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2 - Hinton News Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 More and More People are Reading our Newspaper 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 I ! Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (plesseprlnt) City. State Zip._ L TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 --.J arms Talcott. West Virginia. On )ctober 26, 2017 students and ~achers from Talcott Elementary 3chool's first through fifth grades lit)ted Sprouting Farms in Talcott, W'V. Sprouting Farms is a non-profit farm and education center, working to increase local food production to meet regional demand and develop new farmers in the New River and Greenbrier Valley region. The when they planted Romaine and Iceberg lettuce into seed trays. The trays, or fiats, planted by the students will grow in the farm's greenhouse for one month. Three hundred and fifty young heads of lettuce will be transferred to a high tunnel and finish growing for two months in the ground. When the lettuce is ready to harvest, students and teachers at Talcott Elementary students came to see the farm in School will get to enjoy farm-fresh, Railroad Vignattes: A True Story. Reprint from The Train Dispatcher by permission. This true story is told by a railroad man who became famous as a professional writer of railroad stories. His name was Cy Warman. This story, of the "Ghost Train" variety, is fully documented and its truth is well established. Many years ago when the Denver & Rio Grande Western was entirely a narrow-gauge road, it was very crooked. A locomotive of the type known as "sewing machines" groups throughout the day. They local lettuce that they helped plant. As the engineer on the special t~u~e~ ~I/e ]~arm wzth Sprouting StaYtuhedlbr/fictures of the lettuce ~ .... ,,-,v, r-~.,, ~ ~,~,,~ ! ~.~.~,f,i,:,-~i Farms staff and got their hai:i~" growing an~ 'm~ng its' way~ tlae , .... ii{ dirty-planting seeds. Students and kids lunches! ' : teachers saw the farm's greenhouse, Any questions can be directed high tunnels, fields, and they even toward Amanda Harris, Education saw a tractor pulling potatoes from and Outreach Coordinator. Phone: # the farm's potato field. Sprouting 301-742-0960; Email: amanda Farms' staff were excited to have @sproutingfarms.org. students visit, and were very For more information about impressed by their focus and Sprouting Farms please visit attention, www.sproutingfarms.org or on At the end of each trip, students Facebook @SproutingFarms got to try farming out for themselves V.F.W MEETING HEALTH DEPARTMENT V.F.W Casey Jones Post 4500 SCHEDULE meetings 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. Immunizations are given every monthly at Veterans Museum 419 Monday and Wednesday at the Ballengee St. Hinton. Veterans Summers County Health Needed. Department. Please call if any Call 304-250-4152 or 304-573- questions 304-466-3388. 3550 for more information. Education Today Teacher Study Reveals Homework Surprise (NAPS)--If your kids are like most, they tell you they have too much home- work. A recent University of Phoenix online studyt of more than 1,000 U.S. K-12 teachers, however, suggests that may not really be the case. Homework Time According to the survey, less than half of high school teachers assign three or more hours of homework a week, while 27 percent of all K- 12 teachers assign an hour or less--or even no homework at all. This is in line with recent data from a Morning Consult survey commissioned by University of Phoenix, which found that 46 percent of American adults feel less than one hour of homework per day is appropriate for elementary school, and 38 percent feel less than two hours per day is appropriate for high schoolL "This data challenges the notion that American teachers are continuing a reli- ance on outside schoolwork:' says Pam- ela Roggeman, Ed.D., academic dean for the College of Education at University of Phoenix, which commissioned the study. "In reality, many educators are embracing new models of learning in lieu of traditional homework assign- ments. "reachers are opting for work outside of class that provides students with different experiences rather than just more 'drill and skill' practice:' Class Time The survey also looked into in-class teaching practices, particularly the use of technology. It found that 63 percent of K-12 teachers use technology in the classroom daily, up from 55 percent in 2016. Laptops remain the most common resource, with 86 percent of teachers us- ing them, but other technologies includ ing educational apps (58 percent) and 3-D printers (21 percent) are on the rise. Forty-one percent of teachers use social media in the classroom, up from 32 per- cent in 2016. Surprisingly, many educators nev- ertheless remain wary of technology's effect on learning. Although 63 percent nf teachers say edtech helps create a more interactive learning e'xperience, 25 per- cent still feel intimidated by students' knowledge and use of technology. Mean- while, 71 percent of teachers feel person- al devices make it more difficult for stu- dents to pay attention in group settings. l)r. Rnggeman notes, "New technol- ugy can serve as a nsefu] resource for Teachers today rely more on tech- nology and less on homework. educators and students alike, which is why so many teachers have come to em- brace it. That said, this data suggests that many teachers are introducing edtech cautiously. In some cases, they are unfa- miliar with certain resources, but more often, they worry that personal devices will become an unwelcome distraction:' Where Teachers Can Learn University of Phoenix College of Ed- ucation has been