Being positive goes a long way.
Just ask four local breast cancer survivors who credit positivity and support with helping them face a challenging experience.
The four women — who all work at the Marion County Courthouse — found out they had one thing in common: Each was diagnosed with breast cancer within a year.
In July 2011, Marion County Circuit Court worker Sheila Favaloro found out she had breast cancer. Mary Frances Brake, who works in the Assessor’s Office, found out she had breast cancer in December 2011. Kim Shay, who also works in the Circuit Court, was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2012. A few days after Shay was diagnosed, Kim Hawkins, who works in the Prosecutor’s Office, found out she also had breast cancer.
Through support and positivity, all four of them have and are still working through the challenges they’ve seen. Now the four of them, along with several other individuals, are on a Relay for Life team with the name of “Positivity.”
Captain Cara Cervo knew the word “positivity” was the perfect name for their team of 21.
“For some reason it clicked with me,” she said.
Cervo said even though she doesn’t have cancer, she has close friends and relatives who have been diagnosed with the disease. She said being a support system for them is important.
“It’s one of the most emotional things I’ve ever had to go through,” Cervo said. “I’ve had so many people that are a part of my life go through this, and trying to be strong for them is one of the most difficult tasks I’ve had to do.”
Cervo wants to be that support system and be positive during tough times for her friends, co-workers and family.
Being positive goes a long way.
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Today’s Telephone Blitz part of United Way’s push toward goal
If you get a phone call from the United Way of Marion County today, be nice.
Give. Even a $5 donation can help.
Just imagine all the good it will do.
The United Way of Marion County, always there for those in need, now needs a little help from you.
Two escape before fire destroys home on Burnt Cabin Road
“God will take care of me.”
Even as firefighters from eight units from two counties fought the blaze that was consuming the mobile home on Burnt Cabin Road she shared with her brother, Leah Snodgrass remained calm.
AFT’s goal is working together with legislators
At the second annual Legislative Round Table on Wednesday, representatives from local chapters of the American Federation of Teachers met with senators and delegates from Marion and neighboring counties to discuss issues with the education system in West Virginia.
Fairmont native incorporates touch into math, science learning
For Fairmont native Marjorie Darrah, being able to create software that incorporates the sense of touch into math and science learning is “like a dream come true.”
Darrah is in her her sixth year as an associate professor of mathematics at West Virginia University and is also the CEO of eTouchSciences LLC, based in Grafton.
More families take part on second day of Christmas Toy Shop
Shoppers who missed out on Black Friday shopping got another chance Tuesday.
Organizers of the Christmas Toy Shop held the event, which provides free toys for low-income families in Marion County, for a second day Tuesday after their main event on Black Friday left them with extra toys.
WVU still seeking interim president
Although no official action has been taken, the West Virginia University Board of Governors is making progress in the naming of an interim president.
WVU President Jim Clements announced last month that he would be leaving WVU to become the president of Clemson University.
Fairmont man faces charges
A Marion County man was arrested Dec. 3 by Fairmont police on three felony charges.
According to the criminal complaint filed at the Marion County Magistrate Court, Robert Logan Michael, 23, of 1010 Kimberly Circle, Fairmont, was charged with nighttime burglary, conspiracy to commit a felony and grand larceny from a Nov. 30 incident.
Fire at Harrison Power Station causes minimal damage
A fire shortly before noon Tuesday at the Harrison Power Station in Haywood caused minimal damage.
“It was a minor fire on the roof of the fan room, a building that houses forced draft fans used in the combustion process in the boilers,” said Stephanie Walton, senior communications representative.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, she said.
Many view Fairmont Christmas parade as kickoff to holiday season
As decorative floats lined Palatine Park on Monday night, residents from all over Marion County lined the streets of Fairmont, eagerly waiting for the Fairmont Christmas parade to begin.
BOE approves $10,000 for local schools
The Marion County Board of Education approved an allocation of $10,000 to each school in the county at Monday’s meeting.
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