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Today's Features

  • It’s time for Summer Reading Programs to start and this year the theme is Fizz, Boom, Read! Expect to see some fun science oriented programs for kids and teens. Sign-up for Teen Summer Reading, put your name in the drawing for each book read or program attended and win prizes. For more information call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Thursday, June 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fizz, Boom, Read, stories and a science experiment, ages 6-11, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • Summer is officially here, and with it comes some pesky bugs that like to make us itch. For this week’s column, we are going to take a closer look at one of these insects that can really make us itch: chiggers.

    Chiggers are actually the immature stage of certain mite species, and are found most often in overgrown bushy areas. They also congregate in shady, humid areas near stream banks, under or around shade trees or in berry thickets.

  • The 2014 Carroll County Fair is over and several people went home with special honors. We know that a lot of hard work was involved and we appreciate this.

    Carroll County Fair department plaques are awarded to the person receiving the highest total number of points in each open class department. Congratulations to the following individuals for department awards this year: art, Jessica Foster; crafts, Rileigh Darnold; culinary, Eva Ingram; floral, Juanita Chilton; food preservation, Mandy Parker; horticulture, Kevin Bartram, photo, Jim Fothergill; and textiles, Kim Bowen.

  • Thursday, June 26

    Carroll County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the courthouse.

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.

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

  • 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, June 26: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, June 27: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; ice cream social, (bring your grandchildren), 1:30-3 p.m.

  • Every decision is important in life, such as studying for a higher profession, who will be the future fiancé, what car to buy or which house checks every item off our list. Moving away to another state could be caused by a variety of reasons including personal long term goals or the opportunity of a better job.

  • Thursday, June 19: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, June 20: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; senior bingo at Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, June 23: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.; TOPS support group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • Another successful 4-H/Open Livestock Show at the Carroll County Fair is officially in the books.

    This year’s shows included poultry, rabbit, sheep, swine, goat, beef and horse.  Joyce Doyle and I could not have had such great results from the livestock shows if it was not for the amazing volunteers who helped us — Jim and Sharon Graves, and Vince Sanchez.

  • As we begin the annual canning season, many questions arise regarding home canned products. Here are a few common questions from readers and answers giving accurate information.

    • How long will canned food keep? If properly sealed and stored in a cool, dry place, home canned food should keep for up to two years. However, for best quality, use within a year. Canned food stored in a warm place may lose some of its quality in a few weeks or months, depending on the temperature.  Dampness may corrode metal lids, causing leakage and spoilage of the food.

  • Thursday, June 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fizz, Boom, Read, stories and a science experiment, ages 6-11, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; family movie, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”, 2 p.m.

    Saturday, June 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.