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At the Union School Board meeting on Aug. 9, the merger concerning the Union/A-C Valley bands was discussed. Parents were questioning that when attending away games why both bands didn’t perform at halftime. Especially now that the travel time to the away games is so much greater. We were in…

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In the July 25-26 edition of The L-V, Fred Shick opined that, “All they (Democrats) are doing is trying to destroy President Trump. Democrats should be real proud of their people in government getting paid for obstruction.”

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Summer is slipping away, there will soon be a chill in the air, and it is time for football. What could be more American! Black (mostly) NFL players are kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality in the U.S., statistics do not support their grievanc…

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I was reading with amazement, Joe Lewis’ Rimersburg Rules column in the July 25-26 edition of The Leader-Vindicator when I found myself nodding in agreement with his observation that: “One wonders how persons who can’t maintain loyalty to their spouses, even when times are hard and disagreem…

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We grew up on the Rimersburg-New Bethlehem Road on a farm. I worked on the neighbors’ farm owned by Paul Kirkpatrick. He and his mischievous son, Mark, taught me a lot about farming.

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I want to say how proud I am of two young, honest boys, Connor Cowell and Brady Smathers, who found a wallet Saturday at the Clarion County Fair, and turned it over to the police.

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President T-Rump (more recently known as “Putin’s Poodle”) continuously bleats about Mueller’s “witch hunt” and claims there is no proof of collusion. Well, not yet — that will come in the courtroom or the Senate chamber during the impeachment trial.

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A masterfully written letter from David Koch of Koch Industries in support of Americans for Prosperity triggered the following response I would like to share with you.

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Now that summer is here we are again hearing of kids dying in hot cars. The experts have recently given some tips on how to avoid this.

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Without the basic building blocks of grass, no man can go into a lab and mix chemicals to come up with a blade of grass!

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If the registered voters of the 63rd Legislative District and 5th Congressional District do not have the PCN channel on your television line, you really are unaware of what you are missing; but maybe it’s just as well that you do not.

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It was disgusting to witness how dishonest the national news media was in trying to destroy President Trump over his statements at the Helsinki press conference with Russian leader Putin. The following is truth.

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Have any voters asked what the Democrats have done for the people of the USA? One word describes their accomplishments: Nothing.

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The 4th Annual Firefighters Jubilee is now in the past. We would like to thank everyone who took time to come to the park and participate in honoring volunteer firefighters. The countless hours of training, sleepless nights, time away from families, are only a few of the sacrifices of a volu…

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Trump must not get to choose his judge and jury. Let’s take a hard look at the numbers — 191 criminal charges concerning at least 19 Russians and three Russian corporations, 32 indictments with at least 12 of them Russians, five guilty pleas, four cooperating witnesses, two in prison now, wi…

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On April 30, 2018, my family’s world changed. We experienced a house fire on Lafayette Street in New Bethlehem. We lost a home that we’ve lived in for nearly 22 years. Praise the Lord that nobody was injured, including family, construction crew working on the roof, neighbors, and firemen. Be…

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The Union All Sports Booster Club serves all athletes at Union High School in several ways. We provide each athlete in every sport spirit packs of the coaches’ choosing. We also provide sports banquets and senior gifts. We do this through fundraising. We have two big events a year. We hold a…

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I had to make this a two-part series as I have been blessed with knowing many heroes in my life. Also, I tend to get carried away when putting pen to paper.

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The Redbank Valley Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following sponsors who make this show happen every year: VFW Servicemen’s Club, Nolf Chrysler Dodge, Robertson Car Wash, Char-Val Candies, American Legion Post 354, Shirey Overhead Doors, John and Shirley Milliren, Clarion County…

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Last month we successfully completed our first year of the Redbank Valley Elementary “Blessing Bag” Ministry. On average we packed 65-70 bags every other week, filling them with food items to supplement meals over the weekend, for children who might need extra nourishment.

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The Women of the Moose in New Bethlehem would like to thank the following businesses and individuals that helped make our 5th Annual Golf Tournament such a huge success!

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The short list for the nominee’s for the next Supreme Court Justice has been announced, what will the Left find wrong with them?

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In Trump’s America, if you are born into poverty, you’re more likely to stay that way according to a CNN article from June 22. Now that the U.S. decided to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council, let’s take a look at America’s poor people.

