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Therapy, from page 4 Rehabilitation services are available for anyone in need of treatment in the recovery of a surgery, injury (includ- ing sports injuries), illness or other medical condition, such as acute or chronic pain, vertigo, frequent loss of balance or falls, difficulty rising from a low seat and/or difficulty with mobility in general. Physical therapy services have long been the hallmark of the hospital’s re- habilitation services, but oc— Page 12—min fincuhontas flames—February 18, 2021 c‘c--. mwg.MMS»32§S$W.»W~WIWZSVMY$&K§% cupational and speech thera- pies are also available — at PMH and the Cass Road lo- cation. Bevin is also certified in Dry Needling, receiving in— tensive training through Kinetacore in Ashbum, Vir- ginia. Dry needling is an ex- tremely effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from in- jury, and even pain and injury prevention. This tech— nique is unequaled in finding and eliminating neuromus— cular dysfunction that leads to pain and functional deficits. ' EMSSSV$XCCXS‘.;’T > all/ache«>5'2i7-7“>N3-.‘5§é“it“s:wit; undergo physical therapy, you can schedule an appoint- ment with PMH’s program just like any other therapy office. You may decide to schedule your physical ther- apy appointments either at the hospital or at the Cass Road location. If you have any questions about rehabilitation services or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Green Bank/Cass office at 1-681-206-7100. You may also call PMH at 304- 799—7400. Watoga, from page 3 the sap in buckets. The sug- arhouse (also called the sugar shack) was often lo- cated close to a dense stand of maple trees, called a sug— arbush. Before the advent of motor vehicles, horse—drawn wagons and sleds trans— ported the sap to the sugar shacks. Sugar shacks were so—called because they were generally simple three-sided wood plank buildings with a roof and dirt floor. Often depicted in old lith- ographs, the sugar shack served as a winter gathering place for young and old alike to watch the “boiling oft” process. And occasionally enjoying a special treat of snow saturated with maple syrup. The first snow cone, perhaps? Large sheet-metal pans began replacing iron kettles about the time of the Civil War. These “evaporators” greatly increased the evapo- ration surface, significantly reducing the boiling time. The actual boiling temper- ature for sap is approxi- mately seven degrees above the boiling temperature for water, adjusted for elevation. Everett Soule invented the first plastic bags for collect- ing sap in 1950. The 15- quart bags offered the luxury of Visibility from a distance rather than walking to the metal bucket to check the volume of sap. Such trips added up when you are tap- ping hundreds of trees. As well, there was a grow- ing health concern about lead contamination of syrup from corroded galvanized buckets. Such contamination could also taint the flavor of the finished product with a metallic “off-flavor.” Off-flavors are also a con- cern when tapping trees later in the season when the trees start to form buds. Amino acids produced by the trees at this time are suspected of tainting the flavor of the sap. In the 19705, plastic tub- ing revolutionized the sap- collecting process. No more lugging sap—filled contain- ers; a network of tubing car- ries the sap to a central collection container. Since using tubing is nor- mally by gravity feed, care Maple Days Saturdays, February 20 and March 20 Cattlemen’s LIVESTOCK EKG-HANS 34906 Midland Trail East ' Caldwell, WV 24925 MARKET REPORT For Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, 2021 Lambs: 32 head weighing 64 lbs. sold at $320.00 14 head weighting 76 lbs. sold at $319.00 9 head weighing 62 lbs. sold at $318 tows (does not include slow rows/heifers) per IOOII ......................... ..$43 — 71.50 (Avg. $59.65) For consistency this report reflects feeder cattle that meet a M—L Grade 1 -2. prices are per hundred Feeder Specials March 5, 26 and April 1 6 LIVES TOCK ACCEPTED EVERY THURSDAY FROM 6 - RM. for faster unloading Strong Sales Every Friday at 2 p.m. For more information: (all Brandon Myers 304-667-2178 I] clx@hotmail.com must be exercised to strate— gically set up the network in order to minimize the linear , feet of tubing used and max- imize the number of taps within the system. Technology has made the production process much more efficient than in earlier years. Methods of reducing evaporation time to achieve the desired 66% sugar con- tent of maple syrup include new configurations of evap- orators, vacuum pumps, re— verse osmosis, and the use of preheaters. By 1900, some evaporator pans were redesigned with concave “flues” rather than a flat bottom. This creates more