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Arlington remembered

January 24, 2015 ELKINS — A new car cost about $2,850 while gasoline for it was 27 cents per gallon. Bacon was 67 cents per pound and eggs were 30 cents a dozen. more »»

Boehner, Romney and Jeb

January 24, 2015 John Boehner once again demonstrated that even by holding the speakership he is grandly irrelevant. Because 25 Republican House members voted against his leadership, he is tilting to the Right. more »»

Activities planned in Barbour County

January 24, 2015 Hello from Barbour County! It’s hard to believe that the first month of this year is almost over. Diecast Dragsters will be having a Hotwheels race today at the Junior Commnity Building. more »»

Legislature wraps historic first week

January 23, 2015 My friends, we are back at it again. We just wrapped up a historic first week of the 82nd West Virginia Legislature. more »»

Tearing up the education ‘box’

January 20, 2015 Many really good educators wish the government would just get out of their way and let them teach. They know what to do without having state and federal governments breathing down their necks. more »»

Controlling stone-aged minds

January 19, 2015 When the news captures a story about a person turning to violence, most respond, “How could a human being do that?” But science responds, “How couldn’t a human being do that?” Science says this... more »»

Getting a jump on tax season

January 19, 2015 Provided by Rebecca Schoonover You can file your federal tax return starting January 20. more »»

Is speech really free?

January 17, 2015 This week, Pope Francis weighed in on the Paris terror attacks by proclaiming there are limits to free speech. more »»

Candy bars and a governor

January 17, 2015 I doubt many people would connect memories of a former political leader with a chocolate candy bar, but that’s exactly the case whenever I think about former Gov. Arch Moore. more »»

H. Ross Perot was not crazy, after all

January 17, 2015 Twenty-three years ago a movement emerged that held the promise of changing the political system. In 1992 H. Ross Perot, an eccentric Texas billionaire, launched an independent bid for the presidency. more »»

God can carry us through hardships

January 17, 2015 “God whispers to us in our pleasure, speaks to us in our conscience but shouts to us in our pain.” — C.S. Lewis ——— Many years ago, I wrote an article entitled, “Let the Deep Pain Hurt. more »»

Where do you place your faith?

January 17, 2015 It is a strange realization for me that, just over the last few years, my faith — religious faith — has changed. In a lot of ways, my whole outlook on how God works in my life has change. more »»

Ordinary times like these

January 17, 2015 According to the liturgical calendar, we are back to Ordinary Time. more »»

Are we really lying to the world?

January 14, 2015 After his newspaper’s office was firebombed in 2011, probably by Islamic terrorists, Stepane Charbonnier said he would change nothing. more »»

Education system not to blame

January 10, 2015 Education was at the forefront earlier this week at the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Luncheon. more »»

GOP issues in focus

January 10, 2015 During the period between the midterm elections and the convening of the new congress, Barack Obama has once more proved his mastery over Republicans. more »»

Public schools offer hope for children in poverty

January 10, 2015 On Wednesday, Kump Education Center Board President Priscilla Gay and I attended the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon at the Randolph County Arts Cente. more »»

2015 is a new beginning

January 3, 2015 I never have been very good at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Most of the time, by Jan. more »»

Elkins Fordland helps Kump Center

January 3, 2015 Jim Jackson, owner of Elkins Fordland, gave $3,000 to support a Kump Education Center academic coaching program at Elkins Middle School. more »»

GOP is on defense

January 3, 2015 With the recognition of Cuba, President Barack Obama has signaled a change in foreign policy as dramatic as Richard Nixon’s trip to China in 1972. more »»



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