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Good news: The brain is working OK

February 22, 2015 I glanced over at Better Half and asked him flat out, “Do you think your brain might not be working right?” He laughed a sincere laugh that I haven’t really heard in a while, not since winter settle... more »»

 
 
 
Half-way through the session

February 22, 2015 The West Virginia Legislature has made it to the half-way point of this year’s regular session. more »»

‘Once of the biggest miracles’ around

February 22, 2015 “Don’t quit” sounds like a slogan from a coach during half time of a losing game, while “always use seatbelts” and “use precautions in the car or it can turn out bad” sound like a driving instructor... more »»

There’s a kitty-cat conspiracy

February 21, 2015 The kittens are conspiring against me. At least, Fuzz Bucket is. more »»

The divergence of journalism

February 15, 2015 The last week has brought a lot of attention to certain members of the media, for better or for worse. It has highlighted some great disparities in the business. more »»

The elephant in the room

February 15, 2015 According to an Internet article, "Elephant in the room" or "Elephant in the living room" is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddresse. more »»

A week that brought happy moments

February 15, 2015 There were a lot of things about this past week that brought me happy moments. I felt happy, for instance, when I saw the ground void of snow and appreciated the fact that I don’t live in Boston. more »»

Always ready for fundraiser brunches

February 15, 2015 We need something to look forward to after church on Sunday, and the Smithfield Fire Department pancake-sausage brunch was just the thing to get people together and enjoy some good food. more »»

An honest conversation about ducks

February 14, 2015 The kids and kittens didn’t do anything unusually cute this week. more »»

Real leadership requires action

February 8, 2015 Filing for local municipal elections wrapped up last weekend. There are a few new names appearing on the ballots in our communities, but there also are many “regulars. more »»

Have you ever noticed?

February 8, 2015 I love one liners, pithy quotes and memorable sayings. I love short Sunday morning messages and one hour church services. Now, I'm not justifying these things, I'm just telling you what I lik. more »»

A farewell to our friend, Ruth Plunkett

February 8, 2015 Ruth Plunkett and my mom went way back. The two of them were quite alike: community-minded, detail-oriented, fiercely loyal, wanting everything to be "just so. more »»

The Valentine’s Day pressure returns

February 8, 2015 Calendar scanning prompted Better Half’s announcement, his eyes wide with a sense of oh-no at the realization that it was February, and Valentine’s Day was fast approaching. more »»

County farm bureau wants members

February 8, 2015 It was burgers and fries, soups, salads and pies that tempted the taste- buds of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau members who came out in the cold for the annual membership drive that sends chairme... more »»

Next time, I’m tagging along

February 7, 2015 My parents traveled out of town recently to celebrate their anniversary. more »»

It’s going to be a long two years

February 1, 2015 Mitt Romney announced last week he will not be seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2016. One down and an untold number to go. more »»

Stop playing the blame game

February 1, 2015 Just wondering, how many of us are being faithful to the New Year's Resolution we made within the last 31 days? All too often we make a resolution that is simply out of reach or unreasonabl. more »»

In ‘de-thickening’ mode, not diet

February 1, 2015 I am not dieting. I am, however, in “de-thickening” mode. more »»

What weather will February bring?

February 1, 2015 One more month of winter weather has passed — days that were filled with deep down temperatures, blowing snow, slippery roads and fog that turned the tree limbs and sidewalks to a crystal ice. more »»

Your video games are watching you

January 31, 2015 I turn the gaming system on, and it chips. “Hi, Summer” appears in two-inch high letters. “How does it know my name?” I asked. more »»

Elections are interesting times

January 25, 2015 Several of our local communities are planning elections this spring, with council seats, mayoral positions and other elected offices going up for grabs. more »»

 
 

Brooke Senior Center bingo February 26, 2015

The Brooke County Senior Center, 948 Main St., will hold a weekly quarter bingo from noon to 4 p.m. each Thursday.All ages are welcome. more »

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