Old Newsboys on the street today

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 8, 2002

"Extra, extra …

read all about it."

The familiar cry is heard around Pike County once again today, as a dedicated contingent of volunteers-come-newsboys take to the streets in to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life efforts.

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In today’s edition we celebrate some of the volunteers and the victories in the fight against cancer. Cancer is touches all of us, at some point in our lives, and its reach is undeniable. Some battles are won; others are lost; and many more are still raging.

Truth be told, we could have tripled the size of this edition and only begun to tell the stories of how cancer affects the lives of Pike County’s residents.

And it’s because of cancer’s insidious reach in our lives that we at The Messenger – and all the Old Newsboys – are working to support the Relay for Life efforts.

More than two dozen volunteers are sporting T-shirts and smiles this morning as they sell up to 25 copies of this special edition of The Messenger. They’re asking for a premium price, because all proceeds from the "Old Newsboys" sales will go directly to the Pike County Relay for Life effort. That money, in turn, goes to the American Cancer Society, which funds research in the fight against cancer and programs that support cancer victims and their families.

Our thanks go out to the Old Newsboys today:

Alecia Farmer, Randy Grissett, Jimmy Ramage, Linda Steed, Rue Botts, Leigh Anne Harrell, Chellie Phillips, Deedie Carter, Jason Reeves, Jean Boutwell, Jean Laliberte, Mike Harrell, Stacy Graning, Marcus Paramore, Russell Thomas, Sheila Jackson, Sandy Boutwell, Alan Boothe, Mark Bazell, Larry Pickett, Jenniffer Barner, Bob Mills, Mark Fuller, Jack Worthington, Jaine Treadwell, Mernette Bray, Nancy Harrell, Jennifer Martin, Ren Anderson and Mike Berg.

And, we ask you to help these Old Newsboys – and Old Newsgirls – today by supporting the Relay for Life cause.  

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