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Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

By BRENT LANDAU This Sunday, April 21, Christians will celebrate Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year. The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first ...

Bible digest

“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” (1 John 3:18 AKJV) Love should be spoken and put into action.

Dear Annie: Siblings split on mother’s health care

Dear Annie: My three siblings and I are in a terrible situation right now over our 88-year-old mother. When she first moved into her seniors residence almost a year ago, one of the papers that we were asked to fill out was a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) form. We didn’t think it was a good time to ...

Incivility and its discontents!

Love and marriage, as the old ditty has it, may not always go together, but incivility and polarization sure go hand in hand in contemporary American politics. It’s virtually impossible to separate them. More importantly it has led to chronic dysfunctionality in government. Recently, in ...

Bible digest

“He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8 AKJV) Jesus came to destroy evil. He is holy and can never be less than holy.

Dear Annie: Shark on the hunt

Dear Annie: My husband has a friend, “Ralph,” who is half his age and was recently married. Ralph’s wife, “Katherine,” is always texting my husband, and not me, to make plans to go out to eat. I have asked my husband several times to text Ralph back instead of his wife, but he has ...

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

“He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.” (Proverbs 28:27 AKJV) Don’t forget the poor.

Dear Annie: Differing perspectives on the college admissions scandal

Dear Annie: My best friend and I agree on almost everything, but something has come up that has caused us to argue, and we decided to turn to you for advice. We both have children who are in their first year of high school, and when they graduate they want to go to college. Our argument has ...

Eradicating robocalls once and for all

Say, here's an idea for something Congress can do while it anxiously awaits release of the Mueller report. How about doing something to directly -- and positively — help countless millions of Americans every single day? Stop all those damn robocalls that plague us once and for all! No one ...

Nuptials create conflict

Dear Annie: I am feeling so conflicted. My niece, “Melanie,” is getting married in June. Melanie is paying for her own wedding, with a little from her mom. She’s 31 now and was 5 when her parents (my brother and his wife) divorced. Long story short, things are acrimonious between ...

The search is on for cause of man’s mild anemia

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 73-year-old male. My recent bloodwork showed a mild anemia. My doctor ordered a second blood test and a cancer screening kit. The anemia was stable, and the screening was normal with no microscopic blood detected. He is not sure why my bloodwork ...

Wall Street favors one kind of socialism

By ROBERT REICH JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon took aim at socialism in his annual letter to shareholders, distributed last week, warning that it would be "a disaster for our country," because it produces "stagnation, corruption and often worse." Dimon should know. He was at the helm when ...

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: In need of assessment

Dear Annie: My oldest sister has five grown children. Four live out of town, and one lives with his mother. My sister has never been able to stand up for herself very well. The out-of-town children have been trying to get her money. They have even somehow made the court send her a letter to ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A big THANK YOU to the gracious lady who paid for my order at Dunkin Donuts last week. They were delivered to the great crew making candy Easter eggs at Salona/Mt. ...

Laws are chipping away at democracy around the world

By CHRYSTIE FLOURNOY Democracy seemed ascendant after the rivalry between communist and democratic states subsided in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991. As elected governments replaced many toppled totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, the number of democracies rose. Yet ...

The Daily Epitomist

By LOU BERNARD There have been a lot of newspapers in the area, over the last couple of hundred years. The Express itself began in 1889. The Clinton Democrat and the Clinton Republican were from an age when publishers didn’t hide their political leanings as much, and there was even a Clinton ...

4-H opportunities in Renovo

By KIRSTEN DUBBS The 4-H Program ha been providing positive youth development opportunities to Clinton County residents for decades. But did you know that 4-H is now serving the Renovo area? Penn State Extension in Clinton County has partnered with the Friends of Heritage Park in Renovo ...

Love your library every week!

By TAMMY GARRISON National Library Week was this week and that gives us a chance to discuss what’s so great about libraries! This list only contains ten things, but it could easily number a hundred. Libraries are a living, breathing, vital place in our communities and they are not going ...