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The itinerant preacher

The itinerant preacher

Centuries ago, a common sight on this nation’s rural lanes and footpaths was a lone figure dressed all in black, often astride a horse – an itinerant, Methodist preacher. These itinerant preachers traveled from one village to another ministering to several small congregations under their care. Read the full article in the Jan. 24 issue […]

After adoption, family seeks to help others

After adoption, family seeks to help others

The last names and location of the families in this story have been omitted at the request of the parents to protect the families. Nearly two years after the ink dried and a family became whole, locals Dawn and Paul, along with their six children, updated the Navarre Press on how things are going. On […]

Diaper drive supports local foster families

Diaper drive supports local foster families

Foster parents often face a litany of challenges when they take in a new child or sibling group. They have to establish trust with children who have often faced abuse or neglect while also providing for their needs. Local mother of 6 Dawn previously fostered three children before adopting them, and she said she understands […]

Fabulous Finds fills gap for Gulf Breeze needy

Fabulous Finds fills gap for Gulf Breeze needy

Operating entirely off donations of items and time, Fabulous Finds Thrift Shoppe in Gulf Breeze offers assistance to those facing financial hardship. Founder Jackie Lawrence said she and her daughter Heather Martin had been doing volunteer work at a similar ministry in Navarre for five years. Read the full article in the Aug. 2 issue […]

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. “ Erma Bombeck She’s standing next to you in the grocery aisle. He’s parked behind you at the gas pump. She may have helped you at the Good Neighbor […]

Saints Recovery helps homeless in Navarre

Saints Recovery helps homeless in Navarre

Jeff Davis was working in the kitchen of a church when he thought about helping those in need in the Navarre area. “There was always all of this food left over after we fed everyone and I thought, ‘Man, this is crazy. There are so many people that could use this food,’ ” Davis said. […]