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We still need to see diversification

November 30, 2014 Our state traditionally is known for its work in some of the more labor-intensive industries. more »»

Do you give thanks throughout the year?

November 30, 2014 Have you ever gone out of your way and done something above and beyond the call of duty and you never got a simple "Thank you?" You begin to feel used and you say to yourself, "That will be the last... more »»

How an ‘I’ project becomes a ‘we’ thing

November 30, 2014 This is a story about how an “I” project becomes a “we” project that ultimately is a husband-goes-it-alone undertaking. You know how it is around holidays. more »»

Appreciation for district volunteers

November 30, 2014 The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District depends on volunteers to assist with education and outreach in saving resources that are the fuel of life in agriculture and conservation, so... more »»

Holiday baking brings us together

November 29, 2014 I go over to Grandmama's to bake for a variety of reasons, but mostly because my kitchen stays clean and she's got a better spice rack. Also, we have a lot of fun. more »»

Be thankful for small businesses

November 29, 2014 This week as we gather to give thanks this holiday season, many across the Mountain State are also preparing for the hustle and bustle of the biggest shopping days of the year. more »»

‘Warm’ thoughts for a Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2014 Where’s a hot flash when you could use one? By the time this column runs, the weather will have improved some — I hope — but earlier this week, it was a case of way too much winter weather way too... more »»

Parades, trees and other festivities

November 23, 2014 Santa Claus and the Nativity are set up in front of the Millsop Community Center in Weirton. more »»

Thoughts on this and that this week

November 23, 2014 I’m sure many readers are tired of me saying that I meet many great people when I am out and about during working hours and then on my own time. more »»

Squanto: A man of faith in the Pilgrims’ time of need

November 23, 2014 (This is a reprint of a sermon from 2013. With Thanksgiving close, I thought it fitting to have it published again this week. more »»

My (lack of) holiday organization

November 22, 2014 I'm not exactly organized. It's not so much that I don't have the organization skills, I just don't have the time. My time-management skills do leave a lot to be desired. more »»

Appreciating the gift that Tuesday was

November 16, 2014 Tuesday was a gift. As it so happened, it was a day off, and sometimes a weekday off is even sweeter than a weekend. more »»

Christmas is just around the corner

November 16, 2014 With the exception of the recent downturn in our local temperatures, it doesn’t seem as if Christmas is coming up. Looking at the calendar, though, we’re only a little more than a month away. more »»

A time for all to give thanks

November 16, 2014 Psalm 100, A psalm giving thanks... 1. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. 2. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3. Know that the Lord is God. more »»

A bad experience while at the DMV

November 15, 2014 I took my Sassy Saint to the Department of Motor Vehicles. She needed to take her permit test — my goodness gravy! — and I needed to renew my license. Neither one of us left with what we came for. more »»

If the shoe fits, buy it and have happy feet

November 9, 2014 There’s only one set of circumstances under which Better Half will go shoe shopping for himself — desperation. more »»

Chamber looking for future leaders

November 9, 2014 The end of the year is coming faster than, I’m sure, many of us want. We are beginning to think about the hustle and bustle of the holidays and preparing for the start of 2015. more »»

Remember to honor vets Tuesday

November 9, 2014 Veterans Day will be here in two days. On that day, we honor those who gave their lives defending our way of life. more »»

A salute to our veterans

November 9, 2014 In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled wit... more »»

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