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What’s In A (Special) Name?

December 7, 2013 Just about everyone in my family has one or had one at some point in their lives. Not all of us appreciate nicknames, but sometime they just stick. more »»

Make Kids Believe In Santa Claus

December 1, 2013 Most adults stopped believing in Santa Claus years ago. That’s a shame. He really exists, you know. At least, that’s what his helpers have led me to believe. more »»

Central Government Approaches Critical Mass

December 1, 2013 After years of enrichment, our central government is very close to achieving critical power mass and triggering the equivalent of an irreversible nuclear reaction that will permanently lower the... more »»

Preview of Trees, Wreaths Slated

December 1, 2013 Since many people have asked to be able to view the Christmas trees and wreaths in advance of the Tree Gala auction, which will take place on Thursday, the committee has decided to have a public... more »»

Ferns’ Senate Bid Is a Big Risk

November 30, 2013 Of the two significant changes House of Delegates member Ryan Ferns made this week, the one that received less publicity is the one most likely to affect his future in politics. more »»

The Demise Of Cursive Penmanship

November 30, 2013 It’s a rarity these days. I opened the mail in the office and found a handwritten note, I marveled at the beauty of the penmanship. more »»

Enjoying Her Family Every Day

November 24, 2013 My granddaughter will be tasting Thanksgiving turkey for the first time Thursday. more »»

Making Best Use of Different Learning Styles

November 24, 2013 Every child has a preferred “learning style.” Many children learn primarily by reading. Some learn mostly through listening. On the other hand, others learn principally by observing. more »»

Magisterial District Boundaries Outlined

November 24, 2013 Magisterial districts are not usually a topic of discussion unless a person is running for a political office, especially the offices for the board of education, which limits only two persons from... more »»

Liberals Think Taxes Too Low

November 23, 2013 Ever notice, fellow taxpayers, how liberals are quick to inform us we’re not sending enough of our hard-earned dollars to Charleston and Washington? It’s happening again in West Virginia. more »»

These Kids Just Get It

November 23, 2013 The young man was dressed for the cold wind that was now whipping across the destruction lying at his feet and as far as the eye could see. more »»

EPA Plan a Nightmare

November 20, 2013 In the next few months, the U.S. more »»

The Day We Got Our Wakeup Call

November 17, 2013 I still can show you, within 5 or 10 feet, precisely where I was standing for a few minutes nearly half a century ago when I learned of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. more »»

We Can Never Know What the Future Holds

November 17, 2013 What year did this take place? Alcatraz Prison is closed, Aretha Franklin releases “Laughing on the Outside,” Congress passes the Equal Pay Act, and Kellogg’s Froot Loops is introduce. more »»

Exploring Careers In Oil, Gas Industry

November 17, 2013 Marshall County Schools, in conjunction with Energy Speaks Education, on Tuesday will provide a special presentation to seniors at John Marshall and Cameron High School. more »»

It’ll Be Worse a Year From Now

November 16, 2013 About 8,800 West Virginians have learned during the past few weeks that President Barack Obama lied to them. But the number is peanuts compared to what’s going to happen about a year from now. more »»

Some Things Are Curable

November 16, 2013 The year my siblings and I came down with the mumps proved a challenge for my mother and old Doc Hazlett, who came to our house. He carried the standard issue doctor’s black ba. more »»

Talk About Yourselves, Veterans

November 10, 2013 Far too many Americans’ knowledge of military veterans can be summed up by knowing only this: They left home. They came back. more »»

Will Republican Party Go the Way of Whigs?

November 10, 2013 In 1831, Henry Clay formed a new political party which he dubbed the Whigs. It was founded on the principles of state sovereignty and a strong, yet small, limited, national governmen. more »»

Honor Guard Seeks New Members

November 10, 2013 Among those participating in the Veterans Day program Monday in Moundsville will be the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard. more »»

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