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Boos & Applause

February 8, 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 all the community volunteers working hard to produce the United Way of Randolph County's fourth annual LIVE UNITED telethon today at the Beverly Elementary School. The 12-hour televised event may be viewed on WETV, Channel 3 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and streamed simultaneously on www.wdnefm.com and www.947welk.com. The telethon always is a fun event for the community, and donations help support the 27 benefiting United Way of Randolph County agencies.

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Applause to many of our community leaders for braving icy roads to travel to Charleston this week to speak to legislators about local issues. The second annual Randolph County Day at the Legislature Monday was described as a great success, as was Tucker County Day on Wednesday. Directing the attention of our state representatives to this area is a vital investment that will pay dividends down the road.

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Applause to French Creek Freddie for breaking ranks with his prognosticator peer Punxsutawney Phil and predicting an early spring. Wise Freddie seemed to understand that the last thing local residents needed this winter was more bad news and bad weather.

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Boo to the long list of troubles brought on by this winter's extreme weather, including frequent water line breaks, automobile wrecks on slick roads, flooding and school cancellations. Each of these hardships creates extra work and headaches - for municipalities, school systems and emergency workers, but also for families and individuals. It's been a long haul, but we can take solace in knowing that spring is on its way. Eventually.

 
 

 

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