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(Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) of "W. Water Festival" Volume 115 No. 18 Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday, September 12, 2017 50 Cents ur The Seventh Annual Hinton Area Foundation Autumn After Five event and auction will be Monday, September 25, 2017 starting at6 p.m. The event will be held in the beautifully restored McCreery Event Center in Historic Hinton. The doors will open at 5:30pm. Please, consider joining us for a fun evening in Historic Hinton. Guests will enjoy tasty hors d'oeuvres wine, beer, and a silent and live auction. All funds raised during this event benefit Summers County and assist the foundation in its mission. Auction items include everything from locally crafted art, antiques, d~cor, gift certificates and much more! The mission of the Hinton Area Foundationisto support educational, health, human service, artistic, public recreational, beautification and environmental, economic and other charitable projects through grants and scholarships. During the past year HAF has contributed over $180,000 to our community through grants, scholarships, medical aide and assistance, beautification projects and pass-through funds. This event is just one of the many ways HAF raises funds to improve the wellbeing of our fellow citizens and work to create a better community. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 the day of the event. You may purchase tickets from any board member, stop in the Hinton Area Foundation/Chamber office in Avis Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. or contact Stacy Ford, Chair at 304-575-7026. Please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.coml HintonAreaFoundation to view pictures of some of the items up for auction. We'll be adding new items until event. The Hinton Area Foundation would like to graciously thank our sponsors and donors for this year's event. To date our sponsors are: Friend Level: Lewis Nissan Triangle One Stop Bronze Level: Christy Kenna Fox, DDS Angell's Grocery-Sue Angell Silver Level: Benjamin Farley-Nationwide Insurance City National Bank First Community Bank Jim and Becky Browder J L Massie Insurance Agency, Inc. Regina Gwinn Eckle-State Farm Summers Physical Therapy Summit Community Bank To learn more about the Hinton Area Foundation and ways you may help please visit http://www. e Nell Jeffries, Assigned District Representative for Lower ~W presents Vice President of the Hinton Ruritan Club Jack Lester with a 25th Year Anniversary Certificate. August 24~,2017 On August 11, 1992; sixteen charter members of The Hinton Ruritan Club held their first meeting at. Say that officers remembered were Howard Creed, President and Margaret Hurley, Secretary. On August 24, 2017; 10 members celebrated 25 years with charter member, Mrs. Phyllis Creed, who has been an active member for the entire 25 years and Margaret Temple returning as a guest. A certificate acknowledging the 25th Anniversary was presented to Vice President, Jack Lester by Nell Jeffries, The Assigned District Representative of Lower WV. Mrs. Jeffries also told the story of the first meeting and gave each member a twenty-five-year pin with the quote 'q~ogether We Affect Change". In additionto Mrs. Jeffries, theclub was honored to have thefollowingguests attending the meeting in honor of this anniversary; Phil Jeffries, District Foundation Promotion Chair; Joe and Genevieve Wiley, Bonnie Rudden, Amity Whitelight, and Mary Darlene Cannon. The Hinton Ruritan Club works all year to raise funds for 2 Summers County High School seniors to receive scholarships, The Ruritan National Scholarship and The Howard Creed Memorial Scholarship. The Hinton Ruritan Club raises money through ho~ dog sales and receives donations from local people, local and out of state businesses, and from past recipients of gifts from T he Summers County Toy Fund. The club provides a 50/50 split of clothing and toys for 300 to 400 Summers County Children from birth to 12 years of age each December in honor of Christmas. Current Members attending the anniversary meeting were: Jack Lester, Vice President; Clista Lester, Sheila Allman, Secretary; Darrell Lilly, Treasurer; Mildred Lilly, Pam Mounts, Mike Temple, Teeya Mills, Rosemary Allman, and Becky S. Cole. The following members could not be with us on the date we celebrated but were with us in spirit Aileen Ellison, Jack and Vivian Ashley, and Scott Briers. Members we sadly lost this year were President, Jim Miller who passed away March 14, 2017 and Song Leader, Herb Ellison who passed away May 25, 2017. The Hinton Ruritan Club is looking for more energetic and enthusiastic members who would like to help us "Affect Change". Local businesses and individuals may become Associate Members. For more information please contact a current member or join us at our next meeting September 28th at 6:00 p.m. at The Market on Courthouse Square. Submitted by Sheila Allman, Secretary, Hinton Ruritan Club recipe lsaster: EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is part I of a two-part series on the heroin public health crisis in southern West Virginia. By Samantha