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  • TEN YEARS AGO

    May 14, 1998

    Jennifer M. Rockhold of Campbellsville has received a bachelor of arts degree in agriculture from Murray State University in Murray, Ky.

    Mr. and Mrs. Otha Blevins of Campbellsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 23 in the Fireside Room at Campbellsville Baptist Church.

    Navy Seaman Cary D. Kennedy recently reported for duty with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • Two Campbellsville men were among 11 Kentucky Baptists who recently returned from an eight-day disaster relief mission trip to the Mosquitia region of Nicaragua.

    While in Nicaragua, team members helped rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Felix, which happened on Sept. 4, 2007. The trip took place March 29-April 5 and was coordinated through the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    George Phillips and Larry Hunt, both of Campbellsville, made the trip.

    According to Phillips, about 20,000 people became homeless because of Hurricane Felix.

  • Last year, my granddaughter's best friend was 4-year-old Braden because he lived next door and had a trampoline. Braden liked Caroline because, at 5, she was someone other than his baby brother.

    Except for the occasional meltdown because one or both of them were tired, the friendship worked well. Then Braden moved away, Connor moved in, and Caroline has a new best friend.

    Why can't adult friendships be that easy?

  • First Baptist Church will host an anniversary celebration in honor of Pastor Daniel C. Shull on Sunday, May 25.

    Guest speakers will be the Rev. James "Doc" Shelton of Nashville, Tenn. and Dr. Kevin Cosby and St. Stephen Church of Louisville.

    Shelton will speak during the morning worship service at 11:15. Cosby and St. Stephen Church will be guests during the 7 p.m. service.

    The community is invited to attend.

  • Carrying the Torch Ministries is hosting May's explosion services this month.

    The event began last Sunday with a "miracle deliverance" service.

    Events will continue this weekend with Bro. Jim Angles of Virginia. Friday through Sunday topics will include "knocking on the door of a million souls for Christ."

    On May 17-18, The Sloan Family from Mississippi will be the featured guests.

    On May 24-25, Sis. Sherry Hixon from Alabama will be preaching and sharing the "gifts of the Spirit, which are manifested in her life."

  • The headline caught my attention: 'I was given a young man's heart - and started craving beer and Kentucky Fried Chicken.'

    Claire Sylvia, a 47-year-old woman who lives somewhere in the UK, had a heart and lung transplant in 1988, receiving the organs from an 18-year-old boy who had been killed in a motorcycle accident.

    Shortly after the surgery she noticed she had acquired the characteristics and cravings of the donor. She wanted a beer, she told a reporter who had come to the hospital to interview her. (She didn't like beer before the surgery.)

  • TEN YEARS AGO

    May 7, 1998

    Gov. Paul Patton has proclaimed this week (May 3-9) Community Readership Week.

    Jessie O. Underwood celebrated her 86th birthday with her family at Medco Center on April 27.

    Suzie Lynne Pike was the overnight guest of Anne and Paul Fraim of Campbellsville last Wednesday.

    Quenton Ford celebrated his fourth birthday recently at Little People Day Care & Learning Center. He is the son of Trent and Trina Ford of Campbellsville.

  • Campbellsville Baptist Church's youth group participated in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness about world hunger.

    Fifty-six students gave up food for 30 hours and slept in cardboard boxes in Miller Park.

    The youth placed 29,000 forks in the front lawn of Campbellsville Baptist, which represented the number of people who die daily from world hunger.

    They raised $2,200 and collected hundreds of canned goods for the Taylor County Food Bank.

  • TEN YEARS AGO

    April 30, 1998

    Elaine Asher recently planted a Japanese red maple tree in Miller Park in memory of her husband, Thomas J. Asher III, who died in 1993.

    Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Noe of Greensburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 3 at South Summersville Baptist Church.

    Janice M. Arnold and Doug N. Clark announce their forthcoming marriage, Saturday, May 16 at Salem Baptist Church in Campbellsville.

    Taylor County's unemployment rate for March was 18 percent, the second highest in the state.

