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 By PAM SNYDER    Opinion    September 19, 2019 

Broadband: We Can't Afford To Wait

Imagine the following scenarios: • A sixth grader, who is trying to finish an online project, can only complete this assignment while sitting in her parent’s car in the parking lot of her school. • A physician, whose patient lives more...

 

Volunteers are Important to Libraries

CORTNEY LEE GENISMORE Roaring Spring Community Library Do you have a little bit of time to share your talent? Think about becoming a library volunteer. Thousands of volunteer hours are performed at the library each year. You, too, can become a...

 

'What Do We Do?'

To the Editor: I just finished reading the [Morrisons Cove] Herald from front to back. I am amazed at the statements that were posted from other newspapers and our own governor, Tom Wolf. They are trying to find out a cause for all of the violence...

 

Rural Areas are in the Middle of the Crisis

By GLADYS GODINEZ Community Organizer Center for Rural Affairs More than 600 people were detained on Aug. 7, 2019, in small rural towns in the state of Mississippi by Homeland Security Investigations (HMI) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    September 19, 2019 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"But Ruth replied, 'Don't urge me to leave you or turn back from you. Where you go, I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 20:1-6 II Corinthians 2:12-17 I Corinthians 16:1-7 II Corinthians 8:1-7 Romans 15:25-29 Acts 20:2-3 Acts 19:21-22 Acts 20:1-6 does not seem to have much in the way of...

 

Po's Peek at the Past

Like it or not, we've all been guilty of miscommunication blunders at one time or another during our lifetimes. The following scenarios involving verbal miscues and acts of misunderstanding did...

 

Getting Involved Builds Community

Ever feel like you would like to help your neighbor or community but just don’t know where to start? The library may just be the answer. The library makes it easy for you to meet people, learn, relax and give back. With doors open to the entire com...

 

Energy Funds Available for Farmers

In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more than $400 million available for farmers and rural business owners under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP, a farm bill program, provides financing for energy...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Leading up to the football season a lot of attention was given as to how the Central football team was going to deal with two talented young men who could have been challenging one another for the “stasting role.” With a stroke of...

 

Lines by Lee

Singing in church is an interesting thing. Some people feel that when one sings in church that they are worshipping. That should be the case, but it is a matter of the heart. Others think that...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 19:23-27 Acts 19:28-31 Acts 19:32-34 Acts 19:35-38 Acts 19:39-41 St. John 14:1-6 Exodus 20:1-6 We resume our study of the Book of Acts. Paul is in Ephesus. He has had both...

 

Libraries Benefit From Friends Groups

How do libraries benefit from Friends groups? They benefit by the expansion of their resources to serve the public. Friends extend a library’s capacity through dollar gifts, volunteer and program support, and through advocacy. Friends are very...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The American author Toni Morrison died in August at the age of 88. She wrote about the legacy of slavery and the brutality of Jim Crow in the South. Her comments about Donald Trump, written just after the 2016 election, have proved to...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Kings Family Restaurant, 201 Sierra Drive, Altoona. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes...

 

Occupation: Foole*

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Most of us are familiar with that proverb which assures us that we can blame the trickster who catches us in a con the first time, but the...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

It had been a week of ups and downs. A beloved family had lost their barn and all their cows in a tragic fire. Although grieved and wounded, they did not fail to trust God. Though shaken, they continu...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Genesis 1:15-20 Genesis 3:17-24 Genesis 4:2-7 St. Matthew 11:28-30 Isaiah 40:28-31 Isaiah 55:1-7 Isaiah 55:8-13 We have just celebrated "Labor Day." It is not exactly a world-wide...

 

Some Offer Support for Gov. Wolf

On Aug. 16, PA. Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order “mobilizing state government to tackle the root causes of gun violence,” which the administration states claimed the lives of more than 1,600 Pennsylvanians in 2017. The executive order...

 

The Eldon Inn: A Glorious, Grand Hotel

During the early 20th century, as Roaring Spring grew and its industries flourished, four businessmen saw the need for a modern hotel in town. D.M. Bare, A.L. Garver, William Eldon and Edwin Bobb developed plans for a first-class hotel where traveler...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Improvements to the Captain Phillips Rangers Memorial located in Liberty Township, Bedford County, were recently completed. This effort was spearheaded by Sons of the American...

 

Lines By Lee

It is hard to believe but just about every student is back to school. How many times have you recently heard people comment on how quickly summer flew by? Folks asked my sons if they were ready to go back to school. I reminded my eldest that it was...

 

Thought for the Week

We are excited by the fact the Word of the Lord was being accepted more and more. This was in part because the people were sharing their faith and the things God was doing for them, and in part...

 

Letter to the Editor

OPINION To the Editor: Your editorial on Robert Mueller (Herald of Aug. 8, 2019, Page A-4) reminds me of when my son turned 16 and got his driver’s license. He was supposed to be home by midnight. The next morning (Sunday), he came home about...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    August 22, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows." ~Psalm 23:5 (NIV) There were once two little buckets. They were left sitting outside on a stone wall. One bucket was turned upside down so that it...

 

Thought for the Week

For about three months Paul was able to preach and teach about Jesus as Christ in the synagogue of Ephesus. The NIV Translation says then some of them became obstinate. A mental picture came into my...

