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Page8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, July 14, 2016 Time for a mid-year health coverag checkup Billy Hillman's 1929 Ford. Bill Schlobohm's 1965 Oldsmobile 442. Crooked Road Cruisers spon- sors a Cruise In every Monday at the old Piggly Wiggly parking lot. Student-built Burruss Hall play- house to be raffled A friendly rivalry between the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech to build playhouses will help support the Holston Habitat for Humanity. As a result, Hokie fans have the chance to have a mini Burruss Hall in their backyard built by students from Virginia Tech and Tennessee fans can enter to Win Smokey's Playhouse. The contest was created to raise funds and aware- ness of the mission of Holston Habitat for Humanity, which builds homes for qualifying low- income families in Carter, Sullivan, and Washington counties, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia. The organization invited the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia .Tech and the University of 'Tennessee College of kAgricultural Sciences and )Natural Resources to con- *n m struct playhouses that are fun reflections of their uni- versity for children ages three and older. Both play- houses are designed and built to meet standards set in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbook. Raffle tickets are avail- able through the Holston Habitat for Humanity web- site. The winners will be drawn on Sept. 16, 2016, concurrent with the Virginia Tech versus University of Tennessee Battle at Bristol football game at the Bristol Motor Speedway. In the weeks leading up to the game, the two hous- es will be displayed at a variety of locations and events in Virginia and Tennessee. A schedule of the tour will be posted on the Holston Habitat for Humanity's website, As se-- part of the tour, Virginia Tech's house will appear in Blacksburg during Steppin' Out Aug. 5 and 6. To add to the excitement of competition, Holston Habitat for Humanity will present an award to the university whose play- house garners the most ticket sales. Four senior and rising senior building construc-, tion majors designed and built the Virginia Tech playhouse: Ben Carpenter, of Purcellville, Virginia; Colin Miller, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Trevor Stanley, of Rocky Mount, Virginia; and Tim Tran, of Keezletown, Virginia. Hannah McDorman, of Linville, Virginia, a rising fourth-year architecture major assisted with the ren- derings and Bob Muir, a professor of practice in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, was the fac- ulty leader for the project. From Page 1 :pelling: Beeson himself had just completed a fine home of his own on Third ~venue which would later be known to local residents ~as "the Molinary house." Williams' brother-in-law, Jerry C. Stone, and Beeson iwere co-workers at Dante iwhere they played impor- ,tant roles in establishing 'the Clinchfield Coal Company and its support- .% :rag community. Unfortunately, the cost of his new home proved to be .Charles Williams' undoing. ~He had trouble paying for ithe house and his creditors ibegan obtaining judgment 'liens. Williams untimely death in' 1913 left his widow, Georgie, and her small daughter, Charline, in a financial bind. The gracious home, obviously built for the large family Charles and Georgie hoped to have, was subsequently sold at a court-ordered public auction in 1916. At the sale, James L. Jennings, cashier of the St. Paul National Bank, paid $3,265.00 for the house and the three lots upon which it stood. A fourth lot between the Williams house and the Fairmont Hotel was sold to M. E. Addington. In the 1936, the Williams house was purchased by Myrtle Musick Harris and her mother, Mary Belle Cooke Musick. The Harris family resided in the house until the early 1960's when it was sold to S. W. Johnson. In 1969, Mrs. S. W. Johnson sold the house to M. C, Johnson. M.C. and Mary Johnson are well-remembered by gen- erations of local residents as the proprietors of Johnson's Ben Franklin in St. Paul. Today, the house is owned and occupied by their descendants. [Okay, Vickie, you asked me to write about your house and I've finally got around to it!] Nearly 11.3 million people were enrolled in a 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace plan during the first eight weeks of the open enrollment period, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you're one of those people, 'or if you are reconsidering your health insurance cov- erage, now may be a good time to review your situa- tion and see if any changes are necessary. The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) highlights issues to consid- er, and offers tips to use in your decision making. Review the Premium Tax Credit The premium tax credit is awarded to eligible indi- viduals and families with low or moderate income so that they are better able to afford coverage bought through a Health Insurance Marketplace. If you're eli- gible for the credit, you can choose to have advance credit payments paid directly to your insurance company on your behalf to lower your out-of-pocket cost for your health insur- ance premiums or to get all of the benefit of the credit when you file your tax return for the year. However, there are a num- ber of changes in your per- sonal or financial circum- stances