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Actions of betrayal and evil … and it was night

By ELDER REX BAKER Covenant Presbyterian The following is a scriptural reference and point by point analysis of scripture. John 13: 21-30 21 After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” 22 His ...

Trying to get caught up

Getting caught up: ¯ When you consider organizations and activities that touch the lives of thousands of people who live in our region, the United Way certainly comes to mind. This year’s campaigns for all of the United Ways that serve our area — the United Way of Jefferson County, the ...

Making an exception to the no-racing edict

When you have a particular hobby or interest, you can quickly discover you’re not alone. Participating in races is proof of that. Ditto for going to estate auctions all the time or car shows or yard sales, for example, where you’ll find a lot of the same people there all the time. The ...

A week of making some varied discoveries

There’s a scene from the movie “Titanic” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet that came to mind for me this past week. It’s near the end of the movie when Rose, Winslet’s character, has been rescued, and she’s on board the Carpathia. It’s raining a bit, and she looks up ...

Many more questions

When it comes to looking for ways to prevent gun violence, state Sen. Frank Hoagland says he has a clear idea of where we should be heading. “We need to be proactive, instead of being reactive,” Hoagland, the Mingo Junction Republican, explained Wednesday morning. “We can’t do enough ...

Guest column/Convincing young people to stay in region

As students get their minds around returning to school this time of year, here at the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, we are concluding one of our favorite programs — the Community Leader Internship Program. Established in 2012, the program, formerly known as the Civic Leaders ...

An interesting week

If you have not had the opportunity — or, worse yet, not taken advantage of that chance — to attend one of the events put on by the Ohio Valley Music Guild, you’ve missed being able to relax while enjoying an evening of food, music and camaraderie. A reminder of that came about 10 days ...

Confessions of a not-so-hot shopper, cleaner

I think of myself how others may not see me at all — as a reasonably savvy grocery shopper and as a decent housekeeper who likes order. But I proved myself wrong on both counts this past week, including at the grocery store where I was buying some watermelons for a group feast. It is ...

Guest column/Google workshops important for region

The Mary H. Weir Public Library is excited to announce that Google will be bringing its program Grow with Google and free workshops to our library on Wednesday. These workshops primarily will focus on helping local job seekers, small business owners, educators and entrepreneurs improve their ...

Game stirs memories

We’ve reached the end of July, which means we are headed right into the height of the reunion season. And there certainly are all kinds of reunions to celebrate — class reunions, all-school reunions, family reunions and block parties that have been expanded into reunions that attract ...