Faces and Places

  • From the mission field into the classroom

    Eve Brooks is a preschool teacher at Southside Early Childhood Center. She and her husband Mike moved back to the Lancaster area in 2010, but they weren’t coming from another county or even another state. The couple has been doing missionary work in other countries for the past 20 years, serving four years in Africa and 16 years in Indonesia.

  • America remembers the 9/11 attacks

    All photos taken by Angelo Sciulli

  • Rise and shine with blue ribbon breakfast recipes

    Good morning, Just A Pinch-ers! Today is going to be great day. How do I know?

    Because a good breakfast leads to good times and to cheery outlooks all around.

    Starting the day off right is as easy as pie. Well, make that quiche. Flavorful and fluffy, the perfect egg-y quiche doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, on justapinch.com, Barbara Miller of Oakdale, Minn. has it down to a delectable science.

  • Just a pinch: Asparagus Quiche

    1- 8 ounce tube of refrigerated crescent rolls
    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    1 and 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into half-inch pieces
    1 medium onion, chopped
    Fresh sliced  mushrooms, 8 ounces
    1/4 cup cubed butter
    2 eggs lightly beaten
    2 cups shredded cheese such as mozzarella
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon each of basil, oregano and rubbed sage

  • On a mission

    Melanie Helm is a Lancaster native who graduated from Anderson College in May. She was hired by the Lancaster County School District to teach fourth grade at North Elementary School.

    Helm says it was an experience in a country thousands of miles away that inspired her to be a teacher.

  • 'Meat' the candidates

    ARA Content

    Americans love to pay tribute to the famous, sometimes in wild and wacky ways. Whether they are collecting mementos of their favorite celebrities, creating off-the-wall portraits of political figures or mingling with life-sized reproductions of movie stars and superheroes, these forms of affection have risen to an art form in today’s celebrity-obsessed times.

    Royal treatments

  • Lancaster County Tough Mudder Medics: EMS team to participate in the “Tough Mudder” challenge this October in Society Hill

    “Being tough” is a typical figure of speech, but what does it really mean? 10 members of the Lancaster County EMS have formed their own team, the Lancaster County Tough Mudder Medics, and are teaching Lancaster what it really means to be tough.

    The team started about six months ago when Lancaster County EMS members Greg Brasington and David Demby  looked into participating in the Tough Mudder challenge and ran the idea by Clay Catoe, EMS director for Lancaster County.

  • New threat of West Nile has people combing the cupboards for bite blockers 

    RALEIGH, N.C. – With North Carolina’s first West Nile death of the year in Wayne County recently mosquito bite prevention is top of mind.

    The recent wet weather across North and South Carolina is only stoking the flames of the growing mosquito population.

    Mosquitoes have been around for 170 million years and there are more than 175 known species in the U.S.
    These pesky summertime pests clearly aren’t going to disappear any time soon.

  • Mission: Anchorage

    Crestview Baptist Church and
    Freedom Freewill Baptist Church Mission Teams
    In January there was an announcement made during Sunday morning worship at Crestview Baptist Church that if anyone was interested in going to Alaska on a mission trip to stay after church. A large group of people stayed.

  • A modern medical marvel

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service
    GREAT FALLS – It has been six months since Ashley Whittle was seriously injured in an industrial accident, and for 24-year-old Whittle, it’s a day she’ll never forget.

    Whittle had worked at Morcon, a manufacturer of paper products, for almost four months when the unexpected happened. She was still in training and her job was to pack and box products made at the facility.

    Whittle’s long, dark hair fell to the middle of her back so she kept it pulled up in a ponytail at work.