Our Sin Bearer
(Column ~ 10/20/16)
"And he bearing his cross . . . " (John 19:17). This verse, of course refers to the cross-member, the horizontal bar upon which Jesus was crucified. The condemned man carried it on his shoulders to the place of execution. Due to the extreme beating that nearly took the physical life of Jesus in itself, Simon the Cyrene was compelled to bear the cross-member the final distance. Simon was able to take that burden from the Lord, but there was a burden that Simon could never carry...
Portageville drops to Hayti; Plays St. Vincent this Friday
(High School Sports ~ 10/20/16)
The Portageville Bulldogs lost last Friday's night game to conference rival, Hayti Indians. The Bulldogs ended with 164 total yards. Torrey ran for 62 yards on 14 carries and completed 5 of 18 passes for 81 yards. "Every week you want to go in to win and we definitely wanted to stay healthy, but I wanted our kids to give effort. ...
911 Systems moves to new home
(Community News ~ 10/20/16)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- For years New Madrid County, like counties across Missouri, has faced dwindling revenues for its 911 program. With fewer landline phones paying the tax which funds the program, each year less money is available. A partnership between New Madrid County and the city of New Madrid is bringing about some improvements for the countywide 911 program, which dispatches emergency services when called...
Rural postal service remains essential
(State News ~ 10/20/16)
Watchdog study, completed at Senators' request, found rural communities continue to rely on the Postal Service regardless of access to broadband
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