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Bolton’s Book Review “A Town of Terror,”

I have often stated my opinion that the best horror fiction comes in small doses. The stories that keep me awake at night are not Stephen King’s massive tomes that describe every claw, tooth, and growl of the featured creature, but rather those stories that only hint at what is in the dark. Equally

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Woman of the Most High God “Don’t let Jesus pass you by, accept him today,”

Don’t put off accepting Jesus Christ as your savior. Time is running out. Jesus may come today. He went away, but he’s coming back. It’s closer today than it ever has been.

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Women of a New Season: “She swallowed a fly”

Romans 16: 17-18: Now I beseech you brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. When I was a little girl there was a comic on tv who sang a funny little song that is actually an English Nursery Rhyme, about a silly old woman who swallowed a fly.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Four

In 1921, C.L. Weymouth and Son came to Grafton and purchased the equipment of the defunct Grafton Leader and moved the machinery to 120 Latrobe Street, and established the Taylor County News, a weekly paper in the interest of the Democratic party.

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This Week in West Virginia History: June 9-15

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—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. June 9, 1927: Karl Dewey Myers was named the state’s first poet laureate by Governor Howard Mason Gore. Myers held the post for 10 years.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: IT’S NEVER FAIR TO COMPARE!

John 5: 44: How do you expect to get anywhere with God when you spend all your time jockeying for position with each other, ranking your rivals and ignoring God? (MSG). When we allow our lives to be defined by people, we will soon see God’s influence on our lives beginning to fade.

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A Woman of the Most High God: Where could I go but to the Lord?

Troubles are on every hand, and sickness is all around us. Who do we turn to? Sometimes doctors can’t help you. We find ourselves in situations we don’t know where to turn. Christ is our answer in everything this life hands to us

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This week in West Virginia History: June 2 through June 8

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—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. June 2, 1951: Cornelius Charlton died of the wounds he received in battle during the Korean War. Charlton, a Raleigh County native, was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred and Three

In October 1888, a weekly paper called the Valley Times appeared for a very short time, the editor seems to have been forgotten and as to its political complexion, it doubtless Democratic. Under the heading it proclaimed: “Unnecessary Taxation Is Unjust Taxation and Oppression.”

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-Two

In June, 1889, Ashby J. Wilkinson and Levi Davis established the Grafton Leader, the third paper published in the interests of the Democratic party of Taylor County. At Mr. Davis’ departure from Grafton, the late Stephen W. Poe, assumed charge of the Leader, enjoyed a prosperous and very good circulation among the people of both parties. Mr. Poe’s popularity among the citizens of the town and county contributed in no small way to success of the Grafton Leader.

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 26-June 1

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—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 26, 1895; Athlete Ira Errett ‘‘Rat’’ Rodgers was born in Bethany. He was among the greatest Mountaineer football players, lettering in 1915–17 and 1919.

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Woman of the Most High God “Giving honor to whom honor is due”

Why do we celebrate Memorial Day? We give honor to the men and women who have fought for our freedom. They gave their lives. They left behind their families, even babies that they didn’t get to see them be born. We honor them today.

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Women of a New Season “A life of peace”

Did you ever have a really hectic schedule and as a result your car was full of fast-food cups and wrappers or your house was a mess? Laundry piled up, dishes in the sink that didn’t even make it to the dishwasher? On top of that you tried on three different outfits for the meeting at work and left them helter-skelter on the unmade bed

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Woman of the Most High God “Christians, how bright is your light shining?”

How can people see in the darkness? When it is dark, you can’t see anything. But when the light is applied you can see all around you. We must allow Jesus’s light to shine in our lives every day. We must show the world that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We must live like Christ lived. He tells us we are the salt of the earth. Salt seasons and preserves. Souls need to be saved. Jesus is coming back soon.

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Women of a New Season “Where have all the flowers gone?”

During the sixties my life took many turns. I was a high school student, then a graduate with a great job as a telephone operator. Then I was a bride, and even a mom, twice, during that decade. I saw a husband go off to war and thankfully return again safely.

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Women of a New Season “Where have all the flowers gone?”

During the sixties my life took many turns. I was a high school student, then a graduate with a great job as a telephone operator. Then I was a bride, and even a mom, twice, during that decade. I saw a husband go off to war and thankfully return again safely.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-One

In October, 1866, Cyrus Ringler, prominent citizen of Fetterman, a printer by trade, established the first and only weekly newspaper at Fetterman

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Three Hundred-One

In October, 1866, Cyrus Ringler, prominent citizen of Fetterman, a printer by trade, established the first and only weekly newspaper at Fetterman

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This Week in West Virginia History: May 19-25

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—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 “What does God expect of you?"

Everyone has a purpose in life. We were born to serve the Lord.

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Women of a New Season “New seasons"

Daniel 2: 21: He changes times and seasons, He removes kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. Do you ever feel like you need a new season in your life?

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From the House to Your Home “Legislative session complete"

After a 60-day session amidst a pandemic, I think the biggest accomplishment of the session is that 134 individuals from all over the state were able to convene in close quarters and only one person became covid positive from a family encounter.

