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Today's Features

  • By MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    OCHS juniors hit the books in preparation for the ACT on March 1.

    The ACT is the standardized test most colleges and universities use for admission because it shows a student’s level of knowledge in the areas of math, reading, English and science. Most colleges require students to meet a benchmark score on each subject before admission.

  • By JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    True to most springs in Kentuckiana one day is sunny and warm, the next cloudy and cold. It’s an anxious time of the year for most gardeners as we watch the sun coax open a little patch of crocus or catch sight of an old landscape filled with waves of blooming white snow drops.

    Must we wait for the forsythia to bloom as we pray for warmth? No, there are plenty of other early bloomers to keep us content until spring truly arrives.

  • The children of Dennis and Beverly Miller are proud to invite all friends and family to gather for a celebration lunch to honor the couple for 40 years of marriage. A potluck style meal, followed with cake and punch will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the Owen County Extension Office. Arrive any time after noon to visit and share in some laughs and photos from the past.

  • What an absolutely beautiful weekend.

    John Harrod finally had his birthday party. Because I got confused about the actual date of his birthday and put the “surprise party” in the paper a week too soon and blew the surprise, Tona postponed the party till this Saturday.

    John told me he had seen the column and saw a surprise party was planned, but he didn’t say anything about knowing about it and planned to be surprised when it was sprung on him.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    “Lose the Excuses, Find Results!” is the project title for the OCHS Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) at their upcoming state competition.

    The HOSA state competition has numerous project categories with awards for the top three entries in each division. Winners are invited to compete at the national HOSA competition in Nashville, Tenn. during the summer.

  • BY MAKENZIE DAVIS
    N-H School Correspondent

    Seniors in English 12 at Owen County High School have had the opportunity to engage the world of modern literature with “Thirteen Reasons Why,” a modern novel by Jay Asher, exhibiting the stigma associated with suicide.

    The book not only offers insight on a trouble teen’s life, but presents her story to various characters in a way that causes reflection on their actions and how they were, a “reason why” the protagonist took her life.

  • Luke Saunier, Fire Chief with the Kentucky Division of Forestry will present a fun presentation with lots of audience participation after school at 3:15 p.m., Thursday, March 3.

    Those attending will learn how the plants in the forest communicate with each other through an audience-engaging skit where children build a forest and act out the roles of trees, insects and nature.

    There will also be an informative analysis on the importance of trees and plants to Kentucky from a biological, sociological and economic perspective geared for students in grades K-8.

  • BY STEVEN MUSEN
    Owen Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Raising small poultry flocks on the farm or in the backyard has become very popular. The most important things to remember when choosing the type of housing are provisions for adequate shelter from weather, adequate ventilation and also protection from predators.

    You should choose housing that is easy to build from readily available materials. Housing should also have a low maintenance cost and support the changing needs of your flock.

  • BY JENEEN WICHE
    Weekend Gardener

    A decade ago Andy and I set to the task of building a potager-style vegetable garden. It has largely been a success, but last year sort of swamped us.

  • We have about two and a half inches of snow on the ground this morning, but the temperature is rising as I sit here and type.

    The boys at Joel’s cars are going to work as if nothing was on the roads. The weatherman said we would have rain by noon. I don’t plan to be out till tomorrow, so I hope things have settled down by then.

    This is my busy week. Bridge on Tuesday, hair cut on Thursday and Hand and Foot on Friday.

    The Monterey Fire Department is having a chili supper at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, at the firehouse.