with three advantages of growing up in a small town.
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. Family background; memories of Sturgis, Michigan, and family life; thePannell house as a place where African Americans could stay; early Christian influences; brotherBill's involvement with the Missionary Church; importance of Henry and Leona Bunch andMildred Branford to the family; mother's illness and death from tuberculous and its effect on thefamily; Bill Pannell's influence on his brothers and sisters, family background on mother's side;advantages of growing up in a small town; relationship with her brother Bill; memories of hergrandparents; racial attitudes in Sturgis during her childhood; activities as a child; new tensionsduring teenage years; code of conduct expected by the Sturgis Gospel Hall (Plymouth Brethren)congregation; Beverly's becomes the "mother" of the family after her mother's death; decision tobe a nurse; move to Chicago to live with her father; the conversion of her father; the importanceof teaching little children the gospel; a sermon by B. M. Nottage; her internal struggles beforeher conversion and after; seeking God's will for herself; meeting her future husband Leroy Yatesin 1948; his formal Catholicism; her efforts to lead him to Christ; his conversion while he was inthe Army; her difficult decision not to marry him while he was unsaved; influence of her friendsin the Nurses Christian Fellowship; marriage in December 1951; his spiritual growth whileserving in Korea; more on her decision not to marry an unsaved man; B. M. Nottage's influenceon her and the congregation he started at 64th and Drexel in Chicago (Southside GospelAssembly)
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Topics tackled by the contestants ranged from reducing youth crime by raising the low standards set for young people in Kaitaia (Vandana) and the advantages of growing up in a small town (Jesse) to society's changing perceptions of women (Anaria). Samantha appealed for a rational debate on mining in Northland, saying views on the topic had become so polarised that sensible decisions balancing economic benefits with the environmental risks had become all but impossible.