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 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    November 14, 2019 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

It's been a wild and wacky life. I've had the opportunity to work at many different places doing many different things. One thing that I've learned is that each job requires specific knowledge...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 21:27-31 St. John 16:1-7 St. John 16:8-15 Romans 9:1-5 Romans 9:6-13 St. Luke 23:13-18 Acts 7:51-59 The plan to absolve Paul of false accusations backfired. His Nazarite vow b...

 

Po's Peek at the Past By Dave Potchak

Throughout our lives, we meet all kinds of people; and that fact alone makes life interesting. After all, the world would be a pretty boring place if all of us were identical in what we think, say,...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

God intends for us to be overcomers. And, he gives us the means to overcome. Dr. Jeremiah uses the armor of God from Ephesians 6 to explain how God equips us to overcome in this life. He also uses...

 

Speed Cameras are for Revenue, Not Safety

To the Editor: In reference to the story “Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot To Be Implemented in Pa.,” on Page B-7 of the Nov. 7, 2019, edition of the Herald, speed cameras in work zones are for revenue. If not, then why do we not do th...

 

Thank you.

As many of you know, Karen and I suffered a loss on Sunday, Nov. 10, when the Martinsburg laundromat caught fire. The damage to the property was significant but no one was hurt. As I stood there on th... Full story

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

Between the 1860s and 1930s, poor and orphaned children were sent to Canada as British Home Children. More than 118,000 were sent from England to Canada with the theory that they would receive...

 

All for One?

E pluribus unum. Even if you never studied Latin, that fairly simple phrase is probably very familiar. You may have only a passing interest in American history, but those words surely stand out. As...

 

Other Voices

By CHRIS SAINATO Pa. State Representative (D-Lawrence County) Our state is deep in a crisis that jeopardizes the safety of every Pennsylvanian. I do not make this claim lightly. It is a fact I have encountered each day of my nine years as Democratic...

 

Legislators Need to Put the Money Where the Boots Are

By BILL CHAIN For the Bay Journal News Service Pennsylvania’s final watershed implementation plan to clean up the state’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and meet its commitments under the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint by 2025 is under...

 

Lines by Lee

It's beginning to look a lot like...Election Day. While some local elections just concluded the election I am talking about what takes place in one year. It is hard to believe but the countdown to...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 21:17-26 Galatians 4:4-11 Romans 4:1-4 Romans 4:5-12 Romans 4:13-19 Romans 4:20-15:2 I Corinthians 9:19-23 Paul has arrived at Jerusalem at long last. His first days were...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

You've heard the expression "opening a can of worms." It indicates that what you are about to do is going to be more complicated than it would appear. Sharing faith experiences can be a little like th...

 

The Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 21:1-9 Acts 21:10-16 Acts 9:10-17 Acts 11:25-29 St. John 13:31-38 St. Luke 22:27-34 Acts 1:7-11 Indeed the journey continues, but we have now moved on to Acts Chapter 21. The...

 

We Need Ways to Hold Presidents Accountable

By LEE H. HAMILTON “I ask how and why this decision was reached,” Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said in the Senate recently. He was calling for an investigation into President Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria. “Was there no chance for...

 

Local Elections are Important. Your Vote Matters

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton received 65,853,514 votes to Donald Trump’s 62,984,828. Clinton garnered 2,868,686 votes more than Trump, but still lost the presidency due to the electoral vote of 304...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

Broken Bone China By Laura Childs Theodosia Browning owns the Indigo Tea Shop in Charleston, South Carolina. She is assisted by Drayton, Haley, and Miss Dimple. Drayton is a master of teas. He...

 

Old Friends and Memories of First Grade

Make new friends, keep the old. The one is silver, the other is gold. How many times did you hear that growing up? I have tried to find the author, but no one seems to know. Most of us follow that...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

The sub-title of "Capital Gaines" is Smart things I learned doing stupid stuff. Chip Gaines of Fixer Upper and Magnolia Market wrote about the path he has followed since leaving school. Chip decided...

 

Farm Resource Guide for Veterans Released

With the average age of a U.S. farmer at nearly 60 years, and millions of acres expected to change hands over the next few years, many Americans are thinking about who the next generation of producers will be. Veterans could step in to fill the...

 

Letters to the Editor

DIANE NELSON FOR BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF To the Editor: My name is Erik Whisker and I am a former Republican candidate for Bedford County Sheriff. For several years I worked to prepare for the 2019 Bedford County election to meet people, re-establish...

 

Lines by Lee

Around my house rarely does a day go by without some mention of practice. Whether it is basketball or baseball, musical or play practice, worship team or something else, on any given night at least...

 

Thought for the Week

As we conclude Acts Chapter 20, Paul is reminding the elders from Ephesus of his ministry. To some, it might sound like he is boasting but that is not so. He says he spent three years with them. He...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

Burden of Proof By DiAnn Mills April Ramos was an FBI agent who specialized in negotiations. She was usually successful in her negotiations but she failed to talk Benson from jumping off a roof. She w...

 

Get Big or Get Out, a Redux

By BRIAN DEPEW Executive Director Center for Rural Affairs Asked about the plight of dairy farmers in Wisconsin, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said, “[The] big get bigger and small go out and that’s kind of what we’ve seen here ......

