The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Editorials

May 25, 2013

Thumbs — Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thumbs up ... to area students taking an active role in supporting their community. Glen Fork Elementary third-, fourth- and fifth-graders raised $1,045 for charities with their National Lemonade Day fundraiser recently. Helping make the event possible were West Virginia State Extension and Wyoming County Schools.

Thumbs up ... to Cliffs Natural Resources for donating $750 to Pineville Little League. The money will be used for improvements and maintenance on the three fields on Pinnacle Creek Road. Nearly 300 kids ages 4-14 take part in Pineville Little League.

Thumbs up ... to Cody Cunningham and Mayson Pine, both mobile robotics students at the Wyoming County Career and Technical Center. The two were accepted into Toyota’s robotics internship program. They will work at the manufacturing plant in Putnam County while attending WVU Tech-Bridgemont. They will be paid for their work at the plant, and their schooling is free.

Thumbs up ... to regional health centers that will share some $2.4 million in funding provided by the Department of Health and Human Services through its Resources and Services Administration. Of the 27 centers named, those from this region include: Bluestone Health Association, Princeton; Camden-On-Gauley Medical Center, Camden-On-Gauley; Community Health Systems, Beckley; Monroe County Health Center, Union; New River Health Association, Scarbro; Rainelle Medical Center, Rainelle; and Tug River Health Association, Gary.

Thumbs up ... to students at Crab Orchard Baptist Preschool, Beckley, Clear Fork, Mabscott, Marsh Fork, Maxwell Hill, Sophia Soak Creek and Stanaford elementary schools for helping support the Raleigh County Humane Society. The students raised $3,927.13 in the second year of their “Pennies for Paws” program.

Thumbs up ... to West Virginia getting more than $1 million in federal funding to offset the cost of its response to the crushing snowstorm that Hurricane Sandy spawned last fall. Sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in some areas, killed seven people and knocked out electricity to more than a quarter-million customers.

Thumbs up ... to Clara (Grace) Kincaid, who turned 103 years old May 5. She has been a dedicated member of Kincaid United Methodist Church for over 75 years. She celebrated her birthday with family, as well as her church family, with a cake from the Fayetteville Walmart.

 

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