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  • Natalie Gabhart, daughter of Dwight and Gail Gabhart of Crestwood, and Seth Pollitt, son of Leslie Michael Pollitt and the late Sue Pollitt of Anchorage are pleased to announce their marriage on June 27, 2008 at Duncan Memorial Chapel in Crestwood.

  • Members of the Oldham County legal community celebrated the retirement of Eva Friel, the administrative assistant to Family Court Judge Timothy Feeley Dec. 30 at the courthouse. She worked in the court system under Judges Fields and Rosenblum before Feeley, and as deputy circuit court clerk before that — 26 years in total.

  • Pfc. Richard A. Wilson and Jennifer N. Wilson of Steilacoom, Wash. announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Marie Wilson Oct. 27  at Madigan Army Hospital in Ft. Lewis, Wash. 

    She weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 and 3/4 inches. 

  • Girl Scout Troop 173 recently visited the Lil’ Big Horse Trails horseback riding farm in La Grange. The University of Louisville women’s basketball team happened to be there and took a picture with the girls and the donkey from the farm. Troop 173 is made up of girls from Liberty, Goshen, and Harmony elementary schools.

  • The Oldham County Schools Arts Center is now accepting winter registration for classes beginning in December:

    • Adult social and ballroom dancing, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Tuesdays, $100 per person, $175 per couple;

    • Adult Clay Hand-building, 6 to 7:30 p.m.,Wednesdays, $125 per person; and

  • Steven and Ruth Thorn of St. Peters, Mo. announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Thorn to Shawn Eaton, son of John and Marilee Eaton of Marietta, Ga.

    The bride-elect resides in Crestwood and the groom-elect resides in Louisville. A wedding is planned Dec. 27 at Buckner Baptist Church.

  • Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 984, sponsored by the North Oldham Baptist Church, recently participated in the Scouting for Food drive.

  • Newly-elected officers for the Pewee Valley Woman’s Club are pictured in front of the club’s historic building in Pewee Valley. In front from left are Jan Cranfill, secretary, and Bev Arave, first vice president; second row from left are Rita Pipes, treasurer,  Susan Tomasetti, publicity, and Marsha Chadwick, president. Mary Jane Kinser, second vice president, is not pictured.

  •  There are many scriptures in the Old Testament that Christians claim Jesus fulfilled. I have seen numbers from 100 to 436 different scripture texts written hundreds, even thousands of years before Jesus’ birth, that tell of a messiah God will send in the future who will redeem the world. I have listed eight of the most popular and well known of those scripture texts, with the New Testament proof of their being fulfilled.

  • The Oldham County Schools Arts Center  will host a  concert featuring the Harry Pickens Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

    The concert will consist of Christmas favorites. 

    Tickets are $10. For tickets, call 241-6018. 

  • Samantha Winters, 21, of La Grange will compete for the title of 2009 Miss Kentucky U.S.A. on Dec. 19 at the Lovett Auditorium at Murray State University. 

    Winters is the daughter of Mark and Jan Viehmann and Michael and Nancy Winters.  

  • Shopping during the holiday season can present a unique danger. Taking a few prevention measurers can help keep your holiday season joyous.

    The holiday season is a time when busy people can become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. The Oldham County Police Department encourages citizens to be alert and cautions while shopping, especially during the holiday seasons. 

  • Ross and Joyce Branscum of Eminence and the late Gary Stutzenberger announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Helen Stutzenberger to Kenneth Dwight Powell, son of Kenny and Patti Powell of La Grange.

  • Sgt. Adam T. Wilson was named Recruiter of the Year. He is a recruiter for the entire state of Kentucky and parts of Southern Indiana and Southern Ohio. 

    He works at the recruiting station in Louisville.

  • Brenda Hounshell and the late Jimmie Hounshell of La Grange announce the engagement of their son, Dr. Troy Lee Hounshell to Shanon Mari Potts, daughter of Terry and Lori Emery of Columbus, Ohio and Jeff and Vicki Potts of Fort Wayne, Ind.

  • The Louisville Chorus will perform “Noel! Noel! Noel!” a holiday presentation at 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $8 for students. The performance is hosted by Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, located at 502 N. Fifth St., La Grange. Call 968-6300 or visit www.LouisvilleChorus.org for information.

  • After the death of King David in 961 BC, the nation of Israel struggled economically, militarily, politically and religiously. The people longed for the glory days to return. God set in their hearts the expectation of a Messiah, a leader who would again lead them to the glory of God. From the beginning of this expectation the people prayed for a great political Messiah, like David, to come and lead them.

  • The Oldham County Schools Arts Center will present Artist in Residence Harry Pickens in a Christmas Trio Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.  

    The evening of holiday music will showcase national jazz sensation Harry Pickens with Chris Fitzgerald and Jason Tiemann. 

  • Private First Class Adam M. Sneed, son of Michael and Paula Sneed, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. 

    He will be stationed at Camp Geiger in North Carolina for four weeks of combat training. He will begin additional training at NAS Pensacola Florida in Aviation Mechanics. 

  • A Ft. Lauderdale advertising agency launched a billboard campaign sponsored by an anonymous client. You may have seen some of these clever signs. Some of my favorites include, “Let’s meet at my house Sunday before the game – God.” “What part of ‘Thou Shalt Not...’ didn’t you understand? – God” “Loved the wedding, invite me to the marriage – God” “Will the road you’re on get you to my place?