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Today's Features

  • Music has been a part of Helen Mumphrey’s life since she began “piddling around on the piano” at age 3.

    At age 9, she began taking piano lessons with Mrs. Dewey Akers.

    “At that time, it was 75 cents a half hour,” Mumphrey recalls. “It was still hard to come up with it, but my mother did. She made sure I got that training.”

    Though she learned to read music, she initially learned to play the songs she was taught by memorizing the movements of Mrs. Akers’ hands when she introduced each piece of music.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 11, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 12, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; GED Help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 13, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 14, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; digital photography with Tim Hendrick, 10-noon; Catan, Munchkin and Zombies, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Jan. 16, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Court Street Cinema, The Tempest, 6 p.m.

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

     

    Wednesday, Jan. 11: Euchre, pool, Wii games, Rummy, 9:15 a.m.; cabin fever bingo, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 12: 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, Jan. 13: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; extra care presentation with Tina McClanahan, 11 a.m.

    Monday, Jan. 16: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • When we had our Ghent Woman’s Club meeting and Christmas get-together in early December, we were asked to tell what some of our Christmas memories were and what we would be doing for Christmas. Since our theme was “Christmas Memories,”  it was a wonderful evening of reminiscing for all of us. We discussed our family’s holiday meal traditions, as well.  We had such a good time.

  • Several locations around Carrollton will have tickets available for the Carrollton Rotary Club’s winter ball, according to project chairman Nick Marsh.

    Credit card purchases may be made at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce office. Other locations include the gift shop or the administration office at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, US Bank, United Citizens Bank, First National Bank, Carrollton Federal Bank and Monk and Marsh Attorneys. 

  • Children can learn many valuable life lessons while working with livestock, and everyone loves to see children and animals working together.  However, it’s important to remember livestock can be dangerous. 

    Injur-ies from livestock-related accidents are a major source of harm that is suffered by children in agricultural settings.

  • Did you make a New Year’s resolution to improve your health?

    If so, I have an opportunity for you. Even though it’s cold outside, it’s fine to go out and take a walk.  Just dress warmly and join us to walk at Westrick County Park from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 10 weeks starting Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    Here’s how it works:

    • Jan. 9-17:  Register by calling or stopping by the Extension office. $5 Fee.

  • The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote a story about a wild duck. The wild duck was flying with his fellow comrades in the springtime northward across Europe. At one point during the flight the flock spotted a barnyard and decided to descend and rest. When they landed they immediately noticed the barnyard was occupied by a large number of tame ducks. The wild duck did not realize at the time that this chance encounter would change the course of his life.