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Special needs camp successful in its inaugural year
The parents who left their children at Dotson Baptist Camp on Sunday afternoon had more reason than most moms and dads to be nervous.
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Fear is not my friend
Franklin Roosevelt was an inspirational leader. During the Great Depression, at one of the darkest hours in America’s history, he said, “There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself.”
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The car that got away
I was distracted by a dozen things on one of my drives home this week when the car of my dreams pulled up beside me.
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Rescuing a mourning dove
I decided to go outside this evening to unwind and enjoy the waning light of the day.
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Engagements
Lewis-Milligan Nick and Jill Lewis of Chester, Va., and Jeremy and Andrea Pate of Cordova happily announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Kate Lewis, to Kevin Milligan, son of Gerald and...
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Fond memories of the ‘Red Fern’
Of all the books that I’m sure we read in elementary school, the only one that stands out to me two decades later is a story of a boy and his dogs.
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Jasper native publicizes local nonprofit on ‘The Rick and Bubba Show’
Few college students get to hang out every day with radio personalities Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey of “The Rick and Bubba Show.”
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I’ve always been wild about watermelon
Summer has definitely arrived. I know a lot of you like summer time, but I’m not a big fan.
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Prayer shawls part of ministry’s grief recovery
More than 200 people visit Grace Ministries Inc. in Curry each month for free clothing. However, they often have emotional needs as well.
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Blame it on our parents
Several days ago, while watching the Weather Channel for a forecast, I noticed something I hadn't heard before. It was a clicking sound coming from our freezer.
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Blast from the past
Wyatt’s new favorite thing to watch on TV is himself.
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My semi-automatic BB gun
I had a Daisy pump-action BB gun when I was a kid. It had a slight defect. In those days it was not a big deal, but had it occurred these days, it would cause lawyers at the Daisy Corporation to ha...
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A chance meeting in Naples, Italy
As I recall, it was a hot muggy morning there in the harbor basin in Naples, Italy on July 2, 1963. The aroma of the city was quite strong as many a sailor who has visited there well knows.
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A recipe for life for each of us to learn
I would like to start this column off by thanking everyone who said prayers and lent their support to our family during the recent loss of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. Rick Jones pa...
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Hidden treasure at the gas station
I picked up a piece of treasure during the summer of 1976 when I worked at the Sportsman Package store. I was between jobs and my cousin hired me to pump gas, check oil, and load cases of beer.
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