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YONNIE L. BENNETT Yonnie Lee Bennett, 78, of Madams Creek passed away Friday, November 24, 2017 at her home following a long illness. Born November 14, 1939 at Summers County she was the daughter of the late Marlin M. and Donnie Ward Meadows. She was of the Baptist Faith, former employee of G.C. Murphy Co. and Fox's Bypass Market. Yonnie enjoyed camping, gardening and the outdoors, grooming her yard and spending time with family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Floyd (Wayne) Bennett; one sister, Janice Ballard; one brother, Terry "Snookie" Meadows and two infant brothers. Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Sue Ballard and husband Mike of Pipestem and Kim Downard and husband Jeremy of Madams Creek; four grandchildren, Adam Ballard and wife Nicole ofLerona, Kevin Ballard of Pipestem, and Colleen and Gwen Downard of Madams Creek; one step granddaughter, Sara Watts and husband C.J. of Tabor City, NC; four great grandchildren, Christian, Kailey, Karsyn and Addalee Ballard; three sisters, Bettie Gwinn of Jumping Branch, Marlene Townsley and husband Paul of Danville and Wilma Foster of Miamisburg, OH; one brother-in-law, Jackie B. Bennett and wife Martha of Madams Creek and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held 1:00 NANCY C. GRAHAM Nancy Carol Graham, 76 of Conover, North Carolina was at peace when she passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at Catawba Medical Center in Hickory, North Carolina, following a short illness. Born August 25, 1941 at Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late Alton Basil and Nancy Irene Lewis Bragg. Carol was a 1960 graduate of " Sandstone High School. She was a retired clerk for Chessie System. Carol was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Gene, Rush, and Rhett Bragg. Her sisters, Mary Faith Bragg and Myla Redden also preceded her in death. Nancy Carol is survived by daughter, Stephanie Bulling and husband Tim of Nimitz, WV, sons, Alton David Graham and wife Teresa of C onover, NC, Jeffrey Scott Graham and wife Lovelia of Conover, NC and Jay Lon Graham and Tamara of Concord, NC. "Grandma Carol" is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. In addition, Carol is survived by her brother, A.B. "Dicks Bragg, Jr. of Sandstone and sisters, Chrystal Gowings of Lewisburg and Ona Jane Reynolds of Covington, VA. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services were held 1"00 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in. Hinton with Pastor Don Hannah School Choice Coalitions Unite Americans Of All Backgrounds by Andrew Campanella (NAPS)--The holidays are over and many of us are hunkering down to wait out the rest of the winter. Tens of mil- lions of students across the country will be celebrating their educational options from January 22 through 28--tradi- tional public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, on- line academies, and home education. It's National School Choice Week, and with more than 21,000 events going on nationwide, it's clear there's a lot to celebrate. School choice is popular with fam- ilies of all kinds across the country. While some are celebrating the ed- ucation choices they've been able to make, others are rallying to push for more choices where options are limited for parents. School choice coalitions in nearly 30 states will host large events with hun- dreds or thousands of attendees. Iowa Guy. Terry Branstad, Nevada Sen. Scott Hammond, Emmy Award-winning former news anchor Campbell Brown and others will give keynote addresses in places as far away as Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Ne- braska, Rhode Island, Mississippi and Wyoming. How can one cause unite singte par- ents and governors, urban and rural families in red and blue states with high and low incomes? It's easy to get behind school choice because it's easy to get behind quality education for every child. School choice programs give parents-more choices so the}, can find a school that fits their chil- dren's individual needs. School choice puts parents in charge--because no- body knows the kids better or loves the kids more than their parents. While kids from different families, Tues. Nov. 28, 2017 Hinton News - 3 Hone In On Popular Presents For The Home (NAPS)--People with a gift for giv- ing say that this year, kitchen gadgets are the hot item to give and get. What's Cooking In Kitchen Gadgets One reason may be the many new at- tractive, practical products now available. Here's a look at six of the more popular: 1. A cordless electric glass kettle. qhere'll be some steamy scenes when you give this elegant glass and brushed stainless steel item. The 360 cordless kettle lifts from its corded base for easy filling, pouring and serving and has a cool-touch bottom. This clever kettle boils water fast- er than the microwave--and then shuts itself off when it's done. The concealed heating element is never in contact with the water, so there's no buildup of objectionable mineral de- posits, and with 1,500 watts of power, it boils water faster than a stove or even the microwave. It holds 1 quarts, shuts itself off automatically when the water boils and has a comfortable, ergonom- ic handle. This Chef'sChoice Electric Glass Kettle #682 costs $69.99. Learn more about it at 2. Holiday food prep and gift giv- ing can be easy with the acclaimed Chef'sChoice Trizor XV knife sharpen- er, dubbed "winning knife sharpener" by Food prep is easier with a sharp knife. This knife sharpener with dia- mond abrasives is a real gem in any kitchen. Cook's Illustrated magazine. It quickly and easily converts traditional 20 edges into the superdurable, razor-sharp, tri- ple-bevel,~15 