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Protecting abused, neglected kids

December 29, 2014 Children being abused or neglected severely in their own homes need to be taken out of there — immediately. more »»

Challenges of Christmas shopping

December 28, 2014 A few random thoughts from the past week: Christmas shopping is hard. more »»

A look back at best books of the year

December 28, 2014 It’s time to take a look back at the best books of 2014! * Romance: “A Girl Walks Into a Bar” and “Girl Walks Into a Wedding” by Helena S. Paige (William Morrow, $1. more »»

Odds and ends from outdoors writer

December 28, 2014 A recent column on binoculars mentioned that ten-power or stronger optics can be difficult to hold steady and that’s why I prefer eight-power binoculars. more »»

Accounting day at Beverly-Center

December 28, 2014 Sixth grade students at Beverly-Center made big spending, saving, and budgeting decisions during a special lesson taught by Certified Public Accountant Mrs. more »»

Enjoy post-Christmas festivities at home

December 28, 2014 Are you still relaxing and enjoying the calmness of the post Christmas Day festivities? If you are a teenager and received money for a gift, you are probably worn out from shopping at the “after... more »»

Herd alumni recall Stephen Kopp

December 27, 2014 Marshall University alumni from the Mid-Ohio Valley remember President Stephen Kopp as being a caring person, someone who was accessible to students and spearheaded the construction and renovation o... more »»

Salvage, sacrifice mark local contribution to war effort

December 27, 2014 Contributions begin to appear in aluminum bin; Chairman Robert Storck announces a goal of $4,000 pounds for Parkersburg. more »»

Santa will come, he always will

December 25, 2014 And finally it’s Christmas. A time for remembrance of happy Christmas past; for enjoying happy Christmas present; for anticipation of happy Christmas future. more »»

A Christmas Eve bedtime story

December 24, 2014 Far away and not so long ago there lived an old moose. His lifelong dream was to be a reindee. more »»

There are many ways you can help the homeless

December 23, 2014 This time of year, as most of us scurry around with “visions of sugar plums” in our heads, we can’t help noticing there are people standing out in the cold, rainy/snowy weather. more »»

National Roots Day

December 23, 2014 In 1976, writer Alex Haley’s book “Roots” was published. The best-selling novel was based on Haley’s family history, going back to the slavery era. more »»

Don’t bet against the ponies

December 22, 2014 Some West Virginians may have been cocking their heads from one side to the other — like dogs puzzled at human behavior — earlier this mont. more »»

Finding joy in a troubled world

December 21, 2014 News last week out of Pakistan was jarring. A Taliban attack on a school left 145 dead, 132 of whom were children. more »»

Passage of spending bill necessary, right

December 21, 2014 There’s been much written and discussed about the recently passed “Omnibus” spending bill — legislation that funds each of the federal agencies — approved by bipartisan majorities in both the U.S. more »»

Historic letter from early hotel manager

December 21, 2014 This is a slight departure from the usual downtown article that appears in this newspaper, but it seems very timely. more »»

Books as gift idea for family and friends

December 21, 2014 Need some last minute gift ideas? How about a book? Below are some new releases that could be perfect for someone on your list. more »»

Spelling bee winners are announced

December 21, 2014 These Beverly-Center Elementary students were winners of their classroom spelling bees, held Dec. 10: Mrs. more »»

Memoirs of a bum — a story by Pavlo

December 21, 2014 No man is an island. A statement passed down through the ages to remind us mere mortals that we all need someone or something on our journey, to assist or comfort us when the road narrows and climbs. more »»

The shortest day of year

December 21, 2014 The first day of winter, Dec. 21, is defined by the year’s shortest day and longest night. It is cause to celebrate because each new day brings more daylight and less darkness. more »»



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