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10 - Hinton News Tues. Oct. 31, 2017 Letter to the Editor Drug Overdose e o JOHN HENRY DAYS MEETING The John Henry Days Committee will not meet again until January 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Our February and March meetings are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. as well. We will revert back to 7:00 p.m. at our April meeting. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the United States with heroin and other opiates being the largest contributor. If your loved one is struggling with drug abuse of any kind, now is the time to get them the help they need. Learn more about the signs of heroin addiction. If you believe one of your loved ones is abusing drugs, learn how you can make a difference by visiting http://www .narcononnewliferetreat.orgJdrug- rehab/ ADDICTION SCREENINGS Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 1- 800- 431-1754. GOSEPL SING DINNER The Jumping Branch- Nimitz Senior Community Center will be aaving a Gospel Sing on Nov. 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Singer will be GloryMen Mary. The Center is located on Rt. 3 behind the Jumping Branch tabernacle Church and beside lumping Branch School. Please Bring a covered dish. All ages welcome. COURTHOUSE CLOSED The Summers County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, November 10 for Veteran's Day. 2017 CHRISTMAS WALK Walk thru the historic Churches of Hinton as you remember and ponder the meaning of Christmas. This year's walk will be on Saturday, December 9, starting at 6 p.m. mt tlt SUMMERS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Summers County Historical Society will meet Tuesday evening, , November 14 in the basem Please bring some suitable food and/or drink items. The business meetiug will follow the meal. All members are urged to attend and the public is invited to attend. VETERANS DAY FUNDRAISER Sweet Springs Resort Park NOTICE CHRISTMAS BAZdkAR SUMMERS COUNTY ARH ~ Christmas Bazaar 8 a.m. -2 p.m. Auxiliary Gift Shop now has RADA Saturday Nov. 4th @ Trinity United PRODUCTS for sale. Hours are: Methodist Church Talcott, WV' Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sun. Handmade crafts, gifts and more. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Meals available which will include BOOK AVAILABLE a soup,sandwich,a dessert and a My Railroad story A 44 year drink for $5.00 baked goods also Journey is now available for sale for available for purchase separately. information call Dean Bennett at You don't want to miss this. 304-466-1402, Dear Editor: Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the Students in grades 3 through United States. In 2014, it surpassed 8 will begin taking a new West both car accidents and gun violence Virginia General Summative in numberofdeaths. Assessment (WVGSA) in spring Those with loved ones who are 2018,theWestVirginiaDepartment using opiates or heroin need to be of Education (WVDE) announced aware that opiates are the main today. American Institutes for contributors to this problem. With Research (AIR) was selected as drug dealers across the United the successful bidder following a States mixing new and powerful competitive review process. synthetic drugs into street opiates, The shift in the West Virginia's such as heroin, the chance of statewide assessment was a result accidental overdose has of the state legislation passed last exponentially increased. April (HB 2711) which, among The drug Fentanyl, U-47700, other things, required the WVDE and Furanyl can be 50 to 100 times to move away from the Smarter .more powerful than heroin, making Balanced exam and identify a new the risk of a fatal overdose much assessment to be used in grades 3 through 8. 'the new West Virginia General Summative Assessment will be closely aligned to West Virginia's Autumn Fest.. Veterans Day higher. Drug dealers have been Fundraiser. using this drug to increase the Memory Table will be set up by potency of their heroin at a lower Melvin Cantebury including the cost. famous "Sweet Springs Hotel" These new drugs are increasing standards and our educators will be blanket, the risk to any who abuse drugs as able to pr6vide input on test items," When: November 11, 2017 drug dealers press drugs into pills said Assistant Superintendent of Where: Sweet Springs Hotel and selling them under the guise of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Lou Grounds being something else. Today, those' Maynus. Time: 10 a.m. -6 p.m. who abuse drugs truly are at risk as Food by Volunteers & Friends of there is no telling what drugs they Sweet All Day. are taking. Music will be provided by White Now more than ever, it is Noise Co. essential to help those you know who 3-5 p.m. Bring an Instrumentare addicted to alcohol or drugs. Jail & Bail Trying to help someone with an You or one of your friends agree addiction can be more than to be axa'ested, and you or (they) pay frustrating. And although you just to get the person out of jail. want to help, many times they fight Professional Photographer will be against you ~ if you were the enemy. there to take pictures Bail amounts Don't be surprised if your loved even $25, $50, $100 accuses you of contributing to their Dessert Judging 3:30 p.m. addiction. Hear them out and take (Bring 2 of your favorite desserts, their words into consideration but 1 for Cook- all desserts will be at the end of the day realize getting donated for the public after judging them sober and continuing to live is and 1 for donation Pie Supper Sale) the most important thing. Tours ofoldHotel These drugs have made it 1.11:00 a.m. potentially life threatening to be an 2. 