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  • Local Church News | Aug. 3, 2016

    Monterey Baptist Church

    Adult Bible study meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    We will have a Back to School bash from 6-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday). We will have a water gun fight filled with colored water, so wear a white shirt! We will serve pizza and popsicles, too!

    Men’s fellowship will be at 8 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 6.

    The monthly planning meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

  • We envy others because we are the ones who want to be envied

    Just when I think I’m not so bad, something happens to show me that I am so bad – bad to my rotting bones.

    There’s this person.

    For some reason I feel an intense, irrational, utterly petty competitiveness with her, even though we’re not competitors in any area whatsoever. Frankly, I don’t think she even knows who I am, but I sure know who she is.

    I make it my business to know her business and am giddy with glee whenever something goes even a little bit askew in her life.

  • It's so hot birds are using oven mitts to gather worms

    BY ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

    One ol’ boy was complaining about how hot it is this summer.

    He said it’s so hot that birds have been using oven mitts to pull worms out of the ground. He said cows are giving evaporated milk. He said farmers are even feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.

  • Olds receives county’s top honor

    Former Owen County judge executive, fair board member and Rotarian – these are just a few of the titles Tom Olds can claim.

    He can now add 2016 Owen Countian of the Year to that list following last week’s Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show.

    The award came as a surprise for the 77-year-old Owen County native.

  • Stafford recognized for dedication as mother of 3

    If you ask the 2016 Mother of the Year for parenting advice, she would tell you two things she feels are imperative in a child’s upbringing: To have a relationship with Jesus Christ and to love your child unconditionally, no matter what.

    Those two things led Melody Stafford to the annual honor at the Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show July 18.

  • Architects chosen for district projects

    RossTarrant Architects Inc. was selected by the Owen County Board of Education to lead the way as project architects for the Owen County Lower Elementary School renovation and addition.

    “We solicited letters and RossTarrant responded with a letter, they were actually the only ones that responded with a letter by the deadline, so we are making the recommendation that RossTarrant be approved for this lower elementary renovation project,” Superintendent Rob Stafford said.

  • First Baptist honors emergency personnel

    BY LAUREN HOLLOWAY
    N-H Intern

    With recent tragedies involving police officers across the country, Owenton First Baptist Church felt a conviction to honor those who serve in the community every day by holding a special service for the first responders on Sunday.

  • Upcoming back to school events include Rebel Rally, Camp MBMS

    Back to school event set for Monday

  • Traveling preachers proved influential in local church history

    After the Revolutionary War until well into the 19th century, a group of dedicated stalwart men traveled the wilderness of America to spread the Gospel throughout the newly formed republic.

    With Bible in pocket and gun in hand, early circuit riding preachers left an indelible mark upon America and the American people; and through their untiring efforts they fanned the flames of religious fervor that spread across the land like a wildfire.

  • Owen grand jury hands sdown eight indictments

    The Owen County grand jury met July 12 and handed down the following indictments.

    Denver B. Stafford, 24, on the charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, fourth-degree assault and possession of marijuana.