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Nov. 18, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The brutal effects of Hurricane Sandy claimed lives, destroyed property and disrupted life and commerce across much of the eastern United States, including West Virginia. The men and women of Frontier Communications have been involved in ongoing recovery efforts.

I thank our devoted employees, most of whom are represented by the Communication Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. They have worked around the clock to keep our facilities operating even during prolonged commercial power outages. They risked their well-being and left their families to serve all of our customers, especially critical facilities such as 911 emergency centers and hospitals.

Our call center representatives have worked with customers to coordinate our response. They have heard our customers' stories and truly understand the magnitude of this historic storm. They live in the communities Frontier serves and are feeling feel the effects of Sandy first-hand.

Most of all, I thank our customers for their understanding and patience during this difficult time. Our customers are our inspiration for innovation and the reason we constantly strive to provide services that meet their changing needs. Customers are at the center of all we do.

Ken Arndt

President, East Region

Frontier Communications

The Historic Jail Preservation Corporation is greatly appreciative for all businesses and individuals who were involved in our first "Jail or Bail" event. Our committee was instrumental in making this a successful endeavor. Sam's Club and Walmart went out of their way to aid us wherever possible. A special thanks to Freddie Hayes for the use of his concession stand and Perry Brock for the use of his tent.

Many individuals decided to pay their bail in advance, while others were willing to turn themselves in at Burlington's "Old Jail." Mug shots were taken as a souvenir and bail was paid.

We are extremely grateful to the Lawrence County Commission and the Clerk of Courts, who matched the funds we raised. Our goal for raising funds to install the needed flooring were met, and a contract will be awarded in the near future.

We are now planning for the electrical and plumbing phases. All of Lawrence County's citizens are urged to continue to support us as we strive toward our final goal of preserving this piece of history by turning our "Old Jail" into a museum that will make the entire Tri-State proud.

Ed Moellendick


Burlington, Ohio

Thank you for the Memorial Open tribute at Rotary Park Nov. 10 for Thomas Michael Epperly.

I would like to express my deepest thank you to the LPDGA Disc Golf Association and all the people who took time out to put on the tribute to Thomas Michael Epperly. Also thanks to Floyd Eye for the trophies and all Tom's friends who played in the band after the tribute tournament was over.

Johnny Epperly


Now that the hullabaloo and craziness of the election has (somewhat) subsided, I would like to use this opportunity and this venue to thank all of those voters who voted for me for Cabell County magistrate. Although the election did not turn out the way I would have preferred, I nonetheless am humbled by the number of votes which I received.

I am humbled and very appreciative of all the good words, support and encouragement which came my way. My most sincere congratulations to the successful candidates and my condolences to those who were not elected. There are no losers, only some who were more fortunate than others.

Fred Buchanan

Cabell County

St. Joseph High School hosted its 28th Annual Reverse Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 10, at St. Mary's Center for Education. We sold 500 tickets!

Congratulations to Thad Blatt, Leo Fleckenstein, Buck Moss, and Kit Muth for being the top ticket sellers. Chef Jamison and his entire staff of the St. Mary's Food Department did an excellent job and deserve a hand for all their hard work. The food was wonderful and the facility was beautifully set up.

A special thank you to Angela Hensley Bentley and Angela Roberts for assuring all ran smoothly.

St. Joseph High School would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event a success. This event was again a tremendous success due to all who volunteered their precious time and energy on behalf of their school.

Belinda Chapman

Fundraising coordinator

2012 Reverse Raffle

The Forest Hills Neighborhood Association would like to extend thanks to all who helped and attended the Octoberfest celebration held at the new Gallaher Village Square on Oct. 13, 2012.

Special thanks to Lowe's, Mike Mullarky/Latta's, The Walnut Hills Action Team, Cabell County Commission, Mayor Kim Wolfe, Gordon Merry, Mike Davis, Fireside Grill, Delegate Carol Miller, Kim Jackson Greenhouse, S.S. Logan Meats, The Wild Ramp, The Four Pole Pickers, Author S.G. Redling, The Huntington Police Department, The Huntington Fire Department, the local artists who participated in the Street Painting portion of our Octoberfest and all our members of the FHNA.

We're looking forward to next year's Octoberfest.

Yvonne Ball

Interim Secretary



My name is Irv Johnson and I was recently elected as the Cabell County Assessor. I want to express my sincere thanks to the citizens of Cabell County for their support in my recent campaign. I am humbled by the trust you have placed in me and will work hard to operate an efficient, fair, and friendly office.

Running a countywide race was challenging and I couldn't have done it without the help and support of many volunteers, friends and family. I have been so amazed by the generosity and work ethic these individuals displayed throughout the campaign and can't adequately express my gratitude for all their hard work over the last several months. I don't come from a political family or background which will allow me to use my business experience to run the Assessor's Office in a customer-centered manner. I hope you will accept my invitation to visit me at the office and let me know what we can do to better serve you.

I certainly must take a moment to thank Ottie Adkins and his Chief Deputy Jerry Hutchinson for their years of dedicated service to our community.

Thank you again.

Irv Johnson