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Thanks to you

May. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Staff at Cabell Huntington, family was always on the ball

I am writing to thank the ER nurses and Dr. Hinchman at Cabell Huntington Hospital for being so good to my husband, John Myers, who has lung cancer. Dr. Hinchman was fantastic, and so were the nurses as well as the other doctors who treated John and the fifth floor nurses.

John had to have two pints of blood plus other things. He also had pneumonia. They were all right on the ball.

I also want to thank my sister, Alice McCormick, and sister-in-law, Debbie McCormick, for being there for me. Also, my daughter, Tammy Woodyard, and all my family friends for calling and praying for us. A big thanks to Pastor Scott Chandler and Unity Freewill Baptist Church.

Carol Myers

South Point, Ohio

Mother's Day breakfast on Saturday appreciated

This is a thank you to Riverview Manor for setting aside a Saturday for a Mother's Day breakfast on May 11.

The thank you also is for the three men who helped prepare and serve the women who attended. Thanks to Bill Davis, Richard Smith and Orville France. They did a great job, along with Bertie McComas, who helped set it up. It was greatly appreciated.

Theodosia Johnson


Volunteers made U.S. 23 cleanup successful

The Ashland Alliance would like to thank the businesses, organizations and individuals that participated in our 14th Annual U.S. 23 Cleanup on May 11.

About 200 volunteers cleaned nearly 50 miles of roadway and gathered over 150 bags of trash. Our cleanup would not have been possible without employees, members, friends and family of Marathon Petroleum; Burnaugh Baptist Youth Group; Ashland Rotary; Ashland Breakfast Kiwanis and Key Clubs; Ashland Town Center; Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Troop 112; Appalachian Electrical Supply; Knights of Columbus; Raceland-Worthington Key Club; Jim Belt and the Greenup County Detention Center; Jim Purgerson; Billie Sue Sowards; D. J. Martin; Bob Hammond; Mayor Cheryl Moore and Citizens of South Shore.

We would like to thank the business sponsors: McDonalds; Eagle Distributing Co. ; AK Steel Corporation; Boyd County Fiscal Court; Cintas Corporation; DTR Inc.; Greenup County Fiscal Court; Home Federal; Kentucky Farmers Bank; Marathon Petroleum Company LP; Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital; and Print My Threads.

We also thank the State Road Department garages in Boyd and Greenup counties for providing safety vests, trash bags and for picking up the garbage.

We strongly support beautification projects because they enhance the quality of life in our community.

Missy McCalvin

Boyd County Volunteer Coordinator

Paula Mayo

Greenup County Volunteer Coordinator

Ashland Alliance, Chamber of Commerce

Many made spring concert possible

On behalf of everyone at Faith in Action of the River Cities, I want to thank those who made our first "Sweet Sounds of Spring" concert such an enjoyable event.

Karen Curnutte, Kathryn Davis, David Day, Luke Hagley, Leann Haines, Levi Kelley, Jon Lamp, Jane Modlin and Ron Short came together on May 4 under the direction of Christopher Bowling to entertain and to raise funds for Faith in Action of River Cities. We appreciate so much their willingness to donate their time and artistry to share many well-loved Broadway tunes.

For the tasty desserts, we thank the Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe, Sweet Confections Bakery and Anita Vance and Ann Thornburg. We thank the First United Methodist Church for providing a comfortable setting.

Finally, thank you to Sharon Pressman and Ann Thornburg for manning the kitchen, to the FIA Board members who sold tickets and who helped set up and/or clean up, and especially THANK YOU to all who purchased tickets and participated.

We were encouraged by people's response and plan to repeat this event next year.

When you help Faith in Action, you support coordination of services for elderly and chronically disabled adults in our community.

Rose Thornburg

Executive director

Puzzle enlargement makes a difference

Just a note of thanks to whomever recently darkened and enlarged the crossword puzzle in The Herald-Dispatch. It is so helpful to those of us who have difficulty seeing the smaller version.

Mary Lee Chambers