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Today's Features

  • By KAREN SKEES

    The Christmas season is a busy time at the Family Resource and Youth Services center thanks to the generosity and giving spirit of many individuals and groups in our community. Each year, before Thanksgiving, calls start to come in to our center from folks who want to sponsor children and/or families for Christmas.

  • For 35 years, the Dance Centre of Elizabethtown has presented “The Nutcracker” to audiences young and old.

    Sherry Barnard, owner, has experienced the joy of “The Nutcracker” for all 35 years. Waverly Williams, 14, has been dancing for 11 years and this year plays Clara, the lead role.

    The ballet centers around Clara’s adventure in the magical world of the Nutcracker Prince.

  • “Life of Pi,” based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, is a beautiful spectacle of cinematic art but fantastic elements disconnect the audience from the story.

    The story, as Pi Patel tells it to a writer, documents his life leading up to and including becoming the only survivor of a shipwreck.

  • Dear Santa,

    Hey, jolly old fellow. It’s been a kind of a rough year so I have a few things on my list I’d like you to get to this Christmas.

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    Joyce Effinger, co-president of the Garden Club of Elizabethtown, presented a poinsettia to Rebekah Akers, adult services librarian at the main branch of the Hardin County Public Library, for the enjoyment of the staff and library patrons. Service to the community is an integral part of the on-going Garden Club program. This and other projects help citizens remain mindful of the many contributions the club makes to the Elizabethtown and Hardin County area, and the beauty and satisfaction derived from the many facets of gardening.

  • The Woman’s Club of Elizabethtown accepted a donation from American Printing House for the Blind, the book “The Nation’s Capitol.” Rebecca Snider, public affairs coordinator, presented the book to the club to present to The Hardin County Library. The book will prove to be helpful to blind or legally blind students from the Hardin County area, which has Braille overlays for students fifth grade and above.

  • Lion Jon Bell presents Mike Brawner with the W. H. Miller Glendale Citizen of the Year Award at the Glendale Lions Club Christmas celebration at Tony York’s on Main.

  • Pack 134, sponsored by the Vine Grove Optimist Club, held its monthly meeting Nov. 30. After receiving awards, Cubmaster Randy Marvil, seated, kept his word to the scouts. As an incentive to the recent popcorn drive, he told the scouts that any scout who sold more than $500 worth of popcorn could throw a pie at a leader of their choice. He was the first one to receive the honor, but eventually every leader got pied and the scouts had a blast.

  • Another deserving family breaks ground for a new Habitat for Humanity home in the Elizabethtown area. Bridgette Durham, with her son, Jobri, turn over the first shovelful of dirt to begin the process of building their new home. The Rev. Shane Stockton offered prayers and scripture readings during the ceremony. Glen MacPherson, president of Hardin County Habitat for Humanity shared the spirit of the Habitat process with those who attended.