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Garden Guru: Extending the garden season
Garden Guru: Extending the garden season

Even though the temperature may be quickly dropping, even as the fall colors illuminate the mountains, and even as chrysanthemums pop up on front porches and in gardens, there’s still plenty of life left in the vegetable. To keep your garden...

WV Travel Team: Counting on Airline fees
WV Travel Team: Counting on Airline fees

West Virginia’s Senator Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Transportation, formally called for response from the airlines in August.

His demand: Disclose how you inform customers about extra fees that are added to the...

Pets of the week Sept. 28, 2014
Pets of the week Sept. 28, 2014

Cooper is a “5-year-old, banana-loving Pekingnese” who, as a young pup, was a birthday present for Valerie Rucker of St. Albans from her husband. Don’t let his pint size fool you, though. Cooper is “little but mighty and is ...

Purchase saves pup from certain death
Purchase saves pup from certain death

When Katie Jochum went to PetSmart July 18, 2011, she wasn’t even planning on buying anything for herself. Her future mother-in-law and aunt were visiting from England and wanted to pick up some fun American toys for their pets.

When she ...

WV Books Team: My People Was Music
WV Books Team: My People Was Music

My People Was Music

By Kirk Judd

Mountain State Press, 2014

By Pete Laska

Special to the Sunday Gazette-Mail

I first heard Kirk Judd recite (not read) his poetry at a memorial gathering in Columbus, Ohio back in...

Broadway benefit will help local student move to the Big Apple
Broadway benefit will help local student move to the Big Apple

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere….”

— “New York, New York,” 1977

There is little doubt that 13-year-old singer Hannah Peterson, of Kanawha City, can make it onstage in West...

Counter Intelligence: Mac ‘n’ cheese is the best thank-you note
Counter Intelligence: Mac ‘n’ cheese is the best thank-you note

When my neighbor called to say he had picked and pitted tons of cherries from his family’s orchard and wanted to share them with me, my eyes twinkled.

Did he know that my own cherry tree had been completely picked clean by a flock of...

On The Town: Spirit of the Valley
On The Town: Spirit of the Valley

Funerals for: September 28, 2014

Adkins, Robert 3 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Anderson, James 2 p.m., Wallace and Wallace Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

Blosser, Tressie 1 p.m., Taylor

Canterbury, Matthew 2 p.m.,...

Bernard Neff

Bernard Ardell Neff, 68, of Edmond, died Sat., Sept. 27, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete. Wallace & Wallace of Ansted is serving the Neff family.

Matthew Canterbury

Matthew Scott "Scottie" Canterbury, 48, of Beckwith, died Thurs., Sept. 25, 2014. Service will be 2 p.m. Tues., Sept. 30, at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Tues. at the funeral home....

Drema Summers

Drema Gale Summers, 76, of Elkview, went home to be with The Lord on Friday, September 12, 2014, surrounded by her family.

Born October 29, 1937, in Beards Creek, she was a daughter of the late Evan and Maxine Fridley Liston. In addition to her ...

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