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Military Recognition Tree at Capitol

Charleston, W.Va. — Governor and First Lady Tomblin would like to invite West Virginia families to contribute photographs for the Military Recognition Tree to be displayed in the Governor’s Reception Room at the State Capitol during State Capitol hours. Please send us a photograph of friends and families that have given their service to our state and our country. This opportunity will showcase West Virginia’s Military and give support of loved ones here at home.
All submissions must be in by 23 November 2012.
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Benefit 15: Bridge Generations

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Benefit 14: Open Doors

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Benefit 13: Stay Alert

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Benefit 12: Help Others

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Shirley Warner

Shirley Warner has met many new faces as the mentor of the Moorefield Computer Center. She has educated them on computer use, as well as the benefits of having high-speed Internet.

Shirley was born in in Lorain, OH and later moved to Akron, OH where she lived for eight years. She now resides near Petersburg, where she has lived for the 28 years.

Shirley joined her local fire company two years ago to help and become an EMT. “My husband and son volunteered, and I saw how they enjoyed helping people. I wanted to help others as well,” Shirley stated.

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Stories of Impact Featured in Contest

Incredible stories of success have sprung up all over West Virginia, speaking of the ways in which the volunteer fire department computer centers have made an impact on community lives.

To better convey these stories to the public, Future Generations Rural America hosted a contest among mentors, encouraging them to tell the best stories in the state.

The astounding entries were compiled into a booklet and distributed statewide, including the West Virginia State Fair and State Legislature.

Broadband Program Features Booth at State Fair

The West Virginia State Fair got into full swing the weekend of August 10 with rides, games, and fireworks. On August 10th, Future Generations Rural America set up a booth to promote the WV Broadband Opportunities Program at the WV State Fair.

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Victoria Surber

Victoria Surber is one of three exceptional ladies mentoring the Gilbert Volunteer Fire Department Computer Center in Mingo County.

As a life-long resident of Gilbert, WV, she expressed that the area was a great place to grow up and raise her children.

Victoria began volunteering when she heard about Future Generation's plan to bring a computer center to the area. "When I thought about how this could help disadvantaged people in our area, I wanted to be a part of the plan," she stated.

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Benefit 11: Keep in Touch

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