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10 Years Ago Week of June 27, 2012 SUGAR GROVE June is a growing month with the bearing of good things, such as barbecues, vacation days and lettuce from the garden. The fragrance of fresh-cut hay flavors the meadows as multitudes of baby creatures are nestled there. The important thing...

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10 Years Ago  Week of June 7, 2012 SUGAR GROVE Grist Mills  Were An Important  Part Of America When the first settlers moved to these parts, the first thing needed was a gristmill to crush or grind corn into meal so that people could have bread. Water powered and wind...

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10 Years Ago  Week of May 24, 2012 SUGAR GROVE The Sense of Liberty Is Wonderful  At All Ages May blends spring and summer filling the days with wonder and surprises. Nature is accomplishing a maturity that will lead to summer fulfillment. May brings a closing to the doors of...

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20 Years Ago  Week of May 23, 2002 Pendleton School  First In  PROMISE Scholarships   The first high school seniors in West Virginia to receive PROMISE scholarships from Governor Bob Wise were 30 college-bound students at Pendleton County High School.  Although Wise was scheduled to hand out those scholarships personally...

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10 Years Ago  Week of May 10, 2012 SUGAR GROVE Good Old Days  Weren’t So Good    The “good old days” seemed to have life moving slower, neighbors helping neighbors, and everyone had a snug home and lived comfortably off the land. But perhaps the good old days weren’t always...

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20 Years Ago  Week of May 9, 2002 SUGAR GROVE Mothers Have  A Challenging  Rewarding Career   There is no assignment on earth that requires the array of skills and understanding that is needed by a mom in fulfilling her everyday duties. She must be a resident psychologist, physician, theologian,...

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20 Years Ago  Week of May 2, 2002 Habitat To Dedicate  51st House May 8  On May 8th, Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity (Habitat) will dedicate the 51st house they have built in Pendleton County.  This exciting and successful housebuilding ministry has spent over $2 million dollars in materials to...

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20 Years Ago  Week of April 25, 2002 Pendleton Gets  Heavy Weekend Rain  According to Dave Ellis, 4.43 inches of rain fell in the Smith Creek area last week while the rain gauge at the Department of Transportation (DOT) headquarters in Franklin measured 4.8 inches of rain having fallen between...

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20 Years Ago  Week of April 12, 2012 Alleghany Meats Opens Doors  Many dreams were brought to fruition Tuesday at the Alleghany Highlands Agricultural Center (AHAC) opening day celebration. The center is a collaboration between Pendleton and Pocahontas counties in West Virginia and Highland and Bath counties in Virginia. The...

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Fishing Is $309 Million Industry In West Virginia The annual economic impact of fishing in West Virginia is $308,804,127, according to Scott Knight, the business manager for the Wildlife section of the state Division of Natural Resources (DNR). In an interview, Knight additionally noted that anglers in West Virginia annually...

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