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Today's Features

  • The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees.

    Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

    The trees will be shipped postpaid with enclosed planting instructions at the right time for planting between March 1 and May 31.

  • Thursday, March 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose time, 10 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.; Champions Town Hall meeting at Butler Park, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Kynect Healthcare, sign up assistance, 9:30 a.m. until noon; knit and crochet, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 8: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; artist reception, Jennifer and Jessica Leake, 1-3 p.m.; game day 1-4 p.m.

    Sunday, March 9: Daylight Savings Time.

  • Cody and Ashley Maiden of Glencoe, Ky. announce the birth of their daughter, Sammy Jane Maiden, born Dec. 22, 2013, at 3:31 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Health Center in Edgewood, Ky. She weighed 7 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her brothers, Ian, 7, and Haylon, 1, and her sister, Stefany, 9, helped welcome her home.

  • Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a small, grain-like seed native to the Andes Mountains of South America. It was grown by the Incan people thousands of years ago and is often called the “mother grain.” 

    It is not a true cereal grain, but actually the seed of a plant related to beets, Swiss chard and spinach.

    We call it a grain because it can be prepared and used in the same way as traditional grains. 

  • It has been a long, hard and cold winter for Carroll County. With the snow and ice we have experienced this week, the beginning of March has certainly lived up to the age-old saying, “in like a lion.” Let us all hope it will go “out like a lamb.”

    Believe it or not, spring really is on the way, causing homeowners to begin turning their attention to the landscape.

    To ensure healthy spring plants, consider pruning trees and shrubs around the home that have been affected by the weather.

  • Thursday, March 6

    National Alliance for Mental Illness families and friends will meet 6-8:30 p.m. upstairs at the old courthouse.

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

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

    Friday, March 7

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

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., March 6, at the Milton United Methodist Church.

  • “Chippie the Parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, blown over.

    The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck it in the cage. The phone rang, and she turned to pick it up. She’d barely said ‘Hello’ when ‘sssopp!’ Chippie got sucked in.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and King’s Daughters’ Health is once again providing free, take-home fecal-occult colon cancer screening kits. Kits are available from KDH primary care providers that offer care for adults (family practice/internal medicine).

    To request a free take-home testing kit, patients need to stop by their provider’s office.