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Today's Features

  • The children of Gene and Beverly are proud to share in the celebration of their parent’s anniversary. On Nov. 25, 2012, Gene and Beverly Mason will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

  • “The American people are amazing.”

    These words summarized the enthusiastic description of a bike trip across America. The May trek was achieved by Bro. Greg Guy, pastor of First Christian Church in Owenton, and his daughter, Judith.
    Bro. Greg was the special guest and featured speaker at the historical society Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday. His energy was contagious as the audience traveled alongside him on his rigorous yet rewarding journey through the towns, cities and countryside of our great land.

  • Josh Aaron Raines and Kayla Darlene Smith were married Sept. 21, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.  in Sevierville, Tenn. at the Preserve Chapel by Bro. Milkweed Wotier. The bride’s maid of honor was Heather Patton. The groom’s best man was Cody Mckinley. In attendance were the groom’s mother, Terri Raines, and the bride’s grandparents, Gary and Darlene Hunter, all of Owenton. The couple spent their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tenn. and will reside in Florence.

  • Just a quick note to clear up some errors in last week’s column. I should reread it before I send it rather than reading it when the paper comes out. Gene Rose is Stony’s “cousin.”
    In the paper last week, that sentence bumped up against the line dividing the next item on the page and “cousin” got left out.

  • Jesse and Kimberly Romans of Owen County proudly announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Steven T. Sanders to Nicole Young of Flatrock, Michigan. The couple will be united in marriage Nov. 17, 2012.
    The groom is a 2003 graduate of Owen County High and a 2011 graduate of electrical school. He is currently an electrical supervisor and the bride is currently a real estate agent.
    Both work and will continue to reside in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • The sun is shining this morning. After last week, that is news. I had to build a fire on Friday last. I don’t think I have ever had to start building fires this early. If that’s all I have to complain about I count myself very lucky.

  • Chester and Emily Marston celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Oct. 18. They spent a quiet afternoon at their home in Owenton. They were congratulated by their children, Barry and wife Donna; Bruce and wife Mary Ann; Sherry and her husband David. The couple has six grandchildren and expect a great-grandchild in January.
     

  • It stands in Owenton Cemetery, and like many such war monuments that dot the American landscape, it is a stark reminder of the sacrifices made by those who have served our country in war.
    The poignant words on the back of the memorial point to the sometimes terrible price we pay for our freedoms. “How sweet to rest when life is done. With battles fought and victory won.”

  • Good morning, though it’s wet and cloudy on the Branch this morning. I will be stuck at home. John brought the news on Friday that the road crew had moved its equipment in and would start paving our road Monday morning. The trucks have already gone up the road; though it’s hardly light out.
    I had a great week last week, busy every day, so I can afford to stay home one day to have our road blacktopped.

  • Steve and Gwen Trammel of Owenton proudly announce the marriage of their daughter Emily Trammel to Wally Adrian of Premont, Texas. The ceremony will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Little Britain Carriage House in Burlington. After the honeymoon the couple will reside in Texas.