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i:::;!','i-~i i "i i'ii~if'-! !~i: i !::~ E i!i!i i (Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) Home of "W. Water Festival" Volume 115 No. 33 Hinton, West Virginia Tuesday, December 26, 2017 50 Cents @ ay A Special Holiday Dinner is planned for Wednesday, December 27 at the St. Patrick Table of Plenty featuring baked ham and all the trimmings. Since its inception a year ago, the Table of Plenty has provided more than 2,500 meals in its efforts to help feed the hungry. "What a marvelous achievement," offered Rev. Father Rey Landicho, Pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church, '~but, at the same time, what a sad commentary that such need still exists in our communities. We are thankful to the Good Lord, to our volunteers, supporters, and the community that we are able to help those in need and pray on one hand that we can do more, and on the other that soon less will be needed." "The Special Holiday Dinner follows on the heels of a highly successful Thanksgiving Dinner held November 13," according to Art Sanda a co-founder and chairman of the Table of Plenty Program. "With the help of the Women of St. Patrick and a tremendous turnout of volunteers, we served more than 165 pounds of turkey and all the makings to more than 125 people, plus take-outs, putting out more than 165 meals in total. "Additionally, and as a surprise to all of us, two generous women from way beyond Hinton made the event even more meaningful to the folks who attended. Cheryl Flanagan of Nashville, a frequent visitor to Hinton, arrived that afternoon with bag after bag of winter clothing to be distributed at the dinner. According to Mrs. Flanagan, who will be retiring to Hinton next year with her husband and her mother, the clothing was a Christmas gift between herself and her best friend from Savanah Georgia, Pare Maynard. "It was spontaneous," Mrs. Flanagan said. "Pare and I were Christmas shopping in Nashville and I was relating to her my having volunteered at the Table of Plenty whenever I was in Hinton and the needs I had seen in the community; the next thing I knew, we were loading up on jackets, coats, boots, pull-overs and other such clothing. It was without a doubt the best Christmas gift we ever have given each other." The genesis of the Table of Plenty goes back several years, Sanda said. '%Ve began talking of the need for a program to help feed the hungry during Friars Club meetings at least two years ago," Sanda explained. "And we continued those discussions when we formed the Knights of Columbus Round Table the following year, but it took the tenacity of one our newest members, and one of our newest Catholic Brethren, Randolph "Rooster" Meador to goad us into action. No one amongst us better knew the people of Hinton who are in need than did Rooster; he has lived and worked and been among these folks most of his life. Because of him, an idea became a reality and now we are helping in meaningful way, at least we hope we are." No project, no matter how well intentioned and necessary, is possible without funding. "We truly have been blessed," said Sanda. "At the outset, one parish family anonymously provided the seed the money to get the Table of Plenty started and the John Halpin Knights of Columbus Council 5657 at St. Francis de Sales Church in Beckley has been a generous and continuous contributor to the program. Without them, what has been accomplished wouldn't have." "For that support, from our initial benefactor on to the Knights of Columbus, we are most appreciative," he said, "as we are for the individuals from the community whc have donated to the program and our regular supporters who provide not only some funds for our program, but spend time sharing some soup and a sandwich with less fortunate members of the community. "And then from amongst those we are attempting to serve come the donations that tug at your heart, and bring a tear to the eye. At almost every dinner, along with a few dollars dropped in our make- shift donation box are quarters, nickels, dimes, and pennies. Pennies! But to those folks, those pennie , nickels and dimes were huge donations; in all probability all the money they had in their pockets. Does that make it all worthwhile? Darn right it does," Sanda said. "Equally moving," he added, "are the 'Thank you' and the hugs from the very young and the very old, along with some in-between; their appreciation is so genuine it makes you wish you could do more, as did Cheryl and Pare," Sanda added. "As much as we hope we can grow the program, we hope and pray even more that someday there will be no need for it or any like it. "But the reality is, as long as there is that need, we'll try our best to meet it and perhaps bring some hope and fellowship to those in our community who need it most. The real beneficiaries though," Sanda said, "are not those being served, but those doing the serving; those who walk away with feelings that can't be described, only realized from having had the privilege to perhaps do a little good." The Table of Plenty Soup and Sandwich is held bi-weekly on alternating Wednesdays, with the next dinner scheduled for December 27 at the St. Patrick Parish Hall at Temple St. and 2nd Avenue in downtown Hinton. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. To help support this community project of the Knights of Columbus and the Friars Club, contributions can be sent to The Friars Club c/o St. Patrick Catholic Church, 309 Second Ave, Hinton WV 25951. Capito Congratulates Michael Stuart on Senate Confirmation Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) congratulated Michael Stuart after the Senate confirmed him to serve as U.S. Attorney-for the Southern District of West Virginia. Senator Capito recommended Stuart for the position and issued the following statement regarding his confirmation: "I was proud to recommend Michael Stuart to serve as the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of West Virginia and to support his nomination throughout the confirmation process. His impressive career and his commitment to honorably and ethically upholding the law make him a strong and qualified choice for this position. I have no doubt that his skill and his character will make him an effective and respected U.S. Attorney." S Votes on Final Tax Leg" ation That to Give Millionaires a als H ,000 Tax Break Just in Time for the Holidays, Republican Tax Bill Gives Big Gifts to the Rich and Wall Street at the Expense of Health Care and Higher Taxes for Middle-Class The Grinch Who Stole Christmas congratulated WVs Republican Congressmen on their vote to support the final Republican tax package today. President Trump has characterized the tax legislation as a "great gift" to middle-class families this holiday season, even though the legislation repeals part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), forces $25 billion automatic cuts to Medicare annually and raises taxes on nearly 100 million households by 2027. Despite objections from WV constituents, Congressmen Jenkins, Mooney, and McKinley all voted in favor of the final version of the so- called Tax Cu~ and Jobs,Act. