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Ethan and Bethany (Miesner) Zoellner of Frohna announce the birth of their son Asher James Zoellner. He was born Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He weighed 9 … more
Joshua and Chandra Petot-Buell of Cape Girardeau announce the birth of their daughter Ivy Lou Buell. She was born Tuesday December 26, 2023 at SMM St. Mary’s Health. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 … more
Kyle and Natalie (Bachmann) Lorenz of Perryville announce the birth of their daughter Caroline Grace Lorenz. She was born on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Mercy Hospital-Perry. She weighed 5 pounds, … more
Dear Friends, I would like to introduce myself, as I am new to this column. My name is Ronald Ramson, C.M. The C.M. after my name means that I belong to the religious order known as the Vincentians … more
Chandra Petot of Cape Girardeau, announces her engagement to Joshua Buell of Cape Girardeau. Petot is the daughter of Melissa and Stan Harris of Perryville and Allan Petot of Perryville. She is a … more
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Living Word of God. In Matthew 14:16, Jesus says; “. . .give ye them to eat”. How can people be convinced to believe in Jesus and receive Him as Savior so … more
Ash Wednesday has come and gone, and we are now in the season of Lent. For some, the only way they might know it is the availability of a fish fry most Fridays now until Easter. For those more in … more
Timothy and Mary Beth Lorenz of Cape Girardeau announce the birth of their daughter Nova Sue Lorenz. She was born at 4:36 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2024 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. … more
Cain and Melissa (Littrell) Schaupert announce the birth of their daughter Liliana Jane Schaupert. She was born at 8:11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. … more
I’ve been thinking lately about what it means to be humble. Maybe it’s because as I get older, my shortcomings and inabilities are more obvious to me, and to others as well, I’m … more
Devin Smith and Katlyn Volkert of Perryville announce the birth of their son Leo William Smith. He was born at 8:51 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at Mercy Hospital Perry. He weighed 6 pounds, … more
JD and Katie Jenkins of Perryville announce the birth of their daughter Paisley Marie Jenkins. She was born at 8:47 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2023 at St. Francis Healthcare in Cape Girardeau. She … more
A few years ago, I read an Our Daily Bread devotional by Mike Wittmer, about a mountain climber who reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2019. He was treated to the unique perspective of sunrise … more
Yogi Berra: If you do not know where you are going you just might end up somewhere else. This comical quote illustrates a spiritual truth. If we are not sure what we are doing or where we are going … more
Each Christmas someone in my family gives me a book they know I will use for future columns. This year my wife, Kelly, gave me Great American Trivia. Today’s column is based on it. Many … more
All things considered, I think the winter, the shortest of our four seasons, gets a bad rap! I hear people say, myself included, ‘can’t wait for summer.’ Well sure, school’s … more
Today, January 18th, marks in the church calendar the commemoration of the Confession of St. Peter. From the gospel of Mark, we read, “And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of … more
Dallas and Kaidynce Ferguson of Perryville announce the birth of their son Bodyn Joseph Lee Ferguson. He was born at 6:36 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2023 at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. … more
I recently finished, Before We Were Yours, a fascinating novel by Lisa Wingate. Her book tells the story of families severely traumatized by social worker, Georgia Tann. She was widely respected in … more
As we take our first steps into the new year, we ask: What did God give us when He sent us His Son on that original Christmas day? The answer that resounds from Holy Scripture is salvation! God sent … more
Weisley and Kristin Narcisse of Murfreesboro, Tenn. announce the birth of their son Weisley “Oliver” Narcisse. He was born at 11:48 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Ascension St. … more
Sometimes we come out of the Christmas season in a state of great concern, depression, fear, worry about what the New Year has in store, especially in light of how and what we have done before and … more
According to Spotify, while 75% of people enjoy Christmas music, 17% of Americans do not. However, I suspect some of those who are not fans may like the song, from the Charlie Brown Christmas Album: … more
As this article goes to print, we are very close to celebrating the birth of Jesus, called the Christ. Indeed, by this time many of you have had family Christmas celebrations, or perhaps school or … more
Each year thousands of people who are not typical ballet fans watch the Nutcracker, the most popular ballet in the US. It was first performed in 1892. Maria Tallchief’s performance in the role … more
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