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“And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.” (Luke 24:52-53 AKJV) Take time to worship the Lord Jesus. Be in church this Sunday. “Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with ...

High court restores gov’t workers’ rights

By CHARLES MITCHELL What if you could be fired from your job for refusing to give part of your paycheck to a private, political organization? It sounds far-fetched. After all, this is America, where the Constitution protects our rights of free speech and free association. But for ...

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“And said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:46-47 AKJV) This is good news. Jesus ...

Cutting off the conversation

Dear Annie: One of my elderly relatives is a real sweetheart, but she also is quite a talker. Our phone conversations go on and on — for 45 minutes or longer. I do not want to hurt her feelings, but her conversational skills far exceed my listening skills. The only way I can get a word in is ...

The ‘little miracle’ of The Declaration of Independence

By HAROLD PEASE The Second Continental Congress, having been convened for six months, had been engaged in the wrestle for or against independence, the vast majority of delegates being decidedly against such drastic action most of this time. Surely there should be a way of reconciling ...

Should posterity get the whole truth?

Dear Annie: I need some advice on what to do about my daily journals. I keep a daily journal and have for many years — including during a time when my husband was an alcoholic. He’s been sober for 27 years. (We are in our late 70s.) In those journals, I wrote about the times he got drunk ...

Phantom itch is international mystery

Dear Dr. Roach: Two years ago, I spent a month in Havana, Cuba, to study Spanish. We were staying in a good hotel. Without warning, one morning they started the pest control, spraying the rooms with DDT. The substance was confirmed by our group leader. Our clothing and belongings stayed in ...

Dad worried about daughter’s arrangement

Dear Annie: My 26-year-old daughter is in a serious relationship with a partner 10 years her senior. He comes to the partnership with an established home. What would you advise my daughter to expect or require going into this marriage-like arrangement? Should she expect to be put on the house ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. On behalf of our family I want to extend our sincere, heartfelt THANKS to all who expressed their sympathy and concern after the accident in which son Richie and ...

Bible digest

“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.” (Psalms 95:6 AKJV) Take time to worship the Lord. He is God and God alone. “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.” (Luke ...

Technology, innovation key to keeping Medicare solvent

Prior to being elected to Congress, I spent nearly 30 years as a therapist, rehabilitation services manager and a licensed nursing home administrator. I provided care for patients struggling with illness or injury and equally struggling to understand their benefits from the complex maze of ...

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“Then said they all, Are you then the Son of God? And he said to them, You say that I am.” (Luke 22:70 AKJV) Jesus is the One and only Son of God. He alone is the way to eternal life.

They represent you

g State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 570-748-5480; or email: mhanna@pahouse.net g State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com g State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or email: kbenning@pahousegop.com g State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R-25), ...

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 ...

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“In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts delight my soul.” (Psalms 94:19 AKJV) The Lord can give us peace that the world cannot give.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? EXPRESS YOURSELF

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

Advice from Health Department on swimming, exposure

The Express asked the questions below of the state Department of Health amid the closing of the public swim beach on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River last week: What can people do if they have been in this area, considering the high levels of this bacteria? Routine water testing ...

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“He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?” (Psalms 94:9 AKJV) God knows. Would He be pleased with us?

In China, ‘free trade’ means steal what you want

What can Democrat Chuck Schumer, Republican Marco Rubio and President Donald Trump agree on? Almost nothing, but they agree China is robbing America blind and has to be stopped. When the president slapped a punishing 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods starting July ...

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“And when he was at the place, he said to them, Pray that you enter not into temptation.” (Luke 22:40 AKJV) Talking to God can keep us out of a lot of trouble.