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“Sky Girl”

There are all sorts of pioneers in this world—those who have gone before and been the “first” to do something. One such person was Ellen Church, a young woman from the little town of Cresco, Iowa. Ellen graduated from high … Continue reading

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VEEP

America’s first vice president, John Adams said this about the job, “My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.” Not exactly high praise. The … Continue reading

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Preach Independence from the Pulpit

REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT REV. JOHN WITHERSPOON SIGNER, DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BORN FEBRUARY 5, 1722 DIED NOVEMBER 15, 1794 On this day, the 4th of July, it is good to remember that our independence from Great Britain was not assured. At the … Continue reading

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Eternal Disdain

  MATTIE S. RAYBURN WIFE OF W. H. RAYBURN 1836 – 1891. BISHOP AND MRS. RAYBURN WHAT THEREFORE GOD HATH JOINED TOGETHER LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER. MATT. 19 CHAPT. 6V. A few weeks ago, my son and I drove … Continue reading

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Heartless

One of the most oft visited graves in the Père Lachaise Cemetery at Paris, France, is that of Frédéric François Chopin (February 22 or 1 March 1810 – October 17, 1849), the Polish composer and prodigy who was considered one of … Continue reading

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A Christmas Classic

HELMS ROBERT “BOBBY” LEE AUGUST 15, 1933 JUNE 9, 1997 —HERE LIES A LEGEND— Mr. JINGLE BELL ROCK BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED       MATTHEW 5:4 At this time of year, radio stations are playing classic … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults–The Burial Kind

ALPHONSE CAPONE 1899- – 1947 MY JESUS MERCY MAE CAPONE 1897 – 1986 Gonzo reporter, Geraldo Rivera, had a two-hour television special which aired on April 21, 1986, titled, The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vaults. For a time, Capone had … Continue reading

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