The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Editorials

January 25, 2014

Thumbs — Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Thumbs up ... to Marlinton Mayor Joe Smith and Fire Chief Kenny Hall for presenting a certificate of appreciation and a donation to the Alderson Volunteer Fire Department at a recent Alderson Town Council meeting. The recognition was for assistance provided during the recent major fire in downtown Marlinton. Other local fire departments are to be recognized as well.

 

Thumbs up ... to Josh Miller, who placed clothing donation boxes in Magic Mart, Fritz’s Pharmacy, the P.A.I.S. offices and Dream Weaver Inc. in White Sulphur Springs. The boxes were then donated to First Pentecostal Church in White Sulphur Springs, where they were sorted with help from First Pentecostal Church and Dream Weaver.

Thumbs up ... to Theatre West Virginia for selling its Mabscott building and several vehicles to pay its outstanding debt. TWV is in the process of becoming a revived, financially responsible entity.

Thumbs up ... to Gino’s Pizza and Spaghetti House for presenting customers at locations throughout the state with new bicycles. The mountain bikes were furnished by Pepsi.

Thumbs up ... to the American Red Cross program Heroes for Fire Victims, which will raise funds to help families. From July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, the West Virginia Region of the American Red Cross responded to almost 800 residential fires.

Thumbs up ... to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources for continuing to support the state’s variety of outdoor offerings. The DNR is again seeking wildlife art that will be featured in the 2015 wildlife calendar.

Thumbs up ... to 2013 recording the second-lowest number of highway fatalities on record — 325. That is down from 338 in 2011 and 339 in 2012. Lt. Paul Blume credited that the Legislature passed and put into law in July the primary seatbelt law, as well as the distracted driving law.

Thumbs up ... to local Modern Woodmen members who recently presented Brian’s Safehouse with a check for $1,000 for facility improvements. The safehouse helps combat drug and alcohol abuse problems and has made a difference in the lives of the young men who have graduated from this facility as well as their families.

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