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Today's Features

  • Gary Miller

     Outdoor Truths  

    I can remember the days when nothing else mattered except getting an opportunity to arrow a deer. I never thought about how far I would have to drag a deer or what terrain I might have to overcome, or how long it may take me to get all of the “post hunt” activities done. Before, it never mattered. Now it does. 

  • By James Snyder

  • James 2:1-13

    How do you act when someone of poverty comes into the church? What are your first thoughts? Is it, “They’re only here because they want something?” Is it, “All they want is a hand out and then you will never see them again?” I know that there are people out there looking for sympathy hoping they may be able to use the church as a welfare system. But I am not speaking about those people. I am speaking about those who are genuinely in need of help.

  • The Rev. James Snyder

     

    Whenever anybody says things can’t get any worse, they usually do. No matter how bad something is, there is always a good chance it will get worse. Experience may not be my best teacher, but sometimes it’s the only teacher on duty.

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  • Archer First Baptist

    First Baptist Church of Archer will celebrate 90 years of service Sunday, Nov. 7.

    Registration begins at 10 a.m. and service will be conducted by guest speakers the Rev. Jim Johnson from Just a Preacher Ministries and the Rev. Andy Cook from Bronson Road Baptist Church.

    Bring your favorite dish for a covered dish lunch following the services.

    For more information, call 495-2225.

     

    Judgment House

  • Gary Miller

    The last two deer seasons are illustrations in extremes. 

    There was only one other year that I can remember an acorn drought as bad as last year’s was. And this year’s abundance of acorns is equally as uncommon. The deer are not having to move very much or very far in order to get to ample food. As a result, seeing fields full of bucks and does has been and will be, rare. Last year, sightings were almost a daily occurrence. 

  • The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, has recently awarded a local non-profit organization, Unity Family Community Center, Inc., grant funds in the amount of $200,000 to provide mentoring services to children ages 4-18 in Levy and Marion counties. 

    The program will serve youth whose parents are incarcerated in local, state or federal correctional institutions.  

  • Suwannee Valley Players will present its 2nd annual Haunted Theater.   The theme for this year’s event is All Things Scary; each room has been designed to bring the spectator a different thrill.  

    There are monsters, vampires, spiders, clowns, zombies…well, you get the idea.  If it is scary, it is at the Chief Theater. 

  • The 11th annual Walk for Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23. 

    Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk will commence at 9 a.m. at the Tri-County Pregnancy Center. 

    This year there will also be family-friendly activities and a free lunch to all pre-registered walkers. 

    So dust off your walking shoes and come join the others at your local Walk site. 

    For those who cannot walk Saturday, sponsoring a walker is a great way to show your support of life.