This is the right place to find good news

Published 7:29 pm Monday, September 24, 2018

If you are looking for good news, you’ve come to the right place. The pages of The Daily Leader were full of positive stories over the past week. Below is a look back at some of those stories.

• An international ministry is working locally to help residents become aware of an ever increasing global phenomenon — human trafficking. SWAT Ministries International will host “Be Free” — an event specifically tailored to women — on Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lincoln Civic Center. Tickets are $30 each ($25 each in groups of eight or more) and must be pre-purchased. Proceeds go directly to fighting human trafficking. Freedom advocate Ariel H. Hawley of Meadville is one of the speakers for the event. “This is a day for women to enjoy being together, worshiping Christ, learning how to fight human trafficking and learning to have peace within ourselves,” Hawley said.

• The smallest player on the field made the biggest play of the match last week for the Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougar soccer team, as freshman Anna Caroline Adams scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime victory over Cathedral.  The goal came in the first of two overtime periods. Adams made a touch the Cathedral keeper deflected back to her. With two defenders closing in on her side and the keeper on the ground in front of the goal, the left-footed Adams tapped her own rebound over the prone Cathedral goalkeeper to notch the game winner.

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• First United Methodist Church is hosting a free showing of “The Sound of Music” Sept. 30 in the Ministry Center on South Jackson Street. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m. It’s a singalong, and not only will the words be on the screen, but music minister Brad Johnson will be leading the singing. “We’ll all be singing along together,” he said. “It’s just a fun, fall activity.”

  Members of the military who are considered missing in action or prisoners of war were honored Friday morning by Brookhaven VFW Post 2618. The post is named for Capt. Danny D. Entrican, a Brookhaven man declared MIA in 1973. Entrican was a first lieutenant with Army Special Forces engaged in highly-classified operations throughout Southeast Asia. He was last seen wounded and presumed captured in Vietnam on May 18, 1971.