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 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read Acts 18:18-23 I Corinthians 1:1-9 Ephesians 1:3-9 Ephesians 2:4-10 Deuteronomy 33:13-17 Judges 13:3-7 Judges 13:11-20 We come to section of Scripture that is a bit unusual. Paul...

 

What Happened in 1776 Did Not Stay There

July 4 was a hot and humid day. It was the kind of weather that old people are supposed to avoid by staying in the air conditioning. So, we obliged as we waited for the cool of the evening to partake...

 

Adopt at the RSCL

There are many ways you can support the Roaring Spring Community Library. Adoption is a unique way to contribute to the library and make an impact on the community. Adopt an Author The Adopt an Author program allows you to not only be first in line...

 

Can a School District Get Rid of Common Core Math? Hollidaysburg Might Find Out

We have been told over and over that we cannot get rid of Common Core at the school district level. These standards were adopted “voluntarily” by the states and nailed in by federal reporting standards. However, several events have transpired tha...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

The other night I had occasion to walk outside after dark to take care of a few things. There have been many nights that I've gazed up at the moon, but this was the first time I saw colors around it....

 

Thought for the Week

This next small section in the Book of Acts will hopefully be interesting to you as it is to me. As we look at it, hopefully we will be able to decide what is God's will in the whole thing. When we...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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