Today's Features


    Covenant Churches

    The Covenant Churches - All Saints Catholic Chuch, First Christian Church of Taylorsville/Disciples of Christ, and Taylorsville United Methodist Church, will host “Everest - Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” - from Sunday, June 14 through Thursday, June 18, at All Saints Church, 410 Main Cross Street, in Taylorsville. There will be a light meal at 6 p.m. and the program runs from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. Call Diane Black at All Saints, 477-6676, for more information.

    Plum Creek Baptist Church

  • I am not a storm chaser, but I can understand why some people do it.  I know a lot of them say it is for the science, and I am sure we can learn a lot, but I don’t think that is the whole story.  If it were just about learning more about thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes there would not be any “Storm Chaser” vacation packages.  And yes, that is a real thing.

  • As a child I was always told I had a guardian angel. I probably thought of him more as a guardian tattletale. Seemed like I was always the one who got caught. Even if I wasn’t at fault, I got caught. When it was my fault, I still got caught. I never could seem to get away with anything. It could be that my guardian angel was actually looking out for my well-being.

  • If your daffodils didn’t bloom well this year ask yourself these two questions: did you allow the foliage to die back naturally last summer before you cut it off; and has it been eons since they were last divided?

    Patience is a virtue when it comes to daffodils. Often the first color to appear in early spring, their beauty is long awaited. Then we have to wait another two months before we can remove the dulling green foliage. The foliage gathers nutrients for the bulb to store over winter, allowing it to grow and bloom next spring.



    The end of another year of adventure is approaching for this year’s group of exchange students from EF High School Exchange Year. We, as host families, are sadly saying good-bye to these amazing teenagers we have gotten to know, and watched grow throughout the entire school year. Among this group is Carlota, a 16-year old Spanish girl who will be leaving us soon; going back home to Spain to try to explain to her friends and family about “the American way.” We hope she has some good things to say.

  • Last week I was on vacation and found myself at a four-way stop. I just sat there for a few minutes until my wife said, “You can go, it’s your turn.” I looked around for a minute and realized I had been waiting for the light to change! Since the lights don’t change at a stop sign I would probably still be waiting. I guess I really needed those days off.

  • “Honk if you love Jesus. Text while driving if you want to meet Him.” This saying has appeared on numerous church signs throughout the country.

    I admit, there are a lot of tacky sayings on church signs, some just want to make you gag. But this is one of those sayings I truly embrace. In fact, if I did have a sign on our church property, this is one saying I would definitely put on it. Unfortunately, being on Main Street, there are ordinances against such signs.

  • Elk Creek Baptist Church

    Elk Creek Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 7 through Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. The theme is “Hometown Nazareth — Where Jesus was a Kid.” Classes are available from preschool through fifth grade. For more information, visit www.elkcreekbaptist.com.

    First Baptist Church

  • Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you go over the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating and choosing one? I need to find a place for my elderly mother, and could use some help.

    Searching Daughter

    Dear Searching,

    There’s a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what’s appropriate for your mom will depend on her needs and financial situation. Here’s a rundown of the different levels of senior housing and some resources to help you search.