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Today's Features

  • As our children return to school, this is a good time to discuss the importance of getting enough sleep.

    One of the most critical needs in helping youth and adults too, succeed in school, work, and just daily living is to get enough sleep. Although it may seem normal to some people when they do not get a full night of rest every night, over time, the lack of sleep can be harmful to their health. 

  • European hornets, bald-faced hornets, and yellow jackets are intimidating creatures, and spend the summer searching plants for insects to capture and carry back to the nest as food for developing larvae.

    How-ever, most are not outwardly aggressive, and tend to stay within a few hundred feet of their nests. Aggressiveness can change quickly.  Movements toward the nest may provoke an aggressive defense.

  • I recently preached a sermon concerning this thought. Here are some excerpts from that sermon. I hope that they make you think about yourself and where you stand with your spiritual life.

  •  Thursday, Aug. 14

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant. 

  • The Giver: Imagine a world without color. Print two photographs of something you love: one in color and one in black and white. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to see the movie “The Giver” based on the novel by Lois Lowry. Photos will be on display in September. All ages welcome to enter. For more information call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Thursday, Aug. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • On vacation in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., family members pose with their copy of The News-Democrat. Pictured left to right are Robert Yowler, Linda Brown, Benetta Knight, Gwen Knight, Holly Yowler, Brandon Yowler-Jones and Sam Burgess.
     

  • A surprise anniversary party was recently held at Grace Ann Tharp’s house for Mary Jo and Dave Corley. The couple celebrated their 60th annivesary. Pictured from left are Mary Jo and Dave Corley, and Hazel and David Willhoite, who have been married 45 years. (Photo by Carolyn Jones)

  • A surprise anniversary party was recently held at Grace Ann Tharp’s house for Mary Jo and Dave Corley. The couple celebrated their 60th annivesary. Pictured from left are Mary Jo and Dave Corley, and Hazel and David Willhoite, who have been married 45 years. (Photo by Carolyn Jones)

  • Tuesday, Aug. 12, Breakfast: French toast; lunch: pizza, garden salad, corn, banana or peaches.

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, Breakfast: scrambled eggs with bacon; lunch: hamburger/cheeseburger, bun, lettuce/pickle/tomato, French  fries, peas and carrots, strawberry cups or pears.

    Thursday, Aug. 14, Breakfast: sausage biscuit; lunch: hard or soft taco, lettuce/tomato/cheese/salsa, refried beans, Spanish rice, grapes or fruit cocktail.

  • Girl Scout Troop 1641 volunteered their time Thursday, July 31, to help Carrollton Public Works employees Ronnie Knight and Troy Harell spread mulch at the 2Rivers Campground. Troop leader Kimberly Bowen said she asked Knight for a project the girls could help with so they could earn their community service badge.