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A Woman of the Most High God: Give thanks unto the Lord

Soon, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day. A day to give thanks for all the goodness of God for each one of us. God is so good to us. We aren’t always good, but he still loves us.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: NURTURE, IT’S IN YOUR NATURE

Did you ever wonder about nurture? It’s the process of caring for or encouraging the growth or development of something or someone. For a great example, watch a mom with her young children. Women are born to nurture.

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This week in West Virginia History: November 25 through December 3

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. 25, 1896: Athlete Clinton Cyrus Thomas was born in Greenup, Kentucky. Thomas was a star in the Negro Leagues, during the days of racial segregation in major league baseball. Thomas settled in Charleston after his playing days and made a long career in West Virginia state government.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Chapter Two Hundred Seventy Five

Lincoln J. Carter’s famous railroad attraction “The Fast Mail” came to the Opera House February 17,1903. This production from the pen of Mr. Carter was his first and doubtless his greatest success in stamping as a genius in stage effects and scenery after a long period he sent the “Fast Mail” back to the local theatre and the thrills that the audience experienced at the steamboat in mid river that exploded, a small station on Chicago and Alton railroad with the speeding mail train taking up the United States mail and passing a lumbering freight train.

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A Woman of the Most High God: What happens after we die? The big question

A lot of people think the grave is the resting place, but it isn’t. There’s a heaven to gain and a hell to share. Straight is the gate and narrow is the way and few there be that find it.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: BE EXCITED ABOUT YOUR FORT

The other day I was thinking back to when I was a kid. We used to go sledding every time it snowed. My neighborhood girlfriend and I used to build snow forts. No matter the temp, we’d stay out all day and build the walls, and once that was finished, we’d stock the inside with snowballs. We were preparing for the next day when other kids would show up for a snowball battle.

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This week in West Virginia History: November 18 through November 24

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 and Seventy Four

The successful melodrama entitled “Lost in New York,” under the management of Edwin DeCoursey featuring that clever little soubrette Miss Nettie DeCoursey and that sterling actor Charles Teresa supported by a very competent cast came to the Opera House February 3,1903.

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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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Bolton’s Book Review, " “Will trust in our republic endure?"

There was a notable study published the year World War Two ended that asked whether military dictatorship would be the best form of government for the United States of America.

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A Woman of the Most High God: Is voting important? Pray before you vote

Yes, it is important to for you to go vote. We need to pray and see God’s face to know who we are to vote for. We need to know what the candidates stand for and if his or her beliefs match up to that bible tells us about what kind of leaders we are to put in office.

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This week in West Virginia History: October 28 through November 3

Charleston WV (October 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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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: EYE OF NEWT, TOE OF FROG

Genesis 3: 1: Now the serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat of the fruit from any of the tree in the garden?” NLT This verse shows us that the devil is a deceiver. When I was a kid, my friends and I all believed that a lady near where we lived was a witch and we were scared to go near her big, eerie old brick house.

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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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This week in West Virginia History: October 21 through October 27

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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Women of a New Season "True North"

Hebrews 13: 8: Jesus Christ the same, yesterday and today and forever. The expression True North is based on a fact that navigators and surveyors must deal with every day. Short explanation: a magnetic compass is not a terribly reliable instrument.

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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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Woman of the Most High God “This world is not my home, I’m just passing through”

I’m so glad this world is not my home. It is full of nothing by trials and troubles on every hand, and it is not going to get better any time soon. The virus may be here for a while. Can you endure through this much longer?

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This week in West Virginia History: October 14 through October 20

Charleston WV (October 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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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: WHAT’S YOUR CRY OF PURPOSE?

That baby was Moses, and that cry was the “cry of purpose.” We are born with a cry. It brings air into our lungs and we begin to function apart from out mother. Our cry is also, the “cry of purpose.” Our birth cry signifies the beginning of our journey to find our purpose in God.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter two Hundred Sixty Nine

George F. Hall, a favorite comedian who entertained the local theatre patrons several seasons in the past, came to the Opera House as “Dusty Rhoades” with A. Q. Scammon’s amusing comely “Side Tracked” and this play lost none of its amusing comedy by his work as tramp in comedy, in the presentation which came to the Opera House October 22,1902.

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A Woman of the Most High God: Do you have a made up mind for God?

The Bible tells us that we need to have the mind of Christ. Jesus always did the work of his father. While he was still on earth, his full trust was in his father.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON "Awakening"

Kind of sounds like us today doesn’t it? Village life ceased. We can’t go anywhere we want as we once could. We can’t gather in our churches as we used to. We can’t get together in our homes with others as we once did.

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

Sullivan, Harris and Woods, a theatrical firm of New York who controlled many of the popular attractions during the 90s sent the popular “Fatal Wedding” to the Opera House October, 6 1902.

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This week in West Virginia History: October 7 through October 13

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

The passing of Dr. Thornsbury Bailey Yates at his home in West Grafton on August 7,1902, removed one of the earliest native born citizens of Grafton. A son of Alexander and Emily Bailey Yates, he opened his infant eyes on the world in the humble log dwelling which stood on the site of the present Standard Filling Station on Beech Street Thursday, January 20, 1853.

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 30 through October 6

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 “People change, but God doesn’t,”

There is trouble on every hand. Storm clouds are rising. Fear on every mind. But Jesus still has everything in control. He tells us to not let our hearts be troubled, just believe in God.

