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Today's Features

  • Live gifts during the holiday season are welcomed by gardeners … a poinsettia or two, a rosemary topiary, cyclamen, African violets and orchids give us something to fuss over during the winter months. But, sometimes our homes can be a hostile environment for many of the most popular indoor flowering plants.  
    Light levels, low humidity or a missed watering or two can turn a pretty plant ugly in no time.   

  • Amassing a good set of gardening tools usually takes a while and the holiday season, with various traditions of gift giving, is a perfect time to help gardeners achieve that goal.  
    Good tools don’t come cheap but if you buy right the first time the investment pays off in the life of the tool and the efficiency of the job.  The right tool often means less time spent on tackling the chore.  

  • The Woman’s Club of Harrison County met Friday, Dec. 9 at Hospice of the Bluegrass for their Christmas luncheon. Cheryl Case, president, welcomed members and guests then led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance.  
    Zenoa McCauley introduced Pat Powers who was her guest for the luncheon.  
    Layne Tussey catered the meal. She served hot chicken salad, country ham and biscuit, pretzel salad and red velvet cake. Anna Ruth McLoney gave the blessing of the meal.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Haley Michelle Williams, Nov. 20, daughter of Robbie Williams and Crystal Tolliver; Athelia Kate Buckler, Dec. 8, daughter of Anjanette and Michael Buckler; Cayden Thomas Berry, Nov. 27, son of George and Deanna Berry.
    With a $15 million expansion soon to open, Harrison Memorial Hospital is preparing to move and expand the ambulatory service and endoscopy to new facilities in the expansion.

  • Dear Santa,
    I have really tried to be good this year. I helped pick up my dirty clothes off the floor, played with my brother and only sometimes left my toys on the floor. In case my Aunt Lucy isn’t sending you my messages; I would really like a spiderman mask and basketball goal for the tub. I would also like you to get something for the little kids and babies who don’t have anything, Since I have a lot of toys! I love babies Santa Claus so make sure you give them a kiss for me!

  • CITY ON A HILL
    City on a Hill evening services are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m.
    Services are held at the Center at 201 N. Second St., Berry, Ky.
    For more information call 859-954-1573 or 859-954-0579.
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    City on a Hill will be holding a service on Christmas Day.
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    Don’t forget to plan to join City on a Hill for its fourth annual New Year’s service.

    BERRY CHRISTIAN

  • In 1998’s Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks is on a mission to pull a soldier out of harm’s way because three brothers were killed on the same day in battle.
    When he meets Private Ryan and tells him the mission, Ryan questions the logic.
    When asked what does the Army tell his mother who will have lost four sons, Ryan responds, “You can tell her that when you found me, I was with the only brothers I had left. And that there was no way I was deserting them. I think she’d understand that.” (www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/quotes)  

  • I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked, “Are you ready for Christmas?”
    Usually I answer something like, “As ready as I’ll ever be” or “Um...sure.”
    The truth is, I am woefully holiday deficient. I do a good job of hiding it for most of the year, but around the middle of November when most Americans are in full Get-Ready-for-Christmas mode, I’m off in la-la land, oblivious to any and all holiday hoopla.