The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 17, 2013

Thumbs — Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013

Thumbs up ... to the Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors, which participated in the recent Giant Flea Market in Fairlea. A total of $1,100 was collected for GVBoR’s Community Projects “Feed the Need” and “Kids’ Kare.”

Thumbs up ... to the West Virginia Miners. A bottom of the 11th inning score from second base gave the Miners a 4-3 win over the Quincy Gems and their second consecutive Prospect League Championship.

 Thumbs up ... to Ethel Anna Preast Humphrey, who celebrated her 100th birthday with a get-together with family and friends at her home where she lives with her son, James Humphrey. Humphrey and her late husband Ernest have always been known for generosity, and they were one of the founding families instrumental in starting the Alta First Church of God.

Thumbs up ... to a contribution of $25,351 made to the Elsie Pruett Endowment. The money was raised at the third annual Elsie Pruett Endowment Fundraiser at White Oak Country Club. The event included a dinner, an auction and a golf tournament. The fund is used to assist Marshall University football players.

Thumbs up ... to Beckley VA Medical Center’s honoring its Volunteers of the Year. Chosen were: Mack Hagerman, VTN Transportation Volunteer of the Year; Anna Murdock, Outreach Volunteer of the Year; Bernice Brackens, Recreation Volunteer of the Year; and Sandra McKinney, Patient Services Volunteer of the Year.

Thumbs up ... to Carpenter’s Corner, a faith-based soup kitchen in uptown Beckley, honored with a Governor’s Service Award at “Faces of Leadership,” the state volunteerism conference. Nancy Kissinger was also honored in the individual category for the Governor’s Service Award for her extensive volunteer work. Also noted were Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial Group in Boone County and Alderson Ministerial Association in Greenbrier County in the “Organization” category, and Gloria Martin of Greenbrier County in the “Senior” category. Pamela and James McPeak of Monroe County will be recognized in the “Family” division.

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