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Take a kid fishing

April 13, 2014 Few experiences are more rewarding than introducing a child to the outdoors. more »»

Story of a tiny garden

April 13, 2014 Come plant pretty flowers In my garden to grow I’ll sing to them softly And love them all so. Her legs were withered and twisted beneath the quilt that was draped over them. more »»

Enjoy coming Easter holiday

April 13, 2014 Today is Palm Sunday. If you went to church today, you may have been given a palm branch to wave or a small cross made with palm leaves. more »»

‘Hungry Girl’ offers a new diet plan

April 13, 2014 #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Lillien, who is the creator of the Hungry Girl brand, has recently released a new diet plan/cookbook dedicated to helping readers drop 10 pounds in 4 weeks... more »»

Keeping teens safe behind wheel

April 12, 2014 As an insurance agent for nearly 40 years, Dan McPherson of Wood County has seen the tragic consequences resulting from teenage drivers making poor decisions. more »»

The quest for the silk shirt: part two

April 11, 2014 In the last column, I spoke of how sewing any type of clothing is an investment of time and money and requires skill. I also ranted about how hard silk is to work with. more »»

Flooded with lies on subsidies

April 7, 2014 Look the word “hypocrisy” up in a dictionary. With it, you’ll see a picture of Uncle Sam. That’s because when it comes to saying one thing and doing another, federal government officials are kings. more »»

Obama misses the mark as FDR

April 6, 2014 My grandmother thought Franklin D. Roosevelt was the greatest president this country ever had. She believed he was truly “for the people,” and that he saved the nation with his New Deal. more »»

Pennsville Ladies Auxiliary meets at fire house

April 6, 2014 Pennsville Ladies Auxiliary met at the fire house at 5 p.m. April 3 to make potato salad. Pennsville United Methodist Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 8 at the churc. more »»

Books describe dark times in personal, family life

April 6, 2014 USA Today bestselling author Mary Burton tells a story of a Texas ranger and a woman rebuilding her life after some dark times in her teen years in “You’re Not Safe. more »»

Migratory bird songs ring out with familar tunes

April 6, 2014 Early migrants began returning several weeks ago. Turkey vultures, killdeer, and phoebes were probably as befuddled by the late winter weather as we wer. more »»

Looking toward warm days

April 6, 2014 Welcome to April. Finally we can look forward to warmer days and more sunny skies. Knowing how we humans are though, we will probably be complaining about the heat by July or August. more »»

Hall takes comfort food around world

April 6, 2014 Co-host of “The Chew” and fan favorite on Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef All-Stars” Carla Hall releases a cookbook of favorites in “Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes From Around the World. more »»

Antiques and Collecting

April 6, 2014 Want a conversation piece for your living room? Look for a piece of Amphora pottery from Bohemia. more »»

Vienna lawyer earns Dils award

April 5, 2014 In 1983, Richard A. Hudson joined the YMCA of Parkersburg Board of Directors at the request of Edwin Dils. On June 5, Hudson will receive the 2014 Edwin L.. more »»

Baseball a big hit in early 20th Century Parkersburg

April 5, 2014 Baseball freaks Every baseball season produces its freaks, and 1917 is no exception to the rule. more »»

The quest for the silk shirt

April 4, 2014 Misconceptions surround the world of crafting, not the least of which being that only those who cannot afford to buy clothing resort to making their own. Nothing could be further from the truth. more »»

Failure of trust grows worse

March 31, 2014 More than you may think, the process of making laws at both the state and federal levels relies on trust. That may be breaking down. more »»

Coal must be part of future

March 31, 2014 There is a battle going on in our nation right now over the future of energy, and West Virginia is at the center of this debate. more »»



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