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Prescription take back program set for Saturday, April 26

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A prescription drug take back event is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boone County Courthouse and at Racine Park.The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, along with Stop Watch and the REgional Family Resource Network are offering this program to prevent increased pill abuse and theft, according to event organizers.Residents can drop unused, unwanted and expired medications into boxes provided anonymously. The box will then be properly disposed of by incineration.


A Closer Walk

“I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, A-men: and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).This verse is taken out of the Apostle John’s introduction in the book of Revelation, which was given to him while he was in exile on the isle of Patmos. Apparently the Roman authorities had interpreted John preaching as seditious and removed him from the mainland in an attempt to inhibit the growth of the early church.

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For such a time as this

In many cases when we suffer we do not know the reason why. Sometimes God reveals the purpose of our suffering at a later time and sometimes He never lets us know why we had to suffer. But by reading the Scriptures, we can glean some general reasons for human suffering. Suffering is always at variance with our human will and desire. If we had a choice, we would never willingly choose to suffer. But when we do suffer, it is comforting at least to know the reason why. Knowing why adds a measure...

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Holy Week Services for West Fork (Van) Area ChurchesThe following Churches will join for a time of worship:Martha Freewill Baptist, Brown’s Branch FWB, Gordon Union Church, Gordon Missionary Baptist, Van United Methodist, and Van Christian Faith Center.Wednesday April 16 - Easter Cantata (Brown’s Branch)Thursday April 17 - Gordon Union Church (Gordon)Friday April 18 - Christian Faith Center (Van)Wed...

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In memory of Rodney Evans Roberts

Rodney Evan Roberts was born on August 24, 1978 and died on April 16, 2011.It is hard to understand,Or know the reason why.You had to leave before us,And we had to say Goodbye.But the memories we gathered,Will always linger here.Memories of you, dear one,That forever will be near.And from dawn to setting sun,Each day our whole lives through.Our hearts wil hold a special pla...

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Gregory’s Web

It’s always good to know when a public official has been cleared of any possible criminal wrong-doing. Somehow, that reminds me of the Southern West Virginia politician who ran for re-election to the legislature. In his advertising, he noted that he had “Never been CONVICTED of a felony.” That was so reassuring, voters in his district sent him back to Charleston. Later, he WAS, in fact, CONVICTED of a felony but later ran again and won another election. A second felony convi...

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EDITORIAL: War on miners

(MCT) The federal government in the form of the Department of Health and Human Services has decided to cut funding for coal miners suffering from black lung disease by 35 percent.The seven black lung clinics in the state — Princeton, Whitesville, Oceana, Montcalm, Rainelle, Meadow Bridge and Scarbro — last year received $1.4 million in funding. This year, a cap has been put in place to reduce that funding to $900,000 a year.Rightly so, West Virginia miners an...

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Sherman students participate in anti-bullying event

Julie Browning said after a tragic event involving a Sherman High School student and bullying, she volunteered her two Sherman high school boys Jonathan (11th grade) and Jaxson Browning (9th grade) to participate in an anti-bullying event on April 5, 2014, at Stephen’s Lake.“The event was to raise awareness about bullying and to promote confidence in youth with a fashion show,” Browning said. “The admission was to be donated to the family of Christopher Nels...

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