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Popular men’s quartet coming to Good Shepherd

One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Good Shepherd Wesleyan Church in Carson City at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Since their original formation nearly four decades ago, the Kinston, N.C.-based quartet’s successes have included a Grammy nomination and numerous fan award nominations from The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication. Group leader Ed O’Neal, a 45-year Gospel Music veteran, was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2004.

For more information, call 775-885-8361 or visit

Crab feed benefits St. Teresa School

Tickets are on sale for the seventh annual St. Teresa of Avila crab feed, scheduled for 6-11 p.m. Feb. 5. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. and includes crab, appetizers, salad, bread, pasta, barbecue meat, and dessert.

In addition to a crab dinner, the event features a silent auction, raffle, entertainment by Red’s Ramblers, all to benefit St. Teresa’s School.

Ticket prices are $50 per person. Reserved tables are available.

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community is located at 3000 N. Lompa Lane.

For more information, call 882-1968.

Presbyterian associated pastor heading north

The First Presbyterian Church of Carson City will say good bye to one of its pastors. Associate Pastor Alan Dorway has accepted a position to serve as senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Everett, Wash.

Dorway arrived to serve in Carson City in 2001 and his last service will be Jan. 10.

The Sunday worship services are at 9 and 10:45 a.m. A fairwell potluck will be held for Dorway and his wife, Elizabeth, after the second service.

The church is located at 115 N. Division St., with the office at 306 West Musser St. For more information, or wish the Dorways well in their new ventures, call 882-1032.

NKorea confirms American missionary being detained

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea acknowledged it has detained an American for illegally entering the reclusive country, news welcomed by relatives of an Arizona missionary who feared they would never hear from him again after he sneaked across the border.

Activists say they last saw Robert Park as he slipped across the frozen Tumen River into North Korea on Christmas Day, carrying letters urging the country’s absolute leader to step down and free the hundreds of thousands of people held in political camps.

After four days without any word, relatives of the 28-year-old Korean-American said Tuesday they were relieved when the communist country finally announced it had a U.S. citizen in custody – though analysts say Park’s actions are likely to be seen as hostile to the regime and could draw a long prison sentence.

“My fear was that they say they don’t know anything about it and may get rid of him secretly,” Manchul Cho, an uncle of Park, told The Associated Press in California. “Once they recognize it, that’s really good.”

The two-sentence dispatch from the official Korean Central News Agency said an American was being investigated after “illegally entering” the country on Christmas Eve.

In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said that North Korea had “confirmed it is holding a U.S. citizen pending an investigation,” and that the U.S., which does not have diplomatic ties with Pyongyang, would seek consular access to the citizen through the Swedish Embassy.