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Today's Features

  • What excitement there must have been in Israel when they finally got the King they wanted. Now they were like every other nation around … they had a leader.  
    And a great leader he was going to be.  
    He was a head taller than everyone else, an impressive man to lead them into the future.  
    It must have been a day of great hope and excitement.  And the great thing was, he was chosen by God through their greatest priest/prophet/judge … Samuel himself.  

  • By the time I left the newsroom I was ready to rip out my hair or stick a hot poker in my ears.
    All day the noise and commotion drove me to distraction -- and it had been a fairly quiet day. I was alone in the pod I share with two other reporters and my phone only rang once.
    You would think the quiet would be conducive to a productive day, but I could barely put two sentences together because of the noise and commotion coming from within, my whirlwind thoughts stirring up fears and anxieties I thought I had put to rest.

  • THURSDAY, Nov. 3
    Bookmobile. The Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library Bookmobile will be available Thursday, Nov. 3 at Grand Haven at 10:30 a.m.
    American Girl Activity Club. Thursday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. Will be discussing Caroline from 1812. For youth in kindergarten through 6th. Pre-registration is appreciated and encouraged.

    FRIDAY, Nov. 4

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Mark Steven Beagle, Aug. 25, son of Kristy Lynn Heisel and Mark D. Beagle.
    Unity Christian Church dedicates new outdoor play set in honor of the late Charlie Bays who worked with the church’s youth.
    Harrison County schools are now offering free tutoring to help students be their best.
    Harrison County Board of Education awards contract for construction of an agricultural education facility; and approved payment for the Westside Elementary School parking lot addition.

  • There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or soft-neck garlic and Allium ophioscordon, or hard-neck garlic.   
    Soft-neck garlic is the easiest and most widely cultivated because the bulbs are large and the cloves and skin are tight, which prevent moisture loss and allows for longer storage.  

  • Tessa Marie Robinson, 22, and Dillon Tyler Price, 24, married Sept. 17, 2016.
    Naome Michele Ikints, 32, and Brian Conrad Shuff, 34, married Sept. 17, 2016.
    Sarah Nichelle Miller, 24, and Karl Moreland Baker IV, 25, married Sept. 17, 2016.
    Ashley Ann Vickers, 24, and Cody Barton-Lisle Brumley, 24, married Sept. 24, 2016.
    Amanda Dawn Johnson, 35, and Tony Ray King, 39, married Sept. 24, 2016.
    Hannah Renee Gaunce, 22, and Justin Charles Snapp, 25, married Sept. 24, 2016.

  • The Leesburg Homemakers Club met Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the home of Carole Roberts, president. There were eight in attendance which included Sue Burrier, Sheila Jameson, Marian  Anderson, Pat Huff, Juanita Hunt and special guests Benita Peoples and Ann McConnell.
    Burrier presented the lesson on financial affairs which included financial planning for life events from young adult through retirement years. Assessing needs, building savings, getting goals and consumer protection were some of the topics covered by club discussion.

  • September meeting
    The Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the home of Charlene Dawson. Ten members were present and answered roll call by mentioning a sign we know fall is coming.
    Barbara Snopek announced that the name for former member Pat Esrael had been left off the luminary list for Relay for Life. It will be added next year.
    Rosemary Lucas said that a rose and meal had been delivered to Patsy Barnett during her recent illness.

  • By Jessica Barnes, County extension agent for agriculture & natural resources
    The Harrison County Beef Cattle Association will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6  p.m. The event will take place at the Harrison County Extension Office.  

  • THURSDAY, Oct. 27
    World Explorers. Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library. For families with children in Pre-K through 2nd grade. Each month at the public library we will explore a new topic. This session’s topic will be: Literacy. Children and their families will explore the many doors a book opens with the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated.