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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Cowardly politicians in hidingDear Editor:For months now, I have idely sit in my recliner while listening to spineless politicians use Obama’s name over and over and over as a weak trick to try and help their campaign. I, for one, have grown sick of this.I think we should forget Obama, and found out what “you” have accomplished. Let’s find out what “your” plans are to make this a better place to live....

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The cost of liberty

How many of you remember where you were on that tragic day when our twin towers fell? I remember it like yesterday. I was a young man in high school who had just gotten into my English class and our teacher had turned on the news.I remember the feelings that ran through my young mind; sorrow, pain, grief, and mostly anger. Many events come and go through American history but some stick out so much more than others. Those events that impact us so strongly we can remember even the sm...

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Former first lady had class

Shelley Riley Moore was a kind, gentle and proper West Virginia first lady. In so many ways, she complemented her flamboyant husband and governor, Arch A. Moore Jr. Shelley Moore quietly passed away last week at age 88.If there ever was a role model for West Virginia first lady, it would have to be Shelley Moore. She served with honor, distinction and professionalism. Yet, she added the personal touches of a wife, mother and friend to her Mountain State family. Serving longer as fi...

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Gregory’s Web

Can we talk privately? I wouldn’t want this spread around.It’s my humble opinion that Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and her staff have lost any semblance of sanity when it comes to the Mingo County Family Court Judge vacancy.Although I firmly believe Mingo County Clerk “Big Jim” Hatfield is on solid legal ground by insisting the position be placed on the November 4 ballot, it is simply the right thing to do regardless. Every court ruling I...

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Don’t go to Charleston for your nailsDear Editor:For 21 years, I’ve been having my nails done, and for one reason or another I;ve had to change and got to a different shop.Recently, I’ve been going to the Danville Nail & Spa Shop and they are great. They do a great job. I would recommend their shop to anyone.Please give them a try before driving to Charleston or Logan.Maria HolsteinClothier, W...

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Accepting the climate scare a recipe for failure

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is making a serious strategic mistake in their efforts to block the Obama administration’s proposed regulations on carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. The points the UMWA bring up—the massive costs and job losses, etc.—are valid to be sure. But they are not enough.The union seems to think that they can win the “war on coal” while accepting the main driver for the EPA’s rules, the ...

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Fruit of the vine

My husband and I have a small vegetable garden at our home. We planted our garden in the spring and we have watched it grow during the past months and now we are reaping the harvest from all of the hard work that we have put into our garden. While looking at the vegetables that we have grown, I began thinking about the transformation that has taken place from the tiny little plants to the much larger plants that are now producing such lush and delicious vegetables.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

What about the environment?Dear Editor:Every article I’ve read about coal jobs . I’ve never seen one mention of the environment , the air we breath , the water we drink , the clear mountain streams that that are destroyed , or the beautiful mountains that’s ripped off .Trees destroyed, that protect us from storms. All you hear is about Miners losing their jobs, not about the destruction they cause .Their willing to do all this for ...

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Gregory’s Web

How would you like to be Governor or Secretary of State and prove you have zero confidence in the citizens of Mingo County?That’s exactly what Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant have said to the people of Mingo. A big “WE” will decide who your Family Court Judge will be for two-and-a-half years; you have no voice in it.

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For Such A Time As This

Virtue means valor and moral excellence. It’s chief characteristic is that it promotes individual well-being as well as the collective well-being of others. Virtue operates through love, for Christ said that love is the fulfilling of the Law. There has not been one who has walked upon the face of this earth who has been more virtuous than Jesus Christ. He forsook his majesty and left the grandeur of heaven to be wrapped in human flesh and take upon himself the form of a servant. His vir...

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Which side are you on?

Frankly, I am tired of watching coal mining jobs disappear. I am tired of watching families lose homes and cars, lose their life-savings, their retirement and health plans. I am tired of watching men and women who should be working and raising a family, who don’t want handouts and just want to work, standing in unemployment lines.Every year, each working Appalachian coal miner provides the coal that heats and lights 773 homes across the country. Think about that for a minute ...

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Gregory’s Web

So you thought Mingo County politics was bizarre?Last week, four West Virginia state senators and at least one staffer traveled to Plains, Georgia, to present former President Jimmy Carter with an award. The certificate, issued by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, declared Carter to be an “Honorary West Virginian.”While one of the senators said the proclamation was issued in honor of Carter’s birthday, nothing on the certificate actually explained what the for...

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For A Time Such As This

It is neither the scope nor intent of this writing to get involved with in-depth scientific explanations of the body. The Scriptures give a foundation that inspires our appreciation of the exquisite, unique, and delicate nature of the body, revealing God’s marvelous works toward us. However, a few aspects of the wonders of our unique design are relevant.

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Letters to the editor

EPA going beyond constitutional authorityDear Editor:Article I Section 1 of the Constitution says the following:All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the United States, which shall consist of a senate and House of Representatives. Nowhere does it say that an employee of the Federal Government can write a law. The problem with the Environmental Protection Agency is that they are going beyond their constitutional...

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Gregory’s Web

If we’d just send Shelley Moore Capito to Washington, the coal trucks would start rolling again.Oh … wait … we’ve already sent her to Congress and … well, coal is in big trouble.The lunacy of political campaigns would sometimes cause a sane person to crumble. Capito’s ads and campaign pronouncements make it appear her election to the U.S. Senate seat being given up by Jay Rockefeller would save West Virginia coal. I would sugg...

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