2:00 p.m. abuser of any types of drugs. Get 3.5:00 p.m. yourself educated. If one of your (There will be charge as this loved ones is struggling with fundraiser) addiction, get them into treatment. Arts-& Crafts Artists Don't wait until it is too late. Local HoneyVendors There are many different Bring your wares and set up for approaches to the challenge of how event. Free set up - 20% donation of to help a substance abuser. For free days income to fundraiser information, learn the steps of how For more information visit our to get someone' into treatment for Facebook Page: Sweet-Springs- heroin addiction. You can also visit Resort-Park-Foundation h t t p : / / w w w . n a r or Call 304-661-1747 cononnewliferetreat.orgibloglare- you-an-addict.html or call 1800-431- 1754 to get help for your loved ones. Reiy Clatison Denham Springs, LA. NHLBI: Exploring Research Directions In Hope Of A Widely Available Cure For Sickle Cell Disease (. Y ~ Image credit: Lallrel Mendelsohn. Emilia thlrbu, NItLBI Mixture of normal and sickle-shaped red blood cells taken from a blood sample of a person with sickle cell disease, as viewed through a fluo- rescent microscope. Another area of promise for sickle cell disease treatment is gene editing, which involves changing the DNA. An NHLBI research group recently showed that correcting the sickle mutation in hematopoietic stem cells from pa- tients with sickle cell disease,'and then transplanting them in mice, resulted in enough normal hemoglobin to have a potential benefit. Another recent study in a patient showed that replacing the sickle mutation by gene insertion (gene therapy) resulted in complete clinical remission of sickle cell disease. Howev- er, longer follow-up in more patients is required to confirm the long-term safe- ty and effectiveness of gene therapy for sickle cell disease. NHLBI is also conducting early re- search using small molecule drugs, in one recent NHLBl-funded study, re- searchers found a small molecule that binds to hemoglobin and increases its ability to bind to oxygem this could re- duce sickling of red blood cells. Since small molecules can be easily admin- istered, the hnpe is that this approach could become a cost-effective, widely available treatment for sickle cell dis- ease both in developed and developing countries. However, this approach has not been tested in humans yet. Over the next decade, NHI.BI is committed to conducting and fund- ing innovative research on sickle cell disease. Sickle cell patients who par- ticipate in research studies are criti- cal partners in discovering potential therapies and new approaches that im- prove our understanding of sickle cell disease. Although new preventive and treatment strategies might take years to develop, patients should take heart that today there are effective treatments that can help reduce symptoms and prohmg life. 'lb find out more about how you or a hwed one can participate in a clinical trial, go to dinicaltrials.gov and search sickle cell disease. (NAPS)--September is not just "back-to-school" month; it's National Sickle Cell Awareness Month--a month selected to call attention to a life-long illness affecting around 100,000 Amer- icans, the majority of whom are African American or Hispanic. Sickle cell disease is accompanied by severe pain attacks and poor oxygen delivery throughout the body that can cause critical damage to organs. Cur- rently, the only cure is hematopoietic stein cell transplantation (HSCT)--a costly procedure in which stem cells are taken frmn the hone marrow or blood of a healthy donor, and then injected into the recipient to generate red blood cells that do not sickle as do the cells in those with sickle cell disease--the characteris- tic that gives the disease its name. Un- fortunately, many people with sickle cell disease in the United States don't have a relative who is a lull genetic match and able to be a donor. "the National Heart, l,ung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a leader of feder- ally funded research efforts on sickle cell disease, is actively exploring sever- al safe and effective treatment options, and leading several initiatives designed to find a widely available cure for sickle cell disease. "the institute supports many research efforts that yield new therapies, optimize current treatments, enhance pain management, and improve bone marrow transplant procedures to in- crease the body's acceptance of donor stem cells. One promising strategy that is be- ing studied in a clinical trial--a study that tests how well a new medical ap- proach works in people--is half-match bone marrow transplants. Bone marrow transplants can eliminate sickle cell dis- ease, ridding them of painftd and de- bilitating symptoms, and the need for a lifetime of pain medications and blood transfusions. "lhis halt=match approach could rnake bone marrow transplants accessible to more people living with sickle cell disease. "lhe NHI.BI also completed the Transcranial Doppler with Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (TWfFCH) trial. Based on earlier research that was funded by NHI,BI, regular blood trans- fusions have become the standard of care for reducing the risk of struke in children with sickle cell disease. 'lhe TWfI'('H study found that daily treatment with hy- droxyurea--an oral medicine to help re- duce or prevent several complications of sickle cell disease--is as effective as blood transfusions at reducing blood flow ve- locities in the brain, a key risk factor fi~r stroke. NHI,IH is committed to addition- al studies that can prevent strokes and other sickle cell-related complications. Summers Co. Farm Bureau Annual Dinner It is that time of year again. The Summers County Farm Bureau would like to invite all toils County Members & their families to our annual dinner which will be held Nov. 4, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m. The Annual Dinner will be held at the Summers Co. Memorial Building, Hinten, WV. Please bring a covered dish & lets celebrate another year of membership. BENEFIT DINNER/AUCTION A Benefit Dinner & Auction for Willie Jones will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 @ Talcott School. Spaghetti Dinner, Bake Sale & Silent Auction from 4 - 7 p.m. Live auction begins at 7 p.m. