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SKW honors child abuse awareness

April 5, 2014

By Josh Presley

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month and local businesses, homes and cars are sporting blue ribbons in honor of children who have suffered abuse.
Sally Kate Winters Child Services Outreach Coordinator Heather Usry said the theme of this year’s awareness month is “Look, Listen, Respond.”
“We’ve been hanging blue ribbons on businesses and doors to spread awareness and get people asking questions,” Usry said. “Blue was chosen as the color for the ribbons because it represents the bruises that a victim may suffer.”

City swears in new officers

April 5, 2014

By Josh Presley

Three new officers with the West Point Police Department were sworn in Friday at City Hall.
New police officers Tyrone Haslett, Larry Boeke and Eric Johnson were sworn in by West Point City Clerk Delores Doss.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said there were more than 30 applicants for the police officer positions, which were narrowed down to 15 interviews.
“These were the ones we thought were best suited for the job,” Brinkley said. “We were impressed with their attitudes and maturity level.”

Growth Alliance prepares for 'Bunny Brunch'

April 5, 2014


The West Point Clay County Growth Alliance and local Main Street Association are looking to keep West Point hopping.
Beginning 9 a.m. Saturday, April 19, the organization will host its first ever “Bunny Brunch” at the Henry Clay Hotel on Commerce Street in West Point. Local children and their parents and guardians are invited to come share in treats of doughnut holes and milk and meet the one and only Easter Bunny.

Brooks kicks cancer

April 5, 2014

By Donna Summerall

Alonzo Brooks has fought a few battles as a martial arts instructor, but none so important as his fight with nasal cancer.
“January of 2012, I was having trouble with my ear,” said Brooks. “I went to the doctor who thought I was young to be having hearing problems. He couldn’t find any problem in my ear so he checked my nose, and found a tumor. It was malignant. I was 36 years old”

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