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 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    March 21, 2019 

Hoaxes and Trump Derangement Syndrome

Fake hate crimes, committed by fake Trump supporters, began to roll in as soon as the election results were in. And they haven't stopped. On Nov. 10, 2016, a Muslim University of Louisiana student...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

FLY GIRLS By Keith O'Brien Between the World Wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multi-day events, and cities vied with one another...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thanks to God’s guidance, this is the 45th year for our canning project. Though God’s grace and the love shown by so many people in central Pennsylvania, we still help to feed those who are hungry. We canned 34,000 pounds of...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I agree with comments such as those made by Mr. William J. Kirsch of Roaring Spring in the March 14th edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald concerning the need for the United States of America to take control of its southern border....

 

Other Voices

Author’s Note: On Thursday, March 14, I joined a bipartisan majority in the United States Senate in voting to terminate the president's national emergency declaration. I explained my thinking on the vote in this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    March 21, 2019 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip –he who watches over you will not slumber; in...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul has been stoned to death in Lystra. Is that the "wind-up" of the story? No. He rises from the pile of stones that killed him and goes right back into the city. Now, it is easy to wonder why he wa...

 

Charlie Brown Characters Come to Life

Northern Bedford High School performed a spectacular rendition of "Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown" March 14-16. If you missed this event you missed a very entertaining evening. Each character was...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

We remember what we remember of our childhoods. Other family members remember what they remember. Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom, heard about the Holocaust or the...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    March 14, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

In his younger years, our son was a deep sleeper to say the least. This usually presented little problems for his mother and me until he got nauseous and sometimes vomited in bed, without fully wakeni...

 

Special Guest Commentary

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The question of our national sovereignty has arisen regarding the porous nature of our southern border and the many Central and South Americans, and individuals from other nations, who come often in large groups, to cross into the...

 

Memories of St. John's in East Sharpsburg

By Captain James E. Wentz USN (Ret) When I recently learned that my home church at East Sharpsburg, St. John’s Reformed, was disbanding and the building given free of charge to another Protestant congregation, I greeted the news with a flood of fon...

 

Ink Splatters

Are you an out-of-state Herald subscriber? Do you frequently get your Herald edition several days or even a week late? There’s a solution for that. I’d like to remind all Herald subscribers – but especially those who don’t live in Pennsylvani...

 

Lines By Lee

When we last left Naomi she was bitterly back in Bethlehem but the barley harvest began. The culture and customs would have been new to Ruth, but her focus was on being a support to her...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul and Barnabas did not travel far this time. The city of Lystra is less than 20 miles from Iconium. But it seems almost a whole different world. It is indeed a Roman city but more like an outpost....

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady – The Unopened Box

"Your word is a lam to my feet and a light for my path." ~Genesis 33:4 (NIV) Once upon a time, when we were first married, the house we rented needed a new antenna. Let me pause here and explain what...

 

Thought for the Week – What Was To Be Gained

Paul and Barnabas and later Paul and Silas are what we might call "Traveling Evangelists." As such their primary function was to give out the "Good News of the Gospel." Reactions to their wonderful...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

When small libraries, such as those here in the Cove, purchase books we try to make good use of limited funds. We purchase new offerings by favorite authors, keep in mind the genres that our patrons...

 

The Nonfiction Section

We all start out in this world as innocents. From birth and infancy through childhood and, for some, even into young adulthood, we are bathed in happiness. We know that most disappointments are...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The safety argument for speed cameras has been debunked. Studies have shown speed camera areas having an increase in crashes or the cameras had no effect. In the U.K., a substantial increase in crashes was seen due to panic braking....

 

Ink Splatters

I finally gave up and submitted to jury duty. I was assigned, and attended, on Monday, March 4. It was less painful than I feared. Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron kept things moving. He tolerated only minimal delays from attorneys and defendant...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: As an “older” person in my 60s, I tend to look back at the way things used to be, often perplexed at how we got to where we are now. There has always been crime, sin, jealousy, greed and corruption since the beginning of time, but...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to commend Chelsey Rhodes and David Ross Jr. on an outstanding junior high basketball season for the Williamsburg Junior High Lady Pirates’ seventh- and eighth-grade girls'. The girls did a super job against larger...

 

State Workers Average $100,000+ in Compensation

With most state employee contracts expiring in June, Gov. Tom Wolf and government employee union leaders are negotiating behind closed doors over agreements worth more than $3 billion. How much, exactly, will taxpayers be on the hook for? We won’t...

 

Let's End Government Shutdowns For Good

The second government shutdown in 2019 thankfully did not occur. Instead, our president chose to use other methods to get his much-needed wall on the southern border of the United States. A shutdown...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

The small town of Castle Rock is the setting of some of Stephen King's most memorable tales. Like in so many small towns, everyone in Castle Rock seems to know everything almost before it ever...

