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Woman of the Most High God: Are you praying for your country?

As we look around at our country, we need to pray like we have never prayed before. America is troubled on every hand. So much uncertainty. We are living in the last days.

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Women of a New Season: Are you one of those women?

A woman of God is an awesome creature. She is different. Her mouth opens with love and encouragement not criticism. You never hear filthy words come from her lips.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Fifty

The town council passed an ordinance requiring the owners of all public buildings and houses of entertainment of more than two stories to equip the structures with metal fire escapes for safety in case of a fire. The owner of the Central Hotel, the Jarrett building, the Opera House and the Central School on Wilford Street contracted with S. J. Willhide and Sons for the erection of the safety appliances for the protection of guests, tenants and pupils.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 18-24

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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From the House to Your Home: Summary of the Second Special Session of the 85th Legislature

The House of Delegates and Senate convened for the Second Extraordinary Session of 2022 at noon on April 25, 2022 and concluded the following day.

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Woman of the Most High God: Are you watching and waiting for the soon return of Jesus

Jesus tells us that in his father’s house are many mansions, and that he would return for his bride. Jesus is coming back to take us to our heavenly home. For those who live for him and who do the will of the father.

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Women of a New Season: Has God spoken to you?

Luke 1: 45: “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” Many times, women tell me that they never have had God speak to them. If we are born-again Christians, God is speaking. I guarantee it. T

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Forty-Nine

The Swedish comedy “ole Olson” came to the Opera House January 5, 1908, and amused a very satisfactory audience.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 11-17

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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This Week in West Virginia History: May 4-10

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 Three Hundred-Forty-Eight

Frank Holland’s romantic drama “The Lily and the Prince” drew a fair-sized audience to the Opera House November 18, 1907.

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Woman of the Most High God: What is the responsibility of a mother?,

When God created a mother, he created a precious and beautiful woman. We read about Jesus’s mother Mary. She raised Jesus in the fear and admiration of the Lord. He was raised as we have raised our children.

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Women of a New Season: Our king is enthralled with his bride

Psalm 45: 11: Be here…the king is wild for you. Since he is your lord, adore him. MSG It’s very enjoyable for me to read things out of the Message Bible now and then, it makes things really pop out at you. I use other versions, mostly the NKJV, but the Message is a fun way to look at things.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Forty-Seven

Robert Emmett Blaney, an enthusiastic believer in the lasting qualities of the Sherwin-Williams brands of paints, who proudly stands and watches the men at work covering the homes of the people with this well-known brand and transforming a drab and unsightly structure into an attractive home by coating it in rich colors. Here in Grafton where smoke, soot and cinders of business in East Main Street will outlast and retain its brightness far longer than any brand on the market.

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 27—May 3

CHARLESTON, WV—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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Woman of the Most High God: Will you be standing when the storms come?

Storms are coming, you can count on it. Life is so uncertain, and we don’t know what will come our way. We are living in perilous times. The only one you can depend on is Jesus.

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Women of a New Season: It’s time to speak, ladies

Proverbs 31: 8-9: “ Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute!” MSG The ladies in my church are awesome. They love each other and lift each other up with prayer and words of encouragement. I’m proud of them for that. But, we should all be doing this.

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Women of a New Season: S.H.E.

Psalm 68: 11-12: The Lord gives the command; the women who proclaim the good news are a great army: Kings of armies flee, they flee, and she who remains at home will divide the spoil. Our women’s group at church is called S.H.E. It stands for Sharing His Empowerment. Our job? To empower you to do your part in this army in the verse above.

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Woman of the Most High God: If God be for you, who can be against you?

Jesus has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. Yes, there will be trials and hard times, but we aren’t alone. Jesus defeated the devil 2,000 years ago with the blood that Jesus shed on calvary will never lose its power. That same blood today can make the vilest sinner clean.

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 20-26

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 Three Hundred-Forty-Six

One of those drama dealing with crimes entitled “The Shoplifter” came to the Opera House September 27th 1907. This drama portraying those people who have a mania for looting from stores of large cities who were compelled to maintain a large floor walkers who work consistently on the watch for these smugglers, the drama was well acted and the pleas of the thief found favor in the eyes of the gallery who pitied the unfortunates caught in the act.

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Women of a New Season “The Esther Element,”

Esther 4: 14: For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? Did you ever realize that all Scripture can and should be applied to our lives to help us grow closer to God and to learn to fulfill His purpose for our lives? God has a purpose for each of us. Esther’s purpose was to help save her people.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Forty-Five

A glance at the costumes worn by the ladies of the 1900s reveals the difference in the styles between now and then. A costume with wide flared skirt that entirely covers the feet, tight waist with a very full puffed sleeves and tight cuffs and very high choker collars with plenty of gauge trimmings or beaded passementeries were in vogue. Cedar brown

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 13-19

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. April 13, 1923: Medal of Honor recipient Jonah Edward Kelley was born at Rada in Mineral County. Sergeant Kelley died while leading his squad in repeated attacks on a German position during World War II.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Forty-Four

The home of Mrs. Rebecca Henderson Radcliffe on cottage I was terribly sad and when she learned of the death of her son William T. On the evening of May 29, 1907. The young man 21 years of age was employed as a brakeman on the Grafton Belington division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and engaged in making up

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 6-12

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. April 6, 1938: The Civilian Conservation Corps established Camp Kanawha in the Kanawha State Forest. The CCC removed all of the abandoned houses, coal tipples, and other structures no longer in use, and constructed roads, the forest superintendent’s residence, office, maintenance building, and picnic shelters.

