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6 Hinton News Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 n By Dan Heyman CHARLESTON, W.Va.. The people are cut off," he states. U.S. House of Representatives In the Senate, at least eight has approved a bill to refinance Democrats would have to join with the Children's Health Insurance the entire Republican majority Program, but the funding still is in to approve the measure, making doubt, passage of the bill unlikely. CHIP funding expired Oct. 1,Nationwide, 9 million children putting the program in jeopardy, get their health insurance through The Republican-sponsored CHIP, including more than 345,000 bill that passed the House would in balance increased costs by slashing West Virginia. funding for some public health But Fishman notes that services and denying health care time "is running out. Since the to pregnant women and children funding expired, states have been while billing issues are resolved, scrambling to keep their programs According Eliot Fishman, senior going, and some will soon be policy director at Families USA, financially unable to do that: the bill also would cancel the "We'll start to see families getting health insurance if a marketplace notices that CHIP enrollment is premium payment is just one getting frozen, or that kids with month overdue, existing coverage will start to get 'The estimate is that would cut cut off," he points out. almost 700,000 people off from "And those notices are going to insuranceeveryyeariftheymoveto start to go out in the first states that very short grace period before later in November." 11.26% 2017 Today, West Virginia Child children. Advocacy Network 0VVCAN) Caregivers were surveyed after releases its State Aggregate Data receiving services and 99% agreed for the 2017 fiscal year. "If I knew anyone else who was The data in the report reflects dealing with a situation like the service from West Virginia's 21 one my family faced, I would tell Children's Advocacy Centers that person about the center." (CACs) who provided official service The report includes data on to 40 of 55 counties in the state and victim demographics, alleged courtesy services to other counties, offender demographics, reported This past fiscal year CACs served vs. disclosed abuse breakdown, 3,914 children - a 66% increase in services performed, criminal justice the last five years, response, and CAC income budget One in every 100 children in breakdown. WVCAN's service area were seen by The full statewide data report a child advocacy center last year. can be found at http://wvcan.org/ Thirty-four percent of the media/. children served by CACs were "West Virginia CACs are seeing under the age of 6, and 19% of more children than ever before. children are reported or s~q~,:~l~d~#e becoming more aware .... '. ...... ~.'~i~ue and the services CACs to have a disability. '~ ~ ~ ~ ~ :',t~ ,, ~ ~ Most of children served by provide, and ultimately are more WV CACs were there because of comfortable telling someone allegations of sexual abuse - 62%. when abuse happens," said Emily Forty percent of alleged offenders Chittenden-Laird, Executive were the child's parent, and 99% of Director of the West Virginia Child alleged offenders were someone the Advocacy Network. child knows. West Virginia Child Advocacy There were 548 cases with Network (WVCAN) provides charges filed, and 242 individuals statewide leadership in the fight convicted for crimes against against child abuse while working Make your bargain before beginning to plow. --Arab Proverb When you see a rattlesnake poised to crush him. to strike, you do not wait until he has struck --Franklin D. Roosevelt FAMILY LIVING Fun, Stylish Gift Ideas for Teens this Holiday Season (StaePoint) holiday gift-giving season can be a particularly 'ing time for these shopping for teens. Bat don't sa ss. Cool gift ideas abound, no matter what your teens" tastes and interests are, Here are a few to consider. For Athletes Know a young athlete? Improve his or her training sessiom with a set of hi~.qualiry waterproof headphones, ~hich a:tll main: all those raps around tbc track a bil more plcasanL rain or shin~. If you have a bigg~" budget to work vdth, a fimess tracker is a useful t0el for those looking to closely rock tbeirprogress. For Ones the creative DIY madcetplace is brimming with cool far crafting and cttuomizing items thin express one's personal style. For crafty teens, check oat the new DIY kks from STML which are available online and in-stores at Targ Barnes & Noble, Nordstrom and Toys'R'Us. They inelmle a 111 ,I 11T kit for rating unique gold and silver earrings and necklaces dtsigacd with names, tmtials and charms, as well as a new DIY Joernalmg Set - a perfect gift tbr those who write, scrap-hook or iournal and v, ant to do so in szyle. t~." 70 page's spirad journal comes ~ith patterns, ehipboald frames and sparkling getter tape. For those recipients who havc an interest m crcam;[~ hand< rafted bath products, consider gifting an STMT DIY Hath Bombs kit, containing everything one might need to make colorful and fragrant bath bombs, along an instruction booklet with tips and suggemons Fm'Mmldans Don't fret! A cuaomized guitar strap or pick punch are fun stocking staffers for guimfi~s. Or, hey drummers keq~ the beat ~ith a set of personalized drumsticks /ascribed wBh :a name or ~a~. You can also sun#y foster nmsic appreciation with kkcts Io a show or coach, or help Y0ur ken discover new. music with an iTunes or Spotify card. Fro" Add Readers Bibliopbiles can never get their hands on enough books. Help satisfy the craving for reading with a book sub nption. Whether ifs an c.book subscription that periodicaBy delivers aew titles to an e-reader, or a service that deliwrs printed material by n~il, tlis is a gift that keeps on giving, all :at lon Fer the College Bouml For those teem heading off to colleg~ soon, consMc~ a g:itt card to a big box rc ilc spcc almng m all the supplies they will need to set up a dorm room and make it feel like horac~ Whether your teens are artistic, spotty or anything in bct~ea, consi&r thoughtful gifts that suit their interests and encourage them do what they lox~. ,lag CHIP has enjoyed broad, bipartisan support since it was created in 1997, when Bill Clinton was president and Republicans controlled both the House and Senate. But current House Republicans insist that any new spending for CHIP must be offset by cost reductions. Fishman says that standard isn't being applied to the