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Panhandle Live for Oct. 11, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Oct 11 2012 11:23AM
West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin joined us for Panhandle Live this morning. He was on hand for the unveiling of the state's new new business court division. He spoke about the impact the court could have on West Virginia's reputation with business. He also commended the judges involved, including 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes, the chairman of the newly created division, who are taking on the task for free.
Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt joined us via the Frontier Communications Hotline. He had some news regarding endorsements he has received from democrats and criticism of his democratic opponent, Senator Senator Walt Helmick, for not openly stating who he would vote for in the upcoming Presidential Election. He went on to say that it was more about what an individual candidate would be able to do rather than who they voted for, but did seem to think it was bad for Helmick to support President Obama. Find out more about Mr. Leonhardt and his website.
Rhonda Singer and Suzanne Potter joined us to preview the upcoming Potter's Bowl. November 4th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm the community will have a chance to come and support the Senior Center's meal program and have a great time, too! Learn more in the interview and at the senior center website. Tickets for the event at just $30!
And we wrapped up talking with co-director of the play “Speak the Word Only”, Dr. Joyce Webb. Dr. Webb brought the play write along as well, Tom Trumble. Mr. Trumble spoke about his experiences in Vietnam and described the importance of being able to share experiences with other veterans. His book “Time to Go Home” took him four decades to complete and eventually evolved into this stage performance. You can get tickets by calling 304-876-3074 or 202-609-9763. The play runs October 19th and 20th at 8:00pm and October 21st at 2:00pm at Shepherdstown Opera House.