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Dear Annie: Volunteers need help

Dear Annie: I am an officer in an old but still active community cemetery with graves dating back to at least the 1800s and with plenty of available space. We have the usual slate of officers and board of directors. We advertise our public meetings, as directed in our bylaws, but they are ...

Something’s wrong when a diploma is worth more than the education

The college admissions scandal should be the populist issue of our time. Most of the talk in our politics about how “the system is rigged” is incredibly abstract and symbolic. But this is infuriatingly concrete. Last week, the Justice Department revealed a massive effort by wealthy ...

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, ...

Bible digest

“Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was ...

Itchy ear canal has stopped producing earwax

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am turning 68 years old tomorrow. For the past couple of months, my ear canals have been very itchy. Also, my wife was constantly cleaning earwax out of my ears. Now for some reason I no longer produce earwax, but my ears itch a lot. Do you have any ...

Sisterly drama

Dear Annie: My sister “Katy” is 10 years older than I and has never married or had children. She was a devoted and loving auntie to my kids when they were young, but they have grown up and don’t hang with her much anymore. She and I have grown apart, as well, in part because of my own ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. THANK YOU to Lock Haven University, WSQV and all of the sponsors for the Uptown Music Collective show at LHU just over a week ago. This show was my favorite so far of ...

Bible digest

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (Hebrews 11:3 AKJV) God spoke this world into existence. He is the great Creator and Sustainer. “But without faith it is impossible to ...

The book and the flood

You see it all the time in the movies — The historic researcher has to brave all kinds of traps and attackers before he gets his artifact. He manages to steal whatever item he’s after, risking his life to get it. I admit, I’ve had a few of those moments, but in recent years, I’ve ...

Dear Annie: Response to bullying

Dear Annie: I work in the summer at an art college, with a program for high schoolers who want to take classes for college credit. During the most recent summer, one of the cliques bullied a kid who has Asperger’s syndrome, to the point that he left the program early and the parents sued the ...

MAKING LIFE BETTER: PSU’s Extension Nutrition Links program

What is Penn State Extension’s Nutrition Links Program? The Nutrition Links program offers free nutrition education programs to participants eligible for public assistance to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a healthful diet on a limited budget. Nutrition Links provides ...

Turn tax season into a season of giving, please

By LISA R. BATTAT Every 18 hours one man, woman or child dies in Pennsylvania because the waiting list for organ and tissue donations is so long. Imagine the pain of so many parents who wonder every minute of every day whether their child will live long enough to receive a lifesaving ...

Chasing false prestige

Call it karma, or poetic justice. For decades, athletes admitted to prestigious schools on scholarships have endured accusations (some, admittedly, justified) that they couldn’t cut it academically. Now we have a nationwide scandal in which students have been admitted to prestigious ...

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

“Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.” (Psalms 108:12 AKJV) The Lord is the only One who can truly help us now and forever.

Keystone Central School Board

- Charles Rosamilia, crosamil@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Debbie Smith, dsmith@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Tracy Smith, tsmith2@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Wayne Koch, wkoch@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Roger Elling, relling@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Billie J. Rupert, brupert@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Eric Probert, eprobert@kcsd.k12.pa.us - ...

Beware campus speech police

Colleges and universities that limit freedom of speech are about to get clobbered big time. President Donald Trump came out swinging last week against the higher-education establishment for violating our nation’s most fundamental value: free expression, guaranteed in the Constitution 1st ...

Public health imperiled to aid dying U.S. coal industry

It’s hard to believe anyone would propose actions that would release more mercury into the environment. But nothing the Trump administration does surprises me anymore, especially when it comes to polluting our air and water. On Dec. 28, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency ...

Bible digest

“He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.” (Psalms 107:20 AKJV) God’s Word can bring healing to your broken heart. Read it. Believe it.

Dear Annie: No thank-you

Dear Annie: Is it considered old-fashioned to send an actual thank-you by mail these days? We attended the wedding of a relative last summer — the second wedding for both the bride and the groom. They had a big church wedding and a fancy reception. Many friends and relatives were there to ...