The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 10, 2013

Thumbs — Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013


Thumbs up ... to Local Boy Scout Cody Jones, 17, of Shady Spring, for working on his final project to earn the top rank in Scouting — Eagle Scout. Jones decided to build a playground for New Life Baptist in White Oak. He has purchased a chainlink fence and is going to donate a swingset as well as provide picnic tables to put in and mulch part of the area.

Thumbs up ... to the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity. In 18 states, there were at least slight drops in obesity for low-income preschoolers. Obesity continues to be one of the nation’s leading public health problems with a third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults being obese or overweight.

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  • Do tell

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