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2 - Hinton News Tues. Oct. 17, 2017 r I More and More People are Rea ngour-Newspaper I I Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call Monday through Friday, or send the address below and we will bill week subscription. Name. @leslie print) Address City. State TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 this coupon to you for your 52 Zip.__ .J Letter to the Editor Tragedy on Dear Editor: Speeding vehicles of all sizes continue to plague Raleigh County residents on New River Road near Hinton. It is only a matter of time before there is a preventable accident or tragic loss of life. The only observed, arid appreciated, traffic enforcement has been by the U.S. Park Police. The State Police occasionally patrol this highway. Rarely, if ever, has the Raleigh County Sheriff been seen in this isolated portion of the county. .By Roy C..Long Letter To The Editor Support NFL Players Dear Editor: AFTERNOON LOCAL: That isn't really its name. On the schedule, it's No. 104 and, depending where it is when you see it, it's the morning local, the afl~ruoon local or the evening local. When No. 104 arrives at White Sulphur Springs, W. VA., it has been on the road eight hours and fifteen minutes, made twenty-two stops and traveled 192 miles. At run's end, Charlottesville, another 131 miles and fourteen more stops have been clicked off. Leaving Huntington, W. VA., at 6:45 a. m., the local loads and unloads mail, express and passengers at stations where name trains are little more than flashes in the night. Its counterpart, No. 13, leaves Charlottesville at 6:45 a. m., enroute to Huntington. No. 104 is a work horse of a train, but it is a railfan's dream come true. You can sit in a reclining seat of its modern coach and leisurely drink in some of the most beautiful scenery in America...the low hills and meadows of the Teays Valley - Barboursville, Milton, Hurricane; the industrial area of the Great Kanawha (the Ruhr of America) -- St. Albans, South Charleston, the rugged, awe-inspiring New River I support the NFL players who Gorge- Gauley, Cotton Hill, Sewell; take a knee during the playing of our the resort section and the farmlands national anthem. Colin Kaepernick in the high Alleghanies - Fort and his teammates didn't turn their Spring, Ronceverte, White Sulphur backs on the flag, they changed the Springs.. And there are curves and meaning of celebrating our national tunnels and bridges aplenty, too, on anthem from pride to something the route of this busy little local that more somber, more reflective. Lric operates daily and in all seasons. Reid, then teammate of The above story was written by Kaepernick's who joined him in Mr. Ted O'Meara, Editor of TRACKS kneeling said "We chose to kneel C. & O. Railway Magazine and because it's a respectful gesture. I appeared in the February 1955 remember thinking our posture was edition of that publication. like a flag flown at halfmast to mark It is good to reflect on how it was a tragedy." over thirty two years ago. The tragedy Kaepernick and We, of course, remember the Local other NFL players are calling but at Hinton No. 104 was "The Morning Local" When No. 104 was was the George Washington No. 2, first inaugurated, it was strictly a train you dared not delay. My pot- mail and express train. It carried no bellied stove was empty and I was passengers except deadheads like cold. So, I brought No. 2, this train myself trying to get home from a you don't delay, to a full stop and work location and then only when requested the fireman to shovel off the train was in charge of an some coal, which he promptly did. agreeable conductor. It's counterpart The train dispatcher at Hinton, Mr. was also a mail and express train Maurice Clark was calling on the No. 103. It too, carried no revenue phone, "Where is No. 2?" I told him passengers. I could hear him coming and never In the early 1940's a huge slide did tell him why the train was fell on the track at Nuttall blocking delayed. In those days the slightest the eastward main line a delay to a passenger train would get considerable distance. The track was you a mark on your service record blocked for several days due to a referred to as a D.B.R.