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Today's Features

  • Have you received your W-2 yet? That little slip of paper is always so surprising. Not surprised at getting it, surprised at what it says about us. It is just a simple piece of paper that tells us how much we made last year. It reports a few other things too, but it is the income surprise that always catches me.

  • Illustrator Ed Gamble takes a look at "the center lane" this week.

  • Why is David Young a Healthy Hero?

    David, who is pictured with Geri Travis, owns and operates The Tea Cup. He has spent his life eating healthy and using a technique called juicing. He is also an advocate for healthy supplements. David participated in the Spencer County Biggest Loser Program and also prepared a healthy Biggest Loser breakfast and lunch for other participants to purchase at the Tea Cup. After work every day he walks 3 miles.

  • “Good food and good friends. What more could you ask for?” asked Gary Kehne when he humbly stood before the Spencer County-Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday afternoon and accepted the award for Citizen of the Year.

    “There’s nobody more deserving of this award,” said Chamber President Cara Lewis, who presented Kehne with a plaque after touching on some of the many volunteer organizations of which he has long been an outstanding member.

  • Open Door Christian to start Sunday night study
    Open Door Christian Center, located at 2345 Taylorsville Road in Bloomfield, is beginning a new class on Sunday nights, entitled, “The God I Never Knew.”
    The class is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting this Sunday through Sunday, Nov. 4.
    The class includes special teaching by Robert Morris and is facilitated by Pastor Mavis Bennett.
    The subject matter is “how real friendship with the holy spirit can change your life,” organizers said.

  • By Pastor Jon Rohr
    Plum Creek Baptist Church

  • So what does The Old Farmer’s Almanac say about 2011?  Even if you don’t follow this sort of prognostication, there are some interesting observations based in a little fact and a little myth.  Here are a few of my favorites that may explain a bit more about nature as we enter into another year.  

  • A nice landscape of a few trees and shrubs, some flowers and well-tended turf has value. Our landscapes help define our outdoor living space, provide shade and help screen unwanted views.

    A well-maintained landscape may add as much as 5 to 10 percent to the value of our property.

    But landscapes can provide another resource that we don’t often consider – food. What if it were possible to introduce edible plants to your landscape?