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Lots of end-of-summer family reunions and gatherings taking place in the community with a weekend of family and fun hosted by Wanda and Steve Hott at the homeplace of the late Lester and Ethel (Hott) Funk on Clay Lick Ridge. Sunday, Sept. 22.

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On Sunday, Oct. 29, following morning worship service, the Timer Ridge Christian Church will have a carry-in lunch.

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The last of the hummingbirds have left along with most of the dragonflies. Maybe they could form a support group and travel together to their winter homes.

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Special get well prayers and thoughts for the ill here on Dunmore Ridge and for those who were caught in Hurricane Dorian as it gained strength and expanded into the Carolinas. It’s all very scary.

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Founders Day will be celebrated Sept. 27-29 at the Fire Hall. Come out for all of the activities including history presentations, music, chain saw carving, a car show, the kid’s tent, a juggler, craft and food vendors.

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Thought:  Do your best, no matter what you’re doing; your work reflects who you are. Whether sweeping the floor or running the company, if it is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

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Take the right Direction, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. Matthew 7:13 (NIV)

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 12 to make plans for the annual Autumn Harvest Festival here in Kirby. It begins at 11 a.m. at the Grassy Lick Community Center with a Tractor/ Car Show – local musical entertainment — crafts, arts, and various vendors and lots of food for sale — like t…

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Chitchat corner … Sorry I wasn’t around last month. My daughter-in-law, Mary Kirby, and granddaughter Katie came to visit for 2 weeks.

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The yard sale held at the Timber Ridge Christian Church last weekend, despite the smaller turnout of shoppers than usual, was a success.

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Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Walter “Jr.” Puffinburger who passed away Sept. 5 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

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ST. GEORGE — teens from 22 West Virginia counties participated in the 42nd annual high school Entrepreneurship Summit at Horseshoe Leadership Center this summer.

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ST. GEORGE — West Virginia’s future, her children, discovered new opportunities, built skills, experienced responsibility, made new friends, had fun, learned and grew at the Governor’s Youth Opportunity and Adventure Camps.

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Capon Bridge Library Children’s Story Hour will start back up on Sept. 4 at 11 and will be every Wednesday. The book for Sept. 4 is “Ten Apples Up on Top” and there will be an apple craft.

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Country life seems very busy at this time as farmers are still harvesting hay and corn, etc. for the winter while gardens have really produced well so picking, canning and freezing has folks in full-time mode.

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The ice cream social held at Bethel UMC on Saturday evening was well attended. It was a fun evening of good food and fellowship. The weather was ideal, cool, and comfortable.

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“When talking about yourself, speak words of hope, health, encouragements, life and purpose — they are God’s truth for you.”

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Troop 32 hosted 2 Dutch scouts, Bartjan Werink and his childhood Scout friend Daan, before the World Scout Jamboree.

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"If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. Romans 12: 20-21 NIV

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Shirley Twigg had a very busy month in July. Visiting with her via Keller, Texas from the 12th to the 20th was son Eddie and his wife Michele Twigg. They brought 4 of their grandchildren with them, Bryson and Kaden Carr, Audrey Carnathan, and Carrie Byrd. Eddie took his family to Capon Bridg…

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On Saturday August 3rd I attended the annual volunteer picnic for Adopt-A-Highway volunteers held at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV. It was a fun day with food, games, and other activities. There were volunteers from every county in WV. From our area were Woody and Cheryl Anderson, Phil a…

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I want to start by thanking all those who have called, sent cards and prayers. I really believe prayers do help. Over the past two months I had become very depressed. The surgeon said he believes he removed all of the cancer with the recent colon surgery.

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Every minute someone leaves this world behind. We are all in the line without knowing it. Me or you could be next. We never know how many people are before us. You cannot move to the back of the line. All we can do is make sure we are ready when we arrive in that line.

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Happy Fourth of July, everyone. If you don’t have your own at home picnic or celebration, maybe you can attend one of the many listed events in the county. Be safe and enjoy the day and the fireworks at night.

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This summer is turning out to be very busy. Various events are happening, one after another. Last Saturday, I was a spectator at Fort Edwards viewing an Indian attack on the Fort and later witnessing a colonial wedding on the grounds of the fort. It was a beautiful, sunny, breezy day and man…

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Summer is here and the main topics in our valley is the farmers making hay and folks vacationing. I have been unable to do any news column for the past few weeks, so most of my items are a bit delayed, but I will try to hit the high-points.

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Thought: Bad habits are like a comfortable bed; easy to get into, but hard to get out of. –Anonymous

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From West Virginia Day to Hampshire Frontier Family Day to the Fourth of July to Pioneer Day, this is a season to celebrate who we are and who we are becoming. Our town council election had a record breaking turn out. Let’s see if we can double it with the election next year.

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Faith makes all things possible, love makes all things easy, hope makes all things work. Thanks so much for my cup of flowers, I like them a lot. I am looking forward to a nice summer with friends.

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 “If your brother sins against you, rebuke him: and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying ‘I repent, you shall forgive him.’” Luke 17:3-4.

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The Memorial Day Services at Timber Ridge Christian Church was well attended on Sunday, also the afternoon music provided by “Higher Power” was enjoyed by all attended.

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Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mike Maphis. Mike passed away Saturday June 15 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. I was in grade school with Mike and his brother, when they were three grades to a classroom. Mike was well liked and will be missed by all who knew him.

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Chit-chat corner: Please note my phone number has changed (850-238-1842). I no longer use my landline; to many robo-calls.

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Our Memorial Day Service at Capon Chapel was wonderful with Alanna McGuinn bringing the message and Greg Whitacre performing special music to lift our hearts. A list of American veteran names is always read at the end of the service and a new name, Roy Pugh, was added this year.

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Red Rose Day is June 12. What a great day to go out and see what kind of wild flowers you can find. What is your favorite? Does it have a fragrance? What does it attract? Have you seen any butterflies? Have you noticed that the new fawns are beginning to be out and about?

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 “Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O King. But if not let be known to you , O King, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.” Daniel 3:17-18

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The Capon Bridge High School Alumni met May 18, 2019. Two members of the 1947 class attended the event, including Iris Dale Smith-Kline and John Reid. The program was very enjoyable and brought back a lot of memories. Thanks to the Capon Bridge Fire Department and Auxiliary. Hope to see ever…

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Schools Out, Schools Out, the teacher’s let the kids out, or something to that effect, we used to say-when we were in school. Now-a-days, I don’t know what they would say and most likely it would be a text.

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Ebenezer Church will hold their memorial service on June 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. It will be combined with the regular worship service. Please note the correction if you plan to attend.

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June brings the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. This is a time to remember the importance of playfulness and family activities. How can we include the seniors in our community? It is also a time to consider how we want to be led. The polls are open for early voting for th…

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Today is May Day. When I was little, my friends and I would go out and pick wildflowers, put them in homemade baskets, hang them on the front door of a friend and run away and hide. This is a great time to reflect on what you did on May Day. It is also Mother Goose Day.

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Thought: God’s love is enough. When I fall, He catches me; when I am sad, He holds me; when I cry, He wipes my tears; when I am broken, He puts me back together. Thank you God for always loving me. By Kelly Treehouse. Amen.

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Holy week was filled with opportunities to praise the Lord. Our small church, Capon Chapel, held a Maundy Thursday service before Good Friday.