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July 7, 2018

ARC 'success story' Misty Borders gives testimony, info about programs 

Shown L to R at Thursday's ceremony are Rotary member Dr. Elaine Desario, Brandon Howard, award winner Joshua Ferguson, and ESGR area chairman Ernest Pitt. Shown L to R at Thursday's ceremony are Rotary member Dr. Elaine Desario, Brandon Howard, award winner Joshua Ferguson, and ESGR area chairman Ernest Pitt.

 

Rotarians met for their weekly meeting on Thursday, July 5, 2018. After the opening prayer for the community, Pledge of Allegiance and reciting of the four-way test the meeting began.

Joshua Ferguson, an employee of Abarta Oil & Gas Co. from Martha, Ky. was Honored by Kentucky’s committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. (ESGR) The presentation of an 'ESG are patriotic' award was made at the meeting in front of the Louisa Rotary club.

Brandon Howard, a staff sergeant in the 577th Sapper Company of the Kentucky Army National Guard, (Prestonsburg) recommended Ferguson for the award. Howard, who also works for Albarta Oil & Gas praised Ferguson and his employer for L to R -  Joshua Ferguson of Abarta Oil & Gas, ESGR Area Chairman Ernest Pitt, and Brandon Howard.L to R - Joshua Ferguson of Abarta Oil & Gas, ESGR Area Chairman Ernest Pitt, and Brandon Howard.being understanding of his military commitments. The company continues his pay and his benefits while he is away from work with the military commitments, Howard stated.

The 577th Sapper Company is attached to the 201st Engineer Battalion which has its headquarters in Ashland, KY. Sappers our combat engineers Who advance with the front line infantry and or some of the first people see it to assess damage. A Sappers role is similar to a combat engineer sweeping the battlefield to make sure the path is safe and clear before others go through.

Presentation of the award was made by ESGR area chairman Ernest Pitt, an attorney with Holbrook and Pitt in Ashland. He also gave Rotarians an overview of ESGR’s efforts To work with employers and Guard and Reserve members in the Commonwealth. “Supervisor’s like Joshua Ferguson and Company’s like Abarta Oil & Gas go beyond the legal requirements to support their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserves,” Pitt said. These companies represent the qualities we hold dear in the Commonwealth and we are pleased to make this most deserving award today. (See video HERE)

ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws And resolve conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR‘s mission is encouraging employment of guardsmen and reservist who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.

Kensinger introduces ARC success story

Misty Borders,  ARC receiving her Four Way Test Coin,  presented by Rotarian Elaine Desario.Misty Borders, ARC receiving her Four Way Test Coin, presented by Rotarian Elaine Desario.After the award was given member Sheila Kensinger introduced ARC’s Misty Borders.

Misty is a recovering addict and employee of ARC that gave an inspirational speech about all of the things ARC has done in her life and countless others. She not only gave her testimony and path to recovery, but also gave Rotarians insight into how the treatment facilities work.

She spoke about how they are getting families involved and educating them as well to fight the epidemic destroying so many in this area.

Overall it was a very informative meeting and then was adjourned for the week.

 

 

Comments  

0 #4 Lol 2018-07-10 17:25
Quoting To why:
Why - you are such a hero. Can I get your autograph? Since I know who you are.



If you know who I am it’s called Invasion of Privacy.
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-1 #3 To why 2018-07-10 00:35
Why - you are such a hero. Can I get your autograph? Since I know who you are.
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+2 #2 Tanline 2018-07-08 14:37
Good job Misty! So glad you didnt become a statistic
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+4 #1 Why 2018-07-07 23:34
Why does everything always have to be about recovering addicts. I think it is great that they get off drugs, but to make a big deal out of it? Why not honor the people that have never touched it? They are the real hero’s
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