 

Desperate to 'IMPEACH 45!'

"Most time[s] a man will tell you his bad intentions if you listen, let yourself hear." – Charles T. Postelwaite (Kevin Costner), Open Range Within seconds of Comrade Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

*A Word Of Warning: The following article was written with my evening brain, and my afternoon brain, which are vastly different than my morning brain. My morning brain has sharp concise,...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 20:26-31 Acts 20:13-25 Acts 20:25-27 Acts 20:29-38 St. Matthew 7:15-20 St. Matthew 7:21-23 II Peter 2:1-5 As I said in my last week's "Thought," "It is not realistic to love...

 

Letters to the Editor Regarding Candidates in Nov. 5 election

BRUCE ERB FOR BLAIR COUNTY COMMISSIONER To the Editor: On Election Day, Blair County residents will elect county commissioners and voters will have the opportunity to vote for two candidates. I am asking you to join me in voting for Bruce Erb as one...

 

Po's Peek at the Past By .........By Dave Potchak

As I think back over the many incidents that took place in the education field during my tenure, I'm reminded of the following: The awards assembly Once during the middle-school achievement awards...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

A Secret to Die For By Lisa Harris Grace Callahan was reading a book in bed when she heard an intruder in her house. She was able to escape out the bedroom window with her phone and called 911. The in...

 

National Newspaper Week. Keep Community Newspapers Viable

How do you get your news? This week we celebrate National Newspaper Week in which we recognize the valuable service and important role newspapers play in our daily lives. For more than 300 years, countless words have been printed and delivered to...

 

Lines by Lee

I have written about and enjoyed God’s amazing grace for a long time. I can’t think of a bigger concept and fact in life. God loves me and demonstrated His grace through Jesus’ death and resurre...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 20:13-21 Acts 20:22-28 Acts 20:25-27 Acts 20:29-38 Ezekiel 3:17-21 Ezekiel 33:1-9 II Corinthians 5:7-10 & Revelation 20-11-15 The farewell to those loved ones from Ephesus...

 

We Are the Foundation of Real News

Local news starts with us. Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for over 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the internet, to smartphone applications and social media outlets, no...

 

Keep DHS Centers Open

By Minerva Gordon, Secretary of ACE, Parents of residents of Ebensburg Center I would like to respond to the Pennsylvania Department Of Human Services’ three-year plan to close two state centers and transition the residents to community living,...

 

Electric Vehicles Viable in Rural America

By LUCAS NELSEN, Policy Associate, The Center for Rural Affairs Advancement in technology has made electric vehicles a viable option for rural residents, allowing for longer travel ranges and faster charging time. But charging infrastructure is...

 

Libraries Change Lives

By CORTNEY GENISMORE Roaring Spring Community Library The Roaring Spring Community Library in many ways touches lives in our community. We serve as a hub offering public access computers, fax service, photocopying, and government information...

 

Ink Splatters

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher Every now and then, I get an invitation to talk to a local civic group or club. I’m always happy to do so. (And if you’d like me to speak to your group, just call 793-2144 and ask.) At a recent outing, I was...

 

The Time Has Come

Benjamin Franklin was quite a character. He was a statesman, a writer, a ladies' man, an inventor, and a word thief. You may remember old Ben's famous quote, "..in this world nothing can be said to...

 

We Are the Foundation of Real News

By BRAD SIMPSON President Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Local news starts with us. Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for over 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the...

 

A Close Call. Was that Text Important?

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer According to the Center for Disease Control, nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured each day due to distracted driving. Last Wednesday I was a split second from becoming part of those statistics. I was driving...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Laura Burke has earned my vote for county commissioner. As a former county employee and local attorney, Laura has experience working with various county offices and is familiar with what goes on in our courthouse. Laura knows what...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Math is not my favorite subject. I cannot even begin to describe my dislike for it. Try as I might, I was never able to grasp the concept of algebra. Every other kid in my class seemed to get the...

 

Thought for the Week

We have been thinking about Paul’s journey to Jerusalem. He had originally intended to get there in time to celebrate Passover (Resurrection) but had been delayed. The new target date is Pentecost....

 

Why the Library Is an Important Place

As librarians, we know the value of our community services, and our patrons appreciate their importance as well. But in an increasingly digital world, we see the role of libraries as community and cultural centers at times undervalued, and...

 

The Mueller Report, Part II

It feels so "yesterday" to be writing about the Mueller Report. Seriously, when is the last time you've heard a Democrat, or any of their sock puppets in the news media, mention Mueller? These people...

 

Are you a Covite?

Facebook is one of the biggest time-wasters ever invented. I have spent hours on this Mark Zuckerberg creation with groups like "Streetcat Bob," "I Just Love to Decorate," "Show Me Your Plants," and...

 

Lines by Lee

So there I was. It was a beautiful late summer evening and my son and I were on our way to the first high school football game which was about an hour away. He was driving since he has his permit and...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 20:7-9 Acts 20:10-12 Ezra 3:10-11 Ezra 8:21-23 Nehemiah 8:1-3 Nehemiah 9:3 & 26-27 II Chronicles 7:12-22 I think I would like to compare some of what happened in the New Te...

 

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