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Israeli independence to be celebrated
This Sunday, May 4, between 2 and 4 p.m., Pullman Square will be the scene of the fourth annual statewide West Virginia Israel Independence Day Celebration. This event commemorates the miraculous rebirth of ancient Israel as a modern independent nation in 1948.
It will be a joyous public celebration of support for a nation that today, against all odds, is a thriving, vibrant, free and democratic phenomenon and one of America's closest friends.
Its innovation and resourcefulness has made the start-up nation of Israel a world leader in agricultural advances and water conservation techniques that make deserts bloom, medical breakthroughs that benefit mankind and development of untold cutting-edge technologies that greatly impact and improve all our lives.
These and many other aspects of Israel will be featured along with inspiring speakers, Israeli music and dance and other activities.
And for the kid in all of us, the rumor is that a well-known super hero will make an appearance.
Sponsored by West Virginia's Coalition of Friends for Israel (http://www.cofi-wv.org), all people of good will are welcome and your presence will be greatly appreciated.
Jenkins is best man for the job
I am disappointed to see all the TV ads attacking Evan Jenkins. Senator Jenkins has always represented us with integrity and voted in our best interest.
Now in a heated campaign, outside groups are attacking his character and good work at the statehouse.
People know better than to believe these misrepresentations. I'm supporting Evan for Congress as the best person for the job.
Senator shows autism care is an important issue
We see that the rate of autism continues to impact so many children, not only throughout the country but in our area. We are blessed to have wonderful services for these special children and support services for their growth and development.
I want to say especially how much I appreciate the work Senator Evan Jenkins did in leading the effort to enact a law to extend insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder. His efforts mean so much for so many and I appreciate the care and compassion he has always shown for children. Clearly he understands that children are our most valuable resource and his work has really made an important difference.
He will make a great Congressman, and he has my full support because he's the kind of caring individual we need representing us in Washington.
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