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A Look Back

By William “Skip” Deegans A 1937 promotional calendar for the Hamed Racket Store in East Rainelle is shown in this week’s photo. A racket store was an early type of discount store that was sometimes started by former pack peddlers. “Racket” referred to the noise pots and pans made as...

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Henning Church of God Ladies plan Yard Sale

The Ladies of the Henning Church of God met on Tuesday, Apr. 13, in the church fellowship for their regular monthly meeting. The group has not met for one year, except for Christmas due to Covid-19. President Carole Spencer presided and Dyan Hefner led in prayer. Dyan Hefner presented the...

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A Look Back

By William “Skip” Deegans Greenbrier County’s most notable 19th century furniture maker was David Surbaugh (1755-1823). One of his beds with a trundle bed is shown in this week’s photo. Surbaugh was born Johann David Zorbach in Germany. During the American Revolution, the British government contracted with German princes for...

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Progressive CEOS hold April meeting

Seven members of The Progressive CEOS met at the Rhema Church for their April meeting. President Patty Gray opened the meeting by welcoming everyone.  Social distancing was recognized, and masks were worn by all. There were no committee reports. Faye Honaker gave the motivator’s report. The emphasis for this month...

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4-H Club members make blankets for seniors

Members of the Williamsburg Flying Falcons 4-H Club have adopted senior citizens in their local area to remember during COVID-19 pandemic.  All club members made a tie-knot fleece blanket for Christmas to give to their adopted person. Letters have been shared, Valentine cards mailed, goodies delivered, and birthdays remembered. Club...

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A Look Back

By William “Skip” Deegans As part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s effort to pull the United States out of the depression with the New Deal, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created and functioned from 1939 to 1943. Part of the WPA included the Federal Writers Project (FWP). FWP’s objective was...

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Blood Drive set for April 17

The Maxwelton Ruritan Club is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, Apr. 17, at the Henning Church of God on Vago Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every person who donates on this date will receive a gift card for a free Little Ceasear’s pizza courtesy of...

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