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t P p. P s s ! P t P p b P w P r :i b ' - ' '. f**.! e. .y .! ! :i 2, :- .f X 7,. r Boor Review: "Just So00e,,e Tuesday - Jumping Branch 2,16, 30; Nov. 13, 27; Dec. 11 from Can Fuel Intense Thursday - Talcott Elementary (Students only) - Oct. 4,18; Nov. Likes and Dislikes 14Friday - Oct. 5,19; Nov. 5,19; Dec. REVIEWED BY DAVID M. good thing, Garfield says. Green Sulphur Springs KINCHEN Maybe we have way too much Unless you're a member of the time on our hands, enabling some Post Office 10 - 10:30 a.m. Typosphere, you probably don't pay of us to obsess about fonts. Or to Meadow Creek -church parking much attention to the huge variety watch a real fox jump over a dog in lot 11-11:30 a.m. of type faces  technically type fonts -- that are available to publishers, corporations and advertisers. As Simon Garfield points out in "Just My Type: ABook About Fonts" (Gotham Books trade paperback, 384 pages, illustrations, bibliography, index, $16.00) when IKEA changed its signature font from Futura  designed in 1928 by German designer Paul Renner-- to Verdana, designed by Matthew Carter, one of the many designers Garfield discusses in his very readable survey and history of type design, many IKEA fans went ballistic. Carter created Verdana for Microsoft Corp. and, since its release in 1996, it has become one of the most popular sans serif fonts, rivaling the ubiquitous Helvetica Perhaps in reaction to the Microsoft connection, IKEA customers recognized the change and many reacted as if an old friend had been fired. Maybe Futura devotees felt that if the font was good enough for the plaque left on the moon with the Apollo 11 mission it was good enough for the Swedish furnishings giant. Similarly, the use of the Gotham font by the Obama campaign in 2008, boosted the sales of Gotham. Ironically, Garfield points out, the posters for Clint Eastwood's 2008 film "Gran Torino  also used the popular Gotham font. Empty chair, anyone? Gotham, designed by American type designer Tobias Frere-Jones in 2000, is inspired by signs popular throughout New York City -- Batman's Gotham City --. and will be used as the type face on the cornerstone of the One World Trade Center, the tower to be built on the site of the former World Trade Center in New York. I wasn't aware of the relative newness of Helvetica, designed by Swiss type designer Max Meidinger, and released in 1957, the year I graduated from high school. It seems as if it's been around foreve n A year .beforeelvetica wareleaed, iin 1956,nivers, another very lopu,1 ,, . font, was designed by Adrian Fruitger, another designer Garfield discusses. British author Garfield takes us on a tour of European and American type design and designers, introducing most readers to people they've never heard of. This is a book for type geeks and also for anyone interested in expanding his/her education in a fascinating subject. Reading the book brought to mind the art directors I've worked with as a reporter and editor on five daily newspapers and how they improved the real estate, automobile and special sections I've edited or worked on. I particularly recall Terry Rednapp at the Los Angeles Times, a supremely talented native of Britain who understood the importance of design and typography. Fonts didn't spring up by themselves, like dandelions after a rain. Garfield looks at street signs and buildings, at movie posters and books, and on just about every product that we buy and explores where they come from -- and why do we need so many of them. After all, Verdana isn't that much different than Futura or Helvetica or Arial  is it? Who is behind the businesslike subtlety of Times New Roman, the cool detachment of Arial, or the raaddening lightness of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Simon Garfield embarks on a mission to answer these questions and more, and to reveal what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world. A hint on what he considers the worst typeface, in his own Top Ten list near the end of the book: It involves an event that occurs every four years and that has just concluded. Typefaces have been around since the days of Gutenberg -- 560 years and counting -- but the general public barely knew their names until about twenty years ago, when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type, able to change the look of our document with the click of a mouse. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Garfield in "Just My Type" discusses -- among other subjects -- how Helvetica took over the world and what inspires the seemingly ubiquitou.5 use of Trajan on bad movie posters -- especially for Russell Crowe's bad movies. After reading "Just My Type" you'll never look at the printed word the same way -- and that's not necessarily a the YouTube video in the link provided by Garfield:http:// watch?v=f2d6q2oUJeY. Watch it! It's a delight! On Page 338 there's a list of that YouTube other"favourites" as Garfield spells it, including the Helvetica vs. Arial Fontfight and Trajan is the movie font. About the author Simon Garfield, born March 19, 1960, is a British journalist and the 'author of twelve nonfiction books. He was educated at the independent University College School in Hampstead, London, and the London School of Economics, where he was the Executive Editor of The Beaver. His website:www.simon garfield.corn JV Bobcats Win Over Panthers Summers County 26 / Pikeview 18 The Summers County JV football team downed Pikeview on Oct. 15 by a score of 26-18 to improve their record to 2-0. Matt Ryan rushed for 218 yards scoring four touchdowns on runs of 19, 62, 73, and 48 yards. Harley Moore rushed for 62 yards and ran one two point conversion. HOMECOMING GAME Homecoming will be this Friday night at Summers County High School with the Bobcats hosting the Lumberjacks from Richwood. Summers County (5-3) is currently ranked 10th in the state in class AA and playoff hopes rest on a win on homecoming night. Come out and support the Bobcats and cheer them on to victory and they fight for their first football state playoffsince 1997. Game time is 7:30. YOUTH FOOTBALL Summers County Youth Football will be conducting board officer elections and accepting applications Sandstone - Richmond's Store 11:45-12:15 Week 2 Schedule Tuesday - Oct. 9,23; Nov. 7 (a Wednesday); Dec. 4,18 Pipestem TBA - 10-10:30 a.m. Jumping Branch Parking Lot Across from Abshire's 11-11:30 Nimitz Missionary Baptist Church parking lot 11:45-12:15 Thursday - Oct. 11,25; Nov. 8; Dec. 6,20 Riverside Rest - parking lot by quionset hut 10-10:30 a.m. Pence Springs Country Roads Store 10:45-11:15 Lowell Market 11:30-12 Talcott VFD 12:35-1:05 SC Nursing & Rehabilitation (Residents & Staffonly) 1:15-1:45 Friday Oct. 12,26; Nov. 9; Dec. 7,21 Forest Hill Parking lot junction of routes 12 &122 10-10:30 Dept. of Transportation parking lot 10:45-11:15 Summers Landing 11:30-12 Summers County ARH 12:15- 12:30 Open to the public/staff 12:30- 12:45 Deliverers to patients. How It Works: The bookmobile runs on a two week alternating schedule. Materials are checked out for 2 weeks but can be renewed twice; this means you can have materials for up to 6 weeks. There are NO FINES on bookmobile materials S o m e stops are not open to the public, like our schools and nursing home stops. These are clearly marked on the schedule. The bookmobile runs on the same schedule as the public schools. When schools is cancelled for a holiday, the bookmobile is cancelled. Also, if school is on a two hour delay, so is the bookmobile. If school is closed due to weather, the bookmobile will not run. Notice The proportion of West Virginia workers paid an hourly wage at or below the federal minimum standard declined in 2011, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Wednesday. There were 462,000 workers being paid hourly rates in West Virginia last year. The bureau said 20,000 of them earned the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, while 14,000 earned less than that. The portion of state workers earning at or below minimum wage fell from 9.3 percent to 7.4 percent. Still, that was above the national average and was the fourth-highest proportion among the states. Georgia had the highest rate at 9.6 percent, followed by Mississippi, 8.5; and Texas, 8.0. The bureau said 68 percent, or 23,000, of the hourly workers making minimum wage or less in West Virginia were female. That was Tues. Oct. 23, 2012 Hinton News - 3 LEGiSLATiVE U PDATE gg Delegate Virginia Mahan West Virginia earned an average of $12.78 per hour last year, up from $12.43 in 2010. The average hourly rate last year for men in West Virginia was $14.54, down 29 cents from 2011. For women, the 2011 rate of $10.92 was up 36 cents from 2010. Nationally, the average hourly wage was $12.71 in 2011. Men earned an average of $13.80 per hour, while women earned $11.98. The portion of West Virginia workers being paid at or below the federal minimum wage peaked at 40,000 in 2010 after hitting a low of 14,000 in 2006. The bureau first made such data available in 2000. The percentage of state workers earning minimum wage exceeded those making below the minimum for the second straight year. The bureau noted that West Virginia workers earning wages below the federal minimum does not necessarily indicate violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act because of exemptions to the minimum wage provisions of the law. The state's minimum wage has been set at $7.25 an hour since July 2008. It was raised to $6.55 per hour in July 2007, $5.85 per hour in July 2006, and $5.15 per hour ia September 1998. The federal minimum wage was last raised in 2009, also to $7.25. The proportion of U.S. hourly workers earning that or less was 5.2 percent. If you would like to follow the daily action of the Legislature, visit the 80th Legislature on the web at As always, I welcome and appreciate your input on this or any other legislative issue. Please call me at (304) 340-3102 or write to Delegate Virginia Mahan, Room 206E, Building 1 State Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305. down from 70 percent, or 28,000 females, in 2010. Overall, hourly employees in First Century Bankshares, Inc. i Warehouse Prices New and Used Red Tag Sale Declares Third Quarter Dividend On October 16, the Board of Directors of First Century Bankshares, Inc., (OTCBB - FCBS) declared its third quarter dividend to shareholders. The Board declared a regular dividend, in the amount of $0.16 per common share. