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Today's Features

  • USDA Farm Service Agency reminds tobacco quota holders and producers not currently enrolled in the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) that they have until Nov. 2, 2009 to sign up to receive a 2010 TTPP payment.

    The TTPP, also known as the tobacco buy-out, provides approximately $10 million in 10 annual installments to eligible tobacco quota holders and producers from 2005 through 2014. Payments for 2010 through 2014 will be issued annually in January.

  • I don’t just rely on fall color to tell me the seasons are about to change. There are so many other little things to observe that help me make the transition: Gossamer webs floating in the air, the long shadows of a sun falling slowly in the southern sky, walnuts hidden in the grass, and robins flocking in search of crabapples and other fall fruit.  

    These are the signs of fall to me. They prove mostly comforting, but also remind me that I need to get ready for the first frost and inevitable hard freeze, after which there is no turning back. 

  • The Dependable Pup Tent!  If there’s a perfect name for our camping home, it was a pup tent! “Woody,” Dad explained, “A pup tent refers to a shelter that doesn’t have floors or windows. It’s also a tent we have to assemble, so let’s read the directions.”  “Directions?” I barked! “We’re smart. We don’t need directions.” “Woody, this is our home for the next several days. I think we should read the directions and get it right.

  • Where can you learn a new chocolate recipe, tempt your taste buds, and experience cooking in an entirely new way? At a Taste of Home Made Easy Cooking School show, of course. Each event is a culinary encounter like no other.

    The Cynthiana Democrat, Cynthiana Lions Club in cooperation with Ken’s NewMarket will be hosting a Taste of Home Made Easy Cooking School on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Harrison County High School Auditorium.

  • Enrollment for the 2010 Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program will continue through June 1, 2010. USDA urges producers to make use of the eDCP automated website to sign up, or producers can visit any USDA Service Center to complete their 2010 DCP or ACRE contract.

  • Women in Agriculture Conference – Nov. 4-6 in Bowling Green. Deadline to register is Oct. 15.

    Hospice Pillow Project – Come join Homemakers as they make neck pillows for Hospice patients. Friday, Oct. 16, 9-noon at the Extension Office. Come help cut, stitch, stuff or hand stitch. Contact Gaye Marsh, 234-0110, for more details or to obtain a pattern to work on your own.

  • 10 years ago . . .

    Births announced this week are: Dillon Horton Gasser, Sept. 9, son of Margo and Danny Gasser; Danielle Renee Farmer, Sept. 1, daughter of Danny and Donna Farmer; Sylvia Dawn Humphries, Sept. 21, daughter of Dawn Humphries and Lucio Rios; Samantha Lillian Loraine Wood, Sept. 23, daughter of Patricia and Harvie Wood; Emily Jane Hendrix, Sept. 16, daughter of John and Pamela Moore Hendrix; Brandon Nicholas Quesenberry, Sept. 20, son of Thomas Jay and Susan Renee Quesenberry.

  • Oct. 19-23

    * Menus subject to change due to weather and delivery.

    BREAKFAST

    ST. EDWARD SCHOOL

    MONDAY: Cereal, cinnamon toast, juice choices, choice of milk.

    TUESDAY: Scrambled eggs, hash brown, bacon, juice choices, choice of milk.

    WEDNESDAY: Cereal, muffins, juice choices, choice of milk.

    THURSDAY: Pancakes with syrup, sausage links, juice choices, choice of milk.

    FRIDAY: Cereal, donuts, juice choices, choice of milk.

    ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • BERRY UNITED

    METHODIST

    The charity yard sale scheduled for Friday, Oct 16, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, has been cancelled.

    BOYD METHODIST CHURCH

    Laura McFarland, 17, will give a presentation on her third trip to Africa at the Boyd Methodist Church on Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. Come and encourage this young missionary.

    CYNTHIANA PRESBYTERIAN

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 15

    Historical Society. Harrison County Historical Society will meet Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. The speaker will be Sarah Kinney who will present a program about Women of Harrison County. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

    FRIDAY, Oct. 16

    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Friday, Oct. 16 in Robynwood Heights from 2-3 p.m.

    SATURDAY, Oct. 17