By Jean A. Flanagan
In West Virginia this year, 1,450 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 290 will die from the disease. Early detection is the best way to prevent death from breast cancer.
At their regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Hardy County Commission designated October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and October 9 as Breast Cancer Awareness Day in Hardy County.
Penny Riffle, radiologist with Love Memorial Clinic in Moorefield presented the resolution, which was unanimously approved by the commissioners.
Love Memorial Clinic will host a Breast Cancer Awareness Wreath Hanging on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at noon.
h Hanging on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at noon.
Mark Carr appeared before the commission to ask if they had made a decision regarding funding for the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department.
MVFD Chief Doug Mongold and President Harry Shockey came to the commission in July requesting an annual budget allocation from the county.
“The county used to give the fire department money every year, but we haven’t seen that in several years,” Mongold said at the July meeting.
Commission President Harold Michael’s response to Carr was the same as his response to Mongold.