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Early anxiety about graduation

May 28, 2016 We have been getting invitations for graduation parties for Sassy Saint’s friends. more »»

The local concert season is upon us

May 22, 2016 The summer season is quickly approaching, and for many that means checking out a few concerts from some of our favorite musical acts. more »»

Creating a brighter future

May 22, 2016 As Governor, our children's well-being is one of my top priorities, and I am particularly proud of the progress we have made through the Safe at Home West Virginia program. more »»

We must have a child-like faith

May 22, 2016 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" He called a little child to him, and placed the child among the. more »»

The what’s somebody’s name game

May 22, 2016 “What’s whatchamuhcallit’s husband’s name?” I looked to Better Half to be the Great and Powerful Mystery Person Name Solver, to handle with ease this question of mine that rocketed right out of... more »»

Musings about Mother’s Day events

May 22, 2016 I was present at and enjoyed two Mother’s Day food events this month — the Rush Run Community Chapel dinner and the Mother-Daughter Tea at Brightway Community Chapel. more »»

I’m destined to not have a nice lawn

May 21, 2016 I was tired of looking at our yard. The neighbors probably were tired of looking at our yard. more »»

Area knows how to honor its veterans

May 15, 2016 Those driving through downtown Weirton this weekend may have noticed something new hanging from many of the utility poles along Main Street. more »»

The importance of unity in the storm

May 15, 2016 Acts 27:29 "Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon the rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the da. more »»

Haluski recipe and noodle negotiations

May 15, 2016 Having married into a Polish family, I learned to eat, like and make haluski, a regional favorite in the side-dish department. more »»

Of fair history, ice cream and more

May 15, 2016 Going to the fair was a big deal back when it started in 1847 for residents of Harrison County. more »»

Barely surviving school formal season

May 14, 2016 I was in a pile of discount shoes when I watched my soul and will to live flutter up to the ceiling like a couple friendly ghosts. I was exhausted. My feet hurt. My wallet hurt. more »»

Mother’s Day gifts can be challenging

May 8, 2016 Today is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate the most important women in our lives, finding ways to treat them and let them know how much we care. more »»

A blessing on this Mother’s Day

May 8, 2016 Mother's Day is a day that we celebrate the hardest working individual known to mankind. more »»

Love, laments over redefined mother

May 8, 2016 I often wonder what Ruth Ann Hout thinks about all day, what consumes her thoughts since dementia has redefined her these past few years. My 92-year-old mother smiles when she sees me. more »»

Some soiree and wedding reflections

May 8, 2016 Whether it’s called a soiree or just an extremely good dinner, the Jefferson County Farm Bureau Rural-Urban Soiree was quite a success in the food, program and door prize departments. more »»

The ups and downs of hockey season

May 7, 2016 I know we haven’t done this all season, but ... let’s talk about that Hockey Team Who Must Not Be Named. Oh my gosh, y’all. more »»

It’s up to everyone to keep it clean

May 1, 2016 It doesn’t take much effort to keep a community clean, as long as people are willing to step up and lend a hand. more »»

The seven laws of sowing and reaping

May 1, 2016 Jesus teaches us a great lesson of sowing and reaping in Luke 8:5-15: "A sower went out to sow his seed. more »»

Current school times the responsible choice

May 1, 2016 In the last few years, the school budget in Hancock County has suffered continuous loss of tax revenue. more »»

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