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Opinion

Recycling centers

Letters to the editor

MICHAEL MODAY Williamsport Closing the centers is creating a bad situation for people who want to recycle. I don’t understand the logic in this. Now people will contribute to the landfill, which I believe is closed too. (Editor’s Note: Recycling drop off centers in Lycoming and ...

May you all stay safe

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BENJAMIN DELP Watsontown I would like too say fear not for my God is with you during this time. Remember it’s not the end. God has a purpose for your life. He wants you to draw closer to him during this time and to trust in him and rebuke the devil. So please keep in contact with your ...

Teaching

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CRAIG GALLIGHER Williamsport Since everybody needs to stay home due to the virus scare, parents should make good use of this time. Teach them stuff they don’t learn in school. For example changing a tire on a car, cooking, sewing and for the boys how to build something out of wood ...

Make the most of your time at home

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If you’ve suddenly found yourself and your children stuck at home, cooking can be a healthy way to spend time together. Gathering together in the kitchen to cook and then enjoying a meal together has many benefits. It’s an opportunity for parents to be healthy role models by creating a ...

No question: America’s dangerous dependence on China must change

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The coronavirus epidemic that's crashing the U.S. economy, putting lives at risk and derailing our entire way of life should serve as a wake-up call that the U.S. government must stop being reliant on China and other foreign nations for prescription drugs, medical supplies or any supply chain ...

Politics, medicine and the virus

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As we sit here in Haifa, Israel, on an extended vacation thanks to the Coronavirus, one cannot help but spend a lot of time listening to the politicians, scientists, and the press in general. Probably the best comment I heard was from an Israeli politician who, after hearing a briefing about ...

Recommendations on opening up

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Dear Annie: I understand what “Unable To Open Up” is saying. I was never able to communicate with my parents. It carried over into my marriage and caused problems. My suggestion is for him to write down his thoughts and feelings before he meets with the counselor. I have found that I ...

Elderberry syrup and allergy

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old male who lives in Louisiana. I have suffered seasonal allergies all my life. They seem to be present almost year-round as I get older. I have tried every over-the-counter medication I can find and some prescription medications, with ...

Bible Digest

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“Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20 AKJV) Sin will mess up values and virtues. We need a return to God.

Congress is responding to COVID-19 in a big way

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Whenever I am asked about what Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District is like, I always respond with what I firmly know from meeting so many constituents – that is that the folks in central and northeastern Pennsylvania are the most intelligent, hardworking, and thoughtful people you ...

Beware of scams amid virus

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www.PUC.pa.gov In this time of heightened stress, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) reminds consumers to remain vigilant when discussing energy supply service with telemarketers, particularly if the contact was unsolicited. Additionally, consumers are encouraged to be on ...

Dear Annie: Being comfortable is vital

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Dear Annie: Please help me with a problem I’m having at home. I’m a 15-year-old girl still living at home, and my mother is insisting that I go to her OB-GYN doctor, who is a man. She has already made an appointment for a few months from now. I am a very modest person and have never had ...

To Your Good Health: After prostate removal, where does PSA come from?

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Some 20 years ago, as I was turning 50, a biopsy confirmed prostate cancer. I elected to deal with that through surgery, a radical perineal prostatectomy. For the following 10 years, follow-up blood tests came back showing PSA at “less than 0.1,” which ...

Bible Digest

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“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness: according to the multitude of your tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” (Psalms 51:1-2 AKJV) The Lord will hear this kind of praying. We must confess and repent.

Are we overreacting?

Letters to the editor

MARION JACOBSEN Lewisburg I hear people ask, are we overreacting? I was a shutdown skeptic when this started, but I’m not a skeptic any longer. More than 7,000 people die every day in the United States, including more than 100 per day from flu during flu season, more than 100 from ...

Applause, Applause!

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Susque-View Home Appreciation During these difficult times, the residents and staff of Susque-View Home would like to THANK Terry and Carmen Banfill for replacing the American Flag, Steve Poorman for donating flowers for each resident, Marlene Snyder and Heather Coleman and her helpers, Laura ...

We will get through this

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We Americans are renowned for our compassionate generosity. When we learn of a need, we rush to fill it. It is time to double-down on that attitude of helping others. Throughout the nation, tens of thousands of nonprofit organizations — some big national ones, others strictly local — ...

President Trump, Congress handing out money

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CONSTANCE WHITE Lock Haven I see that President Trump and Congress are going to hand out money. How is this going to impact Social Security disability, welfare and SNAP recipients and payments? It will mean higher income for those of us who are eligible for this aid. I do my budget ...

Dear Annie: Report caregiver misconduct and abuse

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Dear Annie: I am a senior woman. Recently, my husband, our adult son and my caregiver have been bullying me. It began when I witnessed inappropriate behavior between the caregiver and my husband. When I confronted my husband about it, he denied the obvious transgressions and instead verbally ...

Trust

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THOMAS HOGENCAMP Williamsport Sometimes we weather our storms by what we reason that things should be done, either by experience or our own judgement. How many times do we really use the wisdom of God (His Word) to the full measure of what is was originally made for. This guide was made ...