Features http://www.theandersonnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en Extension calendar http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/extension-calendar <p> The following are free classes offered by the Anderson County Cooperative Extension Office.</p> <p> For more information, call 839-7271.</p> <p> Jan. 13</p> <p> Healthy cooking: The class is five-part series starting at 10:30 a.m. Taste a variety of new, healthy recipes and learn about meal planning. The first 10 people who attend four of the five classes will receive a Living Well cookbook.</p> <p> Jan. 15</p> <p> Taking control of your diabetes: This is six-part series on managing diabetes. The class starts at 10 a.m.</p> <p> Jan. 22</p> Weekly senior center calendar http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/weekly-senior-center-calendar <p> Senior center calendar</p> <p> The following events are scheduled at the Anderson Senior Center, located 160 Township Square. For more information, call 839-7520.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Wednesday, Dec. 17</p> <p> 10:30 a.m. Blood pressure check with Phyllis</p> <p> 10:30 a.m. Arnold Clark and Friends</p> <p> Noon Christmas potluck</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thursday, Dec. 18</p> <p> 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Club</p> <p> 9 a.m. video exercise</p> <p> 9 a.m. &ndash; 3 p.m. shopping and errands</p> <p> 10 a.m. &ndash; 2 p.m. Kroger shopping day</p> 12-17 church briefs http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/12-17-church-briefs <p> <strong>Lawrenceburg Presbyterian to host Christmas cantata </strong></p> <p> Lawrenceburg Presbyterian Church will host a Christmas cantata titled &ldquo;There&rsquo;s A Song In The Air, Jesus,&rdquo; at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21.</p> <p> &ldquo;Join the Lawrenceburg Presbyterian Church congregation&rsquo;s worship service and enjoy a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season,&rdquo; organizers said.</p> <p> The church is located at 101 North Main St.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Claylick UMC to host Christmas Eve services</strong></p> Harley wedding anniversary http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/harley-wedding-anniversary <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12-17_harley_anniversary_2.jpg" alt="Jennie and Jewell Harley" title="Jennie and Jewell Harley" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Jennie and Jewell Harley of Lawrenceburg will celebrate thier 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 20.</p> <p> The couple was married on Oct. 3, 1964.</p> <p> Mr. and Mrs. Harley are both retired.</p> <p> The Harleys will celebrate their anniversary 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Anderson Senior Center.</p> <p> All friends and relatives are invited. The couple requests no gifts.</p> SPARROW WINS AGAIN; MRS. EMMIE DIES http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/sparrow-wins-again-mrs-emmie-dies <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/old_chistmas_cardadj_.jpg" alt="This Christmas card was sent before 1941, according to Faye Green, who grew up in Glensboro. Her parents, A.H. and Louis Simpson ran a grocery in Glensboro. She said she had spent the week with her grandparens in Spencer County. When her mother picked her up to go home, she told her that Glensboro had two babies arrive that week. The card is from Dr. Oscar Gibbs and his family, plus their pet bird. Dr. Gibbs took care of the sick folk of Glensboro for many years. Kenneth Moffett submitted the card." title="This Christmas card was sent before 1941, according to Faye Green, who grew up in Glensboro. Her parents, A.H. and Louis Simpson ran a grocery in Glensboro. She said she had spent the week with her grandparens in Spencer County. When her mother picked her up to go home, she told her that Glensboro had two babies arrive that week. The card is from Dr. Oscar Gibbs and his family, plus their pet bird. Dr. Gibbs took care of the sick folk of Glensboro for many years. Kenneth Moffett submitted the card." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Compiled by Janie Bowen</p> <p> email old photos or other information</p> <p> to jbowen@theandersonnews.com</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>50 YEARS AGO</strong></p> <p> <strong>Thursday, Dec. 17, 1964</strong></p> <p> <strong>Sweethearts</strong></p> <p> Linda Lyen was chosen Chapter Sweetheart of the Anderson High School Future Farmers of America chapter. Wanda Drury was first runner-up and Ann Phillips was second runner-up.</p> <p> <strong>Soil conservation contest winners</strong></p> True Christian life is based on identity http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/true-christian-life-based-identity <p> By Larry Coleman</p> <p> Faith columnist</p> <p> By this time several things should be surfacing in your consideration.</p> <p> The first being that true biblical faith has to be placed in a person &ndash; Jesus the Christ. Secondly, it is what he does in and through you, not what you do for him on his behalf that is significant.</p> 12-17 community calendar http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/12-17-community-calendar <p> Clubs<br /> Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will have its weekly meeting noon Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Anderson Public Library.<br /> <br /> Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman&rsquo;s Club will not meet this month.<br /> <br /> Friends of the Anderson Public Library will not meet this month.</p> <p> <strong>Dec. 19</strong><br /> Commonwealth Credit Union will host Winter Wonderland from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. There will be a special appearance by Mrs. Claus and one of her elves, cookies, punch, kids&rsquo; crafts and a selfie photo booth. This event is free.</p> Library calendar of events http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/library-calendar-events-0 <p> The following are upcoming classes and meetings offered at the Anderson Public Library. The libraray is located at 114 Norh Main Street. For more information, contact the library at 839-6420.</p> <p> Writers Group</p> <p> When: Wednesday, Dec. 24</p> <p> Time: 6-8 p.m.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Doctor Who Club</p> <p> When: Friday, Jan 2</p> <p> Time: 6-9 p.m.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Writer&rsquo;s Group</p> <p> When: Wednesday, Jan. 14</p> <p> Time: 6-8 p.m.</p>