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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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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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Gregory’s Web

Let’s talk about abortion. Apparently, that’s the only thing state Republicans have on their agenda in 2014.Months ago, I wrote that West Virginia Free, the pro-choice group, would do better politically to stick to their concerns about clean, safe drinking water. I still believe that.

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June I. Eddy

December 11, 1919 ~ March 30, 2014June I. Eddy was born December 11, 1919, and died on March 30, 2014. Graveside Visitation at Price Cemetery, Lower Rock Creek, Danville, West Virigina will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 7, 2014 with Graveside Service to follow at 2 p.m. with Reverend John Barker officiating.

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Gregory’s Web

If the choice is God or bikini-clad females, I’ll take the skimpy bathing suits every time.

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GREGORY’S WEB

Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Matt and Chester were outside doing target practice while Miss Kitty prepared beans and stewed greens on the wood-fired stove. Doc Adams was taking a day off from medical practice to catch some fish in a nearby pond while … wait a minute, WRONG Marshal; wrong ranch.

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Legislative wrap up

After an eventful 60 days of bill introductions and committee meeting debates, the second session of the 81st Legislature has come to an end. I would like to thank the citizens of West Virginia, especially those from the 7th Senate District, for giving us the honor and duty of taking this state in the right direction. Although there were 200 bills to complete legislative action, I have mixed emotions on the direction of the session. There were many good bills that passed, but unfortunately ma...

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GREGORY’S WEB

For entertainment value, it would be difficult to beat the Mingo County Democrat Executive Committee meeting held last Friday at the courthouse in Williamson. There’s no film showing at the cinema with a better story line or more action.Seldom have I seen a public figure show the dismay for the public and others that was shown by Democrat Executive Committee Chair Dick White. White was obnoxious in his attitude toward me, but that can be excused. I tend to bring that out in t...

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For such a time as this

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EDITORIAL: War on miners

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