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September dove, goose and squirrel seasons approach

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West Virginia’s hunting season kickoff coincides with the Monday (September 1) Labor Day Holiday. And just like clockwork, it’s the regular dove and early goose seasons that get the ball rolling. Right on their heels is the youth squirrel hunt the following Saturday, September 6. The general squirrel season opens a week later, September 13. The earlier arriving squirrel seasons should be catching on better now with each passing year. Nevertheless, these dates are correct so don’t miss out for not knowing!


No Turkey: USA has to rally to beat Turks in FIBA World Cup

Unlike most first halves of play for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, it was the offense that took a while to get into rhythm Sunday against Turkey in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball tournament in Spain.The teams were tied at 16-16 after one quarter and USA’s shooters had trouble knocking down open looks against the zone defense played by Turkey.The one player on the USA team that had no trouble getting started was the energetic Kenneth Faried wh...

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Common Core finding little support in WV

BRIDGEPORT – “Common Core” is a term on the lips of many educators and state legislators. That was particularly true during recent legislative interim committee meetings in Bridgeport. Basically, the reference is to an educational evaluation program geared toward setting standards for students who are heading to college or to working careers.In fact, more than 200 people attended a presentation on the program by Dr. Sandra Stotsky held at the Courtyard Marriott on...

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Commission meeting successful

The Logan County Commission had a productive meeting Thursday afternoon during their last regular meeting of August.Jack Bailey came forth to recognize two of the county’s summer workers: Kenny Joe Adkins and Ross Osborne. Bailey says the two boys worked extremely hard cleaning up trash and cutting weeds/grass on the island. He says at one point they were using machetes to cut the grass because it was so thick, but they never quit and only took breaks for water.Com...

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Another Logan business broken into

Another Logan area business was broken into this past week.Thieves entered the Dollar General Store on Stratton Street early Thursday morning, but little was reported stolen.According to the complaint, Crit Vance Jr., 39, of Henlawson, attempted to enter the story by breaking through the roof with an axe and sledge hammer. Unsuccessful at the first attempt, Vance allegedly entered an adjacent building through the back entrance and then used the sledge hammer to knock a h...

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Jesus demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit

In Galatians chapter 5, the apostle Paul tells us about the fruits of the Spirit, those traits in the Christian life that get played out in real life with the help of the Spirit of God who lives within us. They are: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Easy list to learn; not always so easy to do.So how are to learn these fruits, and most importantly, to live them? In the interest of time, let me just say that the answer is eas...

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Bugs and fishes for Man Central summer students

Nothing like having a living laboratory right on campus! So it is for Huff Creek, just streamside to Man Central’s K-8 school grounds. The stream is literally teeming with aquatic life from wolf spiders and water snakes to hellgrammites and bass, oh my. With the help of school staff, AmeriCorps volunteers and WVDEP Mining and Reclamation biologists, some 25 students got their feet wet and did some “live” sampling for a day’s outdoor lab class.

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State calendar contest entries due by Oct. 1

Those wishing to submit entries for the 12th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar photo contest have until Oct. 1. The contest is sponsored by the state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation.Judges will be looking for the best photographs of West Virginia wildflowers to include in the 2015 “Roadsides in Bloom” calendar. Photos must be taken in West Virginia. Twelve winners will be selected to represent ...

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People are key to peace in Ferguson

The perfect storm of urban circumstances has enflamed the small suburb of Ferguson, Mo., at a time when the nation feels racial rift from every corner.How the people of Ferguson answer will go a long way to uniting or dividing us on what seems to be an unceasing issue of race and justice.We all know the story too well. Unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot six times, two times in the head, in a chase involving a white police officer, who apparently had word that ...

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Blevins, Pennington, Ritchie Reunion held

HENLAWSON — The Blevins, Pennington and Ritchie Reunion was held August 2, 2014, at shelter No. 7 in Chief Logan State Park.The oldest member attending was Sara E. Pennington; youngest member attending was Aurora Murphy, and traveling the greatest distance to attend was Jerry Blevins. Horseshoe winners were T.J. and Bug Ritchie.Out-of-town guests was Jerry Blevins, Gabe Mays and James Mays, all of Willington, Ky.; Bug and Cricket Ritchie and Clyde “TJ”,...

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Mud Fork FWB Ladies Aide host garden supper

MUD FORK — The Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Ladies Aid met for their August meeting and enjoyed a garden supper.Ann Deer opened the meeting taking prayer request, several testimonies were heard.The ladies then set dates for several bake sales and dinner sales for the upcoming fall months.The Ladies Aide will be raising money to get new pew coverings.Prayer was led by Bernice Blair, who also blessed the food.Those attending were Lottie ...

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Billies take down Logan in OT

Mikle Scott Rowe is going to have a great story or two to tell his future children and grandchildren some day.Less than three months ago, Rowe helped save the Class A state championship for the Man High School baseball team.With Man tied 7-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning in the Hillbillies’ Class A state final game with Clarksburg Notre Dame, Rowe, who was pitching in relief for Man, fired a wild pitch which bounced off the Appalachian Power Park backstop wal...

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Tigers routed at Sissonville in opener, 42-14

SISSONVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School football team knew it would be in for a tough opener at Sissonville.The Indians, after a 10-2 season last year and first-round Class AA playoff victory, seem to be a program on the up-and-up.Sissonville proved just that on Friday night by beating the Tigers 42-14 in the season opener between the two Cardinal Conference teams at Sissonville High School’s Joe Sawyer Field.The Indians, 1-0 overall an...

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Mingo Central Miners dig past Wyoming East, 37-28

NEW RICHMOND — Mingo Central’s punishing ground game delivered a key opening season victory.Three Miners rushed for more than 100 yards — led by Stevie Hammond’s 160 yards on 12 carries to lead Class AA No. 8-ranked Mingo Central to a 37-28 win over No. 9 Wyoming East at New Richmond on Friday night.“Conditioning was the difference,” said Warriors running back Nik Walker. “They just outplayed us.”Wyoming East (0-...

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Tug Valley rolls past Tide in opener

By Kyle Lovernklovern@civitasmedia.comSETH – The Tug Valley High School football team got its season started off on the right foot as they downed Sherman 20-14 for a good road win at Seth, W.Va, on Friday night.Coach Tony Clusky’s squad hit pay-dirt first as senior fullback Phillip Lucas scored on a 2-yard run. The XP pass try failed, but the Panthers led 6-0 with 8:23 left in the opening quarter.Later i...

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UMWA Labor Day picnic Monday

CHARLESTON — United Mine Workers will hold its 76th Annual Labor Day Celebration at the John Slack Memorial Park in Racine on Mon., Sept. 1. Featured speakers will include United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Roberts, W.Va. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, (D), Rep. Nick Rahall (D), and W.Va. State Treasurer John Perdue (D).The festivities will kick off at 11:30 a.m., and there will be a pig roast starting at noon. President Roberts will speak at...

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Vandalism before rivalry game

MAN — On the heels of Friday’s highly anticipated season opening football game between Man High School and Logan High School, there was vandalism overnight Thursday at MHS.During the act, someone overturned garbage bins, painted graffiti on the marquis sign at the school and the concession stand saying “LHS c/o 2015,” and objects were strewn across the football field.Citizens and students did not seem surprised at the act, and many said similar ha...

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Tunnel to be inspected

The Dingess Tunnel (on CR 3/5 Laurel Creek in Mingo County) will be closed from 7 p.m. - 5 a.m. September 2-3 for inspection and evaluation. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes during this time.

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