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Today's News

  • Commentary: Eldrick finds himself needing a real mulligan

    People who get lost in the desert have talked about seeing mirages. They have been walking for days and think they see an oasis in the distance. They struggle to get there only to find out that what they thought was something special was nothing more than their own imagination.

    Such is the story of Tiger Woods.

    You know how when you got in trouble as a kid your parents used your full name. For the rest of this column I prefer to refer to Tiger by his real name, Eldrick. It appears that this tiger may have been caught by the tail. 

  • Parade winners announced
  • Try this recipe for world peace

    I haven’t set out to win the Nobel Peace Prize, mind you. (Although if it’s thrust upon me, I will follow President Obama’s example and accept the honor with humility.) But it’s come to my attention that Kraft Foods has ignited a brouhaha by discontinuing production of its processed garlic cheese roll, the key ingredient in the classic recipe for cheese grits casserole otherwise known as “World Peace Grits.” Thus, I throw myself into the breach to do whatever I can. 

  • Lady Rebels take on Lady Demons

    Opponent: Williamstown Lady Demons

    Where: Williamstown High School

    When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    • To say the Lady Rebels have owned this series would be an understatement. Going back to 1998, the Owen County girls team has not lost to the ladies from Williamstown Independent. During that time, the Lady Rebels are 26-0 against the Lady Demons.

    •Owen County defeated Williamstown twice a season ago. The Lady Rebels won 65-56 at home and 46-43 at Williamstown.

  • Spirit of giving grows in annual Angel Tree program

    For many people across Owen County, Christmas is a tough time. Parents scramble to make ends meet and provide their children with the best Christmas possible; and each year the Owen County Extension Office provides many with a little extra help.

    The extension office’s support member, Stephanie Howard, said each year families throughout Owen County request assistance through their office.

  • Over 200 students to take part in ‘Pageant’

    A new event will take place here in Owen County during the holiday season. The community is invited to come out and enjoy some great music, acting, stories, along with some good food, while members of the band, elementary choir and drama students perform a Christmas classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

  • Remember and honor those who fought for a cure this holiday

    Celebrate.

    Remember.

    Fight back.

    This is the motto of Relay for Life and has become my motto in the past several years.

    At this time of year, I find myself still concerned about “the fight.”

    I think this happens because of “remembering” my grandparents – Raymond and Kathleen Duncan. I miss them terribly around the holidays and I know I’m not alone in that. Anyone who has ever lost a loved one knows that grief doesn’t take holidays.

  • Owen Electric Cooperative announces capital credits refund to some customers

    Owen Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has authorized the 20th consecutive annual refund of capital credits to its members.

    In a statement, the company said “continued growth in our service area coupled with sound management and diligent work by the employees have contributed to the cooperative’s financial ability to return approximately $750,000 in this year’s general refund.”

    Owen Electric is a nonprofit, electric cooperative owned by those it serves.

  • Food, fun and firefighters

    Terri Anderson was happy with her homemade apple pie and offered guests a sample.

    It was one of many tempting desserts filling up one of the tables at the second annual Monterey Volunteer Fire Department Community  and Thanksgiving Dinner held Saturday night.

    “We enjoy doing this,” Anderson said. “The people of Owen County are some of the most wonderful people you will find in the world. This is just one way we can bring everyone together and share that kind of closeness and community that exists in Owen County.”

  • Community ready to kick off Christmas

    “Christmas: A Time for Memories” is the theme for this year’s Owen County Christmas Parade, which will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

    Owen County Extension Office support member, Stephanie Howard, said this year’s theme was chosen by Diana Dawson.

    “Each year, we have a contest that’s sponsored by the Owen County Chamber of Commerce for the theme,” Howard said. “People submit their theme idea and we choose from them. The winner of this year’s theme has since received a $50 check from the chamber.”