Features http://www.theandersonnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en KAREN MCDONALD NAMED MISS BLUEGRASS FAIR http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/karen-mcdonald-named-miss-bluegrass-fair <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bicentennial_4_1976adj.jpg" alt="Sold on America This float of antique items titled ‘We’re Sold On America,’ was the entry of Birdwhistell and Perry Realty in the 1976 Bicentennial Parade. It won second place. Pictured from left, are: Sharon Ritchey, seated at organ; Rita Ritchey, in rocking chair; Brian Staples, clerk; and Randy Birdwhistell, auctioneer. Also on the float but out of view were Wendy and Jeff Reynolds. " title="Sold on America This float of antique items titled ‘We’re Sold On America,’ was the entry of Birdwhistell and Perry Realty in the 1976 Bicentennial Parade. It won second place. Pictured from left, are: Sharon Ritchey, seated at organ; Rita Ritchey, in rocking chair; Brian Staples, clerk; and Randy Birdwhistell, auctioneer. Also on the float but out of view were Wendy and Jeff Reynolds. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> 50 YEARS AGO</p> <p> Thursday, July 21, 1966</p> <p> At the market &mdash; You could get 5-pounds of ocean perch fillets for $1.69 at A&amp;P Supermarket. 5-pounds of chicken livers were $1.89.</p> Hope Community Church commisions Stephen Ministers http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/hope-community-church-commisions-stephen-ministers <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/072016_stephens_ministry.jpg" alt="Front row, from left, are Christinia Sardam, Tina Cutter, Brian Carter, and Donna Edwards. In the second row, from left, are Terry Olson, Maria Olson, Pam Yagel, and Lynne Gritton. In the back row, from left, are William Morber, Phil Webb, Sherrie Hall, and Sherry Searcy. Charles Humston was absent when photo was taken. " title="Front row, from left, are Christinia Sardam, Tina Cutter, Brian Carter, and Donna Edwards. In the second row, from left, are Terry Olson, Maria Olson, Pam Yagel, and Lynne Gritton. In the back row, from left, are William Morber, Phil Webb, Sherrie Hall, and Sherry Searcy. Charles Humston was absent when photo was taken. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> From staff reports</p> <p> Nine newly minted Stephen Ministers were commissioned at Hope Community Church recently.</p> <p> According to its website, Stephen Ministers provide Christ-centered care to people experiencing a difficult time in life. For example, divorce, grief, illness, and job loss are a few of the problems they are trained to deal with.</p> Ten Commandments are not suggestions from God http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/ten-commandments-are-not-suggestions-god <p> If you are lost in the woods, why is a compass an essential tool? The needle on the compass always points true north, and if you know that safety or shelter are south, you know which direction to travel, and that can keep you from getting completely lost and possibly putting your life at risk.</p> <p> An airplane pilot will tell you that if the compass on his plane is off by a couple of degrees, he can miss his destination by 100 miles.</p> Church briefs http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/church-briefs-20 <p> God&rsquo;s costume tea party set July 24</p> <p> Westside Community Church will host God&rsquo;s costume tea party from 11 a.m. to noon July 24.</p> <p> Children ages 12 and younger, along with their parents, are invited to join in the celebration.</p> <p> &ldquo;It will be a tea-riffic day to praise the Lord and celebrate God and his wonderful love for us,&rdquo; organizers said in a news release.</p> <p> The public is welcome.</p> <p> The church is located at 1311 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> ARCHERSON Hedshot</p> Recruit kids to help in the kitchen http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/recruit-kids-help-kitchen <p> I don&rsquo;t believe in coincidences. When I meet someone or I&rsquo;m put in a situation that challenges me, I step back and consider why that is.</p> <p> Last week, I was talking to my mail carrier about the food column and she suggested I write about kids in the kitchen. Later that same week, I read an article by Jamie Oliver about kids and nutrition and all the wonderful work he has done.</p> <p> He has brought a lot of attention to the growing problem of child obesity in regards to processed food, school lunches and advertising.</p> Wedding http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/wedding <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/springate_wedding.jpg" alt="Jay and Abigail Springate with June" title="Jay and Abigail Springate with June" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Abigail Grace McLain and Jay Bruce Springate were married on June 25, 2016 in Atlanta.</p> <p> The bride, 26, is a native of Atlanta, and is a 2012 graduate of Auburn University. She is employed in Seattle as a counselor/therapist to hospitalized children with serious illnesses. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis McLain of Atlanta, and is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reeves Johnson of Huntsville, Ala., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Polk McLain.</p> Houtz-Harmon engagement http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/houtz-harmon-engagement <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/houtz-harmon_engagement.jpg" alt="Angela Houtz and Anthony Harmon" title="Angela Houtz and Anthony Harmon" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Houtz of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Marie Houtz to Anthony Lynn Harmon, son of Glenn Harmon of Springfield and Rebecca Harmon of Apex, North Carolina.</p> <p> Hautz is a 2001 graduate of Anderson County High School. She graduated from Nash Academy of Lexington in 2012, where she studied animal arts. She is employed at America&rsquo;s Uptown Hounds Luxury Resorts.</p> <p> She is the granddaughter of Charles and the late Doris West of Nicholasville, and Allene and the late LaVern Houtz of Winchester.</p> Church briefs http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/church-briefs-19 <p> Men&rsquo;s Sunday school</p> <p> class meets</p> <p> Sand Spring Baptist Church hosts a Men&rsquo;s Bible study class at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings in the church library.</p> <p> Steve Vogelsberg will lead the group.</p> <p> The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> Patriot Quartet</p> <p> Homecoming concert</p> <p> planned for July 15</p> <p> Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a gospel concert at 7 p.m. July 15.</p> <p> The Patriot Quartet will perform.</p> <p> The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.</p>