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Today's Features

  • My social calendar was over flowing this week. I played bridge at Mary Ann Cobb’s house Tuesday and John, Charity and Ann took me out to supper on Wednesday.
    I had a day at home on Thursday to clean the basement and set up for the “hand and foot” group Friday.

  • I must offer my apology to Don and Clay Crupper and their families. Several weeks ago I introduced you to the Crupper brothers, who are caretakers of the Smith Cemetery in Breck.

  • We’ve sure had a beautiful stretch of weather. Even the cloudy days were mild. It hasn’t been too good for the deer hunters though. There weren’t as many hunters on the Branch this weekend. Ann and I thought we saw one at Bruce’s barn as we went down the road Friday morning on our way to Frankfort.

  •  “We are a blessed people, chosen by God, and given the opportunity to respond to the offer of His grace.”
     Burlington pastor, Todd Toole offered these words of thanksgiving and promise at the historical society’s annual Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 10. 
    At times evoking laughter from the audience, the gregarious, silver-haired minister reminisced about some of his childhood years in Poplar Grove where his father, Gayle Todd, pastored the Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

  • Rusty and Christy Keith of Owenton and Jerry and Regina Cook of Wheatley are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their children, Amanda Keith and Clayton Cook. The couple is planning a January wedding.

  • Leonia Smith and Tracy Perry are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Aprille Jean Perry, born Aug. 22, 2011.  She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5-inches long.
    Grandparents are Eartha and Gary Moore and David and Charlotte Smith.

  • I must start off with a correction. It was not Jeannie Williams Baker who went to the dance with Joyce, Cig and Coleman. It was Jeannie Barber Jones. I’m not sure if it was me reading it wrong or Wanda’s mistake. I do have a tendency to anticipate when I read the e-mails late at night. I may have read “Jeannie,” and because the only Jeannie I know is Jeannie Williams, I just typed in her name instead of actually reading the sentence verbatim.

  • I must start off with a correction. It was not Jeannie Williams Baker who went to the dance with Joyce, Cig and Coleman. It was Jeannie Barber Jones. I’m not sure if it was me reading it wrong or Wanda’s mistake. I do have a tendency to anticipate when I read the e-mails late at night. I may have read “Jeannie,” and because the only Jeannie I know is Jeannie Williams, I just typed in her name instead of actually reading the sentence verbatim.

  • By Avery Miller
    First-grade student
    and Mindy Green
    OCPS technology coordinator

    On Oct. 28, several retired teachers were invited to Owen County Primary School to be guest readers in classrooms.

  • Age does not deter 80-year-old Don Crugger and his 76-year-old brother, Clay, from their dedication to the preservation of the Smith Cemetery in Breck. Breck was always a small community in Owen County, originally comprised  of several homes and a grocery. Today, all that remains of Breck is a couple houses, the Smith Cemetery, and some who are determined to keep alive the history of the people who lived, died and are buried there.