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Today's Features

  • Thursday, Feb. 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; DIY cork pendant, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 22: Take your child to the library day! Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; genealogy class, 10 a.m. until  noon; animal tales, 2 p.m.

  • Today I would like to share information about some products that we have to be especially careful in handling and having around the home. These are important facts to keep in mind for the safety of your health and that of your children. 

    Clean laundry, safe kids

    The new single-use liquid laundry detergent packs that dissolve in the washing machine are convenient and easy to use. But if you have (or care for) small children, you need to be especially careful to keep them locked up and out of reach.

  • Chainsaws are a useful tool to help clean up our trees after this icy winter we have experienced, but they are also powerful tools, making them very dangerous.

    Improper use can cause serious and fatal injuries.  If you use a chainsaw, follow these three safety guidelines:

    • Know how to properly use a chainsaw

    • Wear personal protective equipment to protect eyes, hearing, head, legs and feet

    • Never work alone

    Buy a chainsaw you can comfortably handle and that is appropriate for the tasks you do most often.

  • Thursday, Feb. 20

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

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

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Feb. 21

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • Sanders Baptist Church hosts its monthly hymn sing 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26. featuring the Sanders Gospel Band.

    Pastor Hardin Lowe and the congregation invite you to attend.

  • Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair, and we want to blame God for our problems. But Matthew 5:45 states, “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

    What the scripture is saying is that good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people. That’s life.  Sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is difficult.

  • The National Alliance for Mental Illness is offering a free 12-week educational course for families and friends with members who suffer from mental illness.

  • Lt. Col. Mike Yocum was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army in a ceremony Jan. 10, at Fort Belvoir, Va.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Force Management and Manpower Gwen DeFilippi presided over the ceremony.  

    Yocum was born in Carroll County  and  is the son of Jim and Shelby Yocum of Harrodsburg. 

  • 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, Feb. 13: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 14: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

  • Thursday, Feb. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day, walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; knit and crochet, 3:30 p.m..

    Saturday, Feb. 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; genealogy class, 10 a.m. to noon; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.; teen movie, “Ender’s Game,” 2 p.m.