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  • Story demonstrates it is possible to be too close to Christmas to see Christ

    The story of Jesus’ birth is a familiar story, and that is a problem at Christmas.

    It is possible to believe we know a story so well that it is no longer a story with a message. It is possible to feel we know people so well that we no longer look at them with any real curiosity. And it is possible for God to be so present in a familiar story that we lose the ability to even see him.

    We know this to be true because familiarity with the story of Jesus was a unique hurdle Jesus faced when he returned to his hometown of Nazareth.

  • Church News | Dec. 19, 2013

    Apostolic church presents ‘The Gift’

    First Apostolic Church will host its Christmas program at 10 a.m., Sunday Dec. 22. This year’s program, titled “The Gift,” will be a puppet show for all ages.  A special Christmas gift will be given to everyone who attends the service. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact the Rev. Allen Croucher for a ride if needed at (502) 525-7515.

     

    Christmas cantata set for Sanders church

  • The show must go on ...

    After being canceled last weekend due to snow and ice, the Christmas Carroll event –including the annual parade –marched on in the rain Saturday.

     

    Visions of Sugar Plums

    Grand Prize Winner: Vicky Hadley

    Cake

    First - Vicky Hadley

    Second - Linda Davis

    Third - Eva Ingram

     

    Pie

    First - Phyllis Leach

    Second - Chris Beard

    Third - Sarah Hamilton

    Cookies and Candy

    First - Martha Noffsinger

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Dec. 19, 2013

    Thursday, Dec. 19

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

    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.

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

    Friday, Dec. 20

    AA Big Book study group meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Santa receives more Christmas wishes from local children

    Jaclyn McGahan’s

    second-grade class

    Dear Santa,

    For Christmas I want make up, stuffed animals, all a lot of books and Diary of Wipy Kid. Badaszelled balls. Slushy maker. More ds games. All of the One Direction songs. Dream lights, mp4.

    From Skilar Polley

    Dear Santa,

    I want 2 skat bords 2 of lgthats and 8 pars of black spares 2 pars of boys DCsd and a pare of pink spary and toys!

    Thak you for my stuff,

    Emily A.

    Dear Santa,

  • What I want for Christmas ...
  • Dow Corning employees bring real life perspective to math

    Dow Corning is changing the way that students learn mathematics at Carroll County Middle School. Twelve Dow Corning employees are volunteering one hour each week to tutor seventh graders in mathematics during the school day.

    “We are excited to have Dow Corning volunteers,” CCMS math teacher Laura Willhoite said. “It’s great to have professionals willing to come in and help the students. We have engineers, business administrators and others willing to take time out of their busy schedules to help, and we are extremely grateful for that.”

  • Student of the week: Carmen Simo Perkins, sixth grade

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is that I get to learn more every day and I get to come to school.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Math because I get to learn more cool problems so that I can learn them in the future.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Big Nate: Game On”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Monster University”

  • School menu | Dec. 19, 2013

    Thursday, Dec. 19: Sliced turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes, roll, cranberry sauce and fruit salad; breakfast: Sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Dec. 20: BBQ, bun, smiley fries, kale, baked apples and orange; breakfast: Donuts.

    Monday Dec. 23-31: closed for the holidays!

  • Carroll County District Court | Dec. 12, 2013

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

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