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Feb. 06, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Ramsey's work helped community

After 32 years of faithful service, Harriette Ramsey, president of the Concerned Citizens of the Burlington Area, stepped down from her office, and Ed Moellendick was elected as the organization's second president.

Harriette was one of the founding members of the Concerned Citizens and to this point its only president. This group was founded in 1981 for the purpose of addressing the problem of reoccurring flooding in this historic community.

Under her leadership, the Concerned Citizens of the Burlington Area has taken on and accomplished far more then the original goal. Storm sewers have been installed and are still a work in progress. This group has taken on the upkeep of the Burlington's "Common" Park. They were a leading force in procuring Burlington's historical "Old Jail."

Introducing the community to candidates running for elected office, sponsoring an annual communitywide cleanup event, a memorial basketball tournament and holding rummage sales were a few of the events this group worked on under her guidance.

We are grateful for all her efforts and look forward to her continuing support.

Ed Moellendick

President

Concerned Citizens of the Burlington Area

City needs to seek better-paying jobs

I moved away from here in 1980 to Charlotte, N.C., because of the economy. I moved back in 2005. The first job I had was at a cabinet shop, and after several months I was laid off. My next job was for a trucking company that closed down, then I worked at two metals plants that closed down.

Why do people move away? No jobs! We need good-paying jobs.

The City Council must work harder getting good jobs, not $9-an-hour jobs. Huntington will never be a successful city opening bars on Fourth Avenue.

Lonnie Bledsoe

Huntington

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