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Vietnam Veteran Remembers the Marine Corps Door Gunners

September 19, 2014
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Vietnam Veteran Remembers the Marine Corps Door Gunners

by Michael Ryerson, USMC, 1966-1968      They came in low and hot, close to the trees and dropped their tail in a flare, rocked forward and we raced for the open doorways. This was always the worst for us, we couldn’t hear anything and our backs were  turned to the tree line. The best…

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Should Christians Have to Work on the Sabbath?

September 18, 2014
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Should Christians Have to Work on the Sabbath?

Several branches of government seem to get their way even with the most morally outrageous cases.   Look at taxpayer-funded agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Human Relations Commission, for example.  High-sounding politically correct titles, to be sure, but they operate almost gangster-style through fear and intimidation.      Ask grocer…

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Old Lady Revisits Childhood Schoolhouse, Long Since Vacant

September 17, 2014
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Old Lady Revisits Childhood Schoolhouse, Long Since Vacant

by Harriet S. Caswell      I lately visited the timeworn building where for a lengthened period, during my early years, I studied the rudiments of education; and what a host of almost forgotten memories of the past came thronging back upon my mind, as I stood alone—in that well remembered room.      I…

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Gordon Howie on SD Public Radio

September 16, 2014
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Gordon Howie on SD Public Radio

TODAY…. Sept. 16th at 11:00 Mt Time, Gordon will be on SD Public Radio for a live interview. Tune in if you are by a radio. If you can’t catch the interview live, you can still listen on the SD Public Radio website at a later time.

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Shop Classes Should Be Central in the School Curriculum

September 16, 2014
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Shop Classes Should Be Central in the School Curriculum

I had a full year of wood shop in 7th grade, another year of metal shop in the 8th, yet another for electric shop in the 9th.  They would be in the top ten courses I ever took, including college.  Why?  Because they gave me lifelong skills that I’ve continued to build upon over the…

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“Pilgrimage of Grace” Should Be Movie Sequel to “For Greater Glory”

September 15, 2014
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“Pilgrimage of Grace” Should Be Movie Sequel to “For Greater Glory”

Martyrdom is a central theme in Christianity.  In its early attempts to suppress the growing Christian movement, the Roman state put to death countless defenders of the faith, including women like Perpetua.  Jesus himself was regarded by the Roman government as a political threat, as the designation “King of the Jews” implies.       …

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Black Hills Military Appreciation Ball Is November 1 in Rapid City

September 14, 2014
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Black Hills Military Appreciation Ball Is November 1 in Rapid City

You are invited  to the Black Hills Military Appreciation Ball. It will be a special event and a chance to Reflect on South Dakota’s contributions to Operation Enduring Freedom.  All military service members as well community members are welcome.         The Ball is an opportunity to commemorate sacrifice, commitment and support of…

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Will Federal Government Attempt to Establish a National Religion?

September 13, 2014
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Will Federal Government Attempt to Establish a National Religion?

It happened in England, Wales, and Ireland during the 1530s.  The Catholic Church, which had led Christianity, education, and the West out of the Dark Ages, had its monasteries, friaries, convents, and priories confiscated by the national government in England under Henry VIII.  The clergy that had ministered for centuries since the fall of Rome…

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Are Police Being Handcuffed When It Comes to Gang Violence?

September 12, 2014
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Are Police Being Handcuffed When It Comes to Gang Violence?

Ever wonder why so many men wore guns in the Old West?  Truth be told, the guns kept the bad guys and good guys in equilibrium.  You don’t mess with someone who will fight back.  Concealed carry is even better because the bad guys won’t know who has a gun, and who doesn’t.  So why…

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Are All Conscientious Objectors and Anti-Abortionists Religious?

September 11, 2014
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Are All Conscientious Objectors and Anti-Abortionists Religious?

When World War II broke out, most men felt the urge to enlist in the military, but some now argue that the traditional sense of patriotism, built upon blind trust, might not fit future wars.  The old model presumed a country under attack.  Defending family and way of life was seemingly built right into the…

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