A Dream or Vision

Following is a poem submitted by Courtney Birkes and written by her 2nd great-grandmother, Eva Lloyd Roy in 1914. (Featured image is Eva's home ca. 1920s.) A Dream or Vision by Eva (Lloyd) Roy Written in March 1914, Dreamed in 1867 When but a little child at home Within the silent night, I started on... Continue Reading →

“When the legend becomes fact…print the legend”

“When the legend becomes fact…print the legend”: The tragic death of Johann Conrad “JC” Muehleisen By Jacqueline L. Starkey My feisty, opinionated grandmother detested her middle name.  That name was Melcena, given to her in honor of her grandmother, Melcena Millison.  As a child, I was fascinated by this name that appeared to be handed... Continue Reading →

177 Years and Looking Forward 

By Savannah Jane Johns Above Left: The second church building; Above right: the present church building In 1841, on the highest point of Greene County, Arkansas, James Monroe Hyde began preaching barefooted and in overalls. That was the beginning of Pine Knott Church of Christ. That was 177 years ago and Pine Knott is still... Continue Reading →

Preparing for Death

By Linda Schreiber [Featured Image: My Great-Grandparents, Silas Alexander Hoover and Martha Ellen Carrick, with their family.] A farming family in southern Missouri, they made the decision to move to Guthrie, Oklahoma, in 1903. It was then a booming town, capital of Oklahoma Territory. Silas started a livery stable in town, and they had a... Continue Reading →

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