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2 - Hi.nton News Tues. Sept. 12, 2017 [ lore an(t More People are Reading our Newspaper 1 I I [ 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 k Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (pleueprlnt) City. State Zip I L TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 Tech Topics Expert Tips For Parents To Help Their Children Declutter Their Digital Brand (NAPS)--Today, what people see about us online is as much of who we are as what people see in person. The prev- alence of social media and our need to record nearly every aspect of our lives place an importance on maintaining a positive and professional online identity and brand. Oftentimes, how we appear online can impact our real lives, includ- ing getting a job, earning an education or building relationships. This is especially important for to- day's younger generations, who will soon apply for college or start careers. Young professionals and high school and college students are comfortable living as much of their lives online as they do in person. While sharing their experiences online has become a normal aspect of life, it may have negative impli- cations if what they post is seen as lewd, unprofessional' or juvenile. There are countless examples of how To put their best self forward to pro- spective educators and employers, young people should review and re- pair their online presence. 2. Clean up and learn from social media history. Encourage your child to revisit old posts, photographs and comments across social media sites and take time to remove anything that might be questionable. When it comes to career-focused sites like Linkedln, make sure their information is profes- ByRoy C. Long RAILROAD RECOLLECTION More about Gene Autry: Reprint from The Train Dispatcher by permission: In 1934, when an apple was a meal, Okies by the thousands were migrating to California, praying they'd get a job picking fruit. Gene Autry, an Okie from a three street town called Ravia, came too. Autry, then 27, was the star of"The National Barn Dance," a weekly radio show on Chicago's WLS that was the "Grand Ole Opry" of its day. He had been summoned to Hollywood by serial king Nat Levine. Audiences were getting bored with shoot-'me-ups; Levine figured a few songs around the campfire might breath breathe life into the dying genre. It worked. Autry sang a couple of songs in a short called "In Old Santa' Fe" that starred the hard-ridin' Ken Maynard. Levine knew he was on to something. He immediately cast Autry in a short called "The Phantom Empire," a - get this - science-fiction Western. Autry survived it. His first feature film, the classic "Tumbling Tumble-weeds," came next. Gene created the singing cowboy in that movie, and the boffo box-office made him a star. Autry went on to star in 93 films and 100 half-hour television shows. He recorded more than 2,000 songs, 300 of which he co-wrote. In 1931, he received the first gold record ever awarded for "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine." In 1949, his wife, Ina Mae talked him into cutting, what he thought was a silly little song. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was the first record to go platinum, to sell a million copies. The cowboy earned $600,000 a year before World War II. After the ar online identities can cause someone to sional, career relevant and up-to-date ~, ~a~y ia.s~t once p~act[~zes.by" ~e(b~-~ "unproi:c~siona!, teach your children to . "ifig their children declutter their Online learn from their post history andavoid presence. Dennis Bonilla, executive similar future mistakes. dean of University of Phoenix's College 3. Update--and diversify--pass- of Information Systems & Technology, words. Cyber protection is as important compares digital brands to tattoos, and as a clean identity. A hacked account, warns that the content we post online or leaked information can make a per- can never be fully erased, son appear unprofessional, despite the "It is vital for parents to review digi- industry. ]he 10 to 15 minutes it takes tal brands with their children, especially to review your child's accounts and as they prepare to enter the professional strengthen and diversify their pass- chapter of their lives;' Bonilla said. "It words across sites could very well save may not seem cool to children to censor them the hours or days it would take to online content, but they will appreciate deal with a stolen identity--let alone the their parents' help in the long run" hundreds or thousands of dollars that Bonilla shared four tips for parents could cost. Make sure your child's new to help their children declutter and im- passwords are long, complicated, and prove their online identity, use a combination of letters, numbers 1. Perform an online audit. One of and symbols. the easiest first steps that parents can take 4. Serve as an example. As estab- is to perform an online audit with their lished professionals, most parents un- children to help them see what personal derstand the proper content to post to information about them is available on- social media sites. Use your accounts line. Young adults may not think about all and online identity as an example for the information that is available or how it your children. By posting professional can impact their life and career, Inappro- content, limiting the amount of infor- priate comments or photos could be the marion available online and positioning deciding factor in an interview or schol- yourself as a hirable candidate, you set a arship application. A quick search of their good example for your children to fol- name, school or job can provide a good low to ensure they improve and main- idea of what others can find about them. tain a good online identity. If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. --George MacDonald By Mary Kuhlman Charleston, W.Va. - A West Virginia journalist whose arrest drew national attention is off the hook. Prosecutors dismissed charges on Wednesday against Dan Heyman, a reporter for Public News Service, who faced six months of jail time for an incident in May at the State Capitol. The official complaint alleged Heyman caused a disturbance by yelling questions at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Heyman did not know at the time that Price was walking in a group that included White House adviser Kellyanne Conway. Heyman's attorney, Tim DiPiero, explains video evidence shows Heyman did not violate the law. "Dan was told to stay away from her, meaning Kellyanne Conway, and from the video, you can see he precisely does that - he stays away 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/ The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration. --Claude Monet I e There will be two events on Noon is the time to meet at Saturday, September 16, on the Clover Lick at the Depot. Signs will Greenbrier River to let people know direct you to the gathering. that the Greenbrier is proposed to Pence Springs event will start be crossed by two 42-inch pipelines, at 5 p.m .and will be held off route The. Atlantic Coast a Clover 12. There will be signs directing Lick, Pocahontas County, and the participants where to park