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,C cq | ! (Continuing the Hinton Home of "W. Daily News & The Weekend Leader) Water Volume 110 No. 27 Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday Oct. 16, 2012 50 .Cents B Temple Street will be alive this weekend and the next when The New River Train Excursion makes its annual run from Huntington to Hinton where visitors and locals alike enjoy the festive events of Railroad Days. Randy Bowles presented the First National Bank of Hinton Scholarship to Caitlin Deaver, a 2012 graduate of Summers County High School. This scholarship was established by the board of directors of the First National Bank of Hinton (now First Century Bank). Congratulations Caitlin! By Fred Long Each year more passengers were Thousands of visitors will beon the train and it was becoming flooding the streets of Downtown increasing dangerious for so many Hinton again each weekend of to be gathered around the tracks. By Railroad Days, an anual event held 1983 the number had grown to about each October in conjunction with the 800 per train with very few of them New River Train excursion from venturing up the avenue to take a Huntington to Hinton each year. look at the town. To eliviate this An estimated 2,500 willbe on the congestion Hinton City County train for the weekend event, Oct. 20 created a downtown street fair to and 21 and, Oct. 27 and 28. coinside with the train excursion, Many will be seeing Hinton for naming it Railroad Days, with the first time while several would Councilman Larry Meador heading have made the trip before. Each up the first event. time it is a new adventure, the Now RailroadDays is the biggest Railraod Days' committee always community event in Summers offeringsomething new for County. Along with the visitors on everyone, the train it attracts at least another Nearly everyone on the train is a 1,000 each weekend to come for the railroad buffs and allofthem, when quality food, crafts and asked, said they enjoy the ride entertainment. through the New River Gorge and "I think this is a wonderful event," the mountain colors as leaves are a lady staying at Pipestem State changing. The three hour stay in Park said last year. ~*l'his is our first Hinton, with its live entertainment, time here." she said while going various food and craft vendors and inside the Railroad Museum. Railroad Museum makes it just that A visit to the Hinton Railroad much enjoyable for them, J~hey Museum on Temple St. is a highlite always say. of Railroad Days with hundreds Hinton's Railroad Days began flocking inside to see the John Henry Oct. 1984 when the City of Hinton Wood Carving exhibit and the model closed Temple St. between 2nd Ave. train exhibits on the second floor. and 4th Ave. to traffic for a street The building is jam packed with fair that would provide visitors on thousands of artificts and the train some activity when they photographs from days long past arrived in Hinton. Earlier that year when Hinton was a division point on Hinton's Historic District was listed the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. on the National Register of Historic It also offers a chance to see the Places and it was also hoped they finest collection of photograph of the would find a tour of the historic men and women that worked for the district entertaining, railroad in Hinton, the James L. The annual train excursion Davis Photo Exhibit, and exclusive through the New River Gorge and during Railroad Days. In addition sponsored by the Collis P. a miniture repulica of the Dodd Huntington Railroad Historical Family Farm and the Graham Society had been going on since House is also displayed, both 1966. Until that time visitors where handsomly carved by the late Ralph met with a aray of vendors that were Jones. setting up on the platform of the "It would take days to see Pasenger Station. everything," one person observed. The Summers County Animal these operational grants." Control and Welfare Project has Toni Morgan, Petfinder received a $1,000 Operation Grant Foundation program director, said from the Pedigree Foundation in that Operational Grants are often partnership with Petfinder the most difficult for shelters to Foundation. Animal Control and secure. "Grants like these from Welfare Project is one of 150 shelters Pedigree Foundation for basic needs and rescue groups nationwide to are particularly helpful right now receive a grant, when animal welfare groups are Pedigree Foundation Operation facing tough economic realities like Grants are intended to assist in the rest of us." funding basic operation costs, such To be eligible for the grants, as facility/structure, medical, animal welfare organizations must transportation, spay/neuter and be members of, the other basic needs to help make dogs