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Letter to the Editor – Beulah Talkington

Dear Editor, Thanks to Chuck Clegg for his story of “The Perfect Season.” I remember some of it vividly. The summer of 1961 was very stressful with my husband on strike from PPG. It was a real struggle to pay the house payment and utility bills. Not knowing how long the strike would ...

A Renewed Interest in Politics

What is one of the first things most people do when they settle in for the night? A recent poll suggests more people today than ever before have a renewed interest in the affairs of Government and Politics! Most recently, (perhaps the past 10-15 years), a certain pessimism has dominated the ...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Dear Editor, Neighbors helping Neighbors: On Monday, August 9, at 4 p.m. on Rt. 250 just North of Cameron, WV, both the North and South lanes were blocked due to a large 60 foot tree that fell across the road. Cars and trucks in both directions stopped and got out of their vehicles to ...

Through The Lens: The Voice of the Blue Eagles

For the past forty-one years if you have attended a football game or girls or boys basketball game, it is likely you have heard the voice of Neil Marshall announcing the game. You may not have seen him, but the unmistakable clear and deliberate sound of his voice told you the players’ names ...

Through the Lens

On the evening news a few weeks back a story told of a woman finding a bottle on the west coast of Australia. Now, finding a bottle along the ocean is probably not an unusual occurrence as you may think. In fact, in my younger days, I placed messages in bottles and sent them down Fishing Creek. ...

Letter to the Editor: Mary Ann and John Yevuta

Dear Editor: While U.S. Senator Joe Manchin has been a force on the national stage, I can attest he has not forgotten how to serve his West Virginia constituents. My wife and I recently received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service claiming we owed back taxes. The letter contained no ...

Burton CEOS

Dear Editor: Bringing an end to 85 years of continuous service to the community, the current members of Burton CEOS have decided to disband the organization. Eight women formed the first Farm Women’s Club in Wetzel County in 1936. At that time, members concentrated on home improvement, ...

Where Are We Headed With the Delta Variant?

From one end of the country to the other the highly contagious Delta variant has caused over 90 percent of all COVID cases in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control. Just three weeks ago the new variant was estimated to be only 18 percent of all COVID cases. With only 50 percent ...

Through the Lens: Yiddish

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. ...