Commissioners hear from local dignitaries

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Congressman Alex X. Mooney’s Constituent Service Representative Rhett Dusenbury addressed commissioners, complementing Louis Bennett Public Library Director Rebecca Simmerman at Monday’s Lewis County Commission meeting.
Simmerman contacted Mooney’s office regarding grants to rehabilitate the Bennett mansion.
West Virginia Senators Mike Romano and Doug Facemire read a proclamation, honoring Lewis County’s 200th birthday, which is buried in the time capsule.
The senators also brought copies for each commissioner. Dusenberry also presented a proclamation for the time capsule, which was given to commissioners at an earlier date.
Lewis County’s lawsuit against drug manufacturers was filed in Marshall County last week. Lewis County is part of a multi-county lawsuit.
In other news, Commissioner Agnes Queen attended the Alum Bridge Neighborhood Watch meeting, along with Commissioner Rod Wyman.
Commissioners also attended a meeting regarding the Northwest Water project. Queen said everything was going well.
Queen was part of a National Association of Counties conference call, and economic development was the topic of discussion. Businesses are looking into using rehabilitation programs to employ drug offenders to help fill vacancies, she said.
Wyman attended the Lewis County Emergency Medical Services Christmas dinner and helped with Jane Lew Lion’s Club Santa’s House at the Lewis County Senior Center. Wyman said roughly 170 children came to the Santa’s House event.
Commissioners also attended the annual Community Educational Outreach Service achievement banquet, held at Broad Street United Methodist Church last week.

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