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Spaghetti supper fundraiser is Sunday at Hope Lutheran

A spaghetti supper fundraiser is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. Proceeds go to the Minneota Area Mission Trip.

July trial set for suit over Arkansas Ten Commandments

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has set a July trial for a lawsuit challenging a Ten Commandments display outside the Arkansas state Capitol.

U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Monday ordered the trial over the display installed on the Capitol grounds in 2018 to begin the week of July 13. Opponents of the privately funded display argue it’s an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by government and are seeking its removal.

Officials: Church staffer paid for wedding with stolen funds

FLORENCE, N.J. (AP) — A church’s financial manager stole more than $500,000 to pay for her wedding and many other personal expenses, authorities said.

Taisha Smith-DeJoseph, 43, of Willingboro, faces numerous charges including theft, misapplication of entrusted property and failure to file personal income tax returns, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s office announced Tuesday.

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