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 By PASTOR LEE SEESE    Opinion    June 20, 2019 

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...

 
 By Pastor Earl Herr    Opinion    June 20, 2019 

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...

 
 By Lee H. Hamilton    Opinion    June 20, 2019 

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...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Jeremiah said, “How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people!” (Lam 1:1). These are getting to look more and more like the last days of the United States of America. The America that I and my contemporaries know could...

 

May 23 is '143 Day' – Be Kind to Someone!

The late, great children’s television host and native of Latrobe, Fred Rogers, weighed 143 pounds throughout most of his adult life. “143” is also representative of the brand of goodness he wanted to bring to the world. “143” is short for...

 

Pa. Senate Passes 'Farming First' Bills

The Senate approved a package of bills May 7 to support Pennsylvania’s farm families, including two bills sponsored by state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30th) designed to ease restrictions on barn weddings and milk transportation. Senate Bill 453, sponsored...

 
 By Linda Williams    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Growing Older and Other Blessings

I have a little book written by Squire Rushnell called, "When God Winks At You." It is full of delightful stories with sweet endings that let us know God is at work in His world. God winked at my...

 
 By Linda Williams    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Growing Older and Other Blessings

I have a little book written by Squire Rushnell called, "When God Winks At You." It is full of delightful stories with sweet endings that let us know God is at work in His world. God winked at my...

 

Lines By Lee

Can you keep a secret? The ability to keep a secret is usually seen as a good thing. We never want to break a confidence. However, sometimes secrets can be a problem. It is no secret that I want to...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul is in Philippi. Three people tell stories about how they came to receive Jesus Christ as Savior. We have heard just a tad about Lydia. She would have been of the upper echelon of society. No...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Elephant and Piggie" is a book series by Mo Willems. The books are written in a comic-book style. They feature two friends: an elephant, Gerald, and a pig, Piggie. The books are written in a...

 
 By Wayne A. Bush    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Society and Politics in Wayne's World

I don't know ... sometimes I feel like I'm a dinosaur in the land of George Jetson. Every day seems to bring news of something that I never thought I would see in the country I grew up in. I'm not...

 

Ink Splatters

In the movie “Brazil,” the roads and highways of the future are lined with billboards placed edge to edge, creating a wall. Director Terry Gilliam was making a point about over-commercialization and out-of-control consumerism. The billboards are...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 14, 2009 Central High School’s Mock Trial team has done it again by placing 10th in the nation. The students were honored in front of their peers, family and state officials at a banquet on Saturday, May 9, at the Hyatt Regency in Atl...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 12, 1994 The Morrisons Cove Home has announced that it has received a $100,000 pledge toward its “Celebrate Our Heritage” capital campaign. The pledge will provide the name for the lobby of the home’s proposed nursing center,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 15, 1969 A group of citizens plan to ask the Spring Cove School Board at its meeting Monday night to change the school colors that had been chosen in March for the new Spring Cove Junior High School. According to Mrs. Joseph Oakes of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 18, 1944 A telegram was received by Mrs. Elmer E. Rhodes of Royer Wednesday afternoon from the War department informing her that her son, Technical Sergeant Norbert E. Rhodes is missing since May 1. Sergeant Rhodes was a top turret gunn...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 16, 1919 Seven men, six of whom were officials of the Silica Brick Operatives’ association in this section of the state, were drowned at 3:45 on Saturday afternoon, when a boat in which they were crossing the Juniata river, at...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 10, 1894 Walter Uerkes and George H. Thomas, both of Altoona, were making deliveries in the Hogback area of Roaring Spring when a dog jumped out of the bushes, frightening the horse that was drawing their wagon. The horse began to kick...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Thanks to a lack of proper purging in my house, I happened to find an old newspaper clipping that made me giggle. It was a list of 10 items titled "Look-and See Signs of Aging" as well as a full blown...

 

Thought for the Week

Paul and his company have had a modicum of success in spreading the Gospel. But we have just seen there are some closed doors. That can be discouraging. Likely we have all felt such a thing. Things...

 

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

Could you forgive your daughter's killer, even if he was your son? Leigh Huyett, a divorce lawyer, knows all too well that many second marriages are doomed to fail. Yet five years in, she and Peter...

 

Po's Peek at the Past By Dave Potchak

The employment ad in the newspaper caught my eye immediately. And, after a particularly nerve-wracking week trying to teach middle school science kids, I thought, "What the heck, I'm going to give...

 

Letters to the Editor

BRUCE KELLEY for BLAIR COMMISSIONER To the Editor: As we near election day, one of the most important races is for Blair County commissioner. I am proud to offer my support to Bruce Kelley. Bruce’s 14 years of experience on Altoona City Council...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 7, 2009 Two area police departments viewed first hand the latest technology that can save officers a lot of headaches when dealing with prosecution and at the same time improve officer safety. James Coleman, sales representative for Dig...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 5, 1994 Morrisons Cove Memorial Park raised $10,000 for the park’s building fund at the 11th annual Celebration Dinner on April 30. Paulette Woomer, park administrator, said 138 friends of the park gathered to support the park and...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 8, 1969 Nason Hospital increased its room rates by $3 a day, effective May1. This put the cost of a day in the hospital at $29 for a bed in a four-bed room and $30 for a two-bed room. nason Hospital calls both the four-bed and the...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 11, 1944 One of the worst storms in years passed over Morrisons Cove Wednesday afternoon between 4 and 6 o’clock, leaving a trail of damage hard to estimate. The storm was approximately two miles in width, and Bakers Summit was in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 11, 1919 Councilman and Mrs. I. E. Brumbaugh on Saturday evening entertained a number of young people at a reception in honor of their son, Sergeant Earl Brumbaugh, who arrived home Saturday morning after 16 months spent on the battlefi...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 3, 1894 The first commencement of the Martinsburg Public School was held on May 1 at the Martinsburg Methodist Episcopal Church, with a graduating class consisting of five women and two men. All the graduates had an active role in the...

 

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