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The winter weather is brutal. Saturday morning at 5 a.m., our thermometer was registering -5 degrees. We have not had services at Capon Chapel for 2 Sundays due to snow and extreme cold. This week, we were able to hold a service. Gary Hahn opened up our parking area and a path to the church …

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Monica Wilson, Dean of Student Access and Success at Eastern, was recognized by Gov. Jim Justice with a Certificate of Appreciation for her 20 years of service to the State of West Virginia. Wilson has helped lead Eastern in the areas of student services, admissions, registration and advisin…

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Misty Deal, finance manager for the County United Way presents a check for $500 to Heather Wrye of the Hampshire County Public Library. The library was awarded a Live United grant to stock their Little Food Pantry.

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Weekend before last, Suzy Snowflake was back in town. Tap, tap, rain at your windowpane and everything else outside. She dumped several inches of snow and plans to stay awhile, along with rain, ice, wind and extra-cold temperatures. I had -6 degrees Saturday morning. That was cold enough for…

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“Time. We all know what it is, but few of us can define it. We can’t see it, though we observe its effects all around us. Every birthday, every change in season, that’s time. We can’t touch it, even though we often say we’ve got time on our hands. And, if we cut our hands, then time can fix …

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I’m sorry I didn’t have a column last time, but there was nothing to report. Most activities in the area were canceled due to the recent snowstorm and the rising number of Covid-19 infections. The conditions are almost the same this week.

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Recently, we have been experiencing a spell of very cold weather. Not unusual for us, this phenomenon is here to stay for a few months.  As we adjust to going out less, some businesses in Capon Bridge are also adjusting their schedules.  The River House winter hours are Wednesday thru Sunday…

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Community. What does that word bring to mind? Jesus prayed that the community of believers would be known for unity, joy, growth in truth and urgency of mission. Even in our diversity, we can still demonstrate love to the world around us. John: 17.

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Although it was a nasty, raining, cold, foggy morning, Hampshire Wellness and Fitness raised over $2,600 during the United Way Halloween Weekend event that also included donations towards personal trainings and chair massages. Combined with the Silent Auction that ensued the entire week afte…

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Happy New Year. Tax season is fast approaching and we need volunteer tax preparers to make it possible for us to partner with AARP for their annual tax preparation service.  No prior experience or training needed. All training will be provided by AARP via Zoom the 2nd week of January. Tax pr…

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Geraldine Loy turns 100 on Jan. 28. Send her birthday wishes to Geraldine Loy, 516 Irving View Lane, High View, WV 26808.

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CUMBERLAND — Three Hampshire County women earned nursing degrees from Allegany College of Maryland at the school’s fall commencement ceremony.

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Employees of Hampshire Memorial Hospital recently held several fundraisers to benefit the County United Way campaign in Hampshire. Pictured are Michele Walker, executive director for County United Way, Matthew Thomas, Rachel Abbott and Jackie Blaylock, all employees of Hampshire Memorial. Th…

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January is here and a frigid one it is.  Our 1st measurable snowfall gave me the day off (folks don’t come out to get their hair done during a snowstorm; they aren’t going anywhere) and I enjoyed it.  It was beautiful as it came tumbling down.  I am always excited about the 1st one, but my e…

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Happy New Year, everyone. How many times have you heard it already? We all hope and pray for a better year than 2021.

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Augusta’s 4-H group and Club Leader Mikayla Kidner met Nov. 10, electing officers. We also collected cat and dog food for the Augusta Animal Hospital to donate to the Hampshire County Animal Shelter.

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Dec. 8 was the Augusta 4-H club’s Christmas party. We donated socks, hats and gloves to the “Warm the Children” program.

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Sheila Wade’s watercolor paintings will be on display at The Bank of Romney’s main branch until Feb. 9 as part of Hampshire County Arts Council’s Art In Public Places Program.

