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A mom’s love for the local newspaper

May 10, 2015 I can be thankful for my mother Ruth Ann Hout on this Mother’s Day for many reasons. more »»

An anniversary for Amazing Pillowcases

May 10, 2015 The second anniversary of the birth of the Amazing Grace Pillowcase Ministry was celebrated April 30 at the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church with yards and yards of fabric measuring, cutting, pinning,... more »»

Getting the kids out the door

May 9, 2015 Getting the children out the door on time is a chore, but you know that. Getting the children out the door with everything they need for the day approaches impossible. more »»

Not sure what all the baby buzz is about

May 3, 2015 I woke up Saturday morning to the news of a new royal baby. It’s a girl! No name had been announced by the time I began writing this column, but everyone was still incredibly excited. more »»

High expectations

May 3, 2015 The story is told of a young woman in Illinois who was completing her first year as a teacher in a suburban Chicago school. more »»

A slow learner who’s swiftly corrected

May 3, 2015 I’m a slow learner. Or in some cases, Better Half assures me, I’m a “no learner. more »»

Making a joyful noise unto the Lord

May 3, 2015 Making a joyful noise to the Lord is exactly what the Adena Lions Club members, their families, community and surrounding area citizens did for two evenings in mid-April at the Buckeye West... more »»

I sort of, almost, possibly won one

May 2, 2015 In almost 20 years, I have come to grips with the fact that my mother likes the Long Suffering Husband best. Everyone likes LSH best, even my own parents. It’s inexplicable. more »»

See what you have before asking for more

April 26, 2015 In my job, I have the opportunity to get around in many of our communities, or at least to learn more about some of the events and programs taking place in our area. more »»

The time to work for our future is now

April 26, 2015 The debate over pooling of oil and gas leases in the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the least. more »»

It is time for the nation to take a stand

April 26, 2015 Esther 4:13-14 "Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, 'Do not imagine that you in the king's palace can escape any more than all the Jews. more »»

Confessions of one with weird wiring

April 26, 2015 I had a nice, new yellow legal pad in front of me where I was sitting at the kitchen table. more »»

Easier to shop for tux than gown

April 26, 2015 April is drawing to a close. It will be the time of proms and graduations now that May is on the horizo. more »»

Yes, my life is simply this glamorous

April 25, 2015 I woke up, face-down in a pool of snot at 3 a.m. My life is so glamorou. more »»

An educational opportunity for the future

April 19, 2015 Last week, approximately 120 local high school juniors had a chance to learn directly from those in the area’s business community. The event was the Dr. Barbara A. more »»

The power of ‘I am’

April 19, 2015 John 18:4,5 "Jesus therefore…said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazereth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he…. more »»

Empowering West Virginians through TANF

April 19, 2015 Across the Mountain State, we have worked hard to increase the availability of programs that provide West Virginians with an equal opportunity to live a great life right here at home, no matter what... more »»

Remembering a special society editor

April 19, 2015 I searched in vain for a picture of Ann Kennedy, not all that surprised that I came up empty-hande. more »»

Reflections on ‘time well spent’

April 19, 2015 “A time spent with family is time well spent” is a saying on the new kitchen clock we put up recentl. more »»

Inspiration from a morning car ride

April 18, 2015 It’s been a long week, but a boring one. Since I had a column due, I rallied the troops. “Quick, kids, I need to write a column this mornin. more »»

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