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Woman of the Most High God “Does Jesus really care when you are hurting?”

Yes, Jesus really cares about you. There is nothing that Jesus doesn’t know about you. He cares when you are hurting. When your heart seems to be broken in two. Jesus sees every tear you shed. He hears when it’s dark around you, and you can’t find your way. Jesus is there.

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Women of a New Season “Getting tired yet?”

Daniel 7: 25: And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws…KJV 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 Three Hundred-Forty-Three

D. Miller Simonton takes exception to many activities he considered of a ribald and carousing nature and writes his views on this subject under the heading:

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 30-April 5

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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Woman of the Most High God: Jesus must be number one in our lives

Jesus tells us in his word that he is a jealous God, and that he will share his glory with no one period he must be number one in our lives. Secondly comes your family. Family is important to God. Even when Jesus was hanging on the cross.

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Woman of a New Season: What do Christian women most need?

Luke 10: 39: She had a sister named Mary who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was continually listening to His teaching. If you ask a woman what she most needs in her Spiritual life, she will have a hard time coming up with an answer, especially if you tell her you aren’t talking about physical needs, like a better income, personal needs, like a healing, or emotional needs, like relationships.

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From the House to Your Home: 85th Legislature comes to a close

At midnight, Saturday, March 12, 2022 the session ended. Now we begin the process of sorting out what bills made it through the entire process and signed by the Governor.

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Woman of the Most High God: What do I have to do to get saved?

The Bible tells us that God so oved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe in him shall be saved (John 3:16). The Bible also tells. Us that if we confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts that Christ was raised from the dead, we shall be saved.

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Women of a New Season: God wants you to speak

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and with every fiber of your being you wanted to witness to them about the Lord, but you just didn’t know how to go about it? Or perhaps a subject about the Bible or God came up and the folks speaking were totally wrong, but you were unsure of yourself to the point where you just kept silent and berated yourself for the rest of the day for it?

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three-Hundred-Forty-Two

The morning of Memorial Day the children of the public and parochial schools Were formed in a line of March on east Main Street and with an escort of members of Reno post No. 7 and headed by Vincent superb band marched to the National Cemetery and proceeded to place on each grave a new and clean American flag and a reef or Garland of tender fragrant spring blossoms and after the unusual morning ritual by the members of the post the children marched back to town.

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 23-29

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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Woman of the Most High God: If there’s ever a time we need to pray, it’s now!

Look around you. There is no peace. The only peace you will find is found in Christ Jesus. The world has nothing to offer you, but heartache.

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Women of a New Season: We are a target

Genesis 3: 15: And I will put enmity, (great hatred), between you and the woman…between your seed and her seed… We live in a world that is spiraling out of control. We all look at politicians and world leaders blaming them for the mess we are in, and to be fair many of them are at fault.

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 16-22

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 Three-Hundred-Forty-One

A group of Grafton men organized the Grafton daily republican and released the building at 223 W Main St for the publishing rooms of this new journal. Gus A.Bolden was made editor and D. Grant Smith was engaged to superintend the publication

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 9-15

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 Three Hundred-Forty

The musical comedy, “Simple Simon Simple,” with a very large cast and special scenery came to the Opera House March 21, 1907. The unusual title of this production and the billing drew one of the best paying audiences into the theatre who enjoyed an entire evening enjoyment from the musical comedy adapted from the English nursery rhyme.

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From the House to Your Home: Last week of the legislative session

The Legislature is on track to again adopt a budget during the regular legislative session and spare the additional cost to the public of an extended budget session previous Legislatures had relied on and come to accept as necessary to complete the task.

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Woman of the Most High God: Will you be standing when the storms come?

Storms are coming you can count on it! Life is so uncertain, and we don’t know what will come our way. We are living in perilous times period the only one you can depend on is Jesus.

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Women of a New Season: A woman of influence

Genesis 2: 18: And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone, I will make him a helper comparable to him.” And so ladies, that’s how we came to be. We were created to help and for completing such a task, we’ve been gifted with the ability to have great influence over people. Not all people most likely, but those in our sphere of living, or our section of society.

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Woman of the Most High God: If God be for you, who can be against you?

Jesus has promised to never leave nor forsake us. Yes, there will be trials, hard times, but we aren’t alone. Jesus defeated the devil 2,000 years ago, and that blood that Jesus the shed on Calvary will never lose its power. That same blood today can make the violence center clean.

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Women of a New Season: Who’s that lady?

Titus 2: 3-5: The older women…that they be reverent in behavior, not slanders, not given to much wine, teachers of good things, that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. In this world today many people are deceived and led astray by every wind and doctrine.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Thirty-Nine-A

In 1867, Hon. Samuel Swinton Burdett, member of Congress from Iowa and commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, came to visit relatives at Pruntytown, Taylor County, West Virginia, and look over the Civil War.

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 2-8

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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Woman of the Most High God: Jesus tells us to warn the people

Judgment is coming. It must begin at the House of God. From the pulpit to the back of the church. Judgment has started, my friend.

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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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