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2 - Hinton News Tues. Dec. 25, 2012 il III More L.,.;: l and More People are Reading our Newspaper ; i. :: ................. y - Because a recent survey found that The 1 HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call ng 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 TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 J Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Offers Seniors Choices (NAPS)--For millions of Ameri- cans over 65, Fall marks an annual opportunity to access high- quality prescription drug coverage. The Medicare Part D open enroll- ment period allows Medicare-eligi- ble seniors to sign up for a new prescription drug plan or switch out an existing one. A new national survey by Medicare Today and KRC Research shows that 90 percent of seniors are satisfied with their Part D coverage. Six in 10 say they would not be able to fill their prescriptions in the absence of the program. .... ~akl nDg, :a~a~;I/kk:te M edoinC~ of your own health care. Meadow Bridge Area News By Alvie Martin Calvary Baptist Church of Meadow Bridge has a live Manger Scene on the parking lot, seven churches went together to view the scene. Jake Parker of the Meadow Bridge Wildcats made record worthy statistics that were reported in the newspaper. The six foot junior who still has another year to add to his career totals. He ended this season with 2,211 yards and 28 touchdowns, racking up a total of 174 points leading the Wildcats to an 8-2 regular season and a spot on the single A playoffs. Meadow Bridge saw it's season end with a loss to Greenbrier West, but Parker still showed off his abilities rushing for 194 yards and a touchdown. Even with the playoff pressure on his shoulders. Oil Despite seniors' overwhelming This is a weekly publication of the satisfaction with the program, the Summers County Council on Aging survey found that a significant Inc., 120 Second Ave., Hinton. percentage of seniors are unaware Funded in part by the WV Bureau of the Medicare Plan Finder tool ofSeniorServices, AppalachianArea that allows for comparing differ- Agency on Aging, other grant and ent plans. If you're currently on Part D or local resources and donations. Any eligible for the program, where older persons is encouraged to can you go to learn more? participate in the program To enroll through a Medicareregardless of race, creed, handicap counselor, call 1-800-MEDICARE or national origin. The Summers (1-800-633-4227) during the official County Council on Aging is an equal open enrollment period (October 15 opportunity employer. to December 7). Additionally, you Wednesday, December 26, can compare plans and enrollChili With Meat & Beans, Festive online at Waldorf Salad, Sliced Peaches, BefJre shoppiag for a plan, it is Cornbread, Margarine/Milk. important to have on hand: Activities: Swimming At Pipestem Your list of the prescription State Park- Sign up To Go. drugs Medicare ID card Thursday, December 27, The name and phone number Country Baked Steak, Mashed of your preferred pharmacy. Potatoes, Corn Salad, Applesauce, Part D was designed with se-Whole Wheat Bread, Margarine/ ~i,r cboice in mind, so openMilk. Activities: Site Meeting At ,,~rollment is the perfect time to 11:00 a.m. BingoAt 10:15 a.m. exercise the flexibility provided Friday, December 28, Finger ~hrough the program. In doing so, Sandwiches, Meatballs, Weiners, you will be helping to assume DEviled Eggs, Potato Chips, Punch. ~,wnership of your long-termActivities: Gospel Singing. hea!th and well-being. Monday, December 31,Sausage TOPS Patty/Gravy, Baked Apples, Potato TOPS WV 207, Hinton is a Patty, Banana, Biscuits, Margarine/ support group for those who are Milk. Activities: New Year's Party striving to lose weight. You are Closed 1/2 Day. welcome to meet with us at Miller Menu changes may occur due to Memorial Methodist Church availability of food or due to basement, 109 Miller Avenue on circumstances beyond our control. Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. For more information call 304- 890o2112. JOHN HENRY DAYS John Henry Days Committee will meet Thurs., Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Talcott Fire Dept. Everyone welcome. *** Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is know- ing which ones to keep. --Scott Adams 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. HEALTH DEPARTMEI~T SERVICES Immunization clinics are held each Monday and Wednesday at the Summers County Health Department. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 12 and I p.m. to 4 p.m. During the month of August we will be open until 5 p.m. on Wednesday's in order to provide vaccinations for school entry. The Health Department has a program that provides free or reduced rates for pap smears and mammograms for women age 25-64 that are either uninsured or underinsured. Call 304-466-3388 for appointment or additional information. VACCINE If you are between the ages of 19 and 26, with or without insurance, and interested in receiving the Gardisil/HPV vaccine please call the health department at 304-466-33B8. RAILROADING BY SIGNALS passengers to discharge or not. This the pilot faced the signal operator. The railroad yard engine was a very important signal for He crossed and recrossed his switching scenes at CSX terminals conductors on accommodation trains forearms. as we knew them on the C&O has where there were many flag stops "In a moment the semaphore long ago faded into the past. Here