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6 -, Hinton News Tues. Oct. 3, 2017 HO ME Tips For Parents Of (NAPS)--The National Safety Coun- cil reports that half of all teen drivers will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school. Listening to these helpful tips and utilizing avail- able technology can help you keep your teen driver safer. Advice For Teens A safer driving experience can be achieved with deliberate steps like wear- ing your seat bek, putting your phone in your glove compartment, and obeying the speed limit. Driving at slower speeds will be especially helpful when driving in unfamiliar or difficult-to-navigate areas. Plan ahead! Knowing how to get to your destination ahead of time and how long it will take to get there will provide for a less stressful trip. Focusing on the road and not the passengers in the car can also help you reduce risk while driving--and perhaps the most important, if not the most obvi- ous piece of advice, is to never drink and drive. Drinking and driving is illegal and impairs judgment and reaction time. Advice For Parents Being the parent of a new teen driv- er can be stressful and it's a task parents must be vigilant about. Keeping a few tips in mind when preparing teens for driving can help you ready them for the responsibilities of the road. Understand and educate your teen about the laws your state has for the types and number of passengers allowed in your teens' car and the times they are allowed to be driving. After this time is passed, only allow your teens to increase the amount of passengers and times they drive if you feel they are ready. Be a good example--make sure that you observe the rules of the road while driving to demonstrate the importance of safety. By occasionally riding with your teen, you can observe their driving skills to make sure they understand and are fol- lowing all laws and safety precautions. Teen Drivers A new connected car device enables parents to have more-informed con- versations with teens about their driving habits. Tim Hollister, a Teen Safe Driving Advocate and author of "Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving;' advises parents to approach their teens' driving as if they were air traffic control and their teen were flying an airplane. "Every time your teen gets behind the wheel" Hollister encourages, "go through a safety checklist, have a flight plan, and use monitoring technology to make sure that flight plan is being ad- hered to." New technology, such as Hum by Verizon, allows parents to receive the type of information needed to help their teens drive safely. For example, parents can receive alerts if their teen drives outside a boundary they set or over the speed they select. Hum also offers pin- point vehicle location, safety scores and crash detection so that emergency help is close at hand. When it comes to your family's safe- ty while driving, you can never have too much information. Utilize these tips and technologies to help encourage safe driving, every time your teen gets be- hind th~ wheel. Learn More You can purchase the Hum device and learn more by visiting a Verizon Wireless retail store or Make Time For Quick Family Meals (NAPS)--Here's food for thought: Ex- perts say mealtime may be the best time for families to relax, reconnect and enjoy each other's company after a busy day. In fact, research suggests that having dinner together as a family at least four times a week has positive effects on child de- velopment. According to a report by the University of Florida, children who eat 1"his tasty, easy and nutritious noo- dinner with their family are more likely to die dish can help you have mare understand, acknowledge and follow the time for family meals together. boundaries and expectations set by their Quick, Sweet and Spicy parents. A decrease in high-tisk behaviors Lingonherry Noodles 1 Tbsp. olive oil ~ ~ . 2 doves g~dic, minced 1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger JlRml[- ~ c. sliced green onions ,,IilWI ++ I ; 2 into stdps ,'~ ~~ ," ~ ..... 1 c.dicedmu~romns(suchascx, emini) ~ ' " -- 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar Enjoying family meals together, 3Tbsp.brownmgar scientists say, helps children grow smarter and better behaved. is related to the amount of time spent with family--especially during family dinners. One reason may be because eating din- ner together as a family provides an oppor- tunity for conversation without distractions from scream. As you engage your children in conversation, you can teach them how to listen and pmvide them with a chance to ex- press their own opinion~ In addition, con- versations at the dinner table can expand a child~ vocabulary and, thus, reading ability. So when you want to dine with your family but there's practically no time to cook and you're tired of takeout, con- sider this simple, delicious meal you can make in just minutes. These savory spicy noodles get their flavor from a surprising source: tart-sweet lingonberries. NOTICE Due to recent loss of Mr. Joe Bigony the former treasurer of, the Hilltop Cemetery Restoration Project, the position has now been filled by Jack Whitaker a former Fayette County teacher. For all donations to the Hilltop Cemetery, send to the Hilltop Cemetery Company, 146 Cross St., Hinton WV. 25951. 