 

Too Much Stuff

Yesterday, my adorable neighbor girl came knocking at my door. She announced proudly that she was selling "stuff" and wanted to know if I would buy something. Just a couple days earlier, she was walki...

 

Lines By Lee: The Truth from Ruth: Part 1

The book of Ruth is only four chapters long and named after the star of the story. It is easy to overlook the truths of the book or relegate it to a ladies Bible study. I thought it might be...

 

Thought for the Week: It Happens A Lot

Persecution came against Christians and Christian teaching at Pisidian Antioch. Persecution happens a lot. I wish it only happened against Christians, but unfortunately sometimes Christians do the...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

TROUBLESOME WOMEN Gender, Crime and Punishment in Antebellum, Pennsylvania By Erica Rhodes Hayden Books that are given in memory or in honor of someone is a great way to help the library, by giving a...

 

Society and Politics In Wayne's World: Marxist Amerika

"Socialism is for the people, not the Socialists." – Andrew Wilkow Nothing raises the dander on the average Democrat like calling them a Marxist. I know, I've been doing it for years. But things...

 

Rare Roll-Call Vote on Endorsements

What was not reported in the media this weekend about the Pennsylvania Republican Party Winter meeting was the rare call for a roll-call vote on whether or not to endorse candidates almost four months before the Primary Election. “The significance...

 

Step Up … or Stop Complaining! Your Community Needs You

During this year’s municipal elections, voters will see familiar names when they stand in front of their voting machines … not the names from the nightly news, but rather the names of friends and neighbors who want to serve their community. In a...

 

American Cancer Society Spotlight – Blair County

The American Cancer Society, the largest voluntary health organization, is committed to continuing to ensure people facing cancer have the help they need, as well as continuing the fight for access to quality healthcare, lifesaving screenings,...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady: Responsibility

When I was a little girl, my dad taught me how to hit properly. He taught me how to make a fist (thumb OUTSIDE, not inside for anyone who has no idea). He taught me how to throw a punch. He told me “Give them two warnings first. If they don’t...

 

Thought for the Week: And Then What?

A wonderful message of forgiveness and justification had been preached. Paul and Barnabas have done well. Their message has been gladly received. Remember that it was not only Jews by birth but also...

 

5 Steps To Help Small Town Grocery Stores

Grocery stores are a staple on rural main streets across the country. They provide fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, staple food items, and even cleaning supplies, toiletries, and over-the-counter medicine. We’ve heard from a few communities who...

 

Po's Peek at the Past

My wife and son were with me in the car and I was somewhat distraught, to say the least. We were on our way home from visiting my dad in a Johnstown hospital and the outlook for him was not good. I...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Residents of North Woodbury Township: Over the next several weeks there will be petitions circulating in your township to place the following question on the May Primary Election Ballot, “Do you favor the granting of liquor licenses...

 

Other Voices

Do you know how often you use the services and programs provided by your county government? When you go to the courthouse for jury duty or to get a marriage license, it’s obvious that you are interacting with your county. But it’s not so obvious...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

HIDDEN FIGURES (Jr. Non-Fiction adaptation) By Margot Lee Shetterly Illustrated by Laura Freeman In 2016 Margot Lee Shetterly wrote "Hidden Figures," the story of four African-American women who...

 

Lines By Lee: God Is Love

Last week I approached a woman. When she saw me she said, "You look wonderful." Of course I liked the sound of that. Then she added, "I love you." I was not expecting that! She was not my wife....

 

Thought for the Week: Sermon on the Sabbath IV

Verse 38a – "...through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sin." Verse 39b – "and by Him all that believe are justified..." I believe all men want to be forgiven. Most certainly all...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: “For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.” – Luke 21: 15 In my lifetime, this nation has committed two gross errors. 1. We as a nation, validated sodomy as a legi...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Williamsburg Public Library is pleased to be able to offer a wide selection of books in large print. Each month, thanks to a generous donation, we receive four current books from a subscription...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady: Footsteps in the Snow

It had snowed during the day. When I arrived home, the sidewalk to the house was snow-covered and needed shoveled, but first I had to traverse the snowy path to get to the house, where the shovel sat waiting for me on the front porch. It was a light...

 

Thought for the Week: Sermon on the Sabbath III

I am not satisfied with my last two “Thoughts.” It is not that I said something wrong but I feel I did not say enough. So, I want to go over the same basic passage of Scripture Acts 13. Paul and his companions have had a 100-plus-mile sea...

 

The Nonfiction Section: To the Best of My Ability

It happens once every four years. The newly elected (or re-elected) president of the United States of America, with right hand raised, recites the oath of office using the specific language written into the U.S. Constitution by the framers of our...

 

I Guess I'm at 'That Age'

Two people recently died who had an influence on my life, so I was sad to see them go. They’re two people you’ve probably never heard of: Harris Wofford and John C. Bogle. Harris Wofford was appointed to the United States Senate in 1991 by Gov....

 

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