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14 - Hinton Ne~vs Tues. Sept. 19, 2017 Early/Absentee Voting Information Early voting will be conducted in the County Clerk~s Office at the Courthouse during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Friday, September 22, 2017 until Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Saturday, September 23rd and Saturday' September 302a the hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last day to vote an early ballot will be Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Any registered voter can vote during this Early Voting period. If you have any questions, call Mary Beth Merritt,, County Clerk at 304- 466:7104. Applications for mail in Absentee Voting will be accepted only until October 2, 2017 and must be in the County Clerk's office on this date. An application must be filed with the County Clerk and then theAbsentee ballot will be sent to the applicant who meets the requirements. NOTICE Effective September 22, 2017 the Summers County Circuit Clerk Office will no longer accept Passport Applications. Please call our office for your nearest acceptance facility. NOTICE Due to the conversion of our computer system to E-File, the office of the Summers County Circuit Clerk office will be closed on Friday morning, September 29th and on Monday morning, October 2nd. Open to public on Friday, September 29, 2017: 1:OO p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Monday, October 2, 2017:1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. VETERANS MUSEUM HOURS The Museum will be open each Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00 p,m. Historical Displays range from Early frontier days, the Revolutionary War, The Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Viet Nam, and to the Present Mideast. Tour guides are present. Admission is free. ....... FALL LADIES CONFERENCE Riverview Chapel will be having a Fall Ladies Conference on Saturday, September 23rd from 10- 3. Contact Cathy Ross for more details and to reserve your seat. 304- 466-0769. 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 Hinton Freight Depot loca~d 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. 2017 CHRISTMAS WALK Walk thrn 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 Read 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 members are encouraged to attend. FALL REVIVAL Fall Revival Services will be held October 1-4 at the Pence Springs Community Church 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Rebbie Merritt. Pastor Roger Persinger and the Congregation invites everyone to attend. CAR SHCW The Talcott Fire Dept. will be having a car show in conjunction with their annual pig roast October 1 4th. The show will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 1:30 a.m. and the fee is $10. Contact Jackie for more information 304-661-0322. Pig roast will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. RETIRED SCI~OOL EMPLOYEES The Summers CountyAssociation of Retired School Employees (SCARSE) will meet on Saturday, September 23rd in the facilities of the Hinton First United Methodist Church. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include a business meeting and a legislative report! Itunch will be served at a cost of $14.00 per person. In order that sufficient preparations can be made those planning to eat should call 466-3389 by Sept. 16. All members are urged to attend and prospective members are invited. FARMERS MARKET COMMUNITY MARKET The Alderson Community Market is now being hosted in the grass between the Visitor's Center and Wolf Creek Gallery, between the hours of 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. have not changed. Entering the Fall season has brought a variety of new produce to the market place. The week's tasting features fried green tomatoes with carmelized garlic, peppers, and onions. Music and children activities wil begin at noon. NOTICE SUMMERS COUNTY ARH Auxiliary Gift Shop now has RADA PRODUCTS for sale. Hours are: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sun. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. WALK FOR HER LIFETIME GIRL SCOUT NEWS CONTEST The Summers County Girl Scout Program will kick off the 2017-18 Did you know WFHL has 2 year with a Pool Party at Pipestem contest at every walk event? This , year the Event is on Saturday, State Park Indoor Pool on Sunday, September 24 from 1-3 p.m. All Girls October 7. Every year we give out K-12 and families are invited, trophiesto the group or organization Cost of event is $3 per girl which who has the most people present and includes patch and $4 for all other a trophy to the group that raises the most money. You also get bragging swimmers. For more information, rights for the wholeyear. Let's get a contact Karen Eagle at 304-573- little fun competition going. 0178 or summerscountygirls Get your group together and couts@gmail.com. Troop leaders are register as a group walk. Pre- needed for Brownies (grades 2-3) at registration forms are on our HAE and Cadettes (grades 5-8) ar Facebook page, at the WVU SMS. All girls in grades K-12 are Extension Office, Grandma's House, invited to join our program, and Southern Roots Beauty Shop. Pre-registration is $15 which WALK FOR HER LIFETIME includes a free t-shirt and The Walk for Her Lifetime registration the day of the walk is Committee will hold its Annual $20. Money raised helps people in Summers County with breast cancer Walk Event at Bellepoint Park on get a diagnosis and/or treatment October 7, 2017. Pre-registration fee financial aid. is $15.00 which also guarantees you a free t-shirt in your size. REVIVAL MEETING Preregistration forms can be found Revival Meeting at Chestnut on Walk for Her Lifetimes Facebook Grove Baptist Church. October 2 page or you can get one