Every once in a while, I’m lucky enough to see something remarkable in the skies. Years ago, I saw and heard a vintage B-17 bomber take off from the Mercer County Airport. I was living in Brushfork then, and I heard that bomber’s roar before I saw it hoisting itself into the sky. The idea of…

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Bluefield, WV- Mary Frances Haynes, 93, of Bluefield passed away on March 30, 2020. She was born September 9, 1926 in Detroit, MI. She was the daughter of the late Richard LeRoy and Eva Brooks Haynes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert LeRoy and his wi…

Bluefield, WV- Beatrice Shanklin of Bluefield, WV died Monday March 30, 2020 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Born February 26, 1943 at Rocky Gap, VA, she was the daughter of the late Wesley Showalter and Laddie Showalter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her hus…