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Sunday’s Child: Teen boy loves sports, video games
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Sunday’s Child: Teen boy loves sports, video games

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This young man is Delmel, or Del as he prefers to be called. He is 15 years old and will be in the 10th grade. He enjoys helping others and likes to spend time with adults. He is a friendly kid and can be very talkative. He...

Cat fought health issues valiantly
Cat fought health issues valiantly

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Sissy was a remarkable cat.

When her owner, Debbie Bowes, of Alum Creek, contacted me at the end of June, I was impressed by her story.

During the last three years, Sissy survived two rounds of radiation therapy...

Sunday’s Child: Teen boy loves sports, video games
Sunday’s Child: Teen boy loves sports, video games

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This young man is Delmel, or Del as he prefers to be called. He is 15 years old and will be in the 10th grade. He enjoys helping others and likes to spend time with adults. He is a friendly kid and can be very talkative. He...

Pets of the Week: July 27, 2014
Pets of the Week: July 27, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At six months of age, Ellie May tips the scales at 40 pounds — which isn’t enough to cause problems when she engages in one of her favorite activities: climbing onto chairs. But by the time she reaches...

MU medical students go on mission to Honduras
MU medical students go on mission to Honduras

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — On a recent international medical mission to rural Honduras, one patient stood out to several students from the Marshall University School of Medicine.

“A young woman who had come in with an infant, probably...

The Golden Years: The heart still flutters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As we approach retirement and living life throughout our golden years, we are faced with the challenges brought about by financial concerns, physical and mental limitations, and the obstacles that prevail in the health-care...

Free classes can help Boomers looking for work

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Baby Boom generation — the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — is full of people who are looking for jobs, just like those in Generations X and Y.

Some of those in the 50-plus range have ...

Hurricane family’s videos promote healthy eating
Hurricane family’s videos promote healthy eating

HURRICANE, W.Va. — At one time, Kirk and Mandy Curry were poster parents for being too busy to bother with proper nutrition for themselves and their offspring. They had just had their first child, who seemed...

Pets of the Week: July 20, 2014
Pets of the Week: July 20, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Bentley is a 3-year-old rescue dog who’s a “chiweenie,” a cross between a Chihuahua and a dachshund (aka a “wiener” dog). He lives with Megan Keeney and her family in St. Albans and is...

Former Charleston teacher pens book on life lessons
Former Charleston teacher pens book on life lessons

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

That’s a quote from Christian author John Maxwell that West Virginia native, teacher, and first-time author Mary Endres Thomas lives by....

Secular humanists gather to create community
Secular humanists gather to create community

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Anna Eplin used to be an active member of a fundamentalist Baptist church.

“I went through a time of questioning my religion. It eventually led me to a different belief system altogether. And I didn’t go...

Pets of the Week: July 6, 2014
Pets of the Week: July 6, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lexi is a 14-year-old calico cat who lives with Marcella Baughman in Webster Springs. Baughman says Lexi “always ‘asks’ and is always allowed up on my lap.”

Bronson is a 2½-year-old...

Playful kitty fits well in three-dog household
Playful kitty fits well in three-dog household

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marlowe gets along well with his three canine siblings. In fact, his owner, Barbara Danford, of Barboursville, sometimes thinks he might be one of them.

The 5-year-old black cat roughhouses with the dogs and likes to...

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