The Good News Network

LightGrams September 14, 2017 Volume 21, Number 31 You need to hear about Amiah Van Hill of Hayden, Idaho. This second grade student has been selling lemonade, like thousands of other young children do. But Amiah has a different purpose in mind. She’s not out to buy toys, clothes, or a new pet; she wants…

Sniffing Out Fake News

LightGrams September 7, 2017 Volume 21, Number 30 A story carried by the Associated Press on August 31, 2017 notes that two professors at Penn State University have been awarded $300,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation.  The grants will help fund a project in which the professors hope to develop programs that “will…

What Are The Odds …

LightGrams August 24, 2017 Volume 21, Number 29 It’s true; someone won an amazingly large Powerball jackpot last night.  The $758 million winning numbers are held by only one person who purchased their ticket in Massachusetts.  But here’s the news you won’t hear: For the only larger winning Powerball jackpot ($1.5 billion on January 13,…

Another Men’s Fellowship In The Books!

Our 2nd Annual Mountain Empire Men’s Fellowship took place on Saturday, August 5, 2017 and we regard it as another great success.  May God bless the seeds from His word that were sown, and every new relationship between Christian brothers that was formed! Attendance-wise it looks like about 175 (maybe a few more) were present. …

A Modern Masterpiece

LightGrams August 17, 2017 Volume 21, Number 28 The music industry is highly competitive.  To have one’s song appear on the charts is an accomplishment; to have it reach # 44 in sales on iTunes is significant.  But the song that recently hit that mark is absolutely unique, one-of-a-kind. The “song” is named “A a…

Who Owns This Street?

LightGrams August 10, 2017 Volume 21, Number 27 I often see signs advertising a “Yard Sale”, but never have I seen a yard actually being sold at one of these events.  Maybe that’s why I was surprised to read about a street in San Francisco that was recently sold.  The price: a mere $90,100. The…

The Judge Is Stepping Down

LightGrams August 3, 2017 Volume 21, Number 26 News about a judge retiring from the bench doesn’t usually generate headlines around the country.  But Milton Shadur isn’t your typical judge.  After nearly four decades of issuing rulings in hundreds of cases, Shadur will retire – at age 93. One fellow judge called Mr. Shadur “simply…

We Do Marriage Right

LightGrams July 27, 2017 Volume 21, Number 25 For many years Kentucky Fried Chicken used a slogan in their advertising that said, “We do chicken right.”  There was substance behind that saying, for KFC franchises can be found throughout the world. That slogan came to mind when I read about eight siblings from Indiana.  The…

Delicious And Deadly

LightGrams July 13, 2017 Volume 21, Number 24 If you’re a dog, anyone who tosses you a meatball is your friend, even if they are a mail carrier.  A dog in Madison County, Alabama might now disagree with that statement.  Missy, the dog in question, had been the recipient of such tasty treats by Susanna…

A New Voice

LightGrams July 6, 2017 Volume 21, Number 23 Every two months I am reminded by email that I’m again eligible to donate blood. There is a constant need for blood for people injured in accidents, undergoing surgery, or afflicted with blood disorders. Since I’m healthy I try to donate regularly. A call went out three…