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Today's Features

  • Grief ministry meetings resume
    Grief ministry meetings hosted at Spencer Christian Church have resumed. The next meeting is tonight (Wednesday) at 6:45 p.m.
    A dinner will be available at 6 p.m. for those who wish to attend.

    Finchville Baptist announces events
    Finchville Baptist Church recently announced the following events:
    •The church is hosting a canned food drive with the intent of collecting stuffing mix and instant potatoes on Sunday.

  • Believe it or not Thanksgiving is next Thursday. I remember sharing Thanksgiving at my grandparents’ house, lots of kids, lots of food, and lots of fun. I hope you have a lot of memories like that.
    But I also remember my grandfather’s prayers. After everybody finally showed up and all the kids were finally corralled, we would bow our heads. Then my grandfather would pray, he would give thanks for the food, he would give thanks for the family, and sometimes he would even call us by name. As a child I remember

  • When Paul wrote 1 Timothy 6:10, he really knew a lot of people and where their heart was. 1 Timothy 6:10 says, “For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

  • Holiday meals, especially Thanksgiving, often go hand-in-hand with turkey. In fact, it’s probably safe to say that more homes will be serving turkey on the major fall and winter holidays than any other item. Many family cooks have prepared this favorite for years and years with recipes and instructions that have been lovingly handed down through generations and which they, in turn, will hand down to their children. In some homes, cooking the first turkey might even be seen as a rite of passage.

  • I do not like pumpkin pie. I love the flavor of pumpkin. I am a fan of pumpkin bread and pumpkin ice cream. There is just something about the texture of the pie that turns me off. So I look for desserts that feature pumpkin in other ways.

  • Assertiveness is an attitude and a way of acting in any situation where you need to do something like:
    • express your feelings.
    • ask for what you want.
    • say “no” to something you don’t want.
    But, you say, “to become assertive seems to have the belief that I have the right to ask for what I want.” That’s right!

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Can lifting weights help with age-related health problems? At age 70, I have diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis and recently read that strength training could improve my conditions. What can you tell me?
    Looking for Help

    Dear Looking,
    A growing body of research shows that strength training exercises can have a profound impact on a person’s health as they age — and you’re never too old to start.

  • The answer: all of them. In fact, the dictionary definition of “anxiety” includes the words: fear, worry. And, phobia typically involves fear. So, since they are all alike, the column this week will focus on anxiety, in particular.
    A disorder described as Generalized Anxiety is characterized by chronic anxiety that persists for a period of at least six months.

  • Halloween has come and gone and a lot of candy is left behind. I have found that Halloween candy can last far longer than one might expect, even not in the freezer. It is hard for me to pass up holiday candy clearance sales when the discount goes to 70 percent off. The candy keeps for a long time (sometimes years) and I use it for treats throughout the year.

  • Spencer County High School Gifted and Talented Education and Social Studies Department, together with Kentucky Chautauqua, presented Private William Greathouse: Proud Kentucky Militiaman, on Nov. 1 at the SCHS Library Media Center.