Perry, Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. -- The deadly heroin cocktail killing scores of addicts in metro areas has made its way into the picturesque hills of southern West Virginia. Cutline Police scanner traffic, word of mouth and comments from officials all point to the fact that fentanyl is responsible for a multitude of deaths across Mercer and surrounding counties. "Anytime you put fentanyl in the mix with it, you're going to see deaths," Sgt. J.S. McCarty, with the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, said. "Not only are we seeing heroin and fentanyl mixed, we're seeing straight fentanyl." McCarty said the data he has seen indicates overdoses may be up. While southern West Virginia has not experienced mass casualties like the Huntington area, the number Of deaths attributed to heroin and fentanyl does seem to be on the increase. . , Fentanyl m a recipe fdr disaster, McCarty said. "If carfentanil hits The veteran trooper's words trail off as he pauses for a moment before vocalizing the drug's deadly consequences. "Ten milligrams (of carfentanil) is enough to kill a 15,000-pound African elephant. Less than a grain of salt is enough to kill a human being, It's about 10,000 times more powerful than morphine. About 2,500 times more powerful than heroin." Although southern West Virginia is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the prescription pill epidemic, McCarty said this has opened up the "market for heroin. "When the pills start drying up, if you're hooked on opioids, you have no choice but to switch to heroin," McCarty said. "It's opened up the door to the heroin market in West Virginia." A mother attending Southern Highlands Overdose Awareness Day event last week in Princeton knows fully the dangers of these deaths. She lost her daughter, nephew and niece to heroin. "They all overdosed," she said. "I Continued on pg. 8 This past Saturday, Sept. 9, communities across WV recognized our state's first responders during Heroes Day. Earlier this year Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation, based on a 2015 House Resolution, declaring the second Saturday of September as Heroes Day. ,These selfless heroes put others before themselves and deserve to be honored not only one day, but every day, " Gov. Justice said. "This wonderful group of men and women represent the very best of West Virginia. "Our great state is filled with heroes from all walks of life who work on the front lines to keep our neighborhoods safe and respond to a crisis at the drop of a hat," Justice added. During the devastating flooding in West Virginia in June 2016, and then again in July 2017, Gov. Justice got to" see, up close, many first responders in action. When the flood ripped through WV last year, and then when we exp.erienced flooding just a few months ago, our first responders did a fantastic job," said Governor Jim Justice. BARNS OF SUMMERS COUNTY- West Virginia Heritage An extract from the book for your enjoyment By Phyllis Campbell Whitley After the Civil War Whitley Jacob and Mary Elizabeth (Vought) Tabor left Giles County, Virginia to establish their home at Barger Springs. They purchased a large tract of land so each of their children would inherit a parcel ~)f land. India (Tabor) Rudisill, granddaughter of the original settlers, said that she knew this barn, at the home place, was built before 1916 but does not know who built it. She said there are stalls for horses, a place for hay in the loft, a place to store grain for the animals and room for some machinery. The boards attached to the barn as a ladder and the wooden door fasteners are representative of barns built in the early 1900's. Whitley Jacob and Mary Elizabeth's son and wife, Harmon and Lillie (Parker) Tabor, lived at the home place and cared for his at Barger parents until their deaths. Harmon inherited that parcel of the original tract and they lived there the rest of their lives. Their daughter and her husband, Jim and India (Tabor) Rudisill were able to retain the farm. Mrs. Rudisill, turned 95 in June, 2011 and continued to live at the home place until her death. She was a retired school teacher and was bookkeeper and general manager for her son Duane's business. She was also working on a book of her poems. Several poems relate to life experiences on the farm. The Trout I walked down to a sandy nook Where peacefully flowed a little brook. There I watched the fish swim by, And thought how good they'd be to fry. Soon a great big trout swam by, prmgs And my bait he did then spy. I caught him with my hook and sinker And fried him brown - the little stinker. Mrs. whitley is a lifetime member of the Summers County Historical Society. The book can be purchased at the Summers County Public Library or by order at barnsofsummerscounty. com. Mrs. Whitley's latest book is entitled "Photographer on Horseback- John C. Wiker'. It . details life of a photographer who lived along Little Wolf Creek in the early 1900s. It can be purchased from members of the Summers County Historical Society or by order at Sale of the Barn book benefits the Library and sale of the Wikel book benefits the Summers County Historical Society.