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Hinton News Tues. Sept. 12, 2017 ommu it o WALK FOR HER LIFETIME The Walk for Her Lifetime Committee will hold its Annual Walk Event at Bellepoint Park on October 7, 2017. Pre-registration fee is $15.00 which also guarantees you a free t-shirt in your size. Preregistration forms can be found on Walk for Her Lifetime's Facebook page or you can get one from a Committee Member. The cuteffdate is September 17th at noon. You can also find them at Stacy Ford's office in the Memorial Building. The registration fee the day of the walk will be $20.00. We cannot guarantee you a shirt if you don't pre-register. If we have a few let~ we will give them away on a first come first served basis the day of the walk. Remember, all the money raised at this event stays in Summers County for our residents who need a mammogram and cannot afford one or who needs financial assistance for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. See you at the park! 2017 CHRISTMAS WALK Walk thru the historic Churches of Hinton as you remember and ponder the meaning of Christmas. This year's walk will be on Saturday, December 9, starting at 6 p.m. SUMMERS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Summers County Historical Society will meet Tuesday evening, Sept. 19, at the Ben Vest farm on Mt. View Road in Jumping Branch. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bring salads, desserts, drinks, etc. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided. We will eat at 6:00. Jack Wills will give a short program on mills and the Cooper Mill in particular. The public is invited and all LIBRARY FRIENDS MEETING There will be a change in the next Friends meeting. It will be at 5:00 p.m. instead of 4 p.m Tuesday, September 12. Hopefully this will make it easier for working folks to attend. Everyone and anyone welcome. See you there! VETERANS MUSEUM HOURS The Museum will be open each FALL REVIVAL Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00 p,m. Fall Revival Services will be held Historical Displays range from October 1-14 at the Pence Springs Early frontier days, the Community Church 7:00 p.m. Revolutionary War, The Civil War, Speaker: Robbie Merritt. World War I, World War II, Korea, Pastor Roger Persinger and theViet Nam, and to the Present Congregation invites everyone to Mideast. attend. Tour guides are present. Admission is free. DEMOCRATIC MEETING The Summers County Democratic FALL LADIES CONFERENCE Executive Committee will meet at 6 Riverview Chapel will be having p.m. on Monday evening, September a Fall Ladies Conference on 18th, at the Log Cabin, 238 Main Saturday, September 23rd from 10- Street in Avis. We will discuss pros 3. Contact Cathy Ross for more and cons of the road bond issue, and details and to reserve your seat. 304- other subjects. The public is invited. 466-0769. LIBRARY FRIENDS MEETING GIRL SCOUT NEWS Friends of the Library will meet The Summers County Girl Scout at 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September Program will kick off the 2017-18 12, at the Library. Please try to year with a Pool Party at Pipestem attend this important meeting. State Park Indoor Pool on Sunday, September 24 from 1-3 p.m. All Girls K-12 and families are invited. Cost of event is $3 per girl which includes patch and $4 for all other swimmers. For more information, contact Karen Eagle at 304-573- 0178 or summerscountygirls Troop leaders are needed for Brownies (grades 2-3) at HAE and Cadettes (grades 5-8) ar SMS. All girls in grades K-12 are invited to join our program. JAM SESSION Jumping Branch Nimitz Senior/ Community Center will; be having a Jam Session on Sat. 16, 2017 at 5:30 till?? Center will have hot-dogs and baked goods for sale. Bring a song, instrument, or story or poem, and enjoy an evening of music and fellowship. The Center is raising money for needed repairs of the building. The Center is Located on Rt. 3 behind the Jumping Branch School. The DILAPIDATE STRUCTURE more the merrier. All ages areThe Summers County welcome! Dilapidated Structure will meet Thursday, September 21 at 1 p.m. CAR SHOW at the Summers Memorial Building. The Talcott Fire Dept. will be Please contact Stacy Ford for having a car show in conjunction further information at304-466-7113 with their annual pig roast October or ,sford2, 1 4th. The show will be from 10:30 Regular Meeting Agenda: a.m. to Welcome and Determination of 1:30 p.m. Registration is from Quorum; Old Busines; Review and 10:30 a.m. to 1 1:30 a.m. and the fee Approval of Minutes; New Business; is $10. Contact Jackie for more OtherBusiness;Adjourn. information 304-661-0322. Pig roast will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. members are encouraged to attend. RETIRED SCHOOL LADIES CONFERENCE EMPLOYEES Ladies Conference Riverview The Summers CountyAssociation Chapel will be having a Fall Ladies of Retired School Employees Conference on Saturday, September (SCARSE) will meet on Saturday, 23rd from 10-3. Contact Cathy Ross September 23rd in the facilities of foi" more details and to reserve your the Hinton First United Methodist seat. 304-466-0769. Church. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will NOTICE include a business meeting and a Due to computer conversion, the legislative report! Lunch will be office of the Summers County servedatacostof$14.00perperson. Circuit Clerk will be closed on In order that sufficient preparations Monday morning, October 2nd. can be made those planning to eat should call 466-3389 by Sept. 16. All The office will open at 1:00 p.