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Today's Features

  • As I write this column, it is Veteran’s Day.  Since this is a food column, it causes me to stop and reflect on all the service men who have sacrificed for our country, and the many holidays they have spent away from their families. As we gather with our families this Thanksgiving, let us not forget those who are not able to be with us and to share the wonderful meals we are so blessed to eat.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16

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

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

    Dr. Faheem Abbasi presents a free community program, Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and early detection of lung cancer, 5:30 p.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital Medical Office Building, 630 N. Broadway in Madison. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call (812) 265-0833.

  • I recently watched an episode of “Our America with Lisa Ling” about a faith healing ministry in Fort Mill, S.C.

    Ling, a television journalist, took a camera crew to document the very Pentecostal healing meetings to which hundreds of people came, some traveling hundreds of miles.

    Two sisters came with their mother who had terminal cancer, as did Steve, a man in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down.

  • Apostolic church sets Christmas Bazaar

    First Apostolic Church, Pastor Sam Grathler, 111 Third Street in Carrollton will offer a Christmas Bazaar, Thursday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 18 beginning at 8 a.m. Homemade crafts, gifts, candies and baked goods will be for sale. For more information call 732-5160.

    Baptist church opens Sunday school wing

  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is seeking entries for the Dec. 3 Carrollton Christmas parade, part of A Christmas Carroll.

    Businesses, churches and local organizations are encouraged to take part in the event. It is free to enter.

    Decorate with a Christmas theme. Business prizes include advertising totalling $300 from WKID-FM, $200 from The News-Democrat and $150 from WIKI-FM. Prizes are $100 and a trophy in church and youth divisions.

    For information, contact Cindy Dunn at (502) 732-6669 or the chamber office at (502) 732-7034.

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 9: Rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; luncheon provided by Burlington Pharmacy, 11:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 10: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Nov. 11, Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, Nov. 14, Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Thanksgiving dinner provided by the JAG students and staff, noon.

  • I hope you had a safe and fun Halloween. We certainly did at the Bealls home in Ghent.  Every year we sit out in their carport, wrapped up in coats and blankets and enjoy all of the trick-or-treaters.

  • Carroll County resident Becky Lee Meadows, Ph.D. signed a book publishing contract with Cambria Press this month. The publishing company has agreed to publish her book, “The Consciousness of Damnation: A Hermeneutical Phenomenology of the Fall of the Self in Matthew Lewis’s The Monk.”

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Creative Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 10: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; one stop job search, 10 a.m.-noon; music makers ages 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, ages 4-6 years, 1:30 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day; walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 12: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; board games, Catan, Zombies and Munchkin, 1-4 p.m.; family movie, Cars 2, 2 p.m.