Ashley Michelle Carroll and John Darrin McGuffin, both from Oak Hill, West Virginia, along with their parents would like to announce their engagement. Ashley is the daughter of Joseph and Kathy Carroll of Wilkinson, West Virginia. Her paternal grandparents are the late Irie “Bill” and Isabel…

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CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

The day after our dental office closed due to the coronavirus, the hunger began. There was so much more time to eat! My beloved is an awesome grocery shopper, so we had amazing snacks! I had lost 20 pounds since last summer and tried to pace myself.

Lexi (name used with permission) stood at the door. Clearly, she had somewhere else to be. Hair pulled back tightly in a bun, cheerleading uniform crisp, hands on hips in typical cheerleader fashion, she impatiently waited as her sister was seen by the dentist. Tapping her foot, she was anxi…

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

Geary and Sandra (Bumgarner) Burns, two high school sweethearts from the Logan High School Class of 1969, were blessed to reach a major milestone, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary May 23, 2020.

CHARLESTON — The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia.org.

Chad and Brittany Simpkins celebrated their seventh anniversary at home with their children. They are the parents of Garrett Simpkins. Chad is the father of Summer Shrewsbury of Princeton, and Brittany is the mother of Zander and Zaiden of Logan. They reside in Logan.

It had been a horrible week. What started out wonderfully, uplifting even, had quickly turned harsh and nightmarish. Now everyone was practically hiding in their homes unsure of what the day would bring.

Those who have a certain amount of worry and concern are not necessarily weak. Stress, like all the other negative forces which attempt to influence our thoughts every day, is real, and there is no condemnation toward those who battle against it.

I ran into a friend at Walmart, and he mentioned that God is in total control several times. Then I went home and a sweet lady emailed me and said a worship song I had written years ago had been going through her head and it was called “Total Control.” You can listen to the acoustic version …

“No evil shall befall thee and no plague shall come nigh your dwelling (Psalms 91).” Psalms 91 is known as the assurance of God’s protection in difficult times. Some have called it the song of Plagues which specifically connects the Lord’s promises and plagues.