The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

June 22, 2013

Because of you

— The deadline to submit nominations for “Because of You” awards to honor people who have made significant contributions to West Virginia’s coal mining enterprise and the state’s mining heritage has been extended to June 28.

Awards will be presented at a gala dinner and ceremony planned as part of the “Spirit of the Coalfields” Miners’ Celebration Oct. 3 at Tamarack.

Categories are Equipment Innovation, Safety Professional, Women in Mining, Community Investment, Environmental Professional, Engineering Professional, Community Involvement, Management Professional and Educator of the Year.

The Homer Hickam Collier Award and Spirit of the Coalfields Award will be presented. To nominate someone or for more information about the Miners’ Celebration, visit http://muwww-new.marshall.