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We all get into the Halloween spirit

November 1, 2014 My sister, Foo-Dog, and I took Grandmama to trunk or treat. Correction: We took the kids to trunk or treat. Grandmama came along for the ride and we spent more time wrangling her than anything else. more »»

Are we losing our sense of history?

October 26, 2014 I’ve always loved to learn about our world’s history. more »»

Where does God want to live?

October 26, 2014 I heard a young preacher recently say that God, who created the universe and everything in it, could build the most magnificent building or temple of worship, or whatever edifice He wanted to live in. more »»

Autumn brings banquets and apples

October 26, 2014 Two things that happen for certain in the autumn are the 4-H adviser and recognition banquet, arriving as activities close down for the year and in observance of Ohio 4-H Week, and the 36th-annual... more »»

Paws off! New kittens a handful

October 25, 2014 Our new kittens are jerks. And I think the fluffy one may have eaten paint chips or something, because it isn't the brightest bulb in the bunch. It spends a lot of time staring into space. more »»

Small victories can generate big smiles

October 19, 2014 Small victories in what was a week of plain old normal living brought big smiles in the Kiaski household. more »»

There’s no excuse for us not to vote

October 19, 2014 One of the biggest things that sets our culture apart from other parts of the world is the opportunity to have a voice and participate in how our nation is run. more »»

Apple talk, a fashion show and more

October 19, 2014 I have the privilege of meeting many people from all over the county and on over to Weirton in my wor. more »»

Your vote is a prophetic witness

October 19, 2014 "Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by Go. more »»

The first of many homecomings

October 18, 2014 It was homecoming weekend, and we had a busy one. I need a weekend to recover from this past weekend. I spent two hours curling Sass' hair, while using copious amounts of bobby pins and hairspray. more »»

Having a super sparkly day regardless

October 12, 2014 It’s not always easy to have a good attitude. more »»

A chance to teach about our state

October 12, 2014 I don’t think it’s any secret I’m a proponent of promoting our region, and our state, to just about anyone who will listen. more »»

Catching up on some special e-mails

October 12, 2014 This will be a column to get many clippings and e-mails out of my file and into print. I kept these because they are meaningful to me. See if some catch your attentio. more »»

I have a hero, and His name is ...

October 12, 2014 Well, welcome to October. When I was a little boy, I wanted to be like Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke." He always got the bad guy and could overcome any circumstanc. more »»

My own ‘tail’ of two kitties

October 11, 2014 "What do you want for your birthday, Sass?" I asked. Our Sassy Saint is turning 15. "A kitten!" Sass always asks for a kitten — for every holiday, every year for the past 10 years. more »»

Some interesting comments I’ve heard

October 5, 2014 I’ve heard some interesting comments in recent weeks — some statements, some questions. more »»

Decision could be a game-changer

October 5, 2014 By Monday afternoon, the City of Weirton will have a better idea of its potential future, when the West Virginia Home Rule Board makes its decision on which 16 municipalities will be accepted into... more »»

Volunteer recognition dinner Oct. 14

October 5, 2014 At 6 p.m. on Oct. 14, the Jefferson County 4-H committee will hold its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. more »»

It’s better to praise!

October 5, 2014 Can you believe how fast this year is going by? We are in October already, the season of autumn, days are getting shorter, temperatures are getting cooler. more »»

Getting into the Halloween spirit, with baked goods

October 4, 2014 I couldn't find eyes anywhere. I was looking high and low, but no one had eyes for sale. I had even recruited Grampy Grumpy and Grandmama to help me search, but they also came up eyeles. more »»

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