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Today's Features

  • It’s that time again to think about curing a country ham. If 4-H members are interested in learning this process, a contract must be signed and in my hands by Dec. 8. So please call the Extension office and request a contract or stop by and pick one up.  The contracts will also be in each school office for the child to pick up. It is so exciting to see the young people as they learn some “back in the day” projects.  Here are some facts about curing “green” hams the 4-H way.

  • With Thanksgiving upon us, I would like to take a moment to venture away from my traditional agriculture column and share a poem of Thanksgiving.

    Many years ago, a Kentucky gentleman who prefers to remain anonymous awoke early on Thanks-giving morning and penned the following words. You may find, as many have, that his expression of gratitude speaks to your heart:

    “I am thankful for the gift of life, for the opportunity to breathe and move and see, for the invisible energy that lovingly beats my heart.

  • Selection to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard is one of the highest honors bestowed upon seamen graduating from boot camp.

    Seaman Daniel Lindsay, a 2013 Carroll County graduate, was selected to be a member of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard.

  • The November meeting of the Caby M. Froman Club was held at General Butler State Park.  Mrs. Pam Froman was the hostess for the meeting.

    The tables were decorated in beautiful thanksgiving figurines, fall leaves and flowers.  Individual floral arrangements were gifts for the members.

    President Sandra Thomas read “We Are Grateful,” by Margaret McGovern.  Mrs. Thomas, also gave a talk on the history of Thanksgiving.

  • The First Apostolic Church will host a Christmas Jubilee Sunday, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov 30. Everyone is invited to attend. A time of fellowship will follow the singing.

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

    Thursday, Nov. 20: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Nov. 21: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • For more information call  (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, Nov. 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 5 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class. 6 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon.

    Saturday, Nov. 22: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “Planes Fire & Rescue”, 2 p.m.

    Monday, Nov. 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; fourth Monday book group, “Gone Girl”, noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • Applications will be available on Monday, Dec. 1 for the 2014 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1802 Highland Ave., Carrollton.

    Applications must be picked up and returned to the Carroll County Conservation District Office between Dec. 1 and Dec. 19.  Applications cannot be accepted before or after those dates.  All applications must be in to the Conservation District Office by 4:30 p.m., Dec. 19.

  • Thursday, Nov. 20

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will hold the next coalition meeting, at 11:30 a.m., at the Carroll County Public Library.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Nov. 21

  • Have you ever been accused of something you did not do? Have you ever been blamed for something that you had no part of? Probably so.

    In writing this article, I want to point out that God sometimes gets a “Bad Rap.” He is accused of destruction, dismay and even annihilation. God gets bad press! Earthquakes, hurricanes, famines, E-bola outbreaks – somewhere along the line God usually gets the blame.