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Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2015
Time for Talk (04/25/15)
April 27 - May 1, 2015 New Wave Cable Channel 2 7:00 PM Talk continues its 1998 interviews with former Presidents of the Kennett Chamber of Commerce. Monday - 1979 Gerald Granger, Chamber of Commerce President This series of interviews with past presidents of the Kennett Chamber of Commerce brings us to Gerald Granger, Chamber President in 1979. ...
The Answer Man (04/25/15)
Q: What is a nonviolent crime? A: Since the dictionary says that "nonviolence" means the peaceful means, not force, to bring about political or social change, a nonviolent crime must mean committing a crime without using force. Nat Hentoff is a syndicated columnist, and constitutional lawyer, who came down hard on the Bush...
Letter to the Editor (04/25/15)
Our state is facing two critical transportation issues: Missouri has thousands of bridges over 50 years old; 1,600 of them are over 75 years old! Approximately 6,300 of our bridges are obsolete and structurally deficient. In 2017, Missouri will no longer generate enough highway user revenue to access federal construction dollars that would otherwise be available to us...
Integrative Monitoring and Extension Outreach (04/25/15)
Last fall, I attended the North Central Region Water Network Conference to be held in Bloomington, Minnesota. I had a wonderful time networking with participants from many of the states that make up the North Central network. In January of this year, I was invited to join a team to look at water quality monitoring and extension outreach. ...
Deceptive Automobile Advertising (04/18/15)
I recently received a letter in the mail from a car dealership located not far from Kennett. The letter was actually a purported e-mail sent from the sales manager to one of the company's sales associates. Anyone who has ever printed an e-mail from someone will understand it has a distinctive look with a heading including information such as "to", "from" and "subject" shown in the top left hand corner. ...
Capitol Report (04/18/15)
Representative McDaniel meets Sophomores The 81st annual Sophomore Pilgrimage happened this week in Jefferson City. The Sophomore Pilgrimage is organized by the General Federated Women's Clubs of Missouri to promote greater interest in the obligation and privilege of citizenship. ...
Living in the Word (04/17/15)
Not Alone Christians know that we humans are sinful by nature. God did not make us that way. Everything He created, He declared as good. He created Adam and Eve. And they're our original parents. They rebelled against God, beginning with Eve, as we read in Genesis 3:6, "the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. ...
The Truth Works (04/17/15)
Undermining The Bible's Authority Recent articles examined the inspiration of the scriptures. The scriptures are the word of God. As God's word, they are authoritative and we should live by them. Since they are God's word we are not to tamper with or change them by adding or subtracting from them. ...
Henbit (04/11/15)
Although some may disagree henbit is not a word of curse. It is the name given to one of two winter annuals that are prevalent in the lawn, and in some cases fields, this time of year. What are winter annuals? A winter annual is a plant whose seed germinates in the fall, survives in winter and grows quickly in late winter or early spring. They produce seed in spring and die by early summer. When they return it is from the seed produced in the spring but that seed does not germinate until fall...
The Answer Man (04/11/15)
Q: Is dancing becoming a lost art? A: This remains a question because as a person gets older he or she is not out in the wide world as much as in the past. The omniscient, "They," say that small town newspapers may still have a future, but that big city papers are in serious trouble. "They" also say that hard bound books may soon become a thing of the past. Is couples dancing also on its way out?...
Pompous Circumstances (04/10/15)
You may recall your first apartment after leaving home. It may have been your second year in college. It was likely not as nice (or clean) as your parents' place, but who cared? What mattered most is that it was YOUR place, and no one else's. If you were in a secular, public college at the time, you were likely told that you were in the process of becoming one of the enlightened ones. ...
Barns Full Of Covetousness (04/10/15)
Jesus warns us about covetousness. "Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses." (Luke 12:15) Jesus then gives the parable of the rich farmer. (Luke 12:16-21) A farmer, whose crops produced abundantly, had so much that he tore down his old barns and built bigger ones to store all his crops. ...
Time for Talk (04/04/15)
April 6-10, 2015 New Wave Cable Channel 2 7:00 PM Monday - 1952 Chamber President, Flake Mchaney Tonight Talk launches into a series of reports from past presidents of Kennett's Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is a singular force for the betterment of the city. ...
The Answer Man (04/04/15)
Q: What does snow in the Bootheel have in common with a human being? A: The first day of birth. On the first day of birth for a normal human baby the infant is always beautiful with that smooth skin and wonderful scent. A new snow is exactly the same way except it takes quite an amount of time for an infant to grow into teenage; and in just two or three days snow here in the Bootheel it turns into a sloppy mess with droopy britches, exposed underwear, and a t-shirt that bears a message. ...
Capitol Report (04/04/15)
Last week served as the mid-session legislative break for the Missouri House of Representatives. During this time I took an opportunity to visit Three Rivers Community College in Kennett. I really enjoyed giving a presentation to the state and local government class on how the Missouri Legislature works...
Living in the Word (04/03/15)
He Is We had just left the church in silence after a Maundy Thursday worship service, a part of that worship service in our church body, just as it is in Good Friday worship. A young, startled child asked me, "What was that all about?" On the church step outside, I muttered/stuttered to answer her question, but could not do so beyond a facts-only reply. ...
The Truth Works (04/03/15)
The Verbally Inspired Scriptures Are the scriptures inspired "in thought" only or "in word"? Did God give the thoughts to the writers and allow the writers to put them into their own words, or did God give them the words to write which expressed God's thoughts exactly and without mistake? I believe in "word" or verbal inspiration of the scriptures...