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Basher

I went to church with Bob and Linda Sunday morning and night. Bob and Susie were down on Monday. They had been in Oklahoma for a few days visiting some of her family and doing some work. Bob and Linda ...

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Ava General Baptist Church

Pastor Oren asked a very important question this last Sunday for all of us.  He asked if we trusted God.   He read scripture from Proverbs 3:1-8.  First, Proverbs tells us to keep God’s commandments in our hearts and let love ...

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Arno

Bonnie Phipps said an old friend, Lorene Pare, from Granite City, Illinois called her Friday and wished her a Happy Birthday. She couldn’t remember if it was the 17th or 18th and she was one day early, but they had ...

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Bradleyville

Last weekend was so exciting for me to watch the bald eagles near our place on Brushy Creek. They had a huge nest in the top of a Sycamore tree near the creek for many years but last spring it ...

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Ava Kiwanis Club News

Most of last week’s meeting was spent putting final details together for the Benefit Volleyball Tournament which was held on Saturday.  Thanks to Jayma Potter, Paula Sweeney and Three Rivers Hospice for putting that fundraiser together for us to raise ...

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The High Calling

“How many angels does it take to get home safely?” I asked rhetorically while turning from the counter at the feed store Monday.  “Just one big one” the clerk replied.  Nodding at the response I continued out the door and ...

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Sweden Church

The thought of being blind makes most people shudder in fear.  I remember when I was a teen, the thought occurred to me.  What would I do if I couldn’t see?  I couldn’t possibly imagine it.  It just seemed like ...

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St. Francis Church

Sunday, February 12, was our Sexagsima, or the second Sunday before Lent. Latin for sixteenth, segagesima is approximately 60 days before Easter. Bishop Hartley based his sermon on the epistle for the day, II Corinthians 11:19: “Ye suffer fools gladly, ...

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Smallett

Sunday morning service was opened with prayer then the Praise Group led the congregation in some praise songs. Brother Roberts brought the message from Ephesians 5:22-25, “God’s Family for the Wife.” The evening service was opened with prayer then a ...

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Sandy Church

Brad Siler, Sunday School Superintendent, began our service with prayer requests for Jim Haden, Jeff Dalton, Jim Harris’s two Uncle Don’s, Zack and Mitch.  Van Menzies prayed this prayer.  We read our devotional from Matthew 19. Happy birthday was sung ...

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