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Summers County School of Tues. Nov. 28, 2017 Hinton News - 5 " Nine graduates from ~the School of Practical Nursing, gave a Practical Nursing is located in Summers County School of Practical brief history of nursing, including Hinton, WV. • Nursing received diplomas in a the history of the pinning, the Each October a new class of ceremony held on September 1 O, cappingand thelamp, students begin the 12-month 2017 at the Summers County High A copy of the poem "The Ladyprogram. SchooIAuditorium. With the Lamp" SANTA Faculty for the school includes The graduates were: Tara Blake FILOMENA by Henry Wadsworth Brenda Martin RN, BSN, and Abigail Page from Peterstown, Longfellow written November 1857, Coordinator/Instructor and Michele Kaylee Frank and Kendall Willey was presented to each graduate. A Harless RN, BSN, Instructor. from Hinton, Claudia Gunnoe from Pinning Ceremony was held with Individuals interested in applying Pence Springs, Jaime Long from each graduate being pinned by their for the next class can find more Rainelle, Cheyenne Salmons from special guest, information about the program by Lindside, Katlyn Suttle from Jaimi Vanscoy, Class'President, calling 304-468-6040 ext. 305 or Jumping Branch, andJaimiVanscoy read the Code ofEthics for the LPNs. visiting the website http:// from Ballard. Ms.'Kimberly Redes clicking The processional and recessional the Class; and each graduate was on the "LPN" link. was Pomp and Circumstance. A presented a diploma by Ms Brenda Applications for the 2018 - 2019 welcome was given by Ms. Kimberly Martin with Michele Harless RN, class will be available on line in early Redes, Superintendent of Summers BSN, nursing instructor, presenting January. County Schools. each graduate with a Nightingale The Summers Co School of The Guest Speakerwas DavidE. lamp. Practical Nursing does not Hutchinson, RN/BSN; MBA/HM. The entire class then recited the discriminate on the basis of sex, Mr. Hutchinson was recently Practical Nurses' Pledge. A race, color, religion, disability, age, named the Community Chief slideshowpresentationoftheyear's and national origin in employment Nursing Officer at the Summers training and practice was presented and in the administration of any of County Appalachian Regional at the beginning of the ceremony, its education programs and Hospital. Brenda Martin RN, BSN, The Summers County School ofactivities. Coordinator of the Summers County The West Virginia Governor's School for In an op-ed for the Beckley "That's why I have been working Register-Herald, U.S. Senator with my Senate colleagues to pass understand the misguided attacks Shelley Moore Capito (R W.Va.) comprehensive tax reform, coming from Democrats and other critics. outlines how comprehensive pro-"For the first time in decades, we "Some are saying the Senate plan growth tax reform will benefit West have an opportunity to take our . Virginians and encourages support complicated and outdated tax code m tax cuts for the rich - but report for this this once-in-a-generation and make it simple, fair, and more after report has made it clear that opportunity. The op-ed comes after competitive. Americans at all income levels•will the House of Representatives passed "The plan being considered in the benefit from these tax cuts. their tax reform proposal last week, Senate will provide relief for "Others are saying that this is a mad the Senate is expected to take working families, help businesses of partisan exercise done in secret- but up their own proposal following all sizes grow and expand, and spark tax reform has been subject to a, Thanksgiving. the kind of growth that can truly thorough and open legislative "For the first time in decades, we transform our economy, process. In fact, there have been 70 have an opportunity to take our "These are the principles that Senate hearings on tax reform since 2011, and the current proposal just complicatedand make it andsimple,OUtdatedfair, andtaxmoreC°de have guided me throughout this went through a full markup in entire process. They're goals that are committee and will be subject to competitive. The plan being shared by so many Americans - considered in the Senate will provide regardless of political party - and significant debate on the floor. That relief for working families, help recent evidence shows that the means any Senator - Republican or businesses of all sizes grow and Senate plan checks all of the boxes. Democrat- will have an opportunity expand, and spark the kind of "A study from the Tax Foundation to amend and debatethebill. growth that can truly transform our found that the Senate bill would "When you take time to really economy," Senator Capito wrote, create the equivalent of 925,000 new consider these criticisms, they ring View the op-ed here and below: jobs across the country. That's hollow. They're the same excuses Tax Reform Offers Growth significant, that have been recycled for years. Opportunities "The truth is simple: IfDemocrate "In West Virginia, the average By: U.S. Senator Shelley Moore middle-income family would gain and others are really serious about Capito (R-W.Va.) $1,952 in after-tax income because helping working families and Beckiey Register-Herald of the legislation. Think about what moving our country and our state "As West Virginia families travel that extra money would mean to you