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6 - Hinton News Tues. Sept. 5, 2017 Tommy Turner at Low Gap Workday urch ap omecomln The Low Gap Methodist Church Homecoming was held on Sunday, August 13, 2017. Located in the beautiful New River Hills near the community of Forest Hill, West Virginia, the church is surrounded by, the historic Low Gap Cemetery. Eugenia Brown welcomed everyone to the homecoming. The service was opened with the singing of the traditional hymns "The Old Country Church" and "Ready" with Randy Cook accompanying on the piano. Eugenia then introduced Paster Eddie Wills who opened the service with prayer. Pastor Wills, who has been presenting the sermon since 1996, then gave vn inspiring message. Many thanks go to Paster Wills and his wife Ginger for their dedication and service to the LOw Gap Homecoming. This church was served by Paster Wills' grandfather, Rev. M. N. Wills, in 1929 and again in 1941-1947 a-~ part of the Hinton- Bellepoint-Forest Hill Methodist circuit. Everyone then gathered in front of the church for a group picture which was followed by a Charleston, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will open a new exhibit to document early transportation and the construction of roads throughout West Virginia. The opening and small reception will take place Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program is free and open to the public. The exhibit will feature 48 photographs and an October 1935 road map from the collections of the West Virginia State Archives. Included are images of the early turnpike system predating the formation of West Virginia, early road construction, construction of Kanawha Boulevard, West Virginia Turnpike construction and New River Gorge Bridge construction. Other images include the condition of early roads throughout the state and the equipment and people that endeavored to improve these conditions. Many of the early road construction photos are from the wonderful covered dish picnic with plenty of food for all. For many of us, visiting the cemetery and remembering ancestors and family members buried there is a highlight of the homecoming. This is an historic church and,~cemetery .which dates back to before the Civil War. When regular church services were discontinued in the 1950's, the board of trustees purchased the church and cemetery property. Shortly thereafter, an annual homecoming was started and continues to be held each year. The earliest known burial in the cemetery is that of little Emma Allen who died in 1857. The LOw Gap Homecoming is held on the second Sunday in August and is the only service held each year at the church. Anyone with a connection to the area, church, or cemetery is encouraged to attend and to bring a friend. Special thanks go to those who gathered at the church on Saturday morning to clean and prepare for the Homecoming. 1920s and 30s depicting the conditions early motorists faced. Artifacts from the collection of the West Virginia State Museum and items loaned from the Department of Highways also will be on display and will feature a large replica of the New River Gorge Bridge. The display will discuss the James River and Kanawha Canal Company, the National Road, early development of the highway system after the invention of the automobile along with the construction of the West Virginia Turnpike, interstates and corridors. In Rddition to observing the history of transportation in the Mountain State and the governor's highway economic development program, this exhibit will mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the New River Gorge Bridge and the 50th anniversary of the collapse of the Silver Bridge. The exhibit will be on display through December and is located along the state museum exit gallery in the Great Hall of the Culture Center. FEMA Determination Letter Final Word If you're a survivor of the West You may take copies of the Virginia severe storms, flooding, documents to your closest Disaster landslides and mudslides of July 28- Recovery Center where a FEMA 29, 2017 and get a letter that says specialist can help you. your application for federal Find DRC locations by going assistance is "ineligible" or online at "incomplete," be sure to read the recovery-centers or by downloading letter all the way through to the end and using the FEMA app. You may to find out why. also call the FEMA helpline at 800- All applicants have the right to 621-3362. If you use TTY, call 800- appeal and many times a quick fix 462-7585. If you use 711 or Video will change the determination. Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621- Reasons for receiving an ineligible 3362. determination: Or mail copies of the needed Most common reason for documents within 60 days of ineligibility: you didn't provide receiving your letter to the address FEMA with a copy of a letter below. verifying your insurance coverage FEMA Individuals & and detailing your settlement. Households Program National FEMA needs this to process your Processing Service Center P.O. Box grant application. Your insurance 10055 Hyattsville, MD 20782-7055. company will be able to provide you You can also fax the documents the documents, to: 800-827-8112 Attention: FEMA Other reasons for ineligibility Individuals & Households Program. may include It's important to write the You did not sign the required registration number FEMA gave you documents, after applying for help on all You did not prove occupancy or documents; include the federal ownership, disaster declaration number, DR- Your identity may not have been 4331-WV. verified. If you have more questions: The damage is not to your Call the FEMA helpline at 800- The crowd lines up for food at the Alderson Town Picnic Nearly 200 people came together soon groaning with a delicious for food, fun, and fellowship on assortment of side dishes and Sunday evening, August 27 at the desserts brought by the attendees. Municipal Park in Alderson. The Billy and Dawn Painter had already picnic was jointly sponsored by the cooked the BBQ but the hot-dogs Town of Alderson; Alderson Park were put on the grill. Commission; Lions Cl.ub; Main An assortment of music from the Street; Alderson Volunteer Fire 60s and 70s enlivened the gathering Department; Senior Center; as a lot of visiting went on around Community Center; Women's Club; the picnic shelter. The kids ran and Lutheran Church; Blue Sulphur played on the ball fields and courts. CEOS; and too many volunteers to After a few short comments by list. Mayor Travis Copenhaver and a People from the town and prayer by Rev. Richard Lohmeyer, surrounding area were greeted by the eating began. the Blue Sulphur CEOs and given a Mayor Copenhaver said, "I really name tag as a way of insuring that appreciate the hard work of all those primary residence, but to a 621-3362. If you use TIT, call 800- secondary home or a rental property. 462-7585. If you use 711 or Video long=time residents became who put this together. It is great to Another member of your Relay Service (VRS), call 800-621- acquainted with newer comers and see our small town come together household may have applied and 3362. vice versa, and enjoy each other's company. It received assistance. Visit a DRC to speak with a Meat, drinks, and paper products is a bit of Americana which may be Your disaster related losses could FEMA specialist who can help you were provided and the tables were lost elsewhere but not here." not be verified, appeal. What you should do next: Locksmiths in ancient Egypt created a simple but effective pin tumbler lock that was made entirely from wood. it consisted of a wooden post affixed to a door, and a horizontal bolt that slid into the post. AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? Al-Anon Family Group' can help. To help them, you have to help yourself first. Meetings every Monday nights 7:00 p.m. b~e. hind the Child Advocacy Center at 411 Temple Street. For more information call: 466-2760. Thursday, September 7th 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center 200 Armory Dr. Beckley, WV 25801 This will be a panelof West Virginia health care professionals discussing how proposed health care cuts to programs like Medicaid, CHIPS, Medicare, and the ACA, will affect West Virginians. Moderated by Doris Se[ko with West Virginians for Affordable Health Care. NOTICE Make A Difference... Donate...Volunteer...Foster...Adopt. Janet L. Richmond, BSW LSW, Regional Director Children's Home Society of WV. Phone 304-647-3430. Fax- 304- 647-3589. For more information about the exhibit, contact Caryn Gresham, deputy commissioner for the division, at (304) 558-0220 or The West Virginia Division Of Culture and History is proud to be able to present its programs at no charge to the public but without a solution to the state's budget situation, this could be the last year that programs of this type could be offered. The division, led by Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith, is an agency within the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts with Gayle Manchin, cabinet secretary. It brings together the past, present and future through programs and services focusing on archives and history, arts, historic preservation and museums. For more information about the division's programs, events and sites, visit The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Open to the public. Sponsored by: Beckley Women's March, the Hinton Huddle, Mercer Resistance, Women's Huddle of the Bluefields, and Greenbrier Valley Women for Fairness.