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Many unemployed people welcome the prospect of a job, and more even look for a second or part-time job. There was a time when any job would do, depending on how badly you needed the income.

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The federal government needs to immediately change federal law to bring it into line with state laws that allow people to obtain marijuana or its extracts for medical use while retaining our Second Amendment rights to own guns.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are investigating the campaign of President Donald Trump for ... possible collusion with the Russians ... or obstruction ... or financial improprieties ... or jay walking or ... winning.

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My side of our family made its perennial pilgrimage to our farmhouse on the Saturday between Christmas and New Year’s Day. We fed 24.

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This is not normal. When I learned that Vladamir Putin chose to support Trump, I was dismayed but I had no idea things would get this bad so quickly.

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In the Jan. 3-4 edition of The Leader-Vindicator, columnist Chris Henderson gets one sentence in before he makes a mistaken and ill-informed gaffe. He writes, “It is hard to believe that it has been this long since the big Y2K scare which, of course, turned out to be nonsense.” What has, of …

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Well, here we go. Another year is upon us. It’s hard to believe that it has been this long since the big Y2K scare which, of course, turned out to be nonsense.

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Roy Moore lost the Alabama election for U.S. Senate because black voters were bused in from out-of-state to vote illegally, giving Doug Jones a narrow 20,000-vote theory.

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Unless you happen to celebrate Christmas according to the Eastern Orthodox calendar, the winter holidays are in the rearview mirror until Valentine’s Day. Now what?

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On Dec. 22, Redbank Valley High School hosted its first ever “Student EdCamp.” A team of teachers and I took the lead on organizing a student-centered and student-focused event, the day before Christmas break. We are proud to say that it was a rousing success and there are numerous individua…

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Recent letters from Sheri Hamilton and Lynn Ramsey present an opportunity to expose the truth about feminism. Both women are feminists. They attacked my previous letter against godless liberals by claiming I have false Christian values, am outrageous and a threat to America. Feminists are th…

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This holiday season I believe Tom T. Andrews Jr., my father, is smiling in heaven as a result of the Redbank Valley Historical Society’s recent publication of “Business Center Recollections” featuring his 1989 columns about New Bethlehem. On behalf of the Andrews family, I extend a heartfelt…

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I heard a great story on Mike Rowe’s Facebook channel this morning, and it was too good to keep to myself. And yes, this is the same Mike you might know from the “Dirty Jobs” television program. It’s a Christmas story, a couple of days late, that Baby Boomers and their descendents will like.

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Well, here we are. Another Christmas. For most of us, it is a great time of the year. Sadly, however, that is not the case for all of us.

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By now, most of us are wrapping up our Christmas shopping, both literally and figuratively. There are always those last-minute purchases to get, not to mention stocking stuffers and maybe a few random doodads for ourselves.

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Sadly, I just lost another good, long-time friend, Melvin Stark. For many years, he did a lot of work helping me with maintenance and repairs on my rental properties. He always did a good job and was fun to be around.

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In his Rimersburg Rules column in the Dec. 13-14 edition of The L-V, Joe Lewis bemoans the possibility that the will of the voters in Alabama would be thwarted by various evil forces. I’m sure that now he is overjoyed at the results of the election there this past Tuesday — the will of the v…

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Eric Funk, a Redbank Valley High School graduate, is ending 16 years as a member of the Clarion Area School Board — but one of the reasons he decided to serve is because of his parents, Harry and Shirley Funk.

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I’m sitting here writing this on Sunday afternoon, checking the weather reports and watching the radar online. We may be in for a bit of a bumpy ride by the time press day rolls around for the L-V.

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I would like to share a brief story of serendipity, an event that happens by chance, that has resulted in a wonderful benefit for Union High School students.

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As most Rimersburg Rules readers know, Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct some 38 years ago, accusations that Moore has vigorously and consistently denied.

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Well, by the time you read this, another first day of deer season will have come and gone here in the Keystone State. Here’s hoping that you had a good one, or that, at least, it wasn’t too miserable.

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The latest lawsuit brought against the Armstrong County Commissioners and we the taxpayers is hard to swallow. The Armstrong County Tax Collectors Association decided we need to be responsible for fattening their paychecks.

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Now that my gimpy knee is well on its way to recovery, it’s time to start thinking about a long-term prevention strategy. I never want a repeat of the last two months.

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The most important trait of my friend Blondie was he never talked behind your back. If he had something to say, he said it to your face. He was honest, caring and a fighter for what he believed in. I give him a lot of credit for standing up for what he believed in.

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The board of the Hawthorn-Redbank-Redbank Municipal Authority (HRRMA) would like to thank the employees from the Redbank Valley Municipal Authority (RVMA) for all their help last week when we had a major water line break.

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I couldn’t allow Thanksgiving week to pass without talking about the noble turkey. We all know the importance of this beasty in our holiday celebrations, but the bird itself has intrigued me ever since I met my first live domesticated one 30 years ago.

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On Nov. 9, The Washington Post published an article where Leigh Corfman claimed that 38 years ago she was molested by Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore. Moore was then 32 years old while Corfman was 14 years old. Three other women claimed Moore dated them as teenagers.

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The genie is out of the bottle and will never return to it. The genie represents white males, workers, producers, savers and Christians. The bottle represents the prison built by godless liberals when they controlled the entire federal government for over 10 years. Liberals rammed down peopl…

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The United States Postal Service is one quasi-governmental agency that works. You may not like what you get in the mail, but you get it.

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I’m looking at the calendar this morning and the date is Nov. 13. According to folks in the know, Indian summer should be along shortly.

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We would like to thank everyone who participated in any way with our Military Salute at S&T Bank in New Bethlehem on Nov. 9. This was our third year of presenting this honor, and each and every year we get a little better at it — but only because of everyone who visits our branch to help…

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Every month, the Redbank Valley Church Association Food Pantry supplies food for families in need. Tom’s Riverside has assisted in many ways. One very helpful example is that Les Aaron orders Thanksgiving turkeys for the food pantry during the summer, so they are available for the Thanksgivi…

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I’ve lived the American Dream. I asked our single mom’s welfare caseworker to eliminate my share of the food stamps when I was a teenager. He would not. I was sad to see his obituary in the newspaper years later. He had said our single mom with four kids would starve without my share of food…

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My brother has been taking piano lessons. He wants to learn to play a keyboard. He thinks he could get good enough to be in a band. He talks about making that what he does for a living. He has a problem, but he doesn’t know it. He’s tone deaf. I only figured it out when he kept playing one n…

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t’s hard to believe how quickly time passes by. Another Thanksgiving is almost upon us. It is a time of year when we should stop, count our blessings and be thankful for them.

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Our elites don’t like us choosing our own judges or the people who draw congressional and legislative districts, so they want to replace us shoeless rubes clinging to our sky God, boom sticks and racism with an “independent,” “bipartisan” “citizens” commission.

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On Nov. 2, it was my good fortune to attend a Turkey Town Veterans Recognition Breakfast sponsored by state Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland County) that provided good chow and fellowship, and featured keynote speaker state Rep. Dr. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County).