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Monday Meal Cooked And Served By Believers Who Find Jesus On The Line
Monday Meal Cooked And Served By Believers Who Find Jesus On The Line

It has been the calling card of soup kitchens and homeless shelters from Kalamazoo to Timbuktu. It is the faith of many Christians who feed the hungry, clothe the naked, make peace, and visit the sick and imprisoned. No matter how gut shot, blind or crazy, to serve another human being is to serve that Jesus they find in the Bible.

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Running From The Call Local Pastor Says:
Running From The Call Local Pastor Says: "Be Angry, But Sin Not'

Many preachers tell the same story. You can't outrun the call to preach.

Renee Kimbrough is in the fourth year of a preaching ministry that she ran from for decades.

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At the  Sports Desk
At the Sports Desk

High School Baseball

East Rutherford (14-2, 9-2) now has the Southwestern 2A lead over Chase (12-3, 8-3) with R-S Central (11-5, 7-4) and South Point (7-8, 6-6) trailing them both.

Only four Conference games remain with R-S Central playing twice this week and then East Rutherford on 4/30 and 5/3. While all four will have to come to play every night, I have a feeling that all four are going to cause a problem when the playoffs begin, should South Point make it.

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The Confident Athlete On Sale Now East High Hall Of Famer Tami Matheny Speaking Here Saturday
The Confident Athlete On Sale Now East High Hall Of Famer Tami Matheny Speaking Here Saturday

The key to winning? A positive mental attitude and balance.

Those are only six of the words of wisdom from Coach Tami Matheny who will be at Next Door Books on Thomas Street, Forest City, April 13. Her talk, reading, book signing gets underway at 11:30, but it will be standing room only so get there early.

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It's Broke, Let's Fix It! Housing Stock Is Aging; Low Income Folks Need Help
It's Broke, Let's Fix It! Housing Stock Is Aging; Low Income Folks Need Help

When Sam Rayburn was Speaker Of The House, he was famous for saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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At the Sports Desk
At the Sports Desk

High School Baseball

Chase, East Rutherford and R-S Central are all within a game of each other. Chase holds the lead in the conference race as they hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.

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Master Of Stories  Juices Up Classrooms David Novak, Elvis Of Storytellers Keeps Time Here With Kids
Master Of Stories Juices Up Classrooms David Novak, Elvis Of Storytellers Keeps Time Here With Kids
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At the  Sports Desk
At the Sports Desk

Baseball

Chase (7-1, 4-1) has scored at least nine runs in every game so far this season except at R-S, which they lost. They host East Gaston (3/29) and visit East Rutherford (4/2).

East Rutherford (7-1, 4-1) has won four in a row which includes a victory over rival R-S Central. They have South Point (3/29) and Chase on (4/2) at home.

R-S Central (7-3, 3-2) has won five of their last six including a big win over Chase. They play Shelby at home on Friday (3/29).

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Family And Friends  Need Help With Trip Generous Student Now Needs Support In Return
Family And Friends Need Help With Trip Generous Student Now Needs Support In Return

If you question whether Katelyn Pressley is going to Georgetown University next summer, just notice the light in her eyes. Or is it fire?

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March Madness  and  Martinsville
March Madness and Martinsville

I hate to do so, but next week I will fill you in on our local sports. This week it's about the NCAA Tourney and Martinsville.

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Fight Hard! Life's Tough! Zach Lewis Wins State Wrestling Title As A Tough Fighter
Fight Hard! Life's Tough! Zach Lewis Wins State Wrestling Title As A Tough Fighter

If you passed Zach Lewis in the grocery store, you wouldn't peg him for a state wrestling champ.

"Until he took his shirt off," Rich Cox, Lewis's coach said of the R.S. Central sophomore who recently brought home top honors in his 113-pound weight class.

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East falls in  4th round; 3 other sports emerge
East falls in 4th round; 3 other sports emerge

Like a year ago, when R-S Central led East Lincoln for most of the game, but the Mustangs came back and won. Likewise happened again to East Rutherford in the playoffs last week.

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If She Played Football, You'd Know Her: Rev. Herbin Hopes You Find God In The Endzone Of Your Heart
If She Played Football, You'd Know Her: Rev. Herbin Hopes You Find God In The Endzone Of Your Heart

If Faye Herbin played football, she'd be famous.

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At the Sports desk...
At the Sports desk...

Basketball season has almost ended for high school students here in Rutherford County. Four of the five tourney teams were eliminated last week in the playoffs. East Rutherford's Men were the only ones left coming into the week.

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Drive And Desire Fire Up Chapman's Cooker Local Folks Honored To Fix Q For NBA All-Star Events
Drive And Desire Fire Up Chapman's Cooker Local Folks Honored To Fix Q For NBA All-Star Events
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Basketball  Postseason  Arrives
Basketball Postseason Arrives

Five of the eight high school basketball teams in Rutherford County made the postseason with the first three rounds taking place on Tuesday (February 26th), Thursday (28th) and Saturday (March 2nd)

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From The Ashes Of Tragedy, Family Finds Loving Kindness
From The Ashes Of Tragedy, Family Finds Loving Kindness

Tragic death breaks hearts. Loving kindness puts hearts back together.

When Shelby's Ed Cushman died in a fire on the way to this year's Super Bowl, his family lost a beloved son and brother, but came to a deep understanding of how loving kindness works.

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Central sweeps  East  last Friday
Central sweeps East last Friday

It was not exactly the night most would have projected. Sure, R-S Central's Men's and Ladies hoops teams were capable of beating East Rutherford, but in the first meeting, they both fell short in the county rivalry.

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Army Chaplain Talks About Loving The Lord, Stepping Out Of The Boat
Army Chaplain Talks About Loving The Lord, Stepping Out Of The Boat

Max Burgin made it clear, "The Lord's blessed me. It's all about the Lord."

The retired U.S. Army chaplain told stories for over an hour prompted by his lifelong friend, Kenneth McGinnis.

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The Sports Desk (East at R-S)
The Sports Desk (East at R-S)

Big Friday Game Round two of East Rutherford and R-S Central on the basketball court takes place this Friday, February 15th in Rutherfordton. While the rivalry is there, the conference and playoff races are still in full swing.

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A Dream That Might Work A Miracle
A Dream That Might Work A Miracle

If your name is Jill Miracle, would you try to work a miracle?

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Uneventful  Super Bowl?
Uneventful Super Bowl?

Super Bowl: I know it wasn't pretty offensively, but the defenses had much to do with it. New England played its best defense of the season, even without Patrick Chung in the second half.

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Gil Mays And Allies Won The War
Gil Mays And Allies Won The War

Came Home To Small Town South, To Live The Good Life

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Hoops update  with Super Bowl prediction
Hoops update with Super Bowl prediction

High School Basketball update: Only six games are left in the Southwestern 2A regular season. East Rutherford holds the lead on the Men's side, with Shelby take behind. Meanwhile, the R-S Central girls coming into the week were playing maybe the best of all the conference teams, but they could easily have lost to the East Rutherford ladies, who had won 11 in row.

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DAR Taps Five Teen Citizens
DAR Taps Five Teen Citizens

This train has been rolling for a long time.

When the Griffith Rutherford Chapter of the Daughters of The American Revolution recently honored five high school students for their citizenship, they rolled a train that has been on track since 1890 when the national organization was founded.

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