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2 - Hinton News Tues. April 20. 1999 Lettertothe .... o RAILROAD National Infant Immunization Week ,Dear Mr. Long:. contribute to the overall protectS n :&gt; National Infant Immunization of other children. Week .(April 18-24, 1999) is a good time to focus on the importance of getting children immunized, not just to protect the individual child, but to protect the health of the entire community. The more children who are immune from the preventable childhood illnesses, the less risk there is for those in the community who are not immunized...this may include the very young, the elderly, those with weakened immune systems, the poor, and the underserved. The problem in our country today is that people have not seen a case of diphtheria, pertussia, or polio in several generations They don't realize the severity and devastation these diseases can cause. Many parents think the discomfort caused by the injection or the infinitesimal risk of serious illness from the immunization itself is a good reason not to immunize their children. But parents who do immunize their children not only provide individual protection to them, but alao GVT Free BrownBag Lunch Series In April Greenbrier Valley Theatre presents a brown bag lunch series each Wednesday in April at the downtown theatre, 113 East Washington. New plays, short stories or poetry, will be read during the noon hour. It's free, so bring your lunch and join the entertainment. For further information, call 304- 645-3838. TICKET PRICES: FREE. LOCATION: 113 EAST WASHINGTON STREET AMERICAN LEGION The American Legion will meet on the 4th. Thursdays of each month at 7:00 p. m. in the Lincoln School. LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcomv, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Pref- erence will be given to letters orS00 wor or laB. Loapr lettem may be shortened or rejevd. Letters must be slgnod and must include u ad. dress sad photo number. The phone ill not b , Names will not be wttthheld. Addre them to Letro to the Editor, I). 0. Box 1000, Hinton, WV s595z. We urge parents to participate in infant immunizations. Not only are the rates of death and disability from these diseases a consideration, but the medical costs to treat them and the lost productivity from parents who must miss work to care for their sick children are enormous. If we believe it takes a village to raise a child, then the inverse is certainly true as well It takes the collective choice of individual parents to immunize their children to protect an entire village. We at the Starting Points Center feel that childhood immunizations are of utmost importance. If you would like more information on infant immunizations, please contact our local health department or contact me at the Summers County Staring Points Center, 411 Temple Street. Hinton WV, 466 0614. Sincerely, Jo Ann Miller, RN Summers County Starting Points Coordinator Group Sessions Have you really thought about quitting Smoking? Smokeless Tobacco? Habitual Boozing? Gambling? Compulsive Spending? and/or other habits that are causing you Trouble? We will begin organizing group sessions geared to helping each other regain control of our lives. We begin Friday, April 22nd., at 4:30 P.M. at the Summers County Community Wellness Center, 221 Temple Street Hinton, WV 25951 Ph. 466-3916. No Charge. QUILT SHOW "Monroe County Quilts, A Living Tradition," bicentennial quilt show Saturday April 24th. (9:00 am to 7:00 pro) and Sunday April 25th. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pro. at James Monroe High School, Lindside. There will be an outstanding display of quilts: Vendors with fabric, quilting supplies; food vendors. A great opportunity to participate in our heritage. PCH BOARD OF DIRECTORS , TO MEET , toCommut./doi  Boof,Directors wil hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 27th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Princeton Community Hospital Multi Media Conference Room. Let's ROCK & ROLL 2nd Annual Spring Classic Car/Truck Show April 24,/11 a. m.- 4 p. m. Historio Downtown HInton Third Avenue Between Temple and James RegistraUons Oiose at I p.m. Registration Fee | I O 4 0 Top Trophies / $ Speolal Trophies Best General Motors, Be0t Ford, Best Mopar, Best of Show & Best Truck $ I O0 Grand Prize to one luoky show parUcipant & many door pdzes Come Relive The Days of Yesteryear Reminisce with old friends and even make a few new ones. Meet others who have the same special feelings about the classic autos of a bygone era. The era of your teenage years perhaps, you r era of drive-in movies and cruising'? Take a leisurely stroll among the vehicles that will be here and don't be auprieed if you meet some proud owners who tell you all about their "little truauree." Bring the whole family and make a day of it. Stroll hand in hand through downtown Hinton with that special someone while listening to music of the 50'= and 60'$. And don't forget to thank the Hinton area merchants who's donations have helped make this event possible. This event sponlomd by (HArCC) Hinton Area Community Center, Inc. RECOLLECTIOHS Roy C. Long RAILROADS BEGINNINGS: stages moved by steam engines from above the surface of the ground, to Reprint from The Train Dispatcher one city to another almost as fast as be supported by brick columns four with permission, birds fly, fifteen or twenty miles per hundred