Country preacher marks half century at same church
In this day of mega churches and evangelists preaching the word of God over airwaves throughout the world, J.R. Burr begs to differ. Last month, Burr, 78, marked his 50th anniversary as minister of Stark City Church of Christ.
Carthage Catholic church to mark anniversaries of parish, school
Ulysses S. Grant was re-elected as president, George Brayton patented the gasoline-powered engine and Britain handed over $15 million to the United States for damages during the Civil War, which had ended seven years before.
David Yount: Feedback critical part of growth
Children are constantly tested by their teachers, physically and mentally, against arbitrary standards, and are judged even more severely by their peers. Youth favors popularity as athletes, scholars and cheerleaders. The vast majority of us, as children, can't compete successfully in those arenas.
Motivational speaker brings message of inspiration to Joplin
As Joplin residents continue to overcome the devastation wrought by the 2011 tornado, David Ring continues his journey of hope, just as he has for the past 40 years.
Craig Tally: Epiphany provides direction
Sunday past was Epiphany Sunday. Epiphany, for most of us in the West, is recognized on the sixth day of January. The term "epiphany" is derived from a Greek word meaning "manifestation" or "revelation."
Mission minded: Man works with World Mission Builders
Bob Mitchell, a retired engineer with a university degree in physics, will tell you he meets the requirements of a volunteer with World Mission Builders.
David Yount: Blessings of hope for 2013
A beast passes its life in the present tense, whereas we humans live simultaneously in the past, present and future -- creatures of anxiety, remembrance and hope. The beast in "Beauty and the Beast" was a notable exception. The victim of enchantment, he required hope and love to return to human form.
Church takes steps toward helping single mothers
It first came to the attention of Terri Haywood shortly after the 2011 tornado. The plight of a single mother could be no more evident to the Royal Heights United Methodist Church pastor than that of one Joplin woman who lost her husband, home and car to the tornado. In addition, the new single mom was left with four children to raise on her own.
Craig Tally: Words futile in moments of emotional pain
We do much better with "timely" death. We can speak comfortably and honestly to those who have lost a spouse or a parent whose time had come. But we search desperately for the right things to say when death comes much too early.
Help for tornado victims highlighted in 2012
Joplin-area residents, as a strong show of Christian love and their faith in God, overwhelmingly extended their help to tornado victims well into 2012 -- a year and a half after it touched down.
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