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Five birthmarks of a Christian

Religion

1. The Birthmark of Confession The first is the birthmark of confession, described in 1 John 5:1a: “Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.” Before you can have assurance of salvation, you have to believe and be saved. You have to confess Jesus Christ as Lord. ...

The hardy black chokeberry

Outdoors

(Editors Note: This article is the third of a series exploring plants and horticulture on Maine’s Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park.) Hiking is one of the more popular activities in Acadia National Park (ANP) and it is not difficult to find a trail that has interesting sights and ...

Recovery can and does happen

Local news

Editor’s Note: These are the first in a series of articles about people involved in substance abuse — including those suffering from the disease and their families, those celebrating recovery and those promoting prevention and wellness — as plans are underway for the 5th Annual Rally for ...

Emergency services

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The following calls were received by the Clinton County Communications Center. THURSDAY ∫ At 12:05 a.m., the fire station out of South Renovo (Citizens Hose) responded to a fire alarm along Pine Street in South Renovo Borough. The call was cleared at 1:37 a.m. ∫ At ...

Ashton Peters completes Eagle Scout project

Community

WOOLRICH —Life Scout Ashton Peters from Woolrich Troop 66 recently completed his Eagle Scout Project — the Cimarron Thomas Memorial Walk for Suicide Awareness — held July 6 at Riverview Park. His goal for the project was to bring community awareness to an increasing problem ...

New Nittany MinitMart opens in Avis

Business

AVIS — After a tear down and six-month complete rebuild, the new 4,400 square foot Avis Nittany MinitMart at 3061 Woodward Ave. is now open for business. The new store features freshly made burgers and hot dogs, hoagies, pizza, tacos, wraps, salads - and so much more! There’s an all new ...

Power Atmosphere 4:20 Crusade at Lifetree Ministries

Religion

JERSEY SHORE — Lifetree Ministries located at 500 River Road, Jersey Shore will be holding “Power Atmosphere 4:20” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3 under the tent in their parking lot beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening. The reference of 4:20 in the title is 1 Corinthians 4:20 “For ...

Master Gardeners represent county at international conference

Outdoors

LOCK HAVEN — Eight Master Gardeners traveled to Valley Forge, Pa. during the week of June 16 to represent Clinton County at the 2019 International Master Gardener Conference. The conference theme was “Penn’s Woods: Digging into our Roots.” It was an opportunity to showcase ...

Have you registered for the Scenic Road Race yet?

Local news

It’s another week closer. But there’s still plenty of time to register for the first ever Scenic Road Race in the area or volunteer to help with the 5th Annual Rally for Recovery on Aug. 17. Advocates for a Drug Free Tomorrow and West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission will be ...

Alec Miller plans blood drive as senior project

Community

LOCK HAVEN — Alec Miller, a senior at Central Mountain High School, will be hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross as his senior project. The event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Red Eye Center in Flemington. Anyone who would like to donate at this blood ...

The first step for starting a small business

Business

LOCK HAVEN –Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start? A workshop on Friday, July 26, will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and ...

Vacation Bible School

Religion

LOCK HAVEN — The following area churches will be hosting vacation bible school in the month of June. ∫ Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Rd., Linden, will be hosting their program each Wednesday from July 17 until Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A free light supper will also be ...

Environmental Programs at Little Pine and Hyner Run State Parks

Outdoors

WATERVILLE — For the weekend of July 26 - 28, there will be programs at both Little Pine and Hyner Run State Parks. The programs on Friday and Sunday will be at Little Pine State Park, and Saturday’s programs will be at Hyner Run State Park. Friday evening at 8 p.m. will be the ...

Rogers Stadium construction falls behind schedule

Local news

BELLEFONTE — With the start of high school football season a little over a month away, construction continues daily at Bellefonte Area High School’s Rogers Stadium. At a recent board meeting, construction manager Dave Stezin gave the school board an update on construction progress at the ...

Sentencings in Clinton County

Police, court and fires

LOCK HAVEN — The information in Courthouse Roundup is obtained from public records. It is policy of The Express that this information will not be withheld from publication. ∫ Joshua J. Ardner, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, fined $100 and placed on probation for six ...

Geisinger may bring $200 million to area in 2020

Community

By DEREK DANNEKER For The Express WILLIAMSPORT — The Lycoming County commissioners approved the Geisinger Authority’s application to distribute tax-exempt bonds Thursday. The hospital could bring up to $200 million to the area, said officials. “In addition to providing healthcare, ...

Local Church Briefs

Religion

Backpack giveaway LAMAR —Lamar United Methodist Church is having a backpack giveaway for school age children on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to Noon at the Lamar Methodist Church annex. All children are welcome to come and pick up a backpack with school supplies inside. Chicken ...

In the parks

Outdoors

Ole Bull State Park ∫ Thursday, July 25, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a “Bounty of Beetles DiscoverE Program.” This is a DiscoverE Program for children ages 6-12 (Outdoor Explorers, Penns’ Adventurers). Join the naturalist for a look into the life cycle and distinct characteristics of ...

Keystone Central’s chances of landing NFL grant ‘very slim’

Local news

MILL HALL — Central Mountain High School’s Malinak Stadium is going to need new turf — but don’t expect an NFL Foundation Grassroots Program grant to help pay for it. Following Thursday night’s voting session, Keystone Central School District superintendent Jacquelyn Martin said ...