Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 8, 2012

Words of thanks

The Independent

ASHLAND — Catlettsburg Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students thank the businesses and individuals who helped support the first “Gobble Wobble” 5k run/walk. 

Thanks to race supporters Dr. William J. Short; Kilgore-Collier Funeral Home; Letter Road I.D.; Jordan Ice Co.; Barry and Debbie Knipp, KFC; State Farm Insurance agent Steve Hester; 321GOSTUFF.COM; Next Mile Running/Walking Shop; and Print My Threads.

A huge thanks to Oakland Avenue Baptist Church for allowing use of their facilities, and the men’s group prepared breakfast for the 100-plus runners. Their  efforts did not go unnoticed!

Lastly, we thank all who participated in the run and battled the cold to help send our students on their spring trip.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience for some of these students, and generosity and commitment to our school is greatly appreciated!

We look forward to our next Gobble Wobble!

Lisa Wiler, Trip sponsor, Catlettsburg Elementary School


The students and staff at Charles Russell Elementary School thank Ken from Food Fair of Ashland and David Kouns from Dave’s Lawn Care for their donations to the 2012 Thanksgiving Basket Project. We also thank the staff of the South Ashland Family Resource Center, which coordinated the project.

Each homeroom at Charles Russell participated in a food drive to create food baskets for families in need of assistance at Thanksgiving. The focus of this project was to discuss with students the importance of helping others. We also talked about the importance of creating a balanced meal and covered topics of nutrition and the food groups.

Through this project we were able to provide eight families with well-balanced meals and helped to ensure a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. The donations from Food Fair and Dave’s Lawn Care provided each family a turkey.

Steve Salyers, for the students at Charles Russell  Elementary School


To our many family, friends and neighbors we say thanks for being there for us during the loss of our beloved son, Robert Ray Jr., and our grandson, Trevor Ray.

Words cannot express our gratitude for those who sent flowers or food or just gave a hug. It was appreciated.

We also give heartfelt thanks to Pat and Marcia at Caniff Funeral Home. They really go beyond their responsibility to ensure your satisfaction. We not only consider them professionals but  friends.

Our thanks also go to the Rev. Delbert Dixon for his words of comfort, and Loretta Dixon for the music.

Robert Sr. and Linda Ray and family, Raceland