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President Bush says war in Iraq ‘will extend beyond my presidency’


bush.jpgIraq will require U.S. political, economic and security engagement that will extend beyond my presidency.” — President Bush

No kidding. It’s obvious that whoever is elected to succeed Bush is being handed a mess, a quagmire that some members of the administration say could require U.S. presence in Iraq for ten years or more. It’s not an idea drawing popular support.

~~ 5,700 troops home for Christmas ~~

iraq-many-soldiers.jpgIn his speech to the nation tonight, President Bush said he will continue to stay the course without actually saying the words “stay the course.” Despite the fact that he has pledged to return 5,700 troops stateside by Christmas, that still leaves approximately 155,000 troops in Iraq, including 25,000 of the “surge” troops. These troops were already scheduled to return home. The only difference is that they will not be replaced. Do the math. «Read the rest of this article»

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BBQ, fundraiser, auction to benefit local hunger, shelter programs


st-b-meth-church.JPGSt. Bethlehem United Methodist Church is holding a day-long fundraiser on Saturday, September 29, to benefit F.U.E.L., Helping Hands, and A Room at the Inn, three programs with mission of providing food to local children, food for the homeless, and other services.

The day’s events begin with a breakfast, and continue with a flea market, an auction at 1 p.m., and a country store marketing baked goods, canned goods, cookbooks and more.

A carnival with plenty of inflatables and bouncy things will provide plenty for children of all ages to do and a BBQ dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. for just $7 per person. A talent show will be held during the BBQ.

The church is located at the corner of Rossview Road and Russellville Pike.

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