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12 - Hinton News Tues. Nov. 28, 2017 I II omm It la JOHN HENRY DAYS'MEETING ADOPT A CHILD The John Henry Days CommitteeTalcott Elementary is accepting will not meet again until January donations for its Adopt-a-Child 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Our February program. All money collected will be and March meetings are scheduled used to purchase Christmas gifts for for 6:00 p.m. as well. We will revert needy children back to 7:00 p.m. at our April Please send your tax-deductible meeting, donations to Adopt-a-Child, PO Box 140, Talcett, WV 24981. 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://www .narcenonnewliferetreat.orgJdrug- 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. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 14thAnnuai Christmas Bazaar to be held Sat. Dec. 2 at the Freight Depot in downtown Hinton. To reserve your space at the Bazaar, please contact Nicole Miller at 304-309-4181, or Margie Temple at Grandma's House (304) 466-1011. First come - first serve. Deadline Nov. 24th. GOSPEL SING The Jumping Branch - Nimitz Senior Community Center will be having a Gospel Sing on Dec. 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Singing will be by Bluestone Trio. The Center is located on Rt. 3 behind the Jumping Branch Tabernacle Church and beside Jumping Branch School. Please bring a covered dish. All ages welcome. CHRISTMAS DINNER St. Patrick Catholic Church Christmas Dinner will be held on Sunday, December 10, in the Parish Hail at St. Patrick after Holy Mass. Mass at St. Patrick will be at 11:30 AM this day, and Mass at Sacred Heart will be at 9:00 AM. All of our parishioners and their families are welcome to attend. Please contact Donna Scott at dscott40C~uddenlink.net if you plan to attend." MUSIC TRIBUTE Come to Hill and Holler Pizza in Lewisburg on Saturday, December 2~d for a tribute to music greats we've lost in 2016 and 2017. Awide cast of local community musicians will share their interpretations of songs by Ralph Stanley, Prince, Leonard Cohen and many more. Doors at 8:30 pm, show starts at 9:00 p.m. Suggested donation of $5-$10. All proceeds will benefit The Yew Mountain Center and Appalachian Mountain Advocates. More details atfacbook: https://www, facebook/ com/evets/273932819795415/ EVENTS AT ALDERSON ARTISANS GALLERY The Alderson Artisans Gallery is pleased to announce a showing of. intricate, traditional geometric art by guest artisan, Cathy Boone. Original works will be available for viewing and sale in the gallery. Her works will be on display from December 1, 2017 through March 30, 2017. Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 11-4, Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 12-4. The gallery will have extended hours and be open Tuesday through Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Alderson Artisans Gallery is a cooperative non-profit organization. Visit our website http:// www.aidersongailery.com for a list of current artists. FRESH PECANS FOR SALE Fall 2017 harvested South Carolina Pecans For Sale. Large piEces - $10.25, LArge halves - $10.50. Call Joyce Ritter at 304-466- 1135 or Cleo Mathews at 304-466- 1515. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Narconon New Life Retreat wants you to be aware to look for the following signs when it comes to methamphetaime addiction: Hyperactivity, Insomnia, Weight Loss, Tooth decay. Report suspicious activity to law enforcement officials and keep your loved ones safe from the dangers of meth addiction. To learn more about meth addiction, visit: http:// www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/ drug-abuse-informatiom/signs-of- methamphetanine-abuse.html ADDICTION SCREENING Narconon can help you take stops to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screening or referrals. 1-800-431-1754, OPEN HOUSE The Hinton Area Foundation wold like to invite the community to its open house December 2, 2017 from 4 - 6 p.m. at the Parmer Center, 104 James Street, Hinton. The Foundation recently received this beautiful building as a major gift from Barbara and David Parmer. The Foundation is in the process of moving its office operation from the Chamber of Commerce building in Avis to the Parmer Center. NOW AVAILABLE ~.~ A,bgqk ~y R~'Iroad Story is now available fo~ sale. After recovering Cost fdr printifig and Misc charges proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Bennett-Upton cemetery fund for the upkeep of the family cemetery. For information and cost contact Dean Bennett 304-466-1402. " COMMUNITY SUPPORT The Hinton Lions Club is asking for the Communities support in helping to provide those who need, eye examinations or eye glasses. The Hinton Lions have been providing assistance for over 18 years and are asking community organizations and businesses as well as citizens for monetary donations to continue providing help to those in need in our community. As news spreads of the help being provided, requests are now outnumbering the Lions Club's ability to help. Once a request is received, the individual's application is screened to insure that other avenues ol assistance are pursued before the Lions Club provides help. CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Donations can be mailed to: Lions Several advocacy groups said Club, Sight Assistance Program, Tuesday they worried a Republican P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. plan to alter the country's tax code Checks should be made out to: and cut taxes for corporations Hinton Lions Club. would be paid for by cutting health / / I In order to raise money for the con- struction of the actua4 statue, the right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty were on display in Madison Square Park in New York City between 1876 and 1882. Herbert Hoover was the first pres- ident born west of the Mississippi River. He was born on August 10, 1874 in West