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Belington Fall Festival on tap

September 19, 2015 Hello from Barbour County! Fall is in the air, as the season officially begins next week. This Wednesday marks the start of the favorite season for some folks, including myself. more »»

Kump Education Center prepares for MSFF

September 19, 2015 Last year at this time the Kump Education Center offered an exhibit of Forest Festival memorabilia from the 1930. more »»

Remembering days of uncertainty

September 19, 2015 It happened again this past Friday morning. I found myself remembering the 11th day of September 14 years ago. more »»

D&E honors four students

September 14, 2015 Some students arrive at college full-blown in the academic accomplishments of their pre-college years. more »»

Politically correct

September 12, 2015 During the election of 1956, Adlai Stevenson bemoaned a politics that was becoming uncivil and to his mind dangerous. “Our nation stands at a fork in the political road. more »»

Learning to swim in the sea of life

September 12, 2015 As I sit and drink my morning coffee, trying to relax and enjoy the cool crisp air of an “almost fall” morning, all I hear is screaming, ya’ll. more »»

Our lives are meant to be shared

September 12, 2015 One of the themes that I return to over and over again in this column is that Christ calls us to share our lives with others, to offer what we can to support our fellow life travelers along the path... more »»

Depression can impact anyone’s life

September 12, 2015 Depression can hit a person from any socio-economic class, age, gender or occupation. Depression signs and symptoms vary from person to person. Mayo Clinic offers the following. more »»

Special needs youngster needs help

September 11, 2015 No child should have to ride a bus for two hours a day to go to school. But for a special needs youngster with both intellectual and physical challenges, that’s just plain wrong. more »»

Shared vision of hope

September 8, 2015 Five years ago this fall, D&E Board Chair June Myles and BBC and NPR producer Jean Snedegar teamed up together to create “Inspiring West Virginians,” a radio series that profiles four West Virginian... more »»

Thriving in chaos; tips that work

September 5, 2015 What a week, ya’ll! The school year is in full swing! We are so busy, our calendar, which I try to color code, looks like a bag of Skittles exploded all over it. more »»

Lewis County: A lucky Labor Day find

September 5, 2015 Labor Day Weekend is always a special calendar date for families as one last long weekend can be enjoyed before autumn settles i. more »»

Snake under the table

September 5, 2015 An observer of the crisis prior to the Civil War described slavery as “the snake under the table,” during the constitutional convention of 1787. more »»

‘Ubuntu’ is a way of life based on community

September 5, 2015 As many, many people around the world, I was saddened by the news that Nelson Mandela had died. more »»

Sporting event officials deserve respect of players, parents

September 5, 2015 Friday night football is under way in West Virginia! So is soccer and volleyball, as well as other competitive sport. more »»

Several activities scheduled in Barbour County

September 5, 2015 Hello from beautiful Barbour County! I have noticed that the leaves are beginning to change and fall is just around the corner. I love this time of year. more »»

Defining the ‘most redneck city’

September 4, 2015 Brace yourself, Wheeling, to lose a big chunk of the travel and tourism money that rolls into town. more »»

D&E students remain grounded

August 31, 2015 Joni and I were having dinner recently with a keenly interested (and interesting) alumnus in northern Virginia when he posed the question: “How do you think students have changed over the years sinc... more »»

School is back in session: Again

August 31, 2015 School is in session, ya’ll! All around Randolph and surrounding counties kiddos are waking in the early morning hours, shuffling their feet across the floor as the sleepily pull on whatever clothes... more »»

10 world-class educational system priorities

August 31, 2015 Last week West Virginia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael I. Martirano distributed his 10 World Class Educational System Priorities for all West Virginia Schools. more »»



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