from a through 5 at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Committee Member. The cutoffdate Speaker: Pastor Mark Brandon. is September 17th at noon. You can Pastor Allen and congregation :also find them at Stacy Ford's office invites you to attend. in the Memorial Building. NOTICE The registration fee the day of the Do you have a diagnosis of breast walk will be $20.00. We cannot cancer or know someone who does? guarantee you a shirt if you don't Do you need a mammogram and pre-register. If we have a few lel~ we cannot afford one? Do you llve in will giv~ them away on a first come Summers County? If the answer is first served basis the day of the walk. yes Walk for Her Lifetime can help. Remember, all the money raised We are an organization that offers at this event stays in Summers mammograms and financial aid to County for oar residents who need those who have a diagnosis of breast a mammogram and cannot afford cancer. one or. who needs financial It doesn't matter if you have assistance for the diagnosis and insurance or not because we cover treatment of breast cancer, items most insurance does not. For See you at the park! more information call 304-288-9189 or 304-575-7026. Helping Kids Achieve (NAPS)--There's a pleasant, easy way parents and teachers can improve their own memory and mental devel- opment and help their children do the same. How? Simply by reading at least 15 Pages A Day in print. Expert Advice "Reading, like playing a musical in- strument or exercising, involves habit" explains Dr. Naomi Baron, professor of linguistics at American University. She studied students in the United States and found students who read digitally Reading with your kids benefits them and you. are more distracted. "Ninety-two per- cent of U.S. students found it easiest to concentrate when reading a hard copy," said Dr. Baron. "Students tell us they remember more when reading in print, spend more time when reading print and read more carefully than with digital texts" Adds Daniel Willingham, professor of psychology at the Univer- sity of Virginia, there's a "cost to com- prehension when students read from a screen:' What To Do To exercise your brain, pledge to read at least 15 Pages A Day in print. Share your involvement and invite friends to take the pledge using #15Pages on social media. Why It Matters The American Library Association says "students who read independent- ly become better readers, score higher on achievement tests in all subject ar- eas, and have greater conteut knowl- edge than those who do not:' Reading aloud for 15 minutes a day aids language development, instills a love of reading, and increases under- standing of how knowledge is gained and shared. Current research indicates that taking notes by hand on paper aids memory and recollection. According to another recent study, "people who regularly read and write have a markedly slower decline in memory than people who don't" Where To Learn More The Paper & Packaging--How Life Unfolds TM campaign explains the ben- efits of reading on paper at www.how lifeunfolds.com/15pages. Fossil fuels are depleted at a rate that is 100,000 times faster than when they are formed. Experts say the silicon from just one ton of sand, if used in photovoltaic cells, could produce as much electric- it,/as burning 500,000 tons of coal. Opinion Piece By Jim Pritt West Virginia is a beautiful and simple. We need to utilize state, and for all of us that chose to our natural resources, which are live and work here, we would agree readily available, to be competitive that West Virginia is a wonderful with our bordering states and place to raise a family keep our best and brightest home. However, the next generation of West Virginia has fallen behind West Virginians we are raising may our largest competitors, Ohio not agree. West Virginia is facing and Pennsylvania, because of an outward migration of talent, the limitations we face through Our best and brightest are leaving regulations, taxes and production our state for more lucrative careers costs. and opportunities elsewhere. Production in Ohio grew by 1.2 Our leaders need to take billion cubic feet per day last year, aggressive action now to reverse while West Virginia's yield grew by this outward migration. 100 million cubic feet per day. The only way to reverse this Rig counts are used as a measure trend is to provide well-paying, of productive activity within the oil rewarding careers to the nextand gas industry, and West Virginia generation ofWestVirginians, currently has 14 drilling rigs What is the best opportunity working, whereas Pennsylvania West Virginia has to provide these has 32 and Ohio has 29. careers to our young people? The West Virginia fell behind our answer is plain and simple, sister states several years ago, It is the oil and natural gasand this trend will continue until industry. West Virginia is home to we address limitations related to the largest shale gas formation in regulations, taxes and production the world, and we have the potential costs. to become the nation's leader in oil West Virginia is the only state in and natural gas production, our region not to allow some form of The oil and natural gas industry co-tenancy policy. represer'~tsthehopeWestVirginians Our laws simply are not need to pull our state out of 50th competitive with the surrounding place, states, and as a result, more and Oil and natural gas represents more companies are leaving West the future of our great state. Virginia and pursuing opportunities Our industry can be the catalyst in our surrounding states. for other industries, development In West Virginia, it is illegal and careers for current and future to drill a well when the majority generations, of mineral owners wish to permit It is critical that our leadership the use of their mineral