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Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan. From time to time, we all find ourselves...
If you’ve walked outside just after sunset in recent days and looked to the southwest, you may have noticed two bright objects in the night sky. Saturn and Jupiter appear just above the horizon and move closer together each day. On the night of the winter solstice, Dec. 21, these two planets are...
This column is inspired by a 1970 song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for parents to "teach your children well." I've been thinking about that song often as I've wondered how my relatives who were stuck at home during WWII dealt with restrictions similar to what we're encountering with COVID...
This column is inspired by a 1970 song by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for parents to "teach your children well." I've been thinking about that song often as I've wondered how my relatives who were stuck at home during WWII dealt with restrictions similar to what we're encountering with COVID...
Christmas and New Year’s Day are two of my favorite holidays.  At this time of year, we have the opportunity to not only reflect on what we have done in the past year, but more importantly, to think about what we can do in the coming year with the gifts that God has given us.  In this column even...
On December 11, Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 passed last week by the Missouri General Assembly during a special session on a supplemental budget.  Governor Parson announced the special session in October to provide access to additional federal funding, including funding under the...
This week, I filed a brief before the United States Supreme Court challenging the election procedures in the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin. This lawsuit, which was filed by the State of Texas, outlined how the governors and state election officials in the four states...
To the Editor:   I have a brother who drives a truck for a living and for the past five years or so, he has (at my request) brought me newspapers from different cities, large and small. I am of the opinion that your paper, the Howell County News, is the best of them all. (Although I do wish...
Dear Editor,   For some time, I have wanted to write to the Willow Springs newspaper  about my friend Etcyl Dee Smith. Smith was a genuine character.   A colorful character, it was reported, with some collaboration, that as a youthful teenager he threw a horse shoe, tied to a rope, across...
This week many Americans rightfully expected the House of Representatives to be completely focused on relief to small businesses, but that’s not what Speaker Pelosi had in mind. Instead, she held votes on bills to subsidize recreational marijuana and sided with animal rights activists to protect...

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