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts that this legislation would result in 13 million more uninsured and premium increases of up to 10% for millions of ACA enrollees, shifting costs to families, providers, state governments and other consumers. address the over trillion-dollar increase to the deficit created by the tax bill. "Stealing health care from working families to give massive tax breaks to the rich and corporations may be popular with the Gr{nch and the Republicans, but not for average Americans," said Gary Zuckett, Executive Director of WV Citizen Action. "The Republicans spent most of this year trying to repeal the ACA and ~ismantle Medicaid, but they failed:time and time again because Americans made it clear they don't want cuts to health care. With this tax bill, Republican leaders managed to repeal a key pillar of the ACA and force cuts in Medicare and Medicaid by hiding the health care cuts in a massive $1.5 trillion package that revamps the tax code ~n all th.e wrong ways," added Zuckett. The numbers tell the story. The richest 1% of households and large multi-national corporations will get the majority of tax cuts in the Republican bill. In 2018, the richest I percent bill. in WV, the richest 1% would get 25% of the tax cuts, while the poorest 20% of West Virginians would get 1%. The Republican tax bill also gives huge tax breaks to Wall Street corporations and multi-national corporations by permanently cutting the corporate tax from 35% to 21% and giving corporations that have profits stashed offshore a $400 billion discount on taxes they already owe the United States. Wealthy business owners like President Trump will also get a new 20% tax deduction that gives pass- through businesses like Trump's a reduced tax rate from 39.6% to 29.6%. Trump owns more than 500 pass-through companies. "President Trump has been characterizing this tax bill as a huge gift for the country, promising lower taxes and more jobe for everyone. But, in fact, working and middle- class people will suffer under this bill because of tax hikes and service cuts. Not only does the bill raise taxes will receive an average tax cut by eliminating key deductions of $55,000--this is slightly more like the state and local (SALT) Republican Speaker of the House than the average annual income deduction that will raise taxes, but Paul Ryan also announced that of taxpayers in the middle-income it forces cuts in programs that will Republicans plan to pursue cuts to quintile. By 2027, the richest 1% ensure that we pay more for critical Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security of households in the country would services and health care over the and other safety net programs to collect 83% of the tax cuts in the next decade," said Zuckett. BARNS OF SUMMERS COUNTY- Wes, Vir i.i Heritage An extract from the book for your enjoyment Be sure to read below about Jim Canterberry's new book, "History of Roles Chapel Baptist Church." By Phyllis Campbell Whitley Old Log Barn on Canterberry Farm off Seminole Road James H. and Rebecca (Smith) Canterberry have an old log barn standing near their farmhouse. This is on the part of the farm that Mr. Canterberry's parents, Fred and Verona (Saunders) Canterberry, purchased in 1939 from Rouf Barton. Mr. Barton built this barn around 1923. Part of the barn is constructed of logs. Originally it had two stalls for horses and the remainder of the barn was used for beef cattle. The barn loft was filled with timothy h,~y that was fed to the draft horses. The loft also included a crib for storing corn. Mr. Canterberry said the barn is not used for anything today. I will however mention one thing. Shortly after an article about the barn project appeared in the Beckley Register-Herald and featured this barn along with others I received a telephone call. It was from a minister (who will remain nameless) who told me he often visited this farm during hunting season and used the barn as a "deer stand". The barns are located off Seminole Road in the Forest Hill District and previous owner of this section of the farm after Rouf Barton were Fred and Verona (Saunders) Canterberry from 1939 to 1986 and the current owners beginning in 1986. Another barn on the Canterberry farm is shown in the Barn Book and may be featured at a later dat~. A note of interest: Jim Canterberry has just publishing a book. The title of the book is "History of Roles Chapel Baptist Church." He told me about the different aspects of the book. And it appears he has extensive history to share in his book. The church is on Seminole Road (Route 3/3) in the Forest Hill area. I believe it will be of great interest to Summers County people. The price is $23.00 (includes shipping and handling) if ordered from Mr. Jim Canterberry. You can reach him by e-mail at jhcant er@bellsouth.net; telephone 919-467-3126; or write to him at 1325 Mellon Court, Cary, North Carolina 27511. Be sure to tell Mr. Canterberry if you want him to autograph the book to you or another person. The book can be purchased locally for $20.00 by contacting Remona Turner at 304- 466-3520. Ms. Turner is the current Treasurer of Roles Chapel Baptist Church. Mrs. Whitley is a lifetime member of the Summers County Historical Society. The Barn book can be purchased at the Summers County Public Library or by order at barnsofsummerscounty. com. Mrs. Whitley's latest book is entitled "Photographer on Horseback - John C. Wiker'. It details life of a photographer who lived along Little Wolf Creek in the early 1900s. It can be purchased from members of the Sun~mers County Historical Society or by order at photographeronhorseback. com. Sale of the Barn book benefits the Library and sale of the Wikel book benefits the Summers County Historical Society. #