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6 - Hinton News Tues. Dec. 12, 2017 EMS vehlcles "drlve under the lights" of the Alderson Memorial Brldge durlng the Chrlstmas parade on Friday, December 1. pon rson It is easy' to get so caught up in courtesy of Eyes on You Security. the spirit of the season that we forget Santaland continues to be open at those who work or volunteer every Alderson Alumni Park just at the day, holiday or not. Saturday,end of the Memorial Bridge on the December 16 in Alderson will offer Monroe County side of Alderson. some very special opportunities to Little ones and bigger ones alike can say thank you to our Alderson visit Santa's workshop and have Volunteer Fire Department and their photo taken in Santa's sleigh. EMS. Mrs. Claus sometimes comes by to They are holding a chili dinner check on things and is available to from 6-8 at the fire department chat or have her photo taken. located on Railroad Avenue on the It is a tradition for many in Monroe side of Alderson. For aAlderson to go to the Community donation, visitors can enjoy a bowl Cantata at the Old Greenbrier ofchili with a piece of cornbread. Baptist Church. Their choir is joined Santa will arrive at 6:15 p.m. just by other voices from throughout the in case a little one has one more community, under the direction of request of him before his annual Dell Wood and accompanied by visit. The Alderson ElementaryNancy Wood. It is always an School choir will present a medley inspiring event which leaves its of traditional and new Christmas listeners with a sense of music, contentment and readiness for This evening, the AVFD will Christmas. This year the cantata sponsor the '!drive under the lights" will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, of the Alderson Memorial Bridge. December 17 at OGBC. Light Visitors can either drive their own refreshments will be served in the cars or hitch a ride from the fire Fellowship Hall immediately after station onAldersons' first fire truck, the concert. a 1931ModelAFord! Donations are On the last weekday before appreciated. Christmas, Saturday, December 23, New this year is the opportunity the "drive under the lights" will be to crY.ate a permanent memory of sponsored by tl~e ~/' Grand this Christmas season with your Illumination tohelp defr~lysomelof family. Tarnished Halo Creations the costs of the holiday decorations. photography will offer the This will be the last chance this year opportunity of family Christmas to have this old fashioned experience pictures or pictures with Santa. A from the days when the Alderson variety of photo packages will be Memorial Bridge was open to offered at affordable prices, vehicular traffic all the time. Alderson shops will be open all Mayor Travis Copenhaver said, day for what is soon to be last minute "This season goes so quickly that we Christmas shopping! The fabulous sometimes feel we missed it. light show continues on the south Alderson provides an opportunity to end ofMapleAvenue every half hour make some family memories that Monday -Thursday 6:30-8:00 p.m. will last until next year. We hope to and Friday-Sunday 6:30-9:00 p.m. see you soon." Oil In a letter to Senate Finance yourleadership, the program began Committee Chairman OrrinHatch, and over the years has provided U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito working families across the nation (R-W.Va.) is urging swift action to health insurance coverage options extend funding for the State they would not have otherwise. I Children's Health Insurance share your passion for this program Program (CHIP) before the end of and will continue to work with the the year. In the letter, Senator Committee and Senate Leadership Capito outlines her long-standing to move the reauthorization forward support for the CHIP program, as soon as possible. including to help implement the Throughout my time serving the program in West Virginia when she state of West Virginia, I have was a state legislator. Since then, supported CHIP. In the state Senator Capito has consistently legislature, I served on the voted to fund and expand the CHIP committee charged with program, implementing theCHIP program in The Senate Finance Committee West Virginia. As a member of the advanced a five-year CHIP funding U.S. House of Representatives and extension in October. "Throughout as a United States Senator, I have my time serving the state of West voted for bipartisan legislation to Virginia, I have supported CHIP. In reauthorize and expand the CHIP the state legislature, I served on the program. committee charged with As you know, each year CHIP implementing the CHIP program in benefits approximately 9 million West Virginia. As a member of the children and 370,000 pregnant U.S. House of Representatives and women throughout the country, as a United States Senator, I have including approximately 22,000 voted for bipartisan legislation to children or 14,000 families in West reauthorize and expand the CHIP Virginia. These families earn too program," said Senator Capito in the much to be eligible for Medicaid, but letter. "The CHIP program remains often have no other coverage options. essential for working families in According to the Medicaid and CHIP West Virginia and across the Payment and Access Commission, nation." almost 85 percent of these children Read the full letter below: The lived in households with one parent Honorable Orrin Hatch Chairman, working at least 50 weeks of the past Senate Finance Committee 219 year. The CHIP program remains Dirksen Senate Office Building essential for working families in Washington, DC 20510 Dear West Virginia and across the nation. Chairman Hatch, I applaud the Thankyou for allyoa are doing, and bipartisan work being done by the all you have done, to ensure its Finance Committee to reauthorize continuation. I look forward to the State Children's Health working together to reauthorize the Insurance Program (CHIP). Under CHIP program as soon as possible. Dereliction of Duty, Part I1: WVDE Abandons Responsibility to Review Another Fracked Gas P Pipeline State Surrenders Again to Fossil Fuel Industry Instead of Protecting Health of West Virginians Last week, the West Virginia over a month that Austin Caperton DePartment of Environmental and Governor Justice have let us Protection (DEP) again waived its down by abandoning the opportunity to review the water responsibilities we trusted them quality impacts of a tracked gas with. Dirty, dangerous tracked gas pipeline, this time with the Atlantic pipelines threaten our health, water, Coast Pipeline. Under section 401 of and communities and I'm disgusted the Clean Water Act, states must that our DEP has once again caved certify that proposed pipelines will in to corporate polluters instead of not violate state water quality protecting West Virginians." standards before construction can Derek Teaney, SeniorAttorney at begin. DEP has the responsibility to Appalachian Mountain Advocates, determine