over the route of the train, swung for him and hi~ train backed at Hinton you might have seen Bill Engine whistle signals were very out on a main track. His crossed Taylor, James Leslie, Sr. or one of a important and completely arms meant he wanted to cross state number of brakemen assigned to understood by all engine men and line with cars for the Union Pacific Hinton yard, riding atop a cut of trainmen and most other employees, yards. The swinging semaphore cars, white handkerchief or white Two short blasts of the engine gave him the track. When the String lantern in hand, relaying a signal to whistle was made to let the other of cars stood safely in the Union the engineer when to proceed, stop person giving a signal know that it Pacific yards the pilot held up two or back up. To proceed he would was received and understood. Four thumbs to another tower operator. raise and lower them vertically. To short blasts was a call for signals. If This signal meant, 'I'm on the spot." stop he swung them horizontally at the engineer received a signal he "A switch train stood on a siding right angle to the track. To back up didn't understand, he would blow in the west bottoms freight yard for he swupg them vertically in a circle this signal so it would be repeated, half an hour a few days ago. The at right angle to the track. By There are, of course~ many conductor stepped from the caboose, 'relaying a signal,' stated above, it different signals in use in the glanced alongthe line of box cars to is meant he gets the signal from a railroad industry. They speak a where the brakeman stood'sunning' switchman on the ground what is various language through vision and himself. . He raised his left elbow needed and the brakeman on top of audio just as clearly understood by and stuck it several times with his the cars passes the same signal on the railroad man as if someone was . right hand. The brakeman nodded to the engineer, nearby giving a command. By the and the two walked away. Communicating signals between use of signals the language is easily "A sidetrack in one freight yard passenger train conductors and the understood and mistakes rare. Some leads to a brewery. When a string of engineer were very important. We railroads use various signs other cars is to be stored in on this track remember the two cords hanging than the standard signals the conductor extends his left elbow from the ceiling at the end of the implemented years ago. A reporter and strikes it with his right hand. passenger coaches and at the side for the Kansas City Star reported When these same train crews are door of baggage cars, one with a some strange signals at Union Depot thirsty they don't ask'Have a drink?' black handle and the other red. The yards taken from Hinton DailyThey give the elbow signal, which red one was only to be pulled for an News issue March 1, 1907 as follows: means 'to the brewery.' emergency stop which was seldom "A Frisco transfer approached a "A switchman made several futile needed by the conductor. When the signal tower a few days ago... The attempts to couple a flat car onto the black one was pulled it sent a signal pilot riding the front of the engine end of a freight train in the Santa to the engineer what was requested, held up two hands, his fingers Fe yards last evening. Time and Two short pulls ofthe cord when the spread apart; then he stuck both again the train rammed back train was standing gave the thumbs to h~s ears; he gripped his against the car, but the couplers engineer a signal to start the train, left thumb with his right hand and would not clamp. The switchman He would answer with his own two jerked it away, then pointed to the stepped out where the engineer short blasts of the engine whistle. If lower button on his vest. This is could see and slapped his stomach the conductor pulled the cordwhile what the four motions meant. 1. I with his hand. The engineer the train was running it was a signal have a string of cars for theunderstood. They left the car. The to the engineer to stop at once but Burlington yard; 2. I want in on signal meant 'to the rip track.' 'Rip not in emergency. Three short ones track 19; 3. I want to cut offcars on track' is the repair track. while the train was standing was a 19; 4. I have also cars for 17. "'The signs in all yards are not the signal to back up. The same three "M. A. Sheeley, the signal same.' Mr. Sheeley said. 'Necessity short ones while running was a operator, went to the telephone, causes them to be invented. A pilot signal to stop at the next passenger called up another tower, got a may ride up to my tower and without station. This signal was only used favorable reply and swung the arm uttering a word tell how many cars at flag stops, obviously not needed of a signal (semaphone). The engine he has; where he got them and what at stations where the train is 'wheezed' its way forward, he wants to do with them. Perhaps scheduled to stop whether there are "After the cars had been switched they go to two or three different lines. It would take some time in tMkin, g to ~ell me what he wants to ~i do. The' s:igns may_ look~ stran~u~~ they do the work.' ....... ~"' 7th Grade Principal Awards Shown left to right. Row 1: Megan McGraw, Respect Award; Bailey Richmond-Vance, Trustworthy Student; Samantha Holland, Best Classroom Behavior. Row 2: Brett Crawford, Best Classroom Effort; Matthew Fleshman, Technology Award; Levi Harvey, Most Improved Student. 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