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Letters To The Editor – May 16, 2013

BorgWarner Thanks Run/Walk Participants

Dear Editor:
  BorgWarner’s 5k Run and 2 Mile Walk, the kickoff event for “The World’s Largest Crappie Festival” was a huge success. The 5k/2 Mile event, a first for BorgWarner, Water Valley, could not have been pulled off without the help and assistance of our volunteers, WV Police Dept., WV Main Street Association, and the great citizens of Water Valley.
  Special thanks go out to the following people for their support in making the event a success:
  Mayor Hart for allowing BorgWarner to bring a vision of community wellness to life;
  Police Chief King for ensuring the safety of Water Valley, our participants, and volunteers;
  The Water Valley Electric Company for supplying ice;
  Mickey Howley, manger of Water Valley Main Street Association, for organizing and promoting the event, as well as enlisting participants and volunteers;
  Main Street Association Volunteers (Ramona Ber-nard, Cliff Lawson, Polley Mullen, Lee McMinn, and Jessica Adkins) for manning traffic stops and detour routes;
  Collen Craven and the Water Valley High School and Junior High School Cheerleaders for cheering on the runners and walkers and serving water;
  Steve Edwards, Tri-Lake Eye Clinic, for helping to sponsor the race by providing a location for First Aid Services;
  IH Services for setting up and taking down the event;
  HTI Employment Solutions who assisted with handing out water and refreshments;
  William Goff and Keith Rivers for serving as technical advisors;
  BorgWarner employees and their families for donating their time and hard work to allow this event to take place.
  And lastly, great thanks go out to the citizens of Water Valley for being patient in allowing street closures and detours in order for the run and walk to take place.
  Proceeds from the race are to be donated to Water Valley Main Street Associa-tion’s development of  a downtown park.
    James Owens
    Water Valley Plant Manager
    BorgWarner Transmission
    Water Valley, MS 38965

Relay Wrap-Up Meeting Is Thursday

    Dear Editor:
    I, Ethel Morgan, the event chairperson for Yalobusha County Relay for Life, would like to thank each of you for your participation in the 2013 Relay for Life.
    Thanks to the police department for providing us with excellent security from the beginning to the end of the event on April 26.
    Thanks to all our sponsors and supporters for your generous donations.
    Thanks to all program participants for making the program fun, enjoyable, and entertaining.
    Thanks to our co-chairperson, all committee chairpersons, team captains, and team members for your hard work and dedication to raising as much money as possible – money is still being reported.
    This relay was successful because of the team work and cooperation that was exemplified by everyone from the beginning of the planning stage to the completion of the event the night of the relay. Words cannot express how much gratitude I feel in my heart for each of you. Again, I say “THANK YOU.”
    The wrap-up meeting for Yalobusha County Relay for Life will be Thursday, May 16, 2013 in the Mechanics Bank Community Room starting at 5:30 p.m. All committee members, chairpersons, team captains, and team members are encouraged to attend this important meeting.
    Ethel Morgan, chairperson
    Yalobusha County Relay For Life

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