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Thanks To You

Mar. 24, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Operation TLC thanks support of volunteers

We at Operation TLC (Tidy-up Lawrence County) have an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the huge group of volunteers who came out Saturday morning, March 16, for our first cleanup of the year.

Our county commissioners, municipal judge, Chesapeake fire chief, Chesapeake and Fairland high school students, boys from the juvenile center, Ironton community service workers and many loyal TLC'ers covered more than 12 miles of roadway collecting 260 bags of litter. What a beautiful picture of community pride and spirit. Many thanks also go to Kroger and Foodfair for providing doughnuts and water for our volunteers.

We are making a difference, one "Litter" step at a time. Thank you again for a job well done.

Billie Smith

President

Operation TLC

Huntington citizens help visitor during tough time

My father was in Huntington on Thursday, March 14. He had a medical emergency that brought him to St. Mary's Medical Center. I flew to Huntington on Friday to be with him and drive him home to Pittsburgh when he was released. After a flight to Charlotte, N.C., I caught a puddle jumper to your kind city.

An unheard-of thing happened when Dr. Moses picked me up at the airport and took me to see Dad. Wow, I thought, who does that? Turns out it was only the beginning of the kind and helpful people I would meet in your city.

Tiffany, the RN, helped Dad throughout his stay in the intermediate care unit. The kid at Subway on U.S. 60 lightened my night when I was the most stressed. The man at Red Roof talked sports with me to take my mind off Dad.

Dad made it through his surgery, and we came home on Saturday.

Thank you, Huntington. Be proud. You are amazing. Thank you to all.

Mark Butcher

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wife appreciates care of husband at St. Mary's

I am writing to say thank you to St. Mary's Medical Center for the kindness shown by husband when he was there for cancer. Thanks to the ER and Dr. Cheryl Lynn Saul. I also want to thank Dr. Bell for treating him the other time he was there. Those doctors were wonderful and their staff, sixth floor oncology, was outstanding.

Thanks to the nurses, especially Margo. I also want to thank the lady who worked so hard to get me a private room so I could be with him. She was really nice. Thanks to Dr. Bir and his staff.

Now he will be taking radiation and chemotherapy again. Thanks to Dr. Sharma and staff and again to the chemo girls, Stacy, Cindy and Lee Ann. They are all great.

Carol Myers

South Point, Ohio

Driver commends road, tire assistance, employees

I had the worst luck on Feb. 23, when I was taking my mother home in Chesapeake. When I came back down Bradrick Hill in Chesapeake, I ran off the side of the road and got two flat tires. I fortunately was able to contact my daughter and son-in-law, who live in Huntington and came to my rescue. The time was around 5:30 p.m.

It was decided I would have to get new tires. I called Sam's in South Point and was told they could replace my tires if I had the vehicle to them by 7 p.m. I called several wrecker services and none could arrive in time. I called Nicely's and the driver could load my vehicle in time.

Sam's receipt shows the vehicle was checked in at 6:29 p.m. and service was competed at 6:52 p.m. These employees worked like they were changing tires at a NASCAR race.

Thanks to Nicely's Towing driver, to Sam's Tire Department staff who worked so hard, and to my daughter and son-in-law.

There are still some people who will lend a helping hand.

Patricia Hensley Peare

Bidwell, Ohio

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