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Feature Story

Does that Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave?

I find it particularly interesting and fascinating that the first stanza of the Star-spangled Banner (the verse that is sung as the national anthem of the United States of America) ends with a question, "...does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

According to, Francis Scott Key, a lawyer and poet, had good reason to pose the question. On September 3, 1814, he and John Stuart Skinner, were on a mission to secure the release of prisoners who had been captured during the war against the British. The two men were not permitted to leave despite having secured their release, because they had overheard important war plans. more

by Felecia Datus, Copy Editor


Feature Announcement

Flag Camp

If you are looking for a fun, safe and wholesome summer experience for your child, look no further! Whether you plan to send your child everyday, or just a day here and there throughout the summer, FLAG Camp is a great choice when it comes to affordable childcare.  We provide a safe, fun, and wholesome environment for children grades K-8. FLAG Camp is held in the Pathfinder Building on the campus of Andrews University now through August 4, 2016 (No Camp July 4).



RMES Annual Garage Sale

Volunteers and donations needed. Please bring your donations to the gymnasium starting May 29. Donated items may include clothing, shoes, books, toys, kitchenware, arts and crafts, lawn care, furniture, appliances, and much more! For questions call (269) 471-3220. 

July 1 & July 3