that could have an impact on your eligibility for the credit or on the size of the payments you receive. They include increases or decreases in your income, a marriage or divorce the birth or adop- tion of a child, moving or qualifying for or losing other health care coverage. If these changes in circum- stances qualify you for a higher credit, it's worth- while knowing that as soon as possible. If the changes mean you should be receiv- ing a lower credit, it's best to report that promptly so you don't end up owing money when it's time to file your taxes. Consult your CPA for advice if you need assistance under- standing whether adjust- ments are necessary. And remember: You aren't eli- gible for the premium tax credit unless you file a tax return. Plan Ahead to Change Enrollment It's generally only pos- sible to sign up for a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace during the annual open enrollment period. The next open enrollment period will run from Nov. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017. If you would like to add or drop insur- ance, or adjust the cover- age you have, the open enrollment period is the time to do it. (However, if you qualify for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), you can enroll in those programs at any time.) In addition, if you experience certain life events, such as getting married, having a baby or losing other health cover- age, you may qualify for a special enrollment period to change or add insurance through the marketplace. If you buy coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace and you have qualifying changes in cir- cumstances, the special enrollment period will run for 60 days after the life events (such as changes in family status or loss of other health care coverage) occur. If you are expecting a change in circumstances and you'd like to change your enrollment status, plan ahead to be sure you can qualify for and make the adjustments you need. Avoid Penalties If you don't have what's considered minimal essen- tial health insurance cover- age and you don't qualify for an exemption from cov- erage that's available under certain circumstances, you'll have to pay a penal- ty when you file your tax return. There are many benefits of having peace of mind about your health care coverage, and the assurance that you won't face stiff penalties for fail- ure to have insurance is one of them. Your CPA Can Help If you have any ques- tions about your health care coverage requirements and options, be sure to con- sult your local CPA. He or she can provide the advice you need regarding all your financial concerns. Subscribe to the Times! Call 276-762-7671 T e Calendar ' or fullerjr1942@ yahoo.com. Z JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred ~Matthews Memorial Library and help promote the ~improvement of facilities and services of the library. ~Send name, address and phone number, with a $5 membership gift, to J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library, P.O. Box 1976, St. Paul, VA 24283. " " Please make checks payable to Friends of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library. EASTERN STAR-Clinch Valley Chapter #152, Order of Eastern Star, meets each fourth Tuesday, ~cept for March and December, when the meetings e on the second Tuesday. All meetings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Services represen- tative will assist clients and answer questions at the C0eburn VFW Post from 9am-3:30 pm third Thursdays except June. COMMUNITY CENTER-The West Dante Community Center meets at 7 pm first Mondays. For more information please call 495-8473. FREE HIV TESTING-Health Departments in the Lenowisco Health District offer free confidential HIV testing throughout the year. For information, call Wise County 318-8000; Lee Co. Health Dept. 276-346-2011; or Scott Co. Health Dept. 276-386- 1312. ~. FREE GED CLASSES-Free GED classes are' offered at the Oxbow Family Investment Center, St. Paul, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am-12 noon. Glenna McReynolds is the teacher. Call 1-800- From Page 1 422-3433. GED ONLINE-The Regional Adult Education Program is offering free GED Classes online. This service is for qualifying and adult learners, with or without their own home computers, in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the City of Norton. For more information, call GED Online Coordinator Marci Gore, 1-800-422-3433 (in Scott County 386-2433). GED TESTING-GED Testing is available Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays at the Wise Co. Alternative Education Center, Wise. Call 276-328-8612 for information conceming GED test- ing. DANTE LIVES ON-The Dante Lives On Board meets at 6:00 pm 3rd Tuesdays at the Dante Museum with the Community Meeting following at 7:00 pm. BOOK DISCUSSION-Book Discussion Group One of the J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library meets fourth Thursdays (except November and December are combined in early December) at the Riverside Diner at 6 pm. NARCONON COUNSELING= Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to pro- tect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and refer- rals. 800-431 - 1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com Ford F 150 has earned the highest safety rating of any truck on the. road! Come and see for yourselft Saint Paul, VA morganmccluroford,com (276) 762-5535