(meaning slate dump continuing to fall on the damn bad railroader.) But things track. Maintenance of Way forces are looking better. The office is now worked day and night removing the warm from the glowing coal fire in debris. All traffic, which was very the pot-bellied stove. Telegraph heavy in those days, had to use the Operator Roy Jones has relieved me westward main track between from duty and my ride home, mail Sewell and Macdougal. In and express No. 104 is arriving. I anticipation ofmeetingtrains in the stepped on the train as it pulled passing siding at Fayette, four away from the station only to be met brakemen, George W. Kirkham, in the vestibule by conductor A. M. Davin Richmond, O. V. Volt and Smith who asked as he reached for Carlos Garten were sent there to the communicating whistle cord to handle the switches, two at the east stop the train, "What are you doing end and two at the west end in on MY TRAIN, passengers are not twelve hour shifts. A continuous allowed." I answered, "Don't stop the open temporary telegraph office was train," as I turned and got off. established in the depot at Fayette Local passenger train was Station. Roy E. Jones was on the waiting for No. 104 at Sewell and I 7:00 a. m. until 3:00 p. m. shift; rode the that train to Cotton Hill James R. Sampson was on the 3:00 where manifest train No. 98 was p. m. until 11:00 p. m. shift and I waiting for a right of track train was on the 11:00 p. m. until 7:00 a. order so he could use the westward m. shift. This suited me just fine and track. I rode on the engine of No. 98 appeared to be a good assignment to Hinton arriving home around for me because I could ride noon. Sometimes we had to travel passenger train No. 5 scheduled to further from home in order to get a leave Hinton around 9:00 a. m. to ride home. work and return home for meals and In my early years of rawhiding up rest on mail and express No. 104 and down New River to and from that usually passed Fayette around work I was never denied a ride on 7:00 a. m. each day. an engine by the engineer. We soon It was earl~r spring and the nights learned who the conductors were were real cold and there was no coal that wouldn't let you ride and either . on hand for a fire. The first train made prior arrangements to ride or passing Fayette Station on my shift avoided them completely. The West Virginia Division of attention to is the national disgrace Highways ori~nal~g tld~ .!~roI~.rrty ~,~k S ~a wh ....... ~ iand ........ " ~ '. ........ '- ....... ............ * " owness th~:'~ /~e~_:~b~~~tre~Ust~yby:: ~ USDAProcessing Pending Conservation Reserve Program nnprovemen~woidd res~i ~ .......... .......... ~ ~ man o o itutm~cludm , ,~ ~, . , . speed scem~~o l~i~ve ......... law enforcement. It is a right and Continuous Enrollment Offers access ~o vanasone ~allS ana ~oproper thing to bring attention to promote tourism in the New River police shootings of unarmed black Acceptance of Most 2018 Offers Temporarily Suspended Gorge. The old speed limit was 35 men and boys. It is an honorable and MPH although it was repeatedly patriotic thing to do to speak up and ignored by many vehicles. For say our society is not living up to the reasons defying explanation the values embodied in our constitution speed limit was raised to 45 MPH. and represented by the flag, suchas The U.S. Department of enrollment offers that were made USDA, through FSA, provides The new bridge across Madam's equal protection under the law. Agriculture (USDA)announced beginning on May 4, 2017, and participants with rental payments Creek created a straight and flat I hear people say, the NFL games today that it will process many extending through Sept. 30, 2017, and cost share assistance. path from the New River Bridge for are not the right place. Why not? We pending eligible offers for land except Pollinator Habitat lnitiative Landowners enter into contracts over a half mile to the first curve, as a nation are not living up to our enrollment in the Conservation offers. Pollinator acreage offers are that last between 10 and 15 years. The result is a speeder's paradise, ideals, and isn't that important? Reserve Program (CRP), and it will being declined because the program CRP pays farmers and ranchers who Construction trucks barrel down People of color are being harmed and temporarily suspend accepting most has met its acreage enrollment goal. remove sensitive lands from the highway like they were late for killed. People ofcolor are asking for new offers until later in the 2018 Effective immediately, USDA isproduction and plant certain lunch. Cars and pickup trucks feel equal treatment and they are not fiscal year suspending acceptance of all new grasses, shrubs and trees that the need to floor the gas pedal as being heard. If you are thinking "All current, eligible CRP CRP continuous offers received or improve water quality, prevent soil soon as they come off the bridge in "they are doing it wrong", or "there continuous enrollment offers made submitted after Sept. 30, 2017. The erosion and increase wildlife one direction or immediately after are no injustices happening", or you through Sept. 30, 2017 - except for suspension will continue until later habitat. Payment totals for 2017 clearing the curve in the