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“I just don’t know if I believe anymore—and I don’t know what to do about it.”

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When He had come to His own country, He taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is this not the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas? And His …

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The letters contained in the Bible were selected for preservation in part because they speak to timeless issues in the church. In Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, after a flowery introduction in the first nine verses, Paul gets to the meat of the matter beginning in the 10th verse:

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This is not the most colorful time of the year, but if your garden is tidy, the subtle features of the season will show through. Having your perennials cut back and mulching empty beds will go a long way to making your garden attractive, even now. 

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A few weeks ago, we attended a theater production performed by students from the middle school where I work. The kids did a great job. My husband, our youngest daughter and I loved the performance. Afterward, I asked our middle schooler if she would participate if her school decided to put o…

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Reading this could save your life. If you are a typical woman, you may not know all you need to know about heart disease. You may know about general warning signs, risk factors and healthy behaviors. Yet, many women do not know that women experience very different symptoms than men do. Healt…

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Children’s story hour is every Friday at 11 a.m. Themes this month: emotions, Valentine’s Day, dinosaurs, fish. Crafts and activities are also provided to go along with the theme. 

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Sympathy to the family and friends of Justin M. E. Kirk of Springfield. Justin passed away on Monday, Jan. 16. He will be missed by all who knew him. 

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Capon Springs folks and surrounding communities demonstrated their love and support for Capon Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Gerald Brill. He has been diagnosed with cancer... a fundraiser sponsored by the fire company was held on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. The event had people standing…

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Great news from Horn Camp; a few days ago, Horn Camp Harry – the local weather predicting groundhog – came crawling from underneath the old one-room school house, looking a bit bewildered. The Mayor is humoring him with special treats, and he promises to be wide awake and ready for his NEWS …

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Sometimes during the cold winter months, a case of the blues sets in. 

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WINCHESTER – Valley Health has joined with West Virginia University (WVU) Health System, Mountain Health Network, and Marshall Health as an owner of Peak Health, a provider-led health insurance services company with the mission of making healthcare more accessible, understandable and collabo…

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Today’s column links two subjects that are associated with the month of February.  The first is Heart Month. The other is Black History Month. 

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Last week I wrote about denim trends, and since then I’ve really been thinking about clothes. 

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ROMNEY — Romney Elementary School will host a two-day self-defense program, Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD), for women on Feb. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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This week I couldn’t help but think about hometowns. In the past two columns, I have discussed stereotypes and the struggles of what others think about you without them truly knowing you. I heard a saying years ago that has stuck with me and I often bring it to memory.  I have no famous pers…

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Recently I read a portion of Psalm 27 as part of my morning time of devotions. Ascribed to David, this is a Psalm that reaffirms that the God we serve never forsakes us. David urges the reader to rest in God, “the stronghold of life.” That phrase brought an image of two hands clasped tightly…

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The weather is changing and rearranging our schedules these days and we just have to go with the flow, as they say. Go out on warmer days and do what needs done and stay in when it’s freezing. That is my amazingly brilliant advice for today. 

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January is national soup month.  A hearty, healthy soup — made with meat and poultry, vegetables or dried beans can be nutritious, inexpensive and easy to prepare.  Soup can serve as the main dish for your meal, and can easily fit into a healthy eating plan.  Add some bread or crackers, perh…

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Thought: “Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

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Volunteers from Hampshire County served on the Community Response Committee for the United Way and invested contributions given to the annual campaign to local nonprofit organizations. Michele Walker, executive director for County United Way, is pictured presenting Jody Long, principal of Sl…

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KEYSER — Hampshire County students made waves at Potomac State College during the Fall 2022 semester, landing themselves on both the Dean’s List and the President’s List at the college. 

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Michele Walker, Executive Director of County United Way recently presented Belinda Kiser of Green Spring Kitchen and Thrift, a Live United grant in the amount of $500 to provide “Christmas in Green Spring” for families with children. Grant money was used to purchase socks, underwear, blanket…

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The first randomized trial of colonoscopy screening is out, and, well, it’s a complicated picture. The data showed that inviting people to get a colonoscopy didn’t reduce colon cancer deaths, but it did reduce cancer incidence by 18%.

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Wonder how medications get their names? No? OK, either go on to the Opinion Page or keep reading to learn about upcoming blood drives.    

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Using artificial intelligence tools, researchers studied retinal scans of 88,000 participants in a study and concluded the approach may be a viable way to detect cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, heart failure and stroke based on the health of the retina’s network of blood vessels.

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