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If you have a picture to share, email it to news@hampshirereview.com, mail it to P.O. Box 1036, Romney, WV 26757 or drop it by our office at 74 W. Main St. For more photos from Hampshire County’s past, visit the Hampshire History page on Facebook.

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I enjoyed the sight of the American flags flying in the breeze as I drove through Capon Bridge.  The local American Legion Post is very consistent about placing "Old Glory" on display at the appropriate times.  Each time I view it, I remember all the human lives lost to defend it and the fre…

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After 60 years of the 1-room Horn Camp School reunion (most recently known as the Horn Camp Community picnic), we have decided to cancel this year due to the coronavirus.  We are sorry to have to make this decision, but it’s intended with the safety of all in mind.  Please remember, the 1-ro…

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Recently, my husband has decided to leave bedroom window open when we go to bed.  Even though the air conditioner sometimes runs in the background, I am grateful for his decision.  In the earliest hours of the morning, the songs of birds announcing the day drift in through the bedroom window…

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 “Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and gr…

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After weeks of staying home, only going out for essentials, wearing a face mask and social distancing, my sister and I decided last Sunday, since the area was partially reopening, we would go out for lunch. The restaurant dining room was organized for social distancing, but the table had not…

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Everyday we hear people asking “why are all the terrible things happening? Why all the hating, fighting, killing and weather-related disasters or anything else bad that happens to interrupt our lifestyle?” Read Matthew Chapter 24. In fact, listen to the song titled “Matthew 24 (Is Knocking o…

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It’s a changing world but it’s important to take care of yourself, body and mind, as stress can eat away at you. We must find ways to focus on our own health and to stay in touch with the world today.

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To fight COVID-19 and keep social distancing, some traditional gatherings are taking a break in 2020.

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If you have a picture to share, email it to news@hampshirereview.com, mail it to P.O. Box 1036, Romney, WV 26757 or drop it by our office at 74 W. Main St. For more photos from Hampshire County’s past, visit the Hampshire History page on Facebook.

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Today, Sunday, June 21, the sun is shining. It just rained a good rain here in Rio with the Coronavirus still going on around us. We are sure living in a different world, but we need to remember that God is still in control.

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SPRINGFIELD — Due to COVID-19 the March, April, and May monthly meetings of the Springfield Mountaineers 4-H club were canceled.

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It’s so very quiet here at my place this morning, not even a leaf is stirring and you don’t know what to expect. I have been hearing from my relatives in Iberia, La. They are all well, happy and have moved to a new location. Scarlet, my niece, and her husband John Pazdersky and family have h…

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Gardening can bring a lot of joy into one’s life.  In addition to providing a food source, flowers from the garden can brighten our lives.  I continue to learn from the plants, seeds, and starters that I tend to in my garden and flowerbeds.  They are full of life lessons and if we listen car…

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Our community is slowly coming back to life.  Everyone seems to be hesitating about picking up the threads of community activities.  I am happy to let you know that Capon Valley Ruritan Club at Yellow Spring will be holding an event to help us celebrate the Fourth of July, and will be held o…

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If you have a picture to share, email it to news@hampshirereview.com, mail it to P.O. Box 1036, Romney, WV 26757 or drop it by our office at 74 W. Main St. For more photos from Hampshire County’s past, visit the Hampshire History page on Facebook.

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I had a few pleasant surprises this past week. I discovered a tiny fawn lying in my flower bed. I thought it might be abandoned, it was so close to traffic. But checking the next morning it was gone. It must have been rescued by its mother.

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Things remain calm in our little corner of Hampshire County and the Mayors’ Office in downtown Horn Camp has been open for business all the time during the COVID-19 pandemic – and a few folks have stopped by for corn cobs, as still a severe shortage on toilet paper and, of course, the public…

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When they said, “Who Let the Dogs Out,” they were beating down the door to get to the river.

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The Romney GFWC has new officers in place for the coming year — and plenty of questions about when meetings will resume after the summer and if the annual Christmas House Craft Show will be held in November.

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If you have a picture to share, email it to news@hampshirereview.com, mail it to P.O. Box 1036, Romney, WV 26757 or drop it by our office at 74 W. Main St. For more photos from Hampshire County’s past, visit the Hampshire History page on Facebook.

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Mary French Barbe presents a $6,000 check from Helping Hands to Ashley Clem, a member of the Romney Parks and Rec Board, to help with operations. 

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My unpaid holiday is over and I have gratefully returned to work.  My regular clients have nearly all been in for services.  A few still remain sequestered in their homes due to other health issues.  Now, more than ever, we need to understand that our actions do affect everyone we encounter …

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Where there is love, there is hope.  A little more than a year ago, I slipped in the wet, mossy grass around my home. This fall resulted in a compound fracture of the ankle. At the time, I had embarked on my morning walk (notebook in hand) looking for poetic inspiration. Unable to bear any w…

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I have tried to remain positive during these trying times in our country: the Coronavirus, the unusual weather pattern and now the murder in Minnesota. I understand the sadness of the family and frustration of the demonstrators, but I cannot understand the criminal activities that always see…

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“It’s times like these, O Lord, when I’m reminded I’m not in control of my life, and that I don’t have all the answers. I feel stripped of my competency and my ability to work things out. This helplessness brings me near to a state of panic, but then you remind me that you are here for me. I…

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• The more-than-100-year tradition of the family of John Thomas Grapes placing flowers on family burial sites on the 1st Sunday in June will be observed this Sunday, June 7. Isaac Newton Grapes, the family patriarch was one of the founders of the Dunkard Church, where Tearcoat Church of the …

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12 earn honors at Shepherd

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If you have a picture to share, email it to news@hampshirereview.com, mail it to P.O. Box 1036, Romney, WV 26757 or drop it by our office at 74 W. Main St. For more photos from Hampshire County’s past, visit the Hampshire History page on Facebook.

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Growing up in a suburban setting, we didn’t always know why hummingbirds were such a phenomenon.  We missed out on the anticipation of counting the days ‘till May 1 when their arrival was expected.

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Capon Chapel Cemetery held memorial services on Sunday, May 24 at 2 p.m.  We did not have a large crowd, but a loyal one.  Families placed flowers on the graves of relatives and the American Legion of Capon Bridge placed American flags on the gravesites of our veterans.  Pastor Alanna McGuin…

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“For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” Romans 15:4.

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Happy birthday Thelma Puffinburger. The family of Thelma Puffinburger are pleased to share with others that Thelma will celebrate her 92nd birthday on May 21. She continues to live in her home here in Green Spring Valley. Thelma is happy, content and being cared for 24/7 by her caregivers: L…