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Today's Features

  • Owen County Primary School held its first ever Valentine Banquet/Luncheon Feb. 11. Congratulations to second-grade students Haylee Neeley and Caden Hedger who were crowned Valentine King and Queen during the day’s events. Members of the Valentine Court were Cheyenne Coppola, Lilly David, Tori Lykins, Jorden May, Maddie Walker, Cody Anderson, Micah Duvall, Darren Patrick, Logan Wagers, and Dylan Woods.

  • Did you think about how the spring-cleaning ritual developed? Before the advent of electricity and a host of other modern conveniences, homes were heated with coal, oil and/or wood, and lit by gas or candlelight. Soot and grime were the natural companions of winter. Once spring arrived, the doors were thrown open, and everything—rugs, furniture, cupboards, curtains, and more – was aired out, clean out, swept out, and scrubbed out.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist

    It was good to have Bob and Judy Cull with us as Bob shared from God’s word on prayer. We believe in prayer and in God’s promises, but too often we do not use the power of prayer to the potential it has in our lives. The Bible tells us to pray persistently and to pray without ceasing. Too often we as Christians use it as a last resort. As Christians, we can be confident that God always hears our prayers and will answer them.

  • Bro. Joe Davis, a missionary to West Africa, gave a talk about his work in Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau to the church’s combined Sunday School classes. Bro. Davis later brought the message in the Sunday service. He taught as Christians, we are called to spread the Gospel to the world. God knows no geographic or political boundaries — our mission field can be anywhere there are lost people. He said God chooses ordinary vessels to do his work, and we must make ourselves available for his purpose. Many thanks to Bro. Joe and his lovely wife, Joyce.

  • It was a nice weekend. UK won, the rain stopped before the creek got too far out of its banks and into the church basement, and Rachel and Chris came down for supper Sunday evening and brought the great-grandchildren. They went home just before both Sandy and I had a nervous breakdown. They are beautiful, adorable and loud. They’re 2 and 4. What can one expect?
    Rachel is expecting her third at the end of this month. Small children and babies are definitely for the young.

  • David Lyons, center, executive vice president of First Farmers Bank, presents a check to Owen County Boys Basketball Head Coach Devin Duvall, left, accompanied by Owen County High School Athletic Director TJ Wesselman, right. The donation was based on the number of 3-pointers made during the regular season. This year, the donation was at least $830.
     

  • In the past, Owen countians have seen some bad winters when snow drifted over fence posts, the Kentucky River froze, long-standing shade trees in front yards had to be cut down because at times the cold and snow prevented a journey to the woods for fuel.
    As February made its exit, folks looked forward to spring, and memories of cold and snow gave way to anticipation of house cleaning (at least for the women), planting crops, incubating chicks, and fishing.

  • The other day I read an article written by Sharon Miller, a woman who stopped wearing makeup “as an act of Christian discipleship.”
    She was getting ready to go shopping with her in-laws and as she went through her usual morning routine of blow-drying her hair and picking out an outfit, she decided to go to the mall sans makeup.
    She said she had been inspired by a book, “Dance of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Women’s Spirituality,” by Maria Harris.

  • Sunday was a rainy and gloomy day, but you couldn’t tell it by all the love, singing and praising the Lord that went on inside our little church.
    Our church opened up with Bro. James welcoming everyone and our choir, “New Beginnings,” singing “Let’s Just Praise the Lord and Holy Ground.”
    Cecila did a wonderful job singing “Your Secret Place.” Also, Joy and her puppet, Rover, put on a little skit called “You can’t get brownie points by making brownies.”

  • The Sunday message pastor Brad Vincent will deliver comes from Isaiah chapter 11 and is titled “The True Vine.”
    Judah and Israel had become corrupt and unfaithful to the point God allowed His people to be conquered by Assyria as judgement for their not following Him.
    However, in chapter 11, the prophet Isaiah is extending hope to a devastated Jerusalem by reassuring the people of a coming King.