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2 - Hinton News Tues. Dec. 16, 2008 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 prlnt) t I I I I I I City. State Zip.__ TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS R O. BOX 1000 HINTON, W /25951 7 I J As of December 12 the Wellness Center has 126 Stars decorating its Christmas tree and windows. instruction, a variety of exercise classes for all age groups, an exercise video library, CPR classes as well as weight, blood pressure and glucose monitoring. "Be a Star" at the Wellness Center simply by donating a dollar. For each dollar you give, you will receive a C,hristmas star, personalized in any way you wish, which will then be used to decorate the Christmas tree and windows at the Wellness Center. All proceeds will be used to help the Wellness Center with operating expenses. To "Be a Star" please stop by the Wellness Center or mail your donation to the Center at 221 Temple Street Hinton, WV 25951. When mailing your contributions please indicate how you would like your Star inscribed. We will happily supply a receipt for your tax deductible contribution to this non- profit organization upon request. By Virginia Hatcher The Summers County Community Wellness Center invites you to "Be a Star" as part of its year- end fund raising campaign. The Wellness Center depends entirely on donations for its operations. Activities offered include an open gym with an excellent array of exercise equipment, fitness 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 or 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 The telephone number will not be published.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. The Summers County Youth Football would like to thank all the businesses, parents, and the patrons that supported the league this 2008 season. Without your support our season would not have been a success. We hope to see all of you in the 2009 season. Coaches and Players of the SCYF By Roy C. Long ITALIAN FINED 31, 1904, J. M. Sariti announced to FOR SUICIDING his brother and other companion When the C&O Railway that he was going to fly and jump Company constructed a branch line headlong into the raging water. from Thurmond to Macdonald toBeing in a drunken stupor the two accommodate the many mines onpaid little attention to him but when Dunloop Creek it brought to the area he went under and failed to swim to people of many different the bank an alarm was given. nationalities. For the most part they Following this, many attempts to segregated themselves and recover the body by the town's people cohabited with people of their own failed and a fifty dollar reward was nation. Thomas McKell, owner of the posted for anyone discovering the land, some of which he leased to body. other mine operators, had Several different reports were established the town of Glen Jean, advanced as to the cause of the seven miles up Dunloop Creek from drowning, i. e., he tried to fly; he Thurmond. inadvertently fell into the river; and When the town of Thurmond wasthat he committed suicide. incorporated, ca. 1903, Mr. McKell Friday, June 3, as his train was extended Glen Jean's incorporate passing Rush Run, conductor A. A. limits to include all the territory Harford observed the body of Sariti between Macdonald and the mouth floating in a small eddy. He stopped of Dunloop Creek on the south side his train and secured the body to a of New River from Thurmond. This tree on the river bank. On arrival at was done so he would have chief Thurmond he reported the find and authority of what goes on made claim for the $50.00 reward. throughout the creek and to bring Hinton Daily News and his famous Dunglen Hotel within Charleston newspapers reported the Glen Jean's town limits. He also body remained tied to the tree until wanted to be in competition for the late Saturday evening, June 4, when lucrative trade C&O main lineMayor Leo Schaffer ordered it trains brought into Thurmond.brought to his office. Upon search of Supposedly, in 1904 J. S. the clothing, $130.50 was found on Thurmond was mayor of Thurmond the dead man. From this'amount the and Leo Schaffer was mayor of Glen mayor paid Captain Harford the Jean which covered a territory often $50.00 reward and fined Sariti the miles. Things that occurred that balance, $80.50, for suiciding in