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Choosing the road less travelled

By ROB WONDERLING I have traveled many roads throughout our Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania offers plenty of scenic routes with stunning vistas, historic villages, and modern cities and towns. Pennsylvania roads, much like our own lives, offers plenty of twists and turns. ...

Bible digest

“And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 AKJV) Trust God. He will give you the strength you need.

Dear Annie: Family member makes it all about him

Dear Annie: At the family gatherings on my spouse’s side, my brother-in-law “Albert” wants to loudly dominate any conversation by either talking about his life or showing his “great” knowledge and opinions on other subjects. He rarely inquires about how anyone else is or shows much ...

In Harrisburg

State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-76), 570-748-5480; 18 E. Main St., Suite 2, Lock Haven. State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 140 West High Street, Bellefonte, Pa., 16823, phone: 814-355-1300; 1-888-285-6313. Email: kbenning@pahousegop.com. State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), Penn Hills ...

Clinton County Economic Partnership

212 N. Jay St. / P.O. Box 506, Lock Haven, Pa., 17745 570-748-5782 www.clintoncountyinfo.com Michael Flanagan, President and CEO ceo@clintoncountyinfo.com Julie Brennan, Chamber/Tourism Director tourismdirector@clintoncountyinfo.com April Henry-Bittner, Leadership ...

Bible digest

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14 AKJV) This was written 700 years before the birth of Jesus.

The destruction of U.S. farmers?

Not long ago, agriculture was a crown jewel of America's export economy. Then President Trump happened. He launched his "easy-to-win" trade wars, and our trading partners hit back right where the farm belt hurts. Soybeans have been our biggest farm export and China their biggest foreign ...

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

“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.” (Isaiah 6:1 AKJV) God is still on the throne no matter what else is happening.

Dear Annie: A gift wasted?

Dear Annie: Without trying to sound arrogant, I am smarter than the average bear. Not quite a genius but certainly up there. I won all kinds of academic awards in school and hold three degrees. But my problem is this: I am now 48, the mother of two children with special needs. I have spent ...

The triumph of Tyler Trent: What happened to our priorities?

The Indianapolis Star newspaper (and many other national publications) ran a touching obituary for Tyler Trent, a 20-year-old Purdue University student and devoted Boilermaker football fan who lost his battle with bone cancer on Tuesday. Tyler grew up in Carmel, Indiana, and had dreams of ...

Words fail a writer

Dear Annie: I am a published author and have been struggling to write my next book. I’ve written a handful of adult-oriented fictional books. My most recent published book came out almost five years ago. I’ve tried several times to start the next book, but I haven’t been able to get any ...

Diet soda not a magic bullet for weight loss

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My family members drink mega amounts of diet pop, including the kids, ranging from age 3 to age 10. All the adults have serious weight problems. They say they have to drink something besides water. What comments do you have? — A.H. ANSWER: There ...

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, ...

The shutdown

By SCOTT RASMUSSEN In official Washington and the nation's political media world, the partial shutdown of the federal government is a crisis dominating the arrival of a new Congress this week. That perception is certainly understandable when you consider what a company town Washington, ...

Bible digest

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.” (Psalms 51:17 AKJV) God can heal broken and repentant hearts. Give your hurts to the Lord.

Dear Annie: When I don’t respond to texts right away

Dear Annie: Recently, a friend confronted me about something that I didn’t think was a big deal: Sometimes I forget to respond to texts for a while, and then I reply and say that I just saw the message. Technically, most of the time, it’s a lie; I did see the message, and I just got ...

To Your Good Health: Seasonal affective disorder may respond to light therapy

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Would you write about seasonal affective disorder to help so many others who may be suffering with this, but don’t even know it? I was diagnosed with clinical depression following a move from Southern California to Central Wisconsin. I took medication ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The residents (Ethel, Nettie, Gail, Dorothy, Nancy, Donna, Betty, Jackie, Gloria and Sylvia) of Heartland Retirement Personal Care Home THANK those who brightened the ...