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Lifestyles

No donations yet – please

One of the few good things that resulted from the shelter in place order has been a plethora of cleaning, reorganizing, sorting and selecting items to donate to a variety of charitable and not-for-profit organizations. Ergo, we have donors who are anxious to give us their books and under normal ...

Remembering the cost of freedom, paid on our behalf

As we come up on the Fourth of July I like to read and think about our Revolution and the life and times it engendered for colonists and for us as later generations. What were their goals and aspirations? Obviously freedom — freedom of speech, freedom from the blatant “writ of ...

ROFF’s rescheduled fundraiser is a week away

Great news! The Spring Cash Nite has been rescheduled, and will be held on Saturday, July 11. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. It will be at the Burnham Lions Club, on First Avenue in Burnham, and once again R and R Creations will be catering. Tickets are $35 and if ...

‘How can you possibly volunteer at the shelter?’ It’s easy

About a year ago I pushed myself to do something I have always wanted to do — volunteer at the Huntingdon County Humane Society. Being an animal lover my entire life, and owning a wide variety of critter friends, this action seemed like a “no-brainer.” However, I was a busy person. I ...

Service dog is so much more than a family pet to Wisconsin man

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Take one look at the fox-red Labrador retriever sprawled across the living room rug, and you might easily mistake him for an easygoing family pet. But Tom Garrett of Janesville knows the 92-pound dog, named Clifford, is so much more. Just look at what happens when ...

Future of libraries

First of all, it’s good to be back. I never knew how much I like my job and how much I enjoy working until I was in quarantine. When Mifflin County Library closed on Saturday, March 14, it was such a crazy chaos that I only grabbed one book, not realizing that I wouldn’t be back until the ...

Dan Lewis

I came into this world as a little babe A precious child the Lord has gave So as I grew each day trying to be very mild I hoped that my choices would not be so wild My parents taught me the things I need to do in life My wish as a young man was to someday take a wife As the months ...

Millers celebrate 65th anniversary

Richard and Shirley Miller, of Strodes Mills, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 14, 2020. They were honored by their children at a picnic held June 13 in Millersburg. The couple were married June 14, 1955, at Alameda Naval Air Station in California during Richard’s Navy ...

Campus News

¯ Obi Martin, of Mifflin, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester at Ohio-Bluffton University. Students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester at Mount Aloysius College include: ¯ Katelynn Arnold, Lewistown ¯ Hailey Hughes, Lewistown ¯ ...

Seeing New Zealand

GLENORCHY, New Zealand (AP) — We crested a hill on the winding lakeside road, and there it was: Middle-earth. Rugged, snow-capped mountains glowed in the setting sun, and dappled green pastures tumbled down to the water’s edge. White peaks soared in the distance. The Misty Mountains, ...