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Missing Jamestown

My mother is moving back to Jamestown after being away for more than five decades. She’ll have come full circle — having been born here and having spent her childhood here, and then driving away from here one day long ago in a white dress as rice was being thrown at the back of a ...

Anything Is Possible

Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Using one, small, pitiful example, I believe this. If I had to list my vices in order, I’d undoubtedly place the warm, silky smooth, sometimes robust, dark and pleasing sips from my daily cup of coffee at the top of my list. If coffee were ...

Westminster Catalog

I always enjoy the catalog from a dog show, and Westminster is no exception. Besides containing the judging schedule, which lets me know what breed is showing in which ring, and when, it’s fun to check out other facts as well. This year, I enjoyed looking up information on some of the dogs ...

Poisonous To Your Dog?

Dear Readers, In the doggy world, March is poison prevention awareness month. This is a critical topic for those who currently have a dog or are considering adopting a dog. Your dog’s metabolism is much different than your own. Common items most would not even consider to be poisonous could ...

Reader Has Cautionary Tale Of Lingering E. Coli Post-Biopsy

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband acquired a drug-resistant E. coli infection from a prostate biopsy. His urologist initially treated him with gentamicin injections and cephalexin. Two days after discontinuing the cephalexin, the infection returned (chills, fever, malaise and pain in the urinary ...

Woman’s Younger Boyfriend Hides Her From His Family

DEAR ABBY: I’m 51 and my boyfriend is 43. We’ve been dating for eight months, living together for five. We met at work a few months before we started dating. We get along great and never argue, but he won’t let me meet his family. He has never been married and has no children. He sees ...

Physical Therapy Helps Young Girl Overcome Tragic Accident

When she was 15, Louanne was in a car accident that crushed vertebrae in her spine. Spinal fusion surgery followed, along with a month-long hospital stay in a Stryker frame bed, which allows patients with spinal cord injuries to be turned safely. Afterward, Louanne spent several months in a ...

All On A Sunday

This past weekend, I was blessed with the opportunity to undergo a broad range of emotions and learn a bit about myself as I tried my best to cope with them in the most healthy way possible. Over the course of a single day, I went from feeling a pervading sense of sadness at the 10th ...

Ashes To Ashes

By Katrina Fuller kfuller@post-journal.com “Every day I wrestle with the voices That keep telling me I’m not right, But that’s all right. ‘Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed When others say I’ll never be enough. And greater is the One living inside of me Than ...

There Are Medical And Lifestyle Options For Overactive Bladder Treatment

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 33-year-old woman with an overactive bladder. It was keeping me awake at night with painful spasms telling me I had to “go” every 45 minutes. I took oxybutynin for a while, but it stopped helping. I recently was prescribed Myrbetriq, but I’ve noticed sudden, ...

Face-To-Face Meeting Theatens To Nip New Romance In The Bud

DEAR ABBY: I recently enrolled in an internet dating site, and have been cyber-chatting with a very sweet gentleman. I am also 62 years young. My problem is I’m borderline obese, have gray hair, a few wrinkles and some dental problems. It’s the reason I don’t post photos of myself. ...

Charles Atlas Calls Through The Decades

After some 60 years, I have returned to pushing barbells into the air. As a young boy, I wanted to be like Angelo Siciliano. Siciliano was a weightlifter, a carnival strongman. Taking the name of “Charles Atlas,” he designed a weightlifting course and advertised it in the comic books of ...

It’s Trump’s Party Now

Before the largest audience of his political career, save perhaps his inaugural, Donald Trump delivered the speech of his life. And though Tuesday’s address may be called moderate, even inclusive, Trump’s total mastery of his party was on full display. Congressional Republicans who ...

National Sigh Of Relief

The morning after President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress, the Dow Jones industrial average shot up 300 points, lifting the stock market above 21,000. But the excitement of the money managers couldn’t touch the ecstasy of conservative observers. John Hinderaker of the Power ...

Who Knows Who Is Truly Affected During Marital Discord

What anyone may do and/or think about that develops into problems for another, or what anyone may not do or not think about that may foster ill feelings or greater consequences for another person, sometimes known or unbeknownst of us, our behavior and attitude played out verbally or nonverbally ...

The Coming Out Of Steve Bannon

WASHINGTON — The most significant aspect of last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference was not President Trump’s repetitive rant against the news media and fake news. It was the public unveiling of his chief strategist, former Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon, who came out of the ...

Festa Di San Giuseppe

In certain denominations of faith, St. Joseph is celebrated as the Earth Father of Jesus, and has been celebrated as the Patron Saint of Sicily. In many churches, March 19 of each year is the day designated as the Festa di San Giuseppe (Feast of St. Joseph). Some of the celebrations of St. ...

A Tale Of Another Singular Goose

The hunters had been in the cornfield for the last weeks in December. There are never more than three and they never seem to appear until the final hour or two of waning daylight. They are close enough I can easily see them dragging their bags of decoys, identifying them as geese as they are ...

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

I guess one would say that the weather is here today, but gone tomorrow. One day last week it was over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The next day it was just above 30 degrees and snowing. How is anyone to remain healthy with this kind of weather? The almost non-existent winter has wreaked havoc ...

Regional Solutions Make Dollars And Sense

Regionalism may sound like a contemporary buzzword, but it can be both a solution and a forward-thinking move for a number of local governments and school districts. In the past four months, two villages in Chautauqua County have voted to dissolve into the surrounding town governments. After ...