Today's Features

  • Paulo Alexander Torres was born to Juan and Kelsey Torres of Swansboro, N.C. on Nov. 25, 2014. He weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz.
    Maternal grandparents are Donnie and Tracye Young of Cynthiana; maternal great-grandparents are Ervin (Slick) Garrison and the late Nancy Garrison and Kenny and Peggy Young.
    Paternal grandparents are Guillermo and Trinidad Torres of Sparta, N.C.; paternal great-grandparents are Adolfo and Maria Madrigal and Jesus and Trinidad Torres of Mexico.

  • 10 years ago . . .
    Births announced this week are: Donald Wayne Brierly, March 4, son of Susan and Shawn Brierly.
    Coordinators looking to revitalize Berry Fest.
    Harrison County receives $9,900 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
    Diamond Electronics holds grand re-opening at 312A Church Street, with the latest technology from RCA.

  • One of the most anticipated rites of spring is dusting off the tiller and heading out to the vegetable garden for a little soil play.  
    It is one of those things you can’t plan for, though.  
    It becomes a waiting game because we can’t do it if the soil is too wet; we don’t want to do it if it is too cold, and we only have the time to do it when the weekend rolls around.
    Well, what would you say if I told you that you were off the hook when it comes to spring tilling?  

  • THURSDAY, March 26
    Family Movie Night.
    Thursday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m. Open to all ages.  Snacks, crafts and a movie. Will be watching Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The program will take place in the basement of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church.
    Women’s Book Group. Thursday, March 26 at 6 p.m. The book for discussion will be Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. The group will meet at Biancke’s.


    Central Christian Church, located at Second and Riggs, will have a Good Friday service at 9 p.m. Friday, April 3.
    On Saturday, April 4, the church will host an 11 a.m. Easter egg hunt.
    Food will be served and prizes will be given. There will be three age groups for the hunt. Children will also be able to have their photograph taken with Rabbit.
    Sunday, April 5, is Invite Friends Day. The Sunrise Service will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast.

  • A few years back, I read about a woman who titles her years according to what she wanted to accomplish or see happen during the year.
    One year might be “The year of overcoming” or “Hope will see me through.”
    That one particular year was titled “Your God is too small” after a lengthy conversation she had with a friend about all the things she doubted would ever happen, from family members coming to faith in Christ to whether she would ever or could ever sell her house.

  • On our most recent visit to the pediatrician, we were told that my son, who is only 4 years old, is comparable in weight and height to an average 7-year-old.

  • THURSDAY, March 19
    American  Girl Activity Club
    . Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. Presented by CHCPL in the basement of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church. For Kindergarten through 5th grade. Will be learning about Kaya - a Native American from 1764.