rights for recognize this opportunity, put the drilling, but one mineral owner aside their c[ifferences and work objects. together to make the most of this One person shoald not be able incredibly marketable commodity, to prevent the development of our Why? The answer again is plain precious minerals and cause such lnla waste to all the citizens of our state We need to take the measures necessary to keep our young people in West Virginia. The implementation of new co- tenancy policies (with appropriate protections for both the surface and non-consenting mineral owners) would allow mineral owners to receive their share of royalty income. More importantly, it would also allow for the drilling of additional wells with extended laterals (like other states are now doing), bringing in more job opportunities, revenue and state tax dollars to the citizens of West Virginia. It is extremely important that we act now in order to take advantage of the Appalachian Storage Hub and resulting downstreampetrochemicalindustry development so West Virginia will claim its rightful share of economic growth. We ask the legislative leaders to put aside their differences and take the necessary action to make West Virginia competitive with our neighboring states and provide the economic development we need for our ftiture. Remember, hope can move mountains; and in this case, it can save the Mountain State. -- Jim Pritt is the public affairs manager for Enervest Operating, LLC. EnerVest is one of the 25 largest oil and gas companies in the US, with 40,000 wells across 15 states, 6.5 million acres under lease ~ind $8 billion in assets under management. Guest Column By Margo Thorning Don't Sanction Americans for Russia's Misdeeds President Trump just signed afrom drilling in Russia, but from and 2.5 percent of Virginia's. Russian sanctions bill into law -- participating in any energy venture Local state economies -- and not and in doing so, narrowly avoided that involves Russian firms -- no Russian oil and gas companies -- an economic catastrophe, matter where that venture is were the most likely to suffer if the Thanks to modifications to located, proposed rule had taken effect. the bill's language by the House, In the domain of deepwater As for Russia, the expansion of Americans can rest easy knowing drilling, companies from different Directive 4 would have actually their economic future is protected, countries -- including, in some cases, empowered that nation's energy A provision of the bill, passed by Russia -- routinely collaborate to industry to decide where and the Senate, would have undermined develop a given oil or gas field, when American companies could U.S. competitiveness, endangering The proposed reform would participate in international oil and millions of jobs throughout the have closed off an untold number gas projects. country -- a consequence thatof potential deepwater projects to If the Russian energy sector Russia would no doubt have American companies, while leaving wanted to lock America out of the welcomed. Senate changes to what Russian firms free to participate, global market entirely, it could have is known as "Directive 4" would That's not a sanction againstinvolved itself at least nominally have given a leg up to Russian oil Russia; it's a sanction against the in every major exploration project and gas firms in their increasingly United States. around the globe. fierce competition with American And it would have put countless Congress has every right to companies, jobs at risk, both in the oil and gas impose economic sanctions to Washington and President industry and among the complex protect America's geopolitical Trump are ensuring that any network of contractors, service- interests. sanctions against Russia hit their providers, and other businesses But any sanctions that expanded intended target -- and don't backfire that work closely with energyDirective4wouldhavestrengthened on American workers, firms, the Putin regime at the expense of The provision in question All told, the oil and gas industry American workers would have expanded the current supports more than 9.8 million jobs By altering the bill and signing it prohibition against American nationwide, into law, the House and President energy firms engaging in oil and In Maryland alone, over.75,000 Trump secured a win for thousands gas projects on Russian soil.workers at more than 90 businesses, of Americans. That rule, nominally Observedacross the state owe their Dr. Margo Thorning is the by the European Union, has been employment in some way to the oil senior economic policy advisor of on the books since 2014. and gas sector. The same is true of the American Council for" Capital Under changes to Directive 4 over 141,000 Virginia workers. Formation (ACCF). in the Senate bill, U.S. companies The sector supports almost 2 This piece originally ran in The would have been banned not just percent of Maryland's labor income, Hill. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. --Frank Lloyd Wright The young always have the same prob- When buying "a used car, punch the lem--how to rebel and conform at the buttons on the radio. If all the stations same time. They have now solved this are rock and roll, there's a good chance by defying their parents and copying the transmission is shot. one another. , --Larry Lujack --Quentin Crisp **~ Adult s~*Student S~.Matinee s~ 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. or g & Other Sat. Sept. 2 thru Sun. Nov. 4 Princeton, WV., Every Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.rn. Princeton Flea Market on Oakvale Road We 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 Sam Black Church- at old Exxon Every Sun. 12:00 p.m - 2:00 pm, Ph: 1-855-440-SENG Pay Cash - No Lot Too Small Or Large HINTON ~ HISTORIC DISTRICT 4