educating teachers and school administrators for more than 30 years. It provides bachelor's and mas- ter's degree programs for individuals who want to become teachers or current educators and administrators seeking advanced degrees to strengthen their professional knowledge. With education programs available throughout most of the U.S., the College of Education has a distinct grasp of the national education picture and priorities for teacher prepa- ration. Faculty members on average bring more than 17 years of professional experience to the classroom. Universi- ty of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, rel- evant and engaging courses, and inter- active learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. Where You Can Learn More For further information about teacher preparation program~ continuingteacher education and professional develnpment programs at University of Phoenix, visit www.phoenix.edu/education. For infi)rmation about all University of Phoenix programs, including on-time completion rates and the median debt incurred by students who completed the program, visit www.phoenix.edu/ programs/gainful-employment. (because all their machinery was in sight) was trying to make a certain It is said that every mind reacts saw an engine sitting on it." spur or "stub track" for the general differently in those few seconds Both the superintendent and the managdr's special, against whichthe when he awaits the swish of the conductor laughed because they light engine held a"time order." The grim reaper's scythe. Apparently both knew there was no siding east time was growing alarmingly short everyone does not review his past of Coyote. When they arrived at and the engineer of the light engine life at such a moment; some, it is Green River, the operator handed knew that the hugger on the special said, waste time thinking about the superintendent a message would be crowding the limit. As the trifles. The engineer of the special reading, "Engine 57 is off the track little engine racked around the had a small boy, and the lad had and nearly offthe right-of-way 1,000 climbed on the picket fence to kiss yards east of Coyote Spur, but still corners, screaming at every curve, the engineer and fireman kept a :this father good bye that morning, on her feet." sharp lookout ahead, counting the but he slipped, fell, and hung there That explained the "ghost minutes and reckoning the miles with a fence picket through the seat engine." It was concluded that at the that lay between them and the spur. of his new pair of trousers. It was moment when the engineer shut off The special's running authority also so funny that now, as the power on the "sewing machine" she was a train order reading, "Run engineer recalled the circumstance, wasjust rounding a sharp curve and special to Grand Junction avoiding he threw back his head and laughed went offthe track, lit squarely on her all regular trains. Extra engine 57 as hard as he had ever laughed in wheels and went plowihg over the has until 5:55 p. m. to make Coyote his life. The fireman, casting a look hard adobe of the desert. The engine Spur against you." Under the rules at his companion, saw him laughing had been working hard and running of the road in those days, five and concluded that the engineer had faster than the recommended minutes were allowed for variation gone completely off his rocker in maximum speed for such a small- in watches so that light engine 57 these last moments, wheeled machine. Had the throttle was required to be in the clear at When the hugger finished hisremained open, she might have Coyote at 5:50, but then as now the laugh, he still felt no crash, and made the curve all right, but the rules were sometimes bent a bit. looked ahead. The track was clear! sudden relaxation of all her tension Also the engineer on the the sewing He unlatched the reverse lever and caused a jar that threw her machine was known to be a gambler, threw the engine in forward motion, completely off the rails. It was and he and his fireman spotted the The speed of the train which had certainly a lucky jar for her crew and smoke of the specialwhen they were been reduced but little, rapidly the crew of the special. yet four miles from the coveted picked up again. He looked at the Note .... The steam engines siding, and some five minutes, by fireman and said, ."Did you see referred to as "sewing machines" their watches, from the limit of 5:55 anything?" were also called "Mason Bogie." when they were to plan on the"No," said the fireman, "Did you?" They were manufactured by the special passing Coyote. The engineer shook his head.Mason Machine Works of Taunton, The two men hardly glanced at Mass. ' ~.DI{ " By Dan Heyman more vulnerable than, say, Charleston, W.Va. renewable energy farms on the Gulf A federal proposal to boost the Coast. "Most outages that people reliability of the power grid would experience in their homes or cost billions and do little to make the businesses are caused by the grid more stable, according to transmission or distribution research. The Department of Energy system," Schlissel said. is proposing a subsidy for coal and "Hurricane Harvey hit in Texas, nuclear plants that stockpile 90 days where there's 5,000 megawatts of of fuel to ensure electricity in an wind. None of the turbines fell. They emergency. But a recent weren't damaged. "Comments on the nonpartisan study showed the plan proposal from the Union Of would cost taxpayers more than $10 Concerned Scientists and others billion a year. pointed out it was fossil fuel and And in fact, fuel supply was not nuclear plants that went offline the issue when coal plants failed during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. during the 2014 polar vortex and Schlissel said the big historical Hurricane Harvey earlier this year. blackouts on the East Coast were David Schlissel, director of resource caused by failures in the planning analysis at the Institute for transmission and distribution Energy Economics and Financial system. Analysis, said power lines are much He said renewables can be more Minor Symptoms Turned Out To Be A Major-League Disease (NAPS)--Like most people starting retirement, Angela $2 was thinking about how to manage volunteer work, , : : help her children finish college, and : - : /:( just starting to consider 'what's the next ........ : chapter: when her husband, Shawn, no- ticed that she was having trnuble tying 7.~'::, ~ her shnelaces. "lhey inked that she was either too stressed or too relaxed, but The more Americans living with AI.$ when Angela's left leg started feeling learn about the disease the better weak, she finally went to a doctor. It they'll be able to deal with it. turned out to he Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (AI.S), called AI.S, sometimes generations won't have to even worry called l.ou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a about it, ever" progressive disease--it gets worse over May is ALS awareness month. In time--that attacks the nerve cells that 1939, [,ou Gehrig, a beloved baseball control voluntary movement. No one player, first brought attention to this dis- knows Ior sure what causes ALS, and ease that sadly bears his name. Over 78 there is no known cure. years later, researchers have made some Alier seeing a neurologist, Angela inroads into understanding some of the and Shawn did a little research to try to causes and are working hard to put to- tmderstand this disease. "lhey learned gether pieces of this puzzle. that AI.S affects nerve cells ill the brain Because learning more about ALS and the spinal cord that send messages is an important step in the battle to throughout the body. When these nerves defeat it, the federal Agency for "Fox- start to die, the brain can't control mus- ic Substances and Disease Registry tie movement. Ultimately, patients can (ATSDR) has developed the National become totally weakand then paralyzed. ALS Registry to gather confidential "Of course we were completely over health information front people who whelmed at first;' says Angela. "Shawn are living with the disease. You car~ was my rock, but rm worried about him learn more about the registry frntr too--I depend on him more and more:' www.cdc.gov/ALS, l)r. Patti Mehta Angela has become somewhat of a medical expert with the ATSDR an expert. "We want to do everything explains, "this information can heh we can to help ourselves now--and we doctors and scientists learn more a want to help researchers understand we work towards what causes AI.S all more about this disease st) that future possibly better treatments:' "llascd im i't'lll pcopJe; tilt' IlllIIICS art' IlOt used hl proh't l Ill lilt'HI pl'iPtl(y. NARCONON Narconon reminds families that abuse of heroin and opiod drugs ha~ become a national health crisis. Learn to recognize the signs of heroin abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/ blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. roared past Coyote Spur, he spotted each other again until they stopped the light engine emerging from a for water at Green River, but each shallow cut, still a quarter of a mile in his own mind was recalling all the away. The four men on the two wild talesofghosttralnshehadever engines knew at this point that heard. nothing could prevent a terrible When the special engineer had collision, and that in a few seconds shut off and reversed, the general they would all be piled in a dreadful manager, sitting with the heap. Both engineers called to their superintendent in the business car, firemen to jump, and both turned to asked the super, "When did you put has any upcoming events you would their windows and prepared to do so. in that siding?" like help promoting please go to The special engineer was in the act "That's Coyote Spur, and has been www.ExploreSummers County. com] of reversing his engine, and the there for six months,: was the reply, submitevent and complete the form other engineman merely shut offhis "I know very well where Coyote so we can add your event to our throttle, braced himself and awaited Spur is," said the G. M., "but we just calendar and help further promote the crash, passed a siding on the north, for I it through social media. You can find 9 decentralized and much less dependent on those power lines. Critics describe the plan as a thinly veiled, multi billion dollar subsidy for the fossil fuel and nuclear power industries. According to the DOE, more than 500 coal generating units have closed since 2002, and eight nuclear reactors announced they were closing last year. Schlissel said with cheap natural gas, wind and solar now on the market, those plants just can't compete. "Plants that are not economic to continue operating will be subsidized," he said. "And that's what this proposal by the administration intends to do is put a thumb on the scale. "He said at a time when there is plenty of electricity available for the grids, the DOE proposal as an expensive solution in searchof a problem. ADDICTION SCREENINGS Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or rewferrals.. 1-800-431-1754. Event Postings Via Expl Summers County Tourism Website If your business or organization us on Facebook under "Explore Summers County." We also have a bulletin board in our window if you have event fliers for display. 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