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Tuesday, Sep. 23, 2014
Movie Review: Dolphin Tale 2 (09/20/14)
2011's "Dolphin Tale" told the story of Winter, a rescued dolphin who was missing her tail. The humans around her worked tirelessly to help, and in the process they learned to help themselves. Needless to say, it was a super cheesy movie, the sort of cutesy inspirational fluff that adults have seen countless times (including "Air Bud," by the same director) but kids probably enjoy when it's new to them. Now comes "Dolphin Tale 2," which is pretty much more of the same...
"Renting or buying, an argument for both" (09/20/14)
It has often been referred to as the American dream, to own your own home. The decision to purchase a house may be the single most important decision any of us make. It is a major decision and consumes the majority of most family's monthly budget. For some, due to bad decisions in their past or because of their current circumstances, the ability to obtain financing to purchase a home is not an option and they must rent for the time being. ...
Invasion of the privacy snatchers (09/20/14)
I have made it devilishly hard for hackers to steal nude pictures of me off my computer -- by not taking any. It's so much simpler than trying to remember a big, long password and trying to keep the photos private. "Even if you had nude pictures, no one in their right mind would hack them," Sue said. ...
Dr. Jennifer's House Call: Takayasu's arteritis (09/20/14)
There are many diseases that are rare enough that we may never hear about them. Takayasu's arteritis (pronounced tah-kah-YAH-sooz ahr-tuh-RYE-tis) is one of those conditions. This disorder adversely affects the body's blood vessels, causing them to become inflamed. Over time, this inflammation causes permanent damage to the vessels and that can lead to secondary health problems. Let's learn more about it...
Baptism Is Essential To Salvation (09/19/14)
Baptism Is Essential To Salvation The truth makes us free from sin. (John 8:32) The truth is that baptism in water is essential to salvation. Many today are ignorant of this truth because most religionists falsely teach that "baptism is not essential to salvation". ...
Satisfaction Guaranteed (09/19/14)
Christian apologetics (defense of the faith) involves the forensic evidence for the reality of God Incarnate, Jesus Christ. Through Him in the flesh, God revealed Himself to His creation as their Creator and Savior. One of the many questions that has never been satisfied by unbelievers is how could Christianity have grown so much, thrived for so long, if it were a hoax, as there have been many, many people who have declared themselves to be the One...
Tree Maintenance (09/13/14)
During the summer there are many leaf diseases that have the opportunity to attack trees. These often show symptoms as spots on the leaf. There are also many other non-disease issues that cause trees to decline over the summer. Taking time to maintain trees in the spring and again in the fall can help to determine what you are dealing with and plan for better tree health...
The Answer Man (09/13/14)
Q: Is the SEMO Little Theater Group slipping? A: Not in the least. In fact they seem to be getting better, and more ambitious. The Alvin Theater in New York City was renamed The Neil Simon Theater in 1983. This was in tribute to the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright who once had the rare honor of having four productions showing on Broadway simultaneously...
Movie Review by Bob Garver (09/13/14)
With no major new releases this week, I thought I'd take a look back at some of the movies from the summer season that I saw but never reviewed. Most of these were bombs, but a few were actually decent hits that just never quite made it to the top of the charts. In chronological order, starting in May.....
HEALTH: Navigating health insurance terminology - Copayment (09/13/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The Affordable Care Act has made health insurance available to many Missourians for the first time. If you're new to health insurance, the unfamiliar terminology may seem daunting. When choosing group medical insurance, you need to understand copayments, or copays. A copay is the fee you pay for each visit to a health care provider or when you fill a prescription...
DR. JENNIFER'S HOUSE CALL: GERD (09/13/14)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a problem that plagues many people. Mostly known for its side effect of heartburn, GERD is a disorder of the digestive tract. Today we are going to learn more about how it affects us and what we can do about it...
Forgiving and Forgetting (09/12/14)
In the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:21-35), a king wanted to settle accounts. One man owed the king ten thousand talents, with just one talent being the equivalent of twenty years of labor. The servant begged the king to give him more time, promising that he would repay, although the debt was too great for the servant and all his family to repay...
A Century When There Was Only One Church (09/12/14)
In the first century there was only one church. "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."(Matthew 16:18) We can learn several things from this scripture...
Letter to the Editor (09/06/14)
August 22, 2014 Jenavee Abbee, two counts knowingly tattoo/brand/body pierce a minor without written consent of minor's parents, to appear Sept. 5; Joshua Adams, domestic assault second degree, preliminary hearing set for Sept. 16; Tammy R. Baggett, operate vehicle on highway without valid license, failed to appear, warrant;...
How to Love (09/05/14)
Years ago, I attended an urban church as a visitor, and after the service, a woman came up and welcomed me. After expressing appreciation for her warm welcome, she said something like, "You may have noticed that we do not dress up very 'fancy' around here. ...
Three Great Unknown Bible Truths (09/05/14)
The three truths examined in this article are GREAT because so much rides on a proper understanding of them. Man's salvation and a correct understanding of future events are vitally important. The word UNKNOWN is the key word in the above title. I do not mean by this word that I'm revealing truths no one has ever heard of before. ...
If I Stay (08/30/14)
"If I Stay" is a pretty depressing teen romance about a young couple who love, lose, and one of them might die. It's based on one of those "YA" (Young Adult) books that are so hot as film projects right now. There's a temptation to compare it to "The Fault in Our Stars," another teen romance where the characters spent a lot of time on the brink of death. ...
Letter to the Editor (08/30/14)
Dear Editor: The generosity of people in our community is nothing short of remarkable. Over the past few weeks, millions of dollars has been raised for The ALS Association through the social media movement called the "ice bucket challenge." ALS -- sometimes known as Lou Gehrig's disease, has never before experienced this level of visibility across the nation...
Letter to the Editor (08/30/14)
To the Editor, As much as it hurts me to say this, it looks like our hometown Kennett, Missouri needs a couple more pennies in sales tax or some other tax income ASAP. The council is struggling to meet deficits we are having. I favor the sales tax because it seems to be the most fair because we pay according to what we're able to spend. ...
Living On Less (08/30/14)
The University of Missouri Extension has what often seems like an endless amount of educational materials and publications designed to help educate and improve the lives of Missourians. One such publication, titled "Living on Less", outlines over 80 ideas to help you spend less and still live well. ...
Good Grief (08/29/14)
In his first complaint against God, seventh century B.C. prophet Jeremiah asked the Lord, "Why does the way of the wicked prosper?" (Jeremiah 12) Jeremiah struggles to understand how a righteous God can tolerate the wicked and even allow them to prosper. One observer remarked that Jeremiah was like most of us twenty-first A.D. believers who often do not see the big picture of God's grace as He works in the world to bring His justice and salvation to His beloved people...
Manhood (08/29/14)
When boys today reach manhood tomorrow, what kind of men will they be? With so many boys growing up today without a father's presence, what ill effects will this have on their perception of manhood? Knowledge of what makes one a man and what doesn't make one a man is essential if one is to learn to respect himself as a man...