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record November 6, 2012, and is expected to be paid on or about November 16, 2012. First Century Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that owns First Century Bank, headquartered in Bluefield, West Virginia, with 12 offices and 17 ATM locations throughout southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. to greatness if greatness is expected of him. --John Steinbeck for coaches for the 2013 year. BOOK SALE *** Nominatios.wiIl be accepted until  Com'eto theAnnual Library Book .. to rise. the last regular season.home game., saleon.'0ctober 19 . thru 28 every',': .,,tz is.the nature og'man ...... ' ,Contact Traci Gales-secretary if you. day ,, from 9 ,a,rm te 4 p.m, New are interested. 304-894-1093. location at 216 - 3rd. Ave. Next to the CASE Office. *** Paid Political Advertising Veteran, Educator, Sunday School Teacher, Farmer. West Virginia House of Delegates, 28th. District Roy. C. Cooper understands the complexity of our heritage and the demands of our future. "Elect Roy C. Cooper for a less intrusive, more responsible state government." ENDORSEMENTS Roy's candidacy has been endorsed by the following organizations: [1 West Virginians for Life [ West Virginians for Coal [1 West Virginia Family Foundation West Virginia Business and Industry Council [1 West Virginia Automobile Dealers Association [ West Virginia Farm Bureau Elect Roy Cooper, House of Delegates, 28th District Pol. ad paid by Roy G. Cooper I Double Sided Furniture, Antiques On Select Items Made in WV and Uniques Starting Oct. 9th Severa! Styles Plus Isotonic Foam & Pillow Top (LayawayN0tAvailable) HOURS: Tue.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm * Layaway * Visa & Mastercard Accepted Ruritan Harvest Sale & Auction Marie Ruritan Bldg. Marie, WV. Sat. Oct. 27/10:30 a,m. Molasses, Applebutter, Wood, Honey, Potatoes, Turnips. Items from Estate of Jim Miller, numerous miscellaneous i!ems, Sto! (!eve and Tiger Shark golf clubs.Locally ,:made Dresden Plate Quilt, Grafts and, Homemadebaked goods. Lunch served by New Hope United Methodist Church, Marie Friendship Club, Marie Ruritan Club. WALK FOR HER LIFETIM XVl TWO LITTLE WORDS - "THANK YOU" - somehow seem inadequate to express the appreciation of the "WALK FOR HER LIFETIME" Committee for all the wonderful community support given to us this year. We are grateful and humbled by your response to our request to help us help others in the fight against breast cancer in Summer County. The weather was a little threatening on Saturday morning, October 6, 2012, but it couldn't dampen the spirits of the walkers that came to show their support for our project, we THANK YOU; For every person or organization that donated items for our yard sale, helped us with chili, donated food and drinks, helped us to publicize our event, and supported us in so many other ways, we THANK YOU; For the enthusiastic Summers County High School band, Pat McGrady and Missa Meadows that performed for us on the day of the Walk, we THANK YOU; For the breast cancer survivors in our community who came to offer inspiration to others, and to lead our walk, your faith and grace fill our hearts and keep us ever focused on our mission, we THANK YOUI By the hard work and determination of the Summers County community, we raised NINETEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SIXTY ONE AND 05/100 ($19,161.05) this year! EVERY dollar of that amount will remain in Summers County for the use and benefit of Summers County residents that have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and/or may be in need of a mammogram and unable to afford that service. CONGRATULATIONS to Pat Stennett, winner of our Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) cash drawing, and THANK YOU to each and every person who purchased a ticket on that prize that helped the Committee to bring in a little more than TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ($2,000) ;n ticket sales! We would like to list every single person, business, organization, school and church that had a hand in making this the best" Walk" ever. However, time and space will not permit that - so we will have to settle on a simple, heartfelt "THANK YOU"! Please talk to your family, friends and neighbors and help us identify any one that may be in need of our services. Raising the funds is just part of what we do - only when those funds are utilized to help others' will our mission be complete! For more information, please contact Stephanie Elkins at (304) 309-4044, or Margie Temple Home: 304-466- 1937 or shop 304 466-1011, or any Committee member listed below. "Walk for Her Lifetime" Committee: Erma Meadows, Pauline Meadows, Donna Baker, Connie Willey, Stephanie Elkins, Millie Meador, Vickie Armendariz, Shirley Conner, Shirla Ballard, Vera Epling, Drema Turner, Trish Meadows, Delda Furrow, Boise Furrow, Janice Fox, Penny Cole, Crystal Sears, Caryll Lilly, Kim Rodes, Melinda Gore and Margie Temple, Chairman.