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 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....

 

Roaring Spring Library Begins Annual Appeal

As a staple in the Roaring Spring Borough, the Roaring Spring Community Library has always been open to the community with welcoming arms. Throughout the year we host many valuable programs to the community such as “Take a Coat, Leave a Coat,...

 

Books to Borrow

"How well you live your life is largely determined by your attitude toward other people." ~Cal Turner Jr. Cal Turner Jr. has had a pretty full life. The first in his family to graduate college, he...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: How does a no-news event generate massive news coverage? It appears that by taking a clip of a few minutes and showing it with biased commentary can do just that. There were students from a catholic high school in Covington, Kentucky,...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: It is mind-boggling that so many supposedly educated people – including those representing the government – fall to this so-called climate change (hoax). We used to call it weather. It is normal to have the abnormal situations in...

 

Thought for the Week: Sermon on the Sabbath II

Paul begins phase two of his sermon set in that present day. Of course these Jews are hundreds of miles removed from the scene of the first church, but they are also 20 or more years past the time. I...

 

Lines By Lee: Weather or Not

Are you ready for the big day? Groundhog Day is right around the corner! The idea of the Punxsy prognosticator predicting the future has me thinking about the weather. Weather is one of the most...

 
 By CORA FOX    Opinion    January 24, 2019

Abuse Of Agricultural Trade Aid Costs U.S. Taxpayers

In 2018, President Trump pledged $12 billion to provide direct aid to corn, cotton, dairy, hog, sorghum, soybean and wheat producers. Through the Market Facilitation Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has administered this aid to provide...

 

Scams Are Old As The Hills

Scams have been around for a very long time. As a kid, I remember some strange men wearing suits arriving at the farm on a summer evening. They came with an offer to paint our barn for free. They assu...

 

When We Were Young By Karen Kingsbury

“What if you could see into the future and know what will happen tomorrow if you really walk out the door-today? Pay attention. Life is not a dress rehearsal.” From the first time they meet, to...

 

Practicing Politics at a High Level

Over a lifetime in politics, I’ve met a lot of interesting, impressive politicians. But those I truly admired were men and women who were adept at the arts both of politics and legislating – a rarer combination of talents than you’d hope for...

 

In Appreciation Of Law Enforcement Officers

On Jan. 3, Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer was on duty in Northeast Philadelphia when a minivan attempting to enter traffic crashed into his motorcycle. The collision threw Officer Chan 25 feet – resulting in emergency brain surgery. He...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady: Who Killed Joy?

It was a classic murder-mystery of Agatha Christie proportions. When we left the room she was alive and vibrant. When we walked back in a moment later, there she was, face down on the floor. The...

 

Thought for the Week: Sermon on the Sabbath

Paul and Barnabas leave the island of Cyprus and sail northward. When they land, John Mark leaves them. Remember he was their apprentice-servant. His leaving may not seem important. Unfortunately...

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    January 17, 2019

Alinskyites 101, Part 3

By now you should be figuring out that Saul Alinsky was a guy that believed in winning his political battles at any cost. Alinskyites have no qualms about lying or cheating in order to achieve a...

 

Protecting Free Speech From Getting 'SLAPPed'

By REP. RUSS DIAMOND (R-Lebanon) “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall, The Friends of Voltaire (1906) There is nothing that unites Americans of all political stripes quite...

 

Social Media Advertising Has a 'Trust Issue'

While social media has become a force in the world of advertising, it has also raised many concerns for those who spend their dollars through those channels. In 2005, only 5 percent of the U.S. population used social media, but in a little over a dec...

 

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