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Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 Hinton News -5 • Oa! lnl West Virginia children improve in key indicators of well- being Children in poverty continue to struggle and children of color struggle disproportionately Written by Tricia C. Kingery, M.A., M.B.A. WV KIDS COUNT Executive Director The future of West Virginia lies An area of eontinued concern live above 200 percent of federal in the hands of our children and over time is poverty, poverty ($49,200 for a family of • grandchildren. Ensuring that kids In fact, the Data Book indicates four) compared to 51 percent of do well today ensures that we all do that children living in poverty children overall in West Virginia well tomorrow, remains the most problematic and 56 percent nationwide. That's why West Virginia has child well-being indicator for West ThisisthesecondRaceforResults been working hard to improve Virginia. The 2017 KIDS COUNTreport by the Casey Foundation; child well-being in every area of Data Book reports that 25 percent the Foundation released the first life. Although there are many of West Virginia's children were report in 2014. challenges, this work is producing living in poverty in 2015, which is The report measures children's encouraging results! the same percentage of children progress on the national and state Over the last few years, West that were living in poverty in 2010. levels on key education, health and Virginia has been making steady This is higher than the national economic milestones by racial and progress in key indicators of child average of 21 percent, ethnic groups• well-being. Additionally, the state is not "We have not succeeded until The Mountain State ranks doing well for its children of color, all children from every racial and among the top 10 states in theaccordlng totheCaseyFoundation's ethnic background have succeeded. nation with the lowest number of 2017 Race for Results report.Our future depends on their well- uninsured children. The report shows little progress being and the realization of their According to the Annie E. Casey among African-American and potential• Foundation's 2017 KIDS COUNT Latino children, who account for At the same time, we need to Data Book, the percentage of West more than 22,900, or 6.1 percent, of acknowledge that there is more Virginia children without health the children in West Virginia. work to be done," said Dr. William insurance has dropped from 5 Counties with the highest White, Executive Director, Herbert percent to 3 percent• percentage of children of color Henderson Office of Minority West Virginia also saw include Berkeley (11.6 percent), Affairs. improvements in the teen birthJefferson (11.5 percent), Mercer WV KIDS COUNT and the rate which fell from 45 percent to (11.2 percent), Raleigh (10.1Herbert HendersonOffice of 32 percent, percent), McDowell (9.8 percent), Minority Affairs encourage For this trend to continue,Monongalia (9.7 percent), Cabell increased work and investment in everyone -- legislators, public (9.4 percent)and Ohio (8.7critical areas of child well-being officials, child advocates, educators, percent), throughout the state• parents and the media -- must act The key indicator of economicWe urge policymakers not to back on behalf of kids and families to security--children living in families away from targeted investments improve well-being for aH of West above 200 percent of federal poverty that help West Virginia's children Virginia's children regardless of and children living in low-poverty become healthier, more likely to their race, ethnic, or economic areas--stayed about the same or complete high school and better status• worsened for African-Americans positioned to contribute to the state We celebrate the improvementsand Latinos. and national economy as adults. in the well-being of children in West According to Race for Results, Together, we can make West Virginia but, at the same time, in West Virginia, only 28 percent Virginia a great place to be a kid! acknowledge that there is more of African-American children work to be done - by %veryone. and 31 percent of Latino children Secretary Warner Declares the Results of the October Special Election CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Voter turnout was 10 percent gave their time to ensure a smooth Virginia Secretary of State Mac of those registered to vote by the election process." Sweet Springs, WV The Autumn Fest held at Sweet Springs Resort Park (The Old Hotel) on Saturday November 11, 2017 was a huge success. The event was held in the Dining Room and Chapel of the old building and is the first event inside the hotel in many years. Ashby Berkley purchased the property and has turned the beautiful old buildings and grounds into a public park, not only for local folks, but for national use. Thomas Jefferson designed the old hotel, 8 of our former Presidents visited the property as well as many famous people of history, like Ben Franklin to enjoy the bathing spa & wonderful sweet waters. It is indeed a beautiful place and should be enjoyed by all. Tours of the Old Hotel was offered 5 times with many people enjoying the time spent on the tour. Arietta DuPre, Administrative Assistant of Sweet Springs Park, The Dessert Bake off' was a and a give-a-way. success as well: Margaret Cantley THANK YOU to all the vendors of Pence Springs won 1st place with that participated