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Today's Features

  • The library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, in observance of Thanksgiving.
    Festivals Of the World will be celebrated at the library this month and next. This is passive programming that adults and children can participate in at their own pace. We will have passports available for you to make and they will be stamped each week you come in.

  • JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardner

    There are many gardening tasks that must be done or are better done in the fall of the year.  Things like cleaning up old plant material; fertilizing trees, shrubs and lawns; and protecting tender plants like hybrid tea roses and French hydrangeas.  These chores are all a part of garden maintenance and taking care of them now will improve the quality of your garden later.  Here’s a checklist to remind you of what needs to be done to get the garden ready for winter.

  • They made a farmer’s work easier, or more difficult, depending on their disposition on any given day.
    Some declared they are quite ornery, though it has been said they are not as obstinate as donkeys. Perhaps that is a matter of debate, yet most Owen County farmers agree that the mule was an indispensable addition to life on the family farm.
    The mule’s contrariness has been expounded upon in stories, poems and songs, and there is no denying patience can wear thin when trying to convince a mule of his duties.

  • The holiday season has officially begun.
    Ray Traylor had his traditional Thanksgiving dinner for relatives and friends on Saturday. Wanda helped him clean, set up tables and shop for the occasion. He baked his pumpkin-walnut pie, did a big turkey with dressing and had ham, and all the vegetables that go with Thanksgiving.
    Others brought dishes too, so there was plenty to go around for the 40 or so that showed up. Barbara and Joyce joined them, as did his Aunt Jewell and Uncle Carl, who live in Mt. Sterling. They are in their 80s.

  • Cedar Hill Baptist Church
    We shared our blessings with one another as each named at least one person we praise God for placing in our lives.  Bro. Bill’s message was taken from Luke 17:11-19 which encourages us to realize that we are all spiritual lepers but through God’s grace we are healed.

  • Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
    Dear God,
    It’s that time of year when I sit down to compose my annual psalm of thanksgiving. This will be my 16th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithfulness to me.
    This past year has been difficult in so many ways. At times I’ve felt like a dog’s chew toy, eaten up and slobbered on. I’ve felt pulled and pushed, stretched and torn.

  • ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

  • 5 years ago
    Beshear to Headline Chamber of Commerce Event
    Nov. 17, 2010

    Kentucky’s top official, Gov. Steve Beshear, will take the stage at the 11th annual Owen County Chamber of Commerce dinner Monday. The meeting will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.
    Owen County Chamber of Commerce is not a routine procedure to how a speaker is chosen each year, but suggestions are taken from chamber members.

  • JENEEN WICHE – WEEKEND GARDNER

  • On Thanksgiving Day, 1950, an uninvited and unwelcome guest made an appearance in Owen County.
    Its arrival took folks by surprise, and its impact upon Owen County and Kentucky was undeniable.
    Everyone breathed a sigh of relief when it departed a few days later, and yet memories of its presence were shared for years to come.