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This Week in West Virginia History: September 22-28

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-Nineteen

The reorganized Adair, Gregg and Adair company opened the fall season in the Opera House for the week beginning August 21, 1905, and drew an audience of 3,146 theatre patrons to witness this repertoire company that was organized by these local young men two years previously.

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Women of a New Season: Wormwood

Revelation 8: 10-11: The third angel sounded his trumpet and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water, the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.

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Woman of the Most High God: It’s the midnight hour!

We are drawing closer to the coming of the Lord every day.

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From the House to Your Home: WV Legislature September meetings

Lawmakers gathered in Charleston Sept. 12-15, 2021 for interim committee meetings and rule-making review meetings. These meetings take place nearly every month when we’re not in session and help us study proposals that may not have completed the legislative process during the previous session, along with topics we want to focus on for the upcoming legislative session.

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Woman of the Most High God: If God delivered Israel our of the wilderness, he’ll do it for us

Israel wandered in the wilderness for 40 days, and actually the journey was only about 11 days. Yes, they grumbled and complained but God brought them out. No one was sick, their clothes and shoes had not worn out. That’s a miracle right there.

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Women of a New Season: A mere field of lentils

II Samuel 23: 11-12: And after him, (Eleazar), was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. So, the people fled from the Philistines. But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the Lord brought about a great victory

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three-Hundred-Eighteen

Gentry’s Famous Dog and Pony Show, which has for some years exhibited on the old Fairgrounds came to Grafton on June 6,1905. The town council warned the management of the unsafe conditions of the wooden bridged that spanned Berkeley Creek and refused to assume any responsibility in case of accident to the show property in passing over the bridge.

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 15-21

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 “Without the power of God, we will not overcome,”

People keep saying things are going to get better, but I don’t believe that. Only in trusting in Jesus and keeping our mind and eyes upon him will it get better. The virus keeps getting worse. Prices of food, gas and utilities keep going up, not down.

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Women of a New Season “Family love,”

Genesis 31: 49: The Lord watch between you and me, when we are out of one another’s sight. My family is scattered all over the place. They are in West Virginia, Florida, California, Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina and a few in Texas. On those nights when I’m over tired, I pray for them in a bunch. Most nights I name them one by one, and pray for any particular needs of which I’m aware. But I have to tell you, I miss them.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Seventeen

The graduating class of Grafton High School for 1905 was composed of ten members who were: Marie Cole, Edgar Dall, Lena Ford, Florence Hamilton, Jo Clair Hendrickson, Rhea Hildebrand, Holmes Wyckoff, Georgia Lowther, Charlotte Pilson and Beryl Tutt.

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 8-14

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. Sept. 8, 1862: Raiders led by Confederate Gen. Albert G. Jenkins, a Cabell County native, rode into Barboursville. They skirmished with the enemy, then rode into Wayne, Logan, and Raleigh counties

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Sixteen

The musical farce entitled “Hoity-Toity” with a large cast of singers and comedians came to the Opera House April 27,1905 and did a fine business to an audience that found plenty of enjoyment in this entertainment.

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 1-7

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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Women of a New Season: Master of the wind

Mark 4: 39: Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace be still,” and the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

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Woman of the Most High God: There is no place for jealousy in the Kingdom of God

Many people are jealous of other people, even in the body of Christ. There is no room for this. God wants to use each one of us, his children. We are to live in unity. A house divided cannot stand and will not stand.

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This week in West Virginia History: August 25-31

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. August 25, 1903: Soprano Susanne Fisher was born in Sutton. Fisher was the first West Virginian to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.

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The history of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Fifteen

The Record Stock company, a new repertoire organization to Grafton came to the Opera House for the week of March 27,1905 and did an ordinary business during the engagement. The box office statement reveals that only some 2,100 persons paid to witness the performances during the week.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: WHAT IS YOUR LEVEL OF COMMITMENT?

When Jesus died on the cross for us, He gave His all. He suffered for our sins, so that we wouldn’t have to bear such a heavy load. He died for our sins so that we could be forgiven, have our slate wiped clean, and enjoy eternal life. What do you have to offer Him in return?

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A Woman of the Most High God, Do you know who you are in Jesus Christ?

