Thanks to you
Appreciation goes out to all festival helpers
Sharon and I thank all who worked on The Healthy Huntington Festival Saturday, May 3. Especially we would like to thank Bethany Williams, RTI, and those who worked on the TOUR DE PATH. A big thanks to all those who participated in the 4-, 12-, and 25-mile bike ride over completed sections of the PATH (Paul Ambrose Trail for Health). It was good to see so many bikers using the PATH.
This event is a very fitting memory of Paul and all the victims of 9/11. The PATH provides a safe place for people to exercise. We are pleased to see the construction being made to complete the trail. Paul was a staunch supporter of exercise as a way to improve the health of our country.
Thank you again to all who worked and rode Saturday, and we encourage all to use the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health.
Sharon and Ken Ambrose
Parents of Paul Wesley Ambrose, M.D.
Thanks to volunteers for completing items
The Board of Directors of Lily's Place, Huntington's newborn rehab center, wish to thank a very special group of volunteers, The Optimist Club of Huntington. Emerson Davis, Rick Able and their friends have worked with volunteers and organizers to complete a very long list of "honey-do" items with no expectation of remuneration other than a word of thanks.
The generosity of spirit and kindheartedness of these men are a testament to our community. We tip our hats to you, sirs. Chivalry and the spirit of volunteerism survive because of you. Thank you!
Mary Calhoun Brown
French professor a big impact on his students
I want to give a big thanks to Dr. Eric Migernier, professor of French. It was an amazing five semesters.
Thanks for being a great instructor and caring about the students. You took the time to see that I understood and learned. There are many professors there at Marshall University that could learn from you. I pay for an instructor to teach; not all of them do.
I truly appreciate when I find one who truly loves teaching and is concerned about the students learning. Thanks again.
Daycare grounds look better, are safer for kids
Many of us at the Kiwanis Daycare Center would like to say thank you to Comcast for helping to clean and landscape the grounds of our facility. The work performed by Comcast volunteers goes much further than they may realize. Not only did they help to beautify the center, but they helped to keep it safe for the children -- a priority for us at Kiwanis Daycare Center.
On Saturday, April 26, more than 25 volunteers from Huntington joined forces with Comcast and NBCUniversal employees and their family and friends to "make change happen." Volunteers spread mulch under the playgrounds and made repairs to the playground equipment that children use and enjoy every day.
The event was part of the 13th Comcast Cares Day, the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Comcast has provided 3 million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Day began in 2001.
Kiwanis Daycare Center and Comcast share a common goal - an ongoing commitment to the Huntington community. Our relationship is an excellent example of how public-private partnerships can make a difference. Thanks to Comcast's support over the last seven years.
Kiwanis Daycare Center
Staff at senior center full of compassion
The family of Robert B. Florian, who died April 8, wishes to thank all of the staff of Wyngate Senior Living Center in Barboursville for their compassion and care. When Dad arrived five years ago, he quickly felt it was his new home. As his health declined he moved from being independent to being dependent on the staff. As a retired college professor and United Methodist minister, he enjoyed teaching Bible studies to the other residents. Following his catastrophic stroke in 2011, Dad's level of care was increased but he could still stay in his own studio apartment. Dementia also worsened, but he didn't know how ill he was. He used to love to tell stories about his family and travels.
The Wyngate staff treated him like family. They provided excellent care. Dad knew that Wyngate would be his final home. Hospice of Huntington should also receive recognition for all of its help. We appreciated the kindness of Wyngate staff. It's hard to imagine becoming attached to someone you help, only to see them decline.
Dad, or "Bob" to the Wyngate staff, enjoyed reading The Herald-Dispatch. I am sure he will be fondly remembered by his caregivers.
Thanks so much.
Daughter Laura Moul
Son Joey Florian
Daughter Linda Neyhart
Carriers doing a fantastic job
This is a big thank you to Candi Reece, our newspaper carrier. She has been doing a terrific job delivering the newspaper. She has taken over for April Craft, and I would like to let you know April Craft did a good job when she was our carrier.
We really appreciate the good job Candi is doing, and we appreciated the good job April did when she had the job. At our age, we need the help and it's nice to know when someone takes on a job, that they do it well.
We know it's not an easy job getting out that early in the morning, especially when the weather is bad and they have to get out in the rain, snow and ice. Keep up the good work, and thank you again, ladies.
Loretta and Harry LeVine
Support of sheriff's deputies is well noted
This is a letter concerning the attendance of the Cabell County Sheriff's Deputies at the recent funeral of Carl Otis Craft. The sight of you guys standing there in the rain with a sharp salute while the funeral procession drove by was truly an impressive sight. It showed your respect for the departed and, more than that, for a former fellow officer.
I didn't get your names, but you know who you are. Thank you from our whole family, and may God bless you!
Jerry G. Morrison
South Point, Ohio
VAMC providers very caring and thoughtful
A very nice thing happened in the VA Medical Center Surgical Clinic waiting room on Thursday, April 17, when nurse Timothy Queen made a thoughtful announcement to the burgeoning group of us veterans there. Speaking to us, he explained the delay and then assured us that each and all of us would be seen soon.
That was a thoughtful and highly professional gesture. Too many of us have waited too long in doctor's offices with no explanation or concern about an interminable delay. Not at the Huntington VAMC!
His thoughtful message exemplifies high level of expertise and caring I have come to appreciate enormously of the VA, particularly as manifested in the Huntington facility here.
Congratulations and best wishes to all of you wonderful providers. Thank you ever and ever.
Louis A. Capaldini
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