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Today's Features

  • Getting your financial habits in order is good to undertake as we begin a new year. Last week I discussed the importance of analyzing your spending habits and creating a good spending and saving plan to stretch your money and make it go further.

    No matter your income, you can learn ways to live within your means. Without a plan, you may charge for purchases, thus increasing the money you owe. Or, at the end of the month, you may find yourself with no accessible cash.  This can cause undue stress and hardship to you or your family

  • It has been a cold start to the week and making sure our livestock are adequately cared for in these cold temperatures is a concern for all livestock producers.

    In addition to being mindful of feeding high quality forages and supplemental grain to provide energy and keeping waterers flowing, we should also take a look at another pest of winter: lice.

    Lice are cold-loving pests that can spread when animals bunch together in response to frigid temperatures.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 8

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    American Legion bingo is held every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 9

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • At the start of each year, it is a custom to make a myriad of resolutions and goals that we hope to achieve by the time the year ends.

  • Retired Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp made a promise to his daughter, Melissa, that he would walk her down the aisle at her wedding, planned for Dec. 28, 2013. The family talked about moving the wedding to an earlier date, but Randy wouldn’t hear of it – even though he had been battling lung cancer for nearly three years.

    He kept his promise. He walked Melissa down the aisle and attended the reception afterward. He even took time to admonish a friend at the wedding, who he felt wasn’t taking care of herself.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com.

     

    Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed for New Years day. Thursday, Jan. 2: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Jan. 3: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Euchre, 1 p.m.

  • Happy New Year!

  • Happy New Year!

    This year of 2014 marks an important milestone in the history of the Cooperative Extension Service, as we celebrate the Smith-Lever Act, which established Extension back in 1914.

    The Smith-Lever Act began a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities that extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of extension educators.

  • Thursday, Jan. 2

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Friday, Jan. 3

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. every Friday at the Warsaw First Christian Church, 207 W. High St., Warsaw.

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Saturday, Jan. 4

  • About 10 years ago, I attended a seminar for religion writers, “How Religion Shapes Regional and Community Identity.”

    A panel of prestigious people with prestigious titles from prestigious institutions and organizations came to talk to us about how in the world we should cover this thing called religion.

    They talked about how religion affects art and about the phenomenon of “megachurches.” One person even talked about Elvis as a religious icon, complete with followers who make pilgrimages to the religious-sounding Graceland.