole Slaw, Mixed Fruit, Whole Wheat Garlic Bread Margarine/Milk. Activity: Joshua Jones, Public Relation's Director with Hospice in Beckley will Speak on Available Services 11:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Friday, September 8: Chicken Alfredo w/Broccoli, Corn, Sliced Peaches, Italian Bread, Margarine/ Milk. Activity: Gospel Singing 11:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Shopping in Princeton. Sign up to go. Monday, September 11= Sloppy Joe, Cole Slaw, Scalloped Potatoes, Sliced Peaches, Whole Wheat Bun, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Bible Study with Rev. Don Hannah at 11:00 a..m. Bingo at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, September 12: Sauerkraut/Weiners, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Apple Crisp, Corubread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Kristin Shockey Dir. of Audiology from Greenbrier Audiology will speak on Hearing and Balance and Hearing Aids at 11:00 a.m. Healthy Steps at 10:00 a.m. Menu changes may occur due to availability of food or due to circumstances beyond our control. Addiction Screenings Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800-431-1754. To find out more about climate HEALTH SCREENINGS change, check out Life Line Screening, a leading climaterealityproject.org, provider of community based To help the people of Texas, please consider donating to the American preventive health screenings will be m our community on Wednesday, Red Cross. October 18, 2017 at First Shalom Tazewell Presbyterian Church, 322 ThirdAve. Talcott Ultrasound screenings to Identify FARMERS MARKET risk factors for Cardiovascular The Summers County Farmers disease include; Carotid Artery Market is now open. Market hours (plaque buildup a leading cause of are Friday starting at 8 a.m. until stroke),AbdominalAorticAneurysm noon or until the farmers sell out. (an enlargement or weak area in the The Market is located in the Lifeline main blood vessel that carries blood Church Parking Lot, 505 Stokes Dr. from the heart to the rest of the Hinton. Please visit Summers body), Peripheral Arterial Disease County Farmers Market on facebook (hardening of the arteries in the to learn more or contact the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an Summers County Extension Office, EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation 304-466-7113. irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive CFM HOUSE MUSEUM about your health by knowing your The Campbell-Flannagan- risks helps you and your doctor Murrell House Museum at 422 address problems early. Summers St., in Historic Downtown Register online TODAY at Hinton is open each Saturday from www'lifelinescreening'cm/ 1 to 4 p.m. for Free Tours. community circle and receive your For more information call 304- "Community Circle" discount and 445-5769. your Preferred Appointment! By Roy C. Long Notable Americans Who evening hour. enjoyed great popularity. He was Began as Railroaders: Gene Gene became so popular in the always represented as speaking to Autry. Reprint from The Train Sapulpa area that within three his listeners right from Melody Dispatcher by permission, years the radio show was his own Ranch and that his horse', He was a skinny, spindly and was being carried on other Champion, was with him. Actually youngster of 18 when he filled out stations, and being heard in several he does live on a ranch in the San his application for employment with adjoining states. Columbia records Fernando Valley called Melody the Frisco on June 14, 1925. He signed him to a recording contract Ranch. passed his physical examination, his and he was off to the races with his He did no movie or radio work book of rules and telegraphy test in first hit, which he also co-authored, from 1942 to 1945 when he served a satisfactory manner, and began "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine." in the United States Air Force from work as extra operator four days His "show-biz" commitments which he emerged as a Flight later, on June 18, 1925, at Weleetka, became so demanding, as well as Officer. Following the war, he Okla. He never landed a regular lucrative, that he resigned from the resumed his Sunday night radio railroad in October 1932. program for Wrigley, and formed his assignment during his seven years employment with the Frisco The year after he left the rallroad own independent film company for Railroad. (1933) he also left radio for awhile which he made 46 feature pictures. Born in Tioga, Texas, Gene Autry to make movies. His first was with During the years when he reigned learned telegraphy while hanging Ken Maynard in "In Old Santa Fe." supreme as the screen's top cowboy, around the MKT railroad station. His 13- chapter serial The Phantom his formula set the pace for many The agent taught him the trade in Empire' is still called a classic of its other westerns. For example, his return for Gene's sweeping out the type. He made over 64 pictures for pictures always had plenty of depot and helping with station work Republic Pictures. comedy relief in the person of Smiley after school and on Saturdays. Gene Autry was the first western Burnette, and also had the tops in Frisco dispatchers who worked with star to show up among the top ten Western ballads, such as "South of him during his service remember money makers in Hollywood. He the Border." him as a pleasant, attentive young remained in the select company from A musical group called "The Sons fellow who was dependable and 1937 until 1942. He was also the ofthe Pioneers" supplied the musical reliable, although sometimes a bit first star to make money from backing for Gene's numbers in many hard to raise on the wire. Gene allowing his name to be associated of his features. A young man worked an extended temporary with merchandise, and has had as appearing as a member of the group, vacancy at Sapulpa, Okla., and it many as 100 products on the market and who later became known as was here that he auditioned at a at one time, bearing his name and "The King of the Cowboys" was Roy local radio station, first getting a likeness. Another "first" for Autry Rogers. sustaining" job playing his guitar was in 1950 when he became the Sor~gs he introduced which have and singing. In 1926, he acquired a first movie cowboy (and perhaps the sold over a million copies include sponsor and was put on the radio first ex-railroader) to be named as "Mexicali Rose" and "Here Comes station payroll, workinghisrailroed one of the ten best dressed men in Santa Claus." His rendition of America. =Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" job from midnight until 8:00 a. m., and doing the radio program first in Starting in 1940, his coast-to- brought him a platinum record after the afternoon, and later at an coast radio shows for Wrigley Gum sales passed two and a half million. reement on E By Jim Ross, The State