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Today's Features

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    Almost a half-century after he was wounded serving his country, an Adair County Army veteran was recognized recently for the sacrifices he made in Vietnam. And a Campbellsville veteran recognized him.

    Larry Burton of Columbia, who was a private in the Army's 506th Infantry, was awarded a Purple Heart at Lindsey Wilson College's annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon.

    Burton received the decoration more than 46 years after being wounded in battle.

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    Melissa Million has been named the fall Taylor Regional Hospital ambassador. Nancy Cook was also nominated.

    A team member nominated Million for the honor. The following was written about her on her nomination form:

    "Melissa is a very caring and compassionate nurse. Her patients are her No. 1 priority and she provides them with first-rate care. She always has a smile on her face and tries to create comfort and trust in her patients.

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    Mikayla Smith

    Campbellsville University

    Campbellsville University welcomed Elizabeth Styffe, global director of the HIV/AIDS and Orphan Care Initiative at Saddleback Church in California, as keynote speaker for "God's Heart for Orphans" in Ransdell Chapel on Wednesday, Oct 29. The worship service was a kick off to National Adoption Month.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Nov. 25, 2004

    About 50 members of Elk Horn Baptist Church helped deliver 85 boxes of food to Taylor Countians on Monday evening, signaling the official start of the community's holiday season.

    Madison Turner won the Central Kentucky News-Journal's Halloween Costume Contest as Dorothy from the "Wizard of Oz" and packed home a plastic pumpkin filled with goodies and treats. Madison is 6 and the daughter of Shawn and Stephanie Turner.

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    Frost-Arnett hosted a zombie walk last month and the event raised $1,230.

    Samantha Jones and Nichole Pippin recently presented Paul Osborne checks in the amount of $615 each as donations to Campbellsville Trail Town and to United Citizens Bank for the injured Campbellsville Fire & Rescue firefighters.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Nov. 18, 2004

    Local veterans of several branches of the military came to Campbellsville Middle School on Veterans' Day to read to students and share some of their experiences.

    Anna Mae Adams Phillips, 60, of LaPorte, Texas, formerly of Campbellsville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Laporte.

    Yuma Baptist Church in Elk Horn recently celebrated 50 years of ministry with its homecoming service.

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    Campbellsville native Casey Schaeffer was named Ms. Wheelchair Kentucky 2015 last weekend in Louisville.

    Schaeffer, 28, grew up in Campbellsville. She graduated from Taylor County High School in 2005 and attended classes at Campbellsville University and St. Catharine College.

    About six years ago, she was paralyzed from the waist down after a car crash. Married to Shawn Schaeffer, the couple lives in Greensburg.

    Schaeffer said there were two interview sessions and an on-stage speech and questions.

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    Ed and Nell Blevins of Campbellsville recently celebrated their 72nd anniversary with a surprise party. Family and friends attended.

    The Blevinses have a son and daughter-in-law, Gil and Laurel Blevins of Campbellsville.

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    Stanley and Henrietta Oakes of Campbellsville celebrated 67 years of marriage on Oct. 17

    They were married in Marion County in 1947.

    The Oakeses have two children, Mark Oakes and Linda Russell. They also have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Jasmin Lamer of Campbellsville announces the birth of a daughter, Aaliyah LaShae Lamer, at 11:40 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. She weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces and was 18 inches long.

    Grandparents are Shelley Shields and Dennis Lamer of Campbellsville.

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    Brandie and Spencer Adams of Campbellsville announce the birth of a son, Owen James Adams, at 1:16 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long.