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Benny Shifflet, a much honored veteran who was wounded in the Korean War, has been awarded the 2016 Patriot of the Year award for his contributions to the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Shifflet is a life-long member of the organization. (Photo by John G. Wolfe)
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Missing Aliayah Lunsford
Aliayah Lunsford, 3, was last seen Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at 6:30 a.m. She disappeared from the Bendale area, wearing purple pajama pants and a pink sweat shirt. Lunsford has short brown hair and brown eyes and is missing four front teeth. If you have any information, please call 304-269-8241.
Memorial Day Events Slated For Saturday
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is officially on the last Monday of May each year, is often observed with activities all weekend long. This is especially true in Lewis County with many activities slated.
Veteran Gets '16 Patriot of Year Award
Benny Shifflet, of Orlando, has been awarded the 2016 Patriot Of The Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Shifflet was wounded in combat and was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, The United Nations Service Medal,The American Defense Service Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, and Korean Campaign Awards in 1952 while serving with Battery A, Army Field Artillery Battalion, (Red Devils) during the Korean War.
He is also a life-long member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1976, American Legion Post#166, Disabled American Veterans Post #51, The Korean War Veterans Association and the Lions Club.
He enjoys helping people, especially veterans and their families.
Bullying Is Topic For BOE
The Lewis County Board of Education meeting, held Monday, May 23, opened with the presentation of winning Social Studies Fair projects. PCES students Isaac Smith and Gerrick Walsh won first place at RESA VII and eighth place at the state level for their project titled “Star Wars: Life Lessons.” LCES fourth grade student Chase Moss also presented his winning display, “The Founding and Celebration of Mother’s Day.” Moss won at the county level for his project.