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  • Summertime is the time when crabgrass rears its ugly head and begins to creep through our fescue lawns, sneak into our cultivated beds and, when we’re not looking, reseeds itself to ensure the continuation of the species. Does it sound daunting? Well, I wouldn’t look at it that way entirely; let’s just say it is a challenge to keep it under control.

  • What a difference a year makes. Compare Kentucky’s drought damaged corn crop last year with the 2013 crop that is on track to be record-setting and wetter than average. To prepare, you should ready your handling equipment, dryers and storage bins well before harvest to minimize problems that can create unexpected delays.

  • Well, beginning this month there will be a new program in Spencer County bearing the name of New Directions. It’s a program developed for a target audience as it relates to  the subject of divorce.
    Those who are already divorced and those who are currently active in the process of divorce are the “target audience” and the only people who will be in attendance. The date for the initial meeting is Thursday, Sept. 19, and the program will continue each Thursday thereafter.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,
    Are there any programs that you know of that help seniors with their Medicare expenses? I’m 67 and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare premiums, deductibles, co-pays and prescription drug costs.
    Need Some Help

    Dear Need,

  • Risen Lord Lutheran to host sale Saturday
    Risen Lord Lutheran Church will host a "sale of sales" Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, located at 5138 Taylorsville Road.
    Proceeds will benefit the church's building fund.
    The sale will include clothing, hand tools, law and garden equipment, antiques, kitchen utensils and more.
    Food and drinks will be for sale while you shop. The church will also have a cake wheel for a chance to win homemade cakes and cookies.
    In case of rain, the sale will be Sept. 14.

  • In every home we have ever lived in, we have had a junk drawer. It is usually in the kitchen somewhere and it collects just about everything. Looking for a rubber band? It’ll probably be in the junk drawer. Looking for one of those wire tie things? Junk drawer. What happened to the scissors? They are probably hiding in the junk drawer.

  • A reading from Hebrews Chapter 11, verses 1 and 6:
    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. And without faith it is impossible to please God.
    Today I would like to spend our time together talking about faith, what it is and where it comes from. Let’s start out by defining what faith is. The simplest definition of faith is “trust in God.”
    Let me give you some examples:

  • In honor of the Bears beginning their 10th varsity season, enjoy this all-Bears edition of Back in Time.

  • Editor’s note: Bloomfield resident Margie Stephens recently contacted The Spencer Magnet and asked us to rerun the following article, which originally appeared in April 2002, in honor of her friend Frances Chesser. The article appears as it ran in 2002 and The Magnet acknowledges some of the information may be out of date.

    When Frances Chesser began working in the lunchroom for the county’s only school back in 1962, she didn’t think she’d be working in same kitchen long enough to celebrate a 30-year anniversary, but she did.

  • Spencer Countian Noreen Day submitted these photos.

  • This photo, submitted by Noreen Love Day, shows members of the YWA and their group leaders Bro. Pound and Susie Cochrane. Pictured, seated, from left are Gertrude Smith, Nan Eliz. Shelburne, Priscilla Smith, Virginia Day, Buelah Mae Baird, Dorothy Pound, Elizabeth Smith and Noreen Love.

  • This photo, submitted by Noreen Day, shows 11 of Spencer County’s finest gentlemen from decades ago. Pictured, from front left, are Bradley Love, Joe Love, June Shields and Grundy Sweazy. From back left are Will Love, Claude Love, Paul Love, J.H. Love, Ernest Shields, June Love and John Love Jr.

    Submit your photos from days gone by either through email at editor@spencermagnet.com or by bringing the photos to our office at 100 W. Main St. All hard copies of photos will be available for pickup after they appear in the newspaper.