Welcome to the World Baby Girl!

June 25, 2019

Photo Fun Lacey Kuehnert smiles for her Gammie, Marlys Kuehnert, of Birmingham.  

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Caring for Old Glory

June 25, 2019

Photo Fun Members of Boy Scout Troop 237 from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and Troop 97 from Trinity United Methodist Church recently properly retired more than 70 frayed and faded United States flags. Members of the Monsignor Frank J. Wade Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly joined forces with the scouts to conduct …

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What Every Teenager Needs to Hear: STEPS Proactive Parenting

June 25, 2019

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies It’s important for parents to talk to their kids. But have you thought much about what to say?  Research validates that parents positively impact their kids by talking to them. And there are some things that desperately need to be said. In fact, they are …

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Broken Yet Rescued: How the Gospel Impacts Your Family Relationships

June 25, 2019

Parenting Points If we were to pull back the curtain of “perfect” social media posts, we would have to acknowledge that there is one word that describes every family – brokenness. Our homes, marriages and relationships with our kids are defined by the fact that we are sinful people in relationships with one another. At …

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Parenthood – A Continuing Education

June 25, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, Parenthood is an education with no graduation date. Have you told your child, “I don’t care how old you are, you’ll always be my baby!” Parenthood impacts your estate plan in different ways as your child grows up.  Parenthood is a big reason estate plans should …

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Science, Service & Creativity at OLS

June 25, 2019

Education Extra Exciting things have been happening at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS)!  OLS held their Science Fair in the last weeks of school. 4th grade students took pride in displaying their projects and sharing their experiment findings. As part of their science curriculum this year, the students had to find a question …

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Doubt: When Your Kids Struggle to Believe

May 24, 2019

Parenting Points A great fear for many Christian parents is their child walking away from faith and choosing to no longer believe. For many kids who grew up in the church, there comes a time when they must determine what they believe for themselves. In this moment, either the faith of their parents becomes the …

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Discovery Clubs: Bringing the Gospel to Area Public Schools

May 23, 2019

Mission Makers The perception may be that God, prayer and the Bible are no longer in the public school system but here in our community there is an awesome opportunity to share Jesus with children every week in 30 public schools thanks to Discovery Clubs of the Jimmie Hale Mission. Each week during the school …

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Dramatically Improve the Life of a Local Child: Be a CASA Volunteer in 2019

May 23, 2019

Special Feature    As you set goals and priorities for 2019, consider investing your time in the life of a local child in need. For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare …

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Dad & the Outdoors

May 23, 2019

The Great Outdoors Looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? The staff at Mark’s Outdoors is ready to assist you in finding a gift Dad will love and use. Besides being a one stop shop for hunting and fishing needs, Mark’s also carries a wide variety of lifestyle products for the husband or father in …