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Remember to put the Thanks in Giving

Remember to put the Thanks in Giving

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Please celebrate this amazing day of American gratitude as you choose to do so.

I am not trying to tell you how, or influence your decision regarding choosing a traditional or unconventional Thanksgiving celebration. I just want you to understand Governor-King Thomas Wolf and his Jester CDC Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine have absolutely zero authority to tell you how to spend the day.

I am tired of seeing our government overstepping their bounds and trying to guilt and scare people into compliance.

It is up to you to educate yourself and understand the risks versus rewards of the current COVID situation — as it should be for everyone that is a citizen of Lycoming County, the state of Pennsylvania, and the United States of America regarding personal rights guaranteed by the Constitution. It is up to you to decide if you’re hosting that traditional Thanksgiving dinner, changing it a bit, traveling to someone else’s house, or just staying home alone. Whatever decision you make, even if you shut down Thanksgiving this year, I stand with you. God Bless you.

Make sure to share the true meaning of Thanksgiving with the children. Remember to give thanks and glory to our Almighty Father. Creator of all that is seen and unseen.

Make sure the young folks understand the blessing of sharing Thanksgiving Day with family, friends, and loved ones.

Most of all, explain the unconditional love of our God, who gave us his only son. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, all good and eternal life is possible. I like the idea of asking the children to add something in during the saying of Grace.

Please, on Thanksgiving, make sure no one is forgotten about, no matter how they choose to spend their day. Respect their wishes but find a way to share food, friendship, conversation, and caring.
Psalm 100:

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; enter into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with Thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name. For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Wear Red for Kyri 2020

Kyri Hall was a fine young gentleman who loved basketball. He was an honor roll student, a great athlete, and a team captain that led by example. He was beloved by all. It’s hard to believe it’s been 14 years since his tragic passing. This occurred while playing hoops for the Williamsport Millionaire’s 9th grade team during a scrimmage.

Through his mother’s efforts, Shantay Hall-Jason and Williamsport AD, Sean McCann, his contagious smile and memory have carried on. Williamsport Area School District’s Annual Kyri Hall Memorial 8th Grade Basketball Tournament features the best local hoop talent competing in memory of Kyri.

The other heartfelt tribute to Kyri is the community’s wearing of red every November 25th, marking the day of Kyri’s passing. The “I Wear Red for Kyri Remembrance” was started by his mother in 2009. As you should be receiving this week’s edition prior to our cover date due to the Thanksgiving holiday, please dress in some Red to honor his memory. Shantay would like me to pass on a “Thank you for remembering my angel, Kyri.” to all.
Big Bucks Abound

Good luck and safe hunting to all that will be hitting the woods for the tradition of the Pennsylvania whitetail rifle season. Remember to get those bucks entered into our 13th Annual Uncle Ron’s Monster Buck Contest. Details on page ***. It was great to see the fall archery season go out with such a bang as many Trophy whitetails got checked into the contest within the last couple of weeks.

A tip of my orange Webb Weekly hunting cap with the American Flag on the side to 9-year-old Lyla Smith. The young lady harvested her first PA whitetail. A trophy 8-Point buck, sporting a 20” spread, 10 ¼” G2 tines, and scoring an estimated 140 by Boone and Crocket standards. Lyla, hunting with dad Corey, made a perfect shot with her crossbow at 18 yards. The day will provide memories for a lifetime for the father/daughter duo. Did I mention that Corey, earlier in the archery season, arrowed a trophy 9-Point? What a hunting season for the Smiths. I like Corey’s take on their success, “God is good and truly blessed us this year.” Again, congrats to both!

God Bless America.

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Jim Webb

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  • David Bross
    November 29, 2020, 1:54 pm

    Regarding the first 4 paragraphs of your editorial. You show no awareness of the impact such narrow minded and self-centered thinking has on the medical community in Lycoming County, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, even the entire country. Given the threat Covid presents to the country, doesn’t the medical community have the right to expect that the public will do their best to limit the virus, and that some form of governmental regulation will be needed to increase the public’s acceptance of the measures designed to reduce the impact of the virus on us all?

    Since you didn’t mention that along with your opinion of the Gov and Sec of Health, I guess it is not important to you. Also, your need to use name calling to help make your point shows immaturity on your part.

    You live, like so many in this area, live in a world that is small, simple, and certain. As a result, your reaction to anything that doesn’t fit in that world is comprised of fear and anger. Very Sad.