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Veterans Honored at Clear Mountain Bank Event

Local supporters gathered Monday morning to participate in an event honoring the nation’s veterans. Mountainview Elementary School Choir performed several arrangements and WVU Army ROTC participated in flag detail. Thank you to Clear Mountain Bank, to the speakers and educators who took part in coordinating the event and to all those who showed their support.






Clear Mountain Bank Will Offer Veteran’s Day Perks

Clear Mountain Bank will have week-long activities and promotions beginning Monday, November 10, in honor of local veterans and their families.

Veterans will be eligible for special discounts including reduced interest rates on personal loans, reduced closing costs on mortgages and free patriotic checks with new checking accounts.

Clear Mountain Bank will also host flag raising ceremonies at four of its office locations on Monday, November 10. Schedule as follows:

· 8:30 a.m. – Terra Alta Office – Flag detail by Mountaineer Challenge Academy and Terra Alta VFW Post 578. Performance by Terra Alta/East Preston School Band.
· 9:00 a.m. – Pierpont Centre Office – Flag detail by Morgantown VFW Post 548. Performance by Mountaineer Middle School Orchestra.
· 10:00 a.m. – Oakland Office – Flag detail by American Legion Proctor Kildow Post 71. Performance by Crellin Elementary School Choir.
· 10:30 a.m. – Suncrest Office – Flag detail by WVU Army ROTC. Performance by Mountainview Elementary School Choir

All ceremonies open to the public.

Please visit http://www.clearmountainbank.com/ for additional details.

Federal Help for Education: Veterans Upward Bound

safe_imageWest Virginian’s military veterans can benefit from a federally funded program that helps them prepare for an education at universities and other institutes of higher learning.

Veterans Upward Bound offers classes on college preparation. VUB also helps veterans apply for GI Bill benefits and federal financial aid while helping them obtain military transcripts. Participants are also provided with online tutorial programs that allow them to access various lessons at their own pace. All services and materials are free to participants, including a small stipend to offset the cost of transportation to and from Upward Bound classes.

Go to http://vubwv.org/ for more information about Veterans Upward Bound.

Nemacolin to Host Career Fair Saturday

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort will host its annual career fair from 11 a.m.-2p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Horizon Point, Farmington, Pa., to fill more than 100 positions throughout the resort. Prospective Nemacolin associates are invited to attend the career fair to speak with resort management and to learn more about the variety of open positions. On-the-spot interviews will be available.
For more information please contact Nemacolin Human Resources Department, 724-329-6464 or visit http://www.nemacolin.com/careers

Combating Military Family Suicide

This week, CNN published “The Uncounted”, an in depth and intimate look at the mental health challenges facing far too many of our military and veteran families.

While many military families are thriving, there are far too many others who are struggling in silence – who feel like they don’t matter. We must have the strength to have this conversation out loud. Only then can we find solutions.

Read the Full Op-Ed