Branch, Iowa, and served one term as president--from 1929 to 1933. care programs heavily relied upon in West Virginia. The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, West Virginia Citizen Action Group and West Virginians for Affordable Health Care -- all left-leaning groups -- and others held a news conference Tuesday morning at Covenant House in Charleston. Gary Zuckett, of West Virginian Citizen Action Group, pointed to an unsigned check, and said he was concerned the $1.4 trillion the bill adds to the federal deficit over 10 years would be paid for by cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Congress has not reauthorized CHIP, which insures 9 million children nationwide, since funding expired Sept. 30. West Virginia's CHIP program, which covers 21,000 children, will shut down in February if funding isn't allocated. %Ve are sending a message to our Congressional representatives of both parties not to sign this check," Zuckett said. Medicare covered 23 percent of West Virginians --- about 416,000 people -- in 2015, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That was more than any other state except Maine, where 23 percent of residents were also covered by the program for seniors. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first American president to use a private polling service to advise him on both election strategy and public policy. TOPS Tops (take offPounds Sensibly) is a very affordable, nonprofit, weight !oss support grpup. Meetings a r~ held at the Miller Memorial Methodist Church basement, 109 Miller Ave. Every Thursday evening. Weigh-in begins at 5:00 p,m. meeting starts at 5:30 pm. First meeting is free. Come join us or call 304-890-2112 or 304-466-3045. Pointers For Parents Family Movie Nights Spark Meaningful Family Dialogue (NAPS)--Disney's "Queen of Katwe,' now available for home viewing, is the perfect film for family movie night and can spark important family conversa- tions. In addition to providing a capti- vating, funny and heartwarming glimpse into the lives of children in current-day Africa, it also has the advantage of pro- riding valuable life lessons that can help open yovr children's minds to new ways of approaching problems and inspire them to try new challenges that can ex- pand their skills for navigating the world. "Queen of Katwe" is based on the true story of Phiona Mutcsi, a courageous young girl from the slums of Africa who sells corn on the streets of rural Uganda and whose world rapidly changes when she's introduced to the game of chess. As the movie unfolds, it presents a wonder- ful example of how mastery of the game of chess helps Phiona become a cham- pion in the game of life. (Phiona, now 20, hopes to earn a college degree and continue to study chess in the hope of becoming a Grandmaster.) What makes "Queen of Katwe" dif- ferent from other inspirational stories is its setting. As Phiona dreams of a bet- ter life, she must face the possibility of not making it out of the slum. And even if she does, she'll have to navigate in a world she has no idea existed. Most au- diences will never experience her world or even know there is such a place or that kids manage to grow up and thrive in such dire circumstances. Adding to the realism are the ac- tors and their backgrounds. Madina Nalwanga, who plays Phiona, is herself from a Ugandan slum, and director Mira Nair, very familiar with the envi- ronment, having lived nearby, shot the film mostly in the Katwe slums. Over 100 Ugandans worked as extras in the Madina Nalwanga, as the Ugandan Phiona's triumph at chess can thrill chess champion Phiona, can teach your family as it did her friends and your kids many lessons, fellow students. film's street scenes, 80 of them without any prior experience with, or in front of, cameras. David Oyelowo, best known for playing Martin Luther King, It. in "Selma" is the charismatic chess teacher who understands the vulnerabilities of his young charges and knows how to lift their diminished spirits while teaching them how to win. Here are a few things that Phiona learns along the way that children can universally relate to as they watch the film. These points would also make for great family discussions that encourage kids to connect the concepts to their own challenges. -- Learn to use your mind. The movie shows how chess teaches the chil- dren to make a plan and focus on that plan as they move forward. It is not just about winning. The purpose of the com- petitions is really to learn strategy and reasoning to overcome challenges in life. -- Do not be too quick to give up. Instead, stay focused on the destination and let the journey unfold. It's easy to get discouraged when something dreamed for looks as though it's slipped away. The important thing is to concentrate on the goal no matter how you're feeling in the moment. -- Where you come from does not define where you're going. Phio- na shows us it ultimately doesn't matter where you've come from. It can actually be a positive thing for your dreams to exceed your current ability to achieve them. -- Losing is part of life. While fed- ing defeat is normal, don't succumb to those feelings. It's about what you can learn from the loss. As David Oyelowo's character, Katende, advises Phiona, "Losses happen to everyone. But then you reset the pieces and play again:' --Never compromise integrity to win. Staying true to your values and your morals is what will take you far in life, and open up doors no one can close. Too often, we're paying attention to what everyone else is doing. "Queen of Katwe" proves that winning is not about compromising to fit in. It's about showing up, being true to yourself and doing what you do best. Such considerations paired with the crowd-pleasing victories, comedic moments, and approachable, fami- ly-friendly tone of the film enhance the impact of the film's life lessons and encourage kids to come up with their own. U.S. Navy Plane Crashes in SC BOARD OF HEALTH MEETING A Board of Health meeting has been scheduled for Friday, December t, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Summers County Health Department. If you have questions concerning this meeting or would like to be placed on the agenda, please inquire at the Health Department at 151 Pleasant Street, Hinton, WV or call (304) 466-3388. A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said. Eight people were rescued, with three others missing, it said, adding that all of the rescued personnel were transferred to the carrier for medical evaluation and were in Philippine Sea good condition. "Search and rescue efforts for three personnel continue with U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self- Defense Force (JMSDF) ships and aircraft on scene," the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a news release. 