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Let’s Read – June 7, 2017

By Mary Barrett Sewn With Joy (The Pinecraft Pie Shop Series #3) By Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore Published by Harvest House Publishers, 990 Owen Loop North, Eugene, Oregon 97402 352 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7369-6134-9     Lovina’s bakery shop becomes so popular that Joy starts creating much-in-demand souvenirs. When the television crew hires her

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Let’s Read – May 31, 2017

By Mary Barrett The Cottage (Secrets of the Shetlands Book #2) By Michael Phillips Published by Bethany House Publishers, 11400 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55438 400 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-1749-4     When Alonah “Loni” Ford arrives in Whales Reef, she is stunned by the wild  beauty of the remote North Sea enclave and

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Let’s Read – May 24, 2017

By Mary Barrett Sandpiper Cove (A Hope Harbor Novel #3) By Irene Hannon Published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516 350 pages, paperback, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2768-0      Hope Harbor police chief and single mom Lexie Graham has zero time or extracurricular activities. When Lexie enlists

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Column: Seeking Voices Of Faith, People Of Faith

Dear Readers: You may have noticed something different on this page over the last few weeks. The “Ask A Pastor” column is no more, but it has not disappeared so much as undergone a renovation – in its place is “Faith Perspectives.” See Page A10 for this week’s edition, online here. Voices of Faith Needed

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“The Heroin Project” Part I: A Call To Action

    Public defender Dennis Hatch, who previously served as both Judge and Prosecutor in Washington County, speaks to the audience at a screening of “The Heroin Project” on April 20 at the Nashville Community Center. By Alex Haglund     “The Heroin Project” is a film documenting the deadly effects of the abuse of heroin and

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Column: Seeking Solutions To The Heroin Problem

Dear Readers: There comes a time when a newspaper person, particularly those of us at small town papers, but really, anywhere, feels the need to abandon some of their impartiality and put their own voice into things. Usually it’s in a column, but in the opening of the article related to the heroin project (Here,

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Let’s Read – May 3, 2017

By Mary Barrett The Newcomer (An Amish Beginnings Novel #2) By Suzanne Woods Fisher Published by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, PO Box 6287, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49516 350 pages, paperback, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2749-9     Though everybody faces a new life in a new land, Bairn’s challenges seem nearly insurmountable. Kidnapped as

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Addieville – May 3, 2017

Darlene Ostendorf – (618) 424-7779     Rain, Rain, Rain was the news story this past week.   At this writing early Sunday evening, my rain gauge had 9 ½ inches since Wednesday. Remember clean up dates at the Addieville Community Club park Thursday, May 4 at 6:30 pm and Saturday, May 6 at 8 am.  Please

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Ashley – March 8, 2017

Melody Turner –– 314-0684     Sin-C Vapors locates at 171 N.W Railroad is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm. Stop by and check it out and register to win the March drawing. My and T Sale’s at 157 East Jackson is planning a HUGE Sale for March 17th and 18th from

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