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Today's Features

  •  Four generations of the Dever family are pictured. Front from left, Harley Dever, Ramona Dever; back, Billy Dever and Chuck Dever.

  •  Helen Clark of Hodgenville will celebrate her 100th birthday, noon to 3 p.m., June 16, 2012, at The Lincoln Museum Community Room on Lincoln Square.

    She is the wife of the late Paul Clark. They have five children, Geneva Viers, Doris Jones, Betty Allen and Leroy Clark, all of Hodgenville, and Zelma Potts of Woodlawn, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.

    All friends and relatives are invited to the celebration. No gifts requested.

  •  The LaRue County Farmers Market is again sponsoring a Taste of LaRue County. It will be Tuesday, June 19 beginning at noon at the Extension Office at 807 Old Elizabethtown Road. Come support local farmers and small businesses while getting ideas on how to prepare fresh, local products.

    Space is limited at the tasting event; cost is $5. To reserve a seat you must purchase a ticket in advance. Tickets are available at the Extension Office, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 358-3401 for more information.

  • The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at IU Simon Cancer Center is holding a tissue donation event at Norton Cancer Institute in Louisville on Saturday, June 9.

  • U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Duell Turner, M.D., executive officer Naval Hospital Bremerton, Bremerton, Wash., spent Memorial Day weekend with his mother, Pauline D. Turner, of Hodgenville. He also visited other relatives and friends.

  • Command Sergeant Major Leo C. Pike Jr., director emeritus of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, died May 24, 2012.

    Pike (U.S. Army Retired) served Fort Knox Federal for more than 50 years as a volunteer, professional staff member and leader. He was the Credit Union’s first active duty military member when membership was expanded to include military as well as civilians in 1960. 

  •  Recent U.S. administration announcements could lead one to conclude that the war in Afghanistan is ending. 

    On the contrary. The plan that President Obama recently announced just relies upon different military solutions, rather than peaceful alternatives for the Afghan people.

    How so? Under this plan Afghanistan will become a major non-NATO ally, subjecting the people of Afghanistan to yet another military alliance and continuing the last three decades of war and instability. 

  • Allow me one more thought from Joshua 3 and 4 before we leave it. Last week we looked at the experience of Joshua leading the children of Israel across the Jordan River. God instructed them to take 12 stones from the riverbed to make a monument where they camped the first night. The stones would be a way to share their faith with their children and also a witness to other nations how God had miraculously stopped the river’s flow for the people to cross.

  • They’re called Crosses of Mercy, three tall crosses — two pale blue and one gold — planted across at least 29 states and Washington, D.C., plus Zambia and the Philippines.

    Where I live in Florida, I’ve seen several sets of them and I’ve always wondered about them since they don’t seem to be connected to any one church. They’re usually out in the middle of nowhere, randomly planted on the highway.

  • The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in June. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation. For Ask-A-Lawyer clinics, call (502) 614-3716.