Widen Ridge Rd Harrison W Va
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NEWS & MORE
Nov. 29 a Nobody knows Stihl power
equipment better than Norman Johnson. He can tell you the ins and
outs and the history of each.
Nov. 29 a Located way out in the back
country of Harrison, his store front is there to serve you seven days a
week. To make life easier on us city slickers, the guy even makes deliveries
when he's in town.
Nov. 29 a Mr Johnson is celebrating
his 88th birthday this weekend.
Nov. 29 a Happy Birthday wishes Norman
Nov 29 a Speaking of ole farts, Steve
Butler got one cross wise before Thanksgiving and wound up in the hospital,
actually , two hospitals, getting everything back to good.
Nov 29 a Tough Love:
When you see The Widen Warrior, tell him to quit eating the grease and
to stop smoking cigars.
Nov 29 a With rain predicted
for all of today, great time for naps!
Nov. 26 a Over 23,000
peaky four legged varmints were taken on day one of Buck season. They're
dead and hanging ready for butchering.
Nov. 26 a Good
Nov. 26 a A lot of folks listen in
to the Steve and Mike in the am radio show on community radio 101.7FM and
Nov. 26 a Got some bad news. Steve,
the Widen Warrior suffered some kind of heart attack Tuesday evening and
is now housed in CAMC. Prayers are in order.
Nov. 26 a Even feeling bad, bet
Stevey is giving the nurses a handful!
Nov. 26 For many, today is the time
when family and friends gather to over eat. You don't have to send cards
or buy gifts, we just eat and watch ballgames
Nov. 26 a Nice idea
Nov. 26 a No updates today
nor tomorrow unless something really dumb happens
Nov. 25 a Frontier DSL customers lost
service Tuesday morning around 10 am. For them (and us), the lifeline to
the world stayed black until sometime before sun up today
Nov. 25 a We kept thinking, wishing,
oh boy, they're doing some kind of big time upgrade and everything will
be wonderful when it returns
Nov. 25 a Wrong O. No improvement at
least in the Maysel area of the county
Nov. 25 a County Commission meets this
morning at 10 am
Nov. 25 a Communicator made it out
the door Tuesday afternoon. Lead story brings front and center the court
side reduction of 24 felony charges for two people down to
Nov. 25 a We're into day three of Buck
season. Around town, hunters with big smiles can be seen driving down Main
Street with a dead deer with his tongue hanging out on the back of a four
wheeler. Ahhhh that's the deer with his tongue hanging out
Nov. 25 a
Nov. 23 p Communicator comes out Tuesday
Nov. 23 p Last call for submissions.
Deadline is about right now!
Nov. 22 p Teresa
Ann Stewart, 54, of Indore see OBITUARY page
Nov. 22 p Kent Duane Boggs ,
see OBITUARY page
Nov. 22 a The first snow flurpies started
falling around 7:30 this morning. With weather casters predicamentating
no accumulation, those light fluff drops remind us, the dread is over.
Winter is here
Nov. 22 a Ladies, your significant
other has been buying and preparing all week for deer camp. Don't let him
tell ya any different!
Nov. 22 a Too wet, Too cold. Too dry.
Wind's blowing the wrong direction.
Nov. 22 a Forget all that ladies. Conditions
are perfect. Don't let him stay at home in the morning. He spent all your
$$$ on new hunting stuff that he just had to have, Kick him out the door
Monday morning at 5am. No excuses.
Nov. 22 a Make sure he doesn't have
any of those Tudor's Biscuit coupons stuffed in his pocket either.
Nov. 21 a Need a job? New caregiver
listing on the JOBS page
Nov. 21 a We were tardy getting a Gospel
Sing notice over on t he EVENTS page. Check now please for something nice
to do Sunday night.
Nov. 21 a 30 degrees this morning with
our first chance of snow set for tonight.
Nov. 21 a When you add an e to the
end of a word, that makes the o a long oooooo.
Nov. 21 a Why isn't snow spelled snoe?
Nov. 21 a Schools are closed
for the T Day break. This is the first day for sleep in time for the curtain
climbers. For seven days, parents will have to be parents.
Nov. 20 a Lookin for something fun
to do tonight? Don't forget Big Otter Community Center for great music
Nov. 20 a This is a special Friday
Nov. 20 a With next week the start
of Buck Season, tt's Deer Camp Friday. Some things are important, forget
work or at least leave at noon.
