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10 - Hinton News Tues. Nov. 28, 2017 ea u Catholic Charities West Virginia's annual appeal enters its final push with first ever World Day of the Poor Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) began its annual appeal to donors in October. As donors respond they are hopeful they will achieve their annual goal of $454,000. The annual appeal is the single largest fundraising appeal for CCWVa and its statewide services. '%Ve know we can count on our donors and we hope that new supporters will help us reach the goal for these vital funds that directly impact the amount of assistance we provide in communities around the state," said Patti Phillips, director of Development and Marketing of CCWVa. The first ever World Day of the Poor was observed on November 19. In his message that day, Pope Francis said, '~Ve are called, then, to draw near to the poor, to encounter them, to meet their gaze, to embrace them and to let them feel the warmth of love that breaks through their solitude." Appeal funds help CCWVa reach more people, to be innovative, to be where people are in need and be prepared with the assistance they need. Essentially bringing them closer to people, encountering them in their suffering and listening. Beth Zarate, chief executive officer for CCWVa, invited people to, "help us in our mission to bring hope to the hopeless." She tells a story of a young family whose breadwinner, John, lost his job in the mines. The couple came to CCWVa for help; they were relieved to receive food and supplies for their baby. Through further conversation, John enrolled in case management services to identify goals and receive help in attaining those goals. John is now gainfully employed and in thankfulness, the family regularly volunteers with CCWVa to give back. Donations can be made online at www.CatholicCharitiesWV. org, by mail at 2000 Main Street, Wheeling, WV 26003, or by calling 1-888-900-2989. In addition, the traditional second collection at Christmas liturgies throughout the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will go toward CCWVa's appeal. S 1no extra to encourage visits to parks a ;S The perfect gift is one that keeps While West Virginia State Park Valley Monday through Thursday, on giving, and West Virginia State gift cards may be used on lodging until Sept. 30, 2018. Parks is including something extra and cabin rentals, dining, gift shops Super 55 Special. Special rate of this holiday season On gift card and other activities at any time at $55 on a standard-type lodge room purchases of $100 or more. all parks and forests, "Something at Blackwater Falls, Cacapon, Through Dec. 18, the state parks Extra" coupons have expiration Chief Logan, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Twin Falls or Tygart Lake. Civil rights advocates are sounding the alarm after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pal announced plans to overturn Obama-era rules that require the Internet to be regulated like a utility. Alfredo Lopez, founder of the social justice technology firm May First/People Link, says the 2015 decision ensures that all Americans regardless of race, religion or economic status - can make their voices heard. "And that's what net neutrality protects," he points out. 'WVhen that goes, the whole idea of you being able to tell your story, that goes down the drain - it's finished - because the larger providers, with their greater amount of money, can now drown you out." Pal has called the rules "a solution in search of a problem," and maintains regulation depresses investment in broadband networks. Nearly 4 million people submitted comments in favor of net neutrality, a term for a free and open Internet. According to a recent survey, almost 80 percent of Americans want the rules kept in place, including 73 percent of Republicans. Mignon Clyburn, the FCC's only black commissioner, has called net neutrality "the First Amendment for the Internet." Lopez explains without protections, large providers such as Comcast and Verizon would be able to create fast lanes for content providers who can pay extra, and slower speeds for everyone else. Lopez worries that only people who already support groups such as Black Lives Matter would wait for a slower website to load. "But the people who might be recruited to that movement, that's where the problem is," he states. "Because they are dealing with a limited amount of time, and various interests are competing for that time." Social justice groups have launched campaigns to keep open Internet protections in place. One is the Center for Media Justice, which argues that the rights to speak and be heard, to seek opportunity, stay connected and protest injustice are core civil rights. The FCC is set to vote on the proposal Dec. 14. WVDNR seeks landowners interested in improving wildlife habitat The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, in partnership unique but may include removing with the USDA Natural Resources problematic plants, establishing Conservation Service, WestVirginia Division of Forestry, National Wild Turkey Federation and others, is seeking private landowners interested in improving wildlife habitat on their land. The partnership seeks to address shrinking populations of priority wildlife species by implementing conservation practices that improve natural resources on private land. Every conservation plan is Virginia. desirable plants, thinning