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Today's Features

  •  A number of years ago, one of my daughters was a “secret shopper.”

    She actually got paid to go into restaurants and eat or clothing stores and shop. All she had to do was be inconspicuous as she observed the store’s employees.

  • Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

    God’s love is shining!  “Angels Among Us” was joyfully sung by Barry Winkle. “And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three: but the greatest of these is love,” I Cor. 13:13. Jesus’ love is warming the hearts of the lost and great things are happening at Mt. Pleasant! The prayers of the faithful are being answered!  James Goodrich accepted the Lord as His Savior and came forward Sunday morning! Remember to pray for all of our new Christians!

  • Mildred Bond Cammack of Sparta will celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, with family and friends at Gallatin Nursing & Rehab. Mrs. Cammack was married to the late Lester Cammack and lived on a farm near Sparta. Mrs. Cammack was an only child and has one son, Jim Cammack, and one grandson, F. Scott Cammack and several great-grandchildren. She retired in 1983 from Kentucky state government and was named a Kentucky colonel. 

  • It galloped across Kentucky, leaving devastation in its wake, but its destructive power also affected the lives of almost every American.  Many were at a loss as to how to fight this deadly enemy, and before it vanished the following year, 675,000 Americans had succumbed to its attack.

  • This will be a short column. Nobody on the Branch did anything of note, except have birthdays. I wonder why so many people are born in late January and February? 

  • by Roger Alford

    There’s the story about an explorer in the Congo who walked into a clearing and found a Pygmy standing beside the carcass of a monstrous crocodile.

    “Did you kill that?” he asked.

    “Yes,” the Pygmy answered. “I killed it with my club.”

    “That’s incredible,” the explorer said. “How big is your club?”

  •  Awhile back, I went to a 12-step meeting with a friend.

    I like to do that occasionally because the things they believe are applicable to anybody, even those who aren’t addicted to any particular substance.

    The first step says, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become unmanageable.”

  •  Mt. Pleasant Baptist 

  • Images of Owen countians were captured in photographs, their daily lives recorded in letters, diaries and family histories, and stories of their undaunted spirit were shared by one generation to the next.

    It is these vital pieces of long ago that bind the past to the present and give us insight into our history.

    In a 1950 News-Herald insert, articles written by several Owen countians created a nostalgic journey to bygone days.

  • I have finally shaken the cold I took just before Christmas. I didn’t have a cough or pain, just sat for almost two weeks in my chair in the sun room with Dobbs and sneezed and blew my nose. My appetite has returned, along with my ability to think and form full sentences.