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June 30, 2018 will mark the end of Ron Steffey’s 15-year career as executive director with the Allegheny Valley Land Trust, owners of the Armstrong and Redbank Valley trails.

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Can we save the USA from the far-Left and the deep state? These people hate Trump and we conservatives are being called Nazis, deplorable, etc. Peter Fonda, Jane Fonda, De Niro, Schiff, Pelosi, Schumer, Walters, CNN, MSNBC (and the list goes on and on) are so braindead they don’t care about …

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Hope For Your Future would like to thank everyone who has helped support us throughout the years. This year was our fifth anniversary. With the support of our community, we have been able to help 34 families who have fought the terrible disease, cancer.

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The immigration debate has reached a fever pitch, and it has never been more obvious that we need a wall on our southern border! The Democrats know that if Donald Trump succeeds in signing an immigration bill, they no longer have an “ongoing” issue for elections, and on top of that, future D…

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Independence Day — Fourth of July — July Fourth.

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We are writing to thank all our friends, family and neighbors who came out to support us on June 2. The benefit for Rick Custer meant so much and it was great to meet and greet each one as you came through the door.

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A front page article in the May 27 Pittsburgh Tribune Review was titled, “Women at the Core of Anti-Trump Movement.” This says it all. The No. 1 enemy of President Trump and his 63 million supporters are not all women, just feminists.

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I am writing this letter to right a wrong. I have had propaganda sent to me by my father, Ted, and Pastor John on the proper way to display the U.S. flag. I was taught these rules in basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood back in 1982. Periodically our American Legion has a class on flag etiquet…

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Americans everywhere will proudly hoist the Stars and Stripes for Flag Day on June 14 — the day we commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States of America.

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The officers and membership of the service organizations — the Shearer-Shick Post 454 of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars 7132 — wish to express their sincere thanks to the following for helping make the Memorial Sunday Service and the Memorial Day program in Rimersburg a…

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June is Dairy Month in Pennsylvania. It typically signifies a time to recognize the accomplishments of dairy farmers and includes positive messages from stakeholders, who focus their attention on the dairy industry’s substantial economic impact on rural communities and the state’s economy.

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On this Memorial Day weekend, my thoughts are with U.S. Sen. John McCain and President Trump. One is facing certain death and the other just beginning his public life serving as our president. One fought bravely for our country and defended her to the best of his ability, and the other who n…

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The name rolled off my tongue during a conversation with a neighbor. I was surprised by my own recall because I had probably not heard or uttered the name during the last 45 years.

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The numbers don’t lie. So far, and these numbers will go up over time, there are five guilty pleas, one person sentenced and in prison now, 75 criminal charges brought so far, two criminal cases ongoing now, 19 people and three Russian corporations charged concerning Putin involvement in Ame…

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On Sunday, we held our Relay for Life fundraiser, “Cuts for the Cure,” at the Oakland Church of God in Distant. What a great event. Not only did we raise a lot of money for cancer victims and research, but we had a great day of fun, fellowship and fundraising.

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Memorial Day — for some it is the time of celebrating the unofficial start of summer. For others, Memorial Day has a much deeper meaning. However you choose to observe the holiday, I believe it to be important to remember the reason for this holiday.

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Last Wednesday, the Rimersburg Elementary School fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, in my opinion, gave a world class performance of the Young Performers Edition of “The Wizard of Oz” at Union High School.

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I was intrigued by Union School District’s proposal to move to Mass Customized Learning (MCL). Since I’m very interested in learning how to help students be more successful, I wanted to offer my perspective from working over 25 years in education.

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The New Bethlehem Civic Club wants to thank everyone who participated in the AMBA blood screening event on Saturday, May 12. We especially want to thank the many participants who have remained faithful to our program.

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On Saturday, May 12, members from local fire departments completed the 140-hour Essentials of Firefighting class. The class consists of four different modules: Introduction to the Fire Service, Fire Ground Support, Exterior Firefighter and Interior Firefighter, and ends with a structure burn…

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The Rimersburg Veterans Memorial Park and Museum board would like to thank you for your generous support of our park and museum. It’s quite an undertaking to keep everything running smoothly, and we more than appreciate the support this community has given us.