forward, this is their opportunity. home to gather together for and your family. Do you need to "President Trump is ready to sign Thanksgiving - whether just down make repairs to your car or take care a bill that grows our economy and the street or from across the country of another expense? Do you, need to benefits middleincome families, and - I can't help but think about all of set some aside for a college fund, for every member of Congress has a the giRs and opportunities we have decision to make. your retirement, or even a rainy "We to be thankful for. ~ can cling to the Status quo "Our state has had a rough go of day? "The Tax Foundation also found and a failed economic approach it during the past eight years, and that our state would see perpetuated by the policies of the we've all felt the effects of a approximately 4,700 new jobsprevious administration, or we can struggling economy, overregulation created. Think about what those work together with President Trump and fewer opportunities to get new jobs would mean for our to pass tax reform. ahead, communities, and for our students "This is an important moment for But things are turning around in who graduate without the our country. It's an opportunity to West Virginia. opportunities they need to stay in do something big and bold. It's an "This year, we've enjoyed West Virginia and start their opportunity to build a stronger consistent economic growth, careers, economy, to grow our small unemployment is down, and we're "The Senate bill also doubles the businesses and provide more jobs seeing significant new investments child tax credit for hard-working and higher wages, and to deliver tax in our workers and our resources. All of these developments make me families and nearly doubles the relief to alIAmericans. thankful - and proud to be a West standard deduction which is used by "I am so thankful for the chance Virginian. They also make me even over 80 percent of West Virginia tax to represent our great state in the tilers. Senate and for the opportunity to more eager to build on this "We're talking about making a deliver solutions like tax reform that momentum and seize other real, tangible difference in the lives I know will help make your lives opportunities to move our state of West Virginians and all better." forward ...... t Americans. Which is why I just can The West Virginia Governor's DigitaIArt--from photo editingto application. School for the Arts (GSA) creating virtual games West Virginia sophomores who is now accepting applications Instrumental Music Studio Art are passionate and committed to through January 12, 2018. GSA is a Vocal Music their artistic FREE summer To apply for GSA, a student must craft will have the wonderful arts program that takes place at be a resident of West Virginia and opportunity of Marshall University in Huntington, attend improving their skills with the WV over three school within the state, have a help of talented professional artists weeks in the summer of 2018.GPA average of 2.5 and be Current sophomores enrolled in his or her freshman year of high surrounded by like-minded youth a West Virginia public or private school, have an acceptable whoshare the school are attendance and same artistic gifts. In addition, eligible to apply. Students may discipline record, be students will travel to Chicago, IL apply in one of the following recommended by the school to immerse categories: principal, exhibit strong themselves in the rich culture and Acting commitment to personal artistic art of a vibrant city. Creative Writing development, and be a For more information or to apply, Dance--ballet and modern sophomore upon the time of visithttp:IIgovschooIs.wv.go-vIGSA e Screen To Keep Spine Trouble (NAPS)--The end of summer is a good time to re-establish healthy hab- its and back-to-school routines. In ad- dition to dental checkups and annual physicals, pediatric medical specialists recommend adding a scoliosis screen'- ing to back-to-school checklists. What Is Scoliosis? Scoliosis, a musculoskeletal disorder that causes anabnormal curvature of the spine or backbone, is the most common deformity of the spine, affecting an esti- mated 6 to 9 million people in the Unit- cd States. Although 10 percent of ado- lescents may have the condition, not all will need care. Early detection, however, can be key to successful treatment• "Because most causes are unknown, it's best to find the condition as early as possible to provide the best possible out- come" explained Amer Samdani, M.D., chief of surgery for Shriners Hospitals for Children'--Philadelphia. Signs And Symptoms Children and teens with scoliosis rarely exhibit symptoms and sometimes the condition is not obvious until the curvature of the spine becomes severe. Some markers to watch for in a child who has scoliosis are: • Clothes not fitting correctly or hems not hanging evenly • Uneven shoulders, shoulder blades, ribs, hips or waist • Entire body leaning to one side • Appearance or texture of ribs stick- ing up on one side when bending forward • Head not properly centered over the body. Diagnosis and Treatment When confirming a diagnosis of sco- liosis, a doctor will review your child's medical history, conduct a full exam- ination, and discuss treatment with you and your child. According to Dr. Samdani, there's no one-size-fits-all treatment for scoliosis. "Some cases will iust need