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Today's Features

  • I think everybody on the Branch had a great Thanksgiving. We went to John’s this year; just Ann, John, Charity and I. They had already put up their tree and decorated for Christmas. We had a delicious meal, compliments of Kroger. I had announced that “mother” was no longer cooking, so John stepped into the breach and said he would have it at his house. I didn’t know one could buy turkey already cooked and all the side dishes that go with it. You learn something new, even at my age.

  • By Roger Alford

  • This time of year my email inbox gets flooded with holiday tips.
    Unless they involve tips to get free cookies or pie, I generally delete them without even opening them.
    However, I got one the other day from strategy consultant Lisa McLeod that caught my attention. She writes a weekly column, usually about success in business, but sometimes she writes about more general topics, like her most recent one: “Tips for a Horrible Holiday.”

  • First Baptist Owenton

  • Church suppers have deep roots in American tradition. The practice of gathering for a shared meal after Sunday morning worship originated in European countries that had a deep Christian heritage, and the custom continued as the first immigrants settled in America.
    There are historic documents which relate stories of squires in Medieval Europe rewarding their serfs on Sunday with a roasted meal which was placed in the oven before families headed to church and eaten upon their return home.

  • First, the regular news and then I will get into the shock of getting a flyer in my mailbox inviting me to come to John Harrod’s home on Sunday to meet with a lady from the Historical Society who wanted to change the name of our road back to Cave’s Branch Road.  

  • By: Roger Alford

  • Recently, I listened to an eight-episode podcast (like an internet radio show) called “Oh Dear God.”
    Done by two young, thirtysomething women, they both grew up in the Christian faith.
    Today they like some of Christianity, but not all of it. Same goes for their feelings about the church.
    The women met at camp — they love church camp — and now they’re comedians who live in Los Angeles.

  • Owenton First United Methodist Church

    Bro. Matt’s sermon, “The Shepherd King,” came from Ezekiel 34:11-16 and encouraged us to ask ourselves who we look to for rule: ourselves, others, or Jesus? Prior to the message, Mrs. Mills sang a beautiful special entitled, “Consider the Lilies.”
    Thanks to all those who made our annual Community Thanksgiving Service a success. It was a wonderful time of worship and fellowship.

    Beech Grove Baptist

  • Christmas is coming to Owen County much earlier than expected as trees are decorated and mistletoes are hung. While the majority of Owen County focuses on gift giving and house decorating, a select few are planning something much bigger.
    Starting after Santa’s appearance at the Owen County Christmas Parade on Sunday Owen countians can visit Mayberry while continuing their Christmas spirit.
    Led by Grant County High School choir and music teacher Faith Clifton, A Mayberry Christmas will be performed a handful of times to multiple sold-out crowds.