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Today's Features

  • Stanley and Mable Courtney will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 19.
    The couple will be honored with a reception hosted by their children, Al and Carrie, Stephanie Phillips and grandson Jon Devin. The event will take place at Pleasant Green Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 2-5 p.m. All friends and family are invited. No gifts requested.

  • • Cloth Basket – Jan. 14, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., deadline Jan. 7. Cost is $5. Location – Harrison County Extension Office.
    • Sock and Felt Snowman – Jan. 28, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., deadline Jan. 22. Cost is $2 each. Location – Harrison County Extension Office.
    • Quilt Club – Fourth Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m at the Extension Office. If no school, no club meeting.
    • Gourd Patch Club – Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Extension Office.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Angel Marie Arnett, Dec. 27, daughter of Douglas and Cindy Arnett; Matthew Todd Barton, Jan. 1, son of Joseph and Stacy Barton; Georganna Mae Carpenter, Dec. 30, daughter of Deanna Carter and Shelby Carpenter; Ella Kay Hutchison, July 19, daughter of April and Joseph Glenn Hutchison.
    Harrison County among first for family court system. It’s a new approach to a great number of cases that affect the family and will be led by Judge David Melcher.

  • The Women’s Club of Harrison County held their meeting at the Cynthiana Christian Church on Dec. 14 with Bonnie Teater, president, presiding.
    Violet Williams gave the blessing for lunch and the Spirited Values.
    The program Celebrating Christmas was given by Bill Probus and introduced by Virgie Wells. Everyone enjoyed singing Christmas songs while Probus played the piano.
    Patricia Williams, guest, was welcomed. There was no business meeting.
    No meeting is planned for January. The next meeting will be held Feb. 8.

  • * Cynthiana Report, 1896 - “Population 5500; Lawyers, 19; Physicians, 13; Distilleries, 4; Churches, 9; Telegraph Companies, 2; Waterworks; Telephone System; Female College; Men’s Training School; Graded School; Sewage system is contemplated.

  • Cynthiana Idol had its beginnings in 2008 at Rohs Opera House. The idea behind Cynthiana Idol was simple: provide a showcase for local singers and ride the popularity of American Idol. It is hard to believe that 2013 will mark the the sixth season of this local show. To celebrate, Rohs Opera House is hosting Cynthiana Idol: Night of Champions on Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

  • As we approach another year with our cattle operations it is important that we consider our pastures and the maintenance that will be needed. The following is a few items we need to consider as we prepare for 2013.

  • A Benefit for Chris Jolly will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Fire Hall.
    Jolly passed away on Dec. 26 after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was denied his disability twice while he was being treated for his cancer, his life insurance expired, and he couldn’t afford his treatments. His family is selling raffle tickets for: a country ham, tickets are $2 or 3 for $5. We are also asking local businesses to donate something for a silent auction for his benefit. The event will have a live band, silent auction and a chili supper.

  • ODDVILLE CHRISTIAN
    On Jan. 13 the prison ministry team will be travelling to West Liberty Correctional Facility.
    On Jan. 21 Oddville Christian will be travelling to Central Christian Church at Second and Riggs Ave. for the Licking Valley Men’s Fellowship meeting. People wishing to share a ride can meet at 5891 US Hwy. 62 E at 6 p.m. Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Central, and Ladies are invited.
    Regular service times at Oddville are Sundays 10 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for services, and each Wednesday  at 7 p.m. for Bible Study.

  • In case you haven’t seen Les Misérables — go see it.
    In case you don’t fully understand the concept of the power of grace and mercy to change a human heart — go see it.
    In case you’re caught up in the drive to make others pay for their wrongs and can’t see your own — go see it.
    I heard it said once that all of life illustrates Bible doctrine, and this movie does just that.