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  • Confusion, Delusion or Plan0

    President Biden may have tipped his hand with some of his comments last week. The President, under increasing pressure from his own party and those who support the democratic effort, has been blatantly defiant that he will remain in the race. Before I get to my thoughts on where that’s heading, I’d like to give

  • Stay Hydrated0

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but y’all — it’s HOT! Like stupid hot. With that in mind, it is super important that we all stay hydrated. So, what are the best ways to stay hydrated during these hazy, lazy days of summer? The Mayo Clinic advises that water is critical to every cell, tissue,

  • That’s the Wrong Reason Why0

    Before I get to another issue involving age, I have a joyous occasion to begin this week: Happy 80th birthday to my stepmother, Carol. This from Billy, Jodi, Brian, Morgan, and our entire families. Wow, that is hard to believe. As is so often said, it seems like only yesterday. We all wish you great

  • Blueberries!


    I’m sure it’s no coincidence, but July is National Blueberry Month, July 10th is Pick Blueberry Day, and July 11th is Blueberry Muffin Day! I’m kinda a weird one when it comes to blueberries. I like a lot of fruit — most fruit actually, but I don’t want to just eat blueberries. But I do

  • Brought to You Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue

    Brought to You Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue0

    I know many folks are looking for my column to see what my take was on last week’s debate. Well, I don’t want to disappoint any of my readers; this includes Republicans, Democrats, and whoever else may be reading. Let me first say I’ve already spent more space on the debate than it deserves. I

  • Happy 4th of July!

    Happy 4th of July!0

    If you know me, you know that the 4th of July is my most favoritest holiday! It’s a time of low pressure, lots of fun, and, of course, FIREWORKS! But more than that, it’s a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, to relax, have fun, and blow stuff up — safely,

  • An American Legend That Led by Example0

    It’s not about the color of a man’s skin; it’s about the person within. These are words I strongly believe in. During my lifetime, the one place I’ve found the best example of this is on the athletic field and within those that support sports. In our great nation, athletics, competition, and the passion of

  • Winner, Winner And a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner

    Winner, Winner And a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner0

    It’s almost time for the Fourth of July, but before we get there, you know what time it is right? It’s time to announce the winner of our Great American Cookout Giveaway! We had almost 700 entries and… *Drum Roll Please* Congratulations to LAURA SHOOK of South Williamsport! Laura is getting all set up with

  • O’Malley’s Mounties and Little League’s Future Leadership0

    As I’m sitting here in the early morning hours at my desk on the South Side, there’s only really one thing to lead off with this week. My longtime friend Tom O’Malley has the Mountie softballers on the doorstep of a PIAA State Championship. What an exciting time in these young ladies’ lives and for

  • Juneteenth0

    “The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired laborer.” Gordon Granger

  • Father’s Day, a Ball Game, And a Great American Giveaway

    Father’s Day, a Ball Game, And a Great American Giveaway0

    Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandfathers, and those who fill the role of a fatherly figure. Thank you for your time, patience, and commitment to our future generations. Thank you for that special understanding when something isn’t going so well in a child’s life, no matter what their age, to give a little

  • Happy Father’s Day…0

    Much like my Mother’s Day list, my Father’s Day list changes and flow and gets a few edits along the way, but I think it’s a pretty good list. So much like Dads usually appreciate, let’s not get fussy and get on with it… First and foremost, Happy Father’s Day to Steve. You are an