trees from overstocked forests, adjusting the type and timing of current management practices and creating natural structures such as brush pries where wildlife can nest, forage and take shelter. Mature Forest Cerulean warblers prefer mature deciduous forests with an abundance of large tall trees and Fortunately, some pieces of the preferred habitat often are already in place. So, it's a matter of using management practices such as harvesting timber or controlling problematic plants to complete the puzzle. Landowners interesting in managing young forest habitat may also notice more American woodcock, Eastern cottontail and whip-poor-will. system is offering "Something dates. Extra" coupons for every $100 gift About "Somethings Extra" Redeemable Sunday through Target species include cerulean small openings in the canopy that For more information about card purchased. The "Something Extra" coupons Thursday, from Jan. 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Redeemable at Cacapon, spots, so a gift card with ~omething Pipestem and Twin Falls Sundays extra makes a great holiday present through Thursdays from Jan. 1 for friends and family." to Dec. 22, 2018, and at Canaan various parks. Surprise Souvenir. Receive a mystery gift when a Somethings Extra card is completed and mailed in. The 2018 Roadsides in Bloom Calendar is now available to order The free calendar, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) and Department of Transportation (WVDOT), includes 12 pictures of Mountain State wildflowers growing naturally along roadways or in Operation Wildflower beds planted by the Division of Highways. The pictures were chosen from dozens of entries submitted by photographers from West Virginia and surrounding states. West Virginia's Operation Wildflower beautification program is a joint effort between the WVDEP and the WVDOH. It includes more than 250 acres Virginia's roadways. "These calendars display our state's natural beauty and the talent of the people who live here," said WVDEP Cabinet Secretary Austin Caperton. "I keep one of them in my office and encourage our citizens to get one of these calendars and display it proudly, because it gives us a monthly reminder that West Virginia is without question the most beautiful of the 50 states." To order a calendar, call 1-800- 322-5530, or email If you call and get voicemail, please leave your name and address in the mailbox. Requests are limited to one West Virginia residents receive priority. For more DEP news and information, go to www.dep. Also, be sure to connect with the agency on all social media platforms. Follow @DEPWV on Twitter and find us on YouTube by searching "Environment Matters." For specific information about our REAP (Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan), West Virginia Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch, Youth Environmental Program, and Human Resources initiatives, connect on Facebook. of wildflowers grown along West calendar per household. Protein To The Rescue: Five Snacks To Power You Throughout The Day (NAPS)--Here's some health and nutrition news you should find easy to swallow. Protein can go a long way' toward satisfying your appetite: In the world of fitness and muscle building, protein has had its seat permanently rooted as a key nutrient in every meal and snack: Now it has gone mainstream and is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and diet. Considering Americans' busy life- styles--and that half of all eating occasions today involve snacks, accord- ing to research by Mintel'--eating more protein can be a good thing. For those of us with active lives, convenience is king. Snack options that are tasty and healthy, as well as portable and accessible, help increase the likelihood of maintaining a balanced diet and making healthier food choices. Here are five high-protein foods to enjoy on the go or at home anytime of day: Jerky--With options now made of turkey, bison, pork, salmon and poultry, there's a flavor for every taste preference. A 1-ounce serving provides around 9 grams of protein. Look for brands that are free of artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. Cottage Cheese--What was once considered a boring diet food has been reimagined as a protein-packed snack item, available in a variety of flavors and conveniently portable single- serving cups. One such brand, Muuna~, recently launched a line of unique, For protein on the go, choose cottage cheese with real pieces of fruit. melt-in-your-mouth, creamy cottage cheese with delicious, real pieces of fruit, including strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, peach and mango. Each 5.3-ounce fruit-flavored, single-serve container has 15 grams of protein, while its plain cottage cheese counterpart contains 19 grams of protein. Bean-Based Snacks--This protein- packed superfood is popping up everywhere from chips with 5 grams of protein in a 1 -ounce serving to roasted chickpeas averaging around 6 grams of protein per 1-ounce serving. With experts recommending consuming up to four servings of legumes a week, these options make upping your intake even easier. Greek Yogurt--As one of the fastest- growing categories on the market in recent years, Greek yogurt can have up to twice the amount of protein as traditional yogurt, and is available in a variety of sweet and savory flavors. Nut Butters--Peanut butter is an oldie but a goodie with 8 grams of protein per 