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Voice of the People

Jan. 26, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Blood donation saves local lives

During this month of National Blood Donor Appreciation, I would like to express my deepest admiration of the blood donors in the Tri-State area. As medical director of St. Mary's Medical Center Blood Bank, I see the lives your gifts save.

Our two Huntington hospitals need 63 people to donate every day just to support our local needs. We hope you will continue to donate and encourage others to give.

Information and locations of local blood drives are available at www.redcrossblood.org. or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).

Dr. Thomas Dougherty


Mayor Williams gets the job done

I have had a problem with two old hazardous trees directly in front of my home for many years. For the past four years, at least, my wife and I have made requests to the city to do something about them. Each time we called or visited City Hall, we were assured they would be taken care of. These promises were to no avail.

When the mayoral election was over, we called about this problem, and lo and behold, the trees were removed.

So, we want to give our heartfelt thanks to the capable and courteous secretary in the Mayor's Office, Jim Johnson, Joe Day and to the people on the tree crew for their excellent work.

To Mayor Williams, it is refreshing and inspiring to know we now have a person in office who takes care of all the people of our great city, not just a select few.

Thanks to all involved again, and Mr. Mayor, I know you will do the city proud.

Stephen and Mary Hutchison




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