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Archive - Jan 2013

January 21st

Out of the Box: Freedom of religion for all

January 21, 2013

By Camille Nesler, contributing writer

Does anyone ever stop and think about how privileged we are in this
country to enjoy freedom of religion? Do we really appreciate the fact
that we can pray anytime, anywhere we feel the need? That we can go
into any church of our choice on a Sunday morning and worship without
being persecuted? Does anyone REALLY know what freedom of religion is
all about? Sadly, I think many people don’t have a clue. Or, they
mistakenly think it ONLY applies to Christianity. Sorry to disappoint
you, but the same freedoms that I enjoy as a Christian, apply to

Enter the Net: How does your family consume video?

January 21, 2013

By David Hughes, contributing writer

How do you and your family –consume- video? It’s now old hat to say “watch television” because today, video comes from many more sources than just on-air and cable sources. More and more what we watch on our “screens” had its beginnings somewhere on the Internet.
Note I said “screens,” instead of television set or “boob tube.” That’s because the Internet and Wi-Fi technologies have freed how you consume that video from being tied to the family television system.

Common sense: Message from 100 years ago still applies

January 21, 2013

By Brent Davis, editor of The Saline Courier

I like cemeteries. There it is. I've said it. There are days when I take a visit to one of the local cemeteries to walk around, clear my mind and think. When one opens their mind, it is amazing what one will learn.
During a recent walk through New Rosemont Cemetery in Benton, I came across a headstone with a touching epitaph. Messages found on the older markers were put there to remind of us the person buried nearby or as a means to express the sorrow and grief of those who are left behind on this mortal earth.


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