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 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    July 18, 2019 

Dave Scott's July Column Misleads

I read "Dave Scott, Jr.'s" "Nonfiction Section" in the July 5, 2019, Herald and, as usual, some of his information sounds ... well, fictional. But "Dave" doesn't site the source for his numbers. Commu...

 

Why Public Libraries Are Relevant in the Digital Age

When people ask me what I do for a living and I respond with “I work at the Roaring Spring Community Library,” I almost always get the same reaction. If I had a dollar for every time someone hinted that my job and the place where I work are no...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    July 18, 2019 

Facts Don't Change Just Because You Don't Like Them

In last week’s Herald, I wrote an article about the incident in Claysburg where a pit bull attacked a family of three. In that article I pointed out that this was the second serious pit bull attack in our area in the last 14 months as a 6-year-old...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I'm a Roaring Spring native, 1995 graduate of Central High School and a Penn State architecture Class of 2000 grad now residing in San Diego, California. Our families continue to...

 
 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Opinion    July 18, 2019 

Lines by Lee

I had the opportunity last week to perform the wedding ceremony for a young woman who had been in my youth group. I saw her grow up. Her future husband and I last summer bonded over our love of...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Opinion    July 18, 2019 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 18:1-11 Genesis 15:1-4 Genesis 26:22-25 Exodus 14:13-16 Joshua 8:1 & 10:8 & 25 St. Luke 1:30-35 St. Luke 2:10-14 "Fear Not." These are some of the most wonderful words ever...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

If you are a reader who enjoys unique, even quirky characters; think "A Man Called Ove"; you will enjoy the novel, "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine." As you begin reading this novel, you will...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

In 1971 Neil Young began his search for a "Heart of Gold." Had his quest continued for another dozen years or so, he surely would have discovered one in a baby girl, born in the northern part of Bedfo...

 

Guest Commentary

As a young boy growing up next to Fairview Cemetery, I always looked forward to the Memorial Day Parade and the ceremonies that were held at the cemetery to remember those who served our country. The three-volley salute followed by the playing of...

 

Other Voices

By LEE H. HAMILTON A few months ago, the federal debt we have accumulated over the past decades crossed the $22 trillion mark. That’s a record. And it’s surely not going to be the last. According to Congressional Budget Office estimates, annual...

 

Guest Commentary

Recently, we celebrated the anniversary of the 75th year since D-Day, when the Allied forces began to take back the countries over run by Hitler and his third Reich. The Nazi occupation was fueled by Hitler and his belief and acceptance of evolution...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    July 11, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." ~Proverbs 4:7 (NIV) I can still remember the first time I ever read from the book of Proverbs. We were sittin...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul has completed his effort in Athens. I am certainly not one to rate his success or failure. Every Evangelist would like to reach more people. But every soul that comes to Christ is a great...

 

Supporting Clean Cars is a Moral Imperative

By GEORGE DEMPSIE   As people of faith, we vote our values, and our values include caring for creation and the most vulnerable among us. It is our poor, our young and our afflicted brothers and sisters that suffer most from air pollution and...

 
 By Dave Scott Jr.    Opinion    July 5, 2019

'Those who cannot remember the past ...

... are condemned to repeat it." – George Santayana Buckle up, buttercup. Let's talk about those who hate. Now, you may not be comfortable using that term to describe those around you (or...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

THE CIRCLE SERIES BY TED DEKKER "The Circle Series" is a fiction series for young adults. Young adult fiction is written for readers from ages 12 to 18. While the genre is geared to teenagers, approxi...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: How refreshing it is to read that two top 2019 graduates of my alma mater have at least some introductory Spanish language in their portfolios. The bios of Valedictorian Rachel L. McCready and Class President Caden T. Hazenstab...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I certainly don’t know about the rest of you out there, but I am really getting disgusted with all the garbage out there in the political arena. What has happened to the people in this country? You cannot give everything to...

 

The Word from Harrisburg By Sen. Judy Ward

Pennsylvania state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30th) issued the following statement today in reaction to passage of the 2019-20 state budget, which meets the core responsibilities of government without a tax increase: One of the highest responsibilities of...

 

The Word from Harrisburg

Senator Judy Ward (R-30) released the following statement June 26 regarding her vote on Sunday hunting in the Pennsylvania legislature: As senator of the 30th District, I often face difficult votes with passionate advocates on each side of an issue....

 

Lines by Lee

It was a beautiful late autumn day. I was probably 12 or 13 years old. My younger brother was 9 or 10. My parents were not home and I am not sure where my older brother and sister (Jack and Jill)...

 

Thought for the Week

I try to write these "Thoughts" some weeks ahead of the time they are printed. Today, I read The Herald for May 23, 2019. It contained the headline, "All Cove Area Alcohol Referendums Get Enough Votes...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Daisy Jones & The Six" By Taylor Jenkins Reid If you are of a certain age, or are a follower of the '70s music scene, you will love this book. The author, Taylor Jenkins Reid, is a fan of Stevie...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Embrace the Changes to this Year's J4 Celebration

Social media has given people the power to voice their opinions on any subject they choose. Politics, restaurants, the car spotted making a turn without using its signal – nothing and nobody is immune to finding their way onto somebody’s Facebook...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Lefty-loosie, righty-tightey." "A pint a pound the world around." These are little concise sayings we commit to memory to help us remember things. They illustrate a truth. This is what a proverb is....

