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Dear Annie: Birthday wish is for RSVPs

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Dear Annie: Please remind your readers how important it is to RSVP. My 6-year-old granddaughter was so excited about her birthday party and having her friends come over. My daughter sent invitations with instructions to RSVP. My granddaughter’s best friend’s mom said she would come but ...

Bible Digest

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“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27 AKJV) Our problems are not so much outside of us as they are inside of us. Jesus will give you peace.

A reminder

Letters to the editor

IRV HOY Howard I am writing to remind everyone how important it is to VOTE on Nov. 5 and to do your homework on all of the candidates. My vote for Centre County Commissioner is definitely going to Chris Exarchos. We need someone who has the ability and experience to handle a huge $80 plus ...

Applause, applause!

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Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. To the person that found my wallet in the Shirk Addtional Lane area on Oct. 11, THANK YOU very very much. — Kathryn Shipley Ross Library Book Giveaway - The Annie ...

Jeremy Breon for Centre County prothonotary

Letters to the editor

HELEN STOLINAS Bellefonte I am writing to encourage the citizens of Centre County to vote for Jeremy Breon for Prothonotary of Centre County. As an attorney, I know how important it is to have a knowledgeable and experienced individual serving as Prothonotary. Jeremy has worked in the ...

The levee: A fight for our community

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By DOC SWEITZER On the 25th anniversary of the building of the dike levee protecing Lock Haven, I wanted to talk about the role my brother, Charlie Ryan, played in the building of the levee. Charlie worked at The Lock Haven Express. He began washing windows and worked his way up to be ...

Socialism

Letters to the editor

CHARLES ARDELL Williamsport If the Democrats win the 2020 election it sounds like the government is going to do everything for us. We will end up like my two cats. All we will have to do is eat, sleep and doo-doo. A little humor never hurt anybody.

Dear Annie: Adding an appetizer, subtracting a slight

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Dear Annie: I live in the Midwest. My husband and I have a good friend who dines with us quite often, usually once or twice a week, as well as on holidays. She is a longtime friend. The problem is this: She never brings anything with her when asked to dinner. She never asks us to her place for ...

Non-profits shouldn’t have to pick up the slack

Letters to the editor

KEOECYHI ANYATONWU York Pennsylvania is an old state. When I read the article, “Rising prescription drug prices leave seniors struggling,” my first thoughts went to Pennsylvania’s senior population. The Penn State Data Center ranks it fifth among states by the number of citizens ages ...

Aromatase inhibitor may speed decline of bone density

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By KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 72-year-old woman, still working, and I stay very active by walking and lifting weights in the gym. I have been taking anastrozole for breast cancer, and my bone density has decreased over the past five years, with a T-score in my hips of -1.5 and ...

Should medical marijuana be legal?

Letters to the editor

MAKAYLA ROTHROCK Williamsport I support medical marijuana use. There are multiple reasons. I believe it can be a safe and effective way to treat symptoms of cancer, scoliosis pain, glaucoma, epilepsy and many other conditions, and it can be an aid for mental illness which is at an ...

Time to change vehicle emissions testing mandate in Pennsylvania

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By KIM WARD Millions of Pennsylvanians are paying for an outdated vehicle emissions testing program in counties that already meet federal air quality standards. As chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee, I believe the time to change that is long ...

Congrats to new veterans affairs director and thanks to Bill Bechdel

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We want to offer, on behalf of our readers, advertisers and the entire community, a congratulations to Jennifer Hagaman, Clinton County’s new diretor of veterans affairs. At the same time, we want to offer our thanks to former Veterans Affairs Director Bill Bechdel for his tremendous hard ...

The public option’s threat to rural Pennsylvania hospitals

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By THOMAS ST. HILAIRE As Democratic presidential candidates focus intently on health care, it is important that rural Pennsylvanians are aware of the specific impacts that any shift to Medicare for all, a “public option” system, or other significantly expanded government role in health ...

Dear Annie: Is this real love?

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Dear Annie: I read your column almost every morning, and I’d love to hear your advice on my situation. I am 20 years old. I’ll be turning 21 this December. (Yippee!) My first real boyfriend and I have been off and on the last six years. Even at our young age, we used drugs, but both have ...

Bible digest

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“I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night comes, when no man can work.” (John 9:4 AKJV) Do what you can while you can. You may not have tomorrow.

Facebook needs to face the facts when it comes to criminal behavior

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By Diane Dimond Say you invented something that became so popular more than a billion people around the globe used it. Wow! You'd be famous worldwide and one of the richest people on earth. But then, say you discovered some of your customers were criminals using your product in nefarious ...

We the People

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First Quality’s Kambiz Damaghi likes to use the word “humble” a lot to describe himself and his family when he speaks here before the business community. There was no exception to that before a sold-out crowd Tuesday night at the Clinton County Economic Partnership’s annual dinner on ...