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Why the church still matters

A well known columnist who writes on contemporary life in these United States has identified our culture as postmodern and as being an America that is post-Christian. That may be so. We are postmodern, certainly. Modernism did not save us, our technology has made our world more comfortable, but it has not made human nature […]

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) – Pigs cluster around a food stall like Black Friday shoppers waiting for the store to open. One pushes impatiently against the locked door with her snout, waiting for the sow inside to finish eating so she can take her turn. After about 10 minutes, the sated sow sidles out the […]

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[cleeng_content id=”658795860″ description=”Read it now!” price=”0.49″ t=”article”] CHARLES TOWN – Almost 100 years ago, Baltimore-born writer Emily Post became synonymous with etiquette. Author of a number of books and a syndicated column, Post was second only to the Bible in her readership, according to The New York Times, and believed the hallmark of manners was […]

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MARTINSBURG – A free broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at the USDA Service Center in Martinsburg. The broadcast at 151 Aikens Center will feature Howard G. Buffett of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. To RSVP, call Tim […]

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MORGANTOWN — The original sign-up period for eligible entities to apply for fiscal year 2014 Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program has been extended, according to Kevin Wickey, state conservationist for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Eligible state, county and nonprofit entities should submit their applications by Feb. 14, to […]

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Arguing about the message of Christ, but missing it

We can disagree, but why must we be so disagreeable about it? I have some friends who are staunch biblical conservatives, apply a very literal interpretation of the Bible, and take a conservative stand on all the hot button issues of today regarding morality and behavior. I understand where they are coming from, I respect […]

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