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10 - Hinton News Tues. Nov. 14, 2017 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.org]drug- 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. SUMMERS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Summers County Historical Society will meet Tuesday evening, November 14 in the basement of St. Patricks Cathoic Church. The meeting will being at 6:00 p.m. with a carry-in meal. Please bring some suitable food and/or drink item. The business meeting will follow the meal. All members are urged to attend and the public is invited to attend. 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 omm c it (NAPS)--Public investment in can- cer research offers hope to millions of people with cancer and their families. That's why many Americans are ask- ing their elected officials to support an increase in federal funding for cancer research. Lawmakers arc at www.house. gov and www.senate.gov. Learn more at www.asco.org/nih funding. Operation Christmas Shoe Box Project First Baptist Church will be serving as a relay center for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Project. Packed shoe boxes will be brought to the church for free transportation to the Princeton Collection Center from Nov. 13-17 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Questions contact, Jenny Lee Harvey at 304-466-2107 or 923- 3490. NOW AVAILABLE A book My Railroad Story is now available for sale. After recovering cost for printing and Misc charges proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Bennett-Upton cemetery fund for the upkeep of the family cemetery. For information and cost contact Dean Bennett 304-466-1402." NOTICE Educational Community Potluck @ Sprouting.Farms! Talcott, WV at 4:30 p.m. November 15th. Winterizing Your Soil: Learn the different ways you can put your garden, or farm land to rest for the wnter. Come tour the farm with us! Sprouting Farms, Talcott WV. 4661 Rt. 3 and 12, Talcott. ADOPT A CHILD Talcott Elementary is accepting donations for its Adopt-a-Child program. All money collected will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for needy children. Please send your tax-deductible donations to Adopt-a-Child, PO Box 140, Talcott, WV 24981. JAM SESSION J.B./Nimitz Senior Community Center Will be having a Jam Session on Nov. 18 2017 at 5:30 till?? Center will have food and baked goods for sale. Bring a song, instrument, or story or poem and enjoy an evening of music and fellowship. For five generations, the LangeTwins family has been a sustainable winegrape grower in the Lodi appellation of Cali- fornia. They expect a quality harvest this year. Learn more at www.langetwins. com, www.facebook.com/LangeTwins, @LangeTwins and www.instagram.com/ langetwins. ]hanks to some of the latest tecl'.nol- ogy of today, Atlanta's oldest residential real estate firm can help homeowners make important decisions in real time. Harry Norman, REALTORS, has enlist- ed Kukun to provide easy-to-use tools for home renovators. Learn more at www.mykukun.com. A leading app for women's health, Flo Period Tracker, tracks women's cy- cles and overall health, and helps users plan for pregnancy. It's available for download by Apple and Android users. Good news for New Englanders look- ing to feed their families the freshest food: Stop & Shop is now partnering with near- by farms to offer locally sourced produce. Learn more at ww~:stopandshop,com. For the fourth year in a ro~; Carfax has been nationally recognized as a "Top WorkpD.ce:' Even better, it's looking to hire even more workers, For further information about the company and opportunities available there, visit www.car fax.tom/careers. A University of Phoenix survey found that only 37 percent of working adults are very satisfied with their career path. Large majorities are looking to higher ed- ucation to increase their earning poten- tial (87 percent), obtain a pro:notion (84 percent) or get a better job (83 percent). l.earn how at www'.phoenix.edu. If a milestone in your life has you thinking about LASIK surgeD. visit the American Refractive Surgery Council to learn how to research the prucedure, what to expect bet0re and after surger}; ways to pay for it, and much more at www.americanre fractivesurge rycouncil. ors/biog. Vamousse Lice Treatment is a pesticide-flee pediculicide that's also proven to kill eggs with one treatment. The ingredients are nontoxic and safe to reapply as needed, so there's no waiting at Grandma's House (304) 466-1011. The Cent.~Lis. raising money for to fullyend an infestation orquickh" treat First come-first serve. Deadline neede~ repairs. The Center is a reinfestation. I.earn more e,t l~ttp:// vamousselice.com/why-vamousse/. Nov. 24th. located on Rt. 3 behind the Jumping Understanding~ and managing Branch School. The more the cholesterol is an important part of CFM HOUSE MUSEUM merrier. All ages are welcome,protecting heart health, lb help, there's The Campbell-Flannagan- the "My Cholesterol Guide" from the Murrell House Museum at 422 COMMUNITY DINNER American Heart Association supported Summers St., in Historic Downtown A Free Community Dinner will be by Sanofi and Regeneron. Visit vnvw. heart.org/cholestelol for further facts, and Hinton is open each Saturday from held at the New Hope Nazerene www.heart.org/MyCholesterolGuide to 1 to 4 p.m. for Free Tours. Church, 1301 Summers Street, on download the free guide. For more information call 304- Nov. 18th. from 12 noon to 2:00. 