I would just like to say that I think that your paper made a terrible mistake in its placement of the article about Dr. Marcia Brand and the award bestowed upon her.
It should have been headline news.
Dr. Brand works hard for us. She works hard for our healthcare system. She works hard for our country.
So much "news worthiness" is associated with people doing all kinds of unworthy acts.
Obviously as our government and its officials deemed her a recipient of its highest professional award, the very least the Shepherdstown Chronicle could have done was place her recognition in a place worthy of this woman, her hard work and the award and seen to it that her last name was capitalized.
Susan Bailey Schramm