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2 - Hinton News Tues. Nov. 28, 2017 "-Morean'd--Mo'rePeop areReading our Newspaper I 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 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (please print) City. State .Zip__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 Parkways Authority to Launch Corporate Program By Andrea Lannom, The at all," Barr said. "It just kind of ", Register-Herald sunk under its own weight. It didn't CHARLESTON, W.Va.--The take off with a lot of people West Virginia Parkways Authority responding or wanting to do will soon be seeking corporate something." sponsers in hopes r~evenue generated He said there had been other will help defray costs while also similar efforts but those also fell enhancing various services, through. The authority announced its "Hopefully, it won't fall through plans last week to launch a this time and we can get something corporate sponsor program for the done because it seems like there are 88-mile toll road. Parkways General a lot of other states making money Manager Greg Barr said corporate to offset costs and in the long run it sponsorships are a nontraditional saves taxpayers money," Barr said. way to generate revende to offset Barr said without doing the various costs. He said many other request for proposal, he didn't have states have corporate sponsors, a definitive figure for exactly how Barr said the next step is to much revenue corporate submit a request for proposal, which sponsorship would generate, = he hopes to do by the end oftheyear. However, hesaid looking'at~other He estimated proposals will be clue states, he estimated Parkways could around February or March with a get up to $500,000 a year ifthey fully decision by the Parkways board in market the assets they have April. available. "Theoretically we .~ould have "At this time, we don't know ifone these up and running by late sponsor will offer to take all the summer, early fall where we actually assets or, for example, if an auto see corporate sponsorships showing insurance company would take up maybe on Courtesy Patrol," Barr Courtesy Patrol and a cell company would take the Wi-Fi at the travel said. Barr said there are various ways corporate sponsors could be implemented. One example he gave was Courtesy Patrol vehicles. "In other states, like Ohio and North Carolina--many other states around us, you see these motorists assist vehicles show up wrapped in a State Farm Insurance wrap or Geico Progressive Insurance," he said. "A .lot of auto insurance companies are paying the state or toll roads a fee to be able to advertise on those vehicles because they're seen by so many people who travel those highways in the state." Barr said other ways could be a corporate logo on the authority's website, a watermark on toll receipts, and on signs for toll booths. He said signs would have to pass various requirements from the Division of Highways, the Department of Transportation and plazas," he said. "We might get multiple proposals from different industry groups for different reasons they would want to sponsor." He said money could help defray costs for many things, including costs from Courtesy Patrol and Wi- Fi costs. "It would then enable us to enhance the services we already provide by offsetting those costs with corporate sponsorships," Barr said. billboard laws. "The signage has to be very restrictive and has to meet federal and state guidelines," Barr said. "The signage is tougher to work with. I do know in other states, some corporate sponsors paya fee to sponsor a rest area, sponsor Wi-Fi at rest areas so people can get on the web in the parking lots at travel plazas." Barr said the authority will package offerings of its marketable assets and then request proposals. He said he has heard a few concerns along the way. "Some people have said they're worried it will get tacky where everywhere you go, people will be dressed like NASCAR with patches on them," Barr said. "We will not do that. Our board will carefully review proposals to make sure everything is done in good taste and not overly done." "We don't want anything distracting or anything that will be a safety concern," Barr added. Barr said there have been attempts to do this in the past. Barr said back in 2008, a financial adviser conducted a study to look at ways for the authority to run more efficiently and generate non- traditional sources of revenue. "We tried to do it back then, bid it out and didn't get many responses NEGOTIATING WITH A GOOD MAN When I first started to learn the Morse code, how to send and receive it, I was only twelve years old and in the sixth grade of elementary school. The opportunity to stay in "OX" Cabin telegraph office at Moss Run, Virginia with the telegraph operators stationed there were limited because of