Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Loranger businesses pay tribute to native son Wade Miley

Loranger businesses pay tribute to native son Wade Miley
Posted: Feb 9, 2019
Categories: Front Page, Headlines
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By: Stephanie Morel
Special to ActionNews17.com

LORANGER---Beginning this week, drivers will be welcomed to Loranger with new signs donated by local businesses to honor Loranger’s own Wade Miley.

The three signs will be located on Highway 1062 and both directions of Highway 40 from the East and the South.

Robert Morel, Jr, and Mindy Morel of Morel Specialty’s had the idea of replacing the Welcome to Loranger sign to honor Miley. Joshua Morris, owner of White’s Seafood, approached them with a sponsorship offer, and he worked to obtain additional sponsorships from local businesses such as Chris’s Restaurant and Tangi Lumber.

Prior to the unveiling, Robert Morel, Jr., said, “Wade has well-represented us as a community and we wanted to honor him.”

Miley, a Loranger High graduate, was a member of the Wolves baseball team as well as the SLU Lions before beginning a successful Major League Baseball career that has included the Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers and currently the Houston Astros.

Surrounded by his family, Miley said, “Thank you all for the support throughout the years. I am proud to be from here and call Loranger home.”

Wade Miley with members of his family.

Katy, Jeb, and Wade Miley

Robert Morel,Jr of Morel Specialty's, Joshua Morris of White's Seafood, Wade Miley, and Jimmy Morel of Tangi Lumber.

Jeb and Wade Miley and Robert Morel, Jr., are shown, unveiling the sign.

Wade, Katy and Jeb Miley are shown with Katy's parents, Pete and Sandy Morse