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Meeting Memos

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Meeting Memos column is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. SATURDAYS ELKINS FARMERS MARKET will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the town square in Elkins. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS CANDLELIGHT SERENITY GROUP will meet at 8 p.m. Saturdays at Grace Episcopal ...

Property Transfers

RANDOLPH COUNTY The following deeds were recorded at the Randolph County Courthouse: Franklin D. Phares to Matthew A. Phares, 0.680 acres in Leadsville District, no monetary consideration. Anita C. Wright and John W. Wright to Delania Jon Miles and Jessica Dawn Wright, a 108 acre tract, ...

Don’t spank: Pediatricians warn parents of long-term harm

The nation’s leading pediatricians’ group has strengthened its advice against spanking and other physical punishment because of the potential for long-term harm. In an updated policy released Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that can include aggression, brain changes, ...

Veteran found a road out of homelessness and a path to hope

He was one of them. A member of a community the young Marine never envisioned after serving his country. Yet, U.S. Marine Damon Machado has shared the fate of an estimated 40,000 veterans nationwide who on any given night have no shelter. Homelessness is a “neighborhood” in which no ...

Author discusses science and food

(AP) — This is apparently true: People who buy or even see pictures of organic, healthful food are more likely to be ungenerous, judgmental and self-interested than people who buy or see pictures of standard or unhealthful foods. Rachel Herz, who studies the psychology of neuroscience, ...

Stocks skid; oil plunge continues

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies. Crude oil prices fell for the 10th day in a row. Auto sales in China fell in October for the fourth month in a row and are down 13 ...

This Week In W.Va. History

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org. Nov. 11, 1929: The Memorial Arch was dedicated on Armistice Day in Huntington. The Memorial Arch stands at the ...

Americans don’t like mobs

The midterm elections proved one thing definitively: We are a deeply divided country. Though the Democrats’ victory in flipping the House of Representatives was significant, it might have been even bigger had President Donald Trump not been able to use the caravan of Central American migrants ...

Manhood down in Mississippi

WASHINGTON — In the previous 50 years, the state of Mississippi has validated Lord Tennyson’s belief that “men may rise on stepping-stones of their dead selves to higher things.” Now the state has until Tuesday to explain to the U.S Supreme Court why a state court was sufficiently ...

There is a war being waged for the very soul of America

The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends. Everyone seems to sense that now. This is a fight to the finish. A postelection truce that began with Trump congratulating House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — “I give her a great deal of credit for what ...

Pipeline permit temporarily halted by court

CLARKSBURG (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered a temporary halt to a water-crossing permit needed to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that’ll run from northern West Virginia into North Carolina. News outlets report the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the order Wednesday after ...

Calif. wildfire claims 5 lives

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Five people were found dead in their burned-out vehicles after a Northern California wildfire incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. Only a day after it began, ...

Governor calls special session

CHARLETON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has called the state Legislature into special session next week to consider removing suspended Justice Allen Loughry. The session is to convene Tuesday to consider matters including impeachment, trial and other issues. The West Virginia ...

Couple feels snubbed by family member

Dear Annie: Yesterday my husband and I spent three hours on the road, traveling from our home to our nephew’s college football game. We told my sister we planned to attend his game and gave up tickets to a Division I game in our hometown. I called my sister on the way there to ask whether she ...

Datebook

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The ...

Hints From Heloise

Anxious dogs Dear Readers: Having a dog can help us relieve stress, but what if DOGS DEVELOP ANXIETY themselves? It’s possible. Thunder, the vacuum cleaner, not enough exercise, being home alone all day, holiday visitors — all are triggers. Symptoms? Chewing, heavy breathing, walking ...

Passenger stops Utah Greyhound bus after driver passes out

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Greyhound bus passenger got behind the wheel and steered the bus to safety after the driver began passing out on a Utah highway Friday morning, police said. Everette Elliott, 49, took over as the driver suffered a medical problem on Interstate 15 south of Salt Lake ...

Horoscope

“Act natural” they say, not having the faintest clue as to the nature of the person they direct. Sometimes feeling guarded and self-conscious is as “natural” as it gets. What they really mean is to act confident even though that feels somewhat unnatural. The daring and sociable ...

Oil prices sink again

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. slipped Thursday as the ninth consecutive drop in crude oil prices hurt energy companies. U.S. markets were coming off huge gains the day before. U.S. crude oil has now slumped more than 20 percent since early October, meeting Wall Street’s definition of ...

Record soybean harvest expected

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are expected to harvest the largest soybean crop on record but must deal with a constricted market in which to sell the crop because of President Donald Trump’s tariff battle with China. In its latest update released ...