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From the House to Your Home “Legislative wrap up continued"

Educational policies were another big topic of discussion this year. In higher education, the WV Invests grant program was updated in Senate bill 335 to make it clear that the grant covers tuition, mandatory fees and academic program fees, which now includes labor equipment costs.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: WHITE BUCKS AND BLUE SUEDE SHOES

The old Junior High School (As we called it back in the day), was located on Washington Street, just four doors from where I grew up. Washington Street was a great place back then.

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A Woman of the Most High God:No matter what you’ve done, Jesus loves you

You might think that God doesn’t love you or that you can’t be saved. Jesus is not willing that any that perish will all come to repentance.

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This week in West Virginia History: April 28 through May 4

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter 298

In the county election on November 7,1904, A.E.N. Means was elected the 18th sheriff of Taylor County. A son of Isaac and Elmira Shroyer Means and a descendant of two of the oldest families of the Knottsville district, he began his education in the rural schools of that district and for some time taught in that part of the country and worked on the father’s farm during the vacation periods.

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Woman of the Most High God “What does God expect of you?"

Everyone has a purpose in life. We were born to serve the Lord.

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Women of a New Season “New seasons"

Daniel 2: 21: He changes times and seasons, He removes kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. Do you ever feel like you need a new season in your life?

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From the House to Your Home “Legislative session complete"

After a 60-day session amidst a pandemic, I think the biggest accomplishment of the session is that 134 individuals from all over the state were able to convene in close quarters and only one person became covid positive from a family encounter.

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 21-27

CHARLESTON, W.VA.—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two-Hundred-Ninety-Seven

G. Thomas Vance after graduation began his career as a grocers clerk and then entered the Merchants and Mechanics Savings bank as a teller. He was one of the first young men of Grafton to volunteer his services to his country in the Great World War and served to the end of hostilities in France and among the last of the American Expeditionary Force to return to the United States.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter One

*Editor’s note: This is a special installment of The History of Taylor County. The following piece was the first of Charles Brinkman’s articles and was published 81 years ago, on April 18,1939. That portion of West Virginia which is now Taylor County was part of that vast domain of Virginia known as West Augusta, prior to the War of the Revolution.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: WORDS

Proverbs 25: 11: A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. KJV Proverbs 18: 21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. KJV Words. They are so important. We can harm people with our words, or we can lift them up and give them hope.

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A Woman of the Most High God: It’s not time to let your guard down!

God has been so good to us. He has kept us through the epidemic. He has provided for us physically, but have we grown spiritually? Have we stayed in the same place with God when we first stated the epidemic? We should have grown closer to god than what we used to be.

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This week in West Virginia History: April 14 through April 20

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. April 14, 1774: Surveyors met at the mouth of the Kanawha River to establish military bounty claims in Kentucky. They became involved in several skirmishes with Indians in the region. This was the start of Dunmore’s War, the name given to the conflict in the Ohio Valley in the spring of 1774.

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter 296

In front of her husband’s store in the stirring campaign of 1876 Mrs. Compton saw and heard the great orator Eben Ingersoll and the silver tongued Stewart L. Woodford lift their voiced in the interests of Hayes and Wheeler for the presidency of the nation and those old prominent political leader the patriarchal war Governor Francis H. Pierpont and General Nathan Goff, Attorney Blackwell B. Dovener, Editor Archibald Sambell and others voice an earnest plea for the success of the Republican candidates and the party platform.

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VFW offering annual Loyalty Day contest

TAYLOR COUNTY—May 1 has been set aside as a day to celebrate the heritage of Freedom America through the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 7-13

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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A Woman of the Most High God: Christ the Lord is risen today. What a glorious day!

Jesus promised on the third day he would rise again. Mary Magdalene was the first to see Jesus at the tomb. He told her to go tell his disciples. Peter was afraid.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: GETTING TIRED YET?

Do you feel like you are being worn out? Are you tired of hearing Christians being made fun of or mocked? Are you tired of hearing God cursed by those who have no clue who He is, without even trying to understand?

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Ninety Five

Mrs. Compton, perhaps, attended the opening of the historical old Grafton hotel when landlord Horace Ressley opened the doors of this famous old hostelry for inspection of the citizens and their wives of the village on that June day, 1857.

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Woman of the Most High God :“What do you value in life?,”

Life is like a vapor. We are here today and may be gone before tomorrow. Where are you laying up your treasures? The Bible tells us to lay up our treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21). We brought nothing in this world, and we can’t take anything with us (I Timothy 6:7). Only our families, children, grandchildren.

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Women of a New Season “Come to the well!,”

First of all let me say, anytime you are dealing with Jesus, be totally honest with Him. After all no one else can hear you, and this is how we get His ear. This woman came in the heat of the day to draw water, because she was an outcast.

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The History of Taylor County:Chapter Two Hundred-Ninety-One

The screams of the wife of ex-policeman Emery Lake, a resident of St. Charles Street, brought the neighborhood hurrying to the lake home to ascertain the cause to find the body of the former officer lying dead on the floor from a pistol shot self-inflicted without any apparent cause.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: IT’S TIME FOR THE TEST

Is the Antichrist alive on planet Earth right now? I can’t answer that. It’s very probable that he is, considering how the world is totally reeling from the upheaval taking place in every nation. I also believe the Rapture could happen at any moment, so that would lead me to believe he is alive

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A Woman of the Most High God: It’s time to praise the Lord. Enough complaining!

The Psalmist David tells us to let everything that has breath praise the Lord. God has taken care of us in every situation we have gone through. He has never forsaken us or left us. He watches over us day and night. The Book of Psalms is full of praise unto the Lord.

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This week in West Virginia History: March 3 through March 9

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. March 3, 1843: Barbour County was created from parts of Lewis, Harrison, and Randolph counties and named for the distinguished Virginia jurist Philip Pendleton Barbour.

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter 290

The Woman’s Club entertained the members and their guests in a lavish manner with a beautiful dance in Brinkman Hall and banquet at the Blen-Avon Hotel on December 29,1903. The success of this brilliant affair was due to the patronesses, Mrs. Charles R. Durbin, Mrs. J.E. R. Ellis, Mrs. H.W. Chadduck and Mrs. A.S. Warder, who welcomed the members and guests spent

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From the House to Your Home "Broadband expansion coming to parts of Taylor County"

Expanding broadband in WV has been a goal for many at the state and federal level. Many cannot imagine what life would be like without it. Well many in Taylor County can tell you and there are plans for that to change! The Federal Communications Commission has a program called the Connect America Fund.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Sixteen

Those two famous comedians, Charles Rice Charles Barton, played a return engagement in the Opera House March 16, 1897, presenting their laughing comedy McDoodle and Poodle. The two stars surrounded by a most capable company drew an audience that amply repaid them on thier second visit to Grafton. Word was received in Grafton of the death of Matthew Luzadder who passed away at his home in Greenwood Township, Illinois in March, 1897. He was a descendant of Aaron Luzzadder, who settled in what is now Taylor County some time after the Revolutionary war. A resident of Grafton at its beginning, he conducted a hotel on the site now covered

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