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Boos & Applause

February 22, 2014
The Inter-Mountain

Editor's note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Inter-Mountain weighing in - pro, con or neutral.

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Applause to the city of Buckhannon for sponsoring a special workshop Monday that aims to help educate local residents - including landlords - about identifying telltale signs of methamphetamine manufacture and usage. The workshop, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Stockert Youth Center's gymnasium, is open to the public. Buckhannon Police Chief Matt Gregory said, "Meth use affects the entire community, so it's been designed as a community education workshop to highlight the issues we as a community face as a result of the meth problem."

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Applause to the volunteers who began this week to plan the 2014 Randolph County Relay For Life event, to be held June 7 at the Town Square in Elkins. The Relay is one of the premier charity events in the county each year, and these volunteers deserve our praise for putting so much time and effort into preparations.

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Applause to all the students who took part in the Randolph County Social Studies Fair, held this week at the Beverly Fire Hall. The first-place winners will move on to compete in the 2014 RESA 7 Social Studies Fair March 21 at the Fairmont Middletown Mall.

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Boo to former Barbour County Sheriff John Hawkins - who resigned Thursday after pleading guilty to mail fraud in federal court - and all the West Virginia sheriffs who have resigned under dark clouds of controversy in recent months, including Miles Slack in Clay County and Robert Shirley in Jefferson County. A sheriff is both a law enforcement officer and an elected official. The public has the right to expect - at the very least - that such a person will obey the laws he or she was elected to uphold.

 
 

 

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