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If there are any women out there who are mature, secure in their career fields, live on their own (not at home with mommy), who know their own minds and hearts and wish to correspond with a modestly average man with an intellectual edge, I invite them to E-mail me at I'm not much for writing letters the old-fashioned way. Charlie McGillicuddy, Kansas City, Mo.

Looking for true widow for possible marriage. 79 years old, retired widower of one mate looking for same, a proponent of Proverbs 31: 10-30. Al Springmeyer, 1305 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89431, phone 775-359-2409.


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Free Report! Teach your children positive work ethics and the principles of employment success. Write: The Roadmap, PO Box 4154, Kansas City, KS 66104.

Order your free 1999/2000 calendar by writing to: The Church of God Central Arkansas, PO Box 45293, Little Rock, AR 72214; email:; or tel. 501-565-4386.

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Ten Commandments engraved in cultured marble, onyx and granite. 24 colors. 573-627-3446.

Feast of Tabernacles

Making plans for the Feast? The "Olive Branches" web site ( has posted its "Year 2000 Feast of Tabernacles" page, listing sites being organized by a variety of sponsors around the world. The page is updated regularly as information is received, and features contact information and links to sponsors web sites. Check it out!

Lake Texoma, OK Oct 14-Oct 21. This is the 4th year at this beautiful site. Questions or information contact: Steven and Suzanne Kieler, 2193 Sheker Drive, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-8707, 515-576-5743,

Prayer requests

Allen, Sherry, Big Sandy, TX (daughter of Carol Richmond), will be entering the hospital for exploratory surgery on Friday April 27.

Anderson, Greg, 10 months, 524 Orchard Rd., Hector, AR 72843 is undergoing surgery on his feet. Cards of encouragement may be sent to mother, Berniece or grandmother, Thelma Stark at the above address.

Christian, Paul, Kenosha Hospital and Medical Center, Rm. 390B, 6308 8th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53143, recovering from surgery to remove fluid from around the heart and lungs.

Cross, Sammy, Plumerville, AR (father-in-law of Ron Bridges), recurring cancer. Prayers would be appreciated.

Goodson, Jettie, PO Box 3, Mountain Pine, AR 71956 is requesting prayers for her mother, brother, and nephew, all suffering with serious medical problems. Cards of encouragement would be appreciated.

Holinds, Janice, Ft. Worth, TX (sister of Becky Collins), undergoing medical tests.

Hudak, Joseph, Sr., hospitalized in Tennessee with unknown problems.

Roble, Roderick, Philippines, lost a daughter, son, and grandson Feb. 26 in the fighting in the Philippines. Terrorists blew up two buses aboard a ferryboat. Forty-four people were killed. Prayers for the families of these brethren would be much appreciated.

Smith, Connie, Big Sandy, TX (sister of Carol Richmond), suffering from severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, fell and fractured her leg.

St. Clair, Olga, (mother of Larry St. Clair of Springfield, MO), undergoing medical testing and x-rays.

Traylor, Jean, 208 W. Second St., Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455, diagnosed with lung cancer.

Bannister, Dawn, 25, Bismark, MO, Hepatitis C.

Barker, Juanita, RR 1, Leesburg, TX 75451, urinary tract infection complications.

Boles, Mike, Cooper, TX, (nephew of Marvelle Maynard), cancer of the esophagus, radiation therapy.

Brown, Margaret, Hudson, WI, (mother of Robert Brown), ovarian cancer.

Catherman, Maria, California, son hit by car, possible growth stunt.

Coyle, Linda, 46, Cincinnati, OH, liver transplant and fluid on her lungs.

Edwards, Martha, (mother of Ann Lisec), lung cancer.

Hamm, Billy, RR 7, Box 2546, Texarkana, AR 75502, stroke.

Jones, Gabrielle, single mother with employment problems.

Kow, Dick, Kelowna, BC, cancer free, but undergoing chemotherapy.

Kusheba, Charles, 214 S. Adams, Tyler, TX 75702, perforated ulcer surgery recovery.

Laukert, Charlotte, Nashville, TN, terminal cancer.

Lawson, Judy, 328 S. Elm, Ponca City, OK 74601, bowel and kidney surgery recovery.

Licec, Peter and Ann, Alamagordo, NM, medical and financial problems.

Lippross, Stephen, 2635 28th St., #6, Santa Monica, CA 90405, melanoma cancer surgery recovery.

