Columns

‘Medicare for all’ would take most of your paycheck

By BETSY McCAUGHEY In a crowded field of Democrats vying for the presidency in 2020, one thing stands out. "Medicare-for-all" tops their campaign promises. Recently, the latest to announce, former Obama cabinet official Julian Castro, pledged to make Medicare-for-All a reality. But ...

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Dear Annie: Yes, I can

Dear Annie: Here I am, 78 years old, heading into another New Year’s resolution. I’m hoping you will let me share my sentiments with your readers. With all the chaos, craziness and crassness currently occurring in our environment, I have decided to become a drum major for justice, ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. We APPLAUD Perry Munro for the beautiful and meaningful candlelight Christmas Eve service he conducted. Your Flemington Methodist Church family appreciates all of the ...

Watch America, not the politicians

By SCOTT RASMUSSEN Election 2020 is still 22 months away, but the political world can’t wait. A decent number of Democrats have already announced their decision to enter the race, a couple of dozen others are coming and pundits are busily assessing the chances of each new candidate to win ...

Bible digest

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9 AKJV) Keep on keeping on. God will bring the increase. “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me, and I ...

Dear Annie: Addressing cyberbullying

Editor’s Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. ——— Dear Annie: The other day, my teenage daughter came to me because her good friend is being bullied on social media. Her friend is a sweetheart, a pretty quiet kid but very ...

MAKING LIFE BETTER: 4-H enrollement now open!

If you’re a parent, a grandparent, or a child’s caregiver, you’re already thinking ahead to the many activities and opportunities that spring will bring to your family when it arrives. If you’re considering exploring a new opportunity for a child in your life, take a few minutes to ...

Burning of the bridge

There’s always a moment. Every time I give a tour, I stop at the Jay Street Bridge and point. And there’s always this moment when nobody knows why, what I’m going to tell them about this bridge in front of them. It’s a bridge. It’s just a bridge. But it isn’t, not really. It’s ...

There’s no middle ground

By KALEB M. DANIELS The country is split whether you are Democrat or a Republican. There is no middle ground. There were fights in the street when President Donald Trump won the election. It was the combatant left versus the right. To some people, if you support President Trump you ...

Notable Quotes

In my life I’ve learned that true happiness comes from giving. Helping others along the way makes you evaluate who you are. I think that love is what we’re all searching for. I haven’t come across anyone who didn’t become a better person through love. — Marla Gibbs

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Bible digest

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7 AKJV) Choices have consequences.

In Washington, D.C.

- U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R), 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://marino.house.gov. - U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R), Suite 101, 3555 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Phone: 814-827-3985. Website: thompson.house.gov - Sen. ...

Dear Annie: You gonna need change?

Editor’s Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. ——— Dear Annie: I have gotten to the point that I no longer like to go out to eat, especially if it is a restaurant that my wife and I have not gone to before. Here’s ...

Conservation commitment tied to memories, plans for future

“The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.” — The late Pennsylvania Gov. Gifford Pinchot I spent the second weekend in December at the place I revere most: Beaver Run Hunting and Fishing Club in Porter ...

A border wall for $55

All this recent talk about walls got me thinking. History books and legends are full of examples of the need for and laborious building of walls around cities, countries and various structures. The Wall of Jericho was built thousands of years before Christ and kept the city population safe ...

Bible digest

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23 AKJV) Wouldn’t you like a neighbor with the traits above? Wouldn’t your neighbor like a person like that?

Old photo album

PHOTO PROVIDED Banquet held to celebrate Midget League Pictured is an end of season banquet for the Renovo area Midget League Football and Basketball teams. For approximately 30 years, Mr. Lew Logue, whose name can be seen on a poster hung on the bleachers, made sure the midget program was ...

Dear Annie: Depression strikes

Editor’s Note: Annie Lane is off this week. The following column was originally published in October 2016. ——— Dear Annie: I want people to know that depression can happen to someone even if her life appears wonderful. I know from experience. A few years ago, I had just married a ...