by the Mountain Valley at Pence Springs, river. Summers County. The Double-Crossed events are Speakers will let participants sponsored by Greenbrier River know about the stage of the Watershed and West Virginia approvals for each pipeline, provide Rivers Coalition. the latest news on legal appeals, For more information contact and will discuss how people can 304 647-4792. continue to be involved. war, his yearly take rose to more than $1 million. And, we haven't gotten to the big numbers yet. It turned out the old cowboy was even better at putting deals together than he was at putting outlaws behind bars. Gene Autry is one of the richest men in America. He owns majority interest in radio and television stations across the nation. He owns the California Angels baseball team. He owns the 186-room hotel in Palm Springs that bears his name. He owns Melody Ranch, the 100-acre ranch in Southern California where most of his old movies were shot. He owns all of those movies, and 100 television shows, too. In the 30's, he and Jack Dempsey invested in oil wells; something like 30 or 40 were gushers. There are music publishing companies, collections of locomotives and antique cars. Autry settles behind a big oak desk in his office. "He doesn't want to talk about show business. He wants to talk about his early days, working on a railroad in Oklahoma. It was during those long nights in the 30%, years before we stepped on any stage, that he chose the values that have helped make him what he is today. Autry's father was a horse and livestock trader who worked and moved his family around whenever he felt like it. Autry worked on an uncle's farm in Oklahoma before landing a job with the Frisco Railroad. He started as a telegraph operator. To stay awake nights, he played guitar and worked on correspondence school accounting courses. One night, Gene was strumming the guitar and singing for himself when a craggy-faced man walked in to send a long wire. Autry dropped the guitar, but the fellow shook his isml head and told him to keep playing. "Say, you do a pretty good job with that guitar," the man said when the song ended. "You aught to get, yourself a job on the radio." "I didn't pay much attention to him, because I didn't know who I was talking to," Autry recalls. "I didn't know 'till I read the telegram. It was his column, and he'd signed it "Will." Will Rogers came in two or three times after that, and always gave me encouragement. When the railroad began laying people off, Autry knew his pink slip was as inevitable as taxes. "I thought, well if Will Rogers thought I was good enough to be on the radio, Ill take a shot at making records. I didn't quit the railroad. I took time off. I had a railroad pass, and I rode a chair car all the way to New York. His early records sold so well in it's stores, Sears offered him a radio contract on WLS, it's Chicago station. From 1937 to 1942, he was voted the top western star in Hollywood. He also began to "take inventory," he says. "If it wasn't for the royalties I collected from records and endorsements, I realized I could be in trouble. I knew more about radio than anything else, so I invested in radio stations. When television came along, I invested in TV stations. He made five films for Republic after the war, then formed Gene Autry Productions and made his own films. He was tl~e first major film star to appear on television. He ended up making 100 half-hour segments for "The Gene Autry Show." Not bad for a one-time ext~'a railroad telegrapher who could never get enough seniority to bid in a regular job. sse from her and runs ahead to catch up, that are helping Dan are part of a with Tom Price," DiPiero points out. larger movement by many, many "And then, within seconds, he's attorneys and journalists arrested with no other admonition, nationwide, who see protection of "DiPiero adds that while freedomof freedom of the press and our the press is important, it isn't always democracy as an obligation of our respected. Heyman says he's professions," she states. As for thankful for the outcome, as well as Heyman, he says he'll continue to the outpouring of support he's ask the tough questions onbehalfof received, those who can't. "I always felt like I would get a "The job of a reporter is to sort fair hearing from the court system, through this stuff, and to look out which I'm grateful for, because not for the interests of people who every reporter around the world can maybe are being ignored in the count on that," he states. "And I feel legislative process," Heyman states. like the free press is alive and "So, I felt like I was really doing my healthy in this country, in spite of job, and it was unfortunate that I some things that would tend to got into trouble for doing that. "Not undermine it. "Public News Service long after Heyman's arrest, a founder Lark Corbeil says she's also reporter for the Guardian was body appreciative of the help from the slammed by a congressman from legal team and journalism groups Montana, and a journalist was that continually fight for First pinned against a wall by security Amendment rights, guards at an FCC news conference. "The committed group of people 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. FARMERS MARKET The Summers County Farmers Market is now open. Market hours are Friday starting at 8 a.m. until noon or until the farmers sell out. The Market is located in the Lifeline Church Parking Lot, 505 Stokes Dr. Hinton. Please visit Summers County Farmers Market on facebook to learn more or contact the Summers County Extension Office, 304-466-7113. I< & W Pavin Free Estimates alei / ummers / 304-252-1815 or 04-384-3883 License #WV03088 Letter To The Editor Dear Editor: Every time I go out I am being asked the same question, so I thought I would write this. The last 125+ Hilltop Cemetery has been mowed, I was the one cutting it. For the first time in 25+ years I have been mowing it they ran out of funds to have the last mowing of the season done. Bobby Cox stepped up and offered to do the final mowing, free of charge. So show him some support and blow your horn if you see him up there. Thank you, Greg Harvey Talcott HEALTH SCREENINGS Life' Line Screening, a leading provider of community based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 322 Third Ave. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup a leading cause ot stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation irregular heartbeat) and. an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early. Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/ community circle and receive your "Community Circle" discount and your Preferred Appointment! [" Main Street Care Certified nursing assistant applications being accepted Now accepting private pay and Medicaid residents A small .nursing home located on 3rd floor of summers county hospital. 304"466"6090 ![L, i i !r Have a plumbingpr0blem? Calll D0nnie Zimmerman for quick, efficient, friendy service anytime, any day. 304-222-2630 Licensed Master Plumber LETTERS POLIC]f 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 not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. 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