the year leaves questions as to who was County of Fayette and had the body mayor of where, buried that night in the town of Dun Loop coal mine, located~ Thurmond. within Glen Jean corporate limits, The next day Sariti's father about nine miles above Thurmond, arrived in Thurmond, purchased a employed several Italian miners, metallic coffin in preparatory to one of which was J. M. Sariti. For removing his son to Pittsburgh, Pa. several days Sariti, along with his He got into a heated disagreement brother, and an Italian friend, had with MAyor Schaffer and was fined been indulging in alcoholic $17.00 for attempting to recover the beverages. They decided to spend money found on his son's body. some time on the banks of New River Newspaper articles reporting the and went to Thurmond on the Loup incident referred to the drowning as Creek passenger train where they occurring in the"town of Thurmond" purchased a supply of alcohol and and referred to action of Leo Schaffer retreated to the river bank as being the "mayor of the town of immediately above the railroadThurmond." This stirred the wrath bridge to drink their booze away ofThurm0ndMayorJ.'S, Ric~ond from public scrutiny. Recent rains who took the news media to task had swollen New River considerably with the following statement and it was running very swift where appearing in the Hinton Daily News they set up camp. June 15, 1904: "Leo Schaffer is the All three Italians had been mayor ofthetownofGlenJearLand drinking heavily and must have felt has no connection whatever with the free as the birds in the air. It was town of Thurmond. alleged that on the afternoon of May "The body of the drowned man VREESOOKS JB Honor Roll Ascension Episcopal Church in Jumping Branch Elementary, Hinton has given away thousands of Second Six Weeks Honor Roll. new and used books to children to First grade: Wessley Black, Zachary Bowling, help them understand how Heaven Cales, Reagan Combs, Kaela Coughenour, Jakob Hardy, Hunter Hatcher, Raquel Huber, Quinne important reading is. If you have Jimonez, Makaila Knight, Wyatt Lame, Ashley Lilly, any children's books that your Dakota Mansfield, Trent Meador, Caleb Okes, Abi Poling, Zoey Pritchard, Dakota Seigler, Joshua Ward, children have outgrown that you Autumn Whittaker, Isaiah Wills, and Zachary would like to donate to the program, Be~and. Second grade ChristianAdkins, NoahAdkins, please call Jeanne at 466-3358. DylanBrogg, ZacharyBrittlngham, SamanthaCain, Leave a message if there's no Leea Cox, David Harrah., R. J. Harvey, Brittany Myers, Christian Pack, Tyler Seigler, Kayla Stewart, answer. Thanks. Makayla SweNmey, Atmtln Taylor, William Whittaker, Zes Williams, and Shanon Wdls. GOSPEL SINGING Third grade: Tucker Bennett, Wyatt Black, Kanyon Brogan. Harley Gwinn, Jamison Hamm, There will be gospel singing at the ZsabeUa Jimones, Brayden Knight, ChayanneLarue, Pipostem Ruritan Club, Pipestem, Knyla Lilly. Megan McGraw, Kole Meador, Bradley Moyers, Britney Pack, Jill Plumley, Beth Reed, Wesley featuring local gospel singers and Reed. Jacob Richmond, Skyler Richmond, and David groups. The go@pel singing is held spa& Fourth grade: Abi Angell, Bryanna Bragg, every fourth Friday at 7:00 p.m. We Nicholas Cain, KaylesFarnm~,LoganHardy, Jonathan welcome new singers and our Kessler, Travis McMillion, Tristan Nelson, David Staley, Courtney Thomas, and Lindsay Ward. community neighbors to 'come and Fifth grade: Andrew Black, Richard Cales, enjoy fellowship and singing. Morgan Lowry, Katie Peplowski, Jeffrey Ward, Madison Williams, Logan McMallon, and Chris Mounts. PSD MEETING ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS The Meadow Creek Public Meet at Ascension Episcopal Service District meets the second Church, Corner 5th. Ave. and Tuesday ofeach month at the Green Temple Street, Hinton, Open Sulphur District Volunteer Fire Meeting, Tuesday, 8 p.m. Closed Department at 6 p.m. Meetings are Study Meeting, Thursday 8 p.m. and open to the public. Closed Meeting, Saturday, 8 p.m. Call Toll Free 1-800-333,5051. Call in your prayer requests. Confidential, Dally Prayer, Qualified Ministers Open Daily- 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 12:00 Noon Daily Intercessory Prayer A service of Freedom Ministry Center 318 Second Avenue, Hinton, WV 25951 Director/Sr. Pastor Robbie Rodes Serving