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Capon Bridge ushered the Christmas season in at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6.  The town tree was brightly shining as the River House Choir filled the chilly air with Christmas carols.  Santa was present and the library was open for children to participate in many ways: books, crafts, and goodies.  Wh…

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The holiday season is a wonderful time to share love, both with those close to us as well as love of our community.  With so many events, opportunities to express that love abound right here close to home. Reaching out to neighbors and family members who may be unable to attend these events …

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Senior corner…The Paw Paw Senior Center Monthly Meeting and Carry-in Luncheon was held Dec. 5, with 22 members and one guest in attendance.

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“If you feel that you cannot invite your neighbor to go to church, examine yourself, not your neighbor. Remember in your Christmas planning that happiness and good cheer are intimately linked with sound common sense.”

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Today being the fourth of December, it seems like time has gone by so quickly this year, and it’s already winter, and Christmas is soon here. Folks who spent Thanksgiving with family members in our neighborhood include Terry and Alanna Funk having their family for dinner Wednesday evening. A…

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The big Thanksgiving feast is over and so are all the celebrations surrounding it. Now it’s time to move on with the Christmas wishes. The official Christmas shopping used to break open on Black Friday, but nowadays it's shopping everyday. Some started last year on the day after Christmas, s…

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Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Folks at Kirby Assembly of God Church enjoyed a delicious and bountiful dinner following services Sunday, and it was good to have former neighbor and member of the Church, Mrs. Ruby McDonald of Green Castle, Pa., in attendance.   

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The Churches in the Capon Bridge area held a special worship service on Sunday evening, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Methodist church encouraging folks to remember our blessings and the source of them. This was a wonderful opportunity to thank our Lord for the blessings he has showered upon us.…

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The approaching holidays present many opportunities to get together with our neighbors and friends.  Taking the time to connect and reconnect enriches lives.  Sometimes a simple conversation makes all the difference.  With so many activities available, it is easy to celebrate with new friend…

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It’s that time of the year when Dr. Alex Doran would drive in from Missouri to get green field tomatoes, which he loved to eat, and also to spend some time with his relatives and visit the old Doran Cemetary on North River Road, where his early relatives were buried and bring to life the his…

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This past Saturday, Wanda Koontz met with Janet Burton and Laura Twigg to drive to Hagerstown to meet up with 4 other girls who graduated in the 1968 class from Oldtown High School. They had lunch at the Olive Garden.

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"Jesus is the Light that is brightest; the Word that is surest; the Peace that is calmest; the Counselor that is truest; the Friend that is nearest; the Companion that is dearest." -Roy Lessin

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner.  This is a wonderful time of the year to become involved in the community and give thanks to those who enrich our lives.  It is also a time to remember those who need assistance during the holiday season.  Let’s take time out of our busy lives to think…

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With the end of our warm weather, community activities have really picked up.  On Nov. 16, a free Thanksgiving dinner will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 240 N. Back Creek Road, High View from 4 -7 p.m.  It is an open invitation and free will donations will be accepted.

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The GFWC of Romney’s November board meeting took place at Linda Browning’s home. They discussed their successful Christmas House event, as well as ideas on how to improve on it. Their District President reported on the W.Va. President’s project and how to participate in it by bringing to the…

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Senior corner…The Paw Paw Senior Center Monthly Meeting and Carry-in Luncheon was held Nov. 7, with 35 members in attendance and one guest.

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Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Don Gulbronson. Don passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29 at his home in Fort Ashby. Don had many friends where he worked at CSX Railroad and served as a proud Marine. In Fort Ashby and the surrounding areas, Don will be missed by all who knew him.

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October was Pastor Appreciation Month. On Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Timber Ridge Christian Church morning worship service, Alan Brill, on behalf of the congregation, presented Pastor Mike with a thank-you card and a monetary gift. Several members also gave Pastor Mike appreciation cards. Pastor…

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The Committee met at the Bean Settlement Church of the Brethren for a budget meeting on Monday night, Oct. 21, and then we had our Fall Council meeting on Saturday night, Oct. 26. Several attended.

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Fall weather has arrived in the community with cool temperatures and falling leaves; farmers are getting in the last of the harvest and folks are getting in a supply of firewood.  The old, one-room schoolhouse in Horn Camp has got a new face-lift with much thanks to the M.A.B.D.R. Bikers for…

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"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."  2 Timothy 3:17-17

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The leaves are falling in the crisp autumn air.  We had a heavy frost one morning but it wasn't a killer, some flowers are still blooming. 

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Have you driven around and seen the amazing decorations that have popped up in our community?  This time of the year offers so much color with the autumn leaves almost at their peak.  It is a nice time to travel around and enjoy the wonderful sights of West Virginia.  Don’t forget to set you…

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October being recognized as Pastor Appreciation Month, I would like to thank our local community pastors for following the Lord’s calling and sharing his word —being Pastor Burl Charlton and wife Donna of Bean Settlement Brethren; Pastor John Vetters and Donna of Bethel Baptist; Pastor Max C…

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Saturday, Oct. 26, the Timber Ridge Christian Church will hold its annual oyster/turkey dinner beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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Campus President Jennifer Orlikoff presents Potomac State College gear to Emily Ratliff (left), a Hampshire High student who won the photo challenge on Discover Potomac State Day Oct. 10 in Keyser. The next open house will be held Nov. 11 with another photo challenge. To register for the eve…

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Congratulations to Roger and Becky Whisner on celebrating their 51st wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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Members of the Herders and Homemakers 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Oct. 13. The members discussed club activities and participated in a mummy wrap game. Herders and Homemakers meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 6 p.m. at Romney’s First United Methodist Church and are welcomi…

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“I am the Light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12

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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.