5 Tbsp. Felix Lingonben7 jam Heat oil in a lmge skillet over medi- um heat. Add garlic and ginger and stir until fragranto ] miunte, then add green onions. Cook until sottened, 2 minutes. Add peppers and mushrooms and cook until tender, 5 miunt~. Add bok choy and stir until wilted. Make sauce, whbking to- gethe.r oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown mgar and Fdix langonberry jarm Combine with veg~ and then add noedles ~nd tins until coated. Serves ~ Because this is made with lingonberries, it can be good for your family in many ways. The popular fruit from Sweden is loaded with antioxidants and has even been fea- tured as a superfruit on "The Dr. Oz Show." Learn More For further facts, recipes and tips on lingonberry and other )ams, go to NOTICE Do you have a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who does? Do you need a mammogram and cannot afford one? Do you live in Summers County? If the answer is yes Walk for Her Lifetime can help. We are an organization that offers mammograms and financial aid to those who have a diagnosis of breast cancer. It doesn't matter if you have insurance or not because we cover items most insurance does not. For more information call 304-288-9189 or304-575-7026. $1.#M For WV Drug Courts To support existing courts, expand drug court programs across WV RepresentativeEvanJenkins(R- Appropriations committee to W.Va.) announced today that West guarantee full funding for them. I Virginia has received a federal grant have met with individuals in drug of more than $1.4 million to support courts, as well as graduates, and the state's drug courts, heard their stories of finding The West Virginia Supreme Court recovery. I will continue to champion will receive $1,415,400 from the U.S. drug courts and other programs that Justice Department's Adult Drug are making a difference here in West Court Discretionary Grant Program, Virginia," Rep. Jenkins said. which supports existing drug courts As~the vice chairman of the and helps expand drug courts to new Commerce, Justice, and Science counties. Appropriations Subcommittee, Rep. "Drug coarts have a proven track Jenkins directly oversees the record in Wes~ Virginia, which is funding for drug courts. why I have fought on the House $ Hdpfel Hints for a Clean and Clatter-Free Home (StatePoint) Papers pitlng ep? Toys tal~g eve~ ff ),out home is mete ehatet~ than clean, you're act alone - 85 ~nrc~nt of homeo~m~rs say' that o paiz .;oa amt stomp is the most dmimd ~ in a home, acenr&n8 m Your ~ ~ ean ~ tree. In f~t simply t~ta~ rid c~ clem~ ~ can elimin~ 40 ~t el" ~t~k ia tl~ averse lame, s~or~ng ~ ~ National Soap D*t~ ~oa, With a few helpful hints your hon~ can l~et oq;ama am1 stay that way. Cxq r a OuU r4ree iOtdm With a ~ of ~ts, iCa no wader the kiCbm b a elumr culprit. To aura your eimm~ remo~e every ia from and rupbe, rd& If you haven'~ reed an item in the last moath (tmlcm ifs a holiday aecessity) - putl~ it! Nexl Ul~ clean and line drmvcr ~t shelf au'faccs with a quality .~df t~, inch as Easy Liaer homd dadflinen by Duck brand. 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To keep areas neat and clean, place non~adbesive shelf lir~er tmder food and water bow& to ~cp them i:a #a~e and s#lis eoraai~e.d+ A pic~,'e a~r the iitl~" box ~ aLso reduce l~r scatter across ~ra and the grip sarf~: helps pub liller from ~ny pa~s~ For n~r infetrmtk~ ~ ~mique ways to u~ shelf l/r~r in yc~r home visit ~'w.& By fallowing these helpft~ fil~ lrick~ your home ~,ill ~n be clean, organized and ck~tt er+ fit~e+ ......... ~+ + *~++/- z"" "~:'/ /'~: "+I Crispy (NAPS)--What your child eats for lunch matters more than you might realize, sa~ the experts at the U.S. Cen- ! ter+s fo/- Dlsbas~Cofifr0(and bre%~jibn (CDC)., A .heahhy lunch and nutritious +nacks can help keep your little' schol- ars happy and attentive throughout the school day. The CDC recommends making sure you indude a "combination of foods" when you pack school lunches and, for "some- thing sweet, grab a piece of fi'uit? Your kids can "enjoy the naturally sweet taste while loading up on vitamins, fiber and other nutrients" instead of empty calories. Making that easier are freeze-dried, 100 percent pure fruit snacks that come in convenient singie-size serving bags. There are no preservatives and no add- ed sugar, oils or fats--just fruit. What's more, they're non-GMO Project Veri- fied, kosher and have 55 calories or less per bag. The snacks come in seven flavors that kids like: apple, Asian pear, banana, cantaloupe, mango, pineapple and tan- gerine. All these Crispy Fruit flavors are available in convenient 6-pack or indi- vidual, single-serving "Grab & Go" bags. Why Freeze Dried Major benefits of freeze-dried fruit are: Light and flavorful Retain nearly all the nutrients of fresh fruit Long shelf life. Power Tbat Lunchbox When it comes to providing healthy meals and snacks, parents can be "Pro- Pack-tire" in two other ways. First, visit www.p oweryourlunchb ox. corn to find a wide variety of creative and delicious lunch options, such as: Fruit Snacks In The Lunchbox Get An A+ Making a healthy, tasty school lunch can be a breeze with Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels. Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels s 8 oz. cooked shredded chicken breast 2 Tbsp. Vegy Vida Cool Buffalo dip 1 Tbsp. shredded carrots 2 (8-inch) tortillas % cup Pero FamilyTarms sliced mini sweet peppers 2 Tbsp. Vegy Vida Kids' Dip 'n More Creamy Ranch 1 pkg. Crispy Green freeze.dried fruit Mix chicken, dip and carrots in small bowl. Divide between tortillas. Wrap up and cut into pinwheels. Next, take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge to eat a healthier lunch. For ev- ery parent who does, Produce for Kids will donate $ i to Feeding America. Learn More For further facts, tips and recipes, visit You can also sign up for a one-tmie 20 percent discount and free shipping, plus a free, helpful, healthy lifestyle newsletter at vip-promotionL To find a retailer near- by that carries Crispy Fruit, go to www. Don't Forget An