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, 2 - Hinton News Tues. Nov. 22, 2011 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 Tools For Rent! (304) 466-0005 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we wil!loill you for your 52 week subscription. ' f Name (please print) Address [ City State TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 Zip__ Letter to the Editor THANK YOU : Dear Editor, .- There is no better season than now to say thank you to all who sent : donations for the upkeep of Hilltop Cemetery. During the holiday ".'season of Thanksgiving we must give thanks to God for all our . blessings and those who sent : donations were a blessing to the upkeep of the cemetery. The following people graciously sent money this year for the cemetery's upkeep: G. Ogden Nutting, Stewart Fredeking, Anna Marie : Clay, Betty and Richard Beasley, James R. Pettry and Barbara Burton McSweeney. Their donations totaled $2,025, enough to mow two and one half months. Thanks again to these donors for helping to keep the graves of our ancestors and founding fatbers of Hinton in presentable condition. Joe C. Bigony, Treasurer Hilltop Cemetery Upkeep Fund 209 Central Avenue Hinton, WV 25951 ,T Letter to'the'EditOi, : ADA Holdup Dear Editor, Once again we need the voices of : our community to support Main :. Street Hinton's efforts to reopen the : long-term Care facility on the third floor of Summer's County Hospital. : The current issue is that the West ! Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification (OHFLAC) is trying to apply Americans with Disabilities Act requirements meant for structures built and occupied after 1993 to the third floor area of Summers ARH. Since 1988, the third floor of Summers ARH has passed all OHFLAC inspections. Our attorney assures us the post- 1993 ADA regulations do not apply to the reopening of the 36 units in Summers County. Main Street Hinton has spent money preparing to begin taking residents on the Third Floor of Summers ARH. We have purchased chairs, night stands, beds; we have had employees since August. Nothing was said about square footage until about six weeks ago. Please call Susan Perry (1-304- 558-9130) at the OHFLAC office and ask her for a variance from the 1993 ADA requirements and that OHFLAC give Main Street Hinton 1 the signal to move forward and start moving residents into the facility. Others to call are Dr. Michael Lewis, Secretary of DHHR (1-304- 558-0684) and Office of the Governor (1-304-466-558-2000). Thank you, Cleo Mathews Hinton Council on Aging This is a weekly publication of the Summers County Council on Aging Inc., 120 Second Ave., Hinton. Funded in part by the WV Bureau of Senior Services, Appalachian Area Agency on Aging, other grant and local resources and donations. Any older persons is encouraged to participate in the program regardless of race, creed, handicap or national origin. The Summers County Council on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Wednesday, November 23: Roast Turkey Breast, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing/gravy, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Pie, Whole Wheat Roll, Margarine/Milk. Actiwities; Special, Thanksgiving. Message By: Rev. Ronnie Cobb at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 24, 25: Thanksgiving Holiday Center Closed. Monday, November 28: Brown Beans, Onions, Cabbage, Sliced Peaches, Cornbread, Margarine/ Milk. Activities: Bible Study With Preacher Avi at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 29: Potato Soup, Tuna Salad Sandwich, Applesauce, Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/Milk. Activities: SCCOA Site Meeting at 11:00 a.m. Bingo at 10:15 a.m. Menu changes may occur due to availability of food or due to circumstances beyond our control. l I Home Furnishings Warehouse 123 Ballengee Street, Hinton / 304.466-6220 after hours 304-466-3936 Fax 304-466-5936/2009 Our firm now has the Thera Touch Hattress & Foundation. No springs All Foam I0" (The One That You Can Drop A Heavy Weight On And The Glass of Liquid Will Not Spill) All Our furniture upholstered, wood & bedding is 1/2 the price of competition. Why, our parent company factory located out of State manufacturers, machinery for furniture & bedding industry. We also carry the Hitner Line of w0od & Coal Burning Stoves & Furnaces in Stock. Hours 10:30 a,m. - 5 p.m. LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, bat no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. Local national income tax franchise is now hiring tax professionals and receptionists for the 2012 tax season. Paid training is provided. Openings exist in: Lewisburg, Rainelle and Hinton. Please fax or email your resume to: Fax Number: 304-645-5886 R.T. Rogers Oil Co., Inc. Has Opportunities Available for Friendly, Prefessional Individuals to Join Our Team! Accounting/B0okkeeping Service Technician Delivery Driver Please respond: by email to or to P.O. Box 160, Hinton, WV 25951 RAILROAD By Roy C. Long 11RECOLLECTIONS CONSTRUCTION, AVIS YARD The year 1919 saw some big changes in yard operation at Hinton. Since arrival of the railroad, the only yard of any size at Hinton was known as the "lower yard," now called the "west yard." There were - some tracks for storage, etc. in Avis but all eastbound and westbound trains were yarded in the lower yard where