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Hinton's Oldest- Railroad Home Tues. Oct. 17, 2017 Hinton News - 5 P Senators Introduce 6ipartison Legislation to Require Spending Plan, Justification When the Ufl Reeuests more moneu In response to continued concerns to accomplish either goal effectively, demand outlook, our effort in about the VA's inability to track its That's why I am proud to be an Congress to develop a plan for budget and spending of the Choice original cosponsor on this bill that consolidating veterans health care Program, U.S. Senators Joe would force the VA to budget in the community will continue to Manchin (D-WV), Jon Tester (D efficiently." face difficulty." MT), John McCain (R-AZ) and Tim The VA's inability to provide"The Choice program has helped Kaine (D-VA) are introducing Congress with an accurate budget the Department ofVeteransAffairs bipartisan legislation last week to is hurting veterans and taxpayers better serve veterans by allowing ensure the VA is budgeting across this nation," said Tester, them to seek needed medical care accurately and responsibly. Ranking Member of the Senate outside of the VA system when The Senators' VA Financial Veterans' Affairs Committ ..... We ,o~essar~." .qaid Kaine. "However. it Accountability Act will require that can't keep allocating money ~,~ the was troubling to hear recently that any VA funding requests outside of VAwithout more accountability over t]~e VA will need additional money the normal budget process are made their budget and spending practices, f:'~r the Choice program earlier than at least 45 days before a veteran This bill will give us more confidence expected after Congress just could be cut off from their health in the VA's ability to budget in a way authorized more funding for it. The care or benefits. It also requires the that ensures veterans are getting VA's uncertainty about exactly when VA to provide a justification and the very best care." Choice funding will be run out spending plan when the agency "Over the past several months,affects Congress' ability to requests more funding. The bill also we've seen the VA lurch from responsibly budget. Requiring the triggers a third party review of the funding crisis to funding crisis VA to justify spending requests will VA's financial processes, including because of its inability to effectively ensure it is spending its dollars in how the VA tracks its budget and manage its budget," said McCain. the most effective way possible to spending. "Our veterans deserve to have best serve our veterans." "We have a sacred obligation to certainty that their access to quality The VA has requested a total of fully fund the Department of care in the community through the $3.2 billion in emergency funding for Veterans Affairs and care for the Veterans Choice program will the Choice Program twice this year brave men and women who have continue uninterrupted. Our alone - in March and July. While borne the battle, but we also have a legislation would require the VA to Congress provided funding that the responsibility to the American responsibly and accurately manage VAinitially said would last through taxpayer to be good stewards oftheir its budget to eliminate futureFebruary 2018, reports have hard-earned money," said Senator funding crises and give veterans the recently questioned if the funding Manchin. "Unfortunately, as it confidence in their care they provided in July would last through stands today, the VA lacks the deserve. Unless and until the VA the end of this year. oversight and accountability needed gets a grasp on its finances and The triangle is a percussion instrument consisting of a steel rod bent into a triangle shape, with an opening at one corner. It is suspended from a string end struck w th a stee beater to Produce a tone. NOTICE Do you have a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone ~ho does? Do you need a mammogram and vannot 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 or 304-575-7026. The Campbell-Flannagan- Murrell House Museum at 422 Summers Street in Hinton will be giving free guided tours during Railroad Days. The Museum will be open on October 21-22 and 28-29 at 11 AM and close at 4 PM each of those days. Learn why Edgar Campbell built his home in Hinton in 1875, how engineer John Flannagan died on the railroad in 1907 and hear the story of the C & O's 1897 baseball team. For more information or to set up a different touring day, call 304- 4455769. You may also reach us at Friends of the Summers County Library Starting Friday, October 20th, the Friends of the Library will be having their Annual Book Sale starting at 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. in the CASE building on 3rd Avenue in Hinton, WV. This fantastic book sale will take place every day from 9-4 through Sunday, October 29th, the end of Railroad Days. Anyone who has been to this sale knows how great it can be! If you have any questions, please call the Library at 304-466-4490. Hope you can make it! PUBLIC NOTICE The Summers County Dilapidated Structure Committee will meet quarterly the third Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Summers County Memorial Building. The 2107 Meeting Dates are as f * December TBA Regular Meeting Agenda Welcome and Determination of Quorum Old Business Review and Approval of Minutes New Business Other Business Adjourn For more information contact Stacy Ford, 304-466-7113 or email 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. :.!:00 - 3:00 p.m. t Pipestem Ruritan Club Presented Annslee Dove of who attends Pipestem Christian Academy with The Outstanding Character Award September 2017 For An ive lu Active Southern West Virginia ~ould like to invite you to attend a Fun Run event for our Kids Run Club Program this fall[ This semester we have over 1000 youth participating in our Kids Run Club Program across 16 schools in Fayette, Raleigh, Nicholas, and Summers Counties. Below you will find a schedule for the Fun Run events. Active SWV Kids Run Clubs are designed to help participants develop an enjoyment and understanding of exercise, while learning healthy habits that extend beyond the program. The program lasts 6-8 weeks and culminates in a celebratory Fun Run, a race like event that honors the hard work of program participants. Parents and family members are invited to attend, and many Run Clubs choose to have themes such as a color run or a costume run for their Fun Run event. Here is a schedule of Active SWV Fun Run events this fall organized by county. Fayette County Valley Elementary - Oct. 18, 3:00 p.m. Mount Hope Christian Academy - Oct. 24, 3:00 p.m. Nicholas County Panther Creek Elementary - Oct. 11. 2:30 p.m. Birch River Elementary- Oct. 25, 2:30 p.m. Summersville Elementary - Oct. 25 2:30 p.m. Gauley River Elementary TBD : 3:00 p.m. Zela Elementary Nov. 1, 7:00 a.m. Raleigh County Ghent Elementary Oct. 25, 3:45 p.m. Cranberry Prosperity Elementary - Oct. 26, 3:30 p.m. Coal City Elementary - Oct. 30, 3:45 p.m. Summers County Hinton Area Elementary - Oct. : 30, 3:30 p.m. | | | I