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    Huntington is a quaint city in southwestern, West Virginia along the Ohio River. Although several community leaders and organizations have implement programs to improve the health of the community, there are still several public health concerns in our community. The purpose of this paper is to document a windshield view of the community’s population, the environment, and the health status of the city’s population. After completing the assessment of the community, I will discuss the city’s leading health issues, as well as complete a nursing diagnosis, based on the outcomes of this assessment. Description of the Community The city of Huntington sits at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along the Ohio River in Cabell County,…

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    Disregarding the small size, West Virginia contains many different biomes spread throughout the state. Some of the biomes I have found is deciduous forest, coniferous forest, grasslands, savanna, tundra, and alpine biomes. Each one has their own average temperatures, typical animals and plants. Towards the northern part of the state there are more harsh temperatures and weather compared to the lower part. The southern part though gets pretty harsh temperatures and weather itself. You may find…

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    I have fallen in love with West Virginia Wesleyan and Buckhannon West Virginia. There are multiple reasons why this has happened over the past year and some of the reasons are because of the small school size, how great the academics are, the amazing soccer program, and how Wesleyan suits my personal life, and personality, perfectly. I appreciate the small school, that Wesleyan is, because I am a person and not just another number in the school. The education at Wesleyan is more personalized to…

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    Imagine being a 13-year-old enrolled in high school and graduating college at the age of 18. A phenomenal young African American woman accomplished this which could be considered mediocre compared to her other achievements. Katherine Johnson was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia on August 26, 1918. She was handpicked to be one of the three black students chosen to integrate West Virginia’s graduate schools. Her brilliant skills in schools and at home gave her the ability to advance…

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    WVU Extension is an arm of West Virginia University that focuses on serving the citizens of West Virginia. The citizens are best served by a coordinated effort of organization, which focus our energies toward obtainable positive results for the youth of our state. Several of partnerships include, serving as a member of the West Virginia Statewide Afterschool Network (WVSAN), serving as co-vice chair on the Kanawha County Health Science Technology Academy Board, and partnering with many county…

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    Landform Assignment: Great Teays River Description and Location: The Great Teays River was a river that flowed north and north west in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. The river was named after the valley found in Putnam County, WV (Teays Valley). Teays Valley was named after Stephen Teays who was an early settler. A few places I was familiar with that the river ran through was Scioto County and Chillicothe in Ohio and along the Interstate 64 in West Virginia from…

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    communities. Government welfare programs placed power at the local level in the hands of a few politicians, who used their power to discriminate in awarding food and jobs and in exacting their influence over local merchants and business owners, creating a corrupt network of political and economic interest groups. This type of political structure fed on the poverty of the region and allowed a single family to essentially control an entire community through political ties and power. By the end of…

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    The Matewan Massacre

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    During the early 1900's miners in southern West Virginia were fighting, literally, for simple rights that every worker deserves. A 40-hour work week, decent pay that wasn't in scrip, and a sense of safety. On May 19 of 1920, members of the Baldwin-Felts detective agency arrived in the town of Matewan to evict union miners from houses owned by the Stone Mountain Coal Company. After catching wind of the detectives’ activities, Matewan Mayor Cabell Testerman and a pro-union sheriff named Sid…

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    burst leading to a 25 foot wave of water to sweep across West Virginia’s Buffalo creek hollow where 125 people died. In the disaster, more than 1000 people were injured while 4,000 were rendered homeless. The companied offered a small compensation to the family affected but some survivors were not pleased and they decided to sue the company. What followed was a battle suit that finally ended in favor of the victims. A young lawyer, Gerald M. Stern, led the law suit and won on behalf of the…

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    In terms of the word Appalachia there are both positive and negative connotations. There have been many stereotypes made about the Appalachian region. The positive ones are uplifting and speak about the culture. While the negative one talk about stereotypes that can be seen as offensive today. One stereotype that hurt the Appalachian region is that of how the area lacks education. Outsiders of the Appalachian region tend to believe these stereotypes, and the life of an Appalachian tends to…

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