to be watched; others will need physical ther- apy, bracing or surgical procedures to stop the curve from progressing;' he From Getting Worse Before the school year starts tan be a good time to screen for scoliosis. said. "At Shriners Hospitals, we offer the whole spectrum of treatments under one roof. We also treat children regard- less of the families' ability to pay, so that often provides a huge relief to parents:' Learn More For more information on scoliosis screenings, care and treatment, visit scoliosis. App Helps Parents Detect Signs of Scoliosis You can also check your child's spine for scoliosis with the help of your smart- phone through the Spin•Screen app-- available for free on the App Store and Google Play. For more information on the app and the importance of routine screening, go to www.shrinershospitals; If your child does have scoliosis or any other orthopaedic condition, you should know that Shriners Hospitals for Children has 20 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada that provide expert orthopaedic c~re. CALL ACWP If you see a dog in a neglectful or abusive situation please ACWP. If you see a stray dog on the road, especially one that you've never seen before, please calIACWP. If you have a litter of puppies and would like them to be placed in homes that are pre-approved as responsible pet owners than please call ACWP. The number is easy to remember 855- WV4-PETS. 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:// 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. WEIGHT WATCHERS Weight Watchers is back in Hinten! Meetings are on Thursday evening at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall at First Baptist Church, 108 Temple Street, Hinton. For more information, contact Connie Willey at 304-660-7206. How Blinded Veterans Help Themselves And Others To A Better Quality Of Life (NAPS)--According to Department and to share findings with staff and the of Veterans Affairs (VA) statistics, there administration to promote and expand are over 130,000 legally blind veterans each facility's successful procedures in America. Every year, another sever- and generally make the facility as pro- al thousand are added to the number ductive and safe as it can be for blinded either because of combat injuries, age, veterans. illness or other factors. He also holds information sessions What's Being Done for the veterans and provides literature Fortunately, they're not simply left about BVA. in the dark. All over the country, the Davis' BVA evaluations hay•brought VA has set up residential and outpatient about a number of improvements to centers where former military persons Wade Davis and BVA help ensure VA blind rehabilitation sdrvices, such as who have impaired vision can learn to facilities for blinded veterans are making sure each of the facilities has the lead more independent, pleasant and able to provide the best possible training and equipment it needs. productive lives, care and training. What BVA Does There are two basic kinds of facilities. All this is just one way BVA fulfills The Blind Rehabilitation Programs sup- vision loss, the Blinded Veterans Associ- the mission it's pursued since the end. port blind and low-vision veterans and ation (BVA) works with VA to help keep of World War II: to promote thc welfare active-duty servicemembers in regain- these places up to par. Recently, that or- of blinded veterans so that, notwith- ing their independence and quality of ganization's Training Coordinator, Wade standing their disabilities, they may take life to enable their successful integration Davis, conducted a comprehensive and their rightful place in the community into family and community life. individualized Veterans Care Review at and work with their fellow citizens to- These places also support family and each of the 13 Blind Rehabilitation Cen- ward the creation of a peaceful world. significant others to better understand ters nationwide. He is currently doing Through its free service programs, re- visual impairment and foster the provi- the same with the VISOR programs, gional groups, resources, and advoca- sion of appropriate support, to assist in What Davis Does cy before the legislative and executive enhancing home environments and to Over several days, Davis visits each branches of government, it makes life reduce carcgivcr burden, facility and meets separately with the better for blinded veterans. The Visual Impairment Servicesstaff and the veterans involved. He con- Where To Learn More Outpatient Rehabilitation (VISOR) pro- siders various aspects of the programs: Because BVA advocates for all blind- grams use a team approach to provide orientation and mobility, living skills, ed veterans, whether they are members services based on a thorough assess- nianual skills, low-vision therapy, com- of the organization or not, and regard- ment of the veteran's strengths, needs purer access training, low-vision clinic, less of how their visual impairment and personal goals, optometry, eye clinic, ophthalmology, occurred, veterans old and young and Veterans and their families are en- recreation therapy, social work, psy- who experience vision loss can call BVA couraged to identify these goals and chology, nursing, diabetic education, at (800) 669-7079, or visit www.bva. provide ongoing feedback regarding and pharmacy. 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