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Voice of the people

May. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Mayor of Milton deserves re-election

Re-elect Tom Canterbury for Milton city mayor.

Choose the man for mayor who has done so much to move Milton forward.

In the past four years, much has been done to improve life in Milton and to make you proud of your city.

Streets have been paved, a water storage tank has been replaced, numerous new businesses (16) in total have located here, the Morris Memorial Hospital property has been nominated for the National Historic Registry, sewer lines have been replaced and the city of Milton has been the recipient of a considerable amount of grant money to aid with projects and much, much more.

Yes, there's more to be done, and it's already been set in motion. So, let's keep Tom Canterbury the mayor. Think of all the accomplishments he and his council have completed in the two short terms they have been in office.

And with that said, there is a change on the ballot to extend the term to a four-year term. Please consider this as you cast your ballot. It's easy to get projects started in a two-year term, but difficult to complete. So, vote for the change to extend the term to four years so this mayor and council can complete their future plans for the city of Milton.

Mary Lou Hutchinson

Milton

Show your thanks to federal workers

Across the country and in communities like Charleston and Huntington, government employees protect and serve our nation. To honor these workers and their service, May 5-11 has been designated as Public Service Recognition Week.

I want to personally express my support for all active and retired federal workers in West Virginia. Won't you join me?

If you checked the weather forecast before going outside this morning, thank the federal employees at the National Weather Service who alert us to impending storms. If your child played with a toy today, thank the federal employees at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission who administer our toy safety standards. If you are a recipient of retirement, disability, or survivors benefits, thank the federal employees at the Social Security Administration supporting the operation of the largest social welfare program in the United States. If you travel to a national park this summer, thank the park rangers who help families create lifetime memories. Here's something you can do from your own front door: If you received your mail today, thank the U.S. Postal Service carrier who delivered it.

Many of the services on which West Virginia rely are made possible by America's federal work force. We probably don't realize all that our federal worker neighbors do for us, but I hope they know that we appreciate their service to our country.

Kevin Reynolds

Culloden

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