The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Our Readers Speak

June 25, 2013

Our Readers Speak - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thanks to Lewisburg Walmart for CMA help

On June 15, Lewisburg Walmart hosted its first poker run to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network. The event was very well attended with more than 60 registrants and the weather cooperated, providing a beautiful warm and sunny day.

The ride went to Stuart’s Hot Dogs in Alderson, River Rock Bar and Grill in Hinton, and In the Wind motorcycle apparel vendor in Meadow Bridge.

Walmart also hosted a corn hole tournament in the parking lot and arranged for local musicians to provide the wonderful music. Walmart and local businesses generously donated a variety of useful door prizes including several packages to the PGA TOUR and concerts and provided lots of food and snacks throughout the event.

Walmart management also graciously allowed the Greenbrier Valley Circuit Riders (local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association) to set up a booth in the parking lot to share the gospel with bikers and offer bike blessings, cold water and relevant literature. The Circuit Riders were very impressed with the teamwork displayed by Walmart staff and their commitment in making the day family-friendly and fun.

The event raised more than $2,100 for the Children’s Miracle Network; these funds will remain in West Virginia and be utilized for medical expenses for those children at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

On behalf of the riders who attended this great event, the Circuit Riders would like to express a special thank-you to Walmart staff for working so hard to show us all a great time for a very worthy cause.

Again, a big thank-you to the Walmart staff who gave their time and effort to make this day very memorable.

Melissa Buckland


City council already showing leadership

I have read the decision by the city council about not trying to remove the mayor before his committed retirement date to the Ethics Board. I commend them for their show of leadership. They executed the proper procedure by seeking outside unbiased counsel; they were obligated to try to do the prudent thing and follow the city charter. I am glad to see that they worked unanimously to come to this decision and all decided that it was not feasible to waste taxpayers’ money and to further bring unnecessary attention to an already messy subject.

I agree with them and I know some will have a different opinion, but as I have said, it proves to me and makes me feel more comfortable about them taking the helm after the first of the year. They all put the city ahead of any personal ambitions and have shown me that working together they will do their best to replace the mayor with the most prudent person for leading the city through a prosperous future. Thanks again, all, for being the good stewards you are.

Mel Kessler


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