The Christmas Truce

In 1914, a very unusual Christmas event occurred.  The event actually happened.  After reading this piece during the Christmas season last year at the Pierce Arrow Theater, I had a man tell me that his grandfather was at this event, and he had told his family this story for many years.  I have added my imagination to the literary details of the story, but the historical event is factual.   The Christmas Truce Only one year before, a...

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The Shepherd of the Hills

My favorite novel is “The Shepherd of the Hills” by Harold Bell Wright.  The novel is set in the early Nineteenth Century in the Ozark Mountains about 10 miles from where I live.  It is fictional, but it’s based on some local characters that Mr. Wright met while here in these rugged mountains.  As is not uncommon, the educated stranger to these mountains is taught many important lessons by the regular folks who are born,...

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“Why are you in Branson?”

This article answers that question. GARY AND KIM BOYCE KORIEBA Gary and Kim have been married since 1990 and have two sons, Gary II, 18, and Alexander, 15.  Family has always been a major influence in Gary and Kim’s lives. Gary comes from a large Italian family in Michigan.  His father owned a Christian bookstore, so Gary was exposed to Christian music through the store at an early age.  Kim’s dad was the general manager of a...

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