Coal Valley News- RSS OPINION Feed http://coalvalleynews.com/section/OPINION http://coalvalleynews.com/section/OPINION Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:33:03 EST 1800 The beginnings of our happy Thanksgivings http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/150624994/The-beginnings-of-our-happy-Thanksgivings Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington made a proclamation on Oct. 3, 1789, that Thursday the 26th of November 1789 would be a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:06:03 EST Dairy producers urged to pick protections http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/150624622/Dairy-producers-urged-to-pick-protections In modern agriculture, there is much we can control, but two dynamics remain beyond our reach: weather and markets. The unpredictability of both, and sudden changes in either, can disrupt any family farming operation. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:05:02 EST A salute to West Virginia’s veterans http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/150465506/A-salute-to-West-Virginias-veterans This week, West Virginians throughout the Mountain State will join Americans across the country and around the world to recognize our nation's veterans and honor those men and women who have answered the call to serve their country. This... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:28:02 EST Don’t forget to say ‘thanks’ to teachers http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/150515123/Dont-forget-to-say-thanks-to-teachers With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the Arch Coal Foundation encourages West Virginians to also take a moment to thank a teacher who has made a difference in their lives or the life of a child. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:27:04 EST 1960 election called ‘dirtiest ever held’ http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/150534741/1960-election-called-dirtiest-ever-held In 1960, I was just seven years old; and, even though there was a great big world out there somewhere, my immediate world really only consisted of the No. 16 Island Creek coal camp at Verdunville where my family existed alongside other coal related... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:46:02 EST LETTER TO THE EDITOR http://coalvalleynews.com/news/letters/150466113/LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR Dear Editor: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:29:07 EST Common Core not the ‘horror’ you keep hearing about http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/150347086/Common-Core-not-the-horror-you-keep-hearing-about Anyone that has a Facebook page has seen the various “Common Core Math” horror stories that try to make us believe that parents with highly technical degrees cannot do this “new math” that is being taught to our students. We... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:01:02 EST Building a culture of caring, respect http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/150374670/Building-a-culture-of-caring-respect In today's world, bullying has become a nationwide epidemic. Whether we read stories from local news reports, hear rumors from close friends or have our own personal experiences, each of us has either been affected by bullying in some way. As a... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 11:00:06 EST Newspaper media takes center stage during the holiday shopping season http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/150346690/Newspaper-media-takes-center-stage-during-the-holiday-shopping-season There is only one question on the minds of retailers and advertisers for the next two months – what is the best way to reach consumers?The answer this year, as it has for many years prior, is newspaper media. Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:59:02 EST October At The Capitol http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/150308067/October-At-The-Capitol With football season in full swing, it was probably no coincidence that the most talked-about topic of October legislative interim meetings involved college athletics in West Virginia. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:41:04 EST From the governor’s desk http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/150248954/From-the-governors-desk Greeting us with brilliant red, yellow and orange foliage, a breath of crisp cool air and the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot, the autumn season calls us to linger outside a little longer and enjoy the natural beauty of the Mountain State. Whether... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:56:14 EST What You Need to Know Ahead of Medicare Open Enrollment http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/150141790/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. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:58:06 EST Newspapers continue to be heartbeat of communities they serve http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/150100965/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. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:23:07 EST LETTERS TO EDITOR http://coalvalleynews.com/news/letters/50736207/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. Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:44:02 EST Creating a vibrant future for our small community is in our hands http://coalvalleynews.com/news/editorial/50735786/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? Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:41:06 EST For Such A Time As This http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion_columns/50779542/For-Such-A-Time-As-This In our last article we talked about the fear of God. We stated that this fear constituted a reverence for God mingled with a deep love of God. In this article I will attempt to show scripturally some of the positive benefits of having the fear of God... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:49:08 EST Gregory’s Web http://coalvalleynews.com/news/opinion/50796675/Gregorys-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. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:49:08 EST