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Applying TV's Nielsen ratings to church worship (04/26/15)
My surname is Long, but I have been invited, along with my wife and children, to become part of the Nielsen family. Yes, that Nielsen family -- the TV ratings company. Nielsen helps decide the viewing content of television in America. It's a little odd that the Longs were chosen. ...
This is Rome, and this is home (04/26/15)
Maybe it was foolish to go alone for a week to a country where the only words of the Italian language I knew were "ciao," from watching too many bad chick flicks when I was younger, and all-important English cognates like "pizza." Maybe it was naive of me to think everyone in Italy would speak English and all would go smoothly...
Prayer breakfast promises laughter and fellowship (04/26/15)
Ask what comes to mind when someone mentions prayer and the Bible, and most will not mention jokes and laughter, but Kim and Tracy of K&T Ministries aim to change that when they appear as featured guests at the upcoming Power of Praying Women Prayer Breakfast...
FYI April 26 (04/26/15)
Letter carriers' food drive set May 9 The annual letter carriers' food drive will be May 9, when letter carriers will pick up donations of nonperishable food left near residents' mailboxes. Items will be donated to food pantries in Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Jackson and Benton, Missouri. More information is available by calling 573-986-8298...
A lightning-struck tree (04/26/15)
This tree was struck by lightning. Although lightning can occur during any month of the year in Southeast Missouri, springtime is prime time for lightning. Lightning that strikes trees or other objects tied to the earth originates from the earth. The electrical discharge that strikes these objects occurs very quickly and is called "ground-to-cloud lightning."...