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Traffic passes Monday at the entrance to what will become the Wrigley Recreation Area at 148 Fairfield St. in Oakland. Rich Abrahamson / Morning Sentry OAKLAND – City officials say a park that opened over the summer and one slated for next year are part of an effort to increase recreational opportunities and improve quality …

By a beautiful fall Wednesday morning, the day of 264e The anniversary of the United States Marine Corps and the eve of Veterans Day, the grand opening ceremony for new Sgt. Elga Lee Roberts Jefferson County Veterans Service Office was underway. Jefferson County Judge Gerald Robinson had a vision when he realized years ago that …

John Talley III shared some of Charles Spurgeon’s teachings, projected onto the screen behind him, in Chapel on Monday. Rick Vacek storyPhotos of Ralph FresoCUU Information Office Towards the end of his speech on Monday, John Talley III shared a statement from 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon. “The cry of the Christian religion is the …

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – When do the religious rights of a death row inmate end? That will be the question presented to the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday during arguments in Ramirez vs. Collier, a religious freedom case that challenges restrictions the state of Texas places on religious advisers it allows to preside over executions. …

In 1831, the pioneer families of Enoch Enloe Sr. and Lamon Short decided to settle near the area that eventually became Russellville after a wheel broke from one of their covered wagons. Four years later, several families gathered on a nearby farm to establish the community’s first church. The Baptist congregation then moved to an …

Father David Garcia, officially speaking, will tell you that he is retired after 46 years as Catholic priest. This, I will tell you, is very misleading. The publication this month of his book Preaching in the event of a pandemic: the pulpit in a year like no other is the final testament to the continued …

In an address to the Latin American Confederation of Religious (CLAR) last August, Pope Francis warned religious communities to avoid the “temptation to survive”. Concerned about “numbers” and “efficiency”, or nurturing a “murderous nostalgia” for earlier forms of piety and devotion, the Pope continued, spelling out the “siren song of religious life”. It’s not hard …

Rhodes State Offers Admission Events LIMA – Rhodes State College hosts two admissions events. Prospective students can visit Rhodes State College to learn more about the 70 academic and certificate programs offered by the college. There will be information about the admissions process, financial aid, scholarships, and academic program highlights from the faculty. The first …

Jeff, how was it for you to take this? JEFF CHU The decision to say yes to Dan and the children was not a difficult one. In fact, following and finishing the book was really difficult. But that’s the problem with friendship – I don’t think friendship is always easy. Sometimes friendship is going to …

Kristen keely-dinger Shana berkeley At the first 37208 special committee meeting, a resident summed up his life experience at 37208 by saying, “Either die or you go to jail. Despite this reality, there is a love network at work every day in North Nashville. Neighbors who have a little more buy groceries for neighbors who …