in the event. her Applesauce Cake. Several volunteers worked the Oassie Canterbury of Pence event throughout the day and many Springs won 2nd place with her THANKS to them for all their hard Lemon Pound Cake & Diana work, there was free coffee and Griffith of Sweet Springs won 3rd muffins for our Veterans, and at place with her Fresh Apple Cake. 3:00 PM everyone was able to enjoy Thanks to each and every one for the wonderful music by the band their entries. White NoiSe Co. out of Summers Venders were on hand with County. several items for sale, and Melvin They were wonderful and Canterbury of Sweet Springs set volunteered their time for the up a Memory Table with wonderful Autumn Fest event. items from the days of the Old If you are interested in having Hotel, including the famous Sweet a talented band for your event, Springs Hotel blanket, contact Barbara or Bradley Trivitt Other vendors were: Oassie on Facebook. Canterbury - hand made crafts & The day ended with everyone started the tours, then Ashbybaked goods & breads ...... Sweet Berkley, Project Manager of Sweet Springs Hammocks - hand crafted Springs Park conducted the tours, hammocks & hand made hats ....... offering history of the building and Margaret Cantley - Star of David fresh honey ..... Brenda Wilson of that participated as a vendor, Princeton - Creative Consultant, volunteer, and band members offered face painting ..... Theresa visiting and talking about holding Huber - Occupational, Massage, more events in the Spring. Pain & Aroma Therapist offered Follow the facebook page: therapy massages and creams Sweet Springs Resort Park ....... Issac & Rhoda Hostetler - Foundation or our website at www. sweetspringsresortpark.org for more information on upcoming events. You can also email: Warner issued a proclamation September 18th deadline. County commissions, working as the area includin ....... , gsomeoime~lwl glassware & Fudge ...... Amanda sweetspringsresortpark@yahoo. yesterday that the results of the 'Thanks to quick work by county the Board of Canvassers, canvassed War Histo that is a lar e -art of October 7th sp~˘.~al~:.et~-~:~'~lerksandcountycom~ssions~:~e ....... ry g p Gum.- Community Radiology of com or ~weet,sp.ring~0~sista~at@ ~' ~ theresul~S. ~ 'i; ..... i .... • :the:~rea history.: ~ : ~ ~irginia~offered se~.if~ee items ~ l "th6i~ance of ~d~nds ar~n~w~ofOctober's special ............. ~: :~ commissions sent; copies of the ..... : .......... ~ ........ ..... ......... ~:~,,i , certified (attachment). election," said Secretary Warner. certifications to the Secretary of Voters cast 122,419 ballots in the "I'm thankful for those who took the State's Office. October 7th special election, with time and effort to let their voices be The amendment provides for the 72.85 percent of voters approving heard, improvement and construction of theRoadstoProsperityAmendmentI am also thankful for the hard roads in the state by the issuance of 2017, and 27.15 percent voting work put in by our 55 county clerks, of bonds not to exceed $1.6 billion. againstthe amendment, their staff, and the poll workers who volunteer group of individuals SUMMERS COUNTY ARH Capito Statement on Green Bank Observatory Study whose goals are to rehome pets and Auxiliary Gift Shop now has RADA assist families who need help paying PRODUCTS for sale. Hours are: for spay and neuter of dogs and cats. Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sun. Senator Shelley Moore Capito community. Senator Capito said. (R-W.Va.) issued the following'~rhe Green Bank Observatory NSF will hold a public meeting statement about the National is a national treasure that helps to to discuss its recommendations on Science Foundation's (NSF) Draft foster discovery and inspire future November 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at Environmental Impact Statement generations to pursue science. Green Bank Science Center, 155 for West Virginia's Green Bank As a member of the Senate Observatory Road, Green Bank, Observatory. Appropriations Committee, I WV. The statement recommends that have supported its continued Background: Last year, NSF Green Bank seek collaboration operations and worked with the announced it would conduct an with outside entities and partners National Science Foundation every environmental impact statement to fulfill its science and education step of the way as this study was process to 'evaluate potential mission, being developed. I will continue environmental impacts associated NSF will host a public meeting to advocate for Green Bank, the with proposedchangestooperations on November 30, 2017 to discuss talented scientists who work there, at Green Bank Observatory in its recommendations with the local and the students it inspires," Green Bank, West Virginia.' A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people. 2017 CHRISTMAS WALK --Will Rogers Walk thru the historic Churches *** of Hinton as you remember and Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet ponder the meaning of Christmas. reminds you of someone else. This year's walk will be on Saturday, --Ogden Nash December 9, starting at 6 p.m. i~ iii~i!!ii ii i~ ii !