Good news versus bad news

...With so much happening last year in world affairs, mainly radical terrorists attacks such as ISIS, Israel and Gaza, North Africa, Ebola outbreaks in the USA, the elections in both local and federal levels, this and that going on in our personal lives...


...an internal draft document obtained last year by The Associated Press, officials at WHO's Geneva headquarters blamed its Africa office for botching initial efforts to contain Ebola.Dr. Bruce Aylward, who is leading WHO's response to Ebola, said...

Death toll from Ebola in W. Africa hits 887

...Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional...quarantine others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa's largest city of 21 million people...experienced disease control specialists to West Africa."It shows what happens if meticulous...

Reeling it in: 'Exodus' a thrilling epic - but it has its issues

...to represent the Bible. As a result, all religious epics, despite taking place almost exclusively in the Middle East and Africa, were cast with entirely white, mostly British and American, actors. This helped perpetuate the idea that Jesus, his followers...

Arts & Entertainment
Best and worst films of 2014

...putting some eyeliner on him isn't going to cut it. Where were all the Africans and Middle Easterners in this film set in Africa and the Middle East? "If I Stay" This film was like the anti-"Fault in Our Stars." Sappy and trite, this tale of a...

Arts & Entertainment
Soldotna family has first CPH baby of 2015

...favorite Bible character. Issac Chatham, 27, said his brother Ivan "Ray" Chatham held his niece before he was deployed to East Africa with the Alaska Air National Guard out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. JoAnna has earned the nickname "Johnny," after...

What others say: CDC adds to confusion with Ebola

...have been exposed to it while in West Africa. Meanwhile, U.S. Army leaders have...that all soldiers returning from West Africa (the U.S. has committed about 4...entry points for those arriving from West Africa) were joined by Florida, Minnesota...

Church news

Missionaries share work in Africa Keith and Beth Ikerd, former residents of Sterling, will be ministering...will be sharing reports of their missionary efforts in Namibia, Africa. The Dec. 11 service will be at 7:00 p.m. The service Dec...

Alice Mae Johnson

...life for her family. She worked at the Sterling School until she retired. She loved to travel, going on several safaris in Africa and hunts in Scotland with George. She was full of life and adventure always up for everything. She was always ready for a...

Ernest Allan Stirman

...around the Lower '48 with his wife Helen, visiting family and playing at the casinos. One adventure even took him to South Africa for a hunting safari with his son, Russell.He is preceded in death by his second wife Delores "Dee" Lucas, formerly of...



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