Important Part Of The School Year (NAPS)--Amid all the busyness and excitement of the school year--classes, friends, sports and other activities-- there's something very important young men should not forget: Within 30 days of their 18th birthday, they must register with the Selective Service. There are several reasons. ' First, it's the law. Failure to register is a lot more serious than failing a test. You could be fined up to $250,000 or even sent to prison for up to five years--or both. Next, not registering may mean not get- ting a driver's license (or citizenship if you've immigrated to the U.S. If that's the case, you should know the Selective Ser- vice System has not now, or in the past, collected or shared any information that would indicate a man's immigration sta- tus, either documented or undocument- ed. Selective Service has no authority to collect such information, has no use for it, and it is irrelevant to the registration requirement.). Not registering can also keep you from getting jobs, job train- ing, scholarships and student loans. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/ PLUS Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work-Study. What's more, it's your civic duty. By registering all eligible men, Selective Service ensures a fair and equitable draft, if ever required, though there hasn't been one since 1973. Fortunately, registration is easy. Here are five ways to do so: L Young men can start the school year off right and demonstrate their sense of responsibility. 1. You'll probably get a card in the mail. Simply fill it out and post it back. 2. If not, you can find Selective Service mail-back registration forms at any U.S. post office. Fill one out, affix postage, and mail it to Selective Service, You don't even have to ask the postal clerk. Men living overseas may register at any U.S. Embassy or consular office. 3. If you're applying to college, you can check "Register Me" on Box #22 on the application form for federal student financial aid (FAFSA). The Department of Education will furnish Selective Service with the required registration information. 4. If you're in high school, chances are there's a staff member or teacher appointed as a Selective Service Registrar and he or she can guide you ffu'ough the registration process. 5. Perhaps simplest of all, you can go to gistmtion/Register-Now/ Reg- istration-Form and fill out the form online. Learn More For further information about reg- istering, so you'll have one less thing to think about during the school'year, go to Students in New River CTC's Advanced Building Skills class built a storage building during the class in the spring. e Ghent, W.Va. New River opportunities including noncredit Community and Technical College is courses, workforce development offering an advanced building class programs and customized training. at the Advanced Technology Center, For more information about Ghent, starting October 10. The six- community education classes at week class will be offered on New River CTC or to register contact Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101, 8 p.m. or Jeanne The advanced building class will Stone at 304-883-2469, teach students to build a storage building, including floor and wall New River Community and systems, trusses, roof and siding Technical College serves nine installation, set doors and windows, counties in southeastern West The cost is $250, and pre- Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley registration for the course isCampus (Lewisburg), Mercer required by October 6. County Campus (Princeton), New River CTC's Workforce Nicholas County Campus Education Division provides (Summersville) and Raleigh County employable educational Campus (Beaver/Becldey), Dan Heyman Charleston, W.Va. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to redefine broadband by lowering the standard for speed, a move advocates for affordable access say will hurt many folks in Appalachia. The regulatory agency currently defines home broadband at 25 megabits per second, but FCC chair Ajit Pal wants to allow cellular service at 10 megabits per second. Kate Forscey, an associate polif~ counsel for the advocacy group Public Knowledge, says mobile isn't a substitute for fixed broadband service to the home, and not just for watching live sporting events. "But also more fundamental needs like applying for jobs, for kids to do their homework and file book reports or do research," she states. "It's the FCC's job to make sure that people aren't getting left behind in 21st century America. "Pal maintains wireless is a viable substitute. Public Knowledge filed a response to the FCC proposal last week, joining a flood of other comments opposing the lower standards. According to the FCC, nearly a third of West Virginians do not have access to high speed Internet connections at home. That number is 10 percent in urban parts of the state, but five times higher in the rural areas. Forseey says the proposed changes would be a step backward in rural and low income Americans' battle for connectivity. "Let's not let the agency change their rules for its own homework assignment to ensure broadband deployment, so that it doesn't even have to do the project," Forscey says. "Congress told them, in no uncertain terms, to get real high functioning connectivity to all Americans, to every corner of our nation. No one should have to settle for less. "Similar to the huge public outcry over net neutrality, Forscey says it's important for people around the country t% tell the FCC about their experiences with broadband. NEED AN AFFORDABLE OPTION FOR REACHING A STATEWIDE AUDIENCE? 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