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  • By LARRY COX, Guest columnist
    Q: I was a college student during the 1970s and still have a large box full of keepsakes from that period. I have early issues of “High Times,” a Happy Face cookie jar, a doughnut-shaped phone and an assortment of pop posters. I am thinking of having a garage sale, but keep hesitating. -- Steve, Westminster, Colo.

  • First Christian to host Youth Mission Trip fundraiser
    First Christian Church at 403 Main Cross is hosting a pork chop dinner and bingo night on May 9. The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will include a pork chop sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, a drink and dessert. The cost is $10 per meal and bingo. At 7:30 p.m., a game of bingo with various gift card prizes will be played. Funds raised will benefit the church’s youth mission trip to Illinois.
    For additional information, call 477-8553.

  • Today’s column is based on a reading from 1 Peter: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” (1 Peter 1:18–19)
    Spring is here. It is a time for spring flowers, new life, spring cleaning, and spring fever. It is time to get outside and enjoy things like sports, walking, hiking, riding after a long cold winter.

  • I have a couple of pairs of socks that change color. They don’t actually change color, but depending on the kind of lighting in the room they can look brown or olive green. I know it’s not a big deal but it really bugs me. I have to take them into another room in the morning to make sure my socks match.

  • “Tomato 101” is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that sometimes get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado. I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.

  • courtesy of Kentucky Press News Service

  • I made a big mistake last year and burned up my Kalanchoes – it took the entire summer for these cool succulents to recover. I will not make that mistake again! After adding another crinkled-leaf variety to my collection that I purchased from Gallrein’s greenhouses last week I set to the task of resetting our patio with plants and seat cushions. I was very mindful of providing some afternoon shade for my succulent collection. As excited as we are for spring we must be slow with our houseplants as we transition from indoors to out.

  • Louisville Area Beef Cattle Meeting
    On Monday, May 5, the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting the Spring Louisville Area Beef Cattle Association Meeting. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a steak dinner being served at 6:00 p.m. There is a $3 registration fee payable at the door.
    Dr. Michelle Arnold, UK Large Animal Veterinarian, will be on hand to discuss “Health Concerns for your Herd.” She’ll give timely tips on how to properly care for your herd as we head through spring and summer.

  • Dear Savvy Senior,Can you give me some tips on starting a walking program? I need to lose weight and get my blood pressure under control, but I hate to exercise.
    Unfit at 59

  • by DOUG MARTIN, Lead Minister, Spencer Christian Church

  • Fish fry to benefit missions
    The Guatemala Mission Team Fish Fry will be held Saturday, April 26 from 4-7 p.m. at Finchville Baptist Church. Adult tickets are $10 and children’s tickets ages 12 and under will be $7. There will be carry-out available. The menu is fish, hush puppies, slaw, beans, dessert and drink. A silent auction will be held during the dinner time. Money earned will assist the mission team with travel costs.

  • Countdown
    to Kindergarten event
    A special Countdown to Kindergarten event is being held for the incoming 2014-2015 kindergarten classes of Spencer County Elementary and Taylorsville Elementary schools April 30 at Spencer County High School. The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and parents are encouraged to attend with their students. The SCES and TES staffs will be on-hand to answer questions regarding enrollment, transportation, health, nutrition and more.

  • This April marks the 11th-annual National Donate Life Month, a celebration commemorating those who have given the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation.  For those whose lives have been saved or healed by a transplant, Donate Life Month provides a chance to share their story to encourage more people to register as donors.

  • The Spencer County Relay for Life Light the Way 5K run/walk is May 31 at Taylorsville Lake State Park. The 5k will begin at 9 a.m. and the fun run will begin at 10 a.m. Participants can pre-register by May 17. Race day registration will be at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for 5K pre-registered runners, $30 the day of the race for 5K runners and $10 for the fun run. Checks should be made to the RFL Brady Bunch.
    There will be awards, door prizes and refreshments after the race. All donations will benefit the American Cancer Society.

  • “Once upon a time,” is the way fairy tales start. It conjures up images of a better time. Fairy tales always start off well, then things fall apart, but all ends well and, “They lived happily ever after.”I think a lot of people are living with “Once upon a time” syndrome. We idolize the past and forget that the good old days weren’t all that good. We look back to some golden era in our history and want to regain its imagined glory.

  • This Friday evening from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Bethlehem Baptist Church is hosting the event, Secret Church — The Cross and Everyday Life. According to event coordinators, Secret Church is an extreme Bible study that lasts six hours and includes a time of prayer for Christians across the globe facing persecution and for those who have not heard the message of Jesus Christ.

  • Grace Chapel to host resurrection Sunday service
    Grace Chapel, 60 Ray Road, will be hosting a resurrection Sunday service on Easter day, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. The service will feature living drama scenes including: The Last Supper, Prayer in the Garden, The Crucifixion and The Resurrection.
    There is a dress rehearsal for the event on Friday, April 18. Starting at 10 a.m. on April 20, there will be a welcome with free coffee and donuts.
    All are invited to attend.

  • Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)