Get those counties moving!

July 14, 2012
by Kate Long
Charleston Gazette

Last winter, Jerry Linkenogger, Clay County Commission President, decided local officials need to get together and trade ideas on ways to help local people get fit.

"I read a newspaper article that really floored me," he said. "It said West Virginia University confirmed that more than one in four West Virginia fifth-graders is now obese. One in four already has high blood pressure. What's their future going to be? That leads straight to diabetes and heart disease."

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