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‘Give me your ashes, and I will make beauty from them’

October 26, 2015 While growing up, a silly little saying went around: “God made dirt, so dirt don’t hurt.” Yes, I know it’s silly. more »»

Year-end financial checklist a big help

October 26, 2015 The end of a year makes us think about last-minute things we need to address and good habits we want to start keeping. more »»

Kids are just a market for drug pushers

October 24, 2015 Are the kids at Brooke High School dope-crazed zombies, more worried about their next fix than the upcoming big chemistry test? Of course not — and that’s the truly scary thing about what the Brooke... more »»

Too many myths afloat

October 24, 2015 The vote for the school levy is coming up, and I want to address some of the misinformation and myths that have been floating aroun. more »»

Dems looking like old GOP

October 24, 2015 Perhaps time has brought forth an unexpected change, but the Democrats are beginning to resemble the Republicans of old. more »»

Priority of awareness is fundamental

October 24, 2015 As I write this column, it is late Friday evening, turning to Saturday morning. more »»

Rubio’s energy plan the best

October 22, 2015 In the first 15 years of this new century, there has been a revolution in American domestic energy production. more »»

Giving thanks

October 19, 2015 I have long believed that gratitude is the highest form of human expression. more »»

Retirement blindspots abundant

October 19, 2015 We all have a “blue sky” vision of the way retirement should be, yet it helps to plan for retirement with a little pragmatism. more »»

Speaker must be a salesman

October 13, 2015 President Barack Obama seems incapable of merely savoring his victories in the knowledge they set the stage for new ones in the future. more »»

Levy protects our children, our future

October 13, 2015 One of the few things most folks agree upon is that change is a certainty. The new thing about change however, is that it is happening so fast everywhere and in all things. more »»

A vote of confidence and a challenge

October 12, 2015 Helping secure the future for D&E was part of the motivating vision in Joni’s and my return four months ago. more »»

Say yes to the Randolph County Schools levy

October 10, 2015 Public schools are our best investment in the future. Say YES for the Randolph County School Levy on Nov. 7. more »»

Clinton, Bush out of touch

October 10, 2015 Both Republican and Democratic operatives are scrambling to gain control of the nomination process. more »»

’Tis the season: Mountain state hunters take to the woods

October 10, 2015 As orange and gold splash the forest tree-tops, bright gleams are also coming to our hunters’ eyes. more »»

We should be welcoming the stranger

October 10, 2015 My memory was jogged recently during Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. more »»

Parents drug testing their children

October 9, 2015 It would be nice to see long lines of parents queuing up to get the free drug test kits being offered in Ohio County. Want to bet whether it’ll happen? Last week, U.S. more »»

WVU offers class on preserving meat

October 9, 2015 The WVU Extension Service in Barbour and Randolph counties is hosting a class to cover the specifics of preserving meat. more »»

Common Core showdown

October 6, 2015 Quite a few West Virginia legislators are looking forward to a showdown on Common Core public school standards in January or February. more »»

Many events on tap in Barbour County

October 5, 2015 Hello and happy fall from Barbour County! It sure it a beautiful (and busy) time of year. Have you been enjoying the Forest Festival? Forest fire season is now in effect until the end of the year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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