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This Week in West Virginia History: December 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.

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

The Grafton Boards of Trade entertained the local folks in the Opera House March 1, 1906.

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Woman of the Most High God: If God delivered Job, he’ll deliver you

We read in the Old Testament about a man whose name was Job. He had a wife and family. He was a wealthy man. He believed in God. He knew God would deliver him.

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Women of a New Season: Are you a Marry or a Martha?

Luke 10: 40-42: But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me.” And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

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Mother’s Day Shrine filled with the splendor of Christmastime

The International Mother’s Day Shrine is a picturesque scene of Christmas time, thanks to the hard work of local volunteers, Karen Willis, Judy Mosco, Patricia Henderson, Bobby Bolton and Larry Richman.

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This Week in West Virginia History: December 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: Let’s remember why we celebrate Christmas

James 1: 17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation and no shadow of turning.

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Woman of the Most High God: Don’t let the devil steal your joy!

The devil does his job well. He wants to keep you afraid and full of worry. Jesus came that you would have life abundantly. The joy of the Lord is your strength.

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Bolton’s Book Review: The man who could have brought peace to Afghanistan

When President Joe Biden announced earlier this year that all American troops stationed in Afghanistan would withdraw before September 11, it was the first domino in a chain that ultimately resulted in the nation’s collapse.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Twenty-Eight

Fred E. Wright prominent theatrical producer sent his farce comedy “The Beauty Doctor” to the Opera House March 16,1906. This play with its intriguing title drew an audience into the house that completely filled every seat to witness this production

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Woman of the Most High God “We are to give thanks because he is good!"

People have forgotten how to be thankful. We take Jesus for granted too many times. We cannot do anything without him. He is worthy of our praise.

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Women of a New Season “She shall be praised”

Proverbs 31: 30: Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. As a new Christian I did not like the Proverbs 31 woman. She was everything I was not. I used to read that and feel so convicted. But, as time passed

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This Week in West Virginia History: November 24-30

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. Nov. 24, 2008: Former Governor Cecil Underwood died in Charleston. Underwood, West Virginia’s 25th and 32nd governor, had the distinction of having served as the state’s youngest and oldest chief executive.

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Woman of the Most High God “Why do good people die?”

We have heard this question over and over again. The Bible tells us it is appointed unto man to die. We are born to die. God is a just God. He makes

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Women of a New Season “Rise up you women!”

Isaiah 32: 9: Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice; you complacent daughters, give ear to my speech. This was a warning given by God to the women at the time, letting them know that wasting, desolating judgments were about to come upon

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Twenty-Six

The VanDyke-Eaton company, a yearly visitor to the local theatre and whose star Miss Ollie Eaton was held high in the esteem of the local amusement patrons came to the Opera House for the week of February 12-17. An audience of 765 regular

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This Week in West Virginia History: November 17-23

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. Nov. 17, 1927: Composer and performer Robert Drasnin was born in Charleston. He performed with classic combos and big bands such as

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Woman of the Most High God “We are called to be ambassadors!,”

Jesus has called us Christians to be ambassadors to the world. He tells us in his word go ye into all the world and tell them about him dying on Calvary for them. And that he

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Women of a New Season “Lady, hit the silk!,”

Proverbs 31: 22: She makes herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. It was an early, frosty morning when I wrote this column. I had a verse in Proverbs 31 in mind to write on, about how the Proverbs 31 woman was clothed in strength. I had my

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

Miss Rosabel Leslie featured with her own company of platers came to the Opera House for the week of January 15th to the 20th and drew 4,168 patrons into the theatre during the engagement. Miss Leslie having earned the admiration of the local theatre patrons on a previous engagement who extended her a very warm welcome on the opening night and

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This Week in West Virginia History: November 10-16

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. Nov. 10, 1777: Cornstalk, his son Elinipsico, and the sub-chief Red Hawk were murdered in captivity by enraged whites who blamed them

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Viani and Velti receive recognitions

TAYLOR COUNTY— Two Grafton High School Cross Country runners recently received recognition for their continuous dedication to the sport.

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Knight earns Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year

TAYLOR COUNTY— Grafton High School Boys Head Soccer Coach, Arthur Knight was recently announced as the 2021 Big 10 Boys Soccer All Conference Coach of the Year.

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Woman of the Most High God: What does God require of you?

In the Bible, in the book of Micah, it tells us what God requires of us. Yes, God does require something of us. Micah 6:8 tells us God requires us to do justly, love mercifully, and to walk humbly with God. (Is 57:15, Hosea 6:6).

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Women of a New Season: Don’t let change throw your off course

Romans 12: 2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

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

A fire occurred at the pump station on Grand Street December 16,1905, that burned off the entire roof of the building which Superintendent Thomas P.Kenny estimated caused a loss of $1,600. Council immediately had the building committee replace the burned roof to save any damage to the pumps and machinery.

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This Week in West Virginia History: November 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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Woman of the Most High God “Beware of false teaching and false prophecy in the last days,

Many people today are teaching false teachings about the bible. Prophecies are being given and they are not from God. We will give account for words that we teach

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Women of a New Season “You don’t fit the pit!,”

Psalm 34:18: The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Sometimes life comes at us in a mad rush of confusion, chaos, torment and pain. It beats us down like ocean waves, one thing right after another.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Twenty-Three-A

Stetson’s Uncle Tom Cabin company came to the Opera House on November 15, and like all previous engagements of this drama of days before the war as usual drew more than a capacity house, 933 persons swamping the box office to pay admissions to this play that was almost an annual visitor to the local theatre and never in the history of local house failed to profit in Grafton.

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This Week in West Virginia History: October 27 through November 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. Oct. 27, 1879: Howard B. Lee was born in Wirt County. He was elected state attorney general in 1924, and served for eight challenging years. His term saw the impeachment of a state auditor, the lawlessness of Prohibition, and labor troubles in the coalfields.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Twenty-Three

The religious play “The Holy City” came to the Opera House November 1, 1905 and drew an audience who were interested in dramas that were written around Biblical subjects.

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Woman of the Most High God: Has God ever failed you?

The answer to the question is no, and he never will. He has promised he will never leave nor forsake.

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Women of a New Season: Stronger Together

Last Sunday I spoke to my church about women gathering together in these last days. It’s as if we are God’s secret weapon that has recently been unveiled.

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Chapter Three Hundred-Twenty-Two

The production, “The Sign Of The Cross,” a melodramatic play adapted for the stage came to the Opera House and enjoyed a nice business to an audience that filled the lower part of the house with folks that liked this kind of entertainment but had no appeal for the gallery habituates only 128 of these applying to the box office for admission on the night of October 8, 1905.

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This Week in West Virginia History: October 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.

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Woman of the Most High God “How can you find God?,”

Jeremiah 29:13 tells us that when we seek God, we shall find him when we search for him with our whole heart. In verse 12, it tells us that when we call upon him and shall pray unto him, that he will hearken unto us. In verse 11, he tells us, “For I know my thoughts toward you. Those of peace and not of evil to give you an expected end.”

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Women of a New Season “He was there all the time,"

Hebrews 13: 5: Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have, for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. We used to sing that little chorus years ago, He Was There All the Time. Waiting patiently in line, He was there all the time.

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This Week in West Virginia History: October 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. Oct. 6, 1864: Labor activist Sarah ‘‘Mother’’ Blizzard was born in Edmond, Fayette County. Blizzard was deeply involved in the United Mine Workers of America from the organization’s early beginnings in the late 19th century.

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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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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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