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Shoebox program was a huge success

December 5, 2015 I’m writing to thank area residents for their generosity in helping children overseas this Christmas seaso. more »»

Paris should be a wake-up call for U.S.

December 5, 2015 Well, it’s happened again, this time in Paris. more »»

Community dinner raised funds for church

December 5, 2015 The Gaines Community Turkey Dinner was a great success. We wish to thank everyone who contributed turkeys, food and helped with the dinner. We had wonderful help. more »»

Pastor taken to task for comments

November 21, 2015 I would like to reply to Pastor Boehm’s comments. I do not know you, and you do not know me so I will give you a brief history on the writer of this letter. more »»

Should refugees be accepted in U.S.?

November 21, 2015 There is so much I’d like to get off my mind and so little space to write it! So I’ll rant about the refugees fleeing the Middle East. more »»

Political correctness destroying America

November 21, 2015 Every year since 1776, America has done nothing but grow in power, strength and wealth. We are, as many fondly say, the “greatest nation on the face of the earth. more »»

Democrats must work to take W.Va. back

November 21, 2015 Democrats of Randolph County need to wake up and get out to vote. We have lost our state to the Republicans who want to gut our workforce by passing laws like the right to work la. more »»

Veterans fight for what we take for granted

November 21, 2015 In celebration of Veteran’s Day, I wrote the following poem which I would like to share with your readers. more »»

Reader disputes school board info

October 31, 2015 Editor’s note: The following letter cites an editorial published in the Oct. 24 edition. It was not an anonymous column. more »»

Voting down levy would set area back

October 31, 2015 I have decided to speak in regard to the upcoming levy vote. I have not been contacted to do so by Superintendent Pam Hewitt or any other school official. more »»

Not enough bang for school levy bucks

October 31, 2015 A lot has been said and written about the Randolph County Board of Education’s proposed five-year school excess levy that will go before voters on Nov. . more »»

Economy too poor to support excess levy

October 31, 2015 Here we go again. The Board of Education is asking for the people to give when the economy is in bad shape and senior citizens are having a hard time making ends meet. more »»

Official: Home rule won’t add new tax

October 10, 2015 Robert Ware’s letter of Oct. 3, “Does home rule mean more taxes,” contains so many inaccuracies that it is hard to believe that Mr. more »»

Disaster predictions often turn out false

October 10, 2015 So let me get this straight. Scientists think they have found evidence of water on Mars and they are all a twitter about the chances of life-sustaining climates and resources on the red planet. more »»

Does home rule mean tax hikes?

October 3, 2015 Can anyone tell me what vampires and municipal tax proposals have in common? That’s right! No matter how hard you drive a stake through their bleeding hearts, you can never quite kill the. more »»

Grass roots outsiders are changing politics

October 3, 2015 Everyone in the world of politics seem to be surprised how the “outsiders” — Trump, Fiorina, Dr. more »»

Local store donates to literacy program

October 3, 2015 I recently approached Elkins Wal-Mart for assistance with a literacy program I wanted to get started at my school. more »»

Gambling addiction a growing local issue

October 3, 2015 Drugs are a hot topic. But, what about the people hooked on the slot machines in our neighborhood? They are run by our state and robbing our people blind. more »»

Reader opposes education levy

September 26, 2015 There seems to be one constant theme about the state of public education: current funding levels are inadequate. more »»

Egg pledge is a good beginning

September 26, 2015 McDonald’s pledge last week to start using cage-free eggs is only a small step in preventing staggering suffering endured by millions of bird. more »»



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