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Mar. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Aid after earthquake helped Chilean family

It´s almost three years since the earthquake in Chile. It happened that I knew a family from Huntington, the Honakers, Jenny, Mark and their three sons. Early in the morning of that day, half asleep I saw my house collapse with family on the second floor. What a terrible experience. We slept for two months in camp on the open field.

Jenny immediately contacted me, asking for my well-being and sent me monetary help.

I want to make public my gratitude for the moral support of this great family. God bless them and give good health. And to the community of your town, if you see or know this family, give them a big hug from me; they are in my heart.

Pedro Alan

Galleguillos, Chile

Sympathy appreciated after woman's death

May we send our heartfelt thanks to all who gave so generously of their kindness and sympathy in the death of a loved and respected sister and aunt. We especially want to thank those who visited us, shared their memories, for the wonderful food and beautiful flowers.

Your words were not only a comfort, but a great source of strength for our family during this difficult time.

A special thank you to the staff of Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House of Huntington, Cabell County EMS, St. Mary's Medical Center, Wallace Funeral Home, the Rev. Wendell Shull and Pastor Ray Vance.

Tammy Edwards and family

of Clara "Maxine" Shull

Faith in Action thankful for support of prayer breakfast

On Feb. 21, Faith in Action of the River Cities conducted its 15th Annual Prayer Breakfast, sponsored and hosted by St. Mary's Medical Center. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish to extend our sincerest appreciation to St. Mary's for the display of support for FIA.

Thanks also go out to those who helped with the planning, Sister Patricia Taube and Chaplain Carol Mazurek; to the individuals who offered prayers for the program, Rev. Fred McCarty and Rev. Arvie Maynard; and to Kelsey Anderson, who serenaded us with her lovely voice. And many thanks to the attendees for sharing the morning with us!

And, finally, thanks to The Herald-Dispatch for the excellent coverage, which appeared in the Tuesday edition and on its website. We appreciate the help in letting the people of the Tri-State know about the mission and ministry of Faith in Action.

Rose Thornburg

Executive director

Kindness after death of dog will be remembered

On Jan. 2, I had to have my precious doggy Tippy put to sleep. He was 15 years old; I rescued him when he was six months old.

A special thank you to Dr. Fred Tambling and Connie from Barboursville Veterinary Clinic, who came to my house on Jan. 2 to help Tippy. Thanks to Jennifer Summerfield from Brown's Veterinary Service for assisting Tippy on Jan. 1.

Thanks to the staff at Barboursville Veterinary Clinic for all their love and kindness shown to Tippy during his entire life. Thank you Betty, Candy, Connie and Jennifer.

I receive many sympathy cards from my friends, a flower to plant in memory of Tippy from Roslyn and a donation made to Little Victories Animal Rescue from Deb and Lesha.

These acts of kindness helped me so much. The hurt that someone has when a pet passes away is very real. No act of kindness is too small.

Kat, a waitress at IHOP, brought me a stuffed doggie, and Dwayne, a cook at Waffle House, gave me the sweetest card.

I will never forget the thoughtfulness of so many.

If you are an animal lover, give your pet an extra hug today.

Barbara Bias

Huntington

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