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2 - Hinton News Tues. Dec. 12, 2017 More and More People are Reading our Newspaper 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__ Lm--- TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 Local Author Donating Half of Book's Release-Month Profits to Sparrow's Nest Rehabilitation Facilit' Local author Heather Day Gilbert will be donating half her her husband, David Gilbert, and first month's profits from "Guilt by children. Gilbert is the award- Association," her newly-released winning, bestselling author of nine West Virginia mystery, to thebooks, five of which are set in West Sparrow's Nest Rehabilitation Virginia. Facility in Beckley. Gilbert will be conducting a book ....- . ; By Roy CHARLES C. LANE, Farmer. Subdivision when he struck a Arthur Dolan, of Ronceverte, was Railroader landslide and his engine went into severely injured. Last week I wrote about my first the Greenbrier River. "In order to remove the train ride with Brakeman Charles The foll0wingis an account of the locomotive, a track was laid on the C. Lane. It was just the first of many accident taken from William Price embankment beside the engine. It I have since taken with Mr. Lane. McNeel's book, "The Durbin Route," was lifted onto this track and pulled Mr. Lane started his railroad and is usedby permission, back onto the main track. Train career as section laborer in the "A landslide was the cause of an service on the Greenbrier line was Maintenance ofWay Department at accident between Spice Run and delayed until about 1:00 p. m. on Low Moor, Virginia in 1902 and Locust on Friday, May 22, (1942) in Sunday, May 24th." although advancement came his which the engineer was killed. Captain Charlie Lane resided at way quickly, he longed to work in Involved was an H class 2-6-6-2 312 Temple Street in Hinton and train service. In 1906 he was locomotive, No. 1486, which was many are the times I would stop and employed as a brakeman and his traveling down,river with only a visit with him after he retired. I dream began to come true. For many caboose. The engine was 0.1 mile remember quite well one time when years he was able to wear his neat south of mile pos~ 37 when it struck I stopped by as he reclined in his brakeman uniform as he worked on (or maybe struck by) a slide in a chair on the front porch. As we the local passenger trains between curve at 3:30~a. m. The engine was exchanged pleasantries it suddenly Hinton and Clifton Forge. He was derailed, rolled down the took on a different aspect. He told happy with that job because he liked embankment, and came to rest on me he wasn't feeling very well, "My people, especially the children who its right side, partly submerged in foot hurts me awfully bad," he said, werehisprideandjoyofthecliental the river. The tender remained "And I can't get anyone to cut it off." riding the train. He was advanced coupled to the engine and went over He continued, "My knife is real to conductor and was away from the embankment also. The caboose sharp; Will you cut it off for me?" I passenger train service for many was derailed and came to a stop on thought, oh my, how do I handle years as he took his turn as its left side, but did not go over the this? This kind man I had known conductor on the extra list, in pool bank. The slide occurred either just and respected for so long wants me (dead freight) service and manifest, before or as the engine arrived at the to cut offhis foot. I decided to string Charlie longed for the day he could site, as a track patrolman passed the him along surmising that his mind put on that neat uniform again as a spot on foot only minutes before the was slipping. Eventually I asked, conductor and be called "Captain." train arrived. It was raining at the "Where does your foot hurt?" He He was.particularly fond of the Hot time of the accident and had been hurriedly removed his shoe and sock Springs Branch train but that job for several days. The slide covered and pointed out where the nail of a was ably filled by Captain Si about 101 feet of track and its toe was digging into the side of an Lockhart who worked for more than greatest depth on the track was 5 1/ adjacent toe. I almost shouted as I sixty years for the company. He was 2 feet. laughed and said, "Give me your one of a few employees who had Elba W. Lane, 51, of Hinton, the knife Charlie, I am more than glad system seniority. But good things engineer, was killed. Injured were to trim your toe nails." come to those who wait and Charlie fireman George Smith of Hinton, THE DURBIN ROUTE written finally stood for the Clifton Forge to with burns, Conductor Robert by Win. P. McNeel, Editor, The Hot Springs run in the early1950's. Kincaid, of Covington, VA., Pocahontas Times, 810 Second Charlie Lane had two brothers Brakeman Brady Cales, of Hinton, Avenue, Marlinton, W. VA. 24954, of who were connected with the C. & and flagman Con~ Murphy, of 142 pages, 150 plus illustrations of O. as track laborers. There was Ronceverte. The last three men all photos, maps and drawings. It is a Russell Lane, an older brother who suffered cuts and bruises. The crew detailed, well written history of the was promoted to Section Foreman, had taken a through freight to C. & O.slumber-haulingGreenbrier and, ifmemory serves me right, was Durbin and were returning,to branch from the 1890 s to stuck and killed by a train near Hinton when the accident occurred, abandonment in 1980's. No part of Backbone, VA. His younger brother "Later on the day of the accident this history is left untouched. I higly Elba Lane transferred to engine one of the large steam wrecking recommend its addition to your service and was killed in 1942 in an cranes brought toremove the engine library. Better hurry, the first accident on the Greenbrier upset into the river. Its operator, printingis almost gone. ' ~'Guilt by'Associati0n," Gilbert!s i~ig~g at the Imvender & Lockets~ ....... ' N tfiird rnys~ery in her "A Mttrdel' :'shob~in~int~a, West Virginia fromI " in the Mg.unta~ns" series, is set in. 10:00 am to 1:80 pm on Thursday. Boone County, West Virginia. The December 14th. You can also find book delves into the state's drug all her books online (e-book~and epidemic and touches on the foster softcover format) on Amazon, care system. Barnes & Noble. and Books a Gilbert, daughter of Dr. Stan Million. Day and Betty Day of Summers Find out more about Gilbert's County, was born and raised in books at heatherdaygilbe' West Virginia. She has written (Heather's address: 567 Sand for The Hinton News and The Knob Road, Nimitz, WV 25978; Register-Herald. She once again Phone 434-485-9990) Cows drink anywhere from 25 to 35 gallons of water each day, an amount equal to a full bathtub. They also eat 40 to 50 PoUnds of feed daily. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources :DHHR) today announced a contract award to Optum for an Integrated Eligibility System to consolidate and replace three current systems in the Department. The new system will provide a single framework across DHHR that will support the ~ligibility, enrollment, and administration of the Department's auman services programs. This integrated system will reprove how the state determines eligibility and delivery of social service programs such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Secretary Warner Reports 578 New Businesses in West Program (SNAP), Temporary is the cost savings that will be Assistance for Needy Families realized with this new system. It will (TANF), child welfare, child, care, improve the efficiency of the and child support. The new system department, save the state money will allow DHHR to realize a funding and will offer a more sophisticated match of 90% federal to 10 % state approach to fraud detection in our for implementation, programs. And perhaps most "Upgrading our eligibility system important, this system will help us is projected to save the state of West improve the quality of services Virginia approximately $55 million, delivered to the citizens of West with the support of federal Virginia." governmentenhancedfundingat90 The contract to Optum was percent," said DHHR Cabinet awarded following a bidding process Secretary Bill J. Crouch. "The conducted under the guidelines of benefit of having multiple, the Purchasing Division ofthe West integrated bureaus within DHHRVirginia Department of that offer human services programs Administration. Letter to the aitor Thank Dear Editor: As Mayor of this great City I would like to personally thank everyone that helped to make our Christmas celebration on December 2nd a success. The Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Parade, and Tree Lighting Ceremony were wonderful. I feel there was a great turn out and the events were enjoyed by everyone. I would like to say a special thank you to the Christmas Bazaar Committee, the City of Hinton Street Department, City Hall staff, Hinton City Police and Fire Departments as well as all who participated in the bazaar, parade and tree lighting. We would n0t have had such a great day without all of you. Merry Christmas and :Happy New Year! Joseph Blankenship, Mayor Hinton Notice WEIGHT WATCHERS Weight Watchers is'back in Hinton! 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. OFFICE HOURS Hinton News is open Monday thru Thursday Business Hours: Men. & Tue.: 9 am to 4 pm. Wed.: 9 am to 12 pm. Thurs.: 9 am to 4 pm. Itr Main Street Care "Certified nursing assistant applications being accepted Now accepting private pay and Medicaid residents A small nursing home located on 3rd floor of summers county hospital. 304-466-6090 Have pmbl0fl?: Calll Donnie Zimmerman for quick, efficient, friendy service anytime, any day. 304-222-2630 Licensed Master Plumber LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened er rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone number will not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. .Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. Virginia for November Three counties saw the most entities have registered with the NOTICE percentage growth in businessSecretary of State's Office. To Meadow Creek Cemetery needs registrations for November and 578 discover more information regarding your donations for this year's care new businesses got their start business statistics in every county for the cemetery. Four large Trees statewide according to the West throughout West Virginia, go to have fallen and need removed. Virginia Secretary of State's Office. http:/// Meadow Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box The Secretary of State's Business & BSD. 85, Meadow Creek WV 25977. Licensing Division reported that the top three counties for business growth in November are Summers County with 1.37 percent growth, Wetzel County with 1.27 percent growth, and Pendleton County with 1.21 percent growth, in West Virginia, 51 out of 55 counties reported business growth in November. The number of business entities grew in Summers County from 362 to 366, business entities in Wetzel County increased from 469 to 474, and the number of entities licensed to do business in Pendleton County increased in number from Most Insurance and HMO Plans Accepted! Call 409 to 414. November was also the best month for business growth in a 12- month period for Preston, Marshall, and Wetzel counties. Over the last 12 months, Preston County saw 8.32 percent business growth, Marshall County saw 6.27 percent growth, and Wetzel County saw 4.64 percent growth. According to the WVSOS Business Statistics Database (BSD), 578 new businesses were incorporated or started in the state during the month of November 2017. Since Warner took office on January 16th, a total of 10,365 new business II's "Your FulI-Se46,6 S;3rvice Station ---i .... ,1-- -- O:l - For Pay At the Pump Gas & Diesel Fuel ALL TIRES." 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