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  •  What could one say about a woman who has accomplished so much in a lifetime?  How could one describe her?  Mother, daughter, sister, friend, confidant and teacher – the list is endless.  I have lots of opportunities to look up to my mom.  She doesn’t consider herself a superwoman, but I do.  She does more in one day than most of us do in week.

  • As hunting gains popularity nationwide, Kenny Parsons wants to make sure newcomers to the sport are well educated.

    Parsons, owner of Hide ’N’ Hook on U.S. 42 West, just on this side of the Trimble border with Henry and Oldham counties, is putting his years of experience on film in the form of a new TV show, “Just Passin’ Thru.”

    Think of him as the “Tim Taylor” for hunting enthusiasts – only far less accident-prone than the fictional “Home Improvement” cable TV host.

  • Merchants in downtown La Grange will host a progressive Blue Hydrangea tea party to benefit Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky from 1 to 5 p.m. April 18. The event is in its third year. In 2009, 470 people attended raised more than $5,000.

    Baptist Hospital Northeast is the signature sponsor, and the Masonic Lodge No. 47 F&AM also offered sponsorship.

    The event is organized by Lisa Adams in memory of the late Cindy Adams, a long-time La Grange merchant who founded the event and died in 2009 from ovarian cancer.

  • Buckner Christian Church recently hosted the Oldham County Hymn Sing. There were 11 people there and five churches were represented.

    Bro. Doug Duncan gave a hearty welcome and lead the evening prayer. Hollie Fisher from Buckner Baptist played the piano.

    Jerry Giacinto from Hillcrest Baptist Church lead the singing. The group sang “Old Rugged Cross.”

  • A pastor was greatly annoyed by one of his elderly members who fell asleep during his sermon every Sunday. He told the man’s grandson if he could keep him awake he would pay him $1 a week. This worked for two weeks, but on the third Sunday, he fell sound asleep.

    After the service the pastor called the boy over and said, “I am disappointed in you. Didn’t I promise you $1 a week to keep your grandfather awake?”

    “Yes,” replied the boy, “but Grandpa gives me $5 not to disturb him.”

  • Pewee Valley Presbyterian Chuch will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12.

     

    Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church is located at 119 Central Ave.

     

    For information, call 241-4326.

  • North Oldham Lions Club will host its weekly fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in Goshen.

    The club will offer meals ranging in price from $5 to $8.50.

  • New Goshen Presbyterian is hosting its Latte and Lent Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Java Brewing in Prospect.

    For information, call 228-2702.

  • South Oldham firefighters were recently recognized during the organization’s annual awards dinner for service to the department and the community.

    For the first-time ever, a special lifesaving commendation was awarded to firefighters who pulled a woman from a burning building.

    Chief Edward Turner recognized Capt. Matt Nelson, Sgt. Jim Johnson, Sgt. Mike Arth and Firefighter Wes Krimple for heroic efforts to rescue a woman inside a burning building Aug. 16.

  • On Jan. 21, 18-year-old Lindsey Gilbert, of Crestwood was crowned Miss Teen Oldham County – World 2010.

    Gilbert is a senior at Christian Academy of Louisville. 

    She volunteered recently for Wayside Christian Mission, a homeless shelter. She also volunteers at a local nursing home. She hopes to someday become a nurse.

    At Christian Academy she is involved with the school yearbook, Beta Club, Spanish club, art club and Kentucky Youth Assembly. 

  • Marianne Stoess, a native of Pewee Valley joined the Kentucky Humanities Council Jan. 25 as assistant director for marketing and public relations and editor of Kentucky Humanities magazine.

    She comes to the council following a 10-year stint at IMG College, formerly Host Communications Inc.

    She spent the past five years with IMG College serving as the company’s NCAA coordinator, overseeing the annual production of nearly 150 National Collegiate Athletic Association championship publications. 

  • Dick and Bobbie Schiller celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 4. The couple resides in Crestwood.

    They married Feb. 4, 1950, in Pennsylvania.

    Dick is a retired Dupont employee. They have two children – Tom (Pam) Schiller and Richard (Jenny) Schiller; six grandchildren, Christopher, Mitch, Alayne, Caroline, Laura and Hannah; and two great-grandchildren, Max and Sam.

  • Paul and Linda Nichter of Crestwood announce the wedding of their daughter, Heather Michelle Nichter to David Keith Mullins of La Grange, son of Robert and Leighanna Davis.

    The bride is an Oldham County High School graduate. 

    The groom is also an OCHS graduate and is self-employed.

    The wedding took place Nov. 21 at the groom’s parents’ residence with Chris Gustafson officiating.

    Amber Nichter, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. 

  • Matthew Cooke, a senior from Crestwood, was recently named Western Kentucky University’s 2010 Coming Home King.

    Cooke, who was sponsored by Phi Gamma Delta, was honored at halftime of the WKU vs. Arkansas State basketball game at Diddle Arena.

  •  U.S. Army Spec. Bin Wan recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

    He is the nephew of Shihua Pan of Prospect.

  • Southern States employee Bruce Bentley recently attended a comprehensive three-day training program designed to qualify him as a certified grow master specialist at Southern States Cooperative Inc. in La Grange.

    The program is designed to augment the knowledge of employees involved in advising customers on crop production. 

  • Greg and Julie Schwab announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Marie Schwab, born Oct. 21 at Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange. 

    She weighed seven pounds, five ounces and measured 20 and a half inches long.

    Grandparents are Denny and Joan Roth of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Roger and Pay Schwab of Jackson, Mo.

    Great-grandparents are Pete and June Jaco of Whitewater, Mo. and Emily Roth of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

  • A warm, reviving shower is a cue for me to find ways to nurture myself. A supportive letter or e-mail from a friend is a reminder of my duty to nurture others. Whenever I feel burned-out, I vow to take care of myself.

  • Over the years beans have been a staple food for many people in many countries.

    Beans and other legumes such as lentils and peas are powerhouses of protein, folic acid, iron and zinc; as well as a good source of low glycemic carbohydrates. Beans are rich in soluble fiber, beans can help lower cholesterol, reduce colon cancer risk and contain beneficial nutrients. There are many creative ideas for using  beans in your diet. Add to soups, salads or puree for dips. They’re an important part of a vegetarian diet.

  • A 5-year-old came home from Sunday School excited. His teacher, he reported to his parents, had told the story of Adam and Eve and how Eve was created from Adam’s rib.

    A few days later he told his mother, “My side hurts. I think I’m having a wife.”

    How nice it would be to have a marriage that easily. But we married folk know a good marriage takes love, hard work, communication and romance. As Valentine’s Day approaches I share with you a beautiful story of romance.