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Live a life of thankfulness, avoiding regrets

We have come to the end of an election cycle. There was a higher than normal talk this time about the challenges of immigration. There have been protests in the streets because some did not get the candidates they wanted in office. Many are concerned what the future may hold for their families. ...

Count your many blessings on Thanksgiving

Halloween is barely in our rearview mirror and Christmas music has begun -- it can only mean that it is Thanksgiving time. As we cruise into this beautiful time of year, with the trees turning different colors, temperatures turning nippy and the promise of winter upon us, let us remember that ...

A time to refelct on veterans’ service

This week is a time for honoring all those who have served in the United States armed forces. Friday is Veterans Day - an annual observance held each Nov. 11. Unlike Memorial Day, which is set aside each May in honor of those who died in military service, Veterans Day is dedicated to all ...

McKivitz’s fine effort recognized

MORGANTOWN — These are good times in Touchdown City. After being picked by many to finish in the middle of the pack of the Big 12, the Mountaineers enter their sixth game this week undefeated and ranked No. 12 in America. Not bad for a team that didn’t garner a single AP Poll vote for ...

You can be victorious over domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This time every year I write about this topic because it is so near and dear to my heart. I explain the different types of domestic abuse and where you can seek help for yourself or others. This year I will give some information but would like to ...

Exercising your rights and good judgment

Election Day is little more than a month away and I, for one, am looking forward to casting my ballot. Voting is a responsibility that I take very seriously. That is something I took from my parents. Certainly, I learned lessons about our democracy and the importance of participation in ...