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Yesterday, Oct. 4, was the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi – the patron saint of animals. Continuing their honored tradition, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Romney celebrated the feast day Sunday with a service to bless the animals of the community. The rain drove the celebration ins…

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ROMNEY — Romney Cub Scout Pack 32 started their 2022-23 program year in high gear, offering the Scouts and their family’s activities such as rocket building and launching, a Lego Derby, a campout and Cub Fun Day at Camp Potomac in Old Town, Md.

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Thought: “The best way to make a friend is to be a friend.”  – Unknown.

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Thought: “The best way to make a friend is to be a friend.”  – Unknown.

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History came to life this weekend in Capon Bridge for the 13th annual Founders Day festival – which spanned over 3 days, braved dicey weather and welcomed everyone, young and old, to experience it. The festival, held on the Capon Bridge volunteer fire department grounds, boasted a petting zo…

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Your family is at the center of your heart, and your healthy heart is at the center of living well through an active lifestyle. You can keep your family—and your heart—healthy by spending quality time together.Sitting down to eat with family at mealtime can lead to activity planning, which l…

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Romney Middle School would like to recognize Braylon See, River Fletcher, Kolton King, Aryanni Merritt and Nevaeh Smith as Students of the Month for the character trait of “thoughtfulness.” These students have been shining examples of thoughtfulness by going out of their way to kindly help others.

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Springfield Ruritan Treasurer Robert Haines presents a scholarship check to Keyonia Twigg. Keyonia will be attending Potomac State and majoring in nursing.

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The elementary classes at WVSDB are highly inclusive to students with disabilities and welcoming with various classroom pets. The cuddly companions include Teddy the bunny, Tilly the tortoise, Fred and Barney the guinea pigs and Rocky the Betta fish. Some of the students have the responsibil…

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The Hampshire County Board of Education held a special meeting, their sixth (6th) meeting of the 2022-2023 school year, on Monday, August 22, 2022, at the Offices of the Hampshire County Board of Education.

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“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die.” John 11:25-26

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I am always amazed by the changing seasons. This year was especially so. It was like a switch was thrown and summer changed to fall overnight.

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The pumpkins for the library’s fundraising contest will be due on or before Sept. 30 and on display for voting during the month of October. The contest’s winner will be announced Nov. 1 and the money raised will go toward programming for the library. 

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Generally, when it comes to family members, folks have a little bit in common. Maybe the same eye color. Maybe their voices sort of sound the same. Maybe they all have freckles, or similar mannerisms, or inside jokes.

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She was tall and achingly thin. Her hard life had left its mark on every inch of her body and her spirit. She came in and asked, “Preacher, would you pray with me?”

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I spent this past weekend attending a wedding and visiting friends from around the Columbiana County area of Ohio and we couldn’t have enjoyed ourselves more. It made me realize how quickly time passes by and how things can change in such a short period of time. It has been 28 years since I …

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In every life, there will be times of trial. Sickness and pain are constant reminders that each of us is mortal. Yet, even in the most challenging times of life, God calls us to live in hope and full assurance that He is the God of comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3 reads, “Blessed be the God and Fa…

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We’re not just talking about the weather this week, because no matter what I say, it will be entirely different by the time you see this. So, just enjoy the days and use your head when you go out if it’s crazy hot. 

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We have been receiving so much needed rain. Maybe this will make the colors more vibrant when the leaves change colors. Before the rain, everyone was cleaning up their garden and canning up the last of the vegetables. They were also wrapping up the yard work and putting away the lawn chairs …

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I am saddened to tell you that death has claimed Kenneth Johnson of Bloomery, on Sept. 6, 2022. Ken was 72 years old and a Hampshire High School graduate. Sympathy is extended to his wife, Eileen, and all his family and friends. We will miss his presence in our lives. I learned some local Ci…

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Recently, I had an opportunity to speak to a young woman in Capon Bridge who had just received a promotion. I commented that she was very good in her new position. When she responded with, “I love what I do,” it prompted me to think about those words. She did not say, “I like my job” and I t…

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ROMNEY — Hampshire County carries a historically-rooted pride that still resonates with its residents today. That sense of dignity has traveled 200 miles northwest from here and attached itself to passionate16-year-old Grant W. Murray of Belmont, Ohio.

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