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 21-27

CHARLESTON, W.VA.—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-Ninety-Seven

G. Thomas Vance after graduation began his career as a grocers clerk and then entered the Merchants and Mechanics Savings bank as a teller. He was one of the first young men of Grafton to volunteer his services to his country in the Great World War and served to the end of hostilities in France and among the last of the American Expeditionary Force to return to the United States.

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The History of Taylor County Chapter One

*Editor’s note: This is a special installment of The History of Taylor County. The following piece was the first of Charles Brinkman’s articles and was published 81 years ago, on April 18,1939. That portion of West Virginia which is now Taylor County was part of that vast domain of Virginia known as West Augusta, prior to the War of the Revolution.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: WORDS

Proverbs 25: 11: A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. KJV Proverbs 18: 21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. KJV Words. They are so important. We can harm people with our words, or we can lift them up and give them hope.

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A Woman of the Most High God: It’s not time to let your guard down!

God has been so good to us. He has kept us through the epidemic. He has provided for us physically, but have we grown spiritually? Have we stayed in the same place with God when we first stated the epidemic? We should have grown closer to god than what we used to be.

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This week in West Virginia History: April 14 through April 20

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. April 14, 1774: Surveyors met at the mouth of the Kanawha River to establish military bounty claims in Kentucky. They became involved in several skirmishes with Indians in the region. This was the start of Dunmore’s War, the name given to the conflict in the Ohio Valley in the spring of 1774.

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter 296

In front of her husband’s store in the stirring campaign of 1876 Mrs. Compton saw and heard the great orator Eben Ingersoll and the silver tongued Stewart L. Woodford lift their voiced in the interests of Hayes and Wheeler for the presidency of the nation and those old prominent political leader the patriarchal war Governor Francis H. Pierpont and General Nathan Goff, Attorney Blackwell B. Dovener, Editor Archibald Sambell and others voice an earnest plea for the success of the Republican candidates and the party platform.

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VFW offering annual Loyalty Day contest

TAYLOR COUNTY—May 1 has been set aside as a day to celebrate the heritage of Freedom America through the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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This Week in West Virginia History: April 7-13

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—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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A Woman of the Most High God: Christ the Lord is risen today. What a glorious day!

Jesus promised on the third day he would rise again. Mary Magdalene was the first to see Jesus at the tomb. He told her to go tell his disciples. Peter was afraid.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: GETTING TIRED YET?

Do you feel like you are being worn out? Are you tired of hearing Christians being made fun of or mocked? Are you tired of hearing God cursed by those who have no clue who He is, without even trying to understand?

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The History of Taylor County Chapter Two Hundred Ninety Five

Mrs. Compton, perhaps, attended the opening of the historical old Grafton hotel when landlord Horace Ressley opened the doors of this famous old hostelry for inspection of the citizens and their wives of the village on that June day, 1857.

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Woman of the Most High God :“What do you value in life?,”

Life is like a vapor. We are here today and may be gone before tomorrow. Where are you laying up your treasures? The Bible tells us to lay up our treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21). We brought nothing in this world, and we can’t take anything with us (I Timothy 6:7). Only our families, children, grandchildren.

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Women of a New Season “Come to the well!,”

First of all let me say, anytime you are dealing with Jesus, be totally honest with Him. After all no one else can hear you, and this is how we get His ear. This woman came in the heat of the day to draw water, because she was an outcast.

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The History of Taylor County:Chapter Two Hundred-Ninety-One

The screams of the wife of ex-policeman Emery Lake, a resident of St. Charles Street, brought the neighborhood hurrying to the lake home to ascertain the cause to find the body of the former officer lying dead on the floor from a pistol shot self-inflicted without any apparent cause.

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WOMEN OF A NEW SEASON: IT’S TIME FOR THE TEST

Is the Antichrist alive on planet Earth right now? I can’t answer that. It’s very probable that he is, considering how the world is totally reeling from the upheaval taking place in every nation. I also believe the Rapture could happen at any moment, so that would lead me to believe he is alive

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A Woman of the Most High God: It’s time to praise the Lord. Enough complaining!

The Psalmist David tells us to let everything that has breath praise the Lord. God has taken care of us in every situation we have gone through. He has never forsaken us or left us. He watches over us day and night. The Book of Psalms is full of praise unto the Lord.

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This week in West Virginia History: March 3 through March 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. March 3, 1843: Barbour County was created from parts of Lewis, Harrison, and Randolph counties and named for the distinguished Virginia jurist Philip Pendleton Barbour.

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The History of Taylor County: Chapter 290

The Woman’s Club entertained the members and their guests in a lavish manner with a beautiful dance in Brinkman Hall and banquet at the Blen-Avon Hotel on December 29,1903. The success of this brilliant affair was due to the patronesses, Mrs. Charles R. Durbin, Mrs. J.E. R. Ellis, Mrs. H.W. Chadduck and Mrs. A.S. Warder, who welcomed the members and guests spent

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From the House to Your Home "Broadband expansion coming to parts of Taylor County"

Expanding broadband in WV has been a goal for many at the state and federal level. Many cannot imagine what life would be like without it. Well many in Taylor County can tell you and there are plans for that to change! The Federal Communications Commission has a program called the Connect America Fund.

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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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