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I was up to my eyes in deep-thought-thinking this weekend with a friend, and it all started when he asked me about my “dream car.”

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I love to listen to the 23rd Psalm. It is so soothing. Images of a tranquil stream, sheep leisurely grazing under the careful, watchful eye of the shepherd.

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Ask Americans if they believe in God and most will say yes. But a growing number have lost faith in organized religion.

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It’s a common phrase that we hear from time to time, but I’m not so sure we think of it in relation to people.

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I would very much like to think warmer weather is here to stay and we can get on with planting with no worries, but of course, we all know that’s not a given at this time of the year.

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SHEPHERDSTOWN. — Two Shepherd University students from Hampshire County have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

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Our youngest daughter was excitedly telling me about a book she’d been reading on our way home from school the other day. It’s a historical fiction novel about the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys.

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In preparation for the Romney Community Pool’s opening on Saturday, May 29, volunteers helped at the pool’s cleanup day this weekend. Volunteers were (left to right) Bernie Shank, Kerri Shreve, Daisy McBride, Stacey Lambert and Mayor Beverly Keadle.

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I thought spring was finally here, but this weather is so unpredictable: snow in the near northeast, 70 degrees here one day and frost the next. I hope this recent cold weather is the end of it.

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In a recent Viewpoint Column in the April 13 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, co-authors Carlos del Rio and Treeti Malani, both infectious disease specialists, discuss areas of continuing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and review frequently asked questions.

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I have really enjoyed all the blooming flowers and trees this year. The redbud is magnificent, not only on Cooper Mountain, but throughout the county. On Route 51 in Maryland they are beautiful, too, scattered, but lots of them. My Bartlett pear tree is in full bloom this year, and I hope we…

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MOOREFIELD — A Tucker County man long involved in economic development and foundation work is joining the administration at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

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Artist Nancy Judd is exhibiting her work at FNB Bank’s main branch in Romney until May 25 as part of Hampshire County Arts Council’s Art in Public Places program.

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Traditionally, the Sunday after Easter features the story from John’s Gospel of the disciples gathered in the upper room on the evening of the day of resurrection.

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This is a time of new beginnings and it seems whenever my plants try to bloom, we have cold temperatures that keep them in check.

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“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives” is the introduction to a well known TV soap opera.

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The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid hand sanitizers from Mexico, which may contain a toxic form of alcohol. Some of these products use methanol or wood alcohol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin.

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Our 2 oldest Savages swam in their regional swim meet this past Saturday. Due to the number of swimmers competing, spectators were limited to a handful of chaperones per school. Those not on the chaperone list received a link to livestream it.

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In case people might be interested in some specifics about the New Zealand response and success rate against Covid-19 after reading my last column, here are some stats.

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A year after Covid-19 upended life for millions of Americans, there are troubling signs that the coronavirus may have also slowed progress against another deadly health threat: smoking.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — Hampshire Memorial Hospital is bringing surgical care close to home with Dr. Javeed Khan, a general surgeon joining the Valley Health team and serving the Hampshire County community.

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Seth Caudhill, Patty Lee and Nick Gardiner (left to right) were at the Romney High School alumni museum in Romney last fall to work with RHS grads Peggy Jo Saville and Janis Mulledy to scan the 10 years of Pioneer yearbooks (1955-1964) so they can be accessed online. The portal for the yearb…

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Willian Taylor Jr. hooked a 16-inch, 3-pound trout at Blackwater Falls Resort Easter weekend. It was the 1st fishing trip for the 31-year-old Taylor, who has had cerebral palsy since birth. He was vacationing with family, Carolyn and Dave Nester of Romney.

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“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” John 1:9.

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The sun rose high and bright on Easter morning at Capon Chapel’s sunrise service.  Approximately 20 folks came out to hear the good news of our risen Savior.  We enjoyed a brief worship service and then dismissed as we went about the doings of Easter Sunday.  We are blessed indeed.

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With the budding of spring trees, I am reminded of our responsibility to maintain the environment in much the same way as our forefathers.  In planning for future generations of Mountaineers, we must work to preserve our forests, clean rivers and the freshest air found here in Capon Bridge. …

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Seventeen years ago, Rick Crist and Michael Sitvarin put 1,000 miles on Crist’s Jeep Wrangler driving to state parks and municipalities, listening for screams.

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I have a lot of memorable experiences from my high school English classes.

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When I was home last weekend for Easter, I was trying to help my mom plan our menu for Saturday night’s “Easter dinner.”

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There are so many reasons that spring is such a wonderful time of the year — especially after the unforeseen year that we have just been through along with the long cold, dark and snowy winter.

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Asparagus has been cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes for more than 2,000 years. Versatile and healthy, it can be eaten raw or cooked, and is used fresh, frozen, or canned.

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CHARLESTON — More than 1,000 health professional students from colleges and universities across West Virginia have volunteered to administer vaccines in coordination with local health departments and community health partners. 

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Some folks are seemingly obsessed with bargain hunting or extreme couponing. Assumed to be a habit copied from parents, a new study published in The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research suggests there might actually be a genetic component.

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