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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-One

The graduating class of Grafton High School in 1901 was composed of 14 members who were; Karl Byers, Alice Cassel, Sallie Davidson, Harry Friedman, Hardie Foreman, Dessie Gough, Elizabeth Knotts, Morgan Knotts, Minnie Lucas, Grace Mugler, Ada Nuzum, Kate Pilson, Grace Tregallis, and Vivian Turner.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 27-June 2

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. May 27, 1912: Legendary golfer Sam Snead was born at Ashwood, Virginia. When The Greenbrier reopened as a resort after World War II, Snead returned as the golf pro.

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Women of the Most High God: How Can I have Peace in the Midst of the Storm?

My friend you can have peace in the midst of your storms. Jesus is the only way you can find real peace. Jesus tells us my peace I give unto you not as the world giveth to you. Do not let your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid. (St John 14:27).

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Women of a New Season: Pandemic Pause!

II Kings 7: 3: And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate; and they said one to another, “Why sit we here until we die?” During this whole ordeal of the pandemic situation, I believe the American people have been compliant. Which means inclined to agree with others or obey rules. Then it says especially to an excessive degree, or acquiescent, which means to accept something without protest.

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Women of a New Season: Honeybee

Psalm 119: 103: how sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Proverbs 16: 24: gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

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Woman of the Most High God: Are you wondering what is going to happen?

We are certainly living in a time we have never lived in before. This virus has caused people to panic and to be afraid. The bible tells us to trust in the Lord with all of our might.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 20-26

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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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty

Quo Vadis, the story of the dawn of Christianity, under the management of E.J. Carpenter, starring Miss Lillian Lancaster as Lygia, the beautiful Christian martyr, in this drama of the struggle for Christianity in the Roman empire. This massive production with its elaborate scenery that appealed to the press and pulp and had their hearty endorsement came to the Opera House April 25, 1901.

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Women of a New Season: Are spells being cast at you by the enemy?

Galatians 3: 1: Oh, foolish Galatians! Who has cast an evil spell on you? For the meaning of Jesus Christ’s death was made as clear to you as if you had seen a picture of his death on the cross. Micah 5: 12: I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells.

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Woman of a Most High God: The battle is not ours, it's God's!

We as people try to figure everything out, but we finally realize we can’t change the weather, people or even things around us. But, we can allow God to change us and make us what he would want us to be.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 13-19

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.

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

A.Q. Scammon, a theatrical producer and owner of several productions of the type that appealed to the theatre patrons sent the first of his attractions, “The American Girl” to the Opera House March 21,1901.

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From the House to Your Home: A note to residents amid the current crisis

My hope is that everyone is staying uplifted in this trying time. This pandemic has brought us to much contemplation about health, the role of government, and liberty.

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

What is a mother? A precious gem.

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Women of a New Season: Do you journal? Our father in heaven does!

Malachi 3: 16: Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name. NKJV

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

Miss Alice Archer was the star of Fred E. Wright’s beautiful western drama, “Jess of the Bar Z,” which came to the Opera House February 12,1901. This drama of the west was so far above the average western production it was a pleasure to watch this dainty star in action as the plot of the play unfolded and the audience showed their appreciation by repeated curtain calls.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 6-12

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.

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Woman of the Most High God: Can you see the signs of his soon appearance?

Men’s and women’s hearts are full of fear. Not knowing how long this will last and how much worse the results of this virus will be. God’s trying to get our attention

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Women of a New Season: The year to open our mouth

Proverbs 31: 8-9: Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all that are appointed to die. Open your mouth judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 29-May 5

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

William Myers prominent locomotive driver in the passenger service on the Parkersburg branch was instantly killed when his engine No. 1408 hauling the New York-St. Louis express left the rails and turned over on January 5,1901

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Woman of the Most High God: The anchor holds inspite of the storm

So let the storm clouds rise, the dark clouds rise. They won’t worry me because I’m sheltered in the arms of God.

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Woman of A New Season: On the inside looking out!

Psalm 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Remember that old saying, “If you don’t behave, you’ll be on the outside looking in?” Well, it appears we are on the “Inside looking out.”

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 22-28

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

The entire community sympathized with Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark Lewellyn in the death of son, Claude A., who died from a malignant attack of typhoid September 23,1900.

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Woman of a Most High God: Praise the Lord, Jesus is risen

My Jesus is alive. Over death he has conquered. Death could not keep in the grave. He arose like he said, on the third day. Because Jesus lives, we can live also.

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Women of a New Season: She battles darkness in the light

I John 1: 5: God is light, in Him there is no darkness at all. She pulls the mask snuggly against her face. No gaps above, below or on the sides. Her shield goes on next, then the cap on her head and her gown that covers her body. Booties are also used, and gloves.

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 15-21

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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This History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Forty-Five

The graduation class of Grafton High School of 1900 was composed of nine members who were: William T. Brown Jr., Walter Blue, Marian Colerider, Edward Dudley, Elizabeth Kenny, Maud Miller, Hattie Patton, Katherine Reid and Carrie Rose.

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Bolton's Book Review: Collected writings from a master of the horror genre

The first time I read T.E.D. Klein was nearly a decade ago. Try as I might, I can’t remember the person or article that suggested I pick up his horror novel The Ceremonies, but I fondly recall spending my lunch hours slowly chipping away at the pages until I finally experienced that unmatched feeling of finishing a book.

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Women of a New Season: If I had a hammer

Judges 4: 21: Then Jael, Heber’s wife took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple and it went down into the ground, for he was fast asleep and weary. So, he died. If you aren’t familiar with this story, I encourage you to read Judges Chapter Four.

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Woman of a Most High God: Why do we put limits on God?

We must realize that God can do anything but fail. He is not limited to what he can do.

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 18-24

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.

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Chapter Two Hundred-Forty-One Lewis Haymond Dies

Lewis Haymond, one of the most colorful figures in the political and mercantile history of Grafton, died in his apartment in the Ward Hotel, February 14,1900, a dependent of one of the oldest families of Taylor County, whose forebears fought in the Revolutionary War in the struggle for liberty.

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 11-17

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.

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History of Taylor County - Chapter Two Hundred-Forty

That horrible and filthy scourge “smallpox” made its appearance in several parts of the town in January, 1900. Dr. A.R. Warden, the town health offer, came before the council and stated he would not be able to minister to the afflicted because his attention to several families in critical condition and suggested the council engage the professional services of Dr. Thomas F. Lanham to attend the afflicted and take drastic measures to prevent the of the scourge and employ nurses and guards to see that the afflicted wanted nothing in the way of proper care and allow no people to leave the premises in which disease existed.

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Women of the Most High God

I know Jesus is real because he lives in my heart. Once I was lost, had no purpose for living, but Jesus changed all of that when I let him come into my heart.

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Women of a New Season: FIERCE

Proverbs 28: 1: The wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are bold as a lion. NKJV “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” William Shakespeare. From: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Women of a New Season

Proverbs 28: 1: The wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are bold as a lion. NKJV “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” William Shakespeare. From: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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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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