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Today's Features

  • One of the most neglected symbols of the church is the empty tomb.
    With the launch sequence of Christmas already counting down, we are familiarized again with the symbols of: the manger, the shepherds, the wise men, the angels, etc. Then there’s the reason Jesus Christ came into this world: the cross.
    Where would we be without the empty tomb? It is our symbol of victory. I Corinthians 15:16 reminds us: “If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins (KJV).”

  • Education
    Dec.14-16, Dec. 19-20: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Dec. 14: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Dec. 15: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.
    Dec. 15: Family Literacy and Next Step Program, Anderson Community Education building, 5:30-8 p.m.
    Dec. 16: Learn to Read, Adult Learning Center, 8 a.m.

  • The family of Ernest Pete Cox will host a reception to celebrate his 90th birthday on Dec. 18 at the Corinth Christian Church from 2-4 p.m.
    All friends and relatives are invited.
    No gifts please.
     

  • 50 YEARS AGO
    Dec. 7, 1961
    New officers at the Alton Ruritan Club were: Tom Cotton, president; Cecil Cinnamon, vice president; P.H. Crutcher Jr., secretary; Allen Herndon, treasurer; and Urbane Wilson, director.

    Sadie Sea, 17, was named Co-ed correspondent for the 1961-62 school year, according to an announcement by Margaret Hauser, editor of “Co-Ed Magazine.”

  • Church offers free
    gift wrapping
    New Life Christian Fellowship Church will offer free gift wrapping for items purchased at Tractor Supply on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the church announced.

    Graefenburg Christian Church hosts puppet show
    The Graefenburg Christian Church Youth Puppet Ministry will present “Psalty’s Christmas Calamity” for two performances on Dec. 14 and Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.  
    Everyone is welcome.

  • When do we most often cry out to God?
    Usually it is in time of great need or distress. It often happens when we have had a personal loss, financial loss or perhaps a death or illness.
    Belief in God during hard times is a normal human attribute. I inherently believe even atheists, deep down, realize this whole thing isn’t one big mistake and that God does exist.
    It is certainly fine to call out to God when we are in distress, but how important is it for us to do the same during good times, too?

  • Community
    Dec. 8: Empty Bowls dinner, 5:30 p.m., Emma B. Ward Elementary

    Education
    Dec.7-9, Dec. 12-13: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Dec. 7: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Dec. 8: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.

  • Salvisa Christian Church
    hosts free clothes day
    A community free clothes day will be held Dec. 5 from 2-6 p.m. at Salvisa Christian Church, 155 Sugar St., Salvisa.
    The clothes are free and in all sizes.
    For more information, contact Charlotte Fallis at 859-865-2226 or the Rev. Vicki Ray at 502-229-0515.

    New Liberty hosts
    annual  dinner Dec. 4
    New Liberty’s annual Thanksgiving-Christmas meal will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 at noon at the Lodge Hall located on US 62.