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We are very blessed to live in a country that still, even in the midst of all the chaos & ungodliness, still considers itself “One Nation Under God.” We are surrounded by the debt … more
This past Friday, Friday the 13th, I received a phone call from a friend who moved from Oakland to Missouri. I hadn’t heard from her in awhile. She started with, “I have a dumb … more
Graduation ceremonies and parties are done. The younger students have finished their final day of school for the 2021-22 year, and are now looking forward to 3 short months of summer vacation. For … more
It seems just like yesterday, Mr. Bryan Bohn, Oakland-Craig Band Director, beat the socks off his peers and his students in a friendly game of name that tune.  The occasion was the fall pep … more
Mothers are a precious treasure to the family. A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else. It is like a beacon of light that shows up to help you find your way. Mothers leave a legacy … more
I need to get something off my chest. Last week I had a doctor appointment in Sioux City. Driving up Hamilton Street, Charlie and I were amazed at the number of people on the corners of busy … more
The calendar said the first day of Spring was back in March. Stores havethousandsof colorful flowers and vegetable plants in little plastic containers ready to go in the ground. Customers are filling … more
We go through our lives focused on ourselves for the most part. We work, we come home, we do what we have to do to support ourselves and our family. I used to think that is what life is, but … more
This week we are going to discover the “rest of the story” of the bronze serpent.   He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight…. He broke up the bronze … more
The third week of April was a busy week in the Decatur community, starting with Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt. Sunday was filled with Easter church services, family gatherings and good … more
Like many people we spent the holiday weekend with our families. We started off on Friday going to my sister's house to spend the night. That was something that we haven’t done in a long … more
Only recently has it been possible to map out the distribution of millions of galaxies over billions of light years.  What has been found is a striking web-like pattern of galaxies, with lines, … more
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