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  • Richard and Hattie Yocum of Lebanon announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Theresa Ann, to Michael Steven ëStevieí Calhoun, son of William Cowherd and Betty Calhoun, both of Lebanon.
    Yocum is a 1993 graduate of Washington County High School and a 2012 graduate of National College in Danville with a degree as a medical assistant. She is employed at TGKY.
    Calhoun is a 1996 graduate of Marion County High School and is employed at TGKY.

  • Kyle Lewis Purdom will celebrate his 4th birthday Aug. 7, 2012. He is the son of Kevin and Amy Purdom of Bradfordsville. Grandparents are Porter and Gloria Bright and Tony and Charlotte Purdom, all of Bradfordsville. He has one brother, Wesley.

  • Henry Howard "Cotton" Abell, 94, first started taking pictures when he was 10 years old. He won a kite-flying contest and the first prize was a box camera. He continued taking pictures until a few years ago due to macular degeneration. Cotton took most of the photos featured in Cotton's Corner, but his first cousin, Bill Abell, also took some. Bill gave Cotton his slides when he moved to Louisville in the 1950s. Some of the photos in Cotton's collection were also taken by Huley Browne. Browne's widow, Violet, gave Cotton his slides after he passed away.

  • In honor of World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working to emphasize the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families. This message extends to fathers, family members, friends, employers and other key individuals who can play a role in the effort to build a supportive network for breastfeeding mothers.

  • The Distinquished Young Women of Marion County Board of Directors and Committee are always looking for responsible volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time to help with one of the top programs in the state, contact any of the board of directors or committee members. The board and committee members are, front row, from left, Vickie and David Perkins, Lisa and Rick Browning, Mahala and Pat Mattingly, and Misty Kehm; second row, Sandra Gribbins, Mary Anne Blair, Michelle Farmer, Michelle Cox, Renee Schooling, and Shannon Drury; and back row, Angie Akers and Karen Purdom.

  • Along with busy practices, Drs. Eric Bentley and Tom Rogers also found time to serve as associate medical directors at Hosparus Central Kentucky. Dr. Bentley joined Hosparus in 1993 and Dr. Rogers joined the organization in 2004. The two recently left Hosparus to concentrate efforts on their practices. To show appreciation for Drs. Bentley and Rogers' tireless service on behalf of Hosparus patients and families, the organization hosted luncheons to thank and honor the doctors.

  • The Sisters of Loretto marked their 200th anniversary earlier this year, and on Aug. 26, the Rev. Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, will continue that celebration with a Mass and dinner at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon.
    The recognition will include the Sisters of Loretto, anyone who served with them and those students who attended schools staffed by the sisters.
    The Mass is scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. Augustine Church with a catered meal to follow in the parish center.

  • Youth Explosion
    First Baptist Church on N. Depot Street invites everyone to attend their Youth Explosion from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. There will be many different activities and a DJ. There will be a break from 5-6 p.m. for refreshments.

    Missionary Day
    First Baptist Church on N. Depot Street invites you to their Mission Day program at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Rev. Mike Ash, pastor of Mount Union Baptist Church in Summerville, will be the guest speaker.

    Summer revival

  • My first Kentucky garden was in 1974, and it was a humdinger. My husband Walt Rose and I had bought a Troy-bilt tiller in anticipation of our move to Kentucky from Illinois, and we worked up a huge garden area on the only flat piece of land we had. I'll bet it was at least a quarter acre.

    We had spent the previous winter pouring through seed catalogs, ordering enough for five families. We even ordered some trees, and our house was in the middle of the woods!

  • I saw the strangest thing the other day:  a bona fide whirlwind? I was taking water to the ewes and lambs mid-day and I looked up to see this swarm of plant material, and whatever else was in it, swirl around a viburnum. It was hot out and only the slightest breeze was apparent.

  • By David Kessler

    Marion County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

    What a good week we had with the weather! More rain, some of it of the steady variety, has improved many of our pastures and hayfields. Soybeans and tobacco are looking better, although we have had some get blown down by wind, and corn looks good although we cannot do anything about the corn that didn't pollinate due to the heat.

  • The Kentucky Master Gardener Program is set to begin at the Washington County Extension Office on Wednesday Sept. 5, at 9 a.m. until noon. We will meet each Wednesday morning through mid-November. 

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  • The Community Food Bank is in need of non-perishable food items. You can drop off items to Gloria Benningfield  at Shear Delite, located  at  118 S. Spalding Avenue or at the food bank, which is located at the side of First Christian Church, across from the Lebanon Post Office. They are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. till 1 a.m.

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  • A new round of shows were announced for the 2012-13 season at Central Kentucky Community Theatre in Springfield.
    Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” put on by main stage performers, will show on Nov. 2-4, as well as Nov. 9-11.
    “Peter Pan,” by the Bluegrass Kids, will be on stage Dec. 7-9.
    “Fiddler on the Roof,” performed by the youth actors, will show Jan. 18-20 and Jan. 25-27.
    “Harvey,” performed by the main stage actors, is showing March 8-10 and March 15-17.