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News in Brief — 5/16/13

Chesapeake grad completes Army basic training

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Army National Guard Pvt. James D. Conrad has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Conrad is the son of David Conrad and grandson of Linda Conrad, both of Chesapeake. He is also the son of Linda Conrad of West Filmore Drive, Milwaukee, Wis.

He is a 2010 graduate of Chesapeake High School.

 

Special Metals and union make $35k donation to HAFB

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Special Metals and United Steelworkers Local 40 donated $35,000 to the Huntington Area Food Bank.

Employees and the company have been putting money aside for some time and recently decided to distribute the money. HAFB was selected by a committee of union workers and management after answering a questionnaire.

“We are encouraged by what the food bank does in our community,” Greg Kingery, president, local 40 said. “Being able to help so many people in such a large area is important and we know Huntington Area Food Bank can feed so many.”

“We couldn’t be happier with this donation,” Debra Johnson-Tourigny, board president of Huntington Area Food Bank. “Our first purchase with this money will be fresh produce. It’s something we sometimes take for granted, but the people we will serve rarely get.”

The donation will allow HAFB to distribute 280,000 meals to those who need it most.