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Features

  • ROGER ALFORD
    N-H Columnist

  • The other morning I ate breakfast in the moonlight.
    The temperature outdoors was several degrees cooler than the temperature indoors, so I took my bowl of Cinnamon Chex/Fiber One with unsweetened almond milk and my cup of coffee, opened the sliding glass door that separates the living room from the back screened-in porch and sat at the high-top tile table.
    It was early — I’m a ridiculously early riser — and it was still dark out except for a sliver of a moon.

  • Long Ridge Baptist Church
    We are excited to have the Outdoor Channel’s Chuck McAlister coming to Long Ridge this Saturday. Chuck was the longtime host of AdventureBound Outdoors, a program that gave him the opportunity to hunt and fish across the country and beyond.
    That program pioneered the magazine-style format for outdoor programs and won four national awards. It won the Fan Favorite Award twice on the Outdoor Channel.

  • BY FAITH MULBERRY
    Special to the News-Herald

  • It’s really starting to look and feel like fall on the Branch.
    It was 39 when I got up on Sunday morning and 43 Monday morning. It is always colder in this valley than any place else.
    Everyone is busy finishing up outdoor chores and putting away equipment. The bush hogging is done at Bruce and Fay’s and they are cutting wood for winter. John has been dropping trees and cutting them into burning lengths. Ann and I helped split, load and haul two loads of wood to my wood lot on Sunday afternoon.

  • JENEEN WICHE – Weekend Gardner

  • Is it possible that school starts next week? We hope you have all had a fun summer and that we will see lots of you in the library participating in all the fun stuff we have planned for you.  Our food series continues this week so please join us if you can.
    Here is this week’s suggestion for a mini-adventure in the library: Adventure #3 – Browse the travel section, find a place you want to visit, study up as you make some plans. Got a kid and an hour? You have time for an adventure.
    Thursday Noir Book Club

  • Going to kindergarten this fall?  Well, we have the program for you!  Kindergarten 123 will meet 3 times in July with activities and ideas for parents and children getting ready for this next big step in their lives.  The activities are focused on preparing children to be successful in the classroom.  Come join in the fun on Thursday evenings!!    Our Christmas in July series continues for those of you who want to get an early start on making things for the Holiday season.  Join De every Wednesday in July for fun and easy Christmas crafts.

  • BY DEBBIE JAMES

  • The organization of thriving communities is characterized by the mobilization of its volunteers. For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has been successful in recruiting, developing and retaining high quality volunteers of all ages.

  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College has recognized the following students from Owen County who have achieved dean’s list honors for the 2011 fall semester.  The college recognizes academic excellence by naming to the dean’s list full-time students who have earned an overall semester grade point average of 3.5 or better in courses numbered 100 or above.
    BCTC’s dean’s list honorees for fall 2011 from Owen County are:

  • The Owen County Extension Office will host a series of workshops dedicated to improving life for people suffering from diabetes. “Living Well With Diabetes” will be held Thursdays at 5 p.m. at the Extension Office. Pictured are Paul Kinman, Ruth Kuingkade- RN CDE, Beulah Cornman and Beverly Miller. For more details on the workshops, call 484-5703.

  • Robert  Lee Tipton was born Feb, 5, 1919 and celebrated his 93rd birthday Feb. 5 at  his home in Waddy. Elizabeth Price Tipton, his wife of 68 years, and four generations of family  and friends  were there to help him celebrate. Robert and Elizabeth have five daughters: Doris (Robert) Cissell, Judy Tipton, Sue (Owen) Bond, Connie (Jerry) Coleman, Peggy (Lonnie) Cook; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

  • A revolution in marketing has been taking place over the last several years in all means of commerce throughout the world. The cattle business has not been an exception.
    The matter of Internet sales will be the topic of the upcoming Cattlemen’s Association meeting. The speaker will be Jeremy Shryock, representative with Bluegrass Stockyards of Lexington.
    The meeting will be held March 5, starting at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Owen County Extension Office.

  • Stephen Michael Powers, son of Dawn (McDonald) and Fred Powers, Jr.

  • Money can be a sore subject for many couples. In fact, money causes more arguments in a relationship than nearly every other topic combined. Whether you struggle to make ends meet or you’re sitting on a nest egg, chances are good you and your spouse haven’t always been eye-to-eye on the green stuff.

  • After five and a half years of waiting, Robby and Kristi Adkins of Jonesville happily announce the adoption of their 17-month old daughter, Mercy Mei Janey Adkins. Her sister Autumn eagerly anticipated Christmas morning with her new sibling. The entire family is thankful to all friends and family who’ve prayed for them during this lengthy process.

  • By Avery Miller
    First-grade student
    and Mindy Green
    OCPS technology coordinator

    On Oct. 28, several retired teachers were invited to Owen County Primary School to be guest readers in classrooms.

  • Owen County Friends of Animals Inc. has partnered with an MBMS Student Technology Leadership Program group, “Animal Allies,” to offer Owen  countians a low-cost TNR (trap, neuter/spay and return) program for feral cats through H.O.P.E. clinic in Versailles. The program provides altering, vaccinations, deworming and basic vet care for feral cat colonies trapped and returned to the location where they were trapped.
    For this program to be successful, organizers need the following:
    •  Donations.

  • In the state of Kentucky, we have 52 state parks. Each state park offers a different view of the treasures in our state. There are few sights more spectacular than the changing of the colors of the leaves in the fall. What a great time to get outside and observe the beauty of our state and get some physical activity, too.
    There are more than 300 miles of trails and they are for all types of hikers. There are easy and moderate trails, such as the half-mile, self-guided trail at the Columbus-Belmont State Park.