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It’s time for another installment of “Things you should do before all you have to look forward to is your weekly sponge bath from Nurse Brickbat.” My most recent business travels took me to a conference in usually sunny Long Beach, California. I say “usually” because while I was there, the California sun was apparently still mourning the Rams’ loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII (not to mention Adam Levine’s shirtless halftime show) and was holed up in bed binging on Nutella and Netflix. more
Once thought to be extinct, crested geckos were rediscovered in 1994. Since their reemergence, the crested gecko’s easy-going personality and low-maintenance lifestyle has made it a popular pet … more
The season of Lent is quickly coming to an end, and the Easter Season will soon begin. Amid all the special services connected with the historical events of Jesus’s death and resurrection, we might easily lose sight of why they occurred, namely, that Jesus’s death and resurrection were for you! more
THE fellowship hall at First Christian Church once again became the runway showcasing the latest in fashion designs chosen from the world’s largest fashion market held in Las Vegas recently. The … more
A weekly article that will offer information concerning the Kilgore Fire Department and provide safety tips for home and family.An estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires are reported in the U.S. each … more
Most Sundays right before the service begins, I teach a portion of the Catechism to children and “eavesdropping” adults. This past Sunday the portion was the Fifth Commandment (Exodus 20:13; … more
IN their 2018 selection of applicants the Yale Young Global Scholars admitted 1,768 students from 126 countries and all 50 of the United States to a summer program dedicated to international exchange … more
Once a teacher, always a teacher – or so I have been told. At least that holds true for former Kilgore College Instructor David Stroud as his lectures can now be heard via an Apple iTunes podcast. Titled “Mr. Stroud’s History Class” (so named by his daughter, Sarah Quinlan and the originator of the podcast) the history lessons now reach across the globe. more
Spring in East Texas always announces its arrival with an annual tree-pollen allergy apocalypse, followed by our own version of monsoon season, when most residents consider trading in their pickups for four-wheel drive dinghies. All of the rain and foliage-philandering gives rise to the need for some serious yard work, more
The phrase “living the dream” has a nice sound to it and for Tim and Amy Rutherford their plans to do just that will be taking place within the upcoming year. So impressive is their ability to manage funds it has earned them a feature in the May issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine where the couple has offered helpful hints for others striving to do the same. more
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