Competing nations, religions can’t agree on camera issue

By KARIN LAUB and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Video surveillance of Jerusalem’s holiest site was meant to be a quick fix to lower...

New Life Christian School collects over $1000 through Read-a-Thon

Students at New Life Christian School recently collected close to $1,100 through their 2016 Read-A-Thon. A total of 568 books read. Pictured are the...

A Joyful Noise: Wonder of the Word

Hours before Donald Trump conquered the Nevada primary, a faculty member of Columbia University attempted to diagnose the pundit’s popularity despite his putrid ponderings. “In...

Religious legacy adds Fiennes’ name to list

By JOHN CARUCCI Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With his new role as a Roman tribune in “Risen,” Joseph Fiennes joins Charlton Heston, Richard Burton...

A Touch of Tuscany Night March 6

Ossian Nazarene Church is hosting A Touch of Tuscany Night with dinner and entertainment March 6. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., followed by music...

Religion News in Brief: 2-26-16

IS gets millions in ransom for abducted Christians BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group...

N-B sets Holy Week information deadline of Wednesday, March 16

The News-Banner will publish a roundup of Holy Week services — Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter — on Friday, March 18. The deadline for...

Time to take a devotional break: HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT

by Martha Paxson The Sci-Fi movie Independence Day is an action-packed story about aliens who return to punish Earth for its treatment of one of...

Christmas groceries project gets $500 YAR grant approval

Chelsea Dove, a member of the First Church of Christ Youth Group, was recently awarded a $500 Youth As Resources grant to complete a...

CREATIONS

Beneath four trains, which squirm and slice along an overhead bridge of what appears to be twigs, a 4-year-old girl in pink boots hops...