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    Larry Stout

    Larry W. Stout has worn lots of hats over the years; a decorated military veteran, ordained pastor, university professor in Europe, and missionary to the former Soviet Union. He has authored textbooks on human resource management and leadership that have been translated into six languages as well as had published two novels. He currently invests his energies as a foster parent and board member for eight different community organizations. He is a native of Montgomery, graduating from Montgomery Area High School in 1970, who married his high school sweetheart Debbie, and together they have raised two sons and two daughters, one of which is adopted, but they cannot remember which one.

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  • This Week’s LION: Success at Camp Susque0

    In 1946, four men took 16 boys on a two-night camping trip up the Loyalsock Creek. On the second night, around a campfire, the boys began to share some concerns from their lives which they had never voiced before that night. The leaders were overwhelmed at the boys’ response, and they began to discuss the

  • This Year’s LION: Dennis Gruver: Emergency Coordinator Extraordinaire

    This Year’s LION: Dennis Gruver: Emergency Coordinator Extraordinaire0

    My hopes for the LION column (Leaders in Our Neighborhood) were to make 2020 the Year of the Volunteer, focusing on all the various places that volunteers have faithfully served in our area. Through the year I have highlighted some extraordinary people, but there is one person that I wish to declare my LION of

  • This Week’s LION: Eileen Ebner – Administrative Manager Extraordinaire0

    It is not uncommon for folks to envy government employees because of their security and benefits, but what these people are not aware of is the amount of responsibility that comes from working in government, even at a county level. It is far more than a job — it is a responsibility that impacts thousands

  • This Week’s LION: Superhero CASA Volunteers0

    Every child needs a hero. An abused, neglected, or abandoned child that ends up in the court system needs a superhero. They need a dedicated and passionate member of the community who could advocate for them. They need someone who is be committed to ensuring that they would be able to thrive in a safe,

  • This Week’s LION: White House Memories

    This Week’s LION: White House Memories1

    If this was a normal year, on Wednesday, August 19th, Fourth Street in Williamsport would have been packed with thousands of onlookers gathering to watch the Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade. As we all know, of course, this is definitely NOT a normal year, so there were no crowds because there was no

  • This Week’s LION: Scammer Stoppers0

    Sheriff Mark Lusk announced at the Lycoming County Commissioners Meeting on Tuesday, August 4th, to bring attention to a recent rise in an ongoing racket that has plagued our area — phone scammers. These professional deceivers call individuals at home, at work, or on their personal cell phones, and introduce themselves, saying, “I am with


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