You are not an outcast. You aren’t a nobody but a somebody in Christ Jesus. You’ve been told that you will never amount to anything. You are the beautiful creation of Jesus Christ. God loves you and has many good things in store for you. You are not the tail but the head. You are not beneath but above if you belong to Jesus Christ.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Fourteen

In the town election held on Tuesday, March 21,1905, George W. Lowther received 870 votes. J. Oscar Jaco received 715 votes, William H. Powell received 19 votes for the office of mayor. For council in the first ward Ernest F. Clark received 153 votes. Dr. John S. Whitescarver received 141 votes. For council

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 18-24

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. Aug. 18, 1885: Artemus Ward Cox was born on a farm at Red Knob, Roane County. In 1914, Cox bought the George Ort Department Store on Capitol Street in Charleston. That store became the first in a chain of 21 A. W. Cox stores in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

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Woman of the Most High God “Who am I that a King would bleed and die for?"

Jesus came to earth to be the supreme sacrifice for our sins. Keep in mind he had no sins of his own. He took our sins. He was tempted in every way man has been tempted or will ever be tempted. But Jesus never sinned.

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Women of a New Season “Stand by your man!”

Women were created by God, to help rule and subdue the earth, and she was given the feminine touch with which to do it. When a woman is Godly, her femininity is bridled and useable to God. It is not harsh, nor is it loud and crass. She is to work along side her husband, neither to dominate him, nor to be dominated by him.

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Woman of the Most High God “Have you made your reservation for heaven?,

Time is running out. Jesus may come today. Look around you. Things are getting worse instead of better period look at our government, it’s a big mess. None of them can get along. They’re supposed to be for the people, by the people and of the people. They are supposed to be about protecting us. We have been completely left out of the picture.

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Women of a New Season “Tips I picked up about God from my puppy,

For many years I’ve taught on how we can know and see God through His creation. It says it well in that verse, His creation leaves us without excuse. I’ve taught from the Bible using butterflies, trees, lions, canker worms, snakes and yes, babies and people, to show how we know there is this mighty and all- powerful God by observing what He has made.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Thirteen

Sebastian J. Walter, general merchant whose general merchandise business occupied the Boyles building, extended his heartiest thanks for a very successful and prosperous business year, and promised to strive to render to the people of Grafton and the surrounding territory even better service than during the past years and wishes a continuance of the friendly patronage his business has enjoyed since he located in the new building.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 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. Aug. 11, 1844: Emanuel Willis Wilson was born at Harpers Ferry. He served as the seventh governor of West Virginia. Aug. 11, 1994: The Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge became the 500th refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge system. It is

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Twelve

George F. Hall perhaps one of the most popular comedians who ever appeared before the local theatrical public on numerous occasions came to the Opera House with a brand-new melodramatic vehicle entitled “A Ragged Hero,” and was greeted by a fine audience who gave him an ovation in his efforts to please his public on the night of February 10,1905.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 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. Aug. 4, 1824: John Jay Jackson Jr. was born near Parkersburg. Jackson was a prominent judge who became notorious among those trying to organize labor unions in West Virginia. He blocked an effort by Mother Jones and United Mine Workers leaders to organize the miners of northern West Virginia. Aug. 4, 1897: Musician William Jennings ‘‘Billy’’ Cox was born near Charleston. Cox

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Woman of the Most High God “When will revival come?,”

People always talk about wanting revival, but there needs to be several things happen before the church sees revival. First, the church must submit themselves to God. Secondly, we must allow Jesus to make changes in our lives. We must seek his face and die out to the things of this world.

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Women of a New Season “Pick up what Jesus drops on the trail for you,”

Psalm 65: 11: You crown the year with your goodness, and your paths drip with abundance. As we walk through this world as Christians, we can at times get confused about where our next step will lead us. We aren’t sure how things will turn out and at times we can become fearful and uncertain of our future.

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Visit Mountaineer Country Tourism Updates: Start Planning your Mountaineer Country Summer!

Mountaineer Country sunshine and fun-filled events make for the perfect summer duo. Have you considered a staycation this summer?

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The History of Taylor County Three Hundred-Nine

After Mr. Shaffer’s funeral was conducted from the home, the widow sold the property to George W. Merchant, one of the old employees of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, who with his family, lived in the home until his passing in 1884.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 14-20

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: Whose caring for our children today?

Do you have children in your church that honor God’s word? Some children don’t know what Sunday school is. I’ve been passing gospel tracks out to children and they tell me they have never been to Sunday school. Yes, that’s in Taylor County. I couldn’t believe my ears. It broke my heart.

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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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