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Today's Features

  • Food pantry seeking volunteers

    Holiday Food Pantry needs help, volunteers are needed to help with the collection and distribution of Christmas food baskets on Thursday, Dec. 17, first shift starting at 9:30 a.m.; second shift 6:30 p.m.; On Saturday, Dec. 19, volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. until noon to add fresh food items to the Christmas food baskets and deliver them in Carroll County.

    St. John Catholic Church holiday mass schedule

  • On Christmas Eve, Nathan thought it would be nice to buy his wife a little gift for the next day. Always tight with his money, he thought long and hard about what that present might be. Unable to decide, Nathan entered a store in the mall and over in the cosmetics section he asked the girl, ‘How about some perfume for my wife for Christmas?’  The clerk showed him a bottle costing $150. “That’s way too expensive,” Nathan said.

  • My mother and I recently went to see the musical rendition of “Dirty Dancing,” and the costuming was amazing. There is a scene where Baby’s sister is getting dressed and she puts on not one, not two, but three crinolines. After the play was over, I asked mom how accurate the costuming was and she confirmed that multiple crinolines, gloves and hats were a way of life.

  • Santa Claus returns to the city of Ghent this week to visit with children at the home of Joe and Sandy Beall, 704 Liberty St. The annual event allows children to share their wishes with the jolly old elf for Christmas each year.

    Santa will be there from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, Saturday, Dec. 12, Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. The visits in Ghent continue Monday through Thursday, Dec. 21-24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Carroll County Middle School students Megan Perkinson and Heaven O’Neal are starting an animal supplies drive at CCMS to support animals in the Carroll County Animal Shelter without homes.

    Some supplies needed are leashes, collars, grooming tools, water and food bowls, portable kennels, and dog and cat food. Items can be dropped off in the front office of the Middle School. Any donations are appreciated.

  • That special someone you are looking to meet up with under the mistletoe this holiday season apparently is not the only thing out there waiting for a “kiss.”

    An insect called a “kissing bug” has made local news stories over the past couple of weeks that may have made the thought of kissing a little unsettling.  Thank you to those who have shared the stories with me.  Let us take a moment to learn a little more about kissing bugs.