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Woman of the Most High God

Jesus came to do the will of his Heavenly father. He prayed not my will but thine be done. In the Lord’s Prayer, “thing will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” God’s will is perfect. What is

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Women of a New Season

Matthew 24: 5: For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. Luke 21: 8: And He said, “Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name saying,’ I am He,’ and, ‘The time is near.’ Do not go after them. The other day I came across a news clip from a station in South Africa. It was a legitimate news program about interesting current events. The lady and gentleman who were

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Chapter Two Hundred-Eighty-Nine

The Woman’s Club entertained with one of their artistic and pleasing concerts in the Opera House November 23, 1903. The officers of this musical organization were Mrs. A.S. Warder, president, Mrs. C.F. Schroeder and Mrs. J C. Newham,

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This Week in West Virginia History: February 24-March 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. Feb. 24, 1918: Judge Kenneth Keller ‘‘K. K.’’ Hall was born at Greenview, Boone County. Hall spent 47 years on the state and federal benches.

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Woman of the Most High God “The clock is ticking, time is running out,”

Time is running out and we are surely living in the last days. Signs and the times are all around us. We are not promised a day. We don’t know when our time will be to leave this old world. Age doesn’t matter

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Women of a New Season “Your little neck of the woods,”

Proverbs says so many helpful things. This little portion of scripture is one of them. Wisdom builds your house. Not just talking about the structure here, not just the brick and mortar, but the inside of the house. The part that makes it a home. This kind of wisdom comes from God.

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Chapter Two Hundred-Eighty-Eight

One of the best attractions to come to the Opera House during the season of 1903 was Yager and Rheinstrom’s beautiful production from the pen of Clyde Fitch entitled “Lover’s Lane” which came to the Opera House November 5,1903.

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This Week in West Virginia History: February 17-23

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. Feb. 17, 1735: Morgan Morgan was commissioned a captain of militia in the 201st Field Artillery, which is considered the oldest military unit in the United States.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON:HOW STRONG IS YOUR SAFETY NET?

Have you ever seen a safety net on a construction site, or perhaps in a Three-Ring Circus? They are sturdy. Some are made of High-density polyethylene. Raw materials woven, knotted or tied together, which can hold hundreds of pounds.

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A Woman of the Most High God:Give your burdens to the Lord and leave them there

Here we have begun a new year. It got started out on the wrong foot, like what happened at the capital. What a big mess and disgrace for our country. People died, things were destroyed, this is not the way we as a country act.

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This week in West Virginia History: February 10 through February 16

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. Feb. 10, 1904: Jay Legg was shot and killed by his wife, Sarah Ann, in their home in Clay County. The trial, conviction, appeal and acquittal of Sarah Ann led to a popular West Virginia folk ballad, “The Murder of Jay Legg.”

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Eighty Seven

The death of William Addison Walters on October 3,1903, removed one of the oldest settlers of Grafton who came to the settlement with the beginning of the construction of the old “stone shops” in 1853 and entered the employ of the North West Virginia Railroad until that carrier was absorbed by purchase by the Baltimore and Ohio in 1857, then continued to hold his employment with the latter company for almost half a century.

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This Week in West Virginia History: February 3-9

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-Eighty-Six

Word was received in Grafton by the members of the Methodist Episcopal congregation of the death of their beloved pastor of early days, who gave them the historical Andrews Methodist Episcopal church through his untiring efforts to have erected a larger temple of religion to house the ever increasing accessions to that faith.

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Women of a New Season: Undone deeds

Isaiah 51: 15-16: “But I am the Lord your God, who divided the sea whose waves roared- the Lord of hosts is His name. And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth and say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”

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Woman of the Most High God: God makes it rain on the just and unjust

Do you feel God is punishing you by having to go through things you deal with every day? Do you feel God doesn’t love you or care for you? My friend, God loves you and cares for you.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON:GET CLOSE TO GOD

Jeremiah 23: 23: “Am I a God who is near,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far off?” NASB The Bible tells us to draw near to God and He will draw near to us. We need to take that to heart. He wants us close to Him. When we get close

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A Woman of the Most High God: What a mighty God we serve!