edge and sharpens both straight and serrated edges. Available for $159.99 and you can learn more about it at delicious popcorn in three minutes using hot air, making it a great addition to any dinner party, backyard BBQ or winter's night in front of the fire. America's favor- ite popcorn popper, it measures 5.5" W x 5.3" L x 12" H and is constructed with a durable and BPA-free plastic housing. The popper features a powerful 1,400- watt motor to fully pop a family-sized portion in less than two minutes. The butter clap also works as a measuring The more you appreciate wine, the more you'll enjoy the difference an aerator can make. aerating in the time it takes to poura glass. Made from specially formulated acrylic with an easy-grip silicone body, it comes with a no-drip stand for prop- erly displaying and keeping wine off surfaces when not in use. A filter screen protects the wine from bits of cork and sediment. Wine jt,~t tastes better after aeration because as wine breathes, it opens up and releases its intended a~o- mas and flavors. This device can quickly aerate an entire bottle of wine or one glass at a time. You can find it at www. for $29.99. 4. For a slice of the good life, there's a rugged, commercial-quality, electric Whether it's the big roast for your holiday dinner or a sliver of dell meat for your lunch, this quality slit- er can delive.- the goodies. Get popping during the holiday .ason with a new, fun, easy-to-use popcorn popper. cup, so you can accurately measure a 1-quart single portion or a 4-quart fam- ily-sized serving, and the heat from the popper melts the butter within the cup so you can drizzle it on your popcorn for a delicious theater-style treat. It costs only $29.99 and you can learn more about it at 6. Get the real scoop on holiday cheer with Zeroll, the original scoop of choice for American ice cream parlors food slicer made of die-cast aluminum. It provides excellent stability and rigidi- ty for accurate slicing, a tilted design for fast, efficient slicing, and a professional metal food pusher. "lhere's a high*quality, multipurpose, stainless steel serrated blade 8W' in di- ameter, a blade cover for reduced fric- tion and easier slicing, and a powerful, cool-running, high-torque motor for continuous, nonstop slicing. The easy- clean design--blade, blade cover, food carriage, food pusher, food deflector and thickness guide plate all remove easily-- is matched by the cantilever design that delivers sliced food directly to large trays or platters. Chef's Choice Electric Food Slic- er Model 610 costs $129.99 and even comes with its own serving tray. Learn A cool way to celebrate the holidays or any time is with a sweet, round scoop of ice cream delivered by the original heat-conductive ice cream scoop. and ice cream lovers since 1935. It's an excellent tool for creating nicely round- ed ice cream balls--scoop after scoop-- because it features an acclaimed liq- uid-filled, heat-conductive handle that responds to the warmth of your hand so ice cream is easily rolled and released different states and different income 3.A great way to improve wine. more at, into a smooth round ball. It's made in pm Tuesday, November 28, 2017-'a~ officiating. 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Buriai will follow 11:0o a.m. until 1:00 p.m ..... tea wine. the patented design speeus Popper 82418RbyWest Bend requires no great gifts for the holidays, go to www. au celeorate - , -. ." in Restwood Memorial Gardens nearPallbearers were Jeremy Scott To learn more about events near you " up tiae oreatlamg process oy instant y oil. It pops up to four quarts of healthful, Hinton. Friends may call from 11:00 Graham, Alton David Graham, II, and educational options in your state, am until service time on, Tuesday at the funeral parlors. Family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. com WILLIAM D. COMER JR. William D. Comer Jr., 60, of Lowell was taken from this life on November 8, 2017 following an act of homicide. Born August 16, 1957 at Waynesboro, VA he was a son of Marie Jackson Comer of Lowell and the late William D. Comer Sr. William was a member of Pence Springs Community Church. He was a farmer and truck driver who enjoyed camping, trapping and farming. William was preceded in death by one brother, Steven D. Comer. Besides his mother those left to cherish his memory include one brother, Joshua Comer of Lowell and one sister, Anita Comer of Riverside Rest. A private graveside service was held at the Keller Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Lowell on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 4:0() P.M. with Pastor Roger Persinger officiating. Pallbearers were Joshua Comer, Michael Chapman, Stacy Jones, Greg Jones, Mike Palmer and Jimmy Frazier. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family at P.O. Box 760, Hinton, WV 25951. Arrangements were by the Renald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp. Construction of the Washington Monument was halted after it was about one-quarter of the way toward completion because the builders ran out of funds. When the project was restarted, the builders could no longer get the same stone. That's why about a quarter of the way up the monument, the color of the stone changes. Randy Bragg, Gary Bragg, Rodney Bragg and Tim Bulling. Online condolences at Arrangements were by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, WV. There is always a voice saying the right thing to you somewhere, if you'll only listen for it. --Thomas Hughes visit An aardvark's teeth have no enamel coating and are worn away and regrown continuously. We are afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. 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