1-ounce serving, whereas increasingly popular almond butter is also an excellent source of protein with around 6 grams of protein per 1-ounce serving. These delicious items are now available in snack packs for an on-the-go protein boost eaten right out of the pack or served alongside a favorite fruit or vegetable. According to Rania Bataynch, MPH, a nationally recognized nutritionist and author, "When it comes to snacking, I recommend clients look for options with at least 8 grams of protein per serving. High-protein products like Muuna cottage cheese can make all the difference in feeling satisfied to hold you between meals. You will find that choosing to snack on creamy cottage cheese or beef jerky instead of chips and cookies will not only satisfy your sweet or salty cravings, but it will also power you throughout the day. Plus, as one of three key macronutrients that our body needs, protein plays an important role in muscle building as well as preventing age-related loss of muscle mass." While food and fitness fads come and go, your need for high-protein foods is here to stay. Protein-rich snacks can be good for you whether you're bulking up or slimming down, looking for a pre-workout energy boost or simply keeping something on hand while burning the midnight oil. Learn More For further facts, visit www.Muuna. com or join the conversation on FacebooL Twitter and Instagram with #Muuna. Mintel: Snacking Motivations and Attitudes US 2015 Trends Report primarily on private land. So, public-private partnerships are critical for the long-term persistence of these populations," said Paul Johansen, chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. "Private landowners benefit from the technical and financial assistance to improve their land, which ultimately benefits many of the state's priority species. It's a 'win-win' for everyone." Professional biologists, foresters, and conservation planners are available to develop individualized conservation plans based on each landowner's objectives and the identified needs of the land. For more information about of existing management practices mature forests or for help getting can be tailored for their benefit. started, contact Steven Wilson, For landowners interested WVDNR/NRCS Partner Avian specifically in pollinators, a Biologist, at 304-618-6124 or conservation plan may include,' management practices such as or Kyle Aldinger, NWTF Forest removing problematic plants, Enhancement Partnershipenhancing nectar resources for Coordinator, at 304-284-7595 or bees and butterflies by planting, species such as common milkweed, Young Forest and providing nesting strtictures Golden-winged warblers prefer for bees. shrubby thickets and young For more information about forests near large patches of pollinators and for help getting mature deciduous forest at higher started, contact Sarah Owen, elevations. WVDNR/NRCS Partner Pollinator The right combination of theseSpecialist, at 304-368-6909 or characteristics is quite rare in West Psychologist: Mass Shootings "Not a Mental Health Issue" by Dan Heyman CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The latest mass shootings have led to calls for enhanced reporting of mental health records. But mental health experts say that would have little, if any, impact. News coverage of the November 14 shootings at a school in Rancho Tehama, Calif., focused on the shooter's mental history. President Donald Trump called the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a week before "a mental health problem." But according to Dr. Larry Davidson, a psychology professor at Yale University Medical School, only 2 percent of gun violence is committed by people with serious mental illness. 'The vast majority of people who commit such acts are very much in touch with reality, it's just a very Toucans are found only in tropical areas of Central and South America. Some toucan species have bills more than half the length of their bodies. painful reality that they're in touch with," Davidson said. "It's not that they've lost their grounding in reality." Advocates in the mental health treatment community fear that statements linking mass shootings to mental health only serve to further stigmatize people . with mental illness. A 2016 report by the American Psychiatric Association suggests that focusing on behavior, coping skills and conflict resolution would be more effective. Davidson pointed out that people with serious mental illness are more in danger themselves than they are a danger to others. "People with psychosis are much less likely to commit violence and are, in fact, much more likely to be victimized than to be perpetrators," he said. Davidson said studies have shown that people with mental illness are 14 times more likely to be victims of violence than the average person. He noted that the incidence of mental illness is consistent from country to country, but there are far moremass shootings in the U.S. than any other developed nation. "It's not that there are 40 times as many people with mental illness in the U.S. as in the U.I~ It's just that there's that much more easy access, not just to guns, but to military-style guns," Davidson said. Following a mass shooting in 1996, Australia enacted strict gun control laws. There hasn't been a single mass shooting in that country in 21 years. Mon. & Tue.: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thurs.: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. J