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VFW encourages participation in annual scholarship contests

TAYLOR COUNTY—With school back in session, some students will soon begin thinking about scholarships, and one local organization has some great ways for students to earn some money for school.

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A woman of the Most High God: It’s time to put the whole armor back on!

We need to put on the whole armor of God. We have somehow left off part of our armor when in battle. We can’t do that; we lose battle even before we start the fight. We must put on the helmet of salvation, shield of faith, breastplate of righteousness. Feet shod with preparation of peace, loins gird with truth, and have a sword of the spirit (Ephesian 6:11-18).

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON " HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?"

Isaiah 5: 20: Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness. Who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. In 1962 Chubby Checker had a hit song called, Limbo Rock. Part of the lyrics were, “How low can you go?” I believe we need to ask that question of our country right now. How low can we go?

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 9-16

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Sept. 16, 1876: The town of Milton in Cabell County was incorporated and named in honor of Milton Rece, a large landowner at the time.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 265

The annual commencement of St. Augustine Catholic school was delayed until June 23,1902, in order that the exercises might occur on the 25th anniversary of the accession of Reverend Father John McElligott to the pulpit of St. Augustine church, which was arranged by the Sisters and members of the commencement classes as a Jubilee occasion in his honor.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 264

Mrs. Mollie Ryan leased the room in the Brinkman vacated by the news and wallpaper business of Thomas Finch and opened a millinery and dress making establishment and ladies furnishings store carrying practically everything for outfitting woman’s wardrobe at her place designated as the Bee Hive.

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 9-15

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Sept. 9, 1839: Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield was born in Mingo County. He was the patriarch of the Hatfield family and their leader during the Hatfield-McCoy feud.

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Bolton’s Book Review “Meditations during an apocalypse”

We are currently living in tumultuous times, and this summer provided most people with an abundance of free time. Many whittled away the hours making banana bread, others practiced a new craft or language, and a few took the time to write a book. Into the latter category falls Zadie Smith, whose new collection of essays, Intimations, reflects on this terrible year defined by fear of violence and disease.

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Women of a New Season “For this time and this season”

Times right now are rough, to say the least. Covid-19 has been running our lives for several months. Businesses are failing due to that. Divorces and suicides are taking place as a byproduct of the Pandemic. Our country is in a political upheaval.

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Woman of the Most High God “The King is coming, are you ready?”

We often hear church people talk about the rapture or catching away of the church. The bible tells us the trumpet shall sound the dead in Christ shall rise first. We that are alive and remain will be caught up to be with him.

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Women of a New Season: Is the Devil at work on Earth?

The spirit of Antichrist is already among us. Who else comes to steal, kill and destroy? The enemy of our soul respects neither God nor His creation. (Us). Government officials were accosted on the streets of D.C. They were threatened, called names, and left fearing for their safety, people high in our government were treated in a very barbaric manner.

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Woman of a Most High God: Do you know what the Rapture of the Church is?

The bible doesn’t use the word Rapture. It uses the words Catching Away. It is when Jesus comes back to take his own home.

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This Week in West Virginia History: September 2-8

Charleston WV (September 2020) – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter 2

John Robinson’s circus came to Grafton for two performances Thursday, June 5,1902, and pitched their tents on the old Fair Grounds over in West Grafton. This 73-year-old amusement enterprise that made its annual visit to Grafton almost from the very beginning of the town and always found a generous welcome at the hands of its citizens as well as those folks from the countryside who laid aside the reaping hook and other farm tools to visit the circus.

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Grafton Rotary Club hears about school re-entry from someone on the front lines

GRAFTON—Cindy Rubenstein, a counselor at Anna Jarvis Elementary School spoke to the Rotary Club of Grafton relating how she and her fellow counselors, teachers and staff are responding to students needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Sixty-Two

At 9 o’clock a.m., Chief Marshal Colonel Andrew Myers formed the marchers in line at Compton’s Corner with Vincent’s band leading the veterans of Reno post No. 7 Grand Army of the Republic

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Women of a New Season: Revival or spiritual awakening?

