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By The Staff


The Women’s banquet will be held Sunday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Claysville Christian Church. Don Arnold will be the guest speaker.



Hour of Deliverance Chapel, 120 Second St., will be hosting a revival May 15-17 at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Don Fryman of Berry Methodist Church will be opeing guest speaker on May 15 and 16.

Earl Gross of Paris, Ky. will close out the revival. He will host the Sunday morning and evening services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

There will be special singing nightly and at both services on Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend.


“The Hour of Power” Radio Ministry, aired weekly on Saturday mornings on 90.7 FM (The Wind), at 10-11 a.m.

The Rev. Don Fryman will bring a message each week along with special music by various singers across Harrison County and surrounding counties.



In August 2005, the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library director of 14 years left her position to answer the call to ministry. On May 15, E. Susan Ellis will graduate from the Lexington Theological Seminary with the Master of Divinity degree, with ordination to follow on June 14.

Over the years, many in the Cynthiana community have heard Ellis sing. She performed for the Taste of Harrison County, the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, the Methodist Women’s group, the Thursday Club and was a monthly regular at Grand Haven Nursing Home, Edgemont Nursing Home and the Long Term Care facility at Harrison Memorial Hospital. She was also a regular performer for the annual Gospel Sing and Christmas concert put together by Dr. Beth Laytart, director of music for the Cynthiana Christian Church.

Even though Ellis has left the community, she has made her voice available again through a CD of Christian music titled, Sing Them Over Again To Me. She and Laytart have recorded many wonderful favorites, such as Precious Memories, Peace in the Valley, Sweet Beulah Land and many more. The CD is available through Laytart for $15.

“Sing Them Over Again to Me” is a collection of hymns that have blessed millions of hearts over the years. This collection of sacred favorites which features the voice of Ellis, with Laytart on the piano, is a compilation of much-loved songs that will transport the listener to childhood and back again. Several of the songs, though written decades ago, offer updated arrangements that will touch the heart all over again.   

Ellis’ has performed at local concert halls, outdoor theatres, dinner theatres, community theatres, churches, civic organizations, local television and radio. Her vocal studies include training with Joan-Lorna Boewe, Linda Everman, Phyllis Jenness, Aimo Kiviniemi, Maestro George Schick of New York City, and Ellen Faull of the New York City Opera.

Susan’s pilgrimage of faith has led her onto the path to ordination in ministry in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Her voice is a gift from God which she gladly shares with all who wish to listen.

Laytart’s training includes Transylvania University, Princeton University and the University of Kentucky. She is presently the director of music at the Cynthiana Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), in Cynthiana.

 The selections included in this collection are: Peace in the Valley, How Great Thou Art, There is a Balm in Gilead, On Eagle’s Wings, In The Garden, I Walked Today Where  Jesus Walked, Sweet Beulah Land, Leaning On the Everlasting Arms - Medley, I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry, Not Too Far From Here, Precious Lord, What If It Were Today?, Let There Be Peace on Earth, Spirit of the Living God, Whispering Hope and Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley, Precious Memories, Flee As a Bird and Mansion Over the Hilltop.