Check chimney before burning wood for home heat
(State News ~ 12/16/17)
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missourians planning to heat their homes with wood this winter should check their chimneys now, said a University of Missouri Extension safety specialist. “Safety precautions should be taken to prevent the threat of chimney fires,” said Karen Funkenbusch...
Portageville Police Department
(Police/Fire Report ~ 12/16/17)
According to Chief Ronnie Adams, on December 4th, at approximately 1.30 a.m., officers observed a white male walking eastbound on East 8th Street near the intersection of Baker Ave. Officers made contact with the subject, who was identified as18 year old Michael Angel of Portageville...
SEMO Little Miss
(Local News ~ 12/16/17)
Eryn-Faith Posey Atkins is the 2018 SEMO Little Miss. She is the daughter to Katherine and Mark Posey and Brice Atkins. Grand daughter to Darlis Posey and Robert and Virginia Joynt.
Millennial Views, Part 2 - What Is Postmillenialism?
(Column ~ 12/16/17)
Postmillennialism is the view or system of eschatology (doctrine of the last things) teaching that the current age is the millennium, which is not necessarily a thousand years. Postmillennialists believe that the kingdom of Jesus Christ will gradually be extended though the preaching of the gospel; the eventual conversion of a majority of people (not necessarily all people); and the progressive growth of righteousness, prosperity, and development in every sphere of life as this growing majority of Christians struggle to subdue the world for Christ. ...
Religious principles more important now than ever
(Column ~ 12/16/17)
It's very easy to get depressed over the avalanche of miserable news these days. Few if any headlines point to anything even remotely positive or uplifting. But one small nugget of little-reported news is even more depressing and concerning than the daily diet of bad news. The highly-respected Pew Research Center has a new study that shows Americans are increasingly viewing Christmas as a secular holiday and not a religious observance. In the newly-released survey, one-third of Americans view Christmas primarily as a cultural holiday while 55 percent of Americans still see Christmas for what it is a religious holiday marking the birth of Jesus.