Journal Charleston, WV. Mylan NV has agreed to pay the federal government $465 million to resolve allegations it over billed Medicaid for its EpiPen device. The Justice Department hailed the agreement, whi~e Mylan said it was old news in that itwas formally agreeing to a settlement it reached late last year. "This settlement demonstrates the Department of Justice's unwavering commitment to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for schemes to over bill Medicaid, a taxpayer funded program whose purpose is to help the poor and disabled," Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler of the Department of Justice's Civil Division said in a prepared statement. "Drug manufacturers must abide by their legal obligations to pay appropriate rebates to state Medicaid programs." In her statement, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch said, "As we said when we announced the settlement last year, bringing closure to this matter is the right course of action for Mylan and our stake holders to allow us to move forward." Congress enacted the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program to ensure that state Medicaid programs were not susceptible to price gouging by manufacturers of drugs that were available from only a single source, according to the Justice Department. Single source, or brand-name, drugs are subject to a higher rebate that is payable to Medicaid and that increase, if the price of the drug outpaces the rate of inflation. Generic drugs originating from multiple manufacturers are subject to lower rebates that until recently were not st/bjecttoinflationar~adjustments, o'f~' theMedicaid drug reua,~ The settlement resolves the government's allegations that Mylan, by erroneously reporting EpiPen as a generic drug to Medicaid despite the absence of any therapeutically equivalent drugs, was able to demand massive price increases in the private market while avoiding its corresponding rebate obligations to Medicaid, according to the Justice Department. Between 2010 and 2016, Mylan increased the price of EpiPen by approximately 400 percent yet paid only a fixed 13 percent rebate to Medicaid during the same period. The government also alleged that although Mylan was aware that its drug was not a generic, it nevertheless claimed generic status for EpiPen in the Medicaid program to avoid paying a higher rebate. The settlement resolves allegations brought in a lawsuit fried under the whistle blower provisions of the False Claims Act, which permits private parties to sue on behalf of the government for false claims for government funds and to " receive a share of any recovery, the Justice Department said. The whistle blower in this case was the pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi-Aventis US. It will receive about $38.7 million as its share of the federal recovery. Mylan has also entered into a corporate integrity agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General that requires an independent review organization to annually review multiple aspects of Mylan's practices relating to the Medicaid drug rebate program. "Our five-year corporate integrity agreement requires intensive outside scrutiny to assess whether Mylan is complying with the rules " " _1...~ The dental office of James C. Miller, DDS, located at 180 Main Street, Hinton WV is closing cn October 2, 1017 due to retirement. We thank you for your patronage and it has been" a pleasure to serve your dental needs. At your request, copies of your dental records can be made available by contacting this office at 304-466-3434 before October 30, 2017. Beginning in October, the front office will be open Monday Wednesday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to obtain your records. Also, references can be made available to other dentist if needed. Again, it has been an honor and privilege to serve the people of this community. program/~ said Gregory E. Demske, chief counsel to the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "In addition, the (corporate integrity agreement) requires individual accountability by Mylan board members and executives." According to Mylan, the settlement provides for resolution of all potential Medicaid rebate liability claims by the federal government, as well as potential. claims by certain hospitals and other covered entities that participate in the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The settlement allocates money to the Medicaid programs of all 50 states and establishes a framework for resolving all potential state Medicaid rebate liability claims within 60 days. The settlement does not contain an admission or finding of wrongdoing. Mylan will reclassify EpiPen Auto-Injector for purposes of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program and pay the rebate applicable to innovator products effective as ofI April 1, 2017, the company's: statement said. 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. "Your Full-Service PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. If your loved one is struggling with drug abuse of any kind, now is the time to get them the help they need. Learn more about the signs of heroin addiction. If you believe one of your loved ones is abusing drugs, learn how you can make a difference by visiting http:// www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/ drug-rehab/ PUBLIC NOTICE The Summers County Dilapidated Structure Committee will meet quarterly the third Thursday at i p.m. in the Summers County Memorial Building. The 2107 Meeting Dates are as f September 21, 2017 December TBA Regular Meeting Agenda Welcome and Determination of Quorum Old Business Review and Approval of Minutes New Business Other Business Adjourn For more information contact Stacy Ford, 304-466-7113 or email sford2@wvstate.edu BUS TRIPS Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Sr Circle is sponsoring the following bus trips in 2017. Tuesday Nov. 28th to Barter Theatre. Show "Irving Berlin's White Christmas". Amusical. 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. n Main Street Care Certified nursing assistant applications being accepted Now accepting pr'.wate pay and Medicaid residents A small nursing home located on 3rd floor of summers county hospital. ,,, 304"466"6090 I I IIII Ii'[1 I I Have ..... ' a plumbmgpr0blem? Caill Donnie Zimmerman for quick, efficient, friendy service anytime, any day. 304-222-2630 Licensed Master Plumber LETTE~ 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 ~nust include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Lettersby 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. OFFICE HOURS Hinton News is open Monday thru Thursday Business Hours: Mon. & Tue.: 9 am to 4 pm. Wed.: 9 am to 12 pm. Thurs.: 9 am to 4 pm. n Service Station" 466-0133 For Pay At the Pump Gas & Diesel Fuel ALL TIRES." 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