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Woman of the Most High God: Jesus wants to give you rest

God’s people seem to be so restless. Jesus tells us that his yoke is easy, and his burden is light. People have allowed the cares of this life to overtake them. Don’t grow weary in well doing and Christ shall strengthen thy heart. We shall reap if we faint not Galatians 6:9.

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Women of a New Season: Smoke of the dragon

Revelation 12:9: The great dragon who was hurled down…that ancient serpent called the Devil or Satan, who deceives the whole world. He was hurled down to the earth and his angels with him. Folks don’t like to hear about this entity. He is something they’d rather ignore or even pretend he doesn’t exist. That’s one of the main ways he’s able to deceive so many.

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

Word was received in Grafton of the death of Mrs. Bridget Malarkey who passed away at the home of her son at Weston March 29, 1909. A history of the settlers of Grafton would be incomplete without mention of this pioneer woman who with her first husband, John Doughtery, Sr., came to this section of Virginia at the time the Baltimore and Ohio railroad were building through the town in 1852.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 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.

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From the House to Your Home: July 2022 Special Session

As you may have seen in the news, Governor Jim Justice called a special session of the WV Legislature during the scheduled July interim meetings. His call for the session was to provide a reduction in your personal income tax, House bill 301. Once members were in town, it was decided that the body would act on the abortion statute as well and asked the Governor to add it to the call.

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Woman of the Most High God: God wants to med your broken heart

Has your life been broken into pieces? Maybe sickness, death of a loved one. Have you lost your job, your home? Has divorced broken your home in two? Christ wants to help you today.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Sixty-One

Someone, probably a member of Reno Post No. 7 Grand Army of the Republic, desirous of inquiring into the matter of the funeral expenses of the 107-year-old civil war veteran, who died at Flemington in 1899, and if not paid, ask that the matter be taken up with the undertaker at Flemington and regard to who, if any, paid the expenses of the burial of this aged veteran who passed away 10 years before.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 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: What lies ahead for our young people?

What’s going to happen to our young people? Young people have not been taught respect for the elderly, to parents, to the church. Jesus said to honor your father and mother that your days may be long upon the earth.

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Women of a New Season: Who has bewitched you?

The Galatians thought they could live as they pleased, drinking, gambling, living with someone unmarried, or cheating on their spouses, doing drugs and practicing black arts, dabbling in witchcraft.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Sixty

In August, 1908, Colonel John T. McGraw, George H. Hartley and Charles Flanagan learning that the franchise of the Scottdale team of the West Virginia-Pennsylvania baseball team was for sale and to greatly increase traffic on the Tygart Valley traction Charles Flanagan was sent to Scottdale to negotiate for the sale of the franchise to these parties.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 27- August 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.

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Woman of the Most High God: What is it going to take for the church to wake up?

The church has certainly been asleep. Attendance has dropped way down. It’s time for the church to get back to God’s house.

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Women of a New Season: I’m a Jesus fan

Matthew 2:2: “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” Do you love Jesus? Do you worship Him? Are you vocal about it? Do you get excited about Him, about being in His house and in His presence? Do you come to church expecting to hear from Him?

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

James J. Kernan, a longtime resident of Grafton and son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kernan, died at his home on West Washington street December 9, 1908. He entered the service of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad in the machinery department while a very young man and was affiliated with the local Mechanists Union organized in 1882 and was a charter member of this trade craft.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 20-26

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-Fifty-Eight

The town of Grafton mourn the passing of Honorable William O. Boyd who passed away at the home of his son Charles W. Boyd atop Boyd hill within the site of town, November 24, 1908. Mr. Boyd, a veteran of the Civil war in the Federal Army near the close of hostilities, was sent with his regiment to the Dakotas to quell an outbreak of the Sioux Indians and remained in the northwest until 1868.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 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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From the House to Your Home: Summer Happenings

The Legislature may not be in session but we are busy studying issues and developing policy ideas for next session. We have near monthly meetings to discuss and hear from others on issues at hand.

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Woman of the Most High God: Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?,

First of all, we celebrate Flag Day. Why? Because of those men and women who have fought for their country. Those who gave their lives so we can be free. people today burn the flag not realizing what this flag means to us and the 4th of July we proclaim as Independence Day.

