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Imagine standing in the cereal aisle at the grocery store. Immediately in front of you are six or seven different varieties ranging from dyed sugar crispies to whole bran fiber flakes, and that’s just the beginning: the assortment of bowl ballast expands in both directions to the ends of the…

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You know, we would all like to look forward to a brand new year with optimism and confidence. For 2019, however, that might be easier said than done. There are just too many things going on, most of which can be traced to the Left.

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Compliments to Clarion-Limestone and Keystone high schools, as well as the Rankin family and friends, for hosting very successful charity events this past week.

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Steve Smith, if you would watch FOX News instead of CNN, MSNBC and the other liberal news, you would get the honest, true news. but knowing you are a far-Left liberal, I won’t waste a lot of my conservative time on you.

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There are a bunch of statues on pillars around the Vatican, none of them Jesus. Hello! Can you imagine going to your local Protestant Church and finding statues of John Wesley, Martin Luther and John Calvin before running into Jesus? To even consider that man would put man before the God the…

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There are any number of germs making area people sick right now, some of them pretty awful. Call somebody on the phone and there’s a good chance you will be greeted with a croak or a honk.

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What unfolds is the true tale of a very special bottle of French champagne confiscated in France during the heat of Archie Bunker’s “Big War” being waged by those brave lads of “The Greatest Generation.” It was first confiscated by German soldiers that had invaded France and were occupying P…

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By now, the Christmas gifts have been put away and the tree has been packed up or thrown out. It might not be a bad time to think about taking down those outdoor lights, too. Our snowless condition won’t last forever.

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When we’re at our “summer home,” i.e. camp with outhouse and additional charms near Clarion, we read The L-V because ... what else do you need? During the winter though, we’re outside of Pittsburgh and it’s a different story. We’re forced to downgrade and subscribe to the local daily paper.

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It’s Monday morning and I have to complete a column for The L-V by noon. That’s all well and good, but I don’t have any ideas for a complete column. It’s just a warning for you, dear reader, that this is just going to be some random thoughts from the past week.

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I was intrigued by the letter from Fred Shick in the Jan. 2-3 edition of the L-V. Of particular interest, as I had not heard or read of it elsewhere, was Shick’s claim that “they are using Jesus to fight Trump on the wall.” I believe Shick was referring to Democrats as “they.”

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Today we’re in the third week of a government shutdown. The stock market has lost all gains it made last year and the tax cut for the wealthy has made America’s debt $2 trillion worse.

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It has an empty ring to it, “hole” (sic) truth that is. We are being attacked on our borders? Seven-thousand Christians (by any reasonable estimate over 90 percent of people based on Puerto Rican factual estimates, when interpolated for Hondurans, Mexicans, Colombians and all other South Ame…

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The Toys for Angels Committee extends a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the churches, individuals and businesses who helped make this Christmas special for area families. Approximately 160 children from 53 families received clothing, footwear, toys and treat bags this year.

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What unfolds is the true tale of a very special bottle of French champagne confiscated in France during the heat of Archie Bunker’s “Big War” being waged by those brave lads of “The Greatest Generation.” It was first confiscated by German soldiers that had invaded France and were occupying P…

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Well, it’s hard to believe that we are into yet another year, but we are. They certainly seem to go by quickly. It’s been 19 years since the big Y2K scare. Nothing can stop the passage of time, and that’s that.

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I was recently sitting in a meeting during which someone disdainfully threw out a comment in regard to “this whole ‘know your farmer’ thing.” The utterance stuck in my mind, but not because I was offended. Obviously I am quite engaged with the continued proliferation of local food, and heari…

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With the holidays now in the rearview mirror, some of us may not be feeling our best. Stomach complaints, headaches, coughs and colds abound. The more health-conscious may have pulled a muscle while trying out a new gift of athletic gear.

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”The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for …

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Democrats should be real proud of their party. Pelosi is in Hawaii having a ball on taxpayer money; Harris is in the Bahamas; Schumer, Booker, Biden, Holder, Blumenthal and Schiff are probably at a kiddies park or at a zoo hanging out with other baboons.

