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Legally married in Mason Co.

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POINT PLEASANT — “This is not an agenda, it’s just life.”So said Wendy Gilkey on Friday morning just prior to marrying her longtime partner, Rhonda Moon, at the Mason County Courthouse. The marriage of Gilkey and Moon is believed to be the first of its kind in Mason County since gay marriage was legalized in West Virginia earlier this month.

 

GOP rally along the river

POINT PLEASANT — In the home stretch of what has become a brutal battle for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D), Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito (R) made a stop in Point Pleasant Friday to rally the GOP faithful.Capito, who is campaigning against W.Va. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (D) for Rockefeller’s seat, spoke to a crowd at Point Pleasant Riverfront Park.State Sen. Evan Jenkins (R), who is running in an equally brutal c...

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Lady Marauders advance to district finals

WAVERLY, Ohio — Michael Jordan had yet to win an NBA title, George H.W. Bush was in the middle of his only term as President, and ‘Ice, Ice Baby’ was still weeks away from becoming a Billboard #1 hit for Vanilla Ice.If that’s too old for you, then George W. Bush owned the Texas Rangers baseball organization, Peyton Manning was a freshman in high school, and Kobe Bryant was just starting his junior high hoops career as a seventh grader.Either way y...

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Hannan homecoming

Hannan High School celebrates its homecoming tonight with a parade that began at the Valley Fire Department in Apple Grove, visited Ashton Elementary and made its way to Hannan Junior/Senior High School this afternoon. Students were attempting to create the longest parade route on record. In addition, students were also doing a Dwarfism Awareness Float as well as a fundraiser and balloon release to raise awareness of Dwarfism Awareness Month. Tonight, homecoming royalty are chosen and the Wil...

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Harvard Divinity School educator to speak at Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Dr. Ahmed Ragab, the Richard T. Watson assistant professor of science and religion at Harvard Divinity School, will speak at Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center in downtown Huntington at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7.Ragab will be the guest speaker at the fifth annual da Vinci Lecture, sponsored by Marshall’s Honors College and the Office of the Provost. Ragab’s talk, titled “From Plague to Ebola: The Social Life of Epidemics and the M...

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Fate, passion bring wellness to Marshall University’s artists

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — In the performing arts, there is a saying: The show must go on. Unfortunately, that do-or-die mentality that often lives within actors and musicians can cause their life’s work to come crashing down, potentially even causing career-ending injuries.Two of Marshall’s assistant professors — one in music and one in theatre — teamed up to form the university’s Center for Wellness in the Arts for that very reason.“M...

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Show your support for Sarah Nott’s Law

Dear Editor,Has anyone noticed the changes at ParMar? If you have, it’s due to the Department of Transportation. They don’t know there is a problem unless you, the public, tell them.We did and now they have double-lined that area of W.Va. 2 and installed posts at the Camp Conley Mart, ParMar and — if not yet, then soon — at Paul’s Exxon.All this — the double lines, signs and posts — are because of Sarah.More...

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Don’t let loneliness burn up your family

An unfortunate reality happening in these times is that families are marked with turmoil and disunity.A prime contributing factor comes from causing or allowing loneliness to fester.Loneliness is contrary to God’s plan, for “God sets the solitary in families.” This Bible-based truth teaches that God has set the people of the family unit as the basis for societal strength rather than lonely isolationism.

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Lady Marauders headed to district finals

The Meigs volleyball team earned the program’s first district semifinal victory in over two decades Thursday night with a four-game victory over Northwest at Waverly High School in Pike County. The second-seeded Lady Marauders (16-8) claimed a 25-14, 25-20, 19-25, 25-18 win and advanced to Saturday’s district final round at WHS, where they will face top-seeded Wheelersburg for a spot in the Division III regional tournament. The Meigs-Wheelersburg contest will be the third of three...

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Library addition nears completion

GALLIPOLIS — By spring of next year, Gallia County library patrons can expect to experience a significantly revamped learning center.Construction at the Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library is going as anticipated, Library Director Debbie Saunders said, and should be finished by the end of December or early next year.“It’s gone very much according to schedule,” Saunders said.The approximately $1.3 million project features a 5,500-squa...

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Notre Dame knocks off Lady Tornadoes

JACKSON, Ohio — The Lady Tornadoes tourney run comes to a close.The fourth seeded Southern volleyball team dropped three straight games to top seeded Notre Dame, Thursday night in the district semifinal in the Apple City.The Lady Titans (21-3) battled through 11 ties and seven lead changes to claim the first game by a narrow 25-20 margin. Southern (15-6) led 11-8 in the second game, but Notre Dame rallied back to take a 25-16 victory and move ahead 2-0 in the match...

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Point Pleasant hosts Tigers in regular season finale

Shady Spring Tigers (2-5) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (8-0)Last Week: Point Pleasant defeated Ravenswood 37-20 in Ravenswood; Shady Spring lost to Wyoming East 36-20 in Wyoming East.Last meeting between the teams: October 25, 2013: Point Pleasant won 49-8 at SSHS.Current head-to-head streak: Point Pleasant has won 2 straightSSHS offense last week: 153 rushing yards, 126 passing yards....

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Marauders, Tornadoes host Week 9 contests

Gallia Academy Blue Devils (4-4, 2-0) at Logan Chieftains (3-5, 1-1)Last Week: Gallia Academy defeated Warren, 20-6 in Vincent; Logan lost to Zanesville 24-14 in Logan.Last meeting between the teams: October 25, 2013 Logan won 35-21 in Gallipolis.Current head-to-head streak: Logan has won 1 straight.GAHS offense last week: 87 rushing yards, 90 passing yards.LHS offense last week:...

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Internationally chamber choir to perform free concert

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Fresh off opening for Jay Leno last week, the Marshall University Chamber Choir will be offering a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.Directed by College of Arts and Media Associate Dean Dr. David Castleberry, the performance will include music by Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Victoria, as well as a variety of folk and contemporary selections.Castleberry said the members of this year...

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Deciding Sunday hunting

MASON COUNTY — To hunt, or not to hunt on Sunday. That is the question.On Nov. 4, voters in Mason County will decide whether or not to permit Sunday hunting on private land only, though the ballot language does not specify this in detail.

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Preparing to ‘Party’

POINT PLEASANT — One of Mason County’s biggest (and free) parties of the year, is set for next week.The annual Halloween Block Party will take place 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Riverfront Park.The Halloween Block Party has become a family-friendly tradition in downtown Point Pleasant where the food, candy, games and activities are all free to area children. The block party is 100 percent funded by local residents, businesses and organizations. It’s p...

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A Hunger For More

We definitely live in a different age than the one in which I grew up.I won’t say that things are worse, because attaching that sort of interpretation might infer to some that our God has lost control of things and is somehow not as sovereign as He once was (a ridiculous notion). Of course, I won’t say that things are better either … but times of difficulty and even suffering have a way, by virtue of their fiery trials, of bringing out the pure metal of spiritual ...

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Search the Scriptures

The resurrection from the dead is a great central theme of the Christian faith. It inspires the Christian saint, giving him hope in all things, and points him in a fixed spiritual direction as a true compass.It is the resurrection which proclaims Christ to be the Son of God eternal, and it is the resurrection which gives such import to the task of following after Christ.

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