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Today's Features

  • Sumac is a native plant of Kentucky. Some varieties grow ten feet in height, and although their berries are poisonous to humans, they are a delectable treat for birds and animals alike.
    In early times there was a prolific growth of sumac along  Severn Creek (spelled Savern in old deeds). Some of the settlers referred to the stream as Sumac Creek, but it was more commonly called Severn. It is thought that the name most likely was to honor Ebenezer Severns who, along with Hancock Taylor and Jacob Drennon, surveyed the area in 1773.

  • The weather was beautiful and everybody on the Branch — well, everybody that I write about — had a great Thanksgiving.
    Jennifer got a friend at the hospital to trade off days with her so she could be home Thursday and Friday. All the Riddle family came to Fay’s for the celebration. She said there were 30 in attendance. She had decorated her finished basement in Thanksgiving colors, and the upstairs was already decorated for Christmas.

  • by Roger Alford

  • Last Saturday, Larry Silverman caught a catfish, which he considers a miracle, a moment of light after a year of incredible darkness.
    Larry is the pastor of New Covenant of Grace Fellowship in Inverness, Fla.
    Last year, Larry had a loose tooth, and shortly after he had it pulled he was diagnosed with cancer in his mouth. As a result, he had part of his tongue removed and his jaw reconstructed using a bone and skin from his leg. He now eats through a feeding tube.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist
    Bro. Bill’s message was from Psalms 23 giving us encouragement in life and victory in following Christ. The evening message was from Luke 15 encouraging us to look at people and things with the heart of Jesus.
    At 6 p.m. today (Wednesday), we will resume ARC. We will be working on the Christmas program for Sunday night.
    The Hanging of the Greens and our ARC Christmas program will begin at 6 p.m., Sunday. Join us for this special event.

  • Nov. 16, 2016

    Cattle Receipts: 702
    Last week: 554
    Last year: 481

    Feeder steers and heifers sold $2.00-$4.00 higher, slaughter cows and bulls $2.00-$3.00 lower.

    Feeders: 623
    Slaughter: 79
    Replacements: 0

    Slaughter cows made up 9 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 3 percent, and feeders 88 percent. The feeder supply included 47 percent steers, 35 percent heifers, and 18 percent bulls. Near 35 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs.

  • by Steve Musen

  • by Jeneen Wiche

  • In 1782 the bald eagle was chosen as the centerpiece for the great seal of the United States. The following year, Benjamin Franklin declared that the artistic rendition of the eagle looked more like a turkey, which he postulated would have been a better choice as an American symbol.
    In a letter to his daughter, Franklin wrote: “Others object to the bald eagle as looking too much a dindon, or turkey. For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country.”

  • This has been a very good week on the Branch. The weather was mild to downright hot.
    I had my Hand and Foot ladies on Friday. It was my turn to host the card group. We had the doors open, and it was 78 degrees. We are a bit dry. We only had about two-tenths of an inch of rain, but the Branch never looked better. We had a good afternoon, and they got started home before dark.