The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

January 1, 2014

Our Readers Speak — Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

Please support our local businesses

Recently, while driving to CAMC in Charleston, my wife and I had very rewarding experience with Susan Woods, pharmacist and owner of Woods Pharmacy in Oak Hill.

Susan took time out of her busy schedule to call my wife. She alerted her that a new medication she needed was not fully covered by her insurance and would be an exorbitant price. She suggested a comparable medicine that would be less expensive.

Chain store pharmacies would not have taken their time to make that call. To them you are just a number or money.

I think we should all give our business to local merchants, therefore keeping our money in the county we work and live in.

If you want a top-notch, one-on-one experience, do your business at Woods Pharmacy in Oak Hill. Please support our local businesses.

Archie Vance



Informed voters will select best qualified

Although I agree with Mr. Rapp (Our Readers Speak Dec. 19) in his assessment of Nick Rahall as being our best supporter of coal in Washington, I couldn’t disagree with him more on some of his other issues.

His monthly tirades about anything remotely associated with the Republican Party are getting a bit old. I daresay that Mr. Rapp is the very worst kind of voter possible, the one that votes the straight party ticket every single election. Space aliens on the Democratic ballot would be voted for before he voted for a Republican.

Basic common sense tells us there are good and bad candidates from both parties, and it is our challenge as informed voters to select the very best qualified.

My advice for Mr. Rapp is to stay on the couch and let fair and balanced thinking prevail.

Dave Baker



Coverage of Marshall football appreciated

Thank you, Sports Editor Cam Huffman, for the greatly improved coverage of the Marshall University Thundering Herd football games. (Assistant Sports Editor) Gary Fauber does an excellent job on his Herd football and basketball articles.  

Marshall proved their football finesse when they beat Maryland last Friday in the Military Bowl. At least one university in West Virginia played in a bowl game.

Marshall, “The Herd,” represented the state of West Virginia well by, as the headline stated, “Herd marches past Terps.” Not only did Marshall win the game, quarterback, Rakeem Cato was named MVP of the Military Bowl game.

Our small state is blessed to have two universities that excel in sports on a national level. In a perfect world, Marshall fans would support WVU sports, and WVU fans would support Marshall University sports. The only exception would be when they play each other.

Thank you again for the improved coverage of MU sports. I hope it will continue.

Elizabeth Vance