~ i!i!i~i~iiiil ~il / ~ ~ Five Helpful Tips For Staying Fit And Fantastic After Age 50 Check with your doctor about the regi- men that's best for you. If you develop body pain, turn to topical pain relievers with lidocaine in- stead of over- the- counter pills. According to the Center for Medi- care Advocacy, "[Lidocaine] is a highly effective pain reliever and its unique nonnarcotic and nonaddictive proper- ties make it a benign alternative to opi- oids, without the risks and devastating side effects of opioids:' For example, Salonpas Lidocaine Plus from the world's No. 1 (OTC Top- ical Analgesics Patch) brand contains two powerful anesthetics: 4 percent li- docaine, the maximum strength avail- able without a prescription, and 10 percent benzyl alcohol. The benzyl alco- hol is fast acting while the lidocaine is long lasting. Together, they desensitize aggravated nerves for temporary relief of back, neck, shoulder, knee or elbow pain. Unscented for discreet relief, nonir- ritating and nongreasy, Salonpas Lido- caine Plus is available in two convenient forms: cream and roll-on. Learn More For further facts on relieving pain and improving health, go to www. salonpas.us. **, BOOK AVAILABLE Don't make use of another's mouth unless it has been lent to you. My Railroad story A 44 year --Belgian Proverb Journey is now available for sale for *** information call Dean Bennett at ACWP 304-466-1402, ACWP is a non-profit all NOTICE We will rehome entire litters of 1:00-3:00 p.m. puppies who will receive veterinary care before going to their forever homes. If you would like us to visit 2017 CHRISTMAS WALK your educational event please give Walk thru the historic Churches us a call. 855-984-7387. of Hinton as you remember and For spay/neuter assistance go to ponder the meaning of Christmas. www.acwp-wv.org and fill out a This year's walkwill be on Saturday, Voucher Request Form. If you see a December 9, starting at 6 p.m. dog or eat in a neglectful situation please call the sheriff. If you see a | stray dog on the road please call the | Animal Control Officer. I PUBLIC NOTICE | The Summers County[ Dilapidated Structure Committee| will meet quarterly the third[ Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Summers| COMMUNITY MARKET The Alderson Community Market is now being hosted in the grass between the Visitor's Center and Wolf Creek Gallery, between the hours of 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. have not changed. Entering the Fall season has brought a variety of new produce to the market place. The week's tasting features fried green tomatoes with carmelized garlic, peppers, and onions. Music and children activities wil begin at noon. about your club, church group and civic organizations, births, engagements, weddings, academic 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. hintonlOOO@aol,com County Memorial Building. The 2107 Meeting Dates are as • December TBA Regular Meeting Agenda • Welcome and Determination Quorunl • Old Business • Review and Approval of Minutes • New Business ] • Other Business I • Adjourn / ] For more information contactI Stacy Ford, 304-466-7113 or emailI sford2@wvstate.edu (NAPS)--About one in every three Americans is age 50 or older. If you or someone you care about is among them-- or hopes to be someday--it may be wise to heed these five hints on keeping healthy, active and pain-free as you age. They come from Dr. Bob Arnot, an award-win- ning author of 12 books on nutrition and health, and former chief medical corre- spondent for CBS and NBC. Healthy Aging Ideas 1. Give good health a shot. Get your flu, shingles and pneumonia immuniza- tions. Follow your doctor's advice about regular cancer screening tests, stress tests and bone density measurements. Head off some of the problems of aging before they occur. 2.Stay mentally alert. Read the newspaper every day. Do the crossword puzzle. Play bridge or chess. Take--or teach--a class. Keeping your mind en- gaged could ward off the brain changes that lead to Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Stay socially active, too. If friends and family are far away, see if you can communicate electronically with computer programs such as Skype. 3. Don't smoke. You're never too old to quit. 4.Eat righL In addition to lots of fruits, vegetables and a few lean meats, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 4th 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Name brands You Know and PRices You Won't Believe! Items Include/not limited to: Furniture, dishes, purses, pots and pans, tools, knives, sporting goods, bedding, decorations, seasonal, toys, clothing, mystery boxes, electronics, AND SO MUCH MOREl All items overstock from Major Department Stores and Television Shopping Networks! Located-at Old Freight Depot 509 Commercial Ave. Hinton, WV 25951 Call 304-228-7541 for more info! Dr. Arnot is also an avid athlete who excels as • Paddleboard World Championship award winner. older people should consume foods with vitamin B12, such as fortified cereals. Also, add flavor to foods with spices and herbs instead of salt and look for low-so- dium packaged foods. Drink three cups of fat-free or low-fat milk throughout the day or the equivalent in yogurt, cheese or other dairy products. 5. Be physically active. Regular ac- tivity can help delay, prevent or manage many costly chronic diseases faced by adults 50 years old or older. Try for at least 2˝ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity a week. Do it in in- crements of 10 minutes or more. Bike, dance, walk for cardiovascular health. To help preserve your balance, add strength-building activities such as lift- ing small weights at least twice a week. ! )