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Contagious Stupidity – The Year the Squirrels Went Berserk

No, this isn't an article on politics. This one's about driving. I'll be the first to admit I'm not the world's greatest driver. I attribute this to my short attention plan. You see, no one designs cars with enough mirrows or window space to see everything going on around you. Last week I had ...

Life Is Good

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life. Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.Yes, it was my birthday a couple weeks back. And, yes, I was 39 again. I've been 39 now quite a few times but like age, as mentioned ...

Where’s the Basket?

That was the big question on a lot of kids mind this past week as another Easter has come and gone. Most traditional families celebrate Easter as a reminder of renewal, of life restored with the Christian promise of eternal life, through Jesus Christ' death, burial and resurrection.Kids get ...

One ‘Flu’ Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Effective last week most areas of exercise, including the walking trails in Paden City and Sistersville were closed. For many, it seems to be an extreme measure, but to others it had to happen. However it really does seem extreme, especially when walking trails provide the best and safest place ...

Take a Step Back

It's hard to believe, but in just a week, normal life has ground to a halt. Businesses deemed nonessential by the state government are closed. Classrooms sit empty. Streets are eerily quiet and roadways unimaginably clear.As life with the coronavirus continues I have become more and more ...

The Checks Are in the Mail

We all stood back waiting for it to happen, hoping and praying it would not. But it did, the first known confirmed case of the Coronavirus showed up in West Virginia on Tuesday evening, March 18, in the Eastern Panhandle of the state.Governor Jim Justice made the announcement in a televised ...

The Plain Sense in Response to Virus

With the COVID-19, now spreading throughout the U.S., and many cases still undetected, Americans are reacting to the virus in varying ways. Some are being smart while others are not. The main thing we need to understand is, don't take chances.Mother used to always say, "Wash your hands when ...

The Truth Be Told

A newspaper can and may write about controversial issues or people, for it is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.By reporting news, the editor of this newspaper can and will, if he does his job properly, get on the wrong side of certain ...

The Truth Be Told

A newspaper can and may write about controversial issues or people, for it is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.By reporting news, the editor of this newspaper can and will, if he does his job properly, get on the wrong side of certain ...

Spring Cleaning Is Needed in West Virginia

The unmatched beauty of the West Virginia hills begins to emerge this month as the trees begin to leaf and blossoms appear on the hillsides.The emerging beauty is marred, however, by the accumulation of litter that is evident on nearly every roadway in the county. The small amount of snow this ...