Mountain Party responds to State of the State

Mountain Party responds to State of the State

We know our history and we understand our present struggles in this state.Our miners continue to give their lives so that others can consume “ch...

January 15th, 2016 |  


God will judge the soul who sins

God will judge the soul who sins

It is surprising how often it happens. A conversation turns to matters of faith and religion, and there is general agreement that it is a good thing t...

January 14th, 2016 |  


Prints in snow-covered cemetery told compelling story

Prints in snow-covered cemetery told compelling story

It proved to be a long, arduous trip home. Snow had fallen all afternoon, but it was coming to an end. Several inches had accumulated. The road was sl...

January 14th, 2016 |  



It’s never too late for new beginnings

It’s never too late for new beginnings

This is an exciting time. It is the beginning of a brand new year — 2016.Some people like to make New Year’s resolutions or promises to th...

January 14th, 2016 |  


Embrace challenges and ‘flow like water’

Embrace challenges and ‘flow like water’

Editor’s Note: Listen to the audio version of this column.Water is a master transformative creature and a sneaky one I try to emulate.I didnR...

January 11th, 2016 |  


State offers education, training to those wanting to work

State offers education, training to those wanting to work

CHARLESTON — If you’re a West Virginian looking for work or thinking about it, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has a message for you: “There&#...

January 8th, 2016 |  


God’s Kids Korner

God’s Kids Korner

It has been more than a week since we were celebrating, opening gifts, and eating a huge Christmas dinner. What is left of the Christmas celebration? ...

January 7th, 2016 |  


What do people hear about you?

What do people hear about you?

Mr. Gary Clark passed away recently. I wept.The man had long been a signature individual in our area. When our family moved to Mason in 1998, several ...

January 7th, 2016 updated: January 7th, 2016. |  


Scratching those itching ears

Scratching those itching ears

What do you look for in a preacher?Many desire someone that will appeal to them emotionally. Others want an erudite man, who can wax eloquent. Still o...

January 7th, 2016 |  


Don’t be bruised by broken promises

Don’t be bruised by broken promises

Given the grim realities that are facing Americans today, one might be led to believe that he or she is not so much living in the “land of promi...

January 7th, 2016 |