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Boos & Applause

Applause to the organizers and volunteers of both the Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce and The Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce for their respective awards dinners this week. Both Chambers paid tribute to citizens, businesses and organizations through their awards ceremonies. Both communities expressed their appreciation and congratulations to rising stars and pillars of the community in both counties.

Applause to Mark Doak and Jay Wallace for the gift of bringing keynote speaker Quint Studer to the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and to the workshop that took place this week. Studer had a lot of positive things to say about Elkins and pointed out many of our assets that we should be proud of and which we should build on. It was a couple of days filled with vibrant thoughts and ideas and we appreciate Doak and Wallace for making this possible.

Applause to Randolph County United members for their efforts in filling a void and making a difference in the community. Jonathan Kyle of the organization was the guest speaker at the Elkins Rotary Club Monday. Kyle stated that after several efforts to pass a school levy failed, concerned citizens came up with solutions to fund capital improvements for area schools. This group of dedicated citizens took action for the good of the many and we commend them for their actions.

Applause to Davis & Elkins College, which was recently recognized by Strive for College. “Davis & Elkins College is committed to providing a transformative educational experience to every one of our students,” said D&E President Chris Wood. “We are grateful to receive this honor from Strive for College and look forward to a continued partnership in helping students achieve their full potential.” Excellence in student success has become the standard at D&E and we applaud the leadership and the staff.

Applause to the organizers and volunteers of the Randolph County Humane Society for the Spay-ghetti dinner that was offered last weekend. More than 750 dinners were served, with the proceeds going to the RCHS Animal Shelter.

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