surface area exposed to boiling and greatly decreases the boil time. More recently, the contin— uous-flow pan with baffles is used by many syrup produc- ers instead of the conven— tional “single batch” pan. The pan’s design allows for a flow of the sap through the chambers as the sugar den- sity increases, creating a gradient—based gate—keeper betWeen the baffles. Some producers use vac- uum pumps to draw the sap from the trees. The upside is an increase in sap volume, allegedly up to 300%. But critics claim it can damage trees. An article in Northern Woodlands suggests that vacuum tubing over time can suck wood cell matter into the tube {and pull waterfrom the tree, diluting the sap. Using membrane filters, reverse osmosis is a process that separates water from the sap. This system can in— crease the sugar content of the liquid by up 25% before the boiling process. That’s a big head start and an obvious time and money saver. A sap preheater speeds up the evaporation process by Warming the sap to near boil- ing temperature before it en- ters the evaporatlon pan. When unheated sap is intro— duced to the batch, it lowers its overall temperature. En- ergy is required to bring the batch temperature back up to standard, so preheating saves money and ensures a quality product. Yet, despite the many technological changes in sugar making, the essential steps haven’t changed at all. Someone must go out in the sugarbush and tap the trees to obtain the sap. The sap must be heated until evapo— ration has brought the sugar content up to 66%. Humans find the taste of maple syrup so delicious that they have been following this procedure annually for hundreds, if not thousands of years. There you go, the story of how maple syrup gets from the tree to your table. And quite possibly more than you ever wanted to know about a pancake topping. But, when facing down a Belgian waffle on your Sun- day morning breakfast plate, there is only one thing in this world that you want to fill those little square reservoirs — Maple Syrup. From Pocahontas County, of course! Ken Springer Kenl949bongo@gmail.com Citations are available at my email address. PCB Pendleton Community Bank ,. in! J6. FACILITIES MANAGER/ SECURITY OFFICER Primary RESPONSIBILITIES The primary responsibility of this position is to coordinate building space allocation and layout, including the bank as lessor/lessee, ensure appropriate facilities’ vendors are in place; manage assigned project information distribution with strong follow-up and communication; serve as a contact person on assigned projects and coordinate logistics for building maintenance. Also manages physical security issues such as building access, security cameras, reporting of security incidents, etc. Minimum REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or equivalent (i.e. G.E.D. Prefer five or more years of experience in construction or contract management - licensurerin a trade field (i.e. electrical, mechanical systems, HVAC, etc.) would be ideal I Must have excellent communications skills /Must have strong computer skills Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, ‘ work independently and under minimum supervision. www.yourbank.bank/careers erflviflné... «; some as“ a‘ya‘zv page 2 House Bill 2001 is spon- sored by Speaker Hanshaw, Delegates Ben Queen, R- Harrison; Jason Barrett, R— Berkeley; Guy Ward, R-Marion; John Paul Hott, R-Grant; Zack Maynard, R- Lincoln; Jeffrey Pack, R- Raleigh; Clay Riley, R-Harrison; Larry Pack, R— Kanawha; Ruth Rowan, R- Hampshire; and Steve Westfall, R-Jackson. It has already been reported from the House Education Com- mittee. Perhaps no other issue has grown to touch as many lives every day as broadband availability. From remote classroom learning to tele- health and opportunities to work remotely, our ability to digitally connect with the rest of the world is more ur- gent than ever. “We’re doing every possi- ble thing We can to get peo- ple connected to the internet,” Hanshaw said. “We want to get people to «AW 3"” $35 x 489;???»A139W‘W3 ‘- If your healthcare pro— vider recommends that you from come to West Virginia for the first time, and in a world where you can do your job from anywhere, we want you doing it from West Virginia.” House Bill 2002, which has already passed out of the House Judiciary Committee, aims to remove any remain- ing regulatory hurdles to in— stalling fiber and making it even easier to install by uti- lizing vertical real estate. Delegate Daniel Linville, R-Cabell, is the lead sponsor of the bill, and he said it’s important to ensure broad- band projects are able to ad— vance quickly without roadblocks from the state’s permitting process, which is why the bill outlines time limits for agency-required reviews, approvals