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Voice of the people

Aug. 28, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Bailey deserves gratitude for work

Our beautiful Huntington is a well-tended garden of architecture, history and opportunity.

Without our caring city fathers and mothers tending to this garden, the citizens would not be the recipients of the many fruits that are the result of their labors.

The men and women, who oversee our multifaceted town are owed many thanks for their diligence in cultivating the many aspects of life we see blooming here.

Without them, we would have many more weeds running rampant and destroying much of the beauty and fruits of Huntington's harvest.

One prime example of city father and farmer is Bob Bailey. He has served us over decades. And in doing so, he has dedicated his life to us, like no one else I know, except for the late Sen. Robert Byrd.

Mr. Bailey is in his elected office five days a week and available even on weekends.

He is, to the senior citizens, the virtual heart of Huntington. The newly elected and even some of the older officials could learn from him.

For the future of our city, its infrastructure and political and cultural facets, I hope they do.

On behalf of the Cabell County seniors of Huntington, we will be honoring him with a special hand-blown glass heart. Let's try not to break it! OK?

B.J. Spivey

Huntington

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