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There’s always something going on in Howell County if you know where to look. When my husband and I chose to make our home in the Ozarks five years ago, one of the biggest reasons why was how peaceful it seemed here compared to St. Louis. As the saying goes: in the city you ignore sirens and...
Revelation 6:9-11 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. 10And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on...
No doubt you’ve seen this striking plant along roadsides, and perhaps wondered if it has any uses. Although it’s not something you’ll be serving at your next family dinner, its tremendous medicinal value combined with its easy availability makes it worth discussing in this column.  Easily...
Jeremiah 36:23 And when Judi (King Jehudi) had read three or four pages, he cut it with the penknife, and he cast it into the fire, that was upon the hearth, till all the volume was consumed with the fire that was on the hearth. (Douay-Rheims Bible) Censorship has been around for a very long...
Howell County News/Ann Hines
It’s harvest season! I haven’t even put in my garden yet, but I’ve put up several foods. After a deep freeze a few weeks ago, we’ve had ample rain and sunshine and the ground is bursting forth with tender green leaves and colorful flowers. I put up two batches of watercress pesto this week. I...
Matthew 7:12 All things therefore whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you also to them. For this is the law and the prophets. Douay-Rheims Bible     Today, in our "woke culture" we hear the catch phrase, "Black Lives Matter." Then, as a knee-jerk reaction, everyone else who...
Matthew 27:45-46, 50-51, 54: Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 50And Jesus again crying with a...
Matthew 11:28-29  Come to me, all you that labor, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. 29Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. 30For my yoke is sweet and my burden is light. (Douay-Rheims Bible)   In...
Romans 8:35 Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword? Douay-Rheims Bible     What a vital question to ask, "Who can separate us from God's love?" St. Paul proceeded to answer that...
We need to talk about Dr. Seuss. And we need to talk about the conservative response. First, in case you’re out of the loop, I’ll provide the basic facts of the story. A publisher who owns the rights to the Dr. Seuss catalogue announced they would cease publication of six titles for what they...

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