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Melissa Missy Spangler joined the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce as Program Manager after serving as an American Family Insurance Agent in Centerville, OH. She is originally from WV and a graduate of Ritchie County High School. She graduated from Robert Morris University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing, with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She received her Master's in Business Administration from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2006. Previously, Melissa has interned at Simonton Windows, Inc. within their marketing department where she designed sales plans for specific product lines and client accounts. She has also worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in Buckhannon, WV serving as the temporary foundation director. While managing her insurance agency she served on several boards including: Greater Dayton Apartment Association's Rent Foundation, Xenia Board of Parks and Recreation, and Centerville Optimist Childhood Cancer. She had served as Chairperson for 2 years for the Greene County Relay for Life where she managed and organized the event.
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By TV Guide
Dec. 10, 2012 12:58 p.m.

Patrick Moore | Photo Credits: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
British astronomer Patrick Moore, who hosted the BBC program The Sky at Night, died Sunday at his home after battling an infection. He was 89.
"After a short spell in hospital last week, it was determined that no further treatment would benefit him, and it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home, Farthings, where he today passed on, in the company of close friends and carers and his cat Ptolemy," said a statement released by Moore's friends announcing his death.
Moore was born in Middlesex, England and suffered from heart problems as a child, according to the New York Times. During World War II, he joined a bomber squad after lying about his age. He was knighted in 2001.
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Throughout his career as an astronomer, Moore published more than 70 science fiction books and books on astronomy. One of those was a 2008 collaboration with Queen guitarist and fellow astronomer Brian May, titled Bang! The Complete History of the Universe. He was also a former president of the British Astronomical Association, as well as a co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy.
Moore's interview subjects on The Sky at Night included Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. He often worked conservative political commentary into his broadcasts, speaking out against Britain integrating into the European Union and once referring to immigrants as "parasites," according to the Times. The show, which aired its latest episode Sunday, is the longest-running television program with the same presenter in television history.
Moore never married and had no children.
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