By Betty Gandee
The more we look around, the more you can see just how Clay countians step up when needed. The COVID-19 crisis has everyone in a state of uncertainty and there are some individuals who have tried to make these crazy times a little more bearable.
Kathi Linkinogger, and all the staff that helps daily with the lunches to ensure students are fed all week long, is at the top of that list. They pack up food for the week and get those meals out to be delivered to Clay County students.
Diana Jones Chandler is working everyday in answering questions for those businesses wishing to apply for the small business loans being offered, and is a huge asset as she works to file taxes for individuals needing assistance.
Clendenin Pharmacy has stepped up by offering medication deliveries to the community, to ensure their customers stay in and safe.
Lynn Jones Taylor has worked tirelessly, putting her sewing skills to amazing use. She has made close to a thousand masks, at no charge, to ensure people can safely go into public. Many have donated fabric, elastic, and money to help in her generosity. Lynn continues to make these masks, all while running her mail route, helping with grandbabies, and doing everything a momma and wife does daily. Vanessa Dunigan and Donna Salisbury have also been putting their talents to work to provide masks to anyone who needs them.
When you must work in the public, it is a scary thing. Autumn Faulkner continues to care for patients daily at Health Rite in Charleston. Being in the healthcare profusion at this time, its ways on your mind what you could bring home to your family. Faulkner goes in daily to provide the best care, all while caring for three children at home.
It is nothing new to see Clay County rise to any need, these are just a few individuals who have stuck out in people’s minds when asked who has impacted them and who they thought deserved a little thank you. We are always proud to be from a county where you can count on your neighbors.