Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon from World War II renown for her “yes we can” attitude and motivational impact on getting women involved in an economy that was swiftly declining due to the vast population of men who were being drafted and sent overseas to serve in the war.During the six year war (1939-45), the Selective Service conducted six draft registrations related to WWII. According to the West Virginia Encyclopedia, W.Va. reported the fifth-highest percentage of servicemen during the war, with 218,665 West Virginians, including 66,716 volunteers, serving in the armed forces.To make up for the loss of essentially half of the population, many women (wives, daughters, mothers, etc.) followed Rosie’s footsteps and took over those roles.
Faith Independent Baptist Church held an exciting youth rally Friday, July 18, 2014. Many children and young people were in attendance, and the following Sunday some souls were saved. Pastor Mike Rose brought the message. The kids enjoyed learning and singing about the Lord, games and fellowship. The youth meets on Wednesday at the church.
Sheena Farley and Douglas MullinsSheena Noelle Farley and Douglas Macarthur Mullins are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.The bride-elect is the daughter Trish Farley and Elery Farley, both of Chapmanville, and the sister of Shawn Farley Elkins. She is the granddaughter of the late Rhoda Adams Hensley, Daniel Lee Hensley, and the late Howard “Dutch” and Carolyn “Johnnie” Farley, all of Chapmanville. She is a 2005 gradua...
McCONNELL — The First Baptist Church of McConnell will host their Fifth Annual Outdoor Labor Day Eve Sing this weekend on Sun., August 31. During the event, internationally acclaimed singer/songwriters Lewis & Lewis will be presenting a special concert beginning at 6 p.m.Ray and Laura Lewis are a husband/wife duo that deliver an entertaining, spiritually-enriching performance of self-penned compositions that transcend styles and genres. They have spent a lifetime setting the ...
Lincoln County Fairs and Festivals will host West Virginia Hillbilly Days September 4-7 at the Lincoln County Memorial Fairgrounds in Hamlin.The most anticipated act of the festival will be Sunday’s entertainment. Jesse Keith Whitley, the son of country music legends Lorrie Morgan and the late Keith Whitley, will perform Sun., Sept. 7 at 4 p.m.Jesse has performed at the Country Music Festival “Jamboree in the Hills” before an audience of over 82,000....
McCONNELL — The First Baptist Church of McConnell held their vacation Bible school July 21-25 with the theme “Operation Salvation.”With an average attendance of 250 each night, the event would be considered a success, but the pastor of the church, Rev. John E. Godby, attributes another important fact that made the event successful.“The most important fact about Vacation Bible School this year was the 30 decisions for Christ that were made in the h...
MAN — The July meeting of START (Seniors Taking Active Roles Today) was held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Bruce McDonald Memorial United Methodist Church. Imagining a vacation at the beach, the tables were decorated with ocean blue tablecloths topped with wooden sailboats and lighthouses. Beach balls, swimming rings and beach umbrellas completed the scene. The main food table had a centerpiece of a child’s wadding pool, lots of sunglasses and flip-flop sandals.Members and...
Billie Bailey, Beth Haven Christian School 2014 class president, recently past the torch of leadership to newly elected 2015 class president, Joshua Mullins. Bailey presented Mullins with the Bob Jones University Benaiah Medallion charging him to exemplify Christian loyalty that makes the ideal follower/leader for the 2015 class.
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