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Today's Features

  • A rather dense fellow with ambitious plans to build his first house went to the lumberyard and asked for a load of two-by-fours.
    “How long you want them?” the salesman asked.
    “I want ‘em a long time,” he answered. “I’m building a house with ‘em.”
    My friend Harold Wainscott of Long Ridge, Ky., passed that old joke along to me the other day. Harold always cracks me up with his tales that he kindly shares for use in my newspaper columns.

  • Recently, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren gave a speech criticizing then-nominee now Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped her from speaking.
    In his explanation for invoking a little-known rule to silence her, McConnell said, “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
    Immediately, that became the battle cry of many women across the nation with #ShePersisted and #LetLizSpeak among the top trending topics on Twitter.

  • Monterey Baptist Church
    The church is hosting a family Valentine’s party at 6 p.m., Saturday. Come and bring a friend.
    A family movie night will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 4. The movie “The Trolls” will be shown.
    Wednesday night has something for all ages. The Rock Stars (children) meet in the sanctuary, the men’s Bible study meet in the fellowship hall and the women’s Bible study meet in the youth room. All begin at 7 p.m. If there is no school on Wednesday, there will be no Rock Stars that night.

  •   Her slight frame suggested fragility, yet beneath a delicate outward appearance was an undeniable strength of character and indefatigable spirit that inspired those who came to know and love Verna Kathryn Kemper Payne. 

  •  Here we are in mid-February, and we haven’t had two full weeks of winter weather and that was stretched out in one or two-day increments. Basketball season is already talking about the final tournaments and golf is taking up most of the sports programs on TV throughout the weekends. 

  • by Roger Alford

    Maybe you heard about the little boy who asked his dad if he could have a dollar for a little old lady down at the park.

     Touched by his son’s generosity, the man gave him the dollar.

     “But tell me,” the father said, “is the little old lady too feeble to work?”

  •  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.