445-5769. Everyone Welcome. BUS TRIPS Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Sr Circle is sponsoring the following bus trips in 2017. Tuesday Nov. 28th to Barter Theatre. Show "Irving Berlin's White Christmas~. A musical. Lunch is on your own at Cracker Barrel. All of the above trips will not return to Lewisburg until about 8:00 PM. Please bring a snack with you. To sign up please call Barbara Gibson at 304-520-4115. GVMC is owned in part by physicians. Steps Well Owners Can (NAPS)--In any given year, parts of the United States experience conditions ranging from abnormally dry to severe drought, and for private water well owners there are steps that can help them weath- er a dry spell, according to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). Drought Effects On Wells When a well goes "dry" due to drought, it often means the water table drops below the level of the pump. It is like putting a straw into the top of a full glass of water. Ifa person drinks the wa- ter and does mlt lower the straw as the water level drops, that person will end up sucking air. ]here is still water in the glass, but the straw is above it. If drought is severe enough or the well shallow enough, the water level can drop below the level of the well entirely. Wells typically do not go dry at once. P,~ither, the water table drops gradually due to a lack of replenishment from rain. Often, older wells drilled only into the top nfan aquifer are most likely to fail first. Depending (m the severity of drought, it can take multiple soaking rains over time fi~r an aquifer to be replenished. %ome aquifers are sealed off from surface water replenishment due to an impermeahle layer of rock. A well drilled into such an aquifer is drawing from a limited source of water, which, when depleted, could take hundreds or even thousands of years to replenish. Diagnosing Loss in Well Productivity Even in an area of water scarcity, a well's loss of productivity c~mld be due to reasons other than a lowering of the water table. A qualified water well sys- tem ctmtractor can determine the cause. When the pr.hlem is not a lowered water talale, a well sontetinles cat3 be re hahilitated t. yield sulastantially In.re water, ()fl.en, various techniques can he applied to the well screen or surround ing geoMgy toenahle v.'ater t~ flow hi.re freely into the well. When the krohlem is a t.wered wa to! lame, it nl~,y ht p.ssihle to drill tile 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 Take During Drought 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:H www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/ drug-rehab/ Adult s6.Student S~-Matinee s~ Even during a drought, there are ways to keep your well from running dry. well deeper to extend its depth back below the water table. ]he size and con- dition of the well casing will dictate ifa well can be drilled deeper. Deepening a well, however, does not guarantee that it will produce more water. In some cases, a new well drilled in a different location may be necessary to provide a more reliable water supply. A reputable water well system profes- sional can inspect a well and recom- mend options. Using Water Wisely One aspect of using water wisely is not wasting it. Installing a water meter can pnwide valuable information on how much water is being used and the effec- tiveness of various conservation efforts. Another aspect nf using water wisely is managing its use; filr instance, sched- tdiog water-intensive activities such as clothes Washing, dishwashing and showers across the day so they are not occurring simultanet)usly. 'lhis alh)ws the well and any storage tanks to refill to meet the next need, Yet another water naanagenlent tOOl involves installing transducers in the well. "1 hese monitor water levels and sis nal the pump to activate when adequate water is availal~lc. I.earn more about water well owner. ship and lind well .wner Icss.ns, web- inars, an app, and infi)rnlation on well Li)nMructJon~ inaintenance, water test ing, water treatment, and groundwater pr~tet li~ll al www.we}h~wner.l,rg. W.Va., China Energy sign $83 billion shale gas, chemical manufacturing agreement President Donald J. Trump, seated, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, seated at right rear, watch as West Virginia Secretary of Commerce H. Wood Thrasher, standing left, and China Energy President Ling Wen, standing right, meet to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between China Energy and the state of West Virginia in Beijing today, Nov. 9. The $89 billion W.Va. project is part of the US-China Business Exchange trade mission to enhance relations between the two countries. The China Energy announcement in West Virginia was the largest investment in a series of projects in US corporations and other states totaling a reported $250 billion of investment in the United States. Photo courtesy of WV Commerce. President Donald J. Trump of the State's position as a key growth in our state," said Senator and Chinese President Xi Jinping energy-producing state and home Joe Manchin. witnessed West Virginia Secretary to one of the world's largest shale '~rhis investment in shale gas of Commerce H. Wood Thrasher gas reserves, underpinned by a resources located here in West and China Energy President longstanding relationship between Virginia will spur tremendous Ling Wen sign a Memorandum of the two entities, economic growth in our Understanding (MOU) between West Virginia enjoys a strongcommunities," said Congressman China Energy and the state of West relationship with China Energy, David McKinley. "Secretary Virginia as part of the US-China including ongoing research Thrasher has been in constant Business Exchange trade mission initiatives with West Virginia contact with my office as his team to enhance relations between the University.WVUandthen-Shenhuahas worked out the details for this two countries. The China Energy Group began their relationship in project. We commend him for his announcement in West Virginia 2002 with joint research on direc~ dedication to bringing new jobs was the largest investment in a coal liquefaction technology,to the Mountain State, and we series of projects in US corporations '~rhe massive size of this look forward to the opportunities and other states totaling a reported energy undertaking and level of created by this new partnership." $250 billion of investment in the collaboration between our twoChina Energy is the recent United States. countries is unprecedented," said creation of a merger between The company has made several Secretary Thrasher. "It required China's state-owned coal mining trips to West Virginia, and the MOU cooperation between state andcompany