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Women of a New Season: Shine through the shadows

A good mystery has always been my book of choice, even when I was a little girl. They started something like this: It was a dark and stormy night, bare tree branches scraped against the window pane like boney fingers trying to touch me through the glass.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Fifty-Seven-A

Miss Florence Davis exceptionally clever actress, supported by Elliott Dexter presented a charming comedy drama entitled “A Question of Husbands,” in the Opera House, February 19, 1908. Both the play and the stars delighted an audience who applauded the work of a well balanced company in this clever comedy.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 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.

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Woman of the Most High God: Be of good courage and God will strengthen your heart

We look around us and we see trouble in every hand. Heartaches are all around us. We are surely living in the last days. Jesus said we would have heartaches even sickness and death.

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Women of a New Season: Learning to really love

Luke 6: 35: I tell you, love your enemies, give without expecting a return. You’ll never, I promise, regret it. Live out this God created identity the way our Father lives toward us, generously and graciously, even when we’re at our worst. Our Father is kind, you be kind. MSG. Learning to love others isn’t always easy. Christ is our example, we need to read how he managed it, and follow suit.

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Woman of the Most High God: Jesus is no longer in the grave; He’s alive

As we recently celebrated the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, we know he paid the price for our healing and our salvation. He loves us so much, he died on Calvary for us. He died to give us eternal life.

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Women of a New Season: Building Strong

Ephesians 4: 29: Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Everyone loves to hear about the end times and the things that are coming upon the earth. So, today I want to talk about something to help you be safe and secure during those times. It’s very simple really, all you need to do is get into God’s word and start living it. This verse today is a big part of this.

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

Part two was a scene of Oxford university with the minister and students with a dialogue showing the origin of the word “Methody” and the beginning of the itinerancy. The Holdy Club Singing “Come Thou Almighty King and Come Let Us Anew” the students taking up the choruses.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 29-July 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.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 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-Fifty-Five

The death of John C. Duffy at his home on Boyd street, August 10, came as a shock to the older citizens of the town who held him in the highest esteem and his true worth as a respected citizen of Grafton since 1863. He answered to the call of his adopted country during the dark period of the civil war and served four years in the army and contributed his might toward the preservation of the Union.

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Woman of the Most High God: Who can you turn to besides Jesus?

No one can care for you like Jesus. He loves you. There are cares on every side of our lives. Even Christian people are going through sickness, worries and cares on every hand. Cancer is all around us. The COVID virus keeps rising up its ugly face. But Jesus is still in control.

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Women of a New Season: Deadnaming

Isaiah 5: 20: Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil. Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. (Amplified Bible). I’ve always believed in life-long learning. Lately it’s been pretty easy to do. For example, today I learned a new word which I’ve never heard before. Deadnaming.

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Woman of the Most High God: We need to pray for our country

As we look at the country, we need to pray for America. There are troubles are on every hand, and so much uncertainty. We are living in the last days. Wars and rumors of war are heard on every hand.

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

Samuel W. Linn none too practically all of the people of Grafton as red Sam Linn died at his home near the Taylor County line June 3, 1890, a grandson of the William win who settled in what is now Taylor County in 1808.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 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 :We need to pray for our school system!

We have taken prayer out of schools today. That was a big mistake. Ministers at one time were allowed to go into the school and hold church service. People were saved and born again. At least they heard the word of God and were given a chance to accept Jesus Christ as their savior.

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Women of a New Season: Where is the love?

Psalm 89: 7: God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints. And to be held in reverence by all those around Him. Lately I’ve noticed that hatred is growing at an unbelievable speed. People hate politicians, yet God tells us in His Word to pray for them.

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The history of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Fifty-Seven

The Scilorf Club entertained with their usual Halloween dance Thursday October 29, 1908 with Vincent superb orchestra furnishing the dance numbers during the evening. The first prenuptial bachelor me and Grafton was that tendered Vaughn M. Kerr prominent local merchant engaged to wed Miss Minnie Willhide on November 5, 1908.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 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. June 8, 1893: Entrepreneur Donald F. Duncan was born. Duncan was the founder of the Duncan Yo-Yo Company and the Duncan Parking Meter Corporation. June 9, 1927: Karl Dewey Myers was named the state’s first poet l

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Women of a New Season: It’s time to speak, ladies

Proverbs 31: 8-9: “ Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute!” MSG The ladies in my church are awesome. They love each other and lift each other up with prayer and words of encouragement. I’m proud of them for that. But, we should all be doing this.

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 2-8

Charleston WV (September 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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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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