Cheers to the legacy and vision of Fairy Downs and the years she spent molding the youth of Marion County through Extension and the 4-H program. Her legacy was celebrated July 6 to mark a centennial of 4-H in Marion County.

Cheers to Dora Kay Grubb and her years of hard work and dedication while serving as president and museum director of the Marion County Historical.

Cheers to Fairmont State University and its innovative program Admit on the Spot. Its this type of innovation that will sustain and differentiate an organization from its competition.

Cheers to Connecting Link and its child car seat safety program. We all have to remember children do not come with an instruction book and educational programs like these build community.

Jeers to the numerous people who have been eluding police in recent days in high-speed chases. Not only do they put other motorists at risk, the offenders usually get caught.

Jeers to whomever in local law enforcement made the decision to not release the name of the victim of the July 10 officer-involved fatal crash on Country Club Road. The public deserves to know.

Cheers to the Prickett’s Fort Foundation for launching a free outdoor concert series. Again, its another innovation that can introduce new faces to a local treasure.

Cheers to the Marion County Public Library for developing its moon landing program to help a new generation learn about such an important part of American history.

Cheers to the West Virginia Education for having the courage to stand up for what they believe in by filing a Notice to Sure regarding House Bill 206.

Jeers to W.Va. Senate President Mitch Carmichael who criticized WVEA’s the Intent to Sue as a partisan politics.

Cheers to the Town of Fairview, which recently applied for a grant to upgrade its water filtration system after a recent E. coli scare.

Cheers to Fairmont State University for bringing the FIRST LEGO League Mountain State Tournament here. Students from as far away as Alaska, Peru and Ecuador now know “The Friendly City.”

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