Features http://www.theandersonnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en In life and eating, balance is key to everything we do http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/life-and-eating-balance-key-everything-we-do <p> <strong>By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking columnist<br /> </strong></p> <p> Balance is key in everything we do.</p> <p> Dancing all night is just as important as yoga in the morning. Relaxing on the couch and listening to the rain is just as important as taking a long walk in the sunshine.</p> <p> A good conversation with friends is just as important as sitting peacefully in a quiet room, and a breakfast feast of bacon, eggs, fried potatoes and biscuits and gravy is just as important as a bowl of fresh fruit and oatmeal.</p> Contralto to perform at Senior Center http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/contralto-perform-senior-center <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Contralto Donna Phillips is scheduled to perform 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at the Senior Center, located at Township Square in Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> Admission is free.</p> <p> A native Kentuckian, Phillips is described as an accomplished singer, musician, playwright and composer of plays that include Sumbahdee, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Theatre Association&rsquo;s new play contest, and Delightful Music, Murder at Shakertown, and Blow Ye the Trumpet, Blow!.</p> Cooking is a joyous expression of labor and love http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/cooking-joyous-expression-labor-and-love <p> <strong>By Ashley Brooks, Cooking columnist<br /> </strong></p> <p> &ldquo;When I grow up, my maid will do my cooking!&rdquo; Yes, that&rsquo;s what I would proudly and regularly exclaim to my mother when she would ask me to come into the kitchen and cook with her.</p> <p> Of course that was just the ranting of an immature teenager with grandiose ideas but very green to reality. Needless to say, I&rsquo;m almost 35 years old and do not have a maid.</p> Senior Center Calendar of Events http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/senior-center-calendar-events <p> Wednesday, March 11</p> <p> 10:30 a.m. Blood pressure with Phyllis</p> <p> 10:30 a.m. Inspiration</p> <p> 11:15 a.m. Stretching and flexing</p> <p> 11:30 a.m. Lunch</p> <p> 12:45 p.m. Rook / cards</p> <p> 12:45 p.m. Get that puzzle</p> <p> Thursday, March 12</p> <p> 8:30 a.m. Breakfast club</p> <p> 9:00 a.m. Chair Yoga</p> <p> 9:00 a.m. &ndash; 3:00 p.m. Shopping and errands</p> <p> 10:00 a.m. &ndash; 2:00 p.m. Kroger shopping day</p> <p> *Jim Sayre &mdash; Lincoln presentation postponed</p> <p> Friday, March 13</p> THE WAY WE WERE: COACH HURT WHEN CEILING FALLS DURING MEETING http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/way-we-were-coach-hurt-when-ceiling-falls-during-meeting <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/briscoe_state_champ.jpg" alt="Basketball Shoot the Hoop champ Douglas Briscoe, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Briscoe, won at the Basketball Shoot The Hoop Competition in Louisville to become state champion in 1975. He made 11 points out of a possible 15 to claim the title." title="Basketball Shoot the Hoop champ Douglas Briscoe, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis Briscoe, won at the Basketball Shoot The Hoop Competition in Louisville to become state champion in 1975. He made 11 points out of a possible 15 to claim the title." align="left" hspace="6" width="82" height="85" /><p> Compiled by Janie Bowen</p> <p> <strong>50 YEARS AGO</strong></p> <p> <strong>Thursday, April 29, 1965</strong></p> <p> Three win superior</p> <p> Three of eight Anderson County students who participated in the state Speech Festival held at the University of Kentucky received superior ratings.</p> <p> Mary Jane York, Anderson High, received a superior in Oratory; Lanie Wright and Jeff Hodson, students at Saffell Elementary School, received superior ratings in poetry and prose divisions respectively.</p> Favorites to help celebrate Derby Day http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/favorites-help-celebrate-derby-day <p> By Ciara Hyatt, Food Columnist</p> <p> The Kentucky Derby is a time-honored tradition since 1875.</p> <p> It has been labeled &ldquo;The Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sports&rdquo; for the duration of the race and &ldquo;The Run for the Roses&rdquo; for the beautiful blanket of 554 red roses that are draped over the Kentucky Derby winner.</p> ENGAGEMENT: Taylor-Marraccini http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/engagement-taylor-marraccini <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/taylor-marricinni_engage.jpg" alt="Taylor-Marraccini" title="Taylor-Marraccini" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Scott and Tina Mitchell of Frankfort announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Taylor, to Michael Marraccini of Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> A closed wedding is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. June 27 at Holly Hill Church of Christ in Frankfort, followed by a reception at Eagle Lake Ballroom in Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> The bride to be is a graduate of Franklin County High School and employed at the Department for Public Health.</p> National Day of Prayer is May 7 http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/national-day-prayer-may-7 <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/day_of_prayer.jpg" alt="Janet Cooper, left, assists children with prayer during last year’s National Day of Prayer at the Anderson County Courthouse in Lawrenceburg. This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m." title="Janet Cooper, left, assists children with prayer during last year’s National Day of Prayer at the Anderson County Courthouse in Lawrenceburg. This year’s event is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>By Ben Carlson, News staff</strong></p> <p> This year&rsquo;s National Day of Prayer is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at the Anderson County Courthouse, according to a news release.</p> <p> The annual event is open to &ldquo;all followers of Christ,&rdquo; said Minister Terry Cooper of Ninevah Chistian Church.</p>