Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

No news this week. Just recommendations.

It’s Thanksgiving week.

Thank God for what He has given you. Be thanking Him for what He wants to give you, in the future. When you “don’t feel” like being thankful, that’s the best time to start. Position yourself to receive a blessing. There is no better place for instructions in giving thanks, than to read Psalm 100, a Psalm of praise – sometimes referred to as “old one-hundred”.

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless His name.

For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.

After your Thanksgiving Feast, you can support a good cause and burn off those extra calories, by competing in the Turkey Trot Saturday at the Green Bank Observatory. All proceeds help support the Pocahontas County High School track team and the William Dilley Scholarship Fund.

Don’t forget. Black Friday is followed by Small Business Saturday. Help support Marlinton’s local small businesses and SHOP SMALL on November 24. Many small businesses depend on their holiday sales to stay in business. Show your support for the small businesses in our county by shopping small.

Make plans to be a part of the Christmas Parade Friday, December 7, at 7 p.m.

Mitchell Chevrolet is offering generous first, second and third place prizes for the best entries in the parade. Get yours ready to go.

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