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Panhandle Live for August 29, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Aug 29 2012 7:28AM
I'd like to start this post by thanking the men and women serving in law enforcement and the dangerous work they do everyday. Everything was over shadowed today by the news that a West Virginia State Trooper was killed in the line of duty last night. The Governor has ordered all U.S. and State flags to fly at half staff. It is a sad day and a reminder of the importance of the work these folks do day in and day out to keep all of us safe.
We got the day started with Carissa Collins, the regional coordinators for the Alzheimer's Association, WV chapter. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is coming up Oct. 13th at War Memorial Park! There is still room to get a team started. Carissa filled us in on the importance of the walk and detailed the disease. She also shared their 24 hour hotline 1-800-272-3900 or visit them online.
Craig Blair continued his coverage of the 2012 RNC. He was blown away by some of the speakers he saw yesterday. He commented on the speeches by Ann Romney and NJ Governor Chris Christie, but said he “fell in love” with mayor of Saratoga Springs and candidate for congress Mia Love. Check out Craig's review.
Bryan Clark took us behind the headlines at the Spirit of Jefferson, but not before talking with Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Maloney. He is also in Tampa and joined us on the Frontier Communications Hotline. Find out what he thinks of his first national party convention and how his campaign is shaping up as November approaches. Check out the Spirit on newsstands now and online.
And we wrapped up the day talking with Kimberlee Kesner and Jeremy Wright. Jeremy and his daughter Carmen were seriously injured in a vehicle accident back in May. A tire blew out on their car and they veered into oncoming traffic. Now bills are stacking up and Jeremy is still unable to return to work. This is a classic case of circumstances beyond one's control. So this Saturday (Sept. 1) come to the South Berkeley Fire Company Substation on Rt. 11 by Airport Road from 8:00am to 5:00pm for a Yard/Bake Sale, Vendor Tables, Silent Auction to benefit Jeremey and Carmen Wright. Contact Kimberly Kesner at (540) 550-5634 to reserve a vendor space or make a donation.