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As we begin the New Year, we might take a moment to reflect on the events over the last year.  Unprecedented events like the Covid-19 virus prompted us to pause and become more flexible in our schedules.  Being at our best allows us to accept these changes in our daily lives.  Let’s project …

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“Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” Colossians 3:10

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ROMNEY — The past 2-plus months have been busy for Romney Cub Scout Pack 32, with camping, parades, service projects, fun and advancements.

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As a New Year begins, let each one find strength and joy in our life daily, as we live in forgiveness and Love. (Hebrews 13:8) Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever.

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I hope everyone had a merry Christmas celebrating with family and friends, although it was not a white one, which was fine with me; I’ll take 61 degrees year-round. With the rising cost of heating fuel and everything else and no indication from the Fed about the promised raise in Social Secu…

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It’s almost the New Year, and HCPL is refreshed and ready for 2022.  Our elevator is back up and running, and our downstairs restrooms have been converted to a spacious family room. The children’s and young adult sections have been remodeled, reorganized and restocked. Meanwhile, the adult n…

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The mad Christmas rush is over. Everything really important was completed, cookies baked, candy made, cake in hand and still time to relax and enjoy the wonderful candlelight service at Capon Chapel on Christmas Eve.  A timeless story of our Savior’s birth is one I never tire of hearing.  Th…

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The past couple of weeks have been busy for a lot of people with last minute shopping, whatever method they used, traveling, parties, dinners and in-person candlelight and church services.

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Herders and Homemakers held their monthly meeting on Dec. 12 at the Romney Elementary School gymnasium. During the meeting, members played holiday games led by teen leaders. Donations were collected for families affected by the tornadoes in Kentucky. The meeting ended with holiday refreshmen…

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“You will bear a Son, and you are to name him Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21. The Greatest Gift: Christmas is a time for sharing Gifts of Love from the heart.

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SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Mountaineers 4-H Club held their November meeting on Nov. 14. Club members Justin Frazer, Jackson Frazer and Peyton Milleson presented a program on tree stand safety. The club also made and decorated birthday bags for the local food pantry. The bags included all…

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It always feels good to give to others.  This time of the year especially, our heart overflows with joy when giving a unique, heartfelt present.  Often, they make a lasting impression on both the giver and the receiver. These gifts support our local artists as well as our community. Discover…

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The Romney Ruritan Club’s Christmas card, painted by Victoria Carr on a 4-by-8 foot sheet of plywood, is on display next to City Hall in Romney. The card reads, “Merry Christmas from the Ruritans of Romney,” and features an image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd.

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FAIRMONT — Two students from Hampshire County have earned President’s List honors and 6 more were on the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University this fall.

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For patrons who use our streaming services, HCPL is excited to announce we’re expanding our catalogue of streaming video. In order to bring you a greater variety of TV shows and movies, the library will begin transitioning from “Kanopy” to “hoopla” over the coming months. The hoopla digital …

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Saturday before last, Wanda Koontz, Billie Rae Householder (of Martinsburg), Laura Twigg and Susan Simpson (of Oldtown), all from the class of 1968, met at Oscar’s in Cumberland for dinner, observing the class of 1968 from Oldtown, Md.

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The meeting place and date of the Capon Valley Backwoods Ruriteen Club has been changed to the Hanging Rock Church of the Brethren on the 4th Monday of every month. The next meeting will be in January at 7:30 p.m.

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So much sadness, sickness and hurting people in the area that we want to send prayers and love to each and may we wish you a Merry Christmas from Horn Camp and rejoice in the true meaning of Christmas.

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Winterfest in Romney was an exciting and enjoyable event for me. So many folks came out to participate and enjoy the day. Life in a small town doesn’t get much better than that. There was lots of shopping, sleigh riding, goodies, decorations and festive spirits. The Convention and Visitor’s …

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Nine students from Hampshire County have been awarded privately funded scholarships from the Shepherd University Foundation.

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