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. members are urged to attend and Linda Brumit, Summers County prospective members are invited. Circuit Clerk. Evening of Hope at Lifeline where lit luminaria bags line the lot. ~hurch You have the opportunity to walk Sponsored by Summers County around & look at all the bags, once Loving Hearts Team. again honoring & celebrating. This On September 16, 2017 the portion of the program is always Summers County Loving Heartsvery moving. Team is sponsoring the third annual We are currently taking orders for Evening Of Hope Luminaria Service luminaria bags. The costs of the bags at the Lifeline Church in Hinton. are $5.00 for white bags & $10.00 We will have a dinner from 4-7 for purple/white bags. To order a p-m- in the fellowship hall of the luminaria, see any member of the church. Cancer survivors andSummers County Loving Hearts children under 4 eat free. The cost Team or you may contact Teresa for all others is $5.00. Mann at 304-712-8647, Betty Miller After dinner, we will go into the at 304-923-6672 or Melanie sanctuary for the program that Grimmett at 304-466-5519. celebrates survivors & caregivers, Thank you in advance for your those still in their battles & honor support for this event. All proceeds those we lost. Most of all, we from this evening go to the American celebrate HOPE. Cancer Society so that we can When the program concludes, we continue the HOPE for a cure. will be lead out to the parking lot Hope to see you there. about your club, church group and civic organizations, births, engagements, weddings, academic honors, men and women in the armed services, sports and all community activities. To be considered for publication, items should be timely, either typed (NOT in all caps) or printed legibly. The best ,ay to send an article by e-mail is to cut and paste the article in to the body of the e-mail. The best way to send a photo isjpg. They should be sent as an attachment only. COMMISSION MEETING The Summers County Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Office at the Courthouse on the second Wednesday of each month. The Session for Sept. 13 will be Wednesday, Sept. 13. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk before Sept. 13 at 466- 7104 if you have any questions or if you have items for the agenda. ACWP ACWP is a non-profit al: volunteer group of individual whose goals are to rehome pets and assist families who need help payin[ for spay and neuter of dogs and cats We will rehome entire litters o: puppies who will receive veterinar~ care before going to their forevel homes. If you would like us to visii your educational event please give us a call. 855-984-7387. For spay/neuter assistance go tc and fill out a Voucher Request Form. If you see a dog or cat in a neglectful situation please call the sheriff. If you see a stray dog on the road please call the Animal Control Officer. 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". A musical. 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 i~ owned in part by physicians. MASONIC MEETINGS Hinten Masonic Lodge # 62 meets 1st. and 3rd. Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. | Dr,/or Sat. Sept. 2 A recipe for disaster: Mercer County Commissioner Part 1 of 2 and Community Connections Continued from pg. 1 Director Greg Puckett calls the fought it with my daughter for 16 drug scourge a "catastrophic years." cultural failure." The morn said her daughter "It has forever changed our started using heroin after she views on the world as we once knew was kicked out of a methadone it," Puckett said. "If this were 9/11, treatment program, we would have thrown ever single 'They threw her out. She found thing at it to help fix the problem. out the next high was heroin," the Instead, we will see nearly one-half mother said. "She came to the house million people ,lose their lives in the and her ares were black. She used next 20 years." to hate needles. We had to hold her Puckett said West Virginia is down as a child to give her shots." inundated with addiction, but no The morn lost her daughter on one wants to change. June 7, 2016. She was 32 years old, 'We're still a pill-driven addiction and left behind a 6-year-old son. society," he said. 'There are still too" The mother explains that the many pills readily available on the heroin was mixed with rat poison, street. But heroin is here, and it's which is what killed her daughter, going to increase." "She called at 3 a.m. that day she Puckett.said they are now seeing died. She said, 'Morn, if I don't find a rise in theft numbers of elderly God today I'm going to die.' " individuals. Addicts are stealing McCarty said addicts don't knQw in an attempt to satisfy their the ingredients of the substance cravings. they are injecting. "Once the pills start going "It's a roll of the dice anytime down, and you are getting them you shoot that into your arm," he off the streets, it's a supply-and- said. "It could be mostly fentanyl, demand issue," Pucket said. "And it could be mostly baby powder, that's when you see start seeing It could be 10 percent heroin, 20 heroin, overdoses and public health percent fentanyl and 70 percent concerns." Ajax. You just don't know." McCarty said another deadly lU problem on the horizon is marijuana Local law enforcement officials laced with fentanyl, heroin and are also reporting an increase in carfentanil. He said intelligence overdoses, reports from source cities areas 'Tee go out on a lot of the where marijuana in southern West overdoses." Mercer County Virginia originates-- indicates this Sheriffs Department Chief Deputy is now a problem. Joe Parks said. "We used to wait "It'simportantthatparentsknow for the rescue squad to show up. the dangers out there," McCarty Now our first response, if we find said. "In the 1980s, Nancy Reagan somebody unconscious and are told had the 'Just Say No' campaign. it, s an overdose, is to immediately 'Just Say No' is not enough now. administer Narcan. If it's heroin, 'The main message for parents they immediately come out of and grandparents now is that there it. Unfortunately, when there's is stuff out there that will kill you fentanyl, it has mixed results." the first time you use it," McCarty Parks said the majority said. of unattended deaths he has McCarty said the national responded to in recent years are average age of a youth's first time overdoses. Paraphernalia at the experimenting with illegal drugs is scene usually verifies the death is 8 to 11 years old. drug related. 