The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 24, 2013

Thumbs — Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

Thumbs up ... to John Morehead of Lester, who celebrated his 103rd birthday recently. Raleigh General Hospital and staff brought him a cake and balloons and sang happy birthday to him. He was joined at the event by his daughter, Lula Cross.

Thumbs up ... to Drew Cochran and Krystle Bailey, who took home first place in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, at the sixth annual Charlie Williamson Memorial Triathlon at The Resort at Glade Springs. They each finished second in 2012. The event honors Williamson, an organizer of the area’s first triathlon, who was involved in a fatal bike-car accident while training for the event.

Thumbs up ... to The Halsey Farm, owned by Fred and Betty Halsey and their daughter Andrea, selected as Southern Conservation District’s Wyoming County Farm of the Year. Parts of the farm near Oceana have been in the Cozort family since before the Civil War. The Halseys grow and bale hay, raise cattle, have riding horses and raise a large garden.

Thumbs up ... to a move to honor the late Cameron Lewis by naming the new Turnpike Troop 7 base of the State Police after him. Lewis played a key role in getting a new headquarters building for Troop 7 along Exit 95, replacing a structure that had been there since the highway opened in 1954. The new facility offers 2,200 square feet of space and was built at a cost of some $550,000.

Thumbs up ... to  Cpl. William “Frank” Priddy, honored at a Crime Stoppers of Raleigh County and Surrounding Communities luncheon. Crime Stoppers is a community organization that allows citizens to remain anonymous while reporting crimes in Raleigh and surrounding areas. As of October 2012, the group had helped law enforcement clear 337 cases and had paid out nearly $54,000 to anonymous tipsters.

Thumbs up ... to the West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra — one of the region’s top collegiate ensembles — recognized as one of the best in the country by being named a finalist in The American Prize Competition. The orchestra is one of six finalists nationwide awaiting announcement of the winner.

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