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Society

  • Back Country Horsemen to hold session Feb. 4

    From staff reports
    Fort Harrod Back Country Horsemen (FHBCH) will conduct a strategic planning session during its February meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb.4, 7 p.m. at the Mercer Extension office located at 1007 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg.
    The group will discuss upcoming activities and the group’s goals for the coming year, which include growing its membership.

  • Granola bars are quick, easy to make

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    My first week of healthy eating and exercising was a success.

    I worked out and had a smoothie for breakfast every day last week. I even tried a new recipe for something I have never made before, granola bars.

    I would have never guessed these things were so easy to make and now that I see how quick and yummy they are I am excited to switch them up a bit by adding different nuts and dried fruits to the recipe.

  • 60th Anniversary

    William Paul and Sarah Alice Ritchey of Avenstoke Road will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 14. They were married by Bro. Don Carroll on Jan. 14, 1956 at Pigeon Fork Baptist Church in Waddy. Billy Davis Davenport and Elaine Davenport serves as their witnesses. They are the parents of three children, Paul Douglas (Nita) Ritchey of Frankfort; Treva (David) Bowles and Dana (Steven) Mehs of Lawrenceburg. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Let smoothies help get new year off to healthy start

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    2016 is here, and for most of us the new year comes with lots of plans and goals … and unfortunately, a few extra pounds.

    This year, instead of backing away from the table and ending up hungry (and not a very happy person to be around), I’ve decided to simply fill the table with healthier foods. I am not going to make the same mistake as last year by beginning a rigorous exercise routine with a hungry belly.

  • Several tasty ideas to spice up your New Year’s Eve

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    My New Year’s Eve celebrations are usually spent at home with my husband and children and maybe a few close friends and family.

    But just because its spent here on the farm, playing board games, drinking sparkling grape juice and trying to stay awake till 12:01 a.m. doesn’t mean that I don’t put a lot of effort in to what snacks I will serve. Since both of my kids really like to help out in the kitchen, I need to make sure this is something they want to help prepare and eat.

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  • Santa Letters

    Editor’s note: The following letters were either sent too late for last week’s edition or experienced technical difficulties.

    Dear Santa,

    Our names are Avery and Harper Monroe. We are 4 months old. We are new at this so our big sister Caitlyn is helping us write you. She says we have to be good all year. Mommy and daddy say we have been good girls so far.

    Will you bring us walkers and some fun toys you think we will like. We will leave milk and cookies for you and food for your reindeer too. Be safe as you fly around the world.

  • Leaving Santa some cookies? Give this favorite a try

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    Over the years I have found that Santa isn’t very picky when it comes to the cookies we leave him.

    I know that because there have been times that I’ve gone to great detail to make him the cutest sugar cookies with decorations and sprinkles all over them and then to the other extreme when I had my son just a week before Christmas and had no time for baking cookies so I ran to the store and got some that I thought he’d like.

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