Consider for a moment:
A note of sympathy for the passing of a friend. A note of celebration for another's success. A letter of encouragement to a seriously ill relative.
The list simply has no ending.
Street lights need to be replaced
From the Kanawha City Bridge to the Kanawha Mall, there are approximately 80 street lights burnt out on MacCorkle Avenue. There are more burnt out than burning.
It is dark and it is dangerous. Will it take a pedestrian fatality to remedy this situation? Let's hope not.
William J. Ansel
Troop 31 worked hard on Hope Cemetery
I commend Boy Scout Troop 31, located at Baptist Temple, for a job well done on March 10 at the Hope Cemetery on Charleston's West Side.
Approximately 40 Scouts and 10 parents helped to clear weeds, limbs, leaves and brush from the cemetery, which had been neglected and made worse by last summer's derecho. They worked more than five hours on a glorious day, and workers from the city of Charleston's Street Department made numerous trips and truckloads to remove all of the debris that the Scouts carried to the road.
Courtland Smith, who is working on his Eagle Scout requirements, spearheaded the effort and worked diligently from the conception of the project until its fruition. He, along with the other Scouts of Troop 31, are hardworking and diligent boys and young men who are learning through community service the important life lesson that giving to others and their community make us better individuals and citizens.
Thanks to Troop 31, the Hope Cemetery is now a place of serenity, reverence and dignity for all the souls resting on that hillside. On behalf of them and their families, I would like to give a heartfelt thank you for your time and effort.