MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS AT ONE CHURCH!
A long-time pastor in South Dakota and the voice of a long-running Christian television program, Rev. Harold Salem, has died. He had celebrated his 99ᵗʰ birthday this past summer. He started his career as a pastor at the age of 23.
“His first job in June 1944 was at First Baptist Church in his hometown of Belle Fourche. He stayed there for a little over 13 years before he moved to Aberdeen where he spent the next 52 years and eight months as pastor at Aberdeen’s First Baptist Church. Salem started broadcasting his sermons on the Christian Worship Hour in 1979.”
Though he retired in 2010, he continued working on the television show, which was broadcast around the world.
“He loved what he did and was totally absorbed in his work. His preaching was legendary.”
Sadly, reporting by most national news outlets is primarily propaganda these days. Thankfully, there are some who are challenging these narratives.
Every day there are news articles with mass misinformation. One such recent instance is that bikers converging on Sturgis, South Dakota has been confirmed as a coronavirus super-spreader event. But the facts refute the smear.
When I first came upon this story, I wondered how could this information possibly be tracked. How do these people know that the event is responsible for 250,000 new coronavirus cases? This immediately triggered my bullshit radar. We can’t even track the pandemic accurately.
These idiot researchers are merely speculating using cellphone data. This is not SCIENCE! An embarrassment to data scientists everywhere. And the fact that many in the news media carried the story without any critical thinking, even just a bit of digging, further shows that reporters and editors are pathetically lazy.
Walter Rogers was his name. He was from South Dakota and stationed on the USS Oklahoma.
“He was just a typical teenager. He loved cars and all things mechanical. It was during the Depression, and no one had any money. We were a very poor family, but he was an ambitious teenager. And he would scrounge around for parts for a car. And he finally was able to accumulate enough parts to make a functioning automobile.”
Scientists used mitochondrial DNA and dental analysis to identify Rogers’ remains.
The Children’s Blizzard, a book by a man named David Laskin, is “the gripping story of an epic prairie snowstorm that killed hundreds of newly arrived settlers and cast a shadow on the promise of the American frontier.”
My mother’s grandparents had arrived the year before, in 1887, from Germany with two of their children, Emil and Otillie, who was named after an aunt. What happened to these two no one knows. I’ve been looking and looking for years.
Obviously, death must have taken them away, since besides the immigration paperwork, they are never mentioned again. Did they get caught up in the blizzard like so many others? I will keep hunting for details. They deserve to be remembered and their stories told.