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,! 4 /" (Continuing the Hinton Daily News & The Weekend Leader) Home of the W. Va. W val Volume 94 No. 1 Hint n, West Virginia Tuesday April 23, 1996 30 Cents SIGNED, SEALED, AND DELIVERED Delegates Bob Kiss and Ron Thompson made Thompson, along with a new W.Va. flag and good on their promise to get some funding Blue Book for the museum. Shown left to for the Veterans Memorial Museum of right:Delegate Bob Kiss, Charles Skidmore, Southern West Virginia, Inc which will beCarl Edwards, Delegate Ron Thompson, and located in the old Carnegie Library in County Commissioner Clyde Grimmett. On Hinton. The check for $3,000 from the W.Va.behalf of the veterans of Summers County, Development Fund was presented to Mr. Edwards thanked both delegates for President Carl Edwards by Delegate their continued support of the project. Anne Marie Bryant Lora Mason Tonya RaC]aelle Allen Hofheimer Ellison, Valedictorian 1995. '96 Rebecca Lynn Dillon # Lindsay Brooke Keaton The graduation ceremony for Summers County High School will be held at the Summers County Athletic Facility on Fri May 31st at 7:00 P.M. The valedictorian will be: Lora Mason Hofheimer Ellison. The salutatorians will be: Anne Marie Bryant and Rebecca Lynn Dillon. The honorarians will be: Tonya RaChelle Allen and Lindsay Brooke Keaton. Summers County High School 1996 Senior Class: Angela Adkins, Betty Adkins, Greg Adkins, Henry Adkins, Sarah Adkins, Tonya Alien, Brad Angell, Jason Barnes, Kelly Basham, Geri Bennett, Jamie Bennett, Jennifer Bennett, Joe Michael Blankenship, Robert Blankenship, Veronica Bower, Lisa Bowles, Anginita Bowling, Kim Bowling, Bryan Bragg, Josie Bragg, Mike Bragg, Carla Breen, Datsi Brinegar, Ann Bryant, Natalie Cales, Tonya Campbell, Tim Canterbury, Jason Carr, William Cash, Kristy Clark, K.C. Claypool, Richard Clayton, Megan Cole, William Cole, Jeremy Cook, John Cooper, Elsie Bragg Cox, Erin Cox, Crystal Crook, Andrea Cunill, Courtney Davis, Carol Davis, Darren Dillon, Rebecca Dillon, Josh Dunford, Nathan Eerenberg, Lora Ellison, Shannon Fann, Beth Farley, Gary Farmer, Martha Feamster, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Ron Foley, Faith Fortner, Peggy Fox, Charles Gill, Helen "Susie" Gill, John Gill, Marcus Gill, Jason Grimmett, Tifany Grimmett, Lacy Gunoe, Melinda Gwinn, Jason Hamilton, Rebecca Hammonds, Len Allen Hanger, Melissa Harvey, Edward Hayes, Chris Hicks, Todd Honaker, Brandon Houchins, Bill Irwin, Scott Jackson, Dusty Jones, Casey Jones, Jason Keaton, Kirn Keaton, Lindsay Keaton, Regina Keyes, Larry Kincaid, Karl Koenig, Mike Kovalkevich, Gary Lemon, Melinda Lesher, Alan Lilly, Austin Lilly, O.J.Lilly, Stephanie Lilly, Charlie Long, Sherri Mansfield, Jessica Martin, Michael Martin, Ryan Martin, Joseph McComas, Carman McGuire, Robert McLaughlin, Jeff Meador, Jonathan Meador, Jessica II I I II Executive Director of the Summers County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Pare Flanagan, has announced that the potential tourism for Hinton and Summers County has just taken a giant leap by officially having a home page placed on the Internet through the West Virginia Web. "This is an absolutely a great opportunity for our area businesses and beautiful historic county. Nowhere can a company find a single marketing tool at such a low cost that will reach i potentially millions of clients," said Flanagan. The opportunity to have a home page for our area was made possible by the representatives with the West~ Virginia Web who, during dozens !of presentations throughout the i state last fall, made the offer (for I a limited time only), to all1 Convention and VisitorsBureaus Continued on page 2 I '# Meadows, Michael Meadows, Mika Meadows, Shawn Meadows, Stephanie Meadows, Susie Meadows, Brian Milburn, Kellis Miller, Staci Mills, Regina Smith Mitchem, Natasha Mize, Leslie Wayne Moye, Jason O'Bryan, John O'Dell, J.T. Payne, Scott Perdue, Austin Persinger, Justin Persinger, Andrew Petit, Angela Phillips, Denise Reed, Melissa Raines, Matthew Reed, Bobby Richmond, Jason Scott Richmond, Patricia Richmond, Shawna Richmond, Michael Rivera, Kelly Roberts, Chris Robertson, Tony Romanello, Joseph Romanello Bobby Ronat, Nathan Smith, Kelly Spade, Jason Teabo, B.J.Thomas, Timmy Trout, Courtney Turner, Stacy Turner, Brenda Washer, Lewis Wheeler, Mark Wheeler, Laura Whitaker, Mark Williams, Michael Williams, John Paul Wills, Kevin Andy Wills, Melissa Wills, Crystal Yancey, and Vicki Yancey. W.Va. Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Arthur Recht visited Summers County on Apr. 18th. He attended a meeting of Summers County citizens interested in the Justice's re-election campaign at Kirk's in Hinton. Gene Davis, one of the co-ordinators for Justice Rocht's state-wide campaign and a member of the Summers County Democratic Executive Committee was instrumental in organizing the special event on Thurs. Justice Recht also attended an educational conference and banquet of Circuit Judges sponsored by the Supreme Court and the Judicial Association at Pipestom State Park on Thurs. night. Justice Recht is from Wheeling, graduated from West Virginia University College of Law and was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1995 by Governor Caperton. His wife Karen and their children live in Wheeling. Justice Recht is a Continued on page 2 Congressman Nick Rahall of Beckley and Ms Vivien P. Woofter, U.S. Dept. of State, have been elected as West Virginia's Son and Daughter of the Year for 1996. The W.Va. Society of Washington, D.C will honor them May 15th. in an awards dinner and program at the Grand Hyatt Washington according to the Society's President, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Jim Herbert. "Congressman Rahall has served the State of W.Va. with distinction since being elected in 1976. His tireless efforts on behalf of the Citizens of our State to create jobs through building and rebuilding our State's transportation and infrastructure system deserve recognition," Herbert said. "Congressman Rahall has been and continues to be a friend to all in W.Va. and to West Virginians here in our Nation's Capitol. His service to the W.Va. Society has been tremendous over the years. We know we can always count on his help in the time of need." Rahall served as President of the W.Va. Society in 1983-85. First elected in 1976 as the youngest member of the 95th Congress, Rahall now serves as the ranking Democrat on the House of Representatives Surface Transportation Subcommittee, and is a senior ranking Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure as well as the Resources Committees. His eldest daughter, Rebecca Ashley Rahall was selected and honored by the society in 1993 to represent the State of W.Va. as its Princess during the annual Washington Cherry Blossom Festival. She is a student at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His son Nick J. Rahall, III is a student at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Ca and his youngest daughter, Suzanna Nicole resides with her mother, Helen McDaniel Rahall, in McLean, Vs. Rahall's grandparents settled in Southern W.Va. from Lebanon, becoming successful businessmen. Rahalrs mother, Mary Alice Rahall, resides in Beckley. His late father, N. Joe Rahall, gained prominence in retailing and broadcasting. Congressman Rahall, himself a businessman, owns WTNJ Radio in Beckley. Vivien Woofter Daughter of the Year Vivien Woofter is currently Director, Interior Planning and Design Division of the U.S. Dept. of State Office of Foreign Building Operations. She, with her staff of 40 manage residential design for 353 residences of Ambassadors Deputy Chiefs of Mission and Consuls General worldwide, new U.S. embassy buildings (55 are in various stages of construction now) and furnishing official china, glassware and silver flatware to above State Dept. Residences worldwide. SPECIAL MEETING The City of Hinton will conduct a Special Meeting for the purpose of Consideration of 2nd. Reading and Adoption of the City of Hinton Mufiicipal Planning Commission Comprehensize Zoning Plan. The Public is encouraged to attend. Acopy of the Comprehensive Zoning Plan can be viewed at City Hall located at 322 Summers St ABSENTEE VOTING Any voter who will be unable to vote in person at the polls may apply for and vote an absentee ballot at the Circuit Clerk's Office during regular business hours, beginning Apr. 29th. through Noon on Sat May 11th. Matte Jean Cooper, Circuit Clerk. .qlm, 411~* : ql ' A#