By Anja Miller, RN
Facing a serious illness can be a time of overwhelming stress and confusion for you and your family members. To help you and your family better cope with the emotions and challenges throughout the time in which your illness is occurring, a Hospice Social Worker will be provided.
By Lois Ribovich
The classes of '55 and '56 met at the Midway for lunch last week. Attending were Steve Ribovich, Barb and Dick Bellows, Jane and Ed Moore, Linda and Paul Krise,
Ben and Peggy Bulkley, Jim Brenchley, Dick and Sheryl Groover. The next get together is April 14 at noon at the Midway.
Ron and Linda Haldeman had a family dinner on Sunday with Keith, Wendy, Emily and Sarah Haldeman, Travis and Jennifer Haldeman, Zander and Kenley. Troy and his fiancée Donna Jackson, her twin from Alaska Debbie Hardwick, Noell and Jay Preston, Ben Thompson and Carol Roupp.
Well, spring has finally sprung. Now it's time to get ready for those great Easter treats.
These recipes can be used year around, but it is the decorations which make them special for your Easter dinner.
First let's correct my or someone's boo-boo from last week. The correct spelling of the doctor should be Kimberly Kaffenbarger. Sometimes my brain sends messages to my hands that get a bit confused during the trip. I'm told the same thing occurs with my mouth. This week may be worse because of an encounter with a sharp object, therefore one thumb is out of commission.
By Lorelei Colton
Did you do anything special to celebrate the first day of spring? We shoveled snow… When I talked to my brother Jeff in southern Alabama he said he and his wife Karen went swimming in their in-ground pool. I distinctly remember the weathermen telling us that we were done with the bitter cold nights. However, Monday morning at 6 it was a mere 15 degrees, and while I was listening to the radio getting ready for work, they said it was 8 degrees in Coudersport! And, the high for the day was going to be lower than the “average LOW” for this time of year – around 30. Is it any wonder that everyone is on their last nerve with the weather? To try and cheer myself up a bit I bought yellow straight-neck squash and straight-8 cucumber seeds at the store with the intention of starting a few plants. I am determined to get the garden going before June this year! And then again, on Tuesday morning at 6:15 it was 9 degrees. And the saga continues…
By Anna Belle Leonard
The Gillett Seniors finally were able to meet again after three weeks of cancellations because of weather, leadership meetings and frozen sewer lines.. .Mary McKerrow called the meeting to order and reminded everyone that more individually wrapped Easter candy is needed for the children's Easter egg hunt on April 4th. The items in the gym must be packed up and gotten rid of before the hunt. Melba Campbell will call the Harrison Valley Children's Home as they advertise to come and pack up and take things like that away. Members on the committee are Paul White, Lois Harper, Helen Mickley and Mary Mc Kerrow.
The Rain/Ice Storm of 1977
It was mid October in 1977 that a group of us from Williamsport traveled to an area of the North Branch of the Susquehanna River for our annual duck hunting and river fishing experience. One of the members of our group leased an island in the river connected to a farm field by a concrete bridge. We were camped about one mile south of the Ulster Bridge.
By Evangelist Eric Smith
Jesus has gone through all the trials and has been taken out to be crucified. Two others are there to be crucified. Jesus then spoke what has become known as the seven last sayings of Jesus. “Father, forgive them,” Luke 23:26-37; “Behold, your mother. Behold, your son,” John 19:19-27; “I thirst,” John 19:28-30; “My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:45-49; “Today, you will be with Me in Paradise,” Luke 23:32-43; “It is finished,” John 19:23-30; and “Father, into Your hands I commit My Spirit,” Luke 23:44-49. These words are so powerful and yet at the same time encouraging. Let us examine each one even though we know whole books have been written on these last sayings of Jesus.
By Jim Lewis
I have a friend that quite a few years ago, was put in a difficult situation. His wife left him and he had to take care of two very young children, (Sounds like a Kenny Rogers song). He didn’t have, “crops in the field” but he did have a responsibility as a truck driver. Now what could he do? I’ll tell you what he did, he took them with him! How do you feed bottles and change diapers going down the road? Well DON”T try this at home, but this is how it happened. He rigged a, “bungee cord” bottle feeding system and did the, “one hand changing the baby on the dash, one hand on the wheel” diaper change method. Not exactly how it was written up in the parenting manual, but he did what he had to for his children. They were more important than the inconvenience. I’m not sure that his children today truly understand the love and sacrifice that their father made.
At St. Peter's Church, they have weekly husbands' marriage seminars.
At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 30th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.
By Stratton "Lefty" Schaeffer
The Global Warming Debate Heats Up
My favorite odd couple had barely cleared the entrance door to the kitchen before I sensed from the grin on Peg's face that a lively conversation was just around the corner.
What, I wondered, has my lovable liberal friend in store for me today?
Conversations with Peg and Paul have been mentioned in previous columns. Peg, a dyed in the wool liberal, usually does most of the talking while Paul, A retired consulting engineer sits on the side lines watching his wife and me spar over the latest hot button issue. Despite their reciprocal conservative/liberal philosophy these friends, through mutual respect for each other, have made and enjoyed their marriage partnership over the long haul of life's trials and tribulations. Our career politicians in Washington and Harrisburg might do well studying this dynamic duo.
By Rev. Kenneth Marple, M.A.
What's The "Good Word"?
Words are the stuff life is made of. Education deals with the meaning of words; civilization depends on the fair and proper use of words. In kindergarten we learned that "sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me." -- that isn't true. Later, we learned about "eating our words," "actions speak louder than words," and "mere words." At last, we learned about "a word fitly spoken." We talk about "men of few words" -- yeah, right. The trouble is they use them over and over and over again. Words are often downright confusing, For example: How is it possible to have a nose that runs and feet that smell? Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways? It seems ridiculous that a slim chance and a fat chance could be the same, while a wise guy is the opposite of a wise man. And why is it that quite a lot and quite a few are the same?
By Canton Fitness Center
Plantar Fasciitis is a problem that many people deal with. This is a condition that can start by something as simple as wearing the wrong shoes, but it can cause excruciating pain and can be difficult to make go away.
I recently acquired some new information from Canadian Exercise Specialist, Rick Kaselj, on the topic of plantar fasciitis. This article will introduce you to exercises that he says will help you relieve your foot pain.
By Bill Bower
We finally made it through the harsh winter. According to the calendar, spring arrived on March 20th at 6:45 pm; however, nature had not waited for spring to officially arrive. The first sign of spring that I noticed was back on February 28th when I saw a weeping willow tree just starting to turn yellow.
The willows are the largest group of trees native to North America. Today, we have close to 100 true species and approximately 50 hybrids. Here, in Pennsylvania (according to my tree book), we have two introduced willow trees; five native species and 28 species of shrubs. There are 300 to 400 species worldwide.
By Esther Butcher
Wish the weather would make up its mind and bring on Spring. I see some bushes have buds on them; they need some warm weather also.
Friday evening Brian Crandell and Cindy Putnam went to First Arena in Elmira to a Jackals hockey game. Brian’s grandson Parker Morgan was honored for his good achievement in 1st grade in Troy Schools. There were several students from Troy that were recognized.