God has sure been good to us. The year 2020 surely proved that. It was a rough year with some hard times, but God has been faithful, and he brought us through another year. He supplied our every need, watched over us and protected us. We may not know why things

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This week in West Virginia History: January 27 through February 2

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. Jan. 27, 1925: Bernard L. Coffindaffer was born in Nicholas County. In the 1980s and 1990s, Coffindaffer erected clusters of crosses along the highways of West Virginia and much of the Southeast.

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This week in West Virginia History: January 27 through February 2

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. Jan. 27, 1925: Bernard L. Coffindaffer was born in Nicholas County. In the 1980s and 1990s, Coffindaffer erected clusters of crosses along the highways of West Virginia and much of the Southeast.

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter Two Hundred and Eighty Five

The Paige Comedy company featuring the comedian Thomas E. DePew and Miss Amy Laird came to the Opera home the three night, September 3,4 and 5, 1903, in a repertoire of popular drama to very good business and the company made a most favorable impression on their initial appearance on the local stage, a moving picture machine called by the high sounding name of The Parisian Kalitecnoscope was used between acts 1 and 4 during the week and showed an imaginary picture of a trip to the Planet Mars, that was

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This Week in West Virginia History: January 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. Jan. 20-21, 1824: West Virginia’s most famous soldier, Thomas Jonathan Jackson, was born near midnight in Clarksburg. When Virginia left the Union in 1861, Jackson dutifully went with his native state. He commanded the strategically important post at Harpers Ferry until being appointed a brigadier general of infantry. In the opening battle at Manassas on July 21, 1861, he won the name ‘‘Stonewall’’ for steadfastness at the critical point in the engagement.

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Notes from Nicki “Can we place fear over education?"

As a parent of a child that loves school, wants to be in school and is struggling right now, I was saddened to hear that the Taylor County Board of Education voted to ignore the directive sent down from the West Virginia Board of Education. When they came out and approved a motion that students would be returning to in-person instruction for four or five days a week, I was relieved, knowing that our students would be in school a very minimum of two days per week.

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Woman of the Most High God “Love one another as Christ has loved you,”

It’s easy to love when people treat you right, but it’s a different story when people do and say things to hurt you. We are to love as Christ loves us. His love is true. He cares about you and me. So much so that he gave his life on Calvary.

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Women of a New Season:“We are called to trust!"

Romans 8: 28: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. NKJV Sometimes we are caught off guard in life by things that happen to us. Our first inclination is to say, “Why me God?” If that happens to you try to learn not to ask. My husband always said these things happen because it’s part of life, and sometimes life isn’t fair or just. But God always is, don’t ever forget that.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 284

The passing of Mrs. Virginia Himan Donohue, wife of Captain John Donohue, at her home on Washington Street on September 8,1903, removed one of the oldest settlers and most remarkable women on the town.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: DON’T LEAVE YOUR POST

There sure has been a lot of confusion and chaos in our world lately. It’s hard to know who or what to believe. In the midst of turmoil all around us we must stand our ground. God has assigned us a post, and we must not leave it. Let me give you a couple examples.

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A Woman of the Most High God: It is God we are to please, not man!

When God speaks to you and tells you what his plan for you, you don’t need man’s approval. Man’s way is not God’s way. God knows all and he sees all. The scripture verse says, “Why aren’t thou mindful of man?” Man doesn’t have all of the answers.

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This week in West Virginia History: January 13 through January 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. Jan. 13, 1905: Joseph H. Diss Debar died in Philadelphia. A supporter of the movement to create West Virginia, Diss Debar was commissioned in 1863 to design the Great Seal of West Virginia.

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter 283

George Creel, prominent citizen and inspector of buildings and water stations for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, met a tragic death on June 22,1903, when the power motor on which he and A.W. Manley supervisor of track, were riding on the Grafton and Belington branch on a tour of inspection and in passing through a deep cut near the village of Arden when they were met head on by an extra freight train which caught the men and motor in the cut with no chance to escape.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: THE YEAR OF THE WARRIOR BRIDE

Every year I pray for God to speak to me about the upcoming new year. This year He has shown me that we are to be His Warrior Bride. We are to still speak out about Him at every opportunity. That’s how people come to church, and more importantly, come to Him.

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A Woman of the Most High God: What will the year of 2021 hold for us?