school and my age. Practice was limited to a dry cell battery powered home practice set. There was a big difference between my practice set and the real thing in the telegraph office. When the chance came to stay in the office with the telegraph operators I knew I was a long way from being the ~brass pounder" I aspired to be. The telegraph operators at "OX" Cabin were Mr. Joe Pfadt (pronounced Fad) on first, Mr. Adolphus Tigrett on second, and Mr. Everette Shank]in on third. All of the could copy messages from the clatter coming from the telegraph sounder I was determined to do the same. The C. & O. Railway Company had a great group of telegraI~ operators working on the Alleghan~- Subdivision. As I grew older every opportunity was spent in the office practicing and all of the men along the line would work with me and helped as much as they could. One of the men who took interest in my was Mr. Carl Fisher, second trick telegraph operator at "MX" Cabin. "MX" was an interlocking office at the east end of Avis yard, Hinton. W. Va. It was situated a few feet west of Fose Bridge and directly across the Greenbrier River from Barbara Keller's home. The only telegraph work at "MX" was the transmission of train consists which were sent to Chief Train Dispatcher S. M. Perry and GeneralYardmaster T. L. Layne at Clifton Forge, Va., and a recapitulation of the tide coal in the train to J. W. King, General SuperintendentTransportation at Richmond, Va. After each freight train left Avis yard Mr. Fisher would be on the wire sending the consists and I would be at "OX" Cabin writing them down, gaining in experience with each transmission. As I grew older, I traveled to various offices to meet the nice men that had been so kind to me. There was Ben Boyd and Robert Matheny at "BS" Cabin. Mr. E. F. Houchins at Alleghany was nice and even let me sit in his chair and do some of his work. I visited with Jones Holt at "WS" Cabin White Sulphur Springs and Walter Knopp at "AD" Cabin, Alderson. Some time was spent with O. L. Houchins and Herb Crizer at Ronceverte. Walter L. Miller, employed August 1, 1902 followed these two gentlemen on the seniority roster. Mr. Miller was the father of George C. Miller of Volatie, New York who gave me the accompanying photograph of "MX" Cabin near Foss Bridge. But I wanted to meet Carl Fisher so I ordered a trip pass to Hinton. The day of my trip finally arrived and I caught local passenger train No. 13 leaving Moss Run at 11:-30 a.m. and arrived in Hinton at 1:25 p.m. I went to Chief Train Dispatcher Tom Hanifin's office and learned that Mr. Fisher would not be at =MX" that evening, instead he would be at CliRon Forge working as extra train dispatcher. The operator in his place would be a new man he had recently hired, Mr. C. M. Grizzard Who was experienced from the R. F. & P. Railroad. The entire-second track at"MX" was spent with Mr. Grizzard and he let me perform the work to my delight. As we walked from the office to the Y.M.C.A. that night he promised he would put in a good word for me to Mr. Hanifin since I would soon reach employment age. The next morning Mr. Grizzard was waiting in the Y.M.C.A. lobby for me. Ai~.r breakfast w~.went to H~ifin!S:0~ce for ~hei~pmiSed I Talcott Elementary October Character of the Month Front row: Hollee Harper, Makynzike Taylor, Damien Yancey, Elye Grimmett, and Jordan Blankenship. Back row: Sebaatain Logston, Grant Fox, Jacob Boone, DanI Dillon, and Michael Willey. Red Cross offers 3 ways to make saving lives easier than ever Mobile and online tools help make donating blood and platelets more convenient The holidays are known for the giving spirit and a hectic pace. This holiday season, the American Red Cross is sharing three ways to give the giR of life in less time. At this time of year many regular blood and platelet donors delay giving due to busy schedulesbut the need for blood remains. To help donors fit in a donation, the Red Cross offers three easy ways to make helping save lives faster and more convenient: Rapid Pass- Donors can complete their pre-donation reading and health history questions online to save about 15 minutes at their donation. In September, RapidPass became available on mobile devices, giving donors the ability to complete their RapidPass from a smartphone, tablet or computer. Blood Donor App - Through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, users can find local blood drives and donation centers, schedule an appointment, receive appointment reminders and keep track of total blood donations, all from the palm of their hand. made by downloading the free Red Online appointment schedulinq Cross Blood Donor App, visiting - Donors can conveniently schedule or calling 1-800- an appointment and find tips for a RED CROSS (1800-733-2767). To successful blood or platelet donation learn more about