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What You Need to Know Ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment

Next month will mark the 50th anniversary of the election of President Lyndon Johnson, who campaigned on the promise to create a system to provide health care insurance for older Americans. Today, that program is known as Medicare.Medicare is one of our nation’s most far reaching programs. It covers nearly 50 million seniors and individuals with disabilities, including hundreds of thousands in West Virginia. Because of Medicare, seniors don’t have to choose between livi...

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Newspapers continue to be heartbeat of communities they serve

Forgive us if we’re not willing to write an obituary for newspapers — and will even challenge those who would espouse the idea.Pundits and skeptics use clever connotations such as dinosaurs facing extinction.It’s the same tired banter that was used when radio first came into existence and many thought signaled the end of the printed word. It’s the same pablum dished up when television was king and challenged newspapers with live action and immedia...

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LETTERS TO EDITOR

West Virginia celebrates retired school employees weekDear Editor:The retired school employees throughout West Virginia celebrated the week of September 21-27.Our Boone County retirees have been busy working toward ways that present to the public their goals and projects of this area.Many citizens are unaware of the organization’s accomplishments over the years and at the present time. Our membership in Boone County is approxi...

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Creating a vibrant future for our small community is in our hands

As Boone County continues to receive bad news about the coal mining industry, coal mining job layoffs and a cut in the county’s coal severance tax money, many wonder if there is anything we can do to help?One thing all of us can do to help our local economy is to buy and invest locally.Buy local. It’s a well known strategy for small towns. Keeping your grocery money close to home keeps the grocery store close to home.Economists tell us that every d...

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For Such A Time As This

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” (1 Cor. 13:13)The word, hope, is almost indefinable. I say this because an in-depth Scriptural knowledge of the futuristic nature of the promises of God to the faithful believer is necessary to fully understand the full scope of the meaning of the word. Even then, we may never fully comprehend the depth of its meaning here in this life. But to aid us in our appreciation of the mea...

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Gregory’s Web

While there is little still to be said about the theft of Mingo County’s family court judge position by state officials, it remains a bit annoying that some continue to mislead the public about the circumstances of various decisions.As noted here earlier, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin could have declared a special election to fill the family judge position. Then, the matter would have appeared on the November 4 ballot for voters to decide. Instead, the powers-that-be wanted to ap...

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