Shenhua Group and marks the first step in a series of federal level officials. Senator energy producer Guodian Group. commitments China Energy plans Shelley Moore Capito has worked The merger positions China to make in the Mountain State. hand in hand with the West Energy as the world's largest power Planning .for the projects is Virginia Development Office for company with more than 200,000 underway and will proceed in months to ensure this unparalleled employees. phases over the course of 20 economic development opportunity years. The projects will focus was realized for the state of West on power generation, chemical Virginia." manufacturing, a~nd underground "Expanding Appalachia's;Career One Stop storage of natural gas liquids and energy infrastructure, including derivatives. The plans clearly developing a regional storage hub Center: demonstrate a total value chain approach, integrated from raw materials through the production of useful chemical intermediates locally. "This is a great day for the state of West Virginia," said West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. "I've been saying for the last couple months and market for natural gas liquids,For Job Seekers and will have a transformative effect on our economy, our security, and Employers Coming to Hinton on the our future. From driving growth following Wednesdays: and creating jobs to maximizing November 15th and December America's energy potential, the benefits for West Virginia and the 20th, 2017 9:00 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Summers country from this new investment will be significant and long-lasting," County Library-201 T~mple Street that the tides are turning in West said Senator Shelley Moore Capito. Virginia and this is proof. Today '~rhat's why I worked diligently WorkForce West Virginia is a one- is another sign as we joined with to expand West Virginia s energy stop center f or work force resources, my good friend President Trump to infrastructure and bring this including job opportunities, announce the largest investment in investment to our state, advocating unemployment compensation, our state's history." for jt with President Trump, Vice training, tax incentives and labor "West Virginia has actively President Pence and Secretaries market information. By making sought direct foreign investment Perry and Ross. I'm excited available the appropriate to strengthen and diversify our to continue working with the e o " ' C nomy, stud WV Commerce administration, and state, local educational and training Secretary Thrasher. 'Toyota Motor and private-sector leaders to keep opportunities, West Virginia can Manufa&uring, Hino Motors, this effort moving forward." provide its citizens with the work Gestamp, Sogefi and other solid "IamthrilledSecretaryThrasher corporatecitizenswithinternational and China Energy have signed the parent companies create jobs, Memorandum of Understanding generate incomes and support today in Beijing. I have always communities in West Virginia. In said that West Virginians are the that same spirit, we welcome China hardest working people in the Energy and the mutual benefits our world. I'm glad China Energy energy coUaborationwlllbring." recognizes this and is working China Energy selected West with us to create jobs and economic Virginia for this project because skills needed by businesses currently in the state or planning a West Virginia location. Job seekers as well as employers are welcome. Employers can learn how they can reduce their federal tax liability by as much as $2,400 per new hire during their first year of employment. 4 Five Fun Ways To Welcome The Tooth Fairy (NAPS)-- For generations, the Tooth Fairy has left a small gift for children who tuck fallen baby teeth under their pillows. This tradition can be a great time to teach kids more about taking care of their teeth. Here are five fun and inexpensive ways for families to wel- come this magical sprite. 1. A receipt for your child's tooth: Leave this document in your child's bedroom to mark the visit. Include your child's name, the date, a description of the tooth and the reward, plus a note such as "'lhank you for this lovely tooth! I can see that you are broshing every day. Keep up the good work!" 2. A tooth fairy dish: As an alterna- tive to the under-the-pillow trick, help your child choose or create a special dish to hold teeth. Visit a thrift shop or housewares store to find one or paint your own at a ceramics studio. 3. A keepsake book: Turn a blank notebook into a lasting record of the Tooth Fairy's visits. Have your child choose one and decorate it with your child's name, hometown and any other details he or she wants the Tooth Fairy to know. Have your child write the 'lboth Fairy a note every time he or she hlses a t,ruth. When you leave your child~ gift, rec~wd the date and add a note from the 'lboth Fairy. 4.A bright-smile calendar: l.eave a hrushing calendar in your child's ro(un as an extra gifl from the 'lboth Fairy. You can make it reusable by laminating it at an office supply storc and provide a cohwful dry-erase nlarker for your child to record each [inle he or slat' brushes, flosses, or visits the dentist. Name: Age: Date of collection: Number of teeth: l;ayment: Special note: Authorized Signature: 15i ,II|[IL,,,.,,,,.,,,,..,,,.,,,,. e when it's time for the Tooth Fairy to visit your house, you can celebrate the occasion with a special receipt. 5. A Tooth Fairy"Smilestone" scrap- book page: Create an album of "smile- stones" to memorialize the Tooth Fairy's visits. Buy a small album, make one to- gether with colored paper, stickers and other snppties, or add a scrapbook page to your baby book. Talk about the experi- ence of losing a tooth and capture mem- ories in the page's of the albuna, l.eave it out in your child's bedroom for the Tooth Fairy to enjoy and consider sharing with the dentist at your next checkup. Visit the American l)ental Associ- ation at www.nlouthhealthykids.org/ toothfairy to download free scrapbook pages, a toothbruslaing calendar and a Tooth Fairy receipt. HINTON HISTORIC DISTRICT \