Thanks for helping ‘Shoes for Shelters’

Dear Editor: Thanks to the Mountain Messenger, WVVA and all the people of southern West Virginia our “Shoes for Shelters” Drive was a success. We were able to raise $1,750 to help the pups at NWAL Herding Dog Rescue. We updated all the vaccines, had dentals, and got them adopted because of the generosity of the people who dropped off the shoes to More...

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By admin On Friday, January 1st, 2016

Saying goodbye to Bobby Brooks

Dear Editor: Bobby Brooks died last week. He wasn’t a relative of mine or a neighbor. He was my auto mechanic. I met him almost fifteen years ago after moving here. It didn’t take long to realize that he was More...

By admin On Monday, December 28th, 2015

Winging It

By Sarah Mansheim Managing Editor • Mountain Messenger   There must be a mistake. It was supposed to be easy. When I grew up, I was going to look like Holly Golightly and have money and never ever get old. More...

By admin On Monday, December 28th, 2015

Justice’s Dream Tree provides gifts to children in need

Dear Editor: At Dream Weaver, Inc., our primary mission is to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as their families. Our goal is to help these folks live as normal a life as possible More...

By admin On Monday, December 28th, 2015

Open letter from the Red Cross

Dear Friend: With the holidays just around the corner, I want to take a moment to celebrate you. Because of you, we helped more than 93,000 families this year in the wake of home fires and other emergencies. Because More...

By admin On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Peekers

Are you a peeker? A box shaker? I peeked once. I can’t remember how old I was, maybe as old as 10, and one afternoon, a couple of weeks before Christmas, I got wise to where the presents were stashed. For whatever More...

By admin On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Fairgrounds need ‘Enter Here’ sign

Dear Editor: Open letter to people running the Fairgrounds: The Fairgrounds used to be a welcoming place. Going south on 219 to the main entrance, one saw on the left a bustle of cars and people. Now one sees nothing. More...

By admin On Friday, December 18th, 2015

Celebrate Jesus’ birthday

Dear Editor: It’s that “most wonderful time of the year” again. Christmas! A time to celebrate the birthday of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Had it not been for His birth we would have nothing to celebrate. More...

By admin On Friday, December 18th, 2015

ISIS attacks

Dear Editor: Mass hysteria: “a phenomenon that transmits collective delusions of threats, whether real or imaginary, through a population in society as a result of rumors and fear.” —Wikipedia Example: The More...

By admin On Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Re: Fire Fee

Dear Editor: I received a bill from the City of Lewisburg for $20, stating it was for a Fire Fee. A few days later I received a bill for $30, out of the blue with no notice or a referendum to vote on. I would think More...