other. The insist that this heartfelt protest is a those made under the Pollinator in the 2018 fiscal year. were announced earlier this week (supposed) decorative wood guard disgrace, then I would like you to toll Habitat Initiative (CP42) - will be Peterson said, however, that totaling over $1.6 billion. rail with no shoulder makes it me why you do not believe these approved," said Steven J. Peterson, USDA will continue to accept eligible Signed into law by President impossible to walk this stretch of people, why you do not acknowledge Acting Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers for state specific Conservation Reagan in 1985, CRP is one of the road without serious risk of injury, the truth of their experience. I would Administrator. "Additionally, we are Reserve Enhancement Program largest private lands conservation Pedestrians, children and pets are like to know why all of us are not temporarily suspending acceptance (CREP) and CRP Grasslands program in the United States. in constant danger of impact, working hard to fix the wrongs men of most offers going forward to enrollment. Offers received on or Thanks to voluntary participation Time is running out until there like Colin Kaepernick are bringing provide time to review CRP after Oct. 1, 2017, are subject to by farmers and landowners, CRP is a heartbreaking accident, to our attention at great sacrifice, lf allocation levels, and to avoid fiscal year 2018 rental rates which has improved water quality, reduced Residents along this portion of New River Road are encouraged to you are saying"but I have troubles" exceeding the statutory cap of 24 have been adjusted to reflect current soil erosion and increased habitat for contact the WVDOH to ask for a too", understand that our brown million acres." market conditions and were endangered and threatened species. speed limit reduction. At a friends and neighbors could be The CRP acreage cap is a established after careful review of For moreinformationaboutCRP, minimum, the State Police and the working alongside you and helping provision of the 2014 Farm Bill. - the latest USDA National contact your local FSA office or visit Raleigh County Sheriff should you if we spent more time being Current enrollment is about 23.5 Agricultural Statistics Service cash To locateyour patriotic than looking patriotic, million acres nationwide. USDA is rent data. local FSA office, visit http:// provide increased patrols and Best, accepting all pending continuousIn return for enrolling in CRP, enforcement of the posted speed Tenley Shewmake limit. Renick, WV 24966 J. Michael Harris Hinton No collection of people who are all 2017 CHRISTMAS WALK waiting for the same thing are capa- Walk thru the historic Churches ble of holding a natural conversation. *'~ of Hinton as you remember and Even if the thing they are waiting for It's easy to pick children whose mothers are good housekeepers; they are usually ponder the meaning of only a taxi. --Ben Elton found in other yards. This year's walk will be on Saturday .... --Anonymous December 9, starting at 6 p.m. I! 304-645-6124 3706 Davis Stuart Road Lewisbur9, WV 24901 lewisbuegwvdentist, corn TM Council on This is a weekly publication of the Summers County Council on Aging Inc.,. 120 Second Ave., Hinton. Funded in part by the WV Bureau of Senior Services, Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, other grant and local resources and donations. Any older persons is encouraged to participate in the program regardless of race, creed, handicap or national origin. The Summers County Council onAging is an equal opportunity employer. Wednesday, October 18,Brown Beans/Onions, Cabbage, Jell-O, Cornbread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Summers County Senior Center Quilters will Quilt Today 10:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Thursday, October 19, Crispy Baked Chicken, Corn, Pea Salad, Sliced Peaches, Whole Wheat Bun, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Peggy Gentry Regional Ship Counselor Will Speak on General Medicare 11:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Friday, October 20, Country Baked Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Jell-O, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activity: Gospel Singing, 11:00 a.m. Bingo 10:15 a.m. Shopping Trip to Charleston. Sign up to go. Monday. October 23: White Beans, Chopped Onions, Tomatoes, Fruit Mix, Cornbread, Margarine.Milk. Activity: Bible Study With Preacher Gary Trout at 11:00 a.m. Bingo at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday October 24: Sauerkraut/Weiners, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Jello, Cornbread, Margarine/Milk. 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