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“Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.” (Proverbs 15:16 AKJV) There is more to life than just things. When we have the Lord we have all we need.

Report: No adverse impact from gas drilling on Pa. forests, other land

www.srbc.net Another in a series of reports on water quality done based on results from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network shows again streams in watersheds affected by natural gas drilling on State Forest and other land show no adverse impact ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have an abusive mother, and for many years I put myself in her path. Any time I opened up to someone about her behavior, I heard, “But she’s your mum,” or “She means well,” or “You only have one mother,” much like the letter writer “Chosen Family.” All that ...

To Your Good Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Frequently, after eating and most often after dinner, I begin to sneeze. The sneezing goes on up to 10 times. It doesn’t seem to matter what I eat or where I am. My husband calls the episodes “sneezures,” and we found that if he tickles me, I start ...

Bible digest

“Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.” (Psalms 112:1-2 AKJV) It’s a blessing to trust the Lord.

What Trump’s asylum ban will mean for those at the border

By SARAH F. ROGERSON The Trump administration’s latest restrictive immigration policy, known as the asylum ban, was recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ban effectively ends asylum relief for the vast majority of refugees seeking it at the U.S.-Mexico border. It prevents ...

Why a plan to lower prescription drug prices should not be piecemeal

By MINAL PATEL Demand for prescription medications in the U.S. is at an all time high, given that 50% of adults have at least one chronic condition, and 25% have two or more. Sixty percent of the population, and 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have taken at least one prescription medication in ...

Bible Digest

“You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stayed not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:44 AKJV) When you ...

The rest of the story on guns and God-given rights

FRED BUCHEIT Mill Hall As Paul Harvey used to say "and now, the rest of the story." Columnist Rich Lowery uses some pretty twisted logic to conclude that gun ownership is a God-given right. I've never seen in my 75 years any reference in any political or religious document that ...

Dear Annie: Bailing out is a short-term solution

Dear Annie: I would like to tell “Distressed About Departing Dependent” to think about how she can best parent her adult child before caving and giving her money. At age 19, I married a man who spent any money we had and more. My parents didn’t want to support his spending habits so they ...

Choose the right fish to avoid eating too much mercury

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I love fish, but I am worried about mercury. I read that one could get too much mercury by eating too much fish. I can find no reference to mercury on the packaging. I also like to finish a package before going on to something else. By eating fish three or ...

Are you stressed out?

By Glenn Mollette The American Psychological Association reports Americans are stressed about money. Stress about money and finances appears to have a significant impact on Americans’ lives according to the Association. Nearly three quarters (72 percent) of adults report feeling ...

We’re increasingly bombarded with choices – and it’s stressing us out

By THOMAS SALTSMAN Log onto Netflix, and you’ll be presented with a menu of nearly 6,000 titles. Create an OkCupid account, and you’ll have the chance to connect with 5 million other active users. Search for a new toothbrush on Amazon, and you’ll be bombarded with over 20,000 options, ...

Rated ‘T’ for teens The pros and cons of technology

By TAYLOR SHAFFER For The Express Technology is one of the largest advancements in history. Thanks to it, now we can message people and get answers in seconds. We can also see what’s going on in the world immediately, and we have the world at our fingertips. We can also study medicine and ...

Dear Annie: Mind your what?

Dear Annie: I know that I was raised in the Stone Age. But some of the things I remember sure would be nice additions to today’s society. They’re called manners. I recall my mother saying, “Mind your manners.” Whenever she said that, I knew right then that what I was doing was ...

To Your Good Health: An expert’s help with hearing aid is critical

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: What can help a senior citizen with profound hearing loss? Many audiologists say a hearing aid can definitely help, but it seems it never happens. Mild and moderate hearing loss do well with amplification, but severe and profound are a different ballgame. ...

Bible digest

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32 AKJV) The Bible is truth. Jesus is truth. Trust God and be set free.

Human trafficking is slavery, and it’s happening here in Pennsylvania

By ERIC FAILING The history books tell us that slavery officially ended in the United States on Dec. 6, 1865, when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. However, the prevalence of human trafficking cases across the country tells us that slavery lives on. In fact, the U.S. ...

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, ...