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Saturday, Apr. 30, 2016
Lichen (04/30/16)
I have had several questions regarding the same issue on plants in the past few weeks. Most of the plants effected have been oaks, maples and azaleas. I have been asked, what is this and what is it doing to my plant? What everyone is talking about is lichen. ...
Answer Man (04/30/16)
Q: What is the Kennett Library Book Review Group badly in need of? A: Recruits. Going all the way back to the old library, the Library Book Review group has been around a long time. Loving the concept as much as we do, we want to see the book discussions thrive and grow...
Yeah. Uh-huh. Sure. (04/30/16)
Recently, a local Christian college invited a Creationist scholar to speak to their students and the community on the Lord's creation of all things world and universe. About an hour before the program was to begin, I sat at my office desk pondering if I could afford the time. I weighed my belief in a young earth against tasks needing completion. I decided that I'd stay and work...
The Arm of the Lord (04/29/16)
All need to trust in the "arm of the Lord". "My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust." (Isaiah 51:5) The expression "arm of the Lord" refers to "the power of God". Physically speaking, a short, puny arm may not be able to do what a long, strong arm can do. Men need to put their trust in God's arm, since He is strong and powerful and capable of keeping His promises...
Germs in the church? (04/29/16)
Walk into a hospital and you will notice signs and stations to cleanse your hands with antibacterial cleanser. The purpose of these stations is to provide a line of defense against germs for the safety of the patients, staff and Hospital guests. The hospital is constantly on guard against germs because their profession declares that they be aware of and proactive against germs. ...
From the Capitol Report (04/23/16)
The House and Senate have given final approval to legislation that would reinstitute a cap on the amount the state needs to provide each year to the foundation formula that funds public schools in Missouri. The House approved legislation last week that included the cap as part of a broader education reform package. The legislation approved this week, which is now on the way to the governor's desk, focuses primarily on the funding cap...
U.S. rice important to Haiti (04/23/16)
Michael R. Milam Agronomy Specialist County Program Director I am aware that U.S. rice marketing organizations have been making an outreach to Cuba and China. There have been obstacles in selling rice to both countries but there has been progress toward both markets...
The Truth Works (04/22/16)
Good Leaders Every citizen of God's kingdom, the church (Matthew 16:18-19), is encouraged to be godly in all life's endeavors including the area of government if they choose to become public servants and hold public office. We need more good leaders in this country who are godly. ...
Christian Connection (04/22/16)
Our Desire To Reach The Lost The call of every Christian is to be concerned about those that do not know Jesus as their Savior and it is the mandate of God that we all go into our world and share the gospel with the hopes and intentions that our stories, our lives and our witness will lead others to the cross for salvation...
The Answer Man (04/16/16)
Q: Is widening home plate really good for our progress as a nation? A: There is evidence that says no. There is a story going around that could be used as an analogy covering our society today: Seems an old-time baseball player was conducting a baseball seminar down in Florida. ...
Mother's Day gifts for any budget (04/16/16)
Mothers are special and they deserve to be treated that way! This Mother's Day, you can treat your mom and make her feel extraordinary without spending much cash -- and she doesn't even have to know. Below are some tips to make this Mother's Day the best (and most inexpensive) one yet!...
The Truth Works (04/15/16)
Living For Jesus "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21) I want to focus on the phrase "to live is Christ". The purpose for Paul's life was Jesus. The Lord Jesus Christ is to be the purpose of every Christian's life. I want to live for Christ since without Him I would not be alive spiritually, but would still remain "dead in trespasses and sins." (Ephesians 2:1)...
Christian Connection (04/15/16)
"Stone Free Center" John 8:1-11 It was probably a cool brisk morning in Jerusalem as Jesus traveled from the Mount of Olives to the temple. As he arrived a crowd of Jewish people would descend upon this teaching center and eagerly seek to hear and be taught by the Master. ...
Letter to the Editor (04/09/16)
April 5, 2016 Dear Editor: I want to make sure people in your area know that Franklin Graham's Decision America Tour Prayer Rally will be in Jefferson City, Missouri, at noon on May 17. I'm very concerned about this visit by Franklin Graham. The more I ask people if they know about it, the more I hear people say they have never heard of the event. I've also spoken with those at a well-known Christian bookstore and at Christian radio stations...
Pollinator Habitat (04/09/16)
Sarah Denkler Horticulture Specialist The plight of the monarch, the reduction of the populations over the past 20 years, has become a national focus in recent months. Destruction of overwintering habitat, changes in climate and the reduction of milkweed species have created a perfect storm for population reduction. ...
The Truth Works (04/08/16)
Hardened Necks, Faces and Hearts Job, while praising God for His wisdom and strength, asked a question which is worthy of our consideration. "He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?" (Job 9:4) Can a person prosper in life who hardens his heart against God? Absolutely not! You cannot prosper in life if you choose a path that opposes God! I do not mean by the word "prosper" to speak of only money. ...
Christian Connection (04/08/16)
Spiritual Trust According to Merriam Webster, trust is the assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Trusting can be simple when the facts are laid out in front of us and can see all the reasoning and logic behind the decision or actions of someone that is leading us in an area of our lives...
The Answer Man (04/02/16)
Q: What does the word, "pro-bono" mean? A: Basically it means doing work for the public good without charge. The loss of Bill Brigance the other day means among many other thing we are deprived of a great pro-bono worker for our community. Bill came to us by the way of Beech Corner, and Senath, MO. He settled in Kennett where he became a very successful businessman. He, and his devoted wife, Anita, raised a fine family. Then he turned to many other endeavors...
Christian Connection (04/01/16)
It takes Faith to stay in the boat Today I want to write concerning the disciples that stayed in the boat while Peter stepped out and walked on water. In Matthew 14:22-33, the account is given not just concerning Peter walking on water, but the other disciples that stayed in the boat. We can become acquainted and accustomed to a particular perspective of a biblical account that we hinder ourselves from seeing other major points that can also be blessings in our relationship with God...
The Truth Works (04/01/16)
Complete Obedience Last week, from the example of King Saul in 1 Samuel 15, we learned the serious consequences of a person not fully obeying God. Many today are like King Saul. If you were to ask them, "Have you obeyed God?" They would reply "yes". But the real truth is many who think they have obeyed God, have not truly done so because they have only partially obeyed God's instructions. Partial obedience is considered by God to be disobedience. (1 Samuel 15:19)...