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Today's Features

  • English Baptist holds yard sale June 4-6

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy 389 in English is holding a yard sale from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 4-6.

    Community giveaway at Sanders Baptist

    Sanders Baptist Church will hold its annual community giveaway this Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Items will include clothing and housewares and all is free.  Donations will be accepted toward the mission programs at the church.

  • A young man had been promoted to an important position in his company. He’d never dreamed he’d be in such a position, much less at such a young age. So he went to see the venerable old timer in the company, and said, “Sir, I was wondering if you could give me some advice.”

    The old timer came back with just two words: “Right decisions!”

  • Grilling is one of many people’s favorite parts of summer, but it doesn’t always have to involve hamburgers, hot dogs and barbeque. There are plenty of creative ways to grill that can be healthier for you too.

  • The Carroll County Public Library will be presenting Sign-Up for Summer Reading 2015 from June 1-5. Children of all ages are welcome to sign-up to begin your reading logs. Weekly prizes will be awarded for progress and all logs will be turned in by July 24.

    For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.

     

    Thursday, May 28: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED Help, 4 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

     Friday, May 29: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m. Projects Half Done, 10 a.m.-noon. 

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

     

    Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.

     

    Thursday, May 28: Walk with ease program 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball walk with ease, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 29: Movie Day, 9:30 a.m.; mystery lunch, 10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.

  • The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits.  Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles, and horticulture.  Carroll County Fair catalogs are available the Extension Office.

  • For most people, the upcoming months signal the arrival of fresh, seasonal produce, which promises eating at its finest. However, sometimes that produce isn’t as ripe as you need it to be. Some produce that has traveled a great distance is picked while it is still green and will not be ripe when it reaches the store. For some fruits, you can speed up the ripening process at home.

  • Thursday, May 28

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. an the school.

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

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at 1208 Highland Ave.

  • As we approach the season of graduation, I pause to reflect on when I graduated high school. Fourty-three years ago I walked across the stage and received a high school diploma from Owen County High School.

    At the age of 18, I thought I knew what I would be doing for the rest of my life. As high school and college graduates who have completed “required classes” begin to step into the next place in our lives, we often stop and question if it is right.