We have entered a brand-new year. The year 2020 was a very rough year. We saw and heard things we never had heard or seen before. Huge numbers of deaths from the virus were recorded, there was protesting in the streets, fires burning in California, homes destroyed, lives lost, jobs lost, schools closed, changes in class scheduling and shortages in toilet paper and cleaning supplies. What a year. But God was still on the throne. He took care of us.

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This week in West Virginia History: January 6 through January 12

Charleston WV (January 2021) – 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. Jan. 6, 1828: Ward Hill Lamon was born in Jefferson County. Lamon was friend, law partner and unofficial bodyguard to President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln sent Lamon to Richmond on business, and the President was assassinated while his bodyguard was away.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 282

When the agitation for the organization of the new county of Taylor began Leonadis Johnson, who has established himself at Pruntytown, was called to prepare the petition of the citizens to the Virginia Legislature to lay before that body their prayer for the passage of the bill creating this new county to save time and money to the citizens who had business with the seats of the courts at Clarksburg, Morgantown and Philippi, to which the citizens were compelled to make long and tiresome journeys and by forming a compact county of parts of Barbour, Harrison and Monongalia counties great loss of time and considerable money could be saved the people and the state.

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Woman of the Most High God: “Do you know who Jesus is?,

Jesus is a part of the trinity; the father, the son (Jesus) and the Holy Ghost. He has always been here. We needed a Savior. We were sinners and there was no way we could go to heaven. Jesus had no sin of his own. He was willing to be our sacrifice. He had no place to lay his head. He was born in a stable, a dirty, stinky stable.

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Women of a New Season:“Let’s Celebrate!

Ecclesiastes 3: 4: A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Well, here we are on the cusp of a new year. 2021. We can finally be rid of 2020. We usually celebrate the New Year, but this year we may celebrate the exit of an old year

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

In the spring of 1903, Reno Post No. 7, Grand Army of the Republic of Grafton, obtained permission from the relatives of Thornsbury Bailey Brown, first soldier killed in the Civil War at Fetterman May 22,1861, whose body for 42 years reposed in the Fleming cemetery midway between Astor and Flemington to have the remain exhumed and interred in the National Cemetery, Grafton West Virginia.

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This Week in West Virginia History: December 30-January 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. Dec. 30, 1917: The temperature in Lewisburg dropped to 37 degrees below zero. It is the coldest official temperature on record for the state.

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Woman of the Most High God: “Whom the Son hath set free is free indeed”

Are you bound down by worries and cares? Do you fear what shall be tomorrow? The fear of what tomorrow may bring. We have never seen anything like this before. The older folks have never seen this before either. It’s all new to us. But we don’t have to be bound.

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Women of a New Season:“Beautiful star of Bethlehem”

Matthew 2: 9-10: When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. This verse in Matthew is talking about the Wise Men who searched for Jesus due to a prophecy.

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter 280

With a mind keenly alert and mental faculties unimpaired, companionable and friendly, when in a reminiscent mood often relates many happenings and events connected with early life and the fine old folks who lived at Pruntytown before and after the great Civil War and the stirring times came about with the election and of President Lincoln in 1860.

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This Week in West Virginia History: December 23-29

Charleston WV (December 2020) – 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: I read the book, and we are winners

The bible tells us in the book of Revelation that we are winners through Jesus Christ, if we do what he tells us in his word. We must walk in the word, live in the word and speak the word.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: ARE YOU A SQUIRREL CHASER?

My sister and I were talking one day, and she was in the middle of a story, when suddenly she said, “Oh look out there at that bird.” As we went on talking, a point she was making reminded her of something else and, bam, she was off on another topic.

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This week in West Virginia History: December 16 through December 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 279

The Grand Lodge of Elks of the United States a purely American fraternal society with no ramifications in any other country in the world, in a spirit of American patriotism established Flag Day at the meeting of the Grand Lodge in session in 1902 and set aside June 14,1903 for the officers and members of all subordinate lodges to gather on that day and hold patriotic services in honor of the American emblem of freedom.

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Woman of a Most High God: When will it all end?

