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“The LORD has done great things for us; whereof we are glad.” (Psalms 126:3 AKJV) God is good. Be sure to thank Him for all He has done and is doing.

Rated T for Teens: My favorite things about November!

November is full of exciting things. I love all of them. Veterans Day is a sign of respect, Thanksgiving has been a tradition passed from generation to generation, and my favorite thing, Nov. 1 is the start of Christmas! I’m kidding about Christmas, but a lot of stores start celebrating ...

An explanation of the victims’ rights amendment question on today’s ballot

Prior to today’s general election, a number of constituents have asked me about the proposed Marsy’s Law Crime Victims’ Rights Amendment question that is on the ballot. In response to these questions, I put together a summary of the how the proposal came to be on the ballot, the proposed ...

‘800-799-7233’

Dear Readers: I am printing these two letters together to remind anyone who is in an abusive relationship to leave as soon as possible. Take yourself, your children and pets with you. There are many resources available for you. Dear Annie: Thank you for telling Depressed and Confused to ...

Vitamin D3 is usually well-absorbed by the body

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 60 years old and generally healthy, but my vitamin D is low (below 20). I took 50,000 IU of vitamin D2 for six weeks, then 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily for the past two years. Recently, I started magnesium glycinate, because I read in a journal that ...

Bible Digest

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 AKJV) Jesus is the only One who can save us from Hell to eternal life in Heaven. Are you trusting Him?

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, ...

This is what Marsy’s Law seeks to do

By JENNIFER STORM This Tuesday, Nov. 5, Pennsylvania voters have the opportunity to determine a measure that would ensure no crime victim in our state is ever denied their own rights without recourse. There has been a lot of discussion, as of late, about victims’ rights and the rights of ...

Dear Annie: Concerned for cat and ‘depressed and confused’

Dear Readers: A great many of you wrote in expressing concern for Whiskers and her owner. Your letters bring up a number of insightful points about the correlation between animal abuse and spousal and child abuse. All of you warned that Tom’s behavior should serve as a red flag that he could ...

Bible Digest

“Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” (Psalms 124:8 AKJV) It’s great to know that the Creator of all will help us. Amen!

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended my 90th birthday party on Oct. 13 at Haywood’s on the Green. It was a wonderful time and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of ...

Climate change: Coming to a local theatre near you!

By Karen Elias While wildfires rage in California and hurricanes cause major flooding in Texas, we may feel — here in NE Pennsylvania — that we’re protected from the effects of climate change. The truth is that, though the effects may be more subtle here, they’re still real. The ...

Dear Annie: ‘Stupid is as stupid does’

By Annie Lane Dear Annie: My husband and I went to dinner with his sister and her husband, who live in another state. We are all in our 70s. We have never been “family” close. We have children and grandchildren; they do not. We have pets; they do not. We run in different social circles. ...

Bible Digest

“Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth.” (John 17:17 AKJV) Are you looking for the truth? Read your Bible. “Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” (Acts 3:19 ...

Taxpayers should be on the lookout for new scam

www.IRS.gov Taxpayers should be on the lookout for new variations of tax-related scams. In the latest twist on a scam related to Social Security numbers, scammers claim to be able to suspend or cancel the victim’s SSN. It’s yet another attempt by con artists to frighten people into ...

Dear Annie: Thanks, but no thanks

Dear Annie: I always enjoy sharing my baked goods and also my soups with my neighbors. Some will return the favor by making items for me. I never expect them to reciprocate, though I know I always try to reciprocate when people do things for me. I’m writing to you because now someone is ...

Soothing the symptoms of hemorrhoids

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Any suggestions for hemorrhoids? — D.K. ANSWER: Hemorrhoids are normal veins located in the lower rectum. They are only a problem when they get dilated. Internal hemorrhoidal veins have no pain fibers and are therefore painless, but external ...

Bible Digest

“Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.” (Psalms 119:142 AKJV) God is holy and He provides stability in an unstable world. You can count on Him.