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Today's Features

  • By ZACH MORGAN

  • To get a running start on 2015, make time between holiday obligations to take care of financial and household business that needs to be wrapped up before the end of the year. Here are some possibilities:
    • Are there any credits cards you can pay off now and start the New Year with a zero balance?
    • Make donations to a charity so you get the tax deduction for 2014. Review Charity Navigator, CharityWatch and GuideStar to be sure your money is going to a worthy cause and not administration fees.

  • When my wife and I were in our courtship years, we made several visits to a wonderful place, Crystal Beach, an amusement park in Ontario, Canada, a short drive from the area where we both lived near Buffalo, New York. My favorite ride was the Comet Coaster, which by today’s standards of roller-coasters was mild, yet a lot of fun, so I chose to ride again, but she decided to take a seat on a bench .. recovering from what she considered to be a scary ride.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Where can seniors turn to for free or low-cost legal help? My husband and I need some professional legal assistance but don’t have a lot of money to pay a high priced lawyer. What can you tell us?
    Seniors in Need

  • Little Mount Baptist to host a
    lunch with Santa
    Santa will visit Little Mount Baptist Church Dec. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will be available for photos with children age 12 and under. Lunch and photos are free and open to the community. For more information call 477-2335
    Taylorsville Community Church
    presents Christmas Concert

  • By NED WAY

  • The Gospel reading from Matthew 25:31 to 46 reminds us that one day there will be a judgment day, where Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats or believers from unbelievers.
    When the end of the world comes, Jesus will descend from heaven with “the shout of the archangel and with the trumpet of God.” Delight will fill the hearts of his faithful disciples. Jesus will gather all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.

  • by Katie Pratt

    The Gleaner

  • It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us. I have family visiting for Christmas so this means a bigger tree than normal; if you are going to travel to come see us this is the least I can do. Plus, it is fun to find the “perfect” tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.

  • Now that we are in December, everyone’s thoughts turn toward the holidays. Each year, I like to pass along the following tips and information about the most popular plant of the holiday season, the poinsettia.
    Traditional red and green colors are well represented in the flowers available for the holidays. Poinsettias, the most popular and spectacular holiday flowers, can combine both these colors.