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It would appear I am a hypocrite. I am not an atheist after all. Therefore, a belated Merry Christmas to all of you.

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Christmas is a season for gratitude and reflection. Rimersburg Rules has been thinking some random thoughts and decided to subject you to them.

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In the Dec. 5-6 edition of The L-V, William Strong wrote that “there was no blue wave victory in the midterm elections.” He noted that “in the Senate, the GOP scored a huge win of historic proportions, expanding its majority from 51 to 53 seats.”

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Any hopes for a last minute gift for local access to medical marijuana from Santa were dashed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health when it recently announced the 23 new dispensaries that would receive permits.

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After last week’s column, you might be wondering where my mother was during the holiday seasons back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The answer is “everywhere.”

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Some may be aware and some not that on Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. Redbank Township (Clarion County) will hold the annual organization meeting. This meeting is where the supervisors vote or appoint the township secretary, treasurer, shaman, vice chairman, attorney, engineer, road master and the employe…

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Remember when Obama gave Iran $150 billion and the terrorists to get the deserter Bergdahl back to the USA? And the lives lost by our troops out looking for him?

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In the Dec. 5-6 edition of The L-V, William Strong wrote that “there was no blue wave victory in the midterm elections.” He notes that “in the Senate, the GOP scored a huge win of historic proportions, expanding its majority from 51 to 53 seats.” I guess “huge” and “historic proportions” are…

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It appears that the idea of building a border wall has finally come to a showdown. Both Democrats and Republicans have endorsed the idea of funding a wall from time to time over the decades when the idea was politically expedient. Currently the Democrats are withholding support, not because …

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It’s that time of year again. Last week marked the 54th anniversary of one man’s attempt to defy gravity and the Bridge to Nowhere.

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Once upon a time, Christmastime was widely recognized as a time of peace, during which differences were temporarily set aside. Throughout history, warring nations would often cease hostilities for Christmas, resuming them after the holiday. Even politicians used to do that. Not anymore, at l…

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Our brains are stealthily lazy. Acquiring new skills is difficult, so our grey matter gets creative trying to justify any routine in order to save energy and avoid learning. Just think about everything we continue doing poorly simply to avoid rocking the boat.

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As there is fake news, so must there be authentic news. And thus this attempt to steer you in the direction of authenticity and away from the mis-news of the media that’s proven itself subservient to the liberal/progressive politicians.

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Last Saturday, my husband and I made our annual trip through Redbank Valley Municipal Park to see the Christmas displays. We enjoyed the beautiful and creative displays that were along the park roads. These presentations were superior to any previous year.

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You’d never believe it from listening to the news media, pundits and a few sure losers, but Donald Trump did pretty good in the mid-term election. So why is it being reported as such a disaster for the President? Could it be that the media is inaccurately reporting the election result in an …

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Hawthorn Borough would like to thank everyone who made their Light-Up Night a success.

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My brother is nearing the end of his outdoor Christmas-light decorating extravaganza for 2018. The rumor of his causing a brown-out in town is an urban legend, though. He’s been steadily swapping out all the bulbs with LEDs.

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At first glance, Facebook may appear to be one of the most religious spots in the world.

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It doesn’t seem possible that Sears is disappearing from the American landscape. While it is still in business at the end of 2018, it may not be around much longer. It is a sad ending for the originator of the Wish Book.

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I smiled as I reached for a light switch this morning. I hope that it will be a long time before I take electric light for granted again. As with any major event, the recent extended power outage had its obvious “yin” downsides and had the more positive “yang” we sometimes have to look to find.

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Leverage is defined as “using something to maximum advantage.” When the concept is applied properly, it often yields results that are greater than the effort put forth. The term is common in financial lexicons and, when a pry bar is in use, the physical realm. Much to my intrigue, people can…

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Recently, while cruising the Internet, I came across an article about hunting with old military rifles. Since most of my big game hunting is done with old warhorses, it caught my attention right away. For me, there is just something fascinating about giving new life to these old guns. To get…

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It has been two weeks since our area was hit by ice and heavy wet snow. Many residents were shivering and sitting in the dark for nearly a week. Along with the misery, there were stories of everyday heroism and neighborliness.