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Today's Features

  • The 2011 feeder cattle market reached its low in September, one month earlier than 2010.  Prices improved in each of the following months and have literally risen on a weekly basis since the first of the year.

    5wt feeder steers averaged over $165 in the first week of February, with some groups much higher than that.  7wt steers averaged around $140, with some groups pushing $150.

  • A record crowd attended the Carroll County Animal Support’s annual chili supper held at Family Worship Center Saturday.

    The event raised more than $4,500 to benefit the homeless animals in Carroll County. The event was renamed “The Nelda Vannarsdall Annual Chili Supper.” Vannarsdall passed away last year, leaving a huge void in the organization’s fundraising activity.

    Ingredients for the chili and sandwiches were donated, and the food was made on site. Baked goods were donated from a number of people and organizations.

  • Many may consider Kentucky a “water-rich” state with over 90,000 miles of streams and rivers, thousands of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands and approximately 50 inches of precipitation per year. So, it’s not surprising that water, one of our most valuable natural resources, is often taken for granted. For many Kentuckians, fresh water is no more than a turn of the faucet, the push of a button or the twist of a cap away. However, as consumers and users of water, it is our responsibility to manage our water resources efficiently.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga 9:45 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 23: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, 4-6 years old, 1:30 p.m.; GED Help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.
    Friday, Feb. 24: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 25: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.; family movie, “Puss in Boots,” 2 p.m.

  • Citi Staffing NA will host a job fair at Carroll County Public Library Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 1-4 p.m. 

    The firm is interested in hiring staff for the position of customer contact representatives at its Florence call center. 

    These positions are the key to their organization’s success. They are the primary point of contact for our customers.

    Many of the representatives answer inbound calls, selling products and services to the card members while others support card members that are past due on their accounts.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 22: Wii games, billiards, cards, TV., exercise equipment, 9:30 a.m.; mystery dessert, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 23: Wii games, billiards, cards, TV, exercise equipment, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 24: Wii games, billiards, cards, TV, exercise equipment, 9:30 a.m.; let’s play euchre, 10 a.m.

  • Since this column falls just after President’s Day, I decided to continue with my topic from last week on focusing our former presidents Washington and Lincoln.

    I mentioned in my previous column that Lincoln sometimes had a problem even remembering to eat. He ate when his wife, Mary, encouraged him, but was usually so engrossed in problems with politics and power, that he often forgot to eat unless it was put in front of him.

  • Carroll County Extension Homemakers will hold their annual International Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Carroll County Extension office.

    This year’s theme is “A Visit to Brazil.” Guest speaker is Francisco Leité, a Carroll County resident who is originally from Brazil.

    Members are encouraged to attend this annual event. Recipes for some Brazilian dishes are available at the Carroll County Extension office.

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