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The King Still Reigns

By DANNY MINTON Sometimes I get a little nostalgic and think back on things from my past, which we grew up with every day. Telephone Party Lines – Not the 1-900 kind but the ones where you shared your phone with two of your neighbors Manual Type Writers – That was my high school graduation present from my grandmother Slide

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What Defines Us?

By DANNY MINTON Second Lt. Charles “Charlie” Brown and his B-17 crew had just finished a mission bombing several areas in Germany. Their B-17, severely damaged in the skirmish and riddled with bullets tearing the plane apart, amazingly could still fly. There was a dead gunner with injured crew throughout. Their main obstacle was that they would have to cross

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It Takes Courage

By DANNY MINTON His name was Louis “Moses” Rose.  Few people recognize the name, and I doubt that one in a hundred people would know about him. He was born in France in 1785 and died in 1850 in Logansport, Louisiana.  “Moses” Rose is a part of Texas Alamo legend. According to some historians, he was the only man not

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Were They Important?

By DANNY MINTON Seventy-five years ago, on September 15, 1935, the “German Nuremberg Laws” were initiated. Those laws stripped the Jews of their German citizenship. A Jew was defined as anyone who had three to four Jewish grandparents, including those who converted to another religion.  In October of 1938, 17,000 Polish Jews living in Germany were rounded up and sent

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A Call to Leadership

By DANNY MINTON The story in Kelly Tyler-Lewis’ book, “The Lost Men,” was intriguing and one of those hard to put down. When I finished, I was struck by how what had happened was mainly due to the failure of proper leadership. In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail with his crew aboard the Endurance to try and be the first men to cross the Antarctic. Several books and documentaries focus on the story.

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Voices

By DANNY MINTON “Money is the root of all evil.” We’ve all heard that statement over the years. Some of us have probably even used it from time to time. Some have heard that it’s wrong to be rich because “Money is the root of all evil.” The problem is that statement is nowhere in the Bible. It’s part of

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What If

By DANNY MINTON I woke up early one morning and couldn’t go back to sleep; one of those mornings when things run through your mind like a racehorse. My mind was racing with issues with families, preparing for a funeral, and getting my weekly thoughts out. Sometimes I wake up and am concerned about something I said or did. I

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