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    Growing up, Halloween was pretty much the same every year.
    Put on that year’s costume (each year, they got less cutesy and progressively scary).
    Grab a bag that my dad got from his work and hit the streets looking for good candy.
    I was always picky about my candy so a lot of it would either go to my older brother or my parents.
    My mom loves the Smarties while my dad enjoyed butterscotch and other hard candies.
    I personally loved the taffy type of candy with some occasional chocolate.


    n, my fiancé Jessica Purnell and I decided we would be our two favorite mascots of the Cincinnati Reds, Rosie and Mr. Redlegs for Halloween.
    What was easy for us was that we already had jersey tops for our costumes, so the remainder of our outfits was going to either be handmade or bought at a sporting goods store.

  • Vineyard gives Second Chance


    We understand that it’s breaking tradition, but it’s really giving people an opportunity to come and worship just in a different time slot.- Earl Hampton
    Vineyard Pastor

  • Faith & Values

  • Church Notes Oct. 27

    Christ Community
    • All ladies are invited to attend at the church from 12:30p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays to study Joyce Meyer’s book, “Battlefield of the Mind.”  A light lunch is served first and then the lesson followed by a time of prayer. Pat Mann and Rhonda Fields alternate teaching the lessons.
    •  6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays are dedicated to Adult Bible Fellowship, youth and children.
    • 11 a.m. on Thursdays, all men and women are encouraged to come to the church to pray.


    • Oct. 27 – Shopper’s Showcase – Buy local and shop at the Grant County Extension Office from 4 to 8 p.m. Vendors include:crafts, candles, Mary Kay, metal works, quilted items, jewelry, baby items, purses, crochet items, hand painted ornaments and many great stocking suffers and gift giving ideas.
    Food will be available for purchase.
    Grant Co Extension Homemakers are the sponsors for the event.
    Call Lamar at 859-824-3355 for more information.


    The National Safety Council will hold a CPR and First Aid Class from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m, on Nov. 9. at the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department.
    The cost is $35 for a two-year certification. Call Chief Les Whalen at 859-743-0857 (cell) or 859-824-4959 (FH) or e-mail him @ chiefwvfd@yahoo.com to reserve a spot.


    The American Cancer Society and St. Elizabeth Grant Co. are offering Look Good Feel Better at 6 p.m. on Nov 7, a program for female cancer patients who are in treatment.
    Learn how to enhance your appearance with free makeup for the holidays.
    The program is free to all participants. Contact your American Cancer Society at 859-647-2200 to register for the session (RSVP required.)


    The Williamstown Baptist Church is again delivering Hope Thanksgiving Day meals to shut-ins and those in need throughout Grant County. In 2010, this project reached over 550 people in the community, the largest number since this ministry started. The meals will be delivered by noon on Thanksgiving day. If there is someone in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal with all of the trimmings, contact the church at 859-824-4102 and ask for Diane. The deadline for reservations is Nov. 20.

  • Wildfire Wins Boone Nightmare

    Grant County’s Wildfire Soccer Team won the Boone County Youth Soccer Association’s 2011 Nightmare Tournament held Oct. 15 and 16 at Central Park, located in Union.  
    The championship game was a tie at the end of regular time with a score of 1-1.  After two additional five-minute periods, the game was still tied.  The game was decided with a penalty kick shootout.  The Wildfire team won the penalty kick shootout by 3-1.