  • When my daughter Alison was 3, I attempted to teach her to pray. Actually, I wanted to teach her about "giving money to Jesus."

    She had put 50 cents of her own in the offering plate at church one Sunday morning and then misplaced one of her shoes that afternoon.

    We didn't know about the shoe until the next morning as we scrambled to get to preschool on time and turned the house upside down looking for her shoe.

    As a last resort, I suggested we pray.

  • Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    Nationally prominent speakers Dr. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and Holly Hollman, general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, were recent guests at Campbellsville University's Kentucky Heartland Institute on Public Policy roundtable.

  • Campbellsville Baptist Church begins a special five-week sermon series, "Get a Life!" this weekend.

    Worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with small group Bible study at 9:45. A nursery is provided.

    The series includes:

    Sunday, April 27 - Why Am I Here?

    Sunday, May 4 - What is Really Important to Me?

    Sunday, May 11 - What is My Scoreboard?

    Sunday, May 18 - What Am I Good At?

    Sunday, May 25 - What Do I Need to Learn?

    Call 465-8115 for more information.

  • A rally Monday evening will kick off the South Central Kentucky Go Tell Crusade with Rick Gage.

    A drop-in reception will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the rally set for 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel on the campus of Campbellsville University.

    Gage will be guest speaker at the Crusade that is planned for Sept. 14-17 at the Campbellsville High School Football Stadium.

    Organizers are expecting a large turnout from Taylor, Adair, LaRue, Casey, Green and Marion counties.

  • Campbellsville University's Theater Department presented 'The Squishiness of Things' last week in the CU Theater. The children's play teaches that 'There is always a hair more to learn.' Dr. Hieronymus, above, portrayed by Chris Adkins, tries his best to learn "everything there is to know about everything."

  • Taylor County Ministerial Association will host a National Day of Prayer breakfast on Thursday, May 1.

    The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Campbellsville University's Winters Dining Hall.

    Everyone is invited to join other community members in a time of fellowship and prayer.

    RSVP is requested, no later than April 25, to the Rev. Bill Henderson, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, at billhend@isp.com.

  • Soule's Chapel United Methodist Church will host its 50th homecoming on Sunday, April 20.

    The Rev. Roger McKinney, pastor, will deliver the message while "Living by Faith" will provide special music.

    Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. A potluck meal is at 1 p.m. followed by worship and praise at 2 p.m.

    For more information, call 465-2196.

  • Have you heard the parable of the Happy Meal? Author John Ortberg tells it in his book, "Love Beyond Reason."

    Briefly, a little girl discovers the incredible bliss of Happy Meals and begs her parents to buy her one.

    She knew it was more than just "fries, McNuggets and a dinosaur stamp," but happiness itself and she didn't think she could live without it. She was convinced she had a little "McVacuum at the core of her soul" and her heart "would not find rest until it found rest in a Happy Meal."

  • The Spencers from Mansfield, Ohio will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 20 at South Summersville Baptist Church. The church is located on KY 61. For more information, call (270) 932-5419 or (270) 932-4726. Everyone is welcome.

  • First General Baptist Church will host a revival beginning Monday, April 21 and continuing through Saturday, April 26.

    On Monday and Tuesday, open prayer service will take place from 5 to 8 each night. From Wednesday through Friday, Bro. Dickie Rodgers will be preaching nightly at 7.

    On Saturday, April 26, Steadfast will be in concert and the youth service will feature Greg Estes speaking. Snacks will be provided by the church following the service.

    For more information about the revival or to schedule a ride, call Bro. Richard Douglas at 789-9614.

  • Cross Over Ministries will present a gospel singing tomorrow evening at the Taylor County Senior Center.

    The event will feature the legendary Carson Howard, a singer, songwriter, recording artist and evangelist. Joining him in the concert will be Cross Over, Russ Milby and other local talents.

    The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the center, which is located at 110 S. Jackson St. in Campbellsville (next to Jackson Tower).

    Admission price is three non-perishable canned goods.

    For more information, contact Cross Over Ministries at (270) 405-6534.