Things are getting worse and worse every day. People are overdosing, there are more cases of the virus, people are dying from the virus, jobs being done away with, depression and anxiety on every hand, church people filled with so much anxiety that they require medication. Jesus tells us that is the Lord that healeth thee. By his stripe, we are healed.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: EVERLASTING LOVE

Think about what you just read. God came to tell us that He has loved us with an everlasting love. Wow! It can’t get any better than that. It means no matter what I’ve done, He loves me. I can’t change His love for me. That everlasting love enables Him to forgive our sins and mistakes and all of our trespasses. Is that good news or what?

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This week in West Virginia History: December 9 through December 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 277

Robert McConkey, among the most prominent citizens of Fetterman who conducted a stogie and tobacco factory in what is now the first ward of Grafton since 1859 and at the outbreak of the Civil War enlisted in Company K, 17th West Virginia Infantry, and saw service during the period of the war on the side of Federal Government.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: A BIBLICAL HOBO

The other day I was talking with a friend about his grandfather and how during the depression he had become a hobo, riding the rails to California and many other places in search of work. My grandmother told me stories about how one hobo after another would show up at her farm during that terrible time asking for a meal.

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Woman of a Most High God: Church, God is still in control!

Everywhere we look things are so out of control. We often wonder how long this will continue on. Jesus tells us that he is the way, the truth and the life. He also promises us that he will never leave nor forsake us. If we make our bed in hell, Jesus is there.

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This week in West Virginia History: December 2 through December 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. Dec. 2, 1859: John Brown was hanged at Charles Town in Jefferson County. Maj. Thomas J. Jackson, later nicknamed ‘‘Stonewall,’’ was among those commanding the Virginia forces standing guard at the execution of the abolitionist who led the raid at Harpers Ferry.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Seventy Six

Cyrus E. Ringler, a native of Pennsylvania, formerly held a military commission under Governor Henry A. Wise of Virginia. He was an anti-slavery Democrat who was not in accord with this traffic in human souls and when the agitation began over the question of secession he bitterly opposed this question in the columns of his newspaper he printed at Fetterman in 1861

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This week in West Virginia History: November 11 through November 17

Charleston WV (November 2020) – 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. Nov. 11, 1929: The Memorial Arch was dedicated on Armistice Day in Huntington. The Memorial Arch stands at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Memorial Boulevard. The arch pays tribute to Cabell County soldiers who fought in World War I.

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A Woman of the Most High God: Do you know Jesus today?

We need Jesus more than ever. We can’t live the way we want to. We need Jesus. He is the only one that changes things around us. The virus is getting worse, and we are just waiting for things to get better. But when will that be? Only God can help us.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: THE ALABASTER BOX

This woman wanted to anoint her Lord with oil, in honor, in love and in devotion. This was an act of worship on her part. What is your act of worship? Attending church? Singing songs to Him and about Him? Giving money or reading His word? These are all good, which is our reasonable service. (Romans 12: 1)

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 273

C.E. Callahan, manager pf the melodramatic success, “Coon Hollow” sent this attraction to the Opera House for New Year’s day, 1903.

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This week in West Virginia History: November 4 through November 10

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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A Woman of the Most High God: The harvest is ripe, but where are the laborers?

We are living in a time that none of us have ever lived before. Yes, it can be a scary time. People are afraid of the unknown. There are job shortages, shortages of food.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: ARE YOU A BOND GIRL?

Over the course of my lifetime I’ve had several favorite movie stars. John Wayne my number one fav, and then I’d say Sean Connery.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Seventy Two

This last day of the year 1902 closed the earthly career of William H. Hoskins, son of a humble town blacksmith, who was possessed of a musical ability given few and ranked him above many, if not all other musicians in the state of West Virginia.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Seventy One

Death removed two prominent citizens of Grafton in the persons of Granville E. Jarvis and William H. Hoskins January 31,1902. Granville E. Jarvis, the son of a Baptist minister born near Pruntytown, began his career as a merchant at Webster at the time that place was a large shipping point for merchandise enroute to the interior counties not yet touched by rail.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Seventy

Mr. Doonan served as one of the town trustees before an administrative organization was effected and was one of the principal movers to procure a charter of incorporation for the town. He filled many office of trust during his life time and was true to fellow citizens in the handling the town funds entrusted to him.

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Bolton’s Book Review: A local history of a local icon

When one reviews the iconic architecture of North Central West Virginia, there are a number of historic buildings that have become ingrained in the consciousness of their host community.

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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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