 

Thought for the Week

In Acts Chapter 2, on the Day of Pentecost, Peter preached to a crowd of people. Many of them came under conviction, repented of their sinful lives and turned to God, through Jesus Christ for...

 

Growing Older and Other Blessings

My grandmother on my father's side was Viola Amanda Amick. Viola and Amanda are each beautiful names but they called my grandmother "Ole," pronounced "O Lee." I never could quite understand why they t...

 

Lines By Lee

In a recent conversation with someone from my church, he mentioned how people need peace. I have certainly seen that as a hospice chaplain. It is usually obvious when a person lives in peace and when...

 

The Word for the Week

We have been looking at Acts 17. Warren Wiersbe says thee are three reactions to the Gospel in this chapter: "Resisting" (Thessalonica), "Receiving" (Berea) and Ridiculing" (Athens). Paul has come to...

 

Other Voices

By MARK O’KEEFE Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf needs to take off his rose-colored glasses and face reality. In a recent interview with KYW Newsradio, Gov. Wolf said Pennsylvanians would “like to see some movement’’ on legalizing marijuana. While it’s tr...

 

Other Voices

You may not be ready for next year’s elections, but in political time, they’re coming up fast. Even politicians who aren’t running for president are crafting their stump speeches. Which means that at some point you’re almost certain to hear s...

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    June 20, 2019

Danger! Danger! Democracy In Danger!!

"The sky is falling; the sky is falling!" ~Chicken Little Have you ever paid attention to the scripted hyperbole spewed by the democrats and their sycophants in the media? There are video montages tha...

 

2020 Census Commission Rallies to Protect State's Share of Funds

On June 5, members of the Pa. Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission held the “Census 2020 PA Counts Rally” to advocate for an accurate census count in the commonwealth. The commission members state that a complete count is essential...

 

The Word from Harrisburg By Sen. Judy Ward

Cases of strangulation could be considered in sentencing for subsequent crimes and in child custody proceedings under a bill approved by the Senate June 3, according to the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30). The General Assembly approved...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

June 1, 1992, is a date that will live with me in infamy. That is the day I turned the big 4-0, and the day when I offered my son some pointers for his upcoming competition in the school's track and...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Lisa See is a master of historical fiction. She is the popular author of "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane," "Shanghai Girls" and "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan." This novel is based on the lives of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    June 13, 2019

An Appreciation for the Cove's Community Hospital

Thursday, June 6, was supposed to be a busy, yet fun day for me, a day I had meticulously planned out to make sure I could do everything with time to spare. It was my daughter Olivia’s last day as a first grader at St. Patrick Catholic school, and...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

During the winter I tend to hibernate. I eat snacks and cookies and enjoy going to bed as early as possible. This is how I cope with the long, dark days of winter. Eventually spring rolls around and...

 

Thought for the Week

Persecution again came against Paul and his companions. It was organized and it was severe. Persecution does not prevent Paul from sharing the Gospel, it propels him. He simply moves on to the next...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Out of The Dark" is the fourth installment in the "Orphan X" series, written by Gregg Hurwitz. Evan Smoak, an orphan, was taken and trained at the age of 12 to become a deep cover operative in the...

 

Guest Commentary

Troubled by findings in Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s review of the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s (PGC) operations, Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) on May 30 called for additional oversight of the commission. “Criticism of lack of...

 

State Sen. Ward Urges Game Commission to Undertake Comprehensive Study of CWD

Senator Judy Ward (R-30) on June 3 urged the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) to place a higher priority on studying Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in deer. In a letter to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burham, Ward noted...

 
 By Dave Scott Jr.    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Finishing What He Started

Did you have a relative who liked to tell you wild and fantastic tales? Legends, myths, things that can't be true ... or could they? Did you believe Grandpa when he told you that he really did once se...

 

Lines By Lee

If I were to ask the average Christian why they pray, I may get answers like...prayer changes things and the Bible tells us we should. People can probably quote a number of prayer-related verses....

 

Thought for the Week

A church is established in Philippi. It is most certainly a viable church. It has membership across the whole strata of society. Paul thinks it is time to move on. So, he does. First he returns to...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The Armed Forces Day Committee wishes to thank all who helped to make the May 18 event a great success. We appreciate the efforts of all who volunteered, made donations of time, food and money and those who attended the event. These...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    May 30, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

When I was little, my family would take a day now and then to go swimming at Canoe Creek or Lake Raystown. If we were feeling especially daring, we would get my dad to carry us out where the water...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul is in Philippi. As I said two weeks ago, it was likely a fairly anti-Semitic town. So, when the masters of the formerly demon-possessed, slave girl Paul had healed came to the magistrates their...

 

Letter to Editor

To the Editor: Conemaugh Nason Hospital is a blessing to our community! After spending many days there with my husband, who was a patient, I can't say enough good things about the kind, caring, nurses, doctors, staff, and even the maintenance,...

 

The Cove's Institutions

National Public Radio broadcast another in its series on rural health care on May 14. The story described how the town of Fort Scott, Kansas, is trying to cope with the closing of a local hospital. The hospital had served the community for more than...

 

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