.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, Robin Hood and Lady Marion, Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler. Love stories, some historic, others fictional, have always ignited the imagination, captured the heart and survived the test of time.

    Family love stories have entertained Owen countians for generations. Some create poignant memories of long ago, while others elicit skepticism at the thought of Papaw in the role of Romeo.

  • Things have been pretty quiet on the Branch this week.

    Ray had been staying the night with his sister, Jean O’Banion, at the hospital in Lexington. She had surgery, then had to have a second operation and was doing well, when she had a minor stroke on Wednesday.

    The stroke set her back a bit, but she is recovering a little each day. We are keeping her in our prayers.

  • BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    Will Rogers, the humorist from a generation ago, said lots of funny things in his day, including this ditty:

    “When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like Grandpa did. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”

  • Recently I spent time with some people who are homeless.

    I had met some of them while tagging along at the annual county-wide housing count, which is another way to say homeless count.

    Every year, people who care go out and find the people who live in the woods or in their cars or sleep in abandoned buildings and get as much information about them as they can.

    People who care want to meet these people’s immediate and ongoing needs with tents and blankets and stoves, and also their long-term needs.

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    “I Am Not Alone” was Carla Marston’s special in song Sunday morning.  The choir also sang “Worthy of Worship.”  Bro. Dale’s sermon was based on 2 Corinthians 4:1-12. 

    Thanks to everyone who made our “Super Bowl of Chili and Soup” a success!  All had a great time in fellowship.

  • Fiscal court ponders new transient tax
    Feb. 2, 2011
    5 years ago

    With an eye toward the future of Owen County tourism, the Owen County Fiscal Court may soon pass an ordinance for a transient room tax.

    The tax would include motor courts, motels, hotels, inns or similar accommodations.

    Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the ordinance would also include campgrounds.

  • BY DAVID LILLY
    Owen County Emergency Management Director

    The American Red Cross, of which Owen County is a part of, is seeking volunteers with flexible schedules to respond in events in Owen County.

    Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers respond to assist families with shelter, support and access to basic needs immediately following a house fire, flooding and severe weather, often arriving on scene even as the fire is still burning.

    The Owen County Red Cross has three DAT volunteers at present time.

  • BY BECKY MEFFORD & JANETTA BRISCOE
    Youth Services and Family Resource Center Coordinators

    We are blessed to work in a community that is so giving and caring of the students in Owen County Schools. The Family Resource and Youth Service Centers work year rondo to make sure our Owen County Schools’ students have everything they need to be academically successful.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

  • You don’t need to wait for warm weather to start your vegetable garden.

    Did you know there are several types of vegetables you can start as early as March? Radishes, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, onions and many more vegetables are all quite frost tolerant, and you can seed or transplant them in the garden from mid-March to early April.

    If you want to get an even earlier start, you could try covering an area with clear plastic film to create a mini greenhouse where plants will thrive.