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Around Owen County

  • WMU fall quarterly meeting set for Oct. 21

    The Owen County WMU fall quarterly meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, at Epoch. All are welcome to come and enjoy the time together and the delicious brunch. Jennifer Gravitt will do the theme interpretation and Watchword. Mandy Holbert will bless us with her beautiful voice.

  • Youth Services Center offering School Pantry

    Owen County Schools and the Youth Services Center, in conjunction with the Free Store Food Bank School Pantry, is offering a School Pantry.  
    The School Pantry was developed to provide nutritious, healthy food to children and their families for preparation and consumption at their place of residence. Participation requirements include that at least one student living in the household must be enrolled in either the Maurice Bowling Middle School or the Owen County High School.

  • With help of extension office, students learn to properly prepare food

    Properly preparing food became second nature to fifth graders this week at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Office. With a mixture of fruits, vegetables and other foods, students had the chance to create a five-course meal that they would then eat.
    To bring a greater knowledge of food to Owen County fifth graders, Owen County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences Judy Hetterman led students in the grant-funded nutrition education program titled Recipies For Life. The program offers students the opportunity to learn more about the good they eat.

  • Community Events | September 27. 2017

    Annual Lusby’s Mill reunion will be Saturday

    The annual Lusby’s Mill reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the farm of Ron and Linda Wainscott in Corinth, Kentucky. A potluck lunch will be served around 12:30-1 p.m. Everyone s welcomed. For more information, call Ron at (502) 803-1157.

    Mussel Shoals Baptist celebrating 200th anniversary with revival, homecoming

  • Fourth graders write free-form poems on pets

    The following poems were written by students in Stephany Harvey’s fourth-grade class and Mrs. Dempsey’s fourth-grade class. The students wrote the free-form poems about their favorite pet and other subjects.

    Daisy
    By Austin Blackwell

    Laying in the window looking
    With dark brown eyes
    she is small and
    fits in a tea cup
    she lays at night
    in my bed
    under the covers
    when day comes
    she watches for the deer.

    Roscoe

  • Today is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

    Calling all females! Wednesday, September 27, is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, a nation-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living for women of all ages. Here are some ways to celebrate:

  • Community Events | September 20. 2017

    Beverly/Bruce reunion set for Sunday

    The Beverly/Bruce reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Lockport Methodist Church. The potluck lunch will begin around 1 p.m. All family and friends are invited. For more information, call Wanda Browning at (502) 930-8103.
    Soil Conservation meeting date changed
    The Owen County Soil Conservation meeting has been changed to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    Wright-James reunion will be Sept. 30

  • Auditions for ‘A Mayberry Christmas’ will be Saturday

    With the help of the Owen County Arts Council and Owen County Tourism Commission, people of all ages will have the chance to get into the holiday spirit sooner than expected, as the two organizations host auditions for “A Mayberry Christmas” Saturday.
    Auditions for the play, based on the “Andy Griffith Show,” will be open to all ages, ranging from young actors who could potentially be cast as Sheriff Andy Taylor’s young son, Opie, to adults who can sing in the choir.

  • At the Library | September 20, 2017

    Calling all investors: We are excited to be involved in an innovative program to make use of our venue to help educate local investors. An integral part of our mission is to provide vital information to local citizens, and we believe that DASH for the STASH is an excellent means by which to do so. Come to the library, scan four posters and take a one-question quiz about each one on your phone to be entered into a contest to receive a $1,000 contribution to your IRA. This contest runs all through September at the library. Come in at your convenience.

  • Make breakfast a priority for school-aged children