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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Sixty-A

Miss Laura Ms. Smith, proprietress of the West Grafton Millenary and Ladies furnishing establishment warmly expressed her sincere appreciation of the hearty good will and splendid patronage of her widening circle of customers who entrusted her with their millinery business during the year 1917 and wished one and all a pleasant and prosperous New Year and all the good fortune possible.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 5-11

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. 5, 1958: Jennings Randolph defeated former governor William Marland in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Randolph went on to become the senior senator from West Virginia.

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Woman of the Most High God “What is the will of God?,”

What does God require of us? First of all is love the Lord thy God with all of your mind and soul, and to love the Lord thy God with all of your heart. And, love thy neighbor as thyself. How do we know the will of God? By studying the word of God and speaking his face.

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Women of a New Season “Come out of the winepress,”

Gideon was afraid to do what God was calling him to. At the time the angel visits him, he is in the winepress threshing wheat. It was being done in hiding to protect it from the enemy. You will enjoy reading this chapter, so please take the time to do so. Don’t be too hard on Gideon, aren’t you at least a little bit afraid in the day we are living?

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West Virginia vs. Florida State football game canceled

MORGANTOWN—In a release which was initially reported on Wednesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference has announced that its seven sponsored fall sports will not start until the week of September 7th-12th, and that all non-conference games must be played in the home states of its member institutions.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 29-August 4

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. July 29, 1873: Malcolm Malachi “Mack” Day was born. As sheriff of McDowell County, he claimed that God had called him to enforce Prohibition, even arresting an uncle and his own son.

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Woman of the Most High God “Do you think things are going to get better?,”

As people continue to break the rules, not using proper safety procedures like washing hands, staying safe distance between others, cases keep rising. Look at all the new cases after young people came back from Myrtle Beach. These are local, not hundreds of miles away. They were next door in Preston County. Malls are open, vacations have begun. Not only does this endanger the person, but their families and their coworkers. Is that fair to other people?

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Women of a New Season “Shake off those heavy bands,”

Remember the little chorus we used to sing? Shake off those heavy bands, lift up those holy hands, let all God’s children Praise the Lord! Lately I’ve felt kind of down. Maybe even somewhat depressed.

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From the House to Your Home “Updates from the Governor,”

I update you today hoping everyone is still in good spirits and weathering this pandemic. This is a very trying time for all mentally, physically, and financially. We will get through this just as we have other crises!

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Eight

Ernest F. Clark purchased the plumbing business of William Jennings and announced his readiness to bid on all work in his line no matter how small or large, gas fittings and heating materials promptly furnished.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 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. July 22, 1859: Athlete John Wesley ‘‘Jack’’ Glasscock was born in Wheeling. Glasscock, who played bare-handed, became one of baseball’s premier shortstops in the 19th century.

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“Defund the Police” Movement is Deeply Misguided

As we examine reforms to certain policing practices, we must also recognize the value of a properly-funded police force.

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Woman of the Most High God “Church, have we lost the vision of souls?,”

The bible tells us that when there is no vision people perish. Have we lost our love and compassion for people? Are we too busy with our everyday lives that we don’t have time anymore to do what God has called us to do?

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Women of a New Season “The window,”

Elisha the prophet was sick and dying and the king of Israel came to him for help in defeating his enemies the Syrians.

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

One of the rollicking dramas known as “McCarthy’s Mishaps” came to the Opera House, March 3,1902, and enjoyed a very good business and proved satisfactory to an audience who enjoyed each moment of this play filled with humorous situations and very catchy vaudeville numbers.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 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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Visit Mountaineer Country Tourism Updates: Mountaineer Country Commitment to safety program

On Monday, June 22, VMCCVB officially launched its “Mountaineer Country Commitment to Safety Program,” where tourism partners in the region can pledge to take precautionary measures when reopening during COVID-19 for the safety of visitors and employees.

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Woman of the Most High God: Why aren’t churches having church again?

If there is ever a time that we need to assemble ourselves together, my friend, it is now.

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Women of a New Season: What’s that you like? Why do you like it?

Psalm 14: 1: The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. KJV

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

James B. Mackie, an eccentric comedian who created the part of the Bell Boy in Hoyt’s “A Bunch of Kays,” was starred in a new comedy entitled “Grimes Cellar Door” in which Mackie assumed the title role as “Grimsey Me Boy” in this new vehicle written for laughing purposed and touring the country under the management of B. Frank Taylor, who sent the attraction to the Opera House, February 3, 1902.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 8-14

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 “God surely has blessed West Virginia,”

People are so unthankful today. We live the way we want to live. But God has something to say to us. He is still in control. We can’t even give ourselves another breath, but people have put him on the back burner. People don’t thank him for how good he is to them. It’s all about themselves.

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Women of a New Season “There are other ‘F’ words,”

Ephesians 4: 29: Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. As I watch the news or read articles about the current movements taking place in our country, I realize that something more than cursive is missing from our educational curriculum.

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

The Opera House was given over to the combined members of the local Masonic fraternity who brought the comedy drama. “Are You A Mason,” for their benefit January 3,1902. The play and cast gave the large audience a most enjoyable evening’s entertainment which was highly appreciative to the members, their wives and guests, who came to witness the performance.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 1-7

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. July 1, 1861: Francis Pierpont, governor of the Reorganized Government of Virginia, called the legislature into session. The general assembly re-established governmental functions, provided for the raising of military units, and elected new U.S. senators and representatives.

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Women of a New Season “Wild in the weeds,”

Matthew 13: 24-25: Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was asleep, his came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away. (Berean Study Bible).

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Four Find Body of Youth

Jacob and Lowenthal theatrical producers sent Hall Caine’s production, “The Deemster,” to the Opera House November 8,1901. This much- publicized play, dealing with English life, had made quite a reputation in the larger cities after being dramatized for the stage and as its reputation was established the people of the smaller towns turned out in large numbers to witness this much-heard-of play and the theatrical folks of Grafton had no exception.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 24-30

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 “Jesus is worthy of our praise,”

We’ve got so much to thank God for. He has kept us during this virus, and he has supplied all of our needs. But, what have we as Christian been doing?

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Women of a New Season “It’s a mad, mad, mad world!,”

Psalm 119: 165: Great peace have they which love thy law and nothing shall offend them. John 14: 15: if you love me, keep my commandments. Psalm 119 is telling us that nothing shall hurt or offend us when we love God and keep His commandments.

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

George Butler, one of the oldest settlers of South Grafton, died at his home on Front Street September 29,1901.George Butler came to Fetterman as one of the locomotive drivers in the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1852 when the railroad established the terminal of the Piedmont division at that point

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 10-16

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 “Who do you put your trust in?”

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’s blood and righteousness. Jesus is the only one we can put our trust in. Some of you put your trust in your homes, family, and your jobs. Look at the situation our country is in now. Nothing is for sure, only Jesus.

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Women of a New Season “Are you a captive daughter?”

This past couple of weeks I’ve found myself ministering to different women. Some who are in abusive relationships, and held captive by fear and intimidation.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Fifty Two

Hon. John H. Holt, prominent local attorney acceded to the wishes of Reno Post No. 7, Grand Army of the Republic, to give the Memorial address in the Nation Cemetery on May 30, 1901.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 3-9

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.

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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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Woman of the Most High God: Christians, seek out the lost.

The bible tells us to walk upright with our God. We care to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, body and soul, and we are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

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Women of a New Season: Are you ready for the bridgeroom?

Ephesians 5: 25-26: …Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word. The other day my husband cleaned out the gutters around our house.

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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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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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