• Wally’s Park Road Bar & Grill is a very short drive from anywhere in our neck of the woods and the high quality of Wally’s Cajun cuisine is well worth the trip. My family and our friends dined there just this week filling up a big table with kids and teens. Bev, our friendly server, described the items on the menu that featured FRESH seafood driven in from Louisiana by Wally himself. Our first course was several trays of fresh boiled crawfish which everyone dove into and devoured quickly. My husband ordered a platter of oysters on the half shell which were fresh and delicious. Then came the Shrimp Poppers with Jalapeno and Cream Cheese which were simply mouthwatering

    May 20,
  • The Biblical story about the parting of the Red Sea is recorded in the 14th chapter of the book of Exodus. Moses was leading his people out through the desert and away from the land of Egypt where they'd been used as slave labor for the mighty Pharoah. A vexed and grumbling throng complained to Moses that they'd rather go back to being slaves than to die in the searing desert. Moses exhorted them saying, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." You'd think that after witnessing God's

    Dec 06,
  • PHOTO: David Kemna and Jay Brickell honor the 239th birthday of the Marine Corp POPLAR BLUFF – David Kemna of Fort Atkinson Wisconsin and Jay Brickell of Poplar Bluff held a reunion over the weekend to reminisce about their friendship that began in flight school in Florida, their service in the Vietnam War and to honor the 239th birthday of their Marine Corp. We met up at Colton’s Steakhouse. On the table lay Jay’s dress uniform cover (the military term for hat) and an appropriately-decorated Marine Corp birthday cake. The friends met at the Naval Air Station flight school in Pensacola Florida in 1964. Both men had volunteered for service while in college. Upon receiving a whole range of flight instruction,

    Nov 15,
  • 29-year old Brittany Maynard was living on borrowed breath. She was told that the days that stretched out before her were going to be few and fraught with debilitating illness and agony. On New Year’s Day of this year, just fifteen months after her wedding, Brittany was diagnosed with stage IV terminal brain cancer. With no hope in her heart for a cure, only a plan for dying on her own terms, she placed a lethal dose of pills upon her tongue and chose which remaining breaths would be her last. On Saturday, surrounded by her most-loved ones, she said goodbye and went to sleep never to awaken again. What should have been a first year of marriage filled with

    Nov 13,
  • 29-year old Brittany Maynard was living on borrowed breath. She was told that the days that stretched out before her were going to be few and fraught with debilitating illness and agony. On New Year’s Day of this year, just fifteen months after her wedding, Brittany was diagnosed with stage IV terminal brain cancer. With no hope in her heart for a cure, only a plan for dying on her own terms, she placed a lethal dose of pills upon her tongue and chose which remaining breaths would be her last. On Saturday, surrounded by her most-loved ones, she said goodbye and went to sleep never to awaken again. What should have been a first year of marriage filled with

    Nov 08,
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