Revelation 2: 4-5: I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen, repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

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Woman of the Most High God: Why do Christians have troubles?,

Jesus makes it rain on the just and the unjust. He also tells us we will have trials and temptations, but Jesus’s grace is sufficient.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 26 through September 1

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Fairmont State women’s basketball signs five players

FAIRMONT—The Fairmont State University women’s basketball team recently announced the addition of five recruits that will join the already-talented roster for the 2020-21 season.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 19-25

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Sixty-One

The people of the Methodist Protestant faith over in West Grafton gathered on Thayer street to witness the ceremony of laying the corner stone go their new temple of worship at which Dr. A.B. Riker, president of Mount Union college, Ohio, presided on May 30, 1902.

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Visit Mountaineer Country Tourism Updates : Mountaineer Country Pledge to Prevent Program

On Tuesday, July 28, Visit Mountaineer Country CVB (VMCCVB) officially launched its “Mountaineer Country Pledge to Prevent” program, in conjunction with the existing “Mountaineer Country Commitment to Safety” program, where individuals and families may pledge to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the region by abiding by current health guidelines.

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Woman of the Most High God: Are you homesick for heaven?

I think about the song this week, I’ve never been this homesick for heaven.

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Women of a New Season: You, too, are a bride

John 3: 29: He that hath the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice; this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Sixty-B

Wilbur E. Davis, the very first efficient cashier of the First National Bank of Grafton, was offered and accepted the position of treasurer of Citizen’s Guaranty and Trust company, one of the strongest financial institutions of the state and left Grafton to assume his new duties July 1, 1902. The best wishes of host of Grafton friends wish him all manner of success in this new position that came to him voluntarily.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 12-18

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Woman of the Most High God “Troubles, we all have them!,”

Jesus didn’t say our lives would be a bed of roses. He tells us we will have trials and temptations, and that he would be with us through them all. Things are really looking bad.

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Women of a New Season “Have you changed?,”

II Corinthians 5: 17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. Today I heard a preacher speaking on this very subject,” Have you changed?” I loved his message because it truly resonated with my spirit.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Sixty-A

Miss Laura Ms. Smith, proprietress of the West Grafton Millenary and Ladies furnishing establishment warmly expressed her sincere appreciation of the hearty good will and splendid patronage of her widening circle of customers who entrusted her with their millinery business during the year 1917 and wished one and all a pleasant and prosperous New Year and all the good fortune possible.

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This Week in West Virginia History: August 5-11

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Aug. 5, 1958: Jennings Randolph defeated former governor William Marland in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Randolph went on to become the senior senator from West Virginia.

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Woman of the Most High God “What is the will of God?,”

What does God require of us? First of all is love the Lord thy God with all of your mind and soul, and to love the Lord thy God with all of your heart. And, love thy neighbor as thyself. How do we know the will of God? By studying the word of God and speaking his face.

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Women of a New Season “Come out of the winepress,”

Gideon was afraid to do what God was calling him to. At the time the angel visits him, he is in the winepress threshing wheat. It was being done in hiding to protect it from the enemy. You will enjoy reading this chapter, so please take the time to do so. Don’t be too hard on Gideon, aren’t you at least a little bit afraid in the day we are living?

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West Virginia vs. Florida State football game canceled

MORGANTOWN—In a release which was initially reported on Wednesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference has announced that its seven sponsored fall sports will not start until the week of September 7th-12th, and that all non-conference games must be played in the home states of its member institutions.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 29-August 4

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 29, 1873: Malcolm Malachi “Mack” Day was born. As sheriff of McDowell County, he claimed that God had called him to enforce Prohibition, even arresting an uncle and his own son.

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Woman of the Most High God “Do you think things are going to get better?,”

As people continue to break the rules, not using proper safety procedures like washing hands, staying safe distance between others, cases keep rising. Look at all the new cases after young people came back from Myrtle Beach. These are local, not hundreds of miles away. They were next door in Preston County. Malls are open, vacations have begun. Not only does this endanger the person, but their families and their coworkers. Is that fair to other people?