Maher, Michael E., Cincinnati, OH, larger tumor in lung, two blocked arteries, and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Manor, Charlotte, Rhode Island, recovery from car accident.

Marracino, Michael, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, congestive heart failure.

McWatters, Nancy, unemployed.

Mitchum, Bob and Sarah, RR1, Leesburg, TX 75451, home destroyed by fire.

Osborn, Kathi, continues to show improvement.

Ousley, Elsie, 627 Dowling St., Kendallville, IN 46755, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis, osteoporosis.

Parham, Thelma, 930 Riverwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75217, suffered a stroke on April 13 leaving her mostly paralyzed on the right side.

Phillips, Marsha, 27, c/o Marshall Phillips, 658 S. Wasson Ave., Whistler, AL 36612, kidney failure, on dialysis.

Reed, Forrest, 2334 S. Greenwood, Wichita, KS 67211, cancer.

Robertson, Danielle, 8, 15a Imperial Terrace, Kilbirnie, Wellington, NZ, full body eczema, improving.

Schneider, Dotte, 31879 Triangle Cove Rd., Laurie, MO 65037, mother with end-stage uterine cancer.

Sharp, Benny, Tyler, TX, heart bypass surgery recovery.

Shriver, Betty, Loveland, CO area, cancer.

Sjordal, Kristie, father suffering from cancerous tumors of the bladder.

Stamper, Sammye Lee, Jr., Walled Lake, MI, recovering from pneumonia.

Sutherland, Elise, Tennessee, congestive heart failure, bleeding ulcer.

Walker, Jessie, 80's, 1408 S. Hwy. 42, White Oak, TX 75693, recovering from fall.

Weir, Fred, 45, 3800 Cedar Hill Crossroad, Victoria, BC, V8P2M5, Canada, cancer patient.

Zambrano, Tammy, bipolar (chemical imbalance), hospitalized.

Prayers Are needed for Braedon Hembree and his family. Everyone with a mailing list, please forward. I do not really know how to start a prayer chain, but we need a miracle. Braedon is just a 20-month-old baby boy in Clinton, S.C. A few weeks ago his parents took him to a hospital with double pneumonia. He is in a "coma-like" state and on a respirator battling viral pneumonia. Braedon is only 20 months old and very weak. He is recognizing voices, as his heart rate goes up when they sing/talk to him, it especially got stronger when his big sister, Krista, talked with him. The doctors are perplexed by the type of viral pneumonia he is fighting. Braedon has taken a turn for the worse. His blood pressure is extremely high, leading the doctors to think he is having seizures or strokes. He is still on life support. The family appreciates your prayers and they continue to have lots of hope for improvement. I am told the family's faith is such that they are expecting a miracle soon. Be a part of that miracle. The power of prayer is great. I ask for your prayers on their behalf. Please pray for Braedon's healing and for strength and comfort for his family. I am asking you to send this letter, or copies of it, to everybody you can think of who will pray for Braedon. Please also take his name to your church and church groups and ask others to pray for his healing. Many thanks and may God bless each one of you who cares enough to pray for a little boy's life. Please take time to do this right now. God bless you.

Prayers requested for Caroline Woodring, 16, of Tyler, Texas, who was severely injured in an automobile accident in Oklahoma April 28 in which her mother, Karen, died. Caroline suffered head injuries and at this writing was in St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Also in the accident but not seriously injured was Caroline's friend Candace Burgin.


Joshua Keczkemethy, 20, a 1999 graduate of Torrington High School, Torrington, Conn., died peacefully Thursday, April 13, after a long and courageous battle with spinal cancer. The funeral was April 17. Please remember his parents, Gary and Jane, and their children, Kristin and James, in your prayers at this most difficult time. Cards and letters may be sent to the Keczkemethy family at 363 Hayden Hill Rd., Torrington, Conn. 06790.

Rewel Quimbo, 41, of Quezon, Bukidnon, Philippines, died Jan. 10 of gunshot wounds after inadvertently driving through a military roadblock. Rewel and another passenger in the car were shot by soldiers. Rewel, who was an active member and worship leader in the Maramag, Bukidnon, congregation, is survived by his wife, Sonia, daughter Marjorie and sons Rewel Jr., and Robinson.

Karen Woodring of Tyler, Texas, died April 28 in an automobile accident near McAlester, Okla. Mrs. Woodring was the former Karen Gardner, who served on the staff of The Worldwide News in the 1970s in Big Sandy. She is survived by her husband, Gary, daughter, Caroline, and son, Bryan.

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