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Today's Features

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    The Taylor County Community Watch group recently delivered its second emergency kit to a Campbellsville resident. Group members plan to deliver several more kits.

    The group also donated 66 pounds of food to Taylor County Animal Shelter for rescue animals. Hall made the presentation to Sarah Clark.

  • Shaelynn Winkle and Justin Ford of Campbellsville announce the birth of a daughter, Adalynn Jane Ford, at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 6 at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are Keith and Jane Humphress and Shalana Detery of Campbellsville, Greg Ford of Wilmington, N.C., and Mike Winkle of Muncie, Ind.

    Great-grandparents are James and Kay Terry of Muncie, Alma and Conrad Ford of Campbellsville, Brenda Napper of Columbia and the late David Speer.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Aug. 26, 2004

    John Wayne Kessler, 15, is the state Future Farmers of America auctioneering champion, bringing home the trophy after facing 10 challengers at the Kentucky State Fair on Friday.

    Amory Cox was chosen as 2005 Taylor County Junior Miss at Saturday's program.

    Army National Guard Pvt. Victor Farrar has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

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    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    "Life change is taking place on the campus of Campbellsville University this summer."

    Rusty Watkins, coordinator of summer camps and conferences, said CU hosted 7,007 summer camp participants in 48 groups with 149 first-time decisions for Christ having been made during this summer. And several more have reaffirmed their decision to follow Christ on a daily basis.

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    The Beams family reunion was Sunday, June 29, at Acton Retreat Center.

    The family members gathered for a meal and fellowship. Several family members were unable to attend because of illness, though several attended who hadn't before.

    Those attending from out of state were Charles and Velda Beams and Jason and Karla Taylor with children Cohen and Melanie from Henderson, Tenn.

    Dylan and Brandy Blue and daughter Tinley from Hanson, Ky., attended.

    Brian Beams and daughter Sarah came from Taylorsville, Ky.

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    Campbellsville resident Bruce Dangerfield grew this ponderosa pink tomato, which fused together from three individual tomatoes.

    All together, the tomato weighs 4 pounds.

    Dangerfield has 25 tomato plants in his garden.

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    Joan C. McKinney

    Campbellsville University

    A 100-year-old oak tree on Campbellsville University's Stapp Lawn is now an 8-foot, 2,000- to 3,000-pound set of praying hands.

    Rob Peterson, a Louisville chainsaw artist, carved the praying hands for the university. It will be placed outside the pergola between the Administration Building and Stapp Lawn.

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    Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club members will visit local high schools Tuesday, Aug. 26, to encourage students to register to vote in honor of the day being Women's Equality Day.

    Last week, club members joined Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young as he signed a proclamation proclaiming tomorrow as "Women's Equality Day" in Campbellsville.

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    TEN YEARS AGO

    Aug. 19, 2004

    Kelli Brooke Oschwald and Traver Maurice Dabney were married on Saturday, July 10, at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington.

    Walmart co-manager Gary Cunningham presented $500 to Taylor County Habitat for Humanity.

    The Patriot Quartet will be in concert on Sunday, Aug. 29, at Good Hope Baptist Church.

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    Samuel Kessler, a freshman at Campbellsville High School, competed at semi-finals competition of the Coca-Cola Talent Classic at Kentucky State Fair on Saturday. He sang "New York State of Mind" and accompanied himself on the piano.

    Those competing on Saturday were between ages 13 to 21 and must have won a preliminary competition to advance to the semi-finals.

    Semi-final contestants were divided into groups to perform and the overall top 20 contestants will advance to finals.