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During a recent trip to the Post Office, my husband and I encountered a wild turkey in the woods. Not unusual in these parts, but this one had 15 babies trailing along behind her.

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So many from our community have passed away recently — so sad to lose my lifetime friend Gayla Bennett Lawrence on July 6.

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EYSER — Alex Oates is a sophomore exercise physiology major at Potomac State College. He’s also a member of the College’s Esports program, having earned his seat on the Madden team.

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Summer is all around us now. I am seeing giant hay bales on my morning walks, and also some fields are being combined, yielding both grain and bales of straw. The deer are enjoying grazing on the new growth provided by the cropped fields. My neighbor, Gary Hahn, has generously shared produce…

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“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven.” Matthew 6:19-20.

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Sixteen Romney High School graduates from 1951 to 1953 – and friends – attended an impromptu party organized by Jim Patterson of Denver when the RHS reunion was canceled for the 2nd year in a row due to Covid-19. Attending the gathering at the Main Street Grill on June 5 were (front row, lef…

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With the easing of the health department guidelines concerning the Covid-19 pandemic, some local fundraisers and celebrations are taking place.

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Thought: “One day at a time is all we should deal with. We cannot go back to yesterday. We can’t predict tomorrow, so let’s live for today and make it beautiful.”  By Kelly Treehouse

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The 4th of July turned out to be beautiful. I think everyone left home and went to the river. The annual picnic was held on the lawn of Gig and Gale Smith. The Embrey family and Koontz family attended. Late in the evening at dusk, about 40 relatives and friends came to view the fireworks. Th…

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Boone Thomas Hobday’s birthday turns out to be just dandy — born on the 4th of July. The son of Jaggar and Courtney Hobday weighed in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 20-1/2 inches for his 3:27 a.m. arrival. His paternal grandparents are Raymond and Nicole Devore and his maternal grandpar…

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Brenda Ganoe, Ken Paugh and Beverly Keadle, representing the Romney Ruritan Club, present a college scholarship to Emma Shreve, with her parents Keri and Derek Shreve proudly witnessing their daughter’s accomplishments. Emma will be attending Concord University and will be playing soccer.

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It comes as no surprise that the Capon Bridge community would create a spectacular mural that welcomes visitors to our town. Pride in community runs deep here next to the Cacapon River.  Thanks to Jenn Lockwood, Mike Anderson and the WV Dept. of the Arts for bringing their vision to life in …

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An open-house celebration was given on Saturday, June 26 at the Grassy Lick Community Center to honor Wayne and Una Lupton on 71 years of marriage. The special occasion was hosted by their children with many friends and family members stopping by with congratulations. The Luptons are parents…

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It’s nice to receive pictured of relatives in New Iberia, La. They are all happy in their new home. Thanks, Scarlet and John. I enjoy your pictures. They are always welcome.  

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Bobby and Genny Lovett’s passing punched a huge hole in the fabric of the community of Capon Bridge on June 19.  Both were graduates of Capon Bridge High School and were an integral part of the community.  Genny, a teacher’s aide, touched the lives of our small children as they began their s…

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Last week was really beautiful. It was the beginning of the summer season, and we were happily saying goodbye to the 17-year Brood X cicadas. It was sunny, hot and dry. They were making hay all around me. It was a busy week for them. I like those old sayings: make hay while the sun shines.

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Our community suffered a great loss last week with the death of 18-year-old Taylor Michael. Services were conducted at Kirby Assembly of God Church and burial at Hott’s Chapel Cemetery. Condolences are with all the family and friends.

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Ten members of the Malcolm family who all graduated from Hampshire High School gathered for a photo this month — starting at the right with Beverly Malcolm (Class of ’65), daughter Cindy Parker (’85), son Gary Malcolm (’87), daughter Sandy Hyson (’90), grandson Anthony Lewis (’05), granddaug…

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“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore, my heart greatly rejoiceth, and with my songs will I praise Him.” Psalms 28:7.

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Sympathy is extended to the Crane family on the death of Glen II of Capon Bridge.  He was born Oct. 25, 1957 and passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021.  Glen was a graduate of Hampshire High School, class of 1975, and grew up with his siblings in Capon Bridge.  He was a mechanic and auto resto…

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Last week, when the temperatures were in the 90s, the cicadas really kicked it up a few notches. There was loud singing and flying around, landing on everything and everybody. Hopefully, they are on the downside and will soon disappear.

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Sunday, June 20, is a day for celebrations: Father’s Day, 1st day of summer, West Virginia Day and Homecoming/Memorial Day at Timber Ridge Christian Church. Service begins at 10 a.m. with Sunday School, worship service at 11 a.m. followed by a carry-in fellowship lunch at noon. The church lo…

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Nachama Miller (right) with the Romney Ruritan Club presents Angie Clower, representing the Romney Diner, with an Associate Plaque for the diner’s support for the Romney Ruritans. ❏

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Coincidental to the end of the school year, Romney Cub Scout Pack 32 has shifted to their summer schedule, meaning dens will continue to meet individually as needed.  In preparation for the summer break, the Cub Scouts held a pack meeting on May 26 where over 150 youth awards and recognition…

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Finally, the temperatures invite us to stay outside longer, extend our evening hours and encourage us to dip our toes into the still-cold water of the Cacapon River. Longer days bring about a host of summertime activities. Welcome back, summertime.

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Many parties and celebrations have been happening lately in the area to honor the HHS graduating Class of 2021. Kirby Assembly of God Church honored the following with special celebration on May 23: Luke Funk, Shelby Westfall, Sydney Fischer, Austin Ramsey, Grant Landis, Wesley Landis, Taylo…

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The Memorial Day holiday weekend didn’t turn out as well as everyone was hoping for. Friday morning was sunny and beautiful. We made the rounds to various cemeteries and decorated family graves. The afternoon turned cloudy with rain and cool. Saturday came with rain, and was really cool. Sun…

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Friendship brings beauty to our days and joy to our world. Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God and joy to our world. You have worked so hard for the homemakers club and so hard for the fair. Thank you, Eileen. Yes, Central Homemakers Club will back you, Duane Oates, and do all…

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Summer has arrived, and with it the cicadas. They are emerging from everywhere and with them, lots of music. In a few days, I am sure it will be overwhelming.

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I don’t have much news to report. Most organizations have not been holding fundraisers or member meetings due to the pandemic. The good news is that most of the heath dept. guidelines are being relaxed. The Capon Valley Ruritan Club held their 1st full membership meeting in May for over a year.

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While going through some old papers, I ran across a letter telling of a placement marker on U.S. Route 50. It commemorated the Civil War skirmish March 30, 1863, at Hanging Rock or Blue’s Gap.

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