December 20, 2017 RSS feed / News

Treasured memories

Memories of Christmas past return every year with the sights and sounds of the holidays. They sometimes surface unexpectedly, triggered by hearing a song or seeing Christmas decorations.  More...

Clarification

In last week’s story “Homeless shelters are open,” it was reported that the First United Methodist Church will be among the churches hosting the rotating cold-weather shelter. More...

Spirit on display

From real trees to window scenes, Christmas decorations are on display throughout the area. More...

Wonderful People celebrates community in December

December is the Wonderful People month to celebrate family, friends, community and life. More...

A service for hope

Union Chapel United Methodist Church will hold a New Beginnings worship, for prayer, for healing and for hope on Sunday, December 31, at 10 a.m. More...

Special service

Union Chapel UMC will have a “New Beginnings” service on Sunday, December 31, 10 a.m.  A service of hope for families and individuals affected by addiction.   More...

BIRTH

VANPELT  More...

Adult smoking declines from 2011 to 2016

According to data from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health a significant decline has been achieved in the number of adults who smoke in West Virginia. More...

Community resources that can help people

Senior Life Services of Morgan County 304-258-3096 or 304-947-7922 • Meals for seniors age 60 and older Monday-Friday at Berkeley Springs and Paw Paw centers. More...

Holiday Event Calendar

Wednesday, December 20  6:30 p.m. – Calvary United Methodist Church, memory tree service. Outdoor Christmas tree decorating. 7 p.m. – Peoples Assembly of God Christmas Program, Christmas Play is He Touched Me. More...

Local seniors share Christmas memories, treasured traditions

Berkeley Springs resident Patricia Lerner was enjoying lunch at the Berkeley Springs Senior Center recently and shared some Christmas memories with The Morgan Messenger. More...

W.Va. steps up inmate contraband crackdown

Aided by the legal community, West Virginia’s correctional facilities are thwarting yet another scheme for smuggling drugs to inmates: faking or compromising mail from their lawyers.  More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   December 27, 1797 - The county seat of Ohio County was moved from West Liberty to Wheeling.  More...

Caption error

Captions in Kate Evans’ story about Christmas in Spain were mismatched in last week’s edition. We apologize for the error.   More...

Worship Services

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

County Agent’s Corner

Extension Service  West Virginia University  304-258-8400 129 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 www.wvu.edu/~exten/   2018 Calendar – Gardening Around the State  More...

Students receive awards

The middle school students in the JoyEl Program (CIA; ie Christians In Action) received their first awards on December 4. More...

Senior Life Services

Activities   Thursday, December 21 - Jackpot bingo 11.  Friday, December 22 - Christmas luncheon.  Monday, December 25 - All centers closed for Christmas.  Tuesday, December 26 - All centers closed for Christmas holiday.  We More...

Supplemental propane payment for 2017-18

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced a supplemental propane payment to assist eligible residents with heating expenses for the 2017-18 winter season. More...

Modern and classic Christmas tunes can stir up the holiday spirit

At Christmastime nothing beats listening to favorite holiday tunes from yesteryear and hearing new takes on the season by current musical artists.  More...

Christmas Is...

I like Christmas. I love Mrs. Claus. I like to build a snowman. I like to decorate. I like my Christmas tree. Lillian Weiant 1st grade, Pleasant View  Sonic goes to bed and waits for Santa. Santa puts the presents under the Christmas tree. More...

Reading the Messenger On a cruise to Bermuda

Scott Krichbaum, Brenda Krichbaum and Rita Gleason of Great Cacapon took The Morgan Messenger along on a cruise to Bermuda this fall. More...

Round The Town

—KID JOKED: What did Mrs. Claus say to Santa when she looked out of the window on Christmas Eve? More...

Learn how to identify trees

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will offer a winter tree-identification field trip along the C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown on Saturday, December 30.  Larry Stritch, a retired U.S. Forest Service botanist, will lead the trip.  More...