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Today's Features

  • Roscoe and Phyllis Duncan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 15, 2011.

    They were married in a double wedding ceremony with Gordon and Norma Conner on Aug. 15, 1951, at Buffalo Baptist Church by Bro. John Wall.

    They have one daughter, Donna Coffey, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    The anniversary was celebrated with a family dinner on Aug. 13.

  • Ryan and Holly Coffey of London announce the birth of their son Tyler Ryan Coffey.

    Tyler Ryan was born at 5:56 p.m. April 2, 2011 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Somerset. He weighed 8 pounds 11 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Chuck and Mona Tyler of Somerset.

    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Donna Coffey of Buffalo.

    Great-grandparents are Roscoe and Phyllis Duncan of Buffalo and Willis and Ada Coffey of Mount Vernon.

  • Moses, David, Paul and many other Bible characters were used by God to accomplish his will. God still uses individuals today when they place their lives in his hands.

    What are some of the characteristics of persons God uses today? From the Apostle Paul we learn God uses one who wants to know God in his fullness. Paul sought to forget what was behind him and press forward. Here was a man who showed by life and word that he was sold out to Jesus.

    When you walked into Paul's life you would say, "Paul lives to know God."

  • One day, the sun stood still (Joshua 10:10-14). There has been no day like that, before it or after it, the first time man commanded the solar system to stand still and it obeyed.

    At another time, God hearkened to Hezekiah and turned the solar system backward 10 degrees.

    God worked a powerful miracle in response to Joshua’s authority in prayer. In fact, Joshua spoke directly to the sun and moon, obviously at God’s command, and the delayed sunset allowed Israel to have revenge upon their enemies.

  • Many believe the Bible teaches it is wrong to be wealthy. They think "money is the root of all evil."

    But the Bible does not teach that. The Bible says, "the love of money is the root of all evil" (I Timothy 6:10).

    God is not opposed to wealth. When you read the Bible you are aware of many wealthy individuals. In today's way of figuring wealth Abraham would have been a millionaire. Then there is David, Solomon, Job and many other financially well-to-do Bible characters. It is the misuse of and the love of money that causes problems.

  • Judy Hensley announced to Sunrise Manor’s Volunteers’ Executive Board that the new Sunrise Manor Nursing Home will hold an open house 2-5 p.m. Aug. 28.

    Hensley, speaking to the board as it met at Sunrise Manor Aug. 9, informed the members that she is now the Director of Spirituality. Kathy Cooper is now the Quality of Life Director, Hensley’s former position.

    Cooper also pointed out that new applicants will have to undergo a background check with civil authorities before becoming volunteers.

  • Randall “Showboat” and Shirley Ramsey of Sonora celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 12, 2011, at their residence.

    They were married Aug. 12, 1961, by the Rev. Earl Sanders at his residence.

    They have three children, Lettie Lamkin and Sharon Crewz of Sonora and Samra Larrison of Hodgenville, who were raised at various fast pitch ball parks around the area.

    They have 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Shirley Ramsey is the daughter of the late Johnny Botts and Birdie Hornback.