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  • Passing hope... one pumpkin at a time

    Members of Living Hope Assembly of God are seeing orange.

    On Saturday afternoon, the congregation gathered and formed a receiving line, passing pumpkins down from a semi-trailer.

    “Five hundred more to go,” pastor Tunya Adams yelled.

    “How many of these did we order?” one parishioner called out.

    The pumpkin receiving line erupted in laughter.

    The church of 50 ordered and unloaded 600 pumpkins.

    Living Hope’s future building site off US 27 (beside Northside Elementary) is now a sea of pumpkins.

  • Time changes this weekend

    It’s that time of year again to fall back.

    Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday when most of the United States will roll their clocks back one hour.

    Clocks should be changed at 2 a.m. Sunday morning for a return to Eastern Standard Time.

    Daylight Saving Time will begin again on March 14, 2010, when clocks will ‘spring forward’ one hour.

  • Horse enthusiast unveils D.A. Stables

    In her entire life, Delene Vollenweider has only been away from horses for two years.

    “I was miserable,” she said about the time period.

    Today, Vollenweider fills her days with horses as the manager of D.A. Stables on Hicks Pike.

    Named after her cousin and owner, Dick Alderson, the stable is the newest addition to Alderson and Vollenweider’s partnership as co-owners of Cousins Farm.

  • Northside Elementary Honor Roll

    northside Elementary honor roll

    The Northside Elementary Honor Roll for the first grading period includes:

    Third Grade

  • Trick or Treat is Oct. 31

    As evenings start getting cooler and the threat looms near for Daylight Savings Time to be abandoned, thoughts must also turn to the ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night.

    Goblins who are 12 years old and under will be taking to the streets on Saturday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. for the annual Halloween “witching (two) hours.”

  • Welcome to the ‘Real World’

    High school juniors and seniors will soon be entering the “real world.”

    In preparation for that sometimes scary journey, HCHS upperclassmen will receive college tips and information at the ‘Real World’ session this Tuesday evening.

    Sponsored by Harrison County schools and coordinated by Alyssa Canupp (Gifted and Talented coordinator) and Jenny Lynn Varner Hatter (supervisor of Instruction), the session will include college representatives, FAFSA tips and financial and scholarship assistance for students and parents.

  • Making trick-or-treating easier...

    Journey Community Christian Church is painting the town, one face at a time.

    From 3-5 p.m. this Saturday, Journey Community Christian Church will help trick-or-treaters prepare for the night.

    “It’s a pre-trick-or-treat event,” said minister Bobby Duncan.

    The event will include face painting, hair decoration, pizza, fellowship and music for the entire family, Duncan said.

    “Our whole congregation does this for the love of others,” said church member and volunteer Kim Currans.

  • Southside Elementary Honor Roll

    SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY

    HONOR ROLL

    The Southside Elementary School Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks are:

    Fourth Grade

  • ‘Autumn Afternoon’ tickets on sale

    Tickets for ‘Autumn Afternoon’ are now available at Maysville Community and Technical College-Licking Valley Campus.

    Hosted by the Cynthiana Arts Council, the event will feature local musical talent - including Alson Cole, Susan Ellis, Dr. Beth Laytart, David Herrington and the Licking Valley Singers, directed by Karen Bear.

    ‘Autumn Afternoon’ will be held at the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church and will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1.

    A reception will follow.

    Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

  • One man killed in Lafferty Pike wreck

    One man is dead after a Wednesday afternoon wreck.

    Sergio Ortega Talavera, 22, was driving a 1996 GMC pickup, traveling westbound on Ky. Hwy. 36 when he drove off the side of the road and struck a telephone pole.

    Kentucky State Police, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Harrison County Fire Department responded to the scene.

    Talavera was pronounced dead at the scene.

    For the complete story, see this week’s edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.