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Health Department Efficient With Vaccines

The Wetzel/Tyler County Health Department has set the standard when it comes to getting the vaccine in the arms of area residents. They have been proficient in signing people up, and following through to make sure they get the second booster shot. Watching the long lines around the country, and ...

Thank You Charmin

Before you let your mind stray too far at the title of this week’s column, let me set you at ease. This story is about an act of kindness from a stranger. In fact, I have no idea at all who did this kindness for me. Let me start at the beginning. Mary asked if I would pick up a few things ...

Education, Values and Priorities

Something seems lost in today’s world! The chaos we’ve seen in politics the past several months on the national level, has trickled down to the local level and hit home hard for folks in Wetzel County. Growing up in Wetzel County Schools is something most of us are proud of. We have ...

Wash Your Hands and Practice Good Hygiene (And Get Vaccinated)

With the COVID-19, now taking a turn for the better throughout the U.S., and more people on the road to being vaccinated, Americans are reacting in varying ways. Some are being smart while others are not. The main thing we need to understand is to not take unnecessary chances. Mother used ...

A Shot In The Arm

Over the last couple of months we have witnessed in the news, countless images of people receiving their vaccinations. Most every story is accompanied by a visual image of a needle penetrating someone’s arm. For those who have a fear of needles, this image must be particularly un-nerving. ...

Valentine’s Day is Everyday

February 14, is the best designated Holiday of the year. It’s commonly known as Valentine’s, but to me for the past 46 years it’s been Sweethearts Day. I got that early on from my great grandmother who always reminded my great grandfather when sweetheart day rolled around. She expected ...

A Piece of My Heart

You probably noticed you have been seeing more heart shaped images lately. Boxes of candy with red foil coverings. Displays of flowers with red heart covered bows. Among those flower displays are bouquets of red roses. These flowers have become the traditional gift given to show love. To ...

Practice What You Preach

Two old sayings that I heard quite often as a youngster still ring true today. One was “He’s blind in one eye and can’t see out of the other.” My grandfather used to say that a lot! I was in a local restaurant in the North end of New Martinsville on Friday. The news was out that Wetzel ...

Helping Those in Need

Everyone knows someone in their community who could use a helping hand especially when the days and nights turn cold. Nearly everyday I notice someone struggling to make it through another day. Often it’s an old friend, a neighbor, the elderly or even a colleague. While many have trouble ...

Letters and Words

I would guess that very few of you reading my story can identify the following word, Zaftig. By chance, I discovered it is the first word in the section of the dictionary that begins with the letter “Z.” For those who may not know, it is Yiddish slang. Having a full figure: said of a woman. ...