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Stay Positive in 2020

As Mr. Rogers use to say on his daily TV show, "happiness is contagious." I believe that's the feeling we all want, we want to be happy and productive. I f you catch something you want it to be happiness and not the flu.However, it's not an easy job. Especially when negativity surrounds us. ...

‘Newspapers Are Good Business in West Virginia!’

A new government report presented to the West Virginia Legislature recommends removing public notices from your community newspaper and placing them on a state government website to reduce state spending.Reducing government spending is important, but it should not come at the expense of an ...

Mother and Daddy Couldn’t Afford It —But Santa Could

Monday December 25, 1989And finally it's Christmas.A time for remembrance of happy Christmas past, for enjoying happy Christmas present, of anticipation of happy Christmas future.Ninety-two years ago, Francis Church of The New York Sun wrote an editorial as a reply to a letter from an 8 year ...

Recalling the Old 5 & 10, a Scene of Happy Pre-Christmas Bedlam

December 16, 1989"Christmas time is coming, and it's memory time again, and I remember Christmas and Murphy's 5 & 10. The first thing that you noticed, was their big window sign, From now on until Christmas, We'll be open until 9. They never worked on Sundays then, It was a 6-day week. ...

Christmas Shopping Brings Out the Spirit of Giving for the Holidays

Another Christmas shopping season is upon us.I love it.It's after Thanksgiving now, the season intended for the great American annual buying spree. Oh, some stores have strung through the aisles since before Halloween and the first Yule catalogues began arriving in September. But these don't ...

The Spirit of the Season Has Arrived in the Ohio Valley

The holiday season (Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Years Day) is the most favorite time of the year for many people. The cold air, the seasonal smells, the wonderful family meals, and the joy of just being around the ones we love makes it so!Yes, this season of the year is wonderful. ...

Thanksgiving

A particular time, like the bright and shining poetic moments of Camelot, to express gratitude for our own particular circumstances.It has been my custom for several years now to share with you my own personal litany of Thanksgiving. Looking over these pieces for the last decade reveals just ...

Politics At It’s Best!

Covering the latest impeachment hearings is much better than "DAYS OF OUR LIVES" it's total nonsense. It's a real fairy tale to think or actually believe it really matters. There is no doubt, it's a foregone conclusion, it is really going to happen, the House of Representatives will impeach ...

A Salute to Those Who Answer the Call of Duty

"Day is done"The words are not as familiar as the haunting melody of the song first used as a signal for "lights out" during the civil war, composed by an obscure general who never was otherwise particularly distinguished himself.Taps now usually is heard at solemn military funerals and the ...

Appalachian Coal Miners Deserve Better

Some where along the line good always overcomes evil. With the world we live in, it seems as through we mostly hear of the bad things happening with very little effort put forth to relay the good to the masses. Recent news that another Coal Baron has filed for bankruptcy brings tears to the ...