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    Help wanted : The Lyons Mirror-Sun is looking for a community minded individual to help produce this newspaper in a full-time position.  Challenges are likely, enjoyment … more
As you likely discovered on the front page of this edition, Jason Redding-Geu is no longer working for the Oakland Independent and Lyons Mirror-Sun.  His departure is met with mixed … more
Who hasn’t wanted to have more time each day?  Unless you are staring at the clock hoping the work or school day would be over soon, you have likely found yourself wishing for a bit more … more
Quietly walking into the Baptist Church in Oakland shortly after services started, a young man sheepishly looked at the floor as he found his way to the back pew.  His attentiveness was obvious, … more
“I’ve got basketball practice and then musical rehearsal tonight.” Surely our home was not the only to hear these words shared at least once over the last couple of … more
Whether the title of this column recalls the soothing voice of Gene Autrey or the unique sound of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, it is likely that you can relate to finding yourself in a familiar … more
    March Madness is a highlight of the year for basketball fans every year.  Watching 68 college teams compete for a chance to be named NCAA Champions can be exciting.  … more
We tend to see what we want to see, and we see what the people that are close to us see. I didn’t realize how blinding perspective can be until I became an EMT with my volunteer department. It … more
    Happy end of March! I wish it was ending as nice as it began but I guess that’s not to be. Last week we served 138 meals and with Tuesday and Wednesday being the most … more
    I have some egg-citing news! Our Spring StoryWalks will start next week! StoryWalks will be held each week during the months of April & May and will be viewable along the … more
        Read: John 19:17-37 (for full context) “ When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his garments and divided them into four parts, one … more
Fall, winter, spring, and summer sports are all enjoyable, but I must admit that I am glad when each is over. Sometimes, it’s just a bit too much. Like a food item in which too much is … more
When Jesus started His public ministry, He was doing amazing miracles and teaching some profound truths, so many people started to follow Him. At times He had crowds over 10,000 listening, and He … more
Greetings from Golden Oaks! Our Caregivers Support group will meet on Monday, March 25th at 11:00 and this is open to the public. Dr. Wolken will be here for stretch therapy on Monday at 12:30, … more
The headline of this article is a thought that rattles through my head from time to time. I ponder it for a moment and get back to work as there are deadlines to be met. That thought actually comes … more
    Read: Exodus 20:1-17 (for full context) I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery (Exodus 20:2) Today’s … more
      Hip, Hip Hooray! Easter is on the way! And I have some egg-siting news! Mark your calendars and bring your littles or your grand littles to the library for a … more
      When I was a kid I never got the opportunity to celebrate my birthday with my friends. I never got the Chuck E Cheese party room with the big cake surrounded … more
    I am about to show my age with this column. I am what you would call a millennial; an older millennial but a millennial nonetheless. That means that I have been around to … more
  Hello! It’s the week after we spring forward. Did you remember to change your clock ahead Saturday night? As I get older, it seems this time change messes me up more and more. Do … more
Join us next Thursday, March 21 st at the library for a free family movie matinee starting at 10am! Can you guess what movie we’ll be showing next week? Here are a few hints. Hint number one: … more
    Read: Mark 7:1-23 (for full context) What comes out of a person is what defiles them. (Mark 7:20) It can be easy to blame your sin on other people, your … more
Google Earth is an amazing program that continues to improve over time. For those not familiar with the web tool, Google Earth allows the user to zoom in to street levels on the image of a globe to … more
Thanks for supporting Golden Oaks through monthly meals Thanks to everyone who came out for the Jam session. Love seeing all the great talent. Our next meal will be March 19th and we will be … more
Prior to being affiliated with MercyOne, the Oakland Memorial Hospital was operated by a local board and funded through patient services as well as generous donors. In 2009, Harold and Donna Baldwin … more
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