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 14th Annual Christmas Bazaar to be held Sat. Dec. 2 at the Freight Depot in downtown Hinten. To reserve your space at the Bazaar, please contact Nicole Miller at 304-309-4181, or Margie Temple at Grandma's House (304) 466-1011. First come - first serve. Deadline Nov. 24th. V.F.W MEETING V.F.W Casey Jones Post 4500 meetings 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. monthly at Veterans Museum 419 Ballengee St. Hinton. Veterans Needed. Call 304-250-4152 or 304-573- 3550 for more information. We assessment solution, includingvaluable information regarding interim benchmark assessments student performance on the with item analysis available interim benchmark and diagnostic to teachers to provide ongoingassessments, including specific feedback and practice throughout connections to the West Virginia the year." College- and Career-Readiness AIR was selected as the successful Standards. bidder because their proposal more The AIR assessment will be closely met the specifications of the administered in an online format request for proposal (RFP). for all students in grades 3 through AIR will initially provide a 8. blueprint of test items from their Braille and large format existing item bank to the WVDEassessments will be available in for review, which considers items paper format. that most closely align with the AIR also will administer a West Virginia College- and Career- science assessment for students in Readiness Standards. grades 5 and 8. Select West Virginia educatorsThe assessment should take no will have the opportunity to review more than four hours for students test items and provide input, not taking the science assessment After the first year of and no more than five-and-a-half administration, educators also will hours for students taking the be given the opportunity to develop science assessment. new test items to enhance the Educatorswill have access to assessment, student reports within 12 business Additionally, educators will days of test administration. have access to AIR's AIR Ways "AIR provides a complete reporting platform, which provides For those who enjoy Civil War delivers a richly satisfying tale at 1:30 by the author, followed by history, romance, and a tale set set in the hills of what soon would the opportunity for discussion and in lush mountain settings, a new become West Virginia. purchase of signed books. novel, Madam's Creek, by Summers Madam's Creek explores the Come on out for a celebration of County resident Betsy Reeder power of love and the sting ofour region, which has often been released mid-October, betrayal in a land shattered by overlooked in its grit, beauty, and A launch party has been set war. historic significance. for Saturday, November 11, from The magnificent landscape of the Madam's Creek is available 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Summers New River serves as backdrop for nationally in bookstores and online County Public Library. the tender love story of Marcus and retailers as of October 15, 2017. Author, Donna Meredith gave Maylene, fully human characters Canterbury House Publishing, Madam's Creek high praise, saying, sure to win your hearts." ISBN: 978-1-94540100-8, trade soft "In the tradition of New York Times During the launch party, therecover, $14.95. bestseller, Cold Mountain, Reeder will be a brief talk and reading Delegates Roy Cooper and John D. O'Neal 28th District We are pleased to announce thatThe request was submitted as assist TalcottFire Department in requested funding for Talcott Fire an emergency request at the end meeting the substantial debt they Department has been approved byof the last session of the legislature incurred during the certification the Chairman of the House Finance and is contingent upon each branch process. Committee Eric Nelson. The request of state government supplying an This approval for funding would must now be approved by the equal amount of funding, not have been possible without the Senate Finance Committee and the This funding, when finally help of Delegate George "Boogie" Governor. approved by the governor will Ambler fromthe 42ndDistrict. There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp. --John Steinbeck LIFELINE SCREENING ~. Life~ Line,Screening, a leading provider ,of community:'based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at First Presbyterian Church on 10/31/2017. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll free 1- 888-653-6441 or visit http:// lifelinescreening.com/ communitcircle or text the word circle to 797979. Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. --Zelda Fitzgerald 37th ANNUAL ART & (3RAFT show Honest differences are often a healthy s|gn 6f p~i/~reis. " The Country Craft Guild is proud --Mahatma Gandhi to announce that we are celebrating ,, our 37th Annual Art and Craft Sale on Saturday November 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Chuck ., Mathena Center, 2 Stafford Timid men prefer the calm of despo- Commons, Princeton, WV. High tism to the tempestuous sea of liberty, quality locally made arts and crafts. --Thomas Jefferson Free admission. E-maih country ** craftguild about your club, church group and civic organizations, births, engagements, weddings, academ ic honors, men and women in the armed services, sports and all community activities. To be considered for publication, items should be timely, either typed (NOT in all caps) or printed legibly. The best way to send an article by e-mail is to cut and paste the article in to the body of the e-mail. The best way to send a photo isjpg. They should be sent as an attachment only. hintonl000@aol.com VETERANS MUSEUM HOURS The Museum will be open each Saturday from 12 noon to 4:00 p,m. Historical Displays range from Early frontier days, the Revolutionary War, The Civil War, World War I, World War If, Korea, Viet Nam, and to the Present Mideast. Tour guides are present. Admission is free or g & Other Sat. Sept. 2 thru Sun. Nov. 4 Princeton, WV., Every Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Princeton Flea Market on Oakvale Road Lewisburg, WV., Every Sat. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Adkins Auto Parts across from Walmart Pence Springs, WV., Every Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pence Springs Flea Market Sam Black Church- at old Exxon Every Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ph: 1-855-440-SENG Pay Cash - No Lot Too Small Or Large HINTON .~. HISTORIC DISTRICT