Imagine being burdened under a heavy load, trudging around in a war-torn hostile terrain. Dirty, dead-tired, nerves on edge, and you’re not even sure that there is one soul who cares about the sacrifices you’re making.
Your lips are cracked and burning. What you would give, just for something to soothe them?
That’s where Santa’s elves, from Crittenden Baptist Church, come in. They are busy making sure that local military personnel know they’re not forgotten. These elves are not working at the North Pole, they’re stationed in Crittenden and they work year-round.
It’s not even officially winter yet, but Old Man Winter has shown up anyway.
Grant County received 2 to 4 inches of snow over the weekend, but more snow and freezing rain are headed this way.
According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, there is an 80 percent chance of snow, freezing rain and sleet blowing into Grant County before 3 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16. The snow accumulation is expected to be 1 to 2 inches.
Carolyn Maupin can never forget the Prisoners of War.
To honor this country’s POWs, Maupin laid a bright green wreath with a large red bow, at the POW flag at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery North in Williamstown on Dec. 11 during the Wreaths Across America ceremony.
15 Years Ago
Dec. 14, 1995
The Williamstown Demons held off the Grant County Braves through two overtime periods before coming out ahead 78 to 74 in the Dec. 9 game at Grant County High School. Aaron Moore was the high scorer with 23 points followed closely by his brother, Eric Moore with 22 points. This was the Demons first win of the season.
Welcome to a new Another Place In Time photograph. If you know the person in the photo or where it was taken, call the Grant County News office at 824-3343 and share your guesses with us.
The Grant County News publishes old photos. If you have one you’d like to see published, bring it to the News office at 129 S. Main, Suite B, in Dry Ridge or mail it to P.O. Box 247, Williamstown, Ky. 41097.
Photos are published in the order they are received.
No matter what you celebrate during the month of December it likely involves some sort of gift giving. Manufacturers have made certain that our options are unlimited when it comes to giving to the gardener, but some gifts are more useful than others! Don’t waste your money on the cute but useless, or the useful but cheap. Consider, instead, some of these items that are favorites among my serious gardening friends.
A few of my favorite things
Grant County Farm Bureau received the 2010 Gold Star Award of Excellence, in recognition of the achievements of its women’s program, during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.
With more than 500,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest farm organization. Approximately 1,300 members attended the 91st annual meeting, Dec. 1-4, to recognize this year’s achievements and adopt policy for 2011.
Army National Guard Pfc. Jacob W. Ashcraft has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).
During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.