Nov. 20 a Forget the bills, work and
the other drudgeries of life. it's time to fill up the gas cans, buy beer,
ammo , new camo, load up the four wheeler, and head to the outback.
Nov. 20 a Although not listed on any
calendar, the week heading leading up to T Day, it's truly an Appalachian
tradition like none other.
Nov. 20 a For those wondering, many
of those taking the week off, don't hunt. Many head to the woods or some
cabin, but for the most part, Deer Camp is a time for family members
to return, tell old stories, see who can fart the loudest and such.
Nov. 20 a Enjoy
Nov. 18 p High winds continues to fan
area brush fires. Those flames sent fire crews back to the same areas over
and over and added new hot spots.
Nov. 18 p You want the good or bad
Nov. 18 p With three bear cubs
in downtown Clay in the last 48 hours, Cub #1 was found yesterday morning
in a tree at Clay Middle School. With about 500 kids watching, Sheriff
Fields and the cowboys were able to lasso the 30 pound cub, get him in
the School System box truck, take him way out Pisgah Ridge and set him
Nov. 18 p That's the good news
Nov. 18 p Yesterday afternoon, Brown
Shirt Stuart Simms put the loop to a second but smaller bear cub, stuffed
him in a tool box and, well, he's in bear heaven now
Nov. 18 p A third cub was seen by Mike
Davis near the radio station. If that rascal comes around again, we hope
the Sheriff makes contact first.
Nov. 18 p For those seeking an update
on Mikey Lanham, well...
Nov. 18 p Instead of being sentenced
this morning, nothing happened. With the Prosecutor out Elk hunting and
the Asst Prosecutor stranded due to vehicle trouble, everything was rescheduled
Nov. 18 p While sitting around the
Courthouse, we gleaned a new blurb.
Nov. 18 p Mikey wants to take back
his plea and have a trial.
Nov. 18 p Not sure how that works but
he was looking at a 1 to 5 year sentence and with one year already under
his belt, his prison time might have been fairly short.
Nov. 18 p To ask to toss the
plea, dumb dumb dumb
Nov. 18 p Usually by mid Nov.,
the grass, the kind you walk on anyway, has turned brown for the season.
Nov. 18 p Look around. Not so
this year. The darn stuff is still green and growing. Pretty weird.
Nov. 18 p Hunters can expect to find
25 degree temps for the fist day of buck season, Monday.
Nov. 18 p If you don't have your house,
garage, lawn mower, wife, winterized, better get at it right away.
Nov. 18 a High winds today. At 7am,
the temp was already up to 70 degrees. Weird weather in the works today
Nov. 18 a Robin Brown's obituary has
Nov. 18 a Court dates get moved around
for a number of reasons. When Mikey Lanham plead guilty to his first felony
two months ago, his sentencing date was set for this morning at 9:30.
Nov. 18 a We have an update on that
wayward bear family seen around downtown Clay. While Mom and one cub headed
back across the Elk, one little feller stayed behind and was seen behind
Rite Aid Monday afternoon.
Nov. 18 a Tuesday morning the thing
was spotted up in the tree on the dow n river side of Clay Middle. Sheriff
Samples and his posse of cowboys lassoed Smokey and moved him to
the back country of Pisgah.
Nov. 18 a Tuesday afternoon, a cub
was spotted near those piles of poles on the way to Clay High.
Nov. 18 a Stuart Simms and crew lassoed
that playful fur ball
Nov. 18 a Might have been the same
cub taken earlier in the day or a second one.
Nov. 18 a That time around, Smokey
was taken to Braxton County.
Nov. 18 a A Momma Bear weeps
Nov. 18 a
Nov. 17 a From the email bag:
The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive in the high school gymnasium
from 8:20 AM to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.
Nov. 17 a There's your chance to do
something nice today.
Nov. 16 p Robin Dale Brown,
50, of Wallback, see OBITUARY page
Nov. 16 p Pretty interesting time in
downtown Clay today.
Nov. 16 p A Mom bear nd two cubs were
spotted behind the Clay County Bank. One old guy said that the animals
were fed pizza.
Nov. 16 p Later in the afternoon, after
the family made its way up the river bank to the Courthouse, the Mom and
one cub crossed the Elk.