largest database of homeless pets on more adoptable, the web. =We believe that all dogs deserve Animal Control and Welfare to be loved and cared for," said Debra Project posts its pets at Fair, Pedigree Foundation www.petfinder.cem/shelters/ president. "Our partnership with WV69.html. Petfinder Foundation, allows us to The Pedigree Foundation gives make the greatest difference in the award in partnership with the animal shelter community through Petfinder Foundation. BI II New River Community and growth. Technical College will host a social " Even if you are already using a media workshop at the Ritz Theatre social media outlet, you will still on Ballengee St. from 11:30 a.m, to want to come and learn how to add 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. value to your business. The workshop will teach The workshop is free and open to participants how to apply the power the public. A boxed lunch can be of the internet to grow theirprovided by The Market on businesses. Courthouse Square for just $10. For The instructor will introduce the more information or to register, call different types of social media, Stephanie Stiffier in the New River provide help on getting started and Community and Technical College suggest internet marketing Office of Workforce Education at strategies to help increase business (304) 929-3313. Rubina Khan visited the 5th grade at Summers Middle School on Sept. 26. Mrs. Khan, wife of Dr. Khan, read fables written by the ancient poet, Rummi, to Mr. Waiters' and Ms. Garten's Reading Support classes. In addition to reading fables, Mrs. Khan talked with the children about the customs and beliefs in Turkey and the Muddle East, showing the students bowls used by the Turkish people. Mr. Waiters, Ms. garten, and the 5th grade students at Summers Middle School greatly enjoyed Mrs. Khan's visit and hope she will be able to return to the school soon to do more presentations. The Summers County Bobcats Smith rushed for 70yard on only 13 improved to 5-3 last Friday night attempts for Summers County. with a 48-12 win over Fayette Bobcats coach JoshHouchins again Cour~ty neighbor Meadow Bridge. gave credit to the offensive line for Junior T.J. Smith rushed for 234 a solid performance. yards and scored five touchdowns The line is really coming around (four in the first half), and our playmakers made plays, The Bobcats scored on a Smith 15 Houchins said. yard run with 6:05 in the first Another key point in the game quarter and after Buddy Vega's was the Bobcats defense as extra point it was7-0 Summers Summers Countyheld Jake Parker County. Meadow Bridge (one of the state's top rushers) to quarterback Cole Porter then ran 21 only 119 yards on 28 carries. yards for a score. After recovering a The Bobcats are offthis week and Bobcat fumble cadeT Bridge scored return to action on Oct. 26 hosting on a four yard run by Jake Parker Richwood for homecoming. They to take a l2-7 win. Afterthat, itwas will also be at home on Nov. 2 all Summers County as the Bobcats hosting Valley-Fayette. scored 41 unanswered points, sc{~-a) 13 22 7 6 - 48 MB(6-2) 12 0 0 04 -- 12 Isaiah Brown rushed for a 75 yard Fir,t Quarter: SC: T.J. Smith 15 run (Buddy Vega touchdown before Smith scored on kick),7-0,6:05;MB:ColePorter21run(runfailed),7- 6, 3:52; MB: Jake Parker 4 run (run failed), 12-7, 1:47; runs of 11, 77, and 36 yards in the sc: Isaiah Brown 75 run (run failed), 13-12, 1:19. second quarter. Summers County Sec nd Quarter: SC: Smith ll run (Dustin Smith run)' 21-12, 8:51; SC: T.J. Smith 77 run (Vega kick), 28-12, led at the half 35-12. 5:4s; sc: W.a. Smith 86run{Vega kick), 35-12, 0:07.8 T.J. Smith scored again from one Third Quarter: SC: T.J. Smith 1 run (Vega kick), 42- 12, 8:42. Fourth Quarter: SC: Erik Lindsey 65 fumble yard out at the 8:42 mark of the return (run failed), 48-12. 0:42.91adividual Statistics: third quarter and Erik Lindsey Ruahing--SC:T.J. Smith 20-234-5. Brown14-127-1, Dustin Smith 13-70, Lindsey 2-4, Matt Ryan 6-22, recovered a fumble and ran 65 yards Team 3-(-17). MB: Parker 28-119-1, Shane Hatless 3- for a touchdown in the fourth 6, Rran Cba=h 5-20. Je,ning, ~=y 2-a, Peter z- 22-1, Abber Gelsinger 2-13. Passing -- SC: T.J. Smith quarter. For the game Isaiah Brown o-l.vo-o. MB: Porter 1-7-1-4-0. Church 0-1-0-0-0. had another impressive Receiving-- SC: None. MB: Parker 14. Turnovers -- SC: Allen Brawn (FR), Team (FR), Isaiah Brown (IN'T), performance rushing for 127 yards Lindsey (FR-TD). MB: Gelsinger (FR), Parker (INT), and scoring one touchdown. Dustin Jimmie Richmond (FR), Dustin Richmond (FR). The Carol Davis Memorial Scholarship was presented to SCHS Class of 2012 graduate, Megan Justice by Carol's daughter, Courtney. The award was presented during the HAF Scholarship Banquet held at Pipestem State Park on May 24.