Children’s studies hold lessons for adults

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Learning Bible stories with flannel boards was a very significant aspect of my childhood spiritual heritage. Flannel boards went right along with Bible School, Sunday school, Training Union and Mrs. Kitten Skarda who taught children using flannel boards. Flannel board teaching was simple. It was a cardboard covered with flannel […]

‘Bad Boys II’ a good action comedy

By Stacy Allen If you liked “Bad Boys,” then you will love “Bad Boys II. “ The characters are back in another Miami drug case in a fast-paced movie involving action scenes intermixed with hilarious dialogue. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith work great as a team and play off each other with an air that […]

‘League’ not a summer film

By Stacy Allen I thought “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” was an adequate movie for the summer. Unfortunately, it opened at a bad time. I feel I would have enjoyed this movie more if it had come out earlier in the summer. Sean Connery, a name well-known around the world, is the No. 1 star […]

‘Ahnold’ back in stride

By Stacy Allen “Terminator 3” is an intriguing movie that even had me in a state of confusion. In some ways it follows the tradition of the older movies and at the same time it follows the same steps as recent computer-generated films, but in the end it is the Terminator pattern that hooked me. […]

Angels’ latest flick implausible

By Stacy Allen Buy the soundtrack and forget the movie. But what more can you expect from a movie that’s main goal is to make money off a poor plot and three beautiful women? I only liked a few characters in the movie. The role of Bosley’s mother is unknown, but she was definitely one […]

Pastor pens novel

By Gary Mitchell When Mike Eberhardt decides to fulfill a dream, just give him a little space and about a month. That’s what it took for him to complete his first novel, “Westward Bound,” which was published in February by PublishAmerica, an online publisher based in Baltimore. “It was sort of a dream I had […]