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Today's Features

  • Mary Boone was selected as the 2009 Employee of the Year at Nationwide Uniform Corp.

    She has been employed with Nationwide since October 1972.

    She received an award for her dedication and service. 

  • I believe it was Father Brian Hehir who some years ago observed that in the Catholic community “and” is a big word.   

    As I reflect on “and,” it seems to me that it is a mighty big word in all of life.

  • Mahatma Gandhi, a former leader of India, attended school at one time in South Africa. He often attended church, read the New Testament and yet he never became a Christian. He said he had the highest admiration for the Christian life and for the Christ of the Bible. Gandhi said he might have become a Christian if he could have seen one.

  • Be strong and courageous. Deuteronomy 32:6

    When you try something for the first time or something you’ve already failed at, you need courage.

    Remember learning to walk? First you tried standing on shaky limbs, smiled in short-lived triumph, fell down, cried in frustration and kept getting back up until you mastered the art of standing. Something inside you told you that you were meant for more than just lying in a crib.

  • Shadolaya Sharper, Shania Sharper, Sherri Matherly, Katie Matherly and Morgan Stellpflug are youth volunteers for Warm Blessings meal kitchen in Elizabehtown. They are from  Central Avenue Baptist Church. Thay have learned to use sign language to socialize with patrons of the kitchen.

  • Late 2009 provided another vivid experience of a close call with vulnerability. A young, well educated and well off young man from another country attached explosives to his inner clothing with the alleged intent of igniting it and bringing down an airplane with many people aboard.

    Since then there has been major the back-and-forth about whether “the system” worked or not. The good news: the bomb did not go off and all landed safely.

  • Late 2009 provided another vivid experience of a close call with vulnerability. A young, well educated and well off young man from another country attached explosives to his inner clothing with the alleged intent of igniting it and bringing down an airplane with many people aboard.

    Since then there has been major the back-and-forth about whether “the system” worked or not. The good news: the bomb did not go off and all landed safely.

  • Jan. 7 – City may cut Main Street funding by 25 percent, Lincoln Bicentennial events planned for Feb. 11-12, Red Hill Cemetery opens new section, Mat Hawks defeat top-ranked Union County, Lady Hawks defeat Caverna; Deaths: Zula Mae Ackerman, Harold William Baker, M.D., Arthur Russell Gaines, William Jackson Edmonds, Wade G. Gibson, Robert Lindsey, Anna Lucille Allen Salazar, Freda Mable Underwood Thompson

  • The smell of vanilla and cinnamon scented candles and a variety of Christmas items fill Paula Conway’s new store in Upton.

    On Dec. 5, Conway hosted a ribbon-cutting event for The Country Gate store at 222 N. Walnut St.

    For Conway, owning her own shop is a dream that has been in the making for quite some time.

  • Two weeks ago, Ann “Snookie” Morrison was convinced that Grinch forces were at work to keep the annual Santa Bus run from occurring.

    Morrison and her volunteers, the Santa’s Helpers, noticed toy donations were down, yet the community need was great. On top of that, the bus itself developed engine problems.

    “I was getting ready to throw my hands up,” she said. “I was really worried about it and afraid we would have to ration.”

    But, as always seems to happen, the 43rd run came together at the last minute, Morrison said.