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Feb. 02, 2013 @ 10:00 PM

Chamber awards well-deserved by volunteers

Congratulations to all of the recipients of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Volunteer Awards.

It was very exciting, and quite inspiring, to see so many individuals being recognized for their efforts to make Huntington a great community.

While most of them hold full-time jobs that could easily consume their time, they are still dedicated to push beyond those constraints in order to do more. My thanks to each one of them for their commitment and to the Chamber for offering this well-deserved recognition.

Tyson Compton

President

Cabell Huntington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Huntington

VA Medical Center welcomes volunteers to care for veterans

This year, during Valentine's Week, I would like to personally invite members of our community to show their love and appreciation to the veterans who defended their freedoms by visiting the Huntington VA Medical Center as part of the National Salute to Veteran Patients Feb. 10-16.

We also encourage community members to join in caring for our veterans through participation in the VA's volunteer program.

Many of our veterans are coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with special needs and challenges that require the hearts and hands of a new generation of VA volunteers. Citizens, young and old, can honor our veterans year round by learning more about VA's volunteer program.

Every citizen can make a positive difference in the life of a veteran patient. Visits from community groups do so much to lift the spirits of our patients.

Call our Voluntary Service office at 304-429-6741, extension 2952 to schedule a visit and learn how you can honor veterans this Valentine's Day.

Edward H. Seiler

VA Medical Center Director

Huntington

School should

continue prayer

I just want to comment about the Central City Elementary School stopping prayer in the mornings because of just one person. What about all the others?

They need to say more prayers. Only God can help. It's time for Christ to take over in the schools to watch over our children.

Evelyn Hay

Prichard

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