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Women of a New Season “Put on the right outfit,”

Who is this gal? Do you know her? Actually, I know quite a few of these gals. Two of them are my daughters. One, a single mom and busy nurse, has three kids in college and one still in grade school. She doesn’t live in fear, of course she has three Great Danes which removes certain types of fear. She told me once that she loves this verse.

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Woman of the Most High God “Do you need peace of mind?,”

Jesus says in his word, “My Peace I give unto you, not as the worth giveth.” There is no peace in this old world. There is confusion on every hand and uncertainty. Nothing is for sure anymore.

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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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This Week in West Virginia History: September 23-29

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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The History of Taylor County Chapter 266

A storm of great violence swept the town Sunday afternoon May 25,1902, that raged with a fury unusual in this section, deafening thunder, terrific flashes of lightning, a flood rain that rushed down the hillside that turned into a hailstorm, probably the greatest ever witnessed by the people of those days and practically whitened the ground with frozen particles. Fruit and shade trees suffered great damage, shrubbery, grapevines and garden crops were riddled and stripped of their foliage.

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VFW encourages participation in annual scholarship contests

TAYLOR COUNTY—With school back in session, some students will soon begin thinking about scholarships, and one local organization has some great ways for students to earn some money for school.

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A woman of the Most High God: It’s time to put the whole armor back on!

We need to put on the whole armor of God. We have somehow left off part of our armor when in battle. We can’t do that; we lose battle even before we start the fight. We must put on the helmet of salvation, shield of faith, breastplate of righteousness. Feet shod with preparation of peace, loins gird with truth, and have a sword of the spirit (Ephesian 6:11-18).

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON " HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?"

Isaiah 5: 20: Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness. Who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. In 1962 Chubby Checker had a hit song called, Limbo Rock. Part of the lyrics were, “How low can you go?” I believe we need to ask that question of our country right now. How low can we go?

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 9-16

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. Sept. 16, 1876: The town of Milton in Cabell County was incorporated and named in honor of Milton Rece, a large landowner at the time.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 265

The annual commencement of St. Augustine Catholic school was delayed until June 23,1902, in order that the exercises might occur on the 25th anniversary of the accession of Reverend Father John McElligott to the pulpit of St. Augustine church, which was arranged by the Sisters and members of the commencement classes as a Jubilee occasion in his honor.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 264

Mrs. Mollie Ryan leased the room in the Brinkman vacated by the news and wallpaper business of Thomas Finch and opened a millinery and dress making establishment and ladies furnishings store carrying practically everything for outfitting woman’s wardrobe at her place designated as the Bee Hive.

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 9-15

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. Sept. 9, 1839: Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield was born in Mingo County. He was the patriarch of the Hatfield family and their leader during the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

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Bolton’s Book Review “Meditations during an apocalypse”

We are currently living in tumultuous times, and this summer provided most people with an abundance of free time. Many whittled away the hours making banana bread, others practiced a new craft or language, and a few took the time to write a book. Into the latter category falls Zadie Smith, whose new collection of essays, Intimations, reflects on this terrible year defined by fear of violence and disease.

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Women of a New Season “For this time and this season”

Times right now are rough, to say the least. Covid-19 has been running our lives for several months. Businesses are failing due to that. Divorces and suicides are taking place as a byproduct of the Pandemic. Our country is in a political upheaval.

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Woman of the Most High God “The King is coming, are you ready?”

We often hear church people talk about the rapture or catching away of the church. The bible tells us the trumpet shall sound the dead in Christ shall rise first. We that are alive and remain will be caught up to be with him.

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Women of a New Season: Is the Devil at work on Earth?

The spirit of Antichrist is already among us. Who else comes to steal, kill and destroy? The enemy of our soul respects neither God nor His creation. (Us). Government officials were accosted on the streets of D.C. They were threatened, called names, and left fearing for their safety, people high in our government were treated in a very barbaric manner.

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Woman of a Most High God: Do you know what the Rapture of the Church is?

The bible doesn’t use the word Rapture. It uses the words Catching Away. It is when Jesus comes back to take his own home.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 2

John Robinson’s circus came to Grafton for two performances Thursday, June 5,1902, and pitched their tents on the old Fair Grounds over in West Grafton. This 73-year-old amusement enterprise that made its annual visit to Grafton almost from the very beginning of the town and always found a generous welcome at the hands of its citizens as well as those folks from the countryside who laid aside the reaping hook and other farm tools to visit the circus.

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Grafton Rotary Club hears about school re-entry from someone on the front lines

GRAFTON—Cindy Rubenstein, a counselor at Anna Jarvis Elementary School spoke to the Rotary Club of Grafton relating how she and her fellow counselors, teachers and staff are responding to students needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fairmont State women’s basketball signs five players

FAIRMONT—The Fairmont State University women’s basketball team recently announced the addition of five recruits that will join the already-talented roster for the 2020-21 season.

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

Wilbur E. Davis, the very first efficient cashier of the First National Bank of Grafton, was offered and accepted the position of treasurer of Citizen’s Guaranty and Trust company, one of the strongest financial institutions of the state and left Grafton to assume his new duties July 1, 1902. The best wishes of host of Grafton friends wish him all manner of success in this new position that came to him voluntarily.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 12-18

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 “Troubles, we all have them!,”

Jesus didn’t say our lives would be a bed of roses. He tells us we will have trials and temptations, and that he would be with us through them all. Things are really looking bad.

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Women of a New Season “Have you changed?,”

II Corinthians 5: 17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. Today I heard a preacher speaking on this very subject,” Have you changed?” I loved his message because it truly resonated with my spirit.

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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-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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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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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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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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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: 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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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 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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