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Page 8 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, November 6, 2014 This lone statue seems to be surveying the damage left after the fire at Holding Funeral Home in Castlewood. This scene is outside the home of Monty and Theresa Salyer on Gray Hill on Halloween night. DMV urges motorists to routinely check vehicle recall notices Millions under recall for defective airbags In light of a recent advi- sory from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding defective airbags, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) Highway Safety Office is reminding motorists to routinely check for recalls on their vehicles. Last month, NHTSA urged owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles to "act immediately" on recall notices to replace defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation. For vehicle owners who have not received notices, NHTSA recommends checking the vehicle iden- tification number (VIN) to confirm whether your vehi- cle is subject to the recalls. If so, owners should con- tact their local dealer or the manufacturer for interim guidance until the recall notice arrives in the mail. According to NHTSA, millions of vehicles in the United States are currently included in the recalls, which have occurred in recent years. To check for any out- standing recalls on your vehicle, get your VIN and visit NHTSA's recall lookup site, www.safer- You can also call NHTSA's Safety Hotline at 1(888) 327-4236. A complete list of affected makes and models can be found at: http :// ut+NHTSA/Press+Release s/2014/Vehic le-owners- with-defective-airbags- urged-to-take-immediate- action "Consider this part of the routine maintenance of your vehicle," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, the Governor's Highway Safety Representative. "Get in a habit of checking for recalls and, if you find one that affects you, get it fixed Subscribe to the Times 762-7671 Calendar right away. NHTSA has asked those affected by this particular recall to immedi- ately get airbags replaced. The potential dangers war- rant swift action as a pre- caution." Airbags are designed to be used with seatbelts and, when used correctly, help reduce death and serious injury. However, never place a rear-facing infant in front of an active passenger front airbag. All children under the age of 13 should be correctly restrained in the back seat. Receive recall alerts on Apple devices, Apdroid devices, RSS feed, or Email. Tips for Medicare Open Enrollment It's time for Medicare beneficiaries to think about their health care needs and choose the best plan for them. Liz Havenner, the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program state director, has these tips for older Virginians to consider dur- ing Medicare's enrollment period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Health needs change and health plans may alter ben- efits and costs each year, making it critical to evalu- ate and update Medicare choices regularly. Key considerations include: Coverage, Cost, Convenience, Customer service Coverage: Even if you're pleased with your current plan, coverage can change, so take a close look to see what upcoming changes might mean. Often, there are adjust- ments to the list of drugs the plan will cover, known as the formulary, and sometimes there will be Castlewood Elementary School Fall Festival November 8 6-9 Dm GAMES!! BINGO!!! From Page 1 or fullerjr1942@ JOIN THE FRIENDS-Join the Friends of J. Fred Matthews Memorial Library and help pro- mote the improvement of facili- ties 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, except for March and December, when the meetings are on the second Tuesday. All meet- ings are at 7:30 p.m. VETERANS' CLAIMS Coebum-A Dept. of Veterans Services representative will assisl clients nd answer questions at the Coeburn 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 confi- dential 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 1-800-422-3433. 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 concerning GED testing. 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 COUNSEL- ING- Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your fam- ily 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 referrals. 800- 431 - 17.54 or z :iii:::::!%: iii:: ::iii!i!iliiiii!:: ::i:::: i il i ii @:!Viii? i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii)iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iii}iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Food Fun changes to services previ- ously covered. Cost: Premiums may rise. New formularies can increase your costs. The overall cost of medications can increase. Review your current lists of medica- tions, consider your current and pending health care needs and compare avail- able plans and pharmaCies. Convenience: Some plans may be cheaper but require beneficiaries to "jump through hoops" to access their benefits. For example, a great rate on prescription drugs may require ordering the med- ications three months in advance and having them delivered rather than pick- ing them up at a local phar- macy. Consider your con- venience and time com- pared to potential savings. Customer service: Consider whether your cur- rent plan offers good cus- tomer service. Do you get answers and appropriate responses to your ques- tions? Bad customer serv- ice can indicate potential struggles to get coverage for certain items or bills paid. "Beneficiaries need to review their financial cir- cumstances when deciding which health care plan is right for them to avoid finding themselves in a bad situation next year. Once they enroll, they won't be able to make changes until next year's enrollment period and that change won't take effect until Jan. 1, 2016," Havenner said. Once you have updated and reviewed a list of your medications, preferred pharmacies and health care providers, beneficiaries can contact trained coun- selors through the local Area Agencies on Aging for free, confidential assis- tance on making the best decision for this enrollment period. Call 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) to find out more about your coverage options. TTY users may call (877) 486-2048. Cathy Mays, Agorot Sirt P,uL VA 24283 Es: 276.7E:,2.7254 There are also benefits now, I'll show you how life insurance can come in handy for more immediate family needs, like college. We put the life back in life insurance." CALL ME TODAY. 00StateFarm REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY .......... ::.=: ....... .............. :,:: .......... :::::: ,:: AT AUCTION ANT! QU ES, CO00LECTiBLES V! NT00AG E F U RN ! SH ! 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