Hinton and Summers County I a ca III II II II was found near Rush Run, entirely outside of any incorporated town, and the action of Schaffer in taking charge of it was performed without any legal right to do so. The citizens of Thurmond desire to enter protest against the action of the newspaper correspondents in crediting to our town the many misdeeds of the town of Glen Jean. We think the action of the post office" department in permitting the post office of Thurmond to be removed across the river and located in the town of Glen Jean gives us trouble enough without being forced to bear the sins of that entire town which extends from the mouth of Dunloop creek to Macdonald, a distance Of 10 miles. The town of Thurmond was incorporated over one year ago, and since that time it has been necessary to arrest but five persons in the corporation for violation of laws. Under these circumstances we feel that we have a right to complain of the treatment we have received at the hands of the newspaper men. "Please, gentlemen, in the future, when you hear of the misdeeds of Mayor Schaffer, of Glen Jean, do not associate the name of our town with them." On June 30, 1904 someone claiming to be mayor Schaffer of Thurmond took Hinton Daily News and Charleston newspapers to task for false reports in the death of the Italian miner who drowned May, 31. Among other things, he said the man's name was Charles Wiscoli and that he left the body in the water until he heard from Constantine Wiscoli, the dead man's brother. That the man who came to claim the body was an undertaker named Petrilski and that the dead man was not fined for suiciding. Instead, he said the burial expenses came to $98.25 and with the $50.00 reward, the total was $148.25. There was only $130.50 on the body, $17.75 short of the total expenses which Mr. Petrilski paid. Also he claimed to he thei~o~, of' WhUi-'~bhd 5dr =][~ no~ ~a newspaper report dated Dec.~29~, 1904 about a citizen meeting in Glen Jean to nominate the town officials for 19"05, stated that "All the present office holders were re-nominated, Leo Schaffer for mayor heading the ticket." AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? A1-Anon Family Group can help. To help them, you have to help yourself first. Meeting every Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Summers County Child Advocacy Center, across from the Summers Co. Middle School. For more information call: 466-2760. COMMUNITY SUPPORT" The Hinton Lions Club is asking for the Communities support in helping to provide those who need, eye examinations or eye glassesf .- The Hinton Lions have be~n providing assistance for over'~I8 years and are asking community organizations and businesses as We]] as citizens for monetary donations to continue providing help to thb.~e in need in our community. As news spreads of the help being provid;ed, requests are now outnumbering the Lions Club's ability to help. Once a request is received, tlie individual's application is screened to insure that other avenues Of assistance are pursued before t.h.e Lions Club provides help. Donations can be marled to: Lio~ Club, Sight Assistanc~ Program, Box 1321 Hinton WV 25951. Checks should be made out to: Hinton LiOns Club. WOOD'S Licensed Master Electrician 40 years experience 24 hour service 7 days a week (304) 660-7333 Hinton, WV T Chain Link Fencing Cemetery fencing, . Yard fencing, Welding i.,i Service On Site Or - At Shop etc. Ca s FcncmgScrvicc Quality affordable retirement living! Delicious dining :-, Trial Vacations No deposit or fees ', Fj Brochure! 1-800-552-8785 : Beckley 252.5452 !i !iiiii!,j.iii! ............. ::/ .......... ::::! .......... : Hinton City Council has renewed the 6th annual City of Hinton Holiday Lighting contest for the city residences ": and businesses. This year we are asking that you call and register for the judging so we do not miss anyone. :" Prizes will be given out for first, second and third place in both residential and business categories. Judging will held the week of Christmas and Prizes will be announced shortly after on the public access channel, i!: ,/231/2 Hour Towing ,/'Road Service ,/Unlocking Service ,/General Motors Warranty Towing ./'Ford Motor Company Warranty Towing V'Light Medani.l:Repairs 'loll-Baok ,/Complete Autobody Shop ,/'Alignments ,/AND MUCH! MUCHI MORE!!