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  • Claypool-Anderson plan Nov. 8 wedding

    April Claypool and Justin Anderson, both of Cynthiana, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Claypool is a 2006 graduate of Harrison County High School, a 2014 graduate of MCTC-Licking Valley Campus, is a ADN RN at Harrison Memorial Hospital, and a paramedic at Browns Ambulance Service.
    Anderson is a 2003 graduate of Harrison County High School and is the store manager at Autozone.
    The ceremony will take place Nov. 8, 2014 at 138 Keller Waits Road. A reception will be held at the Elks Lodge. All family and friends are invited to attend.

  • Fall fertilization put to good use

    Many of us are inclined to fertilize in the early spring when we see the grass green-up and the “sproutlings” begin to grow. And we really get excited once the foliage emerges from our trees and woody ornamentals.
     Although many plants benefit from a little extra energy in the springtime, we need to retrain the way we associate fertilization and plant growth.  

  • Making music part of daily life can benefit kids

    (StatePoint) While most schools offer a baseline level of music education, many programs are limited and sometimes classroom instruments can be scarce.  Exposure to music, however, offers people of all ages a number of benefits -- from reduced stress to improved coordination and academic outcomes. There are many things families can do to enrich their musical lives. Here are some fun ways to make more music together.

    Gather Round the Piano

  • Elephant Stomp
  • Root hosts October Omega meeting

    Charlene Dawson, president, opened the October meeting of Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi at the home of Linda Root.
    Ten members and one guest were present. Dawson introduced member Bonnie Teater, who had the program for the evening.

  • Way Back When

    10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Brooke Ashtyn Bennett, Oct. 18, daughter of Jeff and Janet Bennett; William Fredrick Cummins, Sept. 20, son of Linda Smith and Roy Lee Cummins; Isaiah Thomas Dahmer, Oct. 11, son of Stephen and Marilyn Dahmer; Dylan Hunter Joy, Sept. 15, son of Michael and Melissa Joy; Laurynn Saige Miracle, Oct. 12, daughter of Daniel and Develyn Miracle; Blake Alexander Northcutt, Oct. 11, son of Jeff and Brandy Northcutt.

  • Ode to Jack and the turnip

    It looks like this late turnip crop is going to be a good one thanks to cool temperatures and adequate rain fall.  
    I may even have some little ones ready in honor of Halloween this year, too, even though they will only be salad size.  
    What does the turnip have to do with Halloween you may ask? Well, they just may be more authentic than that pumpkin on the porch.  
    Pumpkins have been for sale for weeks and children have decided on costumes, but somewhere in the middle of it all is the story of All Hallow’s Eve.   

  • Blue Water Trails - South Fork Licking River

    By Lee McClellan,
    guest columnist
    The pioneers settling along the verdant South Fork of Licking River in what is now Harrison County had a tenuous hold on their lands in 1780. The privations of carving crude civilization out of wilderness, the threat of attack by enraged Shawnee or their ilk, in addition to the whirlwind of the western theater of the Revolutionary War, all combined for a tough life.

  • Class of 1964 50th Reunion
  • Homemaker Fall Trip