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Last weekend, I attended a men’s retreat at Eagle Eyrie, a Christian conference center located between Boonsboro and Big Island, in Bedford County. The men of the church that I attend, Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church, gathered for inspiring messages and fellowship.


Two Altavista teens, Kris Schultz and Luke Dollyhite, are leaving today, Dec. 31, on their second missions trip to Costa Rica. “They will be building a house for a family and adding a bathroom onto a church,” reported Schultz’s mother, Kim Schultz.

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HURT -- The 10th annual Black History Month-salute Three Into One Minority Business Banquet is planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at New Prospect Baptist Church at 509 Prospect Road in Hurt. There will be a dinner, awards and prizes. Advance tickets for $10 and can be purchased from David Tu…