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The Season of Thanksgiving

Giving thanks reminds us how blessed we are.  Even the poorest of us are better off than many in the world today. As some anonymous author has written:

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Butler County Jr. Beta Club's Book Drive

The Butler County Family Resource Center and Youth Service Center provide support to over 400 students each Christmas through its Holiday Assistance Program.  Qualifying families with students enrolled in the Butler County Schools are able to shop, cost free, from a variety of toys, games, and clothing items to help make their child’s Christmas special.  The Butler County Jr. Beta Club hopes to add a book to each of these Christmas gifts this year, and is seeking your donation of new books for Kindergarten to 12th grade readers during the month of November. 

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Butler County Retired Teachers meet

Sue Embry and Fred Tate display the "Yes We Did Award" and the "Gold Star Award."

The Butler County Retired Teachers met Monday, June 13 at noon at the Education Complex. President Fred Tate welcomed everyone after which a catered meal from Green River Caterers was enjoyed by all in attendance. The business portion of the meeting included an announcement that our Butler County KRTA/AARP Grandparent essay winner, Delaney Daugherty, was also the district winner. Mr. Tate also encouraged members to write their Kentucky senators and