Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The 12 days of Christmas are in full swing as we continue to focus on the true meaning of Christmas. We are celebrating with jubilee that most holy night when Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, was born among us. We are embracing the mystery of Jesus’ abiding presence with us—all the way to the end of time. We are glorying in the boundless joy that will be ours when we see Jesus face to face in the heavenly kingdom. How can news this good even begin to be celebrated in just one day! 

  • For more information call the Carroll County Public Library at  (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, Jan. 2:  9 a.m. Walk-away the Pounds; 2 p.m. Family movie:  Polar Express; 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Computer walk-in help; 4 p.m. GED help; 5 p.m. Homework help; 6 p.m. ESL class.

    Friday, Jan. 3:  9 a.m. Walk-away the Pounds;10 a.m.-2 p.m. UFO Craft Day.

    Saturday, Jan. 4:  9 a.m. Walk-away the Pounds;1-4 p.m. Game day; 2 p.m. Family movie:  Smurfs 2.

  • Food for Fines continues through the month of December with proceeds going to the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Bank. Check at the desk for details of fine amnesty. Please check expiration dates on food items. Outdated food will not be accepted.

    Thursday, Dec. 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; family movie, “Home Alone 2, Lost in New York,” 2 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

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


    Thursday, Dec. 26: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 27: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 30: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; take down Christmas decorations, 9:30 a.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is closed for the holidays until Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. We hope that you are enjoying some special time with family and friends during the break and as we ring in a new year. Here’s to you and yours, “Happy New Year!”


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  • Cold temperatures, snow and muddy walkways may be in our future for winter this year, but I have a plant that will bring color and liven up the dreariest of winter days—the amaryllis.

    Amaryllis is a member of the lily family, and is available in a range of colors, including pink, white, red, orange and variegated.

    This plant grows from a large bulb, making it well suited for blooming during the colder months of the year.

  • Luke 2:1-7 says, “And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.

    “Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child.