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New Year Courage
Education-Family

New Year Courage

     During a New Year sermon, the pastor asked ushers to pass baskets of stars. Each star had a word on it that was to be our focus for the year. I was singing alto in the chancel choir, which…
January 1, 2023
Music Teachers and Cultural Appropriation
Music

Music Teachers and Cultural Appropriation

“To avoid cultural appropriation, music educators need to take the time to explore the source culture and approach the traditions of others in a respectful manner…” writes Karen Howard, professor of music at University of St. Thomas.      The issue…
January 1, 2023
History and Drama

1621 Thanksgiving Reenactment

     It seems that each year, more archeological evidence emerges concerning the first years of the Plymouth settlement in the 1620s. It’s now agreed that the three-day 1621 harvest served as a diplomatic event and included many more Native…
December 14, 2022
News

Locklear’s Research Pays Off

Military Brats, U.S. Life-Saving Service, Mayflower “I should have been a university professor,” shares Rebecca Locklear. “I thoroughly enjoy research.” Even without the university status, the pandemic 2021 year closes with quite a bit of research complete with Rebecca publishing…
December 30, 2021
Education-Family

DANGER -Accidents -SURVIVAL

     My mind keeps returning to those in Texas who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a effort to get warm this past February. Relatives hold the electric company, city, and police responsible – and I agree there should be…
May 3, 2021