the switching was performed. The Railway Company owned several acres of land in Avis between the hillside and the county road from east end of Avis where large stock pens were located to the Bellepoint passenger station. Do any of you readers know where the station was located? It was somewhere in the vicinity of the Pizza Hut. Do you remember when local passenger trains stopped there and you could ride the train to Avis, Hinton or to all points west? The property in Avis had previously been utilized for a 'wye' put in service about 1910 when mallet engines began replacing the smaller consolidation locomotives. The wye was necessary because the turntable was too small for the mallets. A longer turntable was put into operation at the roundhouse about 1915 and the wye was no longer needed. Congestion in the lower yard was so great that something had to be done and quickly. The Railway Company appropriated $800,000.00 Agenaa Summers County BOE Special Meeting/Summers Middle School November 29, at 3:30 p.m. 1. Roll Call 2. Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance 3. Approval of Agenda 4. Local School Improvement Council 5. Adjournment HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES Immunization clinicsare held each Monday and Wednesday athe Summers County Health Department. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 12 and i p.m. to 4 p.m. During the month of August we will be open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday's in order to provide vaccinations for school entry. The Health Department has a program that provides free or reduced rates for pap smears and mammograms for women age 25-64 that are either uninsured or underinsured. Call 304-466-3388 for appointment or additional information. toward greater yard facilities at Hinton, a large sum of money at that time. Civil Engineer C. W. Jones of Richmond, VA., went before the County Court July 30. 1919 relative to replacing a concrete retaining wall from Bellepoint Station to the Bellepoint Bridge (Foss bridge) to protect the county road which passed below the C. & O. right-of- way between these points. Resident Engineer H. G. McCutchon was headquartered here to oversee the operation. Contractors Ford and Duffield of Charleston, W. VA., began work May 1, 1919 preparing the land for what was to become Avis yard. When work was completed, ten yard tracks with a capacity for 80 cars each were placed in service. The retaining wall was constructed and both main tracks were located next to the hillside. The east main track was later moved to the county road side of the yard. The shop track and facilities were to be added later under another contract. Over the years there have been some tragic accidents in the yards here where employees have been crippled for life or met sudden death. On June 16, 1905, in the lower yard, Engineer Alexander Wilkinson was instantly killed when struck by passenger train No. 4. Mr. Wilkinson, age 55 was in charge of yard engine No. 27 during the day shift and had been in charge of an engine in the yard for more than twenty years. His son, Ernest Wilkinson was his fireman and was present when the accident occurred. Mr. Wilkinson was inspecting the engine preparatory to relieving the night man. He dropped his spectacle case onto the east main track and was in the act of stooping over to retrieve it when No. 4 struck and killed him. On Feb. 6, 1907, young Kenna Cummings, 17 year old son of William Cummings was run over in Avis and had his foot so mangled his leg had to be amputated just below the knee. He and his father were employed at the stock pens and K6nr/a'vds'bve'next to'tile Jils'i'de ,. 9ickinsnp-lump'eoal to bdrn in'their shanty. He failed to notice an eastbound train moving toward him on the west track and was run over. Another tragic accident occurred July 14, 1925 when car inspector A. A. Foster was struck and killed by the engine he had just cut off from passenger train No. 8. No. 8 had finished its station work and had backed down into the west yard. Mr. Foster uncoupled the engine and it moved forward where it was transferred to the engine lead. It started backing down the lead enroute to the roundhouse. Mr. Foster removed the air hose from the express car of No. 8 and stepped backwards into the path of the oncoming engine. Fellow workmen saw Mr. Fosters danger and called to him, but it was too late. The entire top of his head was crushed off, but his body was not mangled, the wheels only striking his head. On a brighter note, Captain Frank H. Atkinson who had been employed on August 1, 1874 recalled some very unusual conditions during his early employment. Due to the unusually rough element through New River coal fields it was necessary to hold a revolver in one hand while taking up transportation (tickets) with the other. Once he was Conductor of No. 3 when a lady about 30 years of age boarded his train at Montgomery along with her nine children. When asked for transportation she presented a ticket covering one passenger only from Montgomery to a point in Iowa. It developed that none of the children were as much as five years of age and no half fares were necessary. Upon inquiry she advised the Captain she was the proud mother of two sets of triplets, one pair of twins, and a single child, the infant in her arms. 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