RapidPass, visit at, and "The Red Cross is thankful for the follow the instructions on the site. generosity of donors who help keep Summers hospital shelves stocked with Hinton lifesaving blood products, but we 12/7/2017:8 a.m. - 2 p.m., know that the holiday activities that Summers County High School, One we cherish most can make it difficult Bobcat Drive. for many regular donors to find a 12/15/2017:12 p.m. - 5 p.m., moment to donate this time of year," Lifeline Church, 505 Stokes Drive. said Bernadette Jay, external How to donate blood communications manager, Mid- A blood donor card or driver's recommendation. When Mr. Grizzard finished I am sure my self esteem was unjustly inflated by the recommendation he gave me. He laid my ability on thick. I'm sure Mr. Hanifin knew I wasn't the telegraph operator Mr. Grizzard said I was. Mr. Hanifin said he had hired all the men he would need for a while but would keep me in mind and promised to hire me when he needed another man. My first experience in negotiating with the railroad then took place although I didn't realize it at the time and it certainly was nothing binding. I wanted to go to work as soon as possible and had a chance for employment at Clifton Forge with Chief Train Dispatcher S. M. Perry. If I did, would Mr. Hanifin call me for extra work if he needed someone and would he give me the opportunity to transfer to Hinton when he was ready to hire another man. He promised me he would and he lived up to that promise. He borrowed me several times from Mr. Perry to work extra on his territory. While working third trick =HX" office at Hinton one morning he called me to his office. Wondering what I had done wrong I nervously entered the office only to be reminded of his pronfise the previous year. He stated he was about to hire several men and if I was going to transfer to work for him, now was the time. I lost no time in getting the required transfer and have never regretted making the change of employment. Avis yard was later extended and "MX" Cabin near Foss Bridge was torn down. A new one story brick office was established seven tenths of a mile east of the old location. The building still stands in disrepair having been closed several years ago. Hon - Fri. 7 am to 7 pm Sat. & Sun. Closed Atlantic and Appalachian Bloodlicense or two other forms of Services Region. "We hope identification are required at check technologies like online in. Individuals who are 17 years appointment scheduling, the Blood of age in most states (16 with DonorApp and RapidPass will make parental consent where allowed by it a little easier for donors to give state law), weigh at least 110 pounds more life for patients this holiday and are in generally good health season." may be eligible to Patients don't get a holiday break donate blood. High school ~from needing , lifesaving students and other donors 18 years transfusions, and all blood types are of age and younger also have to mebt~ needed to ensure a reliable supply certain height and weight is available. Appointments can be requirements, Area News By Alvie Martin David Davis of Lawn took his uncle Alvie Martin of Meadow Bridge on a late Birthday trip to Shoney's in Lewisburg for a meal, the Water Falls in Hot Springs, Va and to see Hump Back Bridge in Alleghany Highland ofVA. Aong for the trip were Hilda Davis, Reba Davis and Brad Davis. A good time was had by all. Notice 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 tothe Present Mideast. Tour guides are present. Admission is free BOOK AVAILABLE 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 NOTICE SUMMERS COUNTY ARH Auxiliary Gift Shop now has RADA PRODUCTS for sale. Hours are: Men. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sun. 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 2017 CHRISTMAS WALK Walk thru the historic Churches of Hinton as you remember and ponder the meaning of Christmas. This year's walk will be on Saturday, December 9, starting at 6 p.m. NOTICE Meadow Creek Cemetery needs your donations for this year's care for the cemetery. Four large Trees have fallen and need removed. Meadow Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 85, Meadow Creek WV 25977. NOTICE Do you have a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who does? DO you need a mammogram and cannot afford one? Do you live in Summers County? If the answer is yes Walk for Her Lifetime can help. We are an organization that offers mammograms and financial aid to those who have a diagnosis of breast cancer. It doesn't matter if you have insurance or not because we cover items most insurance does not. For more information call 304-288-9189 or 304-575-7026. OFFICE HOURS Hinton News is open ~ - Monday thru Thursday Business Hours: Mon. & Tue.: 9 am to 4 pm. Wed.: 9 am to 12 pm. 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