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  • BRUNCH-Shreves_and_Dolly.1.jpg Discovering the strength of family

    What could be better than winning a free vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tenn.? Coming home with an additional $10,000 might do it.

    August 10, 2011 1 Photo

  • BRUNCH-Ready to Work.JPG From devastation arises hope

    Some 40 multi-generational volunteers, ranging in ages from 70 to 13, from Ridgecrest Baptist Church arrived in Joplin, Mo., the evening of June 19 to help assist in relief efforts.

    July 11, 2011 3 Photos

  • Josh and his crew.jpg Community service runs in the blood

    Instead of lounging by the pool this summer or rotting his brain with video games, Josh Slinkard is spending his summer doing all he can to help the youth of our community.

    July 8, 2011 1 Photo

  • Addisyn eats lunch.jpg A story of sacrifice

    Feb. 3 marked the 100th day that 15-year-old Block has given up her school lunch money, approximately $2 a day, to Lifesong for Orphans, which in turn gives it to the Adami Tulu preschool in Ziway, Ethiopia. Instead of using that money to purchase lunch, she brings soup — the same kind of soup that the children attending the African preschool eat every day.

    February 7, 2011 5 Photos

  • Schelly and Jodi.jpg Redefining Special

    Some people might say that Schelly Porter is “special,” and to a certain extent, they would be right, but the definition of special refers to Porter in more ways than just the one.

    January 31, 2011 1 Photo

  • To the rescue!

    Kimberly Wright has been rescuing animals for quite some time, but it has only been recently that she formed a legitimate animal rescue, receiving its 501 (c)(3) non-profit status in July.

    January 24, 2011

  • Spirit of the Radio

    Dale Allen, known as “Radio” Dale by many in the community, has been collecting radios and radio related items for the last 20 years, though he has been repairing them for far longer than that.

    December 30, 2010

  • Ransom Home2.jpg It's time again for the Altrusa Tour of Homes

    It’s that time of year again.
    Time for Christmas carols playing over the airwaves, lights of all colors brightening up the night sky, the gathering of family and, of course, the annual Altrusa Tour of Homes, to be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 5.

    November 30, 2010 6 Photos

  • 42.jpg Spotlight on giving

    Lanie Taylor, 10-year old aspiring actress from Wylie, is doing her part to change the negative conception many have in regard to Hollywood being overrun with selfishness.

    November 15, 2010 8 Photos

  • Douglas family.jpg 13-year-old develops iPhone application

    Chandler Douglas of Greenville recently developed his first iPhone application, Snap Pronto, which has been approved by Apple to be sold in over 80 countries, all before he turns 13 years old.

    November 8, 2010 2 Photos

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