A busy season for seminary students in Valley

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Story by Laura Lehman Amstutz The advent and Christmas season is an especially busy time for pastors – even more so for those who are also in seminary. Eastern Mennonite Seminary has 26 students who are also pastoring congregations, which means they are involved with special Christmas services and other holiday preparations along with juggling…

Bond foes in Waynesboro pledge to affirm will of voters on disputed referendum

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Story by Chris Graham [email protected] Waynesboro taxpayers won’t have to foot the bill for a lawsuit or a second referendum to resolve a legal snafu involving a recent popular vote affirming three capital-improvements projects. “I really think we’re making a mistake, but I always thought if I ever got in this dilemma, I would go…

Bench by the creek

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Essay by Donna Miller I often wonder why people want to live so close to each other. I grew up in the mountainous area of Bath County, and our closest neighbor was about one-half mile away. My favorite spot on our property was a wooded area, partially cleared, with a creek running through it. The…