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Today's Features

  • Allen C. Fishback was born in Taylorsville, but orphaned during his formative years. This is a copy verbatim of a letter he sent to the Spencer Magnet  many years ago. He was then an adult and living in Rosedale, Indiana.

     “Editor, Spencer Magnet: Lately I have received two copies of your paper sent by a friend with requests that I write something for its columns. So, here goes – either to the paper or to the waste basket – as best suits the ladies who direct the destinies of the paper.”

  • As we look at Matthew 13 we see Jesus telling us in parables about the Kingdom of Heaven and what will happen in the last days.

    Matthew 13:41-52 – The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

  • Yard sales are a time-honored tradition, but it can be difficult to know how to get started when having your own. The best way may be to ask others who have had their own yard sales.

    Mary Ealey, who has had three yard sales at her current home in Spencer County, says that she averages between $200 and $300 over her two day sales and finds that she sells more on Fridays.

    Natalie Bednark, another experienced yard seller, said she has better luck on Saturdays.

    Ealey finds that children’s items, such as toys and baby items, sell better for her.

  • June 20-26

    Little Union Baptist Church, located at 4620 Little Union Rd., will be having VBS  June 21-25 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with Commencement Sunday morning, June 27. A kick-off event will be held Sunday, June 20, at 6 p.m. Children ages 6 thru 12 are invited to attend “Egypt - Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace”.

  • JOEL FICKEL for the Spencer Magnet

    Members of the 2010 Drama Camp play an improvisation game called “Taxi.”  The camp will be holding a performance of Storybook Theatre at 11:30 a.m. Friday at SCMS. The campers will dramatize such childhood classics as “The Giving Tree” and “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.”

     “It’s a great opportunity for children to come out and enjoy some of their favorite stories on stage,” said camp director Kathy Fickel. Admission is free and all are invited.

  • Before you pick a restaurant, do you have to discuss menu options for picky eaters?

    Maybe one child will only eat macaroni and cheese, and the other must have a hamburger – no mustard or pickles, ketchup only.

    If you have a finicky bunch, then having several menus in front of you before you go could certainly alleviate problems down the road.

    In comes LotsaMenus.com.

    The brainchild of Jerry Colvin and Scott Clarke, this new Web site aims to provide its visitors with menus of all the state’s restaurants.

  • Late blight was found on tomato plants in late May in Northern Kentucky. Since then, the disease has shown up on potato and tomato plants in Central Kentucky. A University of Kentucky plant pathologist said it’s critical for vegetable producers to scout their plants and take preventative measures to combat this disease.

  • Jakes event June 26

    The Salt River Strutters Chapter of the NWTF will be having a Jakes Day Event  Saturday June 26, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.  The event will be held at 298 Plum Creek Court, located off  Dale Lane. 

    The event will include trap shooting, paintball guns, .22 rifle target shooting, archery and a nature trail.  There will also be prizes and lunch will be served. 

    Bring the kids and your lawn chairs for a day of fun. 

    For more information call Nancy Thomas at 477-5862 or (cell 210-1960).

  • June 13-19

    Kings Baptist Church, located at 989 Church Rd., will be holding VBS for ages 3 through adult June 13-17 from 6 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. This year’s theme is “Saddle Ridge Ranch.”  Call 538-6902 for more information.

    Fisherville Baptist Church, located at 15001 Old Taylorsville Rd., will be holding VBS June 14-18 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Children from birth to middle school are invited to attend “Bible Heroes”. High-school aged youth are encouraged to volunteer. For more information, call 267-5605.

  • The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors. The Program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the Commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.