to the mile. In 1813, William Medley built a hour. A carriage will set out from In 1814, George Stephenson testing carriage on the permission Washington in the morning, the builds a locomotive called the that weight was a vital factor in passengers will breakfast at "lucher" which ignores Medley's idea affording traction of a smooth wheel Baltimore, dine at Philadelphia and of adhesion of smooth wheels to on a smooth rail. He built a supper in New York the same day. smooth rails and instead follows the framework mounted on four wheels To accomplish this, two sets of Trevithick idea and roughened the and loaded it with iron blocks and railways will be laid, so nearly level wheels with bolt and other bars, experimenting until he found as not in any place to deviate more protuberances to make them take the proper weight required for than two degrees from the hold. Its use is not successful as the adhesion to that of the load drawn, horizontalline, made ofwood or iron roughened wheels so wrack and As these experiments proved very or smooth paths of broken stone or wrench the locomotive that it is suceessful, Hedley, discarding all gravel, with a rail to guide the constantly out of repair, so smooth previous ideas of locomotive carriages so that they may pass wheels are substituted. The engine construction in this direction, each other in different directions, is finally shaped up to draw eight proceeds to build the "Puffing Billy" and travel by night as well as by day, loaded wagons at a speed of about upon the principals he had just and the passengers will sleep in three miles an hour, but is proven to be correct. The "Billy" with these stages as comfortably as they confessedly inferior to both the about fifty pounds steam pressure do now in steam stage boats." John Blenkinspp and Hedley engines in hauls eight to ten loaded coal Stevens figures the cost of building point of efficiency and economy as wagons at the rate of five miles an the railroad at nearly $11,000 a compared with horse power. hour, doing with comparative ease mile. He figures a timber road Hedley finds the Puffing Bill's the work often horses, covered with iron bar plates and weight on four wheels is very Orville Evans declares "The time elevated from three to five or six feet detrimental to the track causing the will come when people will travel in plates to break requiring constant care. He hits upon a plan of Letter To The Editor distribution ofweight by decreasing it on the wheels, by doubling the Be Ware ! number of wheels and ee e e experimentally produces the first eight-wheeler. The eight:wheeler Dear Editor: pay. Their pension raises are few does not prove to be satisfactory and Bad things are about to happen, and far between. Able bodied have he returns to the four wheeler, First, West Virginia Power is to leave for greener pastures, strengthening the plates to meet the requesting a raise. Have you written Our young families who choose to requirements. your protest? If not get busy, quick stay and work for the minimum In 1819, a party by the name of !! wage, struggle to live and exist. Dearborn, in Boston, forwards a Second, Summers County Board Every way we turn necessities are memo to Congress advocating the of Education is planning it's fourth raised till we run out of anything to construction of railways, which he election for a levy to raise our taxes, pay additional. This has to be declares should "have carriages They never seem to know when to stopped, provided with accommodations for quit. I cooked my children's breakfast, passengers to take their meals and One levy was on a regular ballot bought their clothes and books. It their rest during passage. Protection only two times and they're getting wasn't easy but I managed, from the attacks of assailants, " he ready for the third where they've Children wanting to learn have says, "will be insured, not only by had to rent polling places, buy the best opportunity ever-Yet few the celerity ofthe movement, butby supplies, ballots, pencils, signs and can siell, read, "add a nine line weapons of defense belonging to the so forth, problem or fill out a resume, carriage." Poll workers have to go to election Teachers are paid more than ever The main obstacle to applying school at a cost ofat least $15.00 per before and school buildings are steam for stage coach travel was worker. Then they have to be paid better than most children's homes, that the boilers in use on the around $75 to $78 per day for Board members learn to do with railways cannot be adapted to working the election. Levies have to what! 3otr'. hav)v. Spend' the :levy common rads, Anew and light type ' st'thouscs ofci0ils and  .et)mpplies an4gli trdng= of boiler must come before the stham"' ..... ................ ........... t.burdeR ,us, with more axes ,We .carriag e will materialize. In 1821, could have been used to run the don't have it to pay. Julius Griffiths has his plans so school system. Those against the levy had better perfected as to enable the They plan the election for a work hard. Be sure to let your construction of the pioneer Saturday lest we'd forget to vote if friends and neighbors know when it locomotive steam coach, as he we're against it. will be held. Vote and get others to termed it. It has two Working If it would pass first thing they'd do the same. cylinders, which, together with the do would be raise some salaries! Let's defeat this "thing" for the boiler, a condenser and other Summers County population fourth time. Show them! appendages, are suspended to a consists mostly of Senior Citizens Estella Akers and people with disabilities strictly 107 Park Avenue because there are few jobs and poor Hinton Hinton BPW Conducts Development Training The Hinton Business and Professional Women recently conducted an Individual Development Program workshop at Summers County High School. On March 5th., thirty-four junior and senior female students participated in the training. The program curriculum focuses on the connection between effective communication, leadership skills and professional and personal growth. Segments on the development of networking, negotiation, and interviewing skills are included. This year's instructors were Mary Lou Haley, Jean Thompson, Sheri Fullen, and June Elwell. Sheri Fullen will represent Hinton BPW and District I of the WV Federation in the Individual Development Program speak off to be held at BPW/WV's annual convention in Morgantown, WV on April 17th. On March llth., Hinton BPW members Doris Cobb and Nancy C. Smith presented the' Individual Development Program workshop to eight (8) Adult Basic Education Class students at Linccin school. The program provides valuable information to individuals who are seeking to improve their career opportunities and are focusing on setting goals for personal growth. BPW members are encouraged to take part in the program to enhance their communication and leadership skills and then to share these skills as trainers throughout their communities. Hinton BPW appreciates the opportunity provided by Summers County High School and the Adult Basic Education program to present the Individual Development Program. If your group or club would be interested in learning more about Individual Development, contact Doris Cobb at 466-2807 or Nancy C. Smith at 466-3798. 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People are asked to give Site Manage Rose Moten an unidentified "younger" photograph of themselves showing "the way we were." The photographs will be displayed Men., April 26th., through 11 am, and Thurs., April 29th., at the Hinton Senior Center. A contest will be held that day, and participants will be able to test their skills at identifying individuals in the photographs. All seniors are invited to participate in this special reminisce activity. Give your photographs to Rose by April 23rd. MEETING Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Tues., Thurs. and Sat. at 8:00 P.M. at Ascension Episcopal Church, corner of 5th. and Temple Street. frame at the back of the vehicle, which is a double coach for capacity of eight passengers. This method proved very successful and other carriages follow these experiments and they are the talk of mechanical circles. ooR. Ird AV]L &  aT. BIN'PON, Wa, PllONI 40lSlm i::iii]171!::7> iii: n.Ellim"'Ph. Gmdelines: Safe Medicine Use by the Elderly Health statistics indicate that older, persons take more l- scription and over-the-counter medicines than any other age group. While persons over age 65 make up about l 1% of the US population, they take 25 m 30% of all medicines sold. As com- pared to younger adults, this age group tends to have more long- term illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. And as a result of the aging process, older adults may be more "sensitive" to the effects of medicines. Kidney function, for example, often de- clines, causing some medicines to remain in the body longer and leading to more side effects. The Poison Prevention Coun- cil provides these guidelines for safe medicine use in older Ameri- cans: Take exactly the amount of medicine prescribed by your physician, i Never take the inedi'- cines prescribed for friends or relatives, even though your symp- toms may be the same. Always tell your doctor about past .prob- lems associated with medicines (e.g., rashes, dizziness). Make lists of all medicines used. Keep one copy with your medicines and keep one copy in your wallet or purse. Make sure you under- stand the directions printed on all medicine containers. Discard old medicines because they 10se effectiveness over time. This Weeks Special at Eddie's Market 201 Greenbrier Drive Ph: 466-6681 CIGARETTES: Malboro $2.00 off a carton. GPC $3.00 off a carton Dorel $3.00 off a carton Blackstones Buy I Get I Free First Class $11.99 a carton USA $12.99 a carton CHEWING TOBACCO: All Brands In Stock Only $14.62 a carton SNUFF: Copenhagen & Skoal $22.64 a roll While Supplies Redwood & Silvercreek $12.08 a roll Last ! ! ! PRODUCE: Vine Ripe Tomatoes 65 lb. [ ".l.e, _, I Fresh Ramps $1.10 a bunch [ roP"  New Golden Delicious 69 lb. / -.%eg'.t New Potatoes 59 lb. ' "=6". s=, Baklng Potatoes 39 lb.  o9 " ... #10 bags potatoes $1.49 a bag \\; "/ Call for at 466-668 "..':7 1 ,r-Rent One Vi__d_eo__Ge__tOne Fr_ee--WithCoup_on.. ON THE HINTON BY-PASS HOME OF THOSE DELICIOUS HOT DOGS! r Men., Quarter Pounder Hamburger (everything) .................. $1.25 r Tues., BBQ (everhing) ....................................... $1.29J r Wed., Hamburger (everything) .......................... ' ......... 99 J B Thurs., Ham & Cheese (everything) .............................. *1.29] rFr,., Hoagie ............................................ $2.2 OP N DALLY Serving full breakfast, including homemade waffles & omlets from 6 to 11 am. 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