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Posted 7/26/17

Howdy, folks! Just got back from a road trip to Texas. We had two weddings in one week. The brides (my nieces), are sisters and planned it that way so that aunts and uncles from the north could …

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Don’t forget to share news: LaVonne Ackerman


Howdy, folks! Just got back from a road trip to Texas. We had two weddings in one week. The brides (my nieces), are sisters and planned it that way so that aunts and uncles from the north could attend both. Very stressful for their mom, but a super time of family fun.

Don’t be shy about sharing your news here. Maybe you want to share a recipe or recommend a day trip destination. Maybe you have a helpful hint or a cute story. Have a great week and I hope to hear from you soon!


Happy brand-new-teener birthday to Marissa Romberger of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, July 26. I hope your 13th birthday is just how you like it!

Nathan Witmer of Lower Swatara celebrates his honk-beep-honk day on Wednesday, July 26. Enjoy your Sweet 16 birthday and keep safe!

A happy birthday shout-out goes to Rob Rineer of Lower Swatara on July 26. Enjoy a wonderful Wednesday birthday!

If you see Ed Arnold out and about Lower Swatara on Thursday, July 27, be sure to give him a loud and jolly happy birthday shout! Enjoy the rest of your birthday month in style, Ed!

Happy landmark 18th cake day to Hayley Korn of Lower Swatara on Friday, July 28. I hope your party-day is fantastic, Hayley!

Kobe Brown of Lower Swatara joins the Sweet 16 club on Friday, July 28. Hoping your beep-beep-honk day is fabulous. Happy birthday, Kobe!

Best wishes for a super birthday are sent to Michelle P. Sabol of Middletown on Saturday, July 29. Enjoy your special me-holiday all weekend, Michelle!

Many good birthday wishes are sent to Priscilla Arias of Lower Swatara on Sunday, July 30. I hope your cake day is super-terrific, Priscilla!

Brianna Jones of Middletown hits No. 20 on Sunday, July 30. No more teen years for you, Brianna. Congrats and happy birthday!

Joe Klock of Lower Swatara turns 23 on July 30. May your Sunday be filled with all things super and special. Enjoy your entire week, Joe!

Happy confetti-popping day to Frank Linn of Lower Swatara on Sunday, July 30. Have a beautiful birthday, Frank!

Torin Bayhart of Lower Swatara marks his 11th cake day on July 30. Have a super day on Sunday, Torin!

Happy August and birthday to Sue Lawruk of Lower Swatara on Tuesday, Aug. 1. I know your day will be terrific, keep smiling, Sue!

Jordan Carr of Middletown celebrates his 15th snappy-happy birthday on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Enjoy your birthday all month!


Marlin and Grace Heisey of Lower Swatara were married on July 28, 1950. Best wishes for a wonderful anniversary on Friday. That is 67 years. Congrats!

Baby for Perrys

Rachel and Nathaniel Perry of Middletown welcomed their daughter, Savannah Grace, into their hearts and home at 12:06 a.m. Friday, July 14. The little dark-haired, brown-eyed beauty was 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and 19 inches long. She’s the first child for Rachel and Nathaniel, and their families are excited to spoil and love on her. This is the fifth grandchild for Craig and Donna Etter of Lower Swatara Township and the first grandchild for Edward and Constance Perry of Paget, Bermuda. Congratulations, Rachel and Nathaniel, on your precious gift from God.

God’s Clothes Closet

Shop for free: Clothing for men, women, teens and children (sweaters, slacks, jeans, dresses, coats, shirts), shoes, belts, hats, linens and blankets from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 157 E. Water St., Middletown. For more information, call 944-6181. Everyone is welcome.

Quote of the Week

“I have never once regretted my decision to trust God.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What language would you like to learn?

“Spanish. I don't think it would be too hard.” — Zoe Moore, 6, Lower Swatara.

“Hebrew!” — Christopher Cooper, 9, Lower Swatara.

“Spanish, so I can talk to people in Spain.” — Logan Nissley, 8, Lower Swatara.

“Sign language, because then I can speak to all people.” — Jayden Rodriguez, 7, Lower Swatara.

“German. I like that kind of language!” — Micah Porter, 7, Lower Swatara.

“French. I want to go to Paris someday.” — Norah Wooddell, 6, Lower Swatara.

Proverb for the Week

It is not good to punish an innocent man, or to flog officials for their integrity (17:26).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at