Features http://www.mycarrollnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en Have you met ... Raymond Meadows http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/have-you-met-raymond-meadows <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/meadows_img_0954.jpg" alt="Raymond Meadows posed for a picture Tuesday at the American Legion Post 41. The Carrollton native has been commander at the legion for nine years." title="Raymond Meadows posed for a picture Tuesday at the American Legion Post 41. The Carrollton native has been commander at the legion for nine years." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carrollton native Raymond Meadows wants the community to know that the American Legion Post 41 is more than just a bar: it&rsquo;s an active organization with mostly Carroll County members that supports the community and all veterans who need assistance.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> &ldquo;There are a lot of things we do down here that the public don&rsquo;t know, really what the Legion is all about,&rdquo; Meadows said.</p> Local BBQ pair competes at annual event http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/local-bbq-pair-competes-annual-event <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/blandon_trimming_brisket_0548.jpg" alt="Blandon Toombs, left, begins to trim the fat off a brisket as it is prepared for smoker. Jerry Johnson, right, is ready to collect the scraps. The pair competed in the Bands and BBQ contest, held Sept. 5-6, at Point Park." title="Blandon Toombs, left, begins to trim the fat off a brisket as it is prepared for smoker. Jerry Johnson, right, is ready to collect the scraps. The pair competed in the Bands and BBQ contest, held Sept. 5-6, at Point Park." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The day after Madison&rsquo;s 2009 Ribberfest, Jerry Johnson of Carrollton ran into his friend Paul Gaines at the grocery store. Gaines is a member of the Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Board. That conversation resulted in what is now known as Bands and BBQ.</span></p> Transformation plays an important role in life http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/transformation-plays-important-role-life <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/montgomery_jay_new_12-11_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The smell of fresh cut grass and leather is in the air.&nbsp; It is once again football season and the lights at the high school stay on a little later, now that Friday nights are here.&nbsp;</p> <p> Saturday mornings offer up ESPN&rsquo;s College Gameday and many people watch the pregame show with anticipation as another football season is unraveling. A fan of the gridiron can find a game on TV just about any day of the week now.&nbsp; Football is everywhere.</p> <p> As a former footballer myself, I find it interesting, how rapidly the game is changing and evolving.</p> Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Sept. 18, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-community-calendar-week-sept-18-2014 <p> <strong>Ongoing</strong></p> <p> Voting for the Carroll County Memorial Hospital&rsquo;s &ldquo;Pink Glove Dance&rdquo; video continues through Tuesday, Sept. 23. Visit the Pink Glove&rsquo;s website at pinkglovedance.com. For more information, (502) 732-4321.</p> <p> <strong>Thursday, Sept. 18</strong></p> <p> Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.</p> <p> The Carroll County School District Local Planning Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Board of Education conference room.</p> Carroll County Public Library | Sept. 18, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-public-library-sept-18-2014 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">For more information call (502) 732-7020.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> Thursday, Sept. 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> Friday, Sept. 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Play &amp; Learn Fridays, preschool aged children, explore new pre-school readiness center, adult helper must be present, 11 a.m.; infinity link bracelet, 3:30 p.m.</p> Carroll County Senior Center | Sept. 18, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-senior-center-sept-18-2014 <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> Thursday, Sept. 18: All day, deuce&rsquo;s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.</p> Cattlemen Association’s Family Farm Field Day this Saturday http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/cattlemen-association%E2%80%99s-family-farm-field-day-saturday <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/agherbst_christin_47.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Carroll County Cattlemen Association is presenting a Family Farm Field Day on Saturday, September 20 at the farm of Jason and Robin Stephenson on Boone Road, off Highway 36 East.</span></p> <p align="LEFT"> The field day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and will end around 3 p.m. Directional signs to the event will be posted.</p> <p align="LEFT"> Agricultural topics include cattle vaccinations, hay quality and testing, nutrition and minerals, and weed management for pastures and hayfields.</p> Sign up now for 4-H http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/sign-now-4-h <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/doylejoyce_4-h_rgb_11.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">4-H is getting ready to begin projects. Please call (502) 732-7030 and ask Rhonda to send you a form so that you can be signed up for the projects that you would like to do. You may sign up for as many as you like.</span></p>