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Today's Features

  • Bet you don’t know you can create a beautiful oil painting. In fact, if asked most of us would say we could not do this. But you can.
    MCTC/Licking Valley Campus Workforce Solutions is offering a painting class on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 2-4:30 p.m. in Harrison Square that will do this very thing. It is amazing,  Dianne Young, artist residing in Millersburg, Ky., teaches the class and the results are beautiful, every time. What a gift this would make that person who is hard to buy for. The cost of the class is $25.

  • The Office of The Cynthiana Democrat and The Harrison Shopper will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will reopen Monday, Dec. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

  • It was this time last year I lost my sister to suicide as I was entering my first holiday season without my dad.

  • Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    Every year at this time I sit down to compose a psalm of thanksgiving, my thanks and gratitude to you for another year that has passed.

  • OAKLAND CHRISTIAN
    This holiday season we invite you to take a trip with us at the Oakland Christian Church, Pendleton County, 149 Oakland Church Road, Falmouth, Ky. Your trip will take you on an outdoor adventure to first century Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born.
    “Walk Through Bethlehem 2014” is Oakland’s holiday gift to the community. We invite you to bring the children to Oakland where they can discover the real side of Christmas.

  • A few weeks ago, I got an email at work with the subject line: “Is God powerful?”

  • I’ve spent many years trying to make Thanksgiving in our house more about the “thankfulness” than about the food, football and especially the Black Friday shopping that has begun to spill back into the holiday.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: No births to report this week.
    Sally Cammack opens The Gourd Patch Studio and Folk Art Gallery in Main Street building. Cammack has been painting gourds for 24 years.
    Westside Food Mart, 101 N. Locust Street, serves a deli lunch special every Wednesday. Others items are available throughout the week. Starting Nov. 29  the mart will begin serving breakfast.
    The Country Candle Gift Shop, 312 B S. Church Street and The Cheese Store, Harrison Square will be holding a Christmas Open House.

  • HARRISON COUNTY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION
    Ministerial Association will be held Sunday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at Cynthiana First Church of God, 401 N. Main St. Kenneth Newby will be speaking.
    Mike Barres will be leading worship and other area ministers will be participating.
    There will be special music and an offering will be received for the community benevolence fund.
    For more information call 859-954-1660.

    OAKLAND CHRISTIAN — Falmouth

  • * Cynthiana Democrat, Jan. 4, 1918 -- “For Sale -- Columbia Flour, Mill Feed, Hay, Straw, Cotton Seed Meal, Linseed Meal, Tankage, Oyster Shells, Grit, Alfalfa Meal, Salve for Stock, Pratt’s Food and Remedies for Stock and Poultry -- Wm. Addams.” (A 1918 advertisement - any 2014 market for such?)
    * Log Cabin, Nov. 25, 1905 -- “A passenger and express wagon is being run between Cynthiana and Claysville every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, by Mr. A. J. Cooper. Passengers, etc. are solicited.”