whether or not to issue issued this statement: "DEP's that certification for West Virginia, waiver delivers the wrong message but announced today they are to the tracking pipeline industry -- abdicating that responsibility, that it can just skate right through This news comes just a month here without any of that pesky after DEP waived the same environmental oversight. I know opportunity on the tracked gas Kenny Rogers said you have to know Mountain Valley Pipeline. when to hold 'em and know when to In response, Sierra Club West fold 'em, but it seems like DEPjust Virginia Chapter Regional wants to fold 'era every time. This is Organizing Manager Bill Price shameful behavior from the agency issued this statement: charged with protecting West "If Secretary Caperton won't Virginia's water quality. I can't wait allow DEP to do even the bare to hear DEP explain how the minimum to protect West Virginia's damage from this pipeline to some health, water, and tourism, why of our state's most pristine streams bother to show up to work at all? was unpreventable." This marks the second time in just More Tuition Coming Glenville lie Charleston, "~W - Glenville State student debt and loan default rate College today boldly anhounced its now lead the nation. Glenville State pledge to again cut tuition for the has decided to provide the 2018-19 academic yea, r by at leas~ leadership and collaboration with 2% with the condition that GSC's legislators necessary to improve state appropriation does not higher education attainment," said decrease. Glenville State College Pellett. President Dr. Tracy Pellett was "We are able to make these bold joined at the state capitol by steps for three reasons: we have lawmakers from both sides of the tightened our belts and are aisle to make the announcement, becoming more efficient in all facets Pellett also stated that Glenville of our operations, we are State would be dropping its summer anticipating more students taking 2018 tuition rate by an classes and living on campus, and unprecedented 25%,regardless of we believe we can work with any ongoing budgetary discussions, legislators to make college The move is part of an overall effort affordable again," Pellett said. "I'm at GSC to support families encouraged by the bipartisan financially, focus on student degree support that we've received so far completion, and be mindful and look forward to continuing stewards of taxpayer dollars,discussions about the importance of "The only way to create a more properly funding our institutions of educated workforce and more higher education," he prosperous West Virginia is through continued.Tuesday's announcement higher education attainment,"comes after Glenville State's Pellett stated. "Past state budget declaration in August that it would reductions have resulted in not raise tuition for the 2017-18 substantial institutional tuition academic year, the only four-year increases. State and federal aid college or university in the Mountain covers less costs associated with State to hold the line on tuition. attendance while West Virginia's Notice Notice AL.ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? A1-Anon Family Group can help. To help them, you have to help yourself first. Meetings every Monday nights 7:00 p.m. behind the Child Advocacy Center at 411 Temple Street. For more information call: 466-2760. 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. 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 of assistance are pursued before the Lions Club provides help. Donations can be mailed to: Lions Club, Sight Assistance Program, P.O. Box 1321, Hinton, WV 25951. Checks should be made out to: Hinton Lions Club. TOPS Tops (take offPounds Sensibly) is a very affordable, nonprofit, weight loss support group. Meetings are 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. West Virginia 5tern Education In Honor Of Computer Science Education Week Charleston, W.Va. - During last to the state, especially within the week's monthly West Virginia Board STEM field, and we must do our part o'f Education (WVBE) meeting, to ensure our students are prepared officials from Governor Justice's to meet those future workforee Office, the West Virginia needs." Additionally, Paine joined Department of Education (WVDE) Marshall University President, and Marshall University celebrated Jerome Gilbert to sign a partnership Computer Science Education Week, agreement symbolizing the a science, technology, engineering collaborative work between the and math (STEM) initiative that WVDE and Marshall University to teaches the importance of computer, promote STEM education in West math and science skills. Governor Virginia . The agreement outlined Justice's Chief of Staff, Mike Hall the mutual goals of improving presented a proclamation declaring student engagement, preparation this week, December 4-10, 2017, as and achievement in science, Computer Science Education Week technology, engineering and math throughout the Mountain State. The education (STEM); building international program is designed to educator capacity in STEM through increase awareness among West credentialing and professional Virginia students about job learning; and increasing world'orce opportunities available in the readiness through coding, computer computer science sector and advance science and cybersecurity to support STEM initiatives and programs in STEM learning. A complete version our schools, of the partnership agreement can be Throughout the week, a number found by visiting: http.// of students will participate in an Hour of Code, a global movement muwvde_stempartnership.pdf. A that includes an introduction to complete version of Governor basic computer science information, Justice's proclamation can be found skills and practical activities - by visiting: http'J/ designed for students to explore 2017/Computer-Science-Education- computer and math science from a Week.pdf. For" more information, fun and engaging perspective. "We contact Kristin Anderson at the know the jobs of the future in West West Virginia Department of Virginia are going to require STEM Education Communications Office skill sets," said West Virginiaat (304) 558-2699, or Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine. "West Virginia leaders Be sure to follow us on Facebook are working to strengthen the state's and Twitter. economy by attracting new industry PSD MEETING SCflRH Trauma The Meadow Creek Public Service District meets the second tenet Tuesday of each month at the Green Sulphur District Volunteer Fire Recertificotion Department at 6 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. The Summers County ARH PIPESTEM RURITAN CLUB Hospital is pleased to announce The Pipestem Ruritan club meets recertification of its trauma center every fourth Saturday at 6:00 p.m. by the WV Department of Health We have a wonderful dinner before and Human Resources Bureau of our meeting. 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