Editor's note: The combined editorial boards of the Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram newspapers devote Saturday's editorial to recognizing positive efforts from people throughout our readership area. We call this feature "Hats Off." To nominate a person or group for recognition, contact John Miller (626-1473), Bob Stealey (626-1438) or James Logue (626-1031).
- The VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this past Tuesday. The center's staff should be commended for its role in providing quality health care to our veterans.
- Organizers and participants in last week's annual Strawberry Festival in Buckhannon. Thanks to their efforts, thousands of people enjoyed another banner event, while Upshur County received an economic boost.
- Organizers and participants, including children from Pruntytown, Anna Jarvis, Flemington and Hepzibah elementary schools, Taylor County Middle School and Taylor County Little League teams, who honored veterans during the annual Memorial Day activities in Grafton.
- Doug Moore II, co-owner of Karst Sports in Enterprise, one of the top national suppliers of caving products such as waterproof socks, PVC-coated oversuits and a rainbow of webbing and ropes.
- Warren Myers, a 77-year-old Sardis resident, whose story of World War II heroics, and his time spent as Gen. George S. Patton's driver, helped us to remind readers of the importance of remembering our veterans. Myers is a real-life hero whose deeds should not be forgotten.
- The Doddridge County girls track team, which was able to win its second straight Class A-AA state championship.
- Todd Buterbaugh, the pastor of the East Clarksburg Wesleyan Methodist Church, who has revived that church with his innovative approach to religion.