and forms. Lawmakers are again tum- ing their attention to educa- tion reforms this year, helping to provide families with more flexibility and op- tions to select the best edu- cation system for them. House Bill 2012 would allow for virtual public char— ter schools and Would in- crease the number of new, additional public charter schools that may be author- ized and in operation in each successive three-year period, from three to 10. “More than ever this year, I’ve heard from parents frus- trated to the point of tears and looking for more educa— tion options that fit their > kids,” said Majority Leader Amy Summers, R-Taylor. “We never want a student to be trapped in a school sys— tem that doesn’t work for her just because of her zip code.” House Bill 2013 would create the Hope Scholarship Program to allow parents ac- cess to the amount of money a school district would re- ceive to educate their chil- dren and to use that money to educate their children in the way they would choose. Educational expenses such as home tutoring and leam- ing aids would be permitted through the program. Both measures have been reported from the House Ed- ucation Committee and House Bill 2013 is awaiting debate in the House Finance Committee. Calendar, from page 4 No raw fur will be consigned this year. Fur Auction will be Sunday, March 7, at l p.m. Free admission. For more information contact Briana Frederick, 304—997-1863 , or log onto wvtrapperscom PUBLIC NOTICE Hunter Education Class at the Community Wellness Center in Marlinton Satur- day, February 20, from 9 am. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 21, from noon to 4 p.m. Register online at wwwregister-edcom or call the WV DNR at 304—924- 6211. Free Day at Pocahontas County Landfill for resi- dential garbage is the last Tuesday of each month. Landfill hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 am. to 3 pm. ‘ Phone: 304L799- 4199. ' Pocahontas Cooperative Food Pantry, 925 Tenth Av- enue in Marlinton is open each Thursday (except a 5th Thursday) from 9 am. to noon. MEETINGS Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority Wednes- day, February 24, 7 p.m. at the courthouse. Alcoholics Anonymous, Marlinton Group, Open Big Book/Step meeting Wednes— days, 7:30 p.m. at Marlinton Presbyterian Church ramp entrance. Sundays, 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, across from Marlinton Ele— mentary School. Masks are required and will be pro- vided, if needed. CHURCH NOTICES Catholic Mass: St. John, Marlinton — Sunday 9 am. and 6 p.m.; St. Mark, Barrow — Sunday 11:30 am; St. Bernard, Snowshoe — Saturday 5:30 p.m. Please come early to be safely seated; face covering and physical distancing required. First Baptist Church -;.‘__ Huntersvillé — " Sunday School 9:30am. Worship Service 10:30 am. Liberty, Baxter and Alexander Memorial Pres- byterian churches Friendly conversation and Worship via Zoom every Sunday at 11 am. Please join us at https://zoom.us/j/ 4527333215 or join in by phone at 1-301—715-8592, meeting ID 4527333215 Marlinton First Church of the Nazarene — Sunday School, 10 am; Worship, 11 am; Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m. New Hope Lutheran — Minnehaha Springs, Parking Lot Service, Sundays at 3:30 p.m. with safety protocols or online at Facebook and YouTube. You may also join by teleconference at 11 am. 425-436-6375; access code: 452803. Marlinton Presbyterian Church in-person morning worship 10 am. Masks re- quired. You may also attend via conference call: 1-978- 990-5269; access code: 4835028#. Marlinton United Methodist Church, Parking Lot Service, 11 am. a» New Hope Church of th Brethren, Worship Sundays at 9:30 am. and Bible Study Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. We’re looking for TWO high energy, self-motivated individuals to fill these positions in our company: - FACILITIES MANAGER/ SECURITY OFFICER For a complete JOB DESCRIPTION of both positions, go to our website: APPLICANTS PLEASE EMAIL cover. letter and resume by March 5, 2021 to Monika Eckard (meckard@yourbank.com) MANAGER environment and be proficient in earner op Excel, and PowerPoint - DEALER FINANCE DEALER FINANCE MANAGER Primary RESPONSIBILITIES The primary responsibility of this position is to grow and manage the bank’s indirect lending program by developing and fostering relationships with dealerships within our geographical footprint. Minimum REQUIREMENTS ./ Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, etc. or an equivalent combination of experience and bank related training. Prefer ten ,or more years of experience in Dealer Finance / Indirect Auto Lending ./ Prior supervisory experience in a fast paced ./ Must have excellent communications skills Must have strong computer skills Microsoft Word,