 

The Cost Of Everything Went Up In 60 Years

OPINION As we stood at the altar waiting for pictures some 60 years ago, my thoughts flashed forward. How old would I be if we were still married after 50 years? The possibility of 60 years never entered my mind. And yet, here we are. On Aug. 30, we...

 

The News Ain't Free. Neither is Social Media

OPINION Since the Herald launched its website, I’ve had a few calls from people asking why the online version of the Herald does not cost less than the print edition of the Herald. I thought I’d address this, since it is on the minds of some...

 

Letter to the Editor

OPINION To the Editor: As always, I appreciate the tone of your thoughtful editorials, Mr. Bassler, and this one (Herald of Aug. 1, 2019, Page A-4, “My Main Concern”), on the dangers of executive power was most effective. I don't necessarily...

 

Letter to the Editor

OPINION To the Editor: For almost 371 years, The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, has held the belief that “There is that of God in everyone.” No exceptions. Friends have worked to abolish slavery, worked to help refugees...

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    August 15, 2019

The Mueller Report, Part I

When the Mueller Report first came out, the haters were in total denial. After lying to the American people for over two years, they refused to believe that Mueller found no "collusion." They insisted...

 

Successful Skills Found at RSCL

By ABBY MARTIN In the year 2019, technology is at the apex of everything, from watching YouTube videos on how to make Christmas ornaments, to striving to have the most “likes” on a Facebook post. So, where does this leave the quaint community... Full story

 

Letter: Tea Party Can Help

To the Editor: I just read Rick Boston's article, “A Cry for Help,” (Morrisons Cove Herald of Aug. 8, 2019, Page A-1). I thought it was really great. Well done. I’m sure the Tea Party would be interested in helping the family if they are...

 

Letter: The FBI Always Prevails

To the Editor: A very nice article about [Robert S.] Mueller (Morrisons Cove Herald, Aug. 8, 2019, Page A-4). As director, [Mueller] came in at a time when our nation encountered devastation and tragedy with 911 as well as domestic and international...

 

New Principal Elected

Herald of Aug.15,1919 At a meeting of the local school board on Wednesday evening of last week, Prof. M. Elton Dean, of Altoona, was elected as principal of the Martinsburg High school for the coming term. Prof. Dean comes to us very highly...

 

Lines by Lee

Recently my four siblings and our families had a 24-hour reunion trip to Pittsburgh. We took in some sights and did things most of us had never done, even though the majority of us live fairly close...

 

Thought for the Week

If you were to watch the assembly of a present-day church, you would likely see babies being carried in and perhaps old people coming in with walkers, canes and wheel chairs. As it should be, the...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Last year I came into possession of a very nice chicken coop. With it came some chickens. The "old ladies," as they became known, were very nice and well-mannered chickens. They laid big fat brown egg... Full story

 

Thought for the Week

The score was tied. It was the bottom of the ninth inning. One man was on base. A good hitter was at the plate. Suddenly, there was a power outage. The TV went dark. The radio was dead. The game had...

 
 By ABBY MARTIN    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Six Reasons Community Libraries are Important

Now more than ever, public libraries are essential to a thriving community. The Roaring Spring Community Library, located on East Main Street, offers several facets to improving the community, creating a space where everyone can learn, share, and con...

 
 By Dave Potchak    Opinion    August 8, 2019

Po's Peek at the Past

The Pittsburgh Pirates meant everything to me while growing up in Central Pennsylvania in the late '50s and early '60s. I knew the team inside and out – the lineup, the coaches, the announcers,...

 

Ink Splatters

I’d like to offer a different perspective on the recent appearance of Robert Mueller before the U.S. House of Representatives in late July. Millions of words have been exchanged about Mueller and his famous report, but that’s not what I want to d...

 

Home Rule: Its Status and Biggest Obstacle

Postponement of the home rule referendum effort has become necessary for two primary reasons. One is that other duties and primarily the time needed for completion of the courthouse restoration project before the end of this year have limited the...

 

'My Dragon Books' In Review

“My Dragon Books” by Steve Herman are a series of books written to help children ages 4 to 8 learn valuable social and emotional skills in a fun and relatable way. The series follows Drew and his pet dragon Diggory Doo through a series of...

 

The Nonfiction Section

Those of us who dabble in the occasional do-it-yourself project eventually learn a few "rules of the road," so to speak. We know that you should always "Measure twice, cut once" and "If it can't be...

 

Ink Splatters

I’m going to ask supporters of President Donald J. Trump to pause a moment in their admiration of the man and consider an unintended side effect of his presidency. I know that many Trump supporters (and some political independents) think that the...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In the United States of America today, we hear vile criticism by many of our politicians and from nameless individuals on the internet of those others who have different ideas. Yet, we hear little of their ideas or a logical argument...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In November 2018, I discovered I had a problem regarding an issue with the Pennsylvania government. I didn’t know where to turn for help but, fortunately, I was directed to state Senator Judy Ward's office. Sen. Ward didn't hesitate...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: After reading the opinion and your clarification (“What Happened in 1776 Did Not Stay There,” Page A-4 of the July 25, 2019 edition of the Herald), I thought you might want to clarify something else. Prosecutors do not...

 

Lines by Lee

Years ago Art Linkletter had a hit show called "Kids Say the Darndest Things." The premise was simple. Film a child or a small group of them as you ask questions. Their answers were sometimes...

 

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