Today's News

  • Church news (week of May 11, 2011)


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    Blessing of the Bikes


  • Veterans' widow pension benefits

        The topics for this month are the widow befits programs  of which there are two program, each distinctively different and each  with its own eligibility criteria.

        The first to be addressed is the Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) program.  For a survivor to be eligible for DIC compensation the veteran’s death must have resulted from one of the following causes;
        1. A disease or injury incurred or aggravated in the line of duty while on active duty or active duty for training.

  • Do not ignore the facts

        “There is no art for art’s sake. There are no, and cannot be “free” artists, writers, poets, dramatists, directors or journalists, standing above the society. Nobody needs them.” Josef Stalin, 1946

  • Expanding American energy production

    By Congressman Rober Hurt


    This past week started off with a great victory in the war on terror.


  • Justice is the reward for vigilance

    Nearly ten years ago, Americans looked on in horror as the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded. At the end of the day the skyline of one of our greatest cities was forever changed, the Pentagon, a symbol of America’s military strength was still smoldering, and a previously indistinguishable field in western Pennsylvania had suddenly and terribly become an unmarked grave for America’s newest heroes.


  • Give Obama the credit he deserves

        After first digesting the news of Osama bin Laden’s death on May 1, I had two quick thoughts: I’d glad that’s over, and that this man who took such an evil path in his life and caused so much death and suffering has finally been brought to justice.

        Then, I thought, Barack Obama just got himself re-elected in 2012. More on that later…

  • Neither Keynesian nor a stimulus

        Last month, the Wall Street Journal offered the opinion that the “Democrats” stimulus has acted as a drag, rather than a boost, to the economy. They dubbed it a “Keynesian discount” on growth.

        I think those folks are being rather charitable. They're at least giving "Democrats" credit for attempting a Keynesian stimulus. Actually, what the “Democrats” did was neither Keynesian nor a stimulus. It was just a cynical partisan political ploy.

  • Investigation should end

    Osama bin Laden is dead.

        Now it’s time for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to see the criminal investigation into CIA agents who used enhanced interrogation techniques against captured terrorists meets the same fate. That investigation should end; it should have never been started in the first place.

  • BlueCrane Acupuncture

        Multiple trips to Nepal and the Himalayan region of India with Barnabas Fellowship exposed Ken and Diana Harbour to traditional Asian medicine. The couple, who own BlueCrane Acupuncture in Forest, founded Barnabas Fellowship, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, 25 years ago as a Christian relief organization.

        “The natural healing methods are all over the area,” Ken commented. “Pharmaceuticals are usually the last resort instead of the first line of defense.”

  • Two win this year’s ARBE award

        These folks are good about helping others.

        Two Bedford area residents received the ARBE award at this year’s Elderfest, held last week in Bedford.
        ARBE stands for Awards of Recognition to Benefactors of the Elderly and has been given annually since 1982.  It recognizes individuals and organizations that help elderly residents living in the Bedford area.
        This year’s recipients of the awards are Joe Goode and Gloria Guice.