Fair-weather Disciples not Fit for the Kingdom
(Column ~ 07/21/16)
In Luke 9:62 Jesus said, "No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God." A plowman who does not keep his eye fixed on where he is going cuts a crooked furrow. In 2 Timothy 4:10 Paul mentions Demas who was a fair-weather disciple who had never counted the cost of genuine commitment to Christ. ...
Advertising in Bad Times helps the community in many ways
(Editorial ~ 07/21/16)
As you know, we are a small staff, Laura Collins and myself. Since Laura started, she has blossomed into a very good employee, and I value her work very much. As there are only the two of us, there are times it is impossible for us to make it to all of the meetings and events that may occur. ...
Daugherty Signs with Morthland Patriots
(High School Sports ~ 07/21/16)
2016 Portageville graduate Tyler Daugherty has sign a letter of intent to play baseball at Morthland College for the Patriots. Morthland is located in West Frankford, Ill. The Patriots program is a young program and has been playing ball for four years. The team will have a fall and a spring season. Most of their spring season games are played at Rent One Park in Marion, which is home of the Southern Illinois Miners, a Minor League team...
New Madrid County organizing citizens group to assist law enforcement
(Local News ~ 07/21/16)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A child is reporting missing in a local community. A tornado slashes through the county leaving damage and power outages. A search is underway for a missing boater on the Mississippi River. All are real situations and in each case, law enforcement responds. But the difference, public safety officials agree, is the response by the public in how quickly a resolution is reached...
Portageville Police Department
(Police/Fire Report ~ 07/21/16)
On Tuesday, July 19, at 6:50 p.m. officers with the Portageville Police Department conducted a traffic stop on DeLisle Avenue for traffic violations. After identifying the driver, who was a 23-year-old white male, the officer learned the driver's license was suspended and the driver was later detained. ...
Cloyce Lavell Poore
(Obituary ~ 07/21/16)
Cloyce Lavell Poore passed away July 17, 2016 at his home in New Madrid at the age of 74 years. He was born June 29, 1942 in Maynard, AR to the late Dan and Mary Myrtle Bemis Poore. Cloyce married Dorothy Leigh Edwards on October 3, 1981. She survives of the home. He was a small-business owner and former administrator of the New Madrid County Health Department...
Disaster Center Sets 'Farmedic' Training for First Responders
(State News ~ 07/21/16)
JONESBORO -- Agriculture, big business in Arkansas, is also one of the most dangerous industries because of the array of equipment, chemicals and outdoor conditions. First responders in the Northeast Arkansas area will enhance their skills with assisting farm accident victims during a two-day training session, Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24...
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