The Logan County Commission is currently working to get a list of all Logan County soldiers who died in combat for a plaque to be installed in the new commission building.
Logan County Commission President Danny Godby said he believes those who gave their lives in service to the United States should be honored with a memorial for all to see.
“I think we really need to recognize those people who made the supreme sacrifice,” Godby said at the start of the commission’s April meeting, held Monday in the old commission courtroom.
For their work to honor veterans and those killed in action, the commission was honored by the local Vietnam Veterans of America Post 308 in Henlawson. Andy Clark and Troy Varney presented the commission with a plaque of thanks.
In other commission business:
The county commission approved a $500 grant for the Southern WV Elite Basketball Travel Team; a $1,000 grant to Thunder Blast, Inc., to help fund free fishing for kids; and a $1,000 grant to buy trout to stock Rockhouse Lake for youth fishing day, which is scheduled to be held on April 14.
“We think this is vital, good and wholesome entertainment,” Godby said.
The commission also approved a request from Thunder Blast Inc. to provide a sheriff’s deputy to keep watch at the bridge leading to the Hatfield-McCoy Dirt Days event that will run July 14-16 from 7:30-10 p.m. each night.
The commission received reports from the fire departments and Logan County 911.
The 911 office received 8,469 calls in March. There were 185 fire calls, 1,363 law enforcement calls and 1,569 calls for the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority.
The Omar Area Crime Watch asked for a $3,500 grant to provide liability insurance. The commission tabled the item to further examine the language of the request.
The commission’s next meeting will be held on April 17 at 3 p.m.
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