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Today's Features

  • The sentence usually began with “I remember when...”, and then the speaker would launch into a story of the past, sometimes served with embellishments that had tiptoed in over the years and became a permanent fixture of the narrative.
    However, many stories which passed down through the generations gave hard facts and revealed the stark realities of often difficult times in the “good ole days.”

  • The weather continues to smile on us on the Branch. John and I got a couple of loads of wood split last week and stacked under the screened in porch. It’s at the ready if the weather ever catches up with the calendar, but I’m not complaining about the mild weather. Every day the temperature is in the 60s is fine with me.

  • By Roger Alford

  • When I first started writing professionally, I mostly wrote humor stories for Christian magazines.
    It was fun, and I often cracked myself up. But it was also hard work. With humor, you have to get the rhythm right. You have to choose your words carefully and economically.
    And you have to know the ending, the punchline, often before you write your opening line.
    With humor, you write to the punchline. It’s all about how you end.

  • Monterey Baptist

  • It sits alongside Squiresville Road on Gary Minch’s farm, but over the years, weeds and tangled vines have proclaimed victory as they sought to deny its existence. It is sheltered by a rock wall which seems to stand in defiance of the elements as it struggles to protect narratives of the past.
    At one time, hundreds of these dotted the landscape of Owen but today, many have lost their identity, and their stories have been silenced.

  • James and Mariah Keith are proud to announce the birth of their son, Raylan James Keith.
    He was welcomed into this world at 9:53 a.m., Aug. 8, 2017, weighing 7 lbs. and 4 oz. and 19.5 inches long.

  • Brittney and Chris Smoot would like to announce the birth of their son, John Paul Smoot.
    John Paul was born Sept. 15, 2017, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs. and 13 oz. and was 21.5 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Rhonda and Johnny Denny. Paternal grandparents are Valerie and Paul Smoot. Great-grandparents are Emma Lou McComas, Bill and Beverly Stewart and Tony and Jean Carol Denny.
    John Paul was welcomed home by all his four legged brothers and sisters.

  • Friday John came down and cleaned out the chimney and put new piping on the wood stove to get it ready for the cold weather to come.
    Saturday we went to Ann’s to split wood that John had dropped and cut up and hauled it to my house and stacked it on the back porch. After he left, I mowed the yard for the last time this season. I am now ready to start a fire when the weather gets colder.

  • The other day someone congratulated our features editor, Sarah Gatling, on her promotion, which was nice, except she didn’t get a promotion.
    Sarah said if she got a promotion she’d like to be promoted to potentate — that sounds like a cool thing to be, she said.
    It reminded me of the hymn, “Crown Him With Many Crowns,” in which Jesus is called “the potentate of time,” and also reminded me that a few years ago, Sarah gave me a very old hymnal, copyrighted in 1924, called “Harvest Hymns.”