The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


April 27, 2013

Thumbs — Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thumbs up ... to Twin Falls Resort State Park’s golf course for earning a top accolade as one of the state’s Big Five courses for its scenic offerings, affordability and experience. Others named were Pipestem, Cacapon, Canaan Valley and Stonewall. Twin Falls’ unique course is fit into a narrow valley along a small stream and offers a variety of “day play” options as well as tournament opportunities.

Thumbs up ... to a $7,000 grant from Beckley Area Foundation to the Doug and Lucy Bowers Hospice House. The funds went for a Wanderguard system to better serve patients who may be confused and have a tendency to wander. The system also helps make the facility safer and more secure.

Thumbs up ... to a Raleigh County student at Woodrow Wilson High School who has won first place in the state’s West Virginia Young Writer’s Contest. Adelina Lancianese placed first in the 11th-12th-grade county level contest and moved on to place first in the state. MeriBeth Underwood is Lancianese’s teacher.

Thumbs up ... to West Virginia State Police Cpl. R.A. Daniel, who not only received a Distinguished Service award, but was also named Officer of the Year at the recent Fraternal Order of Police Black Diamond Lodge 81 dinner. Also receiving recognition and plaques from Capehart and Rahall for their service were Sgt. Dean Bailey, Beckley Police Department; Steve Sturgill, Raleigh County Juvenile Probation Department; Senior Trooper Joseph Frye, West Virginia State Police; Lt. Kevin Hopkins, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office; Officer David Snuffer, Beckley Police Department; Deputy Raschard Cox, Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office; and Mickey Sylvester, Division of Natural Resources Police. For contributions to law enforcement and the local community, the Beckley Moose Lodge and Doug and Linda K. Epling received plaques. And Capt. Skee Barley of the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office was given recognition for his leadership, dedication and involvement in making law enforcement stronger.

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