Nov. 16 p The lone cub was seen
right behind Rite Aid minus its family mid afternoon.
Nov. 16 p Drew quite a crowd too as
everybody with a cell phone snapped photos and video footage.
Nov. 16 p As the ace cub reporter was
walking up with his camera in hand, he could hear stuff like, "He's so
Nov. 16 p The guy had the big head
until he realized all the women were talking about the bear cub.
Nov. 16 p If you read Sunday's post,
we suggested the new gutters on the Clay Wa Wa Plant were OK'd and installed
without Council approval
Nov. 16 p We were right
Nov. 16 p Mayor Whaling advanced today,
she gave the green light for the gutters and snow busters on the metal
roof. Without the snow busters, " Some one was going to get killed this
Nov. 16p It's about this time of year
when we switch from Summer color to Carhartt brown. Some even argue which
is tougher, Carhartt or Walls brand.
Nov. 16 p Here's a
YouTube video showing the strength of Carhartt britches.
Nov. 15 a On this chilly Sunday morning,
a couple notes from the last few days
Nov. 15 a Wed afternoon, Clay Town
Council was suppose to hold a special meeting where they were to vote to
cut back worker, workers, to part time status without benefits. Truth is,
even with two recent rate increases, the sewer plant operation continues
to operate in the red.
Nov. 15 a That meeting was called off
when the Mayor realized the agenda did not comply with Sunshine Law.
Nov. 15 a That was great!
Nov. 15 a Here's what ain't great
Nov. 15 a Contractors installed new
rain gutters at the wa wa plant Saturday. New gutters and snow guards were
installed two years ago when the new plant was built. Those gutters went
South real quick.
Nov. 15 a During a recent Council meeting,
Recorder Dwana Murphy told Council, one bid came in around $2600. This
reporter never heard a vote by Council to buy, install , gutters and snow
Nov. 15 a That costly, out of pocket,
installation came just two days after Council was suppose to be cutting
$$$ on the backs of the employees.
Nov. 15 a Priorities seem to be a problem
in municipal land
Nov. 15 a Clay High football
did pretty good this year. Under the direction of Coach Steve Ware, 2015
made two years in a row with a winning season.
Nov. 15 a This week, Ware turned in
his resignation as head coach at CHS.
Nov. 15 a Can't think of a reason for
the change at the helm. Putting two and three together, our best guess.
Nov. 15 a Just after the Apple
Fest in Sept., a drug raid at CHS snatched up some kids. During a Board
meeting, Superintendent Tanner said there were substantial drugs found.
Nov. 15 a One meeting later, at least
one kid (two actually) was kicked out of school
Nov. 15 a A few days later, and for
about two weeks, Coach Ware disappeared from football practice time and
even a Friday night ball game.
Nov. 15 a In early October the School
Board voted to suspend without pay an employee. They did not mention
a name during the vote.
Nov. 15 a Our best guess, Ware was
that tossed from service Coach and his resignation stems from that rocky
Nov. 15 a Extra duty contracts in the
school system are cherished purses. Head Football Coach is even more coveted.
Nov. 15 a Even before an official vote
by the Board to accept the resignation, bet the vultures have already
Nov. 15 a The bombings, killings
in Paris has been center stage on all the news channels.
Nov. 15 a As soon as the three days
of mourning are over, expect talking heads and politicians to talk about
the need for stricter gun laws. Before that jaw service gets started....
Nov. 15 a In France, civilians
are not allowed to possess weapons of war, certain handguns and long guns,
automatic firearms, firearms disguised as other objects, and armour-piercing,
incendiary and expanding ammunition..... In France, private possession
of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under license ....
The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians
in France is 19,000,000 ... The estimated rate of private gun ownership
(both licit and illicit) in France is 31.21 firearms per 100 people ....
In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries,
France ranked at No. 5 ... Here's the basis
for those figures. Any way you look at it, France is considered a restricted
country on gun ownership.
Nov. 15 a Regulated Yes. Outlawed,
Nov. 15 a Even with 19 million
guns (no handguns) around, clearly, the religious nuts were not deterred.
For those thinking more guns is the answer, read
Nov. 15 a For those somewhere in the
middle, there are no easy answers. When nut jobs get their hand on weapons,
they go crazy. In France and here at home, how do you
tell one from some other?