'The incident will be investigated," it added. The plane was conducting a routine transport flight carrying passengers and cargo from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to the carrier, which was operating in the Philippine Sea as part of an exercise with Japanese forces, it said. U.S. President Donald Trump was briefed on the crash at his Mar- a-Lago retreat in Florida, where he is spending the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, said White House spokeswoman Lindsay Waiters. By Erin Beck, Charleston Gazette-Mail Wl The West Virginia Department mandate to buy health insurance in of Health and Human Resources its version of the bill. said over the summer that almost "Without this provision, what 30 percent of the state's residents happens is that people who are -- about 519,000 people -- were young and healthy don't buy covered by Medicaid, sometimes insurance. They wait until they get informally referred to by health good and sick before they go buy care providers aS a "medical card." insurance, leaving all of the sick TheJointCommitteeonTaxation, and elderly in an insurance pool, a Congressional committee made and everybody's premiums go up up of economists, attorneys and because of that." accountants, estimated last week The Kaiser Family Foundation the bill, championed by President estimated in 2015 that 36 percent Trump and Republican leaders, of West Virginians -- about would' reduce revenue by $1.4 392,000 people -- had pre-existing trillion over 10 years, conditions, more than any other '~hat means we're either going state. to grow our deficit or we're going The bill cuts the corporate tax to force spending cuts to vital rate from 35 to 20 percent. While investments like health care, low-income families would at first education and job training," said see tax cuts, they would later see Caitlin Cook, spokeswoman for the increases, according to the Joint West Virginia Center on Budget Committee on Taxation. and Policy. Christine Campbell, of the '~rhese tax cuts are not paid for up ' American Federation of Teachers- front. That means low- and middle- West Virginia, asked, "When will it income Americans are going to be be enough?" footing the bill for the permanent "Will it be enough when everyone changes to the corporate tax code. except the billionaires are living in "West Virginia's Congressional poverty?" she said. delegation should be working to "Politics isn't a game to be advance tax policies that actually won while hard-working families invest in our working families struggle to survive." while ensuring that tax cuts areWest Virginia's three paid for by closing loopholes and representatives in the House -- other responsible measures," Cook David McKinley, Alex Mooney and said. Evan Jenkins, all Republicans -- Chantal Fields, executive all voted in favor of the tax plan. director of West Virginians for Representatives of Cabin Creek Affordable Health Care, said,Health Systems, the University of '~here's no question Medicaid will Charleston, the NAACP, the AFL- be in the crosshairs when Congress CIO and West Virginia Council of goes hunting for those spending Churches also spoke against the cuts." bill. Fields also noted that the Senate had removed the individual A Comfortable Way To Save On Energy (NAPS)--when it comes to getting a good deal on home cooling and heating, an increasing number of homeowners are going underground. Xhey're turning to geothermal heat- ing and cooling as an alternative--for five very good reasons. 1. Efficiency and savings: Geo- thermal systems use the energy already stored in the earth and offer savings in the range of some 75 percent a year. Plus, you're not left vulnerable to vola- tility in the fossil fuel market or delivery prices. 2. Convenience: There's no waiting for fuel deliveries or running out of fuel at an inconvenient time. Unlike other renewable technologies such as solar or wind, geothermal heat pumps work year-round and day and night, regard- less of outdoor conditions, and they re- quire less space. 3. Durability: Geothermal heat pumps have about a 25-year life span, while the underground piping system that accesses the underground ener- gy can last more than 100 years before needing to be replaced. Fossil-fuel fur- naces, however, generally have to be re- placed after 15 years or so. 4. Rebates: In many places, govern- Right below your feet is a free and renewable reservoir of solar ener- gy. You can tap into it with a geo- thermal heat pump, an increasingly popular alternative. ment and utility rebates are available to homeowners who install heat pumps. 5. Versatility: Unlike traditional systems, a single geothermal unit from WaterFurnace--which manufactures and sells more geothermal systems for homes than anyone else--can provide both heating and cooling. Some can even heat water. In certain cases, this can mean up to 70 percent savings on utility bills. Learn More For further facts, see www.waterfur nacc.com/switch. TO FIND OUT WHAT'S SHOWING THIS WEEKEND, VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CALL OUR MOVIE HOTLINE: i