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    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.

  • Allphins anniversary party cancelled

    The 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Ron and Judy Allphin scheduled for Oct. 27 has been cancelled

  • Free Makeover for Holidays

    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.)

  • Commuity Holiday Assistance

    The Grant County Holiday Assistance Programs in collaboration with the Family Resource Youth Services Centers and Grant County Community Service Program would like to share the following information:

  • Grant 4-H to sponsor haunted trail

    Grant County 4-H will be offering Halloween fun without all the frights Oct. 22 with its first-ever haunted trail.

    The trail will be open from 6 to 10 p.m. and costs $5 per carload.

    A hayride will take families from the Grant County Extension Office on Baton Rouge Road to the “The Wetlands,” an outdoor classroom area behind Grant County Middle School.

    The hayride will leave about every 15 minutes.

    While waiting, free games and other Halloween-related activities will be available in the 4-H barn behind the extension office.

  • Walking with a purpose

    Three years ago, Carlie Fossitt lost her best friend when 14-year-old Zach Heringer died from complications from cancer.

    The Williamstown High School senior continues to raise money in Zach’s memory to find a cure for childhood cancer.

    Fossitt will be joined by fellow members of the Williamstown National Honor Society

    Oct. 15, for the 2011 Cincinnati Walks for Kids benefiting Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

  • Fun, fitness mix at annual event

    Fun and fitness will mix at Williamstown Independent Schools on Oct. 9 for the 2nd Sunday event.

    The fourth annual event, from 2 to 5 p.m., will include pumpkin decorating, an inflatable obstacle course, bike rodeo and family fun games.

    “We’re hoping to involve everybody,” said Joyce Doyle, Grant County 4-H Extension Agent. “We’re trying to get a lot of families out. The three hours will be full with things to do.”

  • Haunted Hayride brings scares

    Frightening horror and trembling terror await those who attempt the Rt. 22 Nightmare Haunted Hayride and Haunted House in Williamstown.

    The second-year event at 520 Falmouth St., will offer scares from 7 to midnight Friday and Saturday nights in October beginning Oct. 7.

    Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.

  • O’Neal receives Navy promotion

    Navy Seaman Johnathan A. O’Neal, son of Belinda B. Lee of Williamstown and Steven A. O’Neal, of Independence, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    O’Neal received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

  • Link completes Navy training

     Joshua “Brent” Link, a 2009 graduate of Grant County High School, completed Navel Basic Training. The graduation ceremony took place at the Great Lakes, Ill. Training facility on Sept. 9 before he left for his duty station and “A” school at Fort Leonard Wood in Mo. Link is in training for the field of Equipment Operations ( SEABEE). Link is the son of Tim and Laura Link of Jonesville.