Joe Baldwin steps away from basketball after more than 40 years as an official
(High School Sports ~ 08/04/16)
SIKESTON -- For over 40 years, Joe Baldwin has been a fixture on high school basketball courts all across southeast Missouri, officiating thousands of games with a flamboyant style that could only be his. However, when the 2016-17 high school basketball tips off in November, Baldwin will be watching from the sidelines, deciding to hang up his whistle after three back surgeries in the last 10 years...
Young house destroyed by fire
(Local News ~ 08/04/16)
The Portageville Fire Department responded to a mutual aid call last Wednesday morning to a house fire belonging to attorney Shawn D. Young on Pemiscot County Road 328. Due to the fire in Pemiscot County, the Wardell Fire Department was first to receive the call. ...
Human Coalition Launches Three-year Initiative with Church of God in Christ
(State News ~ 08/04/16)
PLANO, Texas -- Human Coalition is honored to announce the inauguration of a three-year initiative with the Church Of God In Christ to advance their common mission of making abortion unthinkable and unavailable in America. Together, Human Coalition and the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC), which is the oldest Pentecostal denomination in the country, will work to promote the culture of life in African-American communities...
Walking in the Spirit, Part II
(Column ~ 08/04/16)
Paul wrote in Gal 5:17, "For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit and the Spirit sets its desire against the flesh. For these are in opposition to one another so that you may not do the things you please" (NASB).
End of an Era
(Editorial ~ 08/04/16)
This past week was bitter sweet for me. My family's business has been sold. My uncle Harold Ellinghouse sold the business to Greg Hoskins, owner of Better Newspapers Inc. of Illinois. Although I have not worked there for several years, I still have many fond memories working there as a youngster in Jr. High and High School, in college during summers and a few years after that. For that I thank my uncle Harold and my mother for that opportunity...
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