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Today's Features

  • The college professor asked a student in his class, “what is the opposite of joy?”
    “Sadness,” the student responded.
    And, to another student, the professor asked, “what is the opposite of depression?”
    “Elation,” was the reply.
    And to, Bubba, the professor asked, “what is the opposite of woe?”
    “I believe that would be giddy-up,” Bubba answered.

  • Last weekend I finally watched “Whiplash,” the movie with Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons.
    Miles grew up here in Citrus County, and J.K. Simmons is the bald guy in the Farmer’s Insurance commercials and used to be the psychiatrist on “Law and Order”, plus he was in a whole bunch of other stuff.
    The movie focuses on the relationship between Andrew Neiman (Teller), a student drummer at an elite Juilliard-type music school in New York City, and the studio jazz band instructor, Terence Fletcher (Simmons).

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist
    What a beautiful day to be in God’s house!  Pete Dawson and Joe McNay teamed up to sing and play their guitars on “In the Garden” and “How Great Thou Art” Sunday morning. Colossians 2:9-14 was the basis for Bro. Dale’s message. The children and youth did an excellent job showing us what they have learned and demonstrating their Bible drilling skills Sunday night. Great work.
    We welcomed Jerry Ellis into our congregation, by transfer of letter, Sunday morning.
    Nancy Walker had a praise report.

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  •  The stream was named after Revolutionary War veteran John Guill. It emptied into Big Eagle Creek, and although most of the time it displayed a serene demeanor, torrential rainfalls could transform its sleepy countenance into a rugged raging deluge.
    John Guill settled in the New Columbus area in 1780, and it was here he built his cabin and raised his family near the stream that bore his name.

  • All in all, it has been a good week on the Branch, though Wanda, Barbara and Joyce started it by going to a funeral on Monday. Joyce’s brother Jimmy’s companion, Naomi, lost her sister, Jessie. She was also the sister of Charlie Carter. We send our condolences to the family. Uncle also had his 89th birthday on Saturday. Tim and Trina’s son had a birthday on the 28th. Trina is one of the Schimmoeller twins. Wanda also said she forgot to mention Butch Lawrence’s birthday on Valentine’s Day. Happy birthday to all the February celebrants.

  • by Roger Alford

  • A few years ago, I decided to give up recreational shopping for Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter.
    For a week prior to Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, I prepared for my shopping fast by buying new shoes and yet another pair of white pants, several tops, some earrings and a new purse.
    To prepare effectively, I rationalized, one must get one’s obsessions out of one’s system, sort of like the time I ate an entire box of Hostess Ding Dongs at one sitting the day before I went on a diet.

  • Owenton First United Methodist
    Bro. Matt’s sermon, “For the Love of God!” came from 1 Corinthians 13:1-3.
    Children and youth group meetings are being held after church each Sunday. Feel free to join us for music, games, lunch and more.
    Adult choir practice is also being held each Sunday following the morning service.
    Happy birthday to Ashley Buffin, Charlotte Lewis and Matt Merrill.
    Mt. Pleasant Baptist
    “I’d Rather Have Jesus” was beautifully sung by Michelle Justis Sunday morning.  

  • Feb. 15, 2017

    Cattle Receipts: 703
    Last week: 325
    Last year: 189
    Compared to last week: Feeder steers sold steady- $2 higher, heifers unevenly steady, slaughter cows $1-$$3 higher, bulls $2-$3 higher.
    Feeders: 646
    Slaughter: 54
    Replacements: 3
    Slaughter cows made up 6 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 0 percent, replacement cows 0 percent, and feeders 94 percent. The feeder supply included 40 percent steers, 45 percent heifers, and 15 percent bulls. Near 33 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.