Africa

Submitted by Maj. Joey Errington, Operations Officer, U.S. Army— It is difficult to establish a checkpoint to the United Nation’s standards in the daylight, and it’s extremely complicated to set one up in the limited visibility of a moonless night at the edge of the jungle at 4 a.m. near Kindia, Guinea. A military truck approaches the checkpoint [...]

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Nick Saari is hoping he can fix a few smiles while sharing God’s message in a faraway land he’s only read about. Dr. Saari, a dentist at Soft Dental in Rush City, is about to go on a 17-day mission trip to Cameroon, Africa, where he will provide free dental care. He is looking forward [...]

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Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the tallest mountain in Africa at a skyscraping 19,341 feet above sea level.  Scaling it takes grit, determination and training. North Branch residents Earl Hall, 56, and his grandson Dane, 16, had all three of those avenues covered when they traveled to Africa Dec. 20 with Earl’s wife Carol. The [...]

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