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Today's Features

  • By NANNETTE JOHNSTON

    The adage is true. It does take a village to raise a child. And, the older the children get, the more people it takes.

    We live in a wonderful community where there are people who graciously help our school district with their time, talent and treasure. The village lends a hand to its children so they can become the next generation’s leaders in making the village stronger and even more fruitful.

  • At 1 p.m. Saturdays, VFW Post No. 102891 hosts a turkey shoot in the rod and gun club building on the property. Pat LeChevalier, VFW member, is chairman of the turkey shoot committee. He has several assistants to ensure the event is conducted safely. Participants shoot at a paper target and the one with the most pellet holes in the center wins a prize. There usually are 18 to 25 participants, two of whom are female. LeChevalier gives a safety briefing before shooting begins and a safety person monitors each position.

    To join, call 877-2138.

  • This month’s “One of Hardin County’s Finest Cooks,” Peggy Hash, is a well-known lady in different circles of friends. Her husband, Gordon Hash, nominated her.

    He told me if I ever needed someone for those good cooks I write about in the paper, his wife was an excellent cook. After talking with her, I realized she, indeed, is an excellent cook and a good planner and manager not only for typical family meals, but meals for many people, all with ease on her part. She truly is amazing.

    Her sister, Shelia Stith Boros, added her endorsement.

  • An associate professor from Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is one of 18 faculty and staff members selected to participate in a seminar to promote and strengthen leadership traits and advance the states 16 community and technical colleges as well as each participant’s personal and professional goals.

    Michael B. McCall, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, released the list of invitees to his 2013 President’s Leadership Seminar, which begins in January. Michael Hazzard was selected from ECTC.

  • Hopefully everyone has seen the red flowers VFW and Ladies Auxiliary members distribute throughout the year. The following is background information behind those flowers.

    Since 1922, the Buddy Poppy has been an integral part of the VFW community. As VFW’s official memorial flower, the Poppy represents the blood shed by American service members. It reiterates VFW will not forget their sacrifices.

  • In the spirit of last week’s Thanksgiving feast, I continued the feasting with sweet potatoes. Restaurants now are offering sweet potato side dish options all year long, so it’s OK to continue the recipe options for this vegetable beyond Thanksgiving.

    Paula Deen’s Facebook page promoted a Sweet Potato Balls recipe so I decided to give it a try.

    Warning No. 1, this recipe is very messy. Forming mashed sweet potatoes around marshmallows gets sweet potato goop everywhere.

  • Thanksgiving is over, the “planned leftovers” are finished and today I have some new recipes for you to try.

  • East Hardin Middle School sixth-grader Preston Thomas was presented the November Glendale Lions Student of Month by Lion Barbara Hagan. Preston is the son of Chris and Laura Boozer of Elizabethtown.

  • SpringHaven recently received a generous donation from the “Riders Against Domestic Abuse” organization. Pictured is the founder of Riders Against Domestic Abuse Eugenia C. Angibeau and fellow members donating gift bags and shelter needs.