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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 ...

Dear Annie: Competition in yoga class

Dear Annie: For the past four years, I have taken a yoga class at our local senior center. I am there to work on my physical self, as well as to learn a new way of exercising, and I have enjoyed yoga a great deal. However, I have found that there is a level of competitiveness among a few women ...

Dear Annie: Too Late for a House?

Dear Annie: Usually active and energetic, I will be turning 80 in the spring. How I dread that birthday! Once my favorite season, spring now haunts me. A fine artist, a painter, I still have dreams of finding a house to buy — one where I could hang my paintings and invite people in to see ...

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 ...

Candidates’ plans to tax the rich

By BEVERLY MORAN Several Democratic lawmakers and presidential candidates are proposing taxes on the richest Americans as a way to reduce income and wealth inequality. But while they agree that the wealthiest need to contribute more to the government’s coffers, they disagree over the ...

Bible digest

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 AKJV) The Lord wants you to come to Him in repentance so that He can save you from Hell. ...

Dear Annie: Feeling listless

Dear Annie: I enjoy my job, but I’m not satisfied. I’m not sure what I’m missing, though. I think I’m just daydreaming about an ideal job that probably doesn’t exist. But I don’t know how to reconcile that. I don’t want to be at my current job longer than another year or two. But ...

Hazardous to your health?

By JOAN GRZYBOWSKI With more than 30 years of experience in family medicine under my belt — I started my career as a physician assistant before becoming a practicing physician — my training as a physician was living proof of the old adage, “you don’t know what you don’t ...

Bible digest

“Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” (Psalms 119:105 AKJV) You don’t have to walk in darkness and confusion. Read your Bible and see the light.

Dear Annie: Aging mother causing strife

Dear Annie: My family is dealing with an aging mother. Since my father died, she has moved often. Every place she moves to eventually has some issue, and she starts complaining. Soon she is driving me crazy about whatever it is. Even after the problem is solved, she’ll find something else to ...

Bible digest

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour:” (1 Peter 5:8 AKJV) The devil and his lies are out to destroy us. We must draw close to the Lord and His Word.

Dear Annie: When preferences become an obsession

Dear Annie: I am in my mid-60s and retired, as is my husband. We have family scattered around the country and travel quite a bit. It has become quite obvious that our kids’ generation is totally consumed with a certain famous coffee brand. I like to refer to it as “Fancypants Coffee.” ...

Both sides are wrong about the border crisis

By JONAH GOLDBERG When President Trump shut down the government in an attempt to force Congress to fund a border wall, Democrats and liberal journalists -- including many mainstream reporters — responded by insisting there was no crisis. "I'm from the border, there's no crisis there," Rep. ...

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: Temporarily cutting off a family member

Dear Annie: I recently went no-contact with my father. We had a tumultuous relationship when I was growing up because of his struggle with mental illness. Before going no-contact with him, every phone call caused me intense anxiety and triggered symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. My ...

New Gardasil vaccine covers additional strains of HPV

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My daughter got the Gardasil shot when she was 16 years old. Now there is a new, more effective vaccine — Gardasil 9. Is it advisable to get another vaccine? Also, if a young girl has had sexual relations, is it too late to get the vaccine? — ...