Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.

On behalf of our son, Steve, a husband, father and brother who was in a bad accident last week and was flown to UPMC Pittsburgh, we and his wife, Julie, want to THANK YOU all for your support, prayers, love, and generosity. Modern medicine alone would not have brought him to where he is today. Many staff members at the hospital expressed their thoughts and feelings on his progress and how fast he is healing. One doesn’t realize how powerful prayer is. We believe prayer is why he is healing. We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to our church family from Cedar Heights Brethren in Christ Church, Beech Creek Wesleyan Church, Phelps Chapel United Methodist Church and other churches, as well as to our family, friends, co-workers, etc. Though he has a long road ahead of him for therapy, he will be transferred to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville in the very near future. God bless you.

— Steve Heverly, Beech Creek

On March 2, 2018, I started on my way to the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. Route 477 was snow covered. Almost two miles from our home in Rote, I slid off the road. I ended up very close to the guiderails. Two “Angels” named Tim Brungard and Wayne Lamey Sr. came along and stopped to help us. I never realized that construction workers could be “Angels,” but they can. They pulled us out and even drove us to our home in Rote. THANK YOU so much!

— Linda Brungard

A great big APPLAUSE and an even bigger thank-you to the person or persons who cut up the big tree limb that fell over the winter in the little forgotten cemetery on Berry Road, Beech Creek. Thanks to Mark Confer and Jim Shadle, this forgotten cemetery now looks nice. Mark has cleaned it up and has kept it mowed and trimmed. Jim got dirt and has started to make this cemetery nice by filling in holes. Also, thank you to whomever took the wood after it was cut up. It’s nice to know that there are still some very nice people in the world.

— Sandi Boob