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Nov. 17, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Marathon donation greatly appreciated

I would like to acknowledge the Marathon Petroleum Co. for giving the Kenova Department of Public Safety a "First Responders Grant" in the amount of $4,000. The check was presented on Nov. 12 to the chief of police, Ray Mossman, by the Kenova Terminal Manager, Steve Hester, during the monthly Ceredo-Kenova Business Association meeting.

The grant will go to help equip the Kenova police officers with "First Responders" equipment needed for public safety.

Thank you.

Ray Mossman

Kenova chief of police

Thanks for the support for Marshall, military

I just want to thank the race director, organizers and volunteers who put on an incredible Marshall University Marathon again this year. There were some glitches, as there are at every race, but the pros far outweighed the cons.

In addition to handling the largest number of runners ever, they had the added challenge of setting up this race on a football home weekend (Go Herd!), which had to increase the challenges exponentially. In spite of all this, they maintained their poise and composure, provided timely communications and pulled off a very memorable race.

Finally, their support of our military is unrivaled in the road racing community. I have run races all over the world as well as races sponsored by all of the uniformed services, and nobody treats us better.

This was my second Marshall University Marathon, and I will be back.

Mike Cannon

Manassas, Va.

Sad day made better by a kind gesture

We would love to thank the wonderful couple for paying for our meal at Steak 'n Shake and the nice compliment that you gave us.

Ruth Scarberry and her husband Bill had to move to Alabama to live with his son, Mike and Kathy Scarberry, for health reasons. They came for the death of his brother. We didn't get your name, but you made a sad day more bearable. God put you two in our lives at the right time.

We would like for you to visit Cyrus Creek Church for our church to see what a caring couple you are. God bless you.

Sylvia McCallister

Barboursville

Ruby Songer

Barboursville

Ruth Scarberry

Alabama

Citizens' coat donations helps the community

The CK River Cities Lions Club wishes to thank all the wonderful citizens of the community who donated coats, gloves, hats and scarves to the fall coat drive.

The club had a great response of 50 coats, 10 sweaters, several hats and glove sets. We are certain that this will keep someone warm this winter.

The club also is pleased to announce that it took part in the C-K AutumnFest Parade and that its float won third place for decorations. The club members had a great time at the parade and saw a lot of friends and supporters along the parade route.

Special thanks to the people who worked on the float: Mrya Hurley, Henderson Adkins, Kenneth Acord, Lee Anna McGlone, Jodie and Brady Bare and Mike Gilkerson. They all worked very hard, and it is greatly appreciated.

Lions are men, women, families and friends who identify needs within their communities and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved, please contact me at 304-544-5662.

Paul Hutchison

CK River Cities Lions Club

Kenova

Thanks to all who made AutumnFest a success

On behalf of the C-K AutumnFest, we want to express our sincere appreciation to all those who helped make our 4th Annual C-K AutumnFest Parade a huge success.

Especially to those who participated in the parade, the bands and all those who came to watch, a great big THANK YOU.

Events like this help bring us together as a community and impact our quality of life. It takes a great deal of work on everyone's part to put together a successful event, and we do appreciate those who put forth the effort and helped us have our best parade yet.

Nancy Price

C-K AutumnFest board member

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