Word of the Week 092922

Larry Linville

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Sept. 29 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

"Yeah, I guess I could stick around a while -- " I said one June day back 1994. I had just walked in the newspaper's door to drop off some freelance assignments I had finished.

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Nov. 24 edition of Clarion County's favorite word games.

This letter is in response to Joseph Droddy's letter found in the Nov. 17 edition of the CLARION NEWS.

Downtown Clarion is a wonderful place to be! We all know that to be true and the Clarion Alley Cats are a dedicated group of volunteers willing to beautify our town and make Main Street better than ever. A beautification program began in 2022 with planters placed along Main Street brimming w…

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Nov. 24 edition of Clarion County's favorite word games.

This letter is in response to Joseph Droddy's letter found in the Nov. 17 edition of the CLARION NEWS.

"Yeah, I guess I could stick around a while -- " I said one June day back 1994. I had just walked in the newspaper's door to drop off some freelance assignments I had finished.

Downtown Clarion is a wonderful place to be! We all know that to be true and the Clarion Alley Cats are a dedicated group of volunteers willing to beautify our town and make Main Street better than ever. A beautification program began in 2022 with planters placed along Main Street brimming w…

My high school was just four tram stops away from downtown Graz, where my dad worked. Occasionally we would meet for lunch at Strudelstube, a restaurant not far from his office on a small side street. This restaurant was special because it only served one dish: strudel. Hence its name Strude…

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Nov. 17 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

The dust has settled, the votes are counted, and where are we? The Socialist Democrats have pulled off another win, and America lost.

Praise God! I am so glad to see Matt Ochs back in print. (Nothing to be scared of, Nov. 10 CLARION NEWS letters)

Why do we have a secret ballot? I know who Sean Hannity is going to vote for in a presidential election. I know who Jake Tapper is going to vote for. I see signs in people's yards, saying who they will vote for.

Today, Nov. 10, is National Vanilla Cupcake Day. How exciting! Some people think that "vanilla" is synonymous with "boring," but National Vanilla Cupcake Day is dedicated to dispelling that myth.

I have a scary reality for Karen Baran that easily tops her scary story that she said can't be topped; except, I point out that mine is not a story. Before I start, she did get one thing right; hers is a story.

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Nov. 10 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

Who wouldn't want cheaper or cleaner electricity? On average, coal generated-electricity is three times more expensive than solar generated. One key solution is battery storage.

The man in the high castle does not fit in a democracy. The reason democracy worked, up until now, is not because of power. Not because of riches and not even because of religion.

As I was going through a treasure trove of items donated to the Clarion VFW Auxiliary by Joe Morgan, on behalf of Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Williams, I am finding so many things about which I had no knowledge. I am finding so many things about which I had no knowledge.

I was always intrigued by a woman's opinion in the CLARION NEWS about ancestry. I don't recall her exact wording, but it was something along the lines of "Don't get DNA tested, you might not like what you find."

The Knight Cruisers would like to thank all those who donated items, money and their time for the cure for cancer.

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month, offering an important reminder to support all Pennsylvania caregivers.

Being back home in Austria this summer was quite a different experience. While I'm used to my fellow citizens complaining about basically everything, their fear of a potential blackout infected me too. Not a day went by without the media covering our energy crisis and asking our minister of …

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Nov. 3 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

I have a serious concern which I have been trying to address and get society to correct, but I feel like I am banging my head off a brick wall.

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Oct. 27 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

I am writing regarding recent actions and events in the life of our congressman, Glenn "GT" Thompson.

"In June 2022, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the 12-month inflation rate of the U.S. Consumer Price Index hit 9.1 percent.

Polls show that inflation and gas prices are the main issues for voters this November. I believe inflation is caused by production and supply chain problems caused by the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and large corporations making record profits by raising prices, not caused by Democrats or …

"Tradition" is the opening song for the 1964 Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Tradition sets the framework for the play, and although it is nearly 60 years old, it is worthwhile watching if you have not seen it.

In less than two weeks we will have made a major decision on which way we will go as a nation, either continue down the road to a certain hell called socialism/communism where the end game will destroy this nation, or we will make an about face and return to how the founders of this nation i…

Joseph Stalin was a U.S.S.R. dictator who responsible for 40 million deaths in his country. One of his infamous statements was, "It is not so much the number of votes cast but the votes counted, by the counters."

I have a scary story for Halloween that no one can top.

It would be no more fair to give the home run record to a player of color who hit 45 home runs than to take the record from Aaron Judge for hitting 62 home runs in one season in the name of "racial justice and equity."

The man at the counter one seat removed from me, had just ordered Turkey eggs. I was listening to the news on my wired earbud set on my Android phone and stopped dead in my digital audio tracks.

If it was not for the CLARION NEWS we would have no real news in our region. CNN and AP are the only outlets in the print and media around here and are so biased as to the real news it's a shame.

I thought it had to be a hoax or a joke. It just sounded too made up to be true. "Oz tortures puppies," said the Facebook meme.

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Oct. 20 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

This election is about you. It's about whether you continue to live in a democracy where you have a voice and a vote that actually is counted, orwill we all be living in a fascist country, where politicians and their fascist leader make the decisions?

The 2022 general election is Nov. 8 and Democratic governor candidate Josh Shapiro has refused to debate Republican candidate Doug Mastriano. Why? Shapiro is trying to run out the clock just like Biden did in 2020. He is a gutless coward for refusing to debate and has no record to run on.

When Joe Biden took office, our strategic oil reserve was at an all-time high, and now it is at a 40-year low and still being depleted, and the underlying purpose is to garner votes for the midterm elections.

Really, splicing and dicing of words have happened forever. Did Fetterman say it, yeah but what did he mean? Personally I don't care.

Braddock, like many of our towns right here in rural Pennsylvania, was wholly abandoned by Washington and Harrisburg politicians.

The deadline to register to vote in the state of Pennsylvania is Monday, Oct. 24. Please check your status and make sure you are registered to vote by mail or in person. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Your rights depend on it.

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Oct. 13 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

Mayberry, an imaginary little town where the sun shone all the time, the people were honest, worked hard and could tell the difference between right and wrong.

The deadline to submit letters to the editor concerning individual candidates in the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 21. No letters concerning the election will be published after Oct. 27. Letters concerning the upcoming election are limited to one letter per writer.

"The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." This phrase has been used in courts as early as the Middle Ages.

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Oct. 6 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Sept. 29 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

"Wildwood Weed" was written by Don Bowman and was initially released on his debut album in 1964, reaching number 14 on the album chart.

In poker terms he, Putin, is all-in, is how Finnish President Niinist described the actions of Russia's President Vladimir Putin during a recent CNN interview.

As I watched the funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth II, the contrast between our two nations was startling and speaks volumes.

Like many seniors, I have paid thousands in property taxes to Clarion County over my lifetime.

In reference to Ed Britton's Sept. 15 letter to the Clarion News: Ed states he would fight to the end for anyone's right of free speech. In his next breath he says that he would applaud any newspaper editor who chooses to limit such talk.

Pennsylvanians are getting back to work. The economy is on the rebound. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate is now lower than its pre-pandemic level.

The U.S. government is $30 trillion in debt. Once again, Congress and the administration have authorized $3 trillion in spending on programs they say we need.

My wife and I have lived in our same late-1800s-vintage house, near the center of Clarion, for over 14 years.

"This was the tragic fallacy which brought on the decadence and collapse of the democracies of the twentieth century; those noble experiments failed because the people had been led to believe that they could simply vote for whatever they wanted . . . and get it, without toil, without sweat, …

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Sept. 22 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.

Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Sept. 15 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.