Republican tax cut plan. "We're talking about trying to cram down these really problematic pay-fors for the Children's Health Insurance Program, while not even bothering to try and fit these giant tax cuts under a deficit-neutral framework," he notes. Proposed Republicantax cuts would add an estimated $1.5 trillion to the federal budget deficit over 10 years. side-by-side with the 21 Child Advocacy Centers throughout the state. WVCAN provides training, technical assistance, leadership, legislative and policy advocacy, and overall coordination to Child Advocacy Centers around the state. A CAC is a child-friendly facility in which child protection, criminal justice, and child treatment professionals work together to investigate abuse, hold offenders accountable, and help children heal. Rather than having a child taken from agency to agency to endure multiple interviews, the CAC model brings the system to the child for a~i ~ffee{~v~/dh~ld~entered'i healing proces'g. , ~ ...... , ~ : As the statewide authority on multidisciplinary approaches to supporting child victims of abuse, WVCAN's purpose is to empower local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse. NOTICE Make A Difference... Donate...Volunteer...Foster...Adopt. Janet L. Richmond, BSW LSW, Regional Director Children's Home Society of WV. Phone 304-647-3430. Fax- 304- 647-3589. HUBCAP KICKOFF PARTY Hinton was one of several communities around the state chosen to be a part of the WV Community Development Hub's Community of Achievement Program (HubCAP). Working with Summers County, the City of Hinton, and local citizens, the HubCAP program will empower the local community to achieve a data driven community project. At the kickoff party on November 9th' the attendees will give their feedback on the project they most want to see undertaken. The projects will focus on building redevelopment and business recruitment. The kickoff party will be held November 9th from 5-7:30 p.m, in the Freight Depot (509 Commercial Street). Registration and networking begins at 5 p.m., while speakers will start around 5:30 p.m.; a roundtable discussion and dinner will follow the speakers. All are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate the past, present, and future achievements of the Hinton area. Please contact Sarah Rogers or Cris Meadows at 304-466-3255 with any questions. HUBCAP KICKOFF PARTY Hinton was one of several communities around the state chosen to be a part of the WV Community Development Hub's Community of Achievement Program (HubCAP). Working with Summers County, the City of Hinton, and local citizens, the HubCAP program will empower the local community to achieve a data driven community project. At the kickoff party on November 9th' the attendees will give their feedback on the project they most want to see undertaken. The projects will focus on building redevelopment and business recruitment. The kickoff party will be held November 9th from 5-7:30 p.m, in the Freight Depot (509 Commercial Street). Registration and networking begins at 5 p.m., while speakers will start around 5:30 p.m.; a roundtable discussion and dinner will follow the speakers. All are welcome and encouraged to come celebrate the past, present, and future achievements of the Hinton area. Please contact Sarah Rogers or Cris Meadows at 304-466-3255 with any questions. V(}i L-[~:s,.,~ .... : ,,, ' ..... ,8 VT')'[q~, 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 II, Korea, Viet Nam, and to the Present Mideast. Tour guides are present. Admission is free BOOK AVAILABLE My Railroad story A 44 yem Journey is now available for sale fo] information call Dean Bennett a~ 304-466-1402, Mon. & Tue.: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thurs.: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner Fundraiser Oak Grove United Methodist Church Ballengee, WV Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:00 - 6:00 Adults: $10 Ages 5- 12:$5 Under 5 Free Turkey, stuffing and all the trimmings. Salad & Dessert Bar presents mx Twelfth largest unclaimed property cheek ever returned to an in "dnridual in WestV'wginia Charleston- West Virginia State ever returned to an individual or Treasurer John Perdue presented a estate from West Virginia's six figure unclaimed property check Unclaimed Property program. today (Wednesday) to a 90-year-old Unclaimed property is any asset woman during a celebration at the from which an individual or entity West Virginia State Capitol in has become separated. Examples Charleston. include items from abandoned safe Louise*, a former West Virginia deposit boxes, uncashed stock resident, returned to the state this dividends, dormant bank accounts, week to attend today's presentation forgotten utility deposits or life and accept a check for $290,353.15. insurance proceeds. Unclaimed The unclaimed money comes from property does not include real liquidated stocks in her late estate. husband's name originally By law, businesses and other purchased from the West Virginia entities are required to turn American Water Company. The unclaimed assets over to the State money was turned over to Treasurer Treasurer. Perdue's Unclaimed Property West Virginia's Unclaimed program in 2016. Property program currently holds "I can't express how exciting it is approximately 1.7 million accounts to find the rightful owner of this worth $253 million. Since taking money and return it," said Treasurer office in 1997, Treasurer Perdue has Perdue. "I always say that you are returned more than $173 million in never too old to enjoy the benefits of unclaimed property to rightful being reunited with lost assets, owners. Today is a perfect example of how For more information on West our unclaimed property program Virginia's Unclaimed Property works for claimants of all ages." program, to check for unclaimed Louise did not know the check property or to file an e-Claim, go to amount until today's event. She www.wvtreasury.com or call 1-800- traveled to West Virginia last month 642-8687. to meet with Treasurer Perdue and *As a courtesy to the recipient an unclaimed property field and her family, her last name and representative to finalize her claim current location of residency will not paperwork, be, released to media. This is tl~e twelJ~h largest check ,,,~.. ~,, ,~, .~,r.~ ,~ ........ Knowledge is more than equivalent to force. --Samuel Johnson -- Get Into Print General Tips Set up your photo by getting close to your subject. 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