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Paying Every Price, and Bearing Every Burden, in WV Coalfield Communities

Paying Every Price, and Bearing Every Burden, in WV Coalfield Communities

John Kennedy, in his inaugural address, said that America would “pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, or oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” He need not have said this in West Virginia. West Virginia had already done that.

Swabbing the Deck Could Cost You Your Life - New Study Sheds Light on the Hazards of Wooden Decks

Swabbing the Deck Could Cost You Your Life - New Study Sheds Light on the Hazards of Wooden Decks

Fall certainly feels to be in the air this past week. Cool nights and mornings. A healthy blanket of fog and dew when we wake up. And football seasons kicking off around the Valley. For many of us, this is the time of the year when we start buttoning up our homes for winter, cleaning out the gardens, disconnecting the hoses, giving the lawn one last seeding and weeding, and often times power washing our wooden decks. A new University of Florida study shows we need to approach this last task with extreme caution. Because power washing that old wooden deck in your back yard might make it look better, but by doing so, you may be creating a significant cancer hazard that puts you, your children and your pets at risk in the process.

The Surrounding Area and the War on Drugs

The Surrounding Area and the War on Drugs

It’s an ugly subject, but we cannot turn a blind eye. I would venture to say that just about everyone reading this has been impacted by the devastating effects of heroin addiction. Whether it be a neighbor, a friend of a friend or a personal situation of your own, whatever the case may be, it’s everywhere. It effects every economic status, every race and every age right in front of our eyes. This drug has such a powerful impact on the brain that if you survive even “just trying it once,” you eventually end up with a lifetime battle. The effects of this are immediate and the addiction is devastating to everyone around the person involved.

National Dog Day is August 26

National Dog Day is August 26

How many times have you gone by that one house in your area and seen a poor dog that is living on a chain outside all year round? My first thought is why would these people have a dog? They’re not lawn ornaments. Dogs have only one instinct and that is to love their family unconditionally. Even when you have gone by and seen the owner out in the yard with the dog begging for their attention, the dog still seems to be neglected. Personally, I think people like this need to be tied outside on a chain for a few days and see how they like it.

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort

I’ve heard it said that the further south you travel in the states the nicer the people are. I have done a lot of traveling around the eastern part of the United States, north and south, and I have to admit I think it’s true. I’ve noticed this “southern hospitality” in hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, and just people in general out on the street. Could it be that the warmer climate creates an atmosphere where people tend to be more laid back and tranquil?

Technophobe?

Technophobe?

I have a reputation for being a bit of technophobe. It really isn’t fair. I’m not afraid of technology. I’m cautious, that’s all. I like to take things slow. I dangle my feet in the shallow end of the techno pool instead of diving head first.

August 22 is National Tooth Fairy Day- Talk about your memories of the tooth fairy

Creating magical/memorable experiences for my children was always something I so loved to do and when one of them lost a tooth, it was “show time”. When my daughter lost her first tooth, I sprinkled “fairy dust” down the hallway, across her room and onto her pillow, tucked money under her pillow and left a special note from the tooth fairy for her to find. I took a small piece of paper and in my tiniest, “pixie” handwriting, I would create a note to my daughter, Jenny, from “Thumbelina the Tooth Fairy” about the importance of good oral hygiene and always added encouraging sentiments about what a good girl she was, how proud her parents were of her, how much she was loved and promises of another visit next time she lost a tooth.

Oil and Gas Series: How Long is My Lease?

Oil and Gas Series: How Long is My Lease?

As the oil and gas industry continues to develop throughout the tri-state area, I have continued to receive more and more calls from people asking for help with their leases and potential lawsuits. While many oil and gas leases are complex, I thought it would be informative to do a small series regarding some of the basic legal aspects of oil and gas law.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours

The Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and Bordas & Bordas Attorneys will present Business After Hours on Thursday, Aug. 20 at our Wheeling location.

The Importance of Teachers

The Importance of Teachers

I had my second neck surgery in as many years on Monday, so I have had a little extra time to just sit and think over the past few days. With the beginning of a new school year just around the corner, I found myself thinking back to my younger days, reflecting on the wonderful teachers I had along the way, and how each of them helped to get me to where I am today.

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