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Women of a New Season “Shake off those heavy bands,”

Remember the little chorus we used to sing? Shake off those heavy bands, lift up those holy hands, let all God’s children Praise the Lord! Lately I’ve felt kind of down. Maybe even somewhat depressed.

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From the House to Your Home “Updates from the Governor,”

I update you today hoping everyone is still in good spirits and weathering this pandemic. This is a very trying time for all mentally, physically, and financially. We will get through this just as we have other crises!

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Eight

Ernest F. Clark purchased the plumbing business of William Jennings and announced his readiness to bid on all work in his line no matter how small or large, gas fittings and heating materials promptly furnished.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 22-28

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 22, 1859: Athlete John Wesley ‘‘Jack’’ Glasscock was born in Wheeling. Glasscock, who played bare-handed, became one of baseball’s premier shortstops in the 19th century.

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“Defund the Police” Movement is Deeply Misguided

As we examine reforms to certain policing practices, we must also recognize the value of a properly-funded police force.

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Woman of the Most High God “Church, have we lost the vision of souls?,”

The bible tells us that when there is no vision people perish. Have we lost our love and compassion for people? Are we too busy with our everyday lives that we don’t have time anymore to do what God has called us to do?

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Women of a New Season “The window,”

Elisha the prophet was sick and dying and the king of Israel came to him for help in defeating his enemies the Syrians.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Six

James B. Mackie, an eccentric comedian who created the part of the Bell Boy in Hoyt’s “A Bunch of Kays,” was starred in a new comedy entitled “Grimes Cellar Door” in which Mackie assumed the title role as “Grimsey Me Boy” in this new vehicle written for laughing purposed and touring the country under the management of B. Frank Taylor, who sent the attraction to the Opera House, February 3, 1902.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 8-14

CHARLESTON WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Woman of the Most High God “God surely has blessed West Virginia,”

People are so unthankful today. We live the way we want to live. But God has something to say to us. He is still in control. We can’t even give ourselves another breath, but people have put him on the back burner. People don’t thank him for how good he is to them. It’s all about themselves.

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Women of a New Season “There are other ‘F’ words,”

Ephesians 4: 29: Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. As I watch the news or read articles about the current movements taking place in our country, I realize that something more than cursive is missing from our educational curriculum.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Five

The Opera House was given over to the combined members of the local Masonic fraternity who brought the comedy drama. “Are You A Mason,” for their benefit January 3,1902. The play and cast gave the large audience a most enjoyable evening’s entertainment which was highly appreciative to the members, their wives and guests, who came to witness the performance.

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This Week in West Virginia History: July 1-7

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. July 1, 1861: Francis Pierpont, governor of the Reorganized Government of Virginia, called the legislature into session. The general assembly re-established governmental functions, provided for the raising of military units, and elected new U.S. senators and representatives.

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Women of a New Season “Wild in the weeds,”

Matthew 13: 24-25: Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was asleep, his came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away. (Berean Study Bible).

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Four Find Body of Youth

Jacob and Lowenthal theatrical producers sent Hall Caine’s production, “The Deemster,” to the Opera House November 8,1901. This much- publicized play, dealing with English life, had made quite a reputation in the larger cities after being dramatized for the stage and as its reputation was established the people of the smaller towns turned out in large numbers to witness this much-heard-of play and the theatrical folks of Grafton had no exception.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 24-30

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Woman of the Most High God “Jesus is worthy of our praise,”

We’ve got so much to thank God for. He has kept us during this virus, and he has supplied all of our needs. But, what have we as Christian been doing?