'Two years ago, the most '~es, there have absolutely been dangerous thing for a teen was more overdoses in recent years," crashing their car," McCarty said. Parks said. "For the unattended "Now, it's becoming hooked on deaths that I have responded to on opioids and dying of an overdose." dayshift, the overdoses outnumber Puckett said the 20-year problem the unattended deaths of elderly with drug abuse in our region has people." resulted in it being looked at as the Manchin Honored to ure Purple Pearl Harbor Heart for rvivor ers Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) helped secure a long overdue Purple Heart earned by Midkiff native, Wetzel "Sundown" Sanders. Sanders w~s assigned to service in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked the island of O'ahu on December 7, 1941. While assisting in repelling the Japanese attack, Sanders was wounded, receiving shrapnel in his right knee. The Purple Heart is a U.S. military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. Mr. Sanders served in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945. In December 2016, Sanders, who is 94 years old, authorized the office of Senator Manchin to assist him in this endeavor. Today, Senator Manchin spoke with Sanders to congratulate him and learn more about his service in Pearl Harbor. "Helping Wetzel secure this long- overdue Purple Heart is one of my greatest honors as a U.S. Senator," Senator Manchin said. "Wetzers service speaks for itself. It is because of brave men and women like Wetzel that we remain a safe, strong and secure nation. I thank Wetzel for his service and speak for all West Virginians when I say he makes me proud to be a Mountaineer." SC FARMER'S MARKET The Summers County Farmers Market has grown! The Market is now open twice a week. Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. -6 p.m. at the Hint0n Freight Depot located at 509 Commercial St. and Fridays from 8 a.m. -12 p.m, in the parking lot of Lifeline Church, 505 Stokes Dr. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh flowers, value added items and much more all grown locally! For more information visit Summers County Farmers Market on Facebook. g & Other thru Sun. Nov. 4 We Princeton, WV Every Sat. 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Princeton Flea Market on Oakvale Road Lewisburg, WV Every Sat. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Adkins Auto Parts across from Walmart Pence Springs, WV Every Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pence Springs Flea Market Pay Sam Black Church- at old Exxon Every Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ph: 1-855-440-SENG Cash - No Lot Too Small Or Large HINTON norm, and not a crisis. "It's a way of life," he said. 'To fix it, I hate to say this, but we're going to have to deal with a society that has a lot of martyrs -- a lot of loss, a lot of tragedy. It's going to continue to happen until we see a new norm." As bad as the overdose problem is, Puckett fears the worst is yet to come. "I don't want to sound pessimistic, but I've looked at the statistics," he said. "Statistics don't lie, and we don't have enough money to combat it." Coming: Part two of the two-part series on the heroin pubic health crisis in southern West Virginia. Scientists Discover A Better WayTo Clean Teeth (NAPS)--Here'S something to smile about: Silicon Valley researchers have discovered a way for you to get close to a professional cleaning every time you brush. The Problem Dentists and researchers agree that cavities, bad breath, and gum disease are all caused by dental plaque. Despite Americans spending over $1.8 billion on toothpaste annually, 90 percent of adults have gingivitis (gum inflammation and bleeding), and 64 million American adults have irreversible gum disease known as periodontitis. Furthermore, new research now links oral diseases to heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, Alzhei- mer's and more. Given these epidemic numbers, should you be looking for a different way to brush? Scientists have found a more effec- tive way to clean teeth. A Solution A Silicon Valley pharmaceutical company, Livionex, has invented what many consider a better way to brush your teeth. Clinical studies show that brushing with LivFresh Dental Gel re- duces dental plaque 2.5 times better than a leading toothpaste. That's .be- cause using the gel repels the bacteria and keeps plaque from sticking to the teeth for results that are close to a pro- fessional cleaning. One study showed that 100 percent of participants using the gel experienced a significant reduc- tion in plaque. Dental professionals like the fact that the gel does not contain triclosan, a toothpaste ingredient that has been : linked to cancer. In fact, LivFresh is safe for all ages. It contains all edible ingre- dients and does not contain abrasives and detergents found in conventional toothpastes. The gel has [~een developed with over 10 years of research in close collaboration with top U,S. universities, and currently has over 100,000 users. For more inf'ormation, visit www. or Amazon. Library Friends Meeting Friends of the Library will meet at 5:00pro on Tuesday, September 12, at the Library. Hope to see you then. Voter Registration Deadline Voter Registration Deadline for the Saturday, October 7, 2017 Special Election will be Monday, September 18, 2017. All address changes, party changes and new voter registrations must be made by that date to be eligible to vote in this Election. The County Clerk's Office in the Courthouse will be open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or you may call 466-7104 to receive voter registration application by mail.