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OBITUARIES" ALMA HARFORD Alma Harvey Harford, 89, of 1461  uth Carpenter Drive, Covington,  VA., died Tuesday, November 14, 2000, in Allegheny Regional M. Harvey was born June 23, 11 in Summers County, W. VA., a RUur of the late Myrain and lia"/i Maxey Harvey.  She was a retired clerk with the former Leggett Department Store in Covin00on. :iI" She was a member of Trinity ii| Baptist Church where she served on various committees including the Social and Flower Committees. i' 'She was a member of the Ruth ' Sunday School Class and of the Ocie i Flint Missionary Circle and enjoyed "z her activities with the girls j auxiliary. Mrs, Harford was a member and past president of the Pines Garden Club and was a life member of the American Federation of Garden Clubs. She was an intrepid traveler and had enjoyed trips with her ends. .... ;. iShe was preceded in death by her husband, W. Clyde Harford; six ssters; five brothers; a nephew, :Charles Lee James; and a great- nephew, Samuel S. James. ,: Surviving are several nieces and ephews, John and Myrtle Harvey 'of'Hinton, Glenna and Orville Saunders of Beckley, Jean James of -flington, Martina and Hubert Williams of Hinton, Pauline Ball of Kinton, and David and Opal Harvey; great-nieces, Wynon Crush and Valaire James both of Covington; a special friend, Elizabeth Persinger, i and a number of extended family and friends. 'A funeral service was conducted riday, November 17th., at 11 a. m. in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home 'With the Rev. William Rogers '.efficiating. Interment was at the R#etwood Memorial Gardens, .mton. , Active pallbearers were Roy leason, Darrell Gleason, Bill hurston, Pete Fred Griffith, J'OHffith, Leonard Rickett, C. W. Markham and Bill Goings. -,  The family suggests memorial ontributions take the form of t˘ontributions to Trinity Baptist fChurch. Partnership Meeting Held September 12th. Welcome-Those who cannot be here include Dr. Seaton, Scott Briers, Susie Keffer, Chuck Via, David Eskridge, Bill Keaton, Joe Kessler, Susie Hudson, Michael Platt, and Jim Gore. Update on Education in Summers County Mr. Redes provided an update on school opening. He reported that the schools had a smooth opening although enrollment has again declined and test scores are not as good as we would like. Teachers, administrators and other personnel have worked hard to keep up the improvements and they will continue to do so. Mrs. Sarah Brown reported that 1 personnel had participated in 3 hours of technology staff development; Debbie Clark had been awarded a $180,000 + grant for technology at SMS; SCHS is in the process of redoing the tech lab to provide more room to use the tools; and the additional grant money was being used to keep Tabitha Barnes in her position for a few more weeks. Tabitha Barnes reported that she has visited sites and provided a handbook and staff development for most of the work based learning sites and she has the work based learning handbooks ready for those students 9-12 who will be involved in WBL. Bob Mazzella reported that five teachers completed the training for the Intro to the Majors this summer and they were much more comfortable teaching the class this year. Progress on Concerns: One of the concerns expressed by this committee has been the amount of time students miss school due to various activities. We were able over the summer to work on that just a bit. The policy on school trips now states that overnight trips must be taken on non-instructional time. A concern expressed by the public in general has been over students receiving home bound instruction due to misbehavior. Again we have ,,. Arrangements by Arritt Funeral addressed that in policy form stating Home. t SUSlt#flti ti'll ' t0"t'be t .... AILEEN G. VIST ...... ._.... o eligible for :kileen Grace Vest, 76, of 312 1/2 nom b0una. Temple St., Hinton, died Monday, Plans for this year Nov. 13,2000. raveside services and burial were held at 2 p. m. Thurs., November 16th. at Greenbrier Burial Park, Hinton, Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton. FIREMEN OPENINGS The ten Fire Dept. anticipates a :]imi number of openings for vdunte firemen (paid-call basis) in the near future. Anyone interested in service to their community, please contact Chief Ray Pivont at 466-2219 or Steve Pack, Assistant Chief at 466-  19.1.9. ........ SERVICE ....... DISTRICT The regular monthly meetings of I Public Service District be, held at the water plant on second Tuesday of each month 3:46 PM, The water plant is Talcott and serves the Hilldale, Pence Springs and treas. I invited to attend our • Enter data for students-cluster, major, and pathway • Job shadowing not covered for 8th. grade. The Committee decided it would be best to have the 8th grade go to the Vocational classes, participate in Classroom Inc., and attend a larger Career Fair. Let the 10th grade continue the job shadowing. *David Quisenberry talked about the Bank at School. Program last year with JB. This year they will provide financial planning for high school students. They want schools to pilot the program. Takes 10 hours of classroom instruction and uses community people for different units. The committee agreed that we needed to pursue this activity and if not selected we should contact Cooperative Extension Service agent Bonnie Hunley to see what she can do. *We have a possible C130 orientation flight for 4-6 students whose interest is in aerospace/math/ science sponsored by Mantech. Betty Jo Williams agreed to chaperone. • Mentoring-Nationwide with at- risk students, mentoring progrm. have shown a 30 decrease in student violence, a 50% decrease in the drop out, increased school participation of 60% of those mentored, and 60% improvement in grades. We may have an opportunity to be part of a WV National Guard project which will link more of our students with mentors. All mentors must make an application and provide at least 2 references, go through a background check, attend a training session, and sign a contract with student for one year. The committee members are going to think about this and talk it over until the next meeting. We will decide then. • Plans are being made for Maura Lindberg to work with Mr. Persinger. • We are beginning a new round of ABE Computer Classes next month. • With the help of Doris Cobb, we are looking at TANF funding at possible source for providing an attar school program. Selection of new chairperson-The committee selected David Ziegler as the new chairperson. He will help set the agendas and conduct the future meetings. Other by members-Mr. Rodes mentioned "Money Matters." Students from the high school will be participating in this program in Greenbrier County. Ms. Kirkham will take care of the arrangements. Ms. Kirkham said that we have an extension on the New American High Schools. We will make application in January. Ms. Newton said that the senior project is on hold until next year, but this year we will implement several parts of it including the presentation and WHAT WE BELIEVE at Riverview Chapel SOME POINTS TO PONDER: THREE TI.NKSGIVING QUESTIONS ;1. WHY SHOULD WE BE THANKFUL? 1. THE SINNER & THANKSGIVING /1) In The Past: Romans 1:21 says: "Because , thet, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither ware thankful: but became vein in their Imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened"/,2) In tl Present: 2 Timothy 3:1.2. "Thll know also, that In the last days pedlous times shall come. For men ahall be loverS of their own selves, covetous, boasters, ,proud, blasphemer=, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy." "2. THE SAINT & THANKSGIVING: Pulm 92:1: This tells us why we should be thankful; "It is • good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, end to sing preim unto thy name a Moat High." ,AI. WHEN SHOULD WE BE THANKFUL? 1. In Death? Nol According to Psalm 6:5 It is too late then. 2. In Darkness? Yeal The Psalmist '(in Psalm 119;62 reallzad that this was • good time to render thanks to God. 3. In Dan cmr? Yesl Daniel the oroDhst in Daniel 6:10 gave , .thin, ks to God before Darius the king had him cast into the den of lions, 4, In DesDerstion? Yeal Paul in PhiliDains 4.6 tells us we should be thankful while making our requests to God. II!. WHERE SHOULD WE BE THANKFUL? The Bible lists some places for Thanksgiving: 1. Amono the Heathen 2 Samuel 22:50. 2. In the Great con oreostlon: Psalm 35:18 3. B v yourself with the Lord: Luke 17:1S-18. 4. Amona the Dlscoure_mKh Acts 27:35.36. Rivervlew 16th & Sts. Hlnton W. V. 25951. .Tues. Nov. 21, 2000 Hinton News - 3 leolslatlve Scte$ By Delegate Mary P, Compton paper. Not completing the project will not prevent graduation this year. Ms. Stack]in spoke as a parent concerning the Bank at School materials. She felt they would be good for the high school students. Mr. Tabor mentioned that the On the national level, it dearly has not been politics as usual. With our country still waiting to learn of the outcome of our presidential election, it is safe to say that West Virginia's government continues to carry out its duty. As many ofyou may recall, during our September interim meetings e governor called us into a special session to pass a revenue enhancement bill on coal based synthetic fuels . Faced with a mandate by the U. S. Office of Surface Mining, the Division of Environmental Protection was authorized to hire 58 additional people or face a federal takeover of its mine permitting section. Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) obtained $9.8 million in federal funds for the DEP, which we had to match with $3.8 million. The bill was delayed Until this week so the Department of Tax and Revenue could supply us with a more accurate estimate of revenues. AS a body, it is imperative that we have the best information before we make any decision. Because of the projected shortfalls for the coming year, the Legislature wanted to make sure the figures were solid. After reviewing the Tax Department's information, we went back into session to approve HB 201, which places a 50-cent tax on each ton of coal-based synthetic fuel produced. The tax, which goes into effect Jan. 1, will raise up to $5.5 million a year and will be used to pay for the new employees mandated by the federal government. While we were in session for the synfuel bill, the governor mended the call Tuesday to include three additional matters which needed our attention. We passed a supplemental appropriation bill for participants in the technology the Secretary of State's Office This s ssion t T Icot wnted- more ........... ......... " J ., ..... . ti 1 ........ :  supplemental avpropnatmn was |, sessions wth the wor lred out- ___^T .,: '-. pL.^,.jl over a,,oger peoap,=cm.e, mr. election ballots  P: i8 counties ;' !! Meador is working with Dr. Ann concerning ordering technology classes in our area. He will continue the endeavor. Ms. Cobb and the Business and Professional Women are continuing their mentoring program at the middle school. This year instead of a secret business partner the program will involve e- mail. Anyone who would like to participate needs to contact Ms. Cobb. She requested that the school system make a great effort to provide e-mail access to all of the students. Mr. Amick told the committee that the Farm Bureau Women's Poster Contest will be held again this year. The Agriculture Safety program for 5th grade will again be conducted at the 4-H Camp and there may be prizes provided by Progressive Farmer. He will notify us of the dates. Mr. Ziegler said that if our plans for financial training for the students went well, that could be just the beginning of bigger things. We may be able to open a bank at the school and actually make loans and establish accounts. Ms. Cobb recommended Light Stone in Elkins as a possible resource. She will get the contact information. Adjourn-next meeting will be October 10 at 7: M. because it was discovered that the Green Party's presidential candidate Ralph Nader' s name had been omitted. Another measure transfers 52 million from the Governor's Civil Contingency Fund to the Rainy Day Fund, while a third bill was a technical connection regarding the Division of Corrections. Our special session concluded just one week before the Thanksgiving Holiday. While some believe MIHOW PROGRAM NEEDS The REACHH-FRC MIHOW Program is in need of the following baby supplies and equipment: car seats, high chairs, safety gates, strollers. Anyone who can donate any of the above items can call the Family Resource Center at 466-2226 and ask for Diane or Jo Ann. ThankSgiving is the start of the holiday shopping season, there are still many of us who remember why we celebrate this day. People will travel great distances to he able to I share one special dinner with their family and friends. 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