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Women of a New Season “It’s a mad, mad, mad world!,”

Psalm 119: 165: Great peace have they which love thy law and nothing shall offend them. John 14: 15: if you love me, keep my commandments. Psalm 119 is telling us that nothing shall hurt or offend us when we love God and keep His commandments.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-Two

George Butler, one of the oldest settlers of South Grafton, died at his home on Front Street September 29,1901.George Butler came to Fetterman as one of the locomotive drivers in the employ of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1852 when the railroad established the terminal of the Piedmont division at that point

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 10-16

CHARLESTON, WV—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Woman of the Most High God “Who do you put your trust in?”

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’s blood and righteousness. Jesus is the only one we can put our trust in. Some of you put your trust in your homes, family, and your jobs. Look at the situation our country is in now. Nothing is for sure, only Jesus.

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Women of a New Season “Are you a captive daughter?”

This past couple of weeks I’ve found myself ministering to different women. Some who are in abusive relationships, and held captive by fear and intimidation.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Fifty Two

Hon. John H. Holt, prominent local attorney acceded to the wishes of Reno Post No. 7, Grand Army of the Republic, to give the Memorial address in the Nation Cemetery on May 30, 1901.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 3-9

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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Bolton’s Book Review: A local history of a local icon

When one reviews the iconic architecture of North Central West Virginia, there are a number of historic buildings that have become ingrained in the consciousness of their host community.

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Woman of the Most High God: Christians, seek out the lost.

The bible tells us to walk upright with our God. We care to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, body and soul, and we are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves.

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Women of a New Season: Are you ready for the bridgeroom?

Ephesians 5: 25-26: …Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word. The other day my husband cleaned out the gutters around our house.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred-Fifty-One

The graduating class of Grafton High School in 1901 was composed of 14 members who were; Karl Byers, Alice Cassel, Sallie Davidson, Harry Friedman, Hardie Foreman, Dessie Gough, Elizabeth Knotts, Morgan Knotts, Minnie Lucas, Grace Mugler, Ada Nuzum, Kate Pilson, Grace Tregallis, and Vivian Turner.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 27-June 2

CHARLESTON – The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. May 27, 1912: Legendary golfer Sam Snead was born at Ashwood, Virginia. When The Greenbrier reopened as a resort after World War II, Snead returned as the golf pro.

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Women of the Most High God: How Can I have Peace in the Midst of the Storm?

My friend you can have peace in the midst of your storms. Jesus is the only way you can find real peace. Jesus tells us my peace I give unto you not as the world giveth to you. Do not let your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid. (St John 14:27).

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 18-24

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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This Week in West Virginia History: March 11-17

CHARLESTON—The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

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History of Taylor County - Chapter Two Hundred-Forty

That horrible and filthy scourge “smallpox” made its appearance in several parts of the town in January, 1900. Dr. A.R. Warden, the town health offer, came before the council and stated he would not be able to minister to the afflicted because his attention to several families in critical condition and suggested the council engage the professional services of Dr. Thomas F. Lanham to attend the afflicted and take drastic measures to prevent the of the scourge and employ nurses and guards to see that the afflicted wanted nothing in the way of proper care and allow no people to leave the premises in which disease existed.

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Women of the Most High God

I know Jesus is real because he lives in my heart. Once I was lost, had no purpose for living, but Jesus changed all of that when I let him come into my heart.

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Women of a New Season: FIERCE

Proverbs 28: 1: The wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are bold as a lion. NKJV “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” William Shakespeare. From: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Women of a New Season

Proverbs 28: 1: The wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are bold as a lion. NKJV “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” William Shakespeare. From: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Sixteen

Those two famous comedians, Charles Rice Charles Barton, played a return engagement in the Opera House March 16, 1897, presenting their laughing comedy McDoodle and Poodle. The two stars surrounded by a most capable company drew an audience that amply repaid them on thier second visit to Grafton. Word was received in Grafton of the death of Matthew Luzadder who passed away at his home in Greenwood Township, Illinois in March, 1897. He was a descendant of Aaron Luzzadder, who settled in what is now Taylor County some time after the Revolutionary war. A resident of Grafton at its beginning, he conducted a hotel on the site now covered

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