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"[his year, the Y awarded over 27,000 scholarships for free water safety lessons to children in underserved communities. Learn more at www.ymca.net/watersafet y. Proposed cuts to rail programs to hundreds of towns would not only cost construction and manufacturing jobs, but will place a disproportionate amount of pain on rural and working-class com- munities. Learn more from the National Association of Railroad Passengers at www.TownsWithoutTrains.com. An easy, elegant way to keep your backyard in style is with colorful, du- rable concrete pavers. They can im- prove your family's quality of life now and your home's curb appeal when the time comes to sell. Learn more at www. concretepavers.org and www.icpi.org. An insightful new book, "The Listening Leader: Creating the Conditions for Equitable School Transformation" (Wiley) by Shane Safir, co-principal at June ~ordan School for Equity, can help schools beat the odds to create better scholars. 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Machines such as the Bowflex HVT and Bowflex BXT216 treadmill have added motivational features that make them the perfect solution. Learn more at www.bowflex.com/hvt and www.bowflex.com/treadmills. Food Ideas: Perfect for summer-- Smoked Chicken and Baby Kale Salad with Creamy California Avocado Dress- ing! For California avocado recipes, visit the California Avocado Commission at Califi~rniaAvocado.com. By Roy C. Long J. RAILROAD RECOLLECTION More about Gene Autry: Reprint from The Train Dispatcher by permission: In 1934, when an apple was a meal, Okles by the thousands were migrating to California, praying they'd get a job picking fruit. Gene Autry, an Okle 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 Oprf 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 war, his yearly take rose to more t~han $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. GeneAutry 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 oflecomotives 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's, 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 i -- 0.. surance By Wendy Holdren, The Register- largest decrease in its uninsured Herald rate among the 50 states. BECKLEY, W.Va.--Data released"Thanks to the Affordable Care Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau Act, and West Virginia's decision to shows that the number of Westexpand Medicaid, more people are Virginians without health insurance getting the care they need to go to was reduced in 2016. work, take care of their kids, and be The data on health insurance healthy, productive members of coverage showed that 96,000 West society," said Sean O'Leary, West Virginians lacked health insurance Virginia Center on Budget and in 2016--a decrease of 12,000 from Policy Interim Executive Director. 2015. "The Affordable Care Act and In 2016, 94.7 percent of WestMedicaid expansion have also been Virginians had healthinsurance, vital in helping to stem the West Virginia Center on Budget disturbing tide of substance abuse and Policy said in a release that the and opioid addiction that has state's gains in health coverage are plagued West V/rginia." due primarily to the Affordable Care Efforts to repeal and replace the Act. Affordable Care Act have, to date, Between 2013 and 2016, the been rejected because they would share of people without health have: taken health coverage from insurance in the Mountain State tens of millions, including 284,000 declined from 14 percent to 5.3 West Virginians; ended Medicaid percent. Under the Affordable Care expansion and sharply cut Medicaid Act, West Virginia has had the 5th for seniors, people with disabilities Capito and Manchin Announce Funding for Marshall and WVU Workforce Training Programs Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators program.As a member of the Senate Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Appropriations Committee, I was Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced glad to advocate for expanding $532,384 in federal funding from the treatment for those in need of U.S. Department of Health and mental health and addiction services Human Services (HHS) for the especially in rural and medically Behavioral Health Workforce underserved areas, and I look Education and Training Program at forward to positive outcomes that West Wn inia University (WVU) and will result from this investment," Marshall University. Senator Capito said. This program helps fund clinical "Equipping our next generation of internships and field placements for behavioral health professionals is so various behavioral health important in West Virginia's fight to occupations to expand the mental end the opioid epidemic," Senator health and substance abuse Manchin said. "I'm pleased to see workforce serving children, this funding head to West Virginia adolescents and young adults who University and Marshall University have or' are at -risk of developing and I will continue to fight for the behavioral health disorders. Last resources West Virginia needs to week, with the support of Senators ensure every community has access CapitoandManchin, the Labor HHS to quality mental health and bill that passed out of the addiction services." Appropriations committee included Individual awards listed below: $50 million for the program. $318,816 - West Virginia "This fundingis welcome news to University; $213,568 - Marshall the West Virginians who rely on this University head 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 kno@ '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. Letter To The Editor Like To Thank Dear Editor, I would like to thank Shalom Tazewell for her thoughtful and informative letter about climate change printed in the Sept. 5 edition of the paper. Year by year, we are seeing the reality play out before our eyes in worsening floods, hurricanes, forest fires, droughts, and sea-level rise. Locally, we've seen higher temperatures, catastrophic flooding, tornadoes, and even an earthquake. I'd like to suggest one of the many things we can do to help stabilize global climate: plant trees. Trees have been a blessing to us from the dawn of time, providing us with homes, warmth, light, furniture, shade, food, oxygen, and fuel. West Virginia has blessed the nation with timber, and continues to do so. Now trees have a new benevolent role to play as climate saviors. With When the railroad began laying every tree we plant, we create people off, Autry knew his pink slip another"vacuum cleaner" removing was as inevitable as taxes. "I carbon dioxide from the atmosphere thought, well if Will Rogers thought and putting it into long-term I was good enough to be on the radio, storage. (As an added bonus, trees Yll take a shot at making records. I also create spongey forest soils that didn't quit the railroad. I took time absorb water and lessen the severity off. I had a railroad pass, and I rode of fiooding as severe storms become a chair car all the way to New York. more common.) His early records sold so well in So, for the sake of our children it's stores, Sears offered him a radio and our planet, let's plant trees! contract on WLS, it's Chicago Native trees, such as oaks and station., redbuds, are best for wildlife and the From 1937 to 1942, he was voted environment in general, but any tree the top western star in Hollywood. is going to help our climate. 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. Do you have an open spot? Space along a fence line or driveway? If so, you21 do us all a favor by filling such openings with trees. An inexpensive source is West Virginia's sta~e tree farm: Clements State Tree Nursery, accessed through htto:H When television came along, I www.wvforestry.com/, l've gotten invested in TV stations, vigorous, healthy trees from this He made five films for Republic source. Also, if you know of a site after the war, then formed Gene being cleared for some purpose, you Autry Productions and made his can rescue trees by transplanting own films. He was the first major small ones, and fall is a good time. film star to appear on television. He One source of information about ended up making 100 half-hour climate change is www.ipcb.ch. It's segments for "The Gene Autry the website for the Show." Intergovernmental Panel on Not bad for a one-time extra Climate Change, formed in 1988, railroad telegrapher who could with 195 member nations and never get enough seniority to bid in hundreds of scientists at its disposal. a regular job. Another is A1 Gore's new move, An .e and kids; raised premiums and.. Inconvenient Sequel, which wil) be shown in Hinton on Sunday, Oct, 15, at 1:30, location TBA. Betsy Reeder Branch LETTERS 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. 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. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. _ ._ . I_ . -- 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. deductibles for millions of people; gutted protections for people with! pre-existing conditions; or handed out hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy, pharmaceutical companies, insurers and other corporations. West Virginia Center on Budgeti[ and Policy argues Congress should~l stand firm against any proposals that would reverse the health care gains created by the Affordable Care~ Act and instead turn to finding~ bipartisan solutions to strengthen the health care Marketplace. The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy is a public policy *- research organization that is nonpartisan, nonprofit, and statewide. The Center focuses on how policy decisions affect all West Virginians, especially low- and moderate income families. 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