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4x4 8-31-14 (08/31/14)
Josh Vaughan Cape Girardeau Disability September is National Preparedness Month. How prepared are you for an emergency? If it's a zombie apocalypse I'm set. Anything else, no, not so much. How would you describe your driving skills? I have no driving skills. I don't drive. I ride a longboard everywhere...
New Wells confirmands hold reunion (08/31/14)
Submitted story and photos ~ Immanuel Lutheran Church of New Wells held a reunion of confirmands July 27, with 160 people in attendance. Guest speaker was the Rev. Ed Keinath, who served as pastor of the church from 1978 to 1983, with the theme of "Give, Grow, Thank," based on Romans 8:32: "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all -- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?" Kenaith now is executive director of Cross Life Ministries in Seymour, Indiana.. ...
Ministry of dessert: Serving frozen yogurt topped with values (08/31/14)
Noting the popularity of frozen yogurt, it was easy for former schoolteachers Lori Laramore of Cape Girardeau and Allyson Leckie and Angela Schlitt of Jackson to get their heads together about opening a shop. They decided after a great deal of deliberation to call it Simply Swirled...
Caught up in beauty and goodness (08/31/14)
I recently saw the movie "The Giver," and I was blown away. I read the book when I was in elementary school, and hadn't remembered much about it, except that it was really good. The movie version didn't disappoint, either; it is one of those rare movies that makes me grateful to be human and reawakens me to all of the beauty in this world. The movie has soul, and it touched mine...
Support for 2014 movie 'God Is Not Dead' (08/31/14)
Classes have resumed at Southeast Missouri State University. I have met the 28 students in my Old Testament Literature class in Dempster Hall, and we already have had two sessions together. On the first day of class, I did not require the students to sign a statement denying the existence of God...