Adapting to live-streaming proves key to Key to Adam’s success despite the pandemic

Editor’s note: The following column was written by Buckhannon native and musical/special interests columnist Tyler Hall. BUCKHANNON — The 2020 pandemic has taken its toll on everyone. From the initial panic to the more level-headed understanding we have gained today, one thing remains certain: normal life changed. As the virus spread and became an increasing […]

A heart-felt thank-you from the James W. Curry Library

Editor’s note: The following is a thank-you letter from James W. Curry Library Director Judith Williams. BROOKS HILL — I have so very many people to thank for the success of our first ever Christmas @ Curry Festival of Lights! First, let me thank everyone who came out to view the lights and stop by […]

Health Dept. Medical Director: Be part of the solution and get your vaccines

Health - Flu Vaccine

Many of us want schools to open, work to resume, and to not be sick! Only about 25% of Upshur county residents get flu shots annually. Our kids don’t have a good record of getting their childhood immunizations until required to go to school. HPV vaccine, a cancer preventer, is poorly used. How many of […]

Etch A Sketch: All about ‘Inktober’ and why it’s never too late to start

Editor’s note: This is in the first in a series of three columns by local artist and writer Melissa Toothman, who delves into the origins of the October ‘Inktober’ Challenge and how it can help artists bust through perfectionism and ‘artists’ block.’ What is this Inktober business anyway? Sit down in front of a blank […]

Amos and Luke remind us to do all we can for the poor

Parish House

By Jalna JonesCrosslines Volunteer Last week, I took some time to read the whole of the prophet Amos in Scripture. He was a simple shepherd when God called upon him to carry his message to the people at that time. He lived in the 700’s BCE and is often called the prophet of justice. His […]