Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Opinion

April 2, 2013

In Your View

ASHLAND — Enjoying Piatt, Cannon columns

As I was looking through Sunday’s Independent I noticed Sam Piatt’s outdoor column was missing (I usually turn to the article first as I read).

To my delight, the article appeared in Monday’s edition and again memories of the days a friend and I adventured into Devil’s Den at South Portsmouth was brought to life again. Today I’m claustrophobic but as a teenager at that time it didn’t matter (we had no fear). While growing up in the area that Sam often writes is a real pleasure to read.

I also enjoy John Cannon’s column, especially the one on the 1961 Cincinnati Reds for I, too, can recall most of the players and even their numbers.

I’m 64 years old and can relate to Mr. Cannon’s articles as he reminds me a lot of myself.

Thanks for a great “hometown” newspaper and may it always be in my paper box and not only on the Internet.

Jeff Bruce

Worthington

Habitat Restore helps many

My name is JB Miller and besides being a longtime radio personality, over a year ago, I also accepted the position as Habitat for Humanity Restore manager here in the Tri-State area.

And I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of the Habitat family!

Huntington Area Habitat Restore is a retail outlet that receives donations from area businesses and great people like you and sells them at 70 percent off retail.  Our efforts help fund Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that has helped to build or repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses, serving more than 3 million people worldwide.

Our vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Over the past year, we’ve been blessed with incredible donations which are sold at our retail location at 240 3rd Ave. in Huntington.  One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of your donated goods are sown right back into building more local Habitat homes locally.

Things such as tables, chairs, shelving, appliances, glassware, dishes, coolers, tile, signage or virtually any item which may be resold to support the Habitat vision. And the best news is these items can be picked up at your location absolutely FREE.

 In the Tri-State area, we all know something of the tragedy of poverty. The heart-breaking truth is hundreds of families in our own area are in need of improved housing and a better quality of life. Habitat Restore is the organization’s biggest resource for raising funds to help these struggling families.

Please join with me in sharing this information with area businesses, your friends and neighbors to spread the word about Habitat Restore.  And together, we can help put an end to poverty housing.

JB Miller   

Huntington

 

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