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Is the book better than the movie?

March 11, 2013 I make every attempt to read a book before I see its counterpart on the big (or even small) screen. more »»

When God created police officers

March 4, 2013 Editor's Note: I received this from a dear friend who is a police officer and have chosen to share it with you this week. Kudos to all officers and what they bring to the job. more »»

What would they say if I was gone?

February 22, 2013 What would they say about me if I was no longer here? That is a question that has been stated in conversations I have had this week regarding the passing of Coach Bill Osbourn. more »»

The state of our nation concerns us all

February 15, 2013 As I watched the State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening, there were a few points made by President Obama that gave me cause for concern. more »»

Help the nation know about our 'Cool' town

February 8, 2013 Frequent visitors to the internet, either via Facebook or other venues, have undoubtedly seen the call for people to vote in the BudgetTravel. more »»

Join in the planning processing

February 1, 2013 The Jefferson County Planning Department and the Jefferson County Commission are embarking on a project to update the county's Comprehensive Plan, as required by law every 10 years. more »»

Student work ethic should be rewarded

January 25, 2013 Recently I read a post on line that made me a bit sad and a bit angry as well. more »»

Professionalism and appearance do matter

January 18, 2013 I admit that there are many weeks where I struggle with the topic for this editorial page. more »»

Following one's own rules not a waste of time

January 11, 2013 A single comment in a very long, drawn out meeting of the Jefferson County Planning Commission struck me as contrary to the role of that board. more »»

I resolve least for a little while

January 4, 2013 Even though we are a few days into the new year, there is still time to talk about those beloved resolutions. We all make them, even if only in our minds. more »»

Farewell 2012....Hello 2013

December 28, 2012 It is hard to believe that another year has come and gone. The proverbial belief that time passes more quickly the older you get continues to come through with frightening clarit. more »»

The spirit of Christmas is indeed real

December 21, 2012 Note: I share this editorial written in 1897 with you this week as we celebrate Christmas. more »»

The holiday is called Christmas

December 14, 2012 December 25 – Christmas Day. The day is named Christmas, “Christ's Mass” and is a holiday that is known for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. more »»

Let us continue to be a giving community

December 7, 2012 Never is it more evident that we live in a giving society than at Christmas time. more »»

We have so much to be thankful for...

November 23, 2012 While pondering the sermon from church on Sunday, I have focused on a portion of it for expansion into an editorial this week. more »»

Honoring those who served

November 16, 2012 As we have headed into the holiday season first by enjoying delicious treats at Halloween and now dreaming of those Thanksgiving meals and farther ahead to the smell of fresh cut pine and the... more »»

This weekend....a celebrations

November 9, 2012 As we move away from the turmoil of elections and the stress and strife over the past several months, let us look forward to a beautiful weekend in Shepherdstown where celebrations and activities... more »»

Much thought should be given to balanced calendar

November 2, 2012 Along with children's report cards from Jefferson County Schools this week, parents found a questionnaire regarding the possibility of changing from a traditional calendar to a balanced calendar... more »»

Exercise your right to vote

October 26, 2012 Wednesday marked the beginning of early voting here in West Virginia, an option put in place several years ago to allow more registered voters to have opportune time to cast their ballot. more »»

Listen to the unspoken word as well

October 19, 2012 This weekend offers an opportunity to attend a play at the Opera House that shares a part of a life of local resident Tom Trumble. more »»



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