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Today's Features

  • A preacher was painting the picket fence in front of his house one day, pondering scripture when a neighbor came by on a horse.
    They exchanged hellos and the preacher asked where the neighbor was going. The neighbor said he was taking the horse to the auction to sell him.
    The preacher told his neighbor that he should have said he is taking the horse to the auction “if it be the Lord’s will.” The preacher told him about James 4:15, which says “you ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live and do this or that.”

  • When schools closed that bad winter, a young boy spent his days in the stripping room on the farm.
    Amid the pungent odor of tobacco, the lad listened to his granddad’s stories.
    Those narratives, along with a love of farming, created an intense yearning in the young man; and he followed a life-long dream which included his supportive wife, his family and his beloved Southdown sheep. 
    Kentucky has embraced the Forsee family for eight generations.  Owen countian Brian Forsee, who is a seventh generation Forsee, was the special guest speaker at the historical society meeting last week.

  • Mick and Shelly Cochran of Grandview, Texas and Cylinda Bedford of Kennedale, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their loved ones Cameron Chase Cochran and Charissa Rene Dugan.  Charissa is the daughter of Tracey White and the late Dennis Dugan.  A September wedding is planned.

  • Elk Lick Baptist
    Bro. John’s sermon was on Matthew 26:27-28, “Power In the Blood.”
    All the goats, sheep, doves or anything they scarified weren’t good enough. They had to keep sacrificing to cover their sins.
    Jesus’ blood was shed on the cross once for the atonement for our sins. Jesus’ blood has the power to redeem. Jesus’ blood can free us from eternity in hell and separate from him in his heavenly glory.
    Louise Johnson sang “Without Him.”

  • The smooth wood of the newly constructed structure stood forlornly beneath the trees near the church. Its surface displayed  no evidence of use. No worn away areas suggested years of diligent watch over those under its care.
    But the hitching post erected at Long Ridge Baptist Church several weeks ago served as a reminder to many Owen countians of years ago when horses throughout the county spent their Sunday mornings in front of community churches.

  • It was 38 degrees again this morning when I got up. I didn’t see any signs of frost but Fay said they had frost yesterday morning. She was out putting water on her green bean plants that were above ground to keep the frost from blighting them. As I was coming home from Frankfort on Friday, I saw plowed ground for the first time this season. It’s nearly the first of June and I haven’t seen a tobacco plant in the ground. Its been a very strange spring.

  • Bob and Betty Lou Gullion Skirvin of Sparta were married May 23, 1964 in Carrollton. They have three children, Sonja Hopkins of Sparta, Jeff Tackett of Warsaw and Tammy Trimble of Sparta. They also have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
    L.J. and Mary Ellen Stewart Skirvin of Sparta were married Feb. 15, 1964 in Poplar Grove. They have two children, Steve Skirvin of Sparta and Jay Skirvin of Glencoe. They also have four grandchildren.
    The couples celebrated May 4 with a dinner held by their family at Jonesville.

  • Last week was a busy one for everybody on the Branch.
    I had bridge on Tuesday.
    Teri came on Wednesday with her laundry and Catlin in tow. As her laundry washed, she helped me with the basement. She got a long stretch of tile cleaned and we were able to start setting furniture back in place. I cleaned a window and got the curtains hung.
    It’s beginning to look like someone actually lives there again.
    Jennifer returned to Kentucky on Saturday. She had been in San Diego, California for a week at a work seminar.

  • John and Heather Tuggle are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Sadie Mae Tuggle.  Sadie Mae was born at 10:13 a.m., March 9, 2014. She weighed 6 lbs. and 6.4 oz. and was 19 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Randy and Karen Collins of Dry Ridge. Her paternal grandparents are Wendell and Peggy Tuggle of New Liberty.  Her maternal great-grandmother is Fern Whiteker of Falmouth; and her paternal great-grandmother is Edith Gabbard of Glencoe.

  • Sorry about last week folks. I’d been working in the basement all that week and was trying to finish on Saturday. I painted the basement wall and then went out and mowed the big yard.
    I woke up on Sunday with a very stiff neck. I did manage to get to church and back but just sat all day with my eyes facing forward and taking pain pills all day.
    It was no better on Monday morning and all the pain meds made me feel “blah.”
    My brain just wasn’t working so I emailed Molly and said “no column this week.”