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Join us from 5-7 p.m Friday, Feb. 23, for our fourth Friday state dinner, serving presidential favorites. The menu includes meat loaf (Nixon), chicken enchiladas (Clinton), pork adobo (Bush), hot dogs (Roosevelt), mac and cheese (Jefferson, he discovered it in Paris), buttered corn (Harrison…

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Stockton Christian Church’s annual rummage sale is from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the church’s activity center.

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The Stockton Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Lenten fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Peter’s Church, Route J and Mo. 32.

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Have you ever wondered if there is more to your life? Do you have a purpose and if so what is it? Or perhaps you’re living the life, so to speak and you aren't concerned if there's more, because from where you sit, life couldn't be better. No matter how you may think, scripture assures us of…

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Prayer, how do you do it? If you look in any bookstore you will find multiple books teaching multiple ways to pray. There are many ways to pray. After all, prayer is a conversation with God. Unfortunately, we often are distracted and called away from our time of prayer, and we find ourselves…

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Join us from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, for an amazing Asian night. Our first Fourth Friday dinner of the year is an Asian night featuring egg drop soup; fried rice; Asian potatoes; and your choice of cashew chicken, sweet and sour chicken or beef and broccoli; crab rangoon, egg rolls and a f…

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My youngest son, Tyler, as you may remember, struggles with reading. It is one of those giants he’s always had to face. This school year we decided we were sick of staring the giant in the face and tried a new approach to reading and it worked. While he hasn’t learned to read on his grade le…

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What if, that seems to be my go-to line when visiting with the most high lately. I feel like my prayer time turns into convincing God he’s got the wrong girl. Surely he made a mistake when he went down his list of to-dos, my name got mixed up with Cathy.

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Join us from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, for an amazing Asian night. Our first Fourth Friday dinner of the year is an Asian night featuring egg drop soup; fried rice; Asian potatoes; and your choice of cashew chicken, sweet and sour chicken or beef and broccoli; crab rangoon, egg rolls and a…

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When you hear the words 12-step, you first might think, I don’t have a problem with drugs or alcohol, that’s not for me. For some 12-step programs, that would be right, but not Celebrate Recovery.

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Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 21853 S. 1500 Rd, Nevada, will host Cedar County Missionary Baptist Association Fifth Sunday services on Friday, Dec. 29 and Saturday, Dec. 30.

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The Tri-County Baptist Group will hold its regular Fifth Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Lebanon, following 10 a.m. Sunday school, with preaching by Brother Joe Sprague.

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Community of Christ Church will have a free breakfast of biscuits and gravy from 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, and everyone is welcome. The church is at 500 RB Road, Stockton.

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As we enter the Christmas season, I can’t help but think about Mary, the very vessel God chose to use, in bringing his son into the world; but why Mary? What was it about Mary God would extend such favor to her?

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St. Andrew Lutheran Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. Everyone is welcome. The church is on south Mo. 39.

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Community of Christ Church will have a free breakfast of biscuits and gravy from 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, and everyone is welcome. The church is at 500 RB Road, Stockton.

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The Happy Plunkers provide entertainment for the SAMA soup supper at Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Stockton Sunday, Dec. 3.

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Stockton United Methodist Church invites the community to a special Christmas concert at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, when the 44-voice Missouri State University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Cameron F. LaBarr, presents “Celebration of Christmas in Music.” 

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One doesn’t have to have problems with alcohol or drugs to need help navigating life’s struggles. Family issues, depression, struggles with emotions, money, relationships and more can limit your joy, hope and success in life. 

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Stockton United Methodist Church invites the community to worship at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, when the Missouri State University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Cameron F. LaBarr, presents Celebration of Christmas in Music. 

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Stockton United Methodist Church “Go Green” team will walk through neighborhoods near Stockton United Methodist Church from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, to pray for God’s blessings on the residents and pick up trash.

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Recently, my littlest guy, Tyler, has been learning about insects in science. Since I am his teacher, I also have the opportunity to relearn a lot of things. A couple of weeks ago we learned about mimicry, in particular, the viceroy and monarch butterflies. The viceroy butterfly looks almost…

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The Parish Council of Catholic Women of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Stockton will have a soup and chili supper at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the church.

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A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye. ~Samuel Grafton

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Stockton's First Southern Baptist Church served as a distribution center for local residents who filled special shoeboxes with gifts for children. The shoeboxes will be distributed during the 2018 Christmas season through Samaritan's Purse International Ministry program.

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Many are aware Jesus did only what he saw the father doing. Like Jesus, we must also be about our father’s business. Not only are we to be tuned into doing what he does, but we must get synced into his timetable and do what he wants, when he wants it done. We must often ask the question, wha…

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A community Thanksgiving service will be from 6-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Stockton Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mary Kay Glunt will bring the message and the offering will benefit Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance. Various pastors will participate in the service, and the Tiger choir and S…

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Stockton churches and residents have participated in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift campaign, a part of Samaritan's Purse international ministry and relief operation, but have not had a local place to drop off gift boxes.

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Hands and Feet Project presents Citizen Way, Jasmin Murray and special guests JJ Weeks Band at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at The Hill Church, 402 Morgan Drive.

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The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League of St. Andrew Lutheran Church plans its 10th annual craft fair from 8 a.m.-1.30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 in the church’s fellowship hall on South Mo. 39.

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“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” My family and I love this movie. To say it's hilarious is an understatement. If you’re ever having a bad day and need a good laugh, it’s one you’ll want to Netflix for sure. Now I’ve had some rough days before, but none have look…

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Stockton Presbyterian, 13900 E. Highway 32, will have its annual craft fair and sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

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The Tri-County Baptist Group will hold its regular fifth Sunday service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct 29, at Halfway Missionary Baptist Church in Polk County.

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Fall has arrived, and with it thoughts of Oktoberfest. Join us at Stockton Presbyterian’s fourth Friday meal from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Enjoy a traditional German dinner of pork roast and potatoes, spaetzle (noodles), sauerkraut, veggies, salad and dessert, along with freshly-baked pretz…

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The Cedar County Baptist Association will meet at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28, at Pleasant Springs Church in Oyer. The Friday night devotional is by Brother Case Michael Jones, preaching by Brother Dusty Armstrong with Brother Dennis Skinner as an alternate.

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Pride is a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction for one's own achievements. I personally tend to struggle with this five-letter word from time to time, and I guess, at some point, you probably have too. Pride has been a struggle for people throughout the ages.

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Fall has arrived, and with it thoughts of Oktoberfest. Join us at Stockton Presbyterian’s fourth Friday meal, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Enjoy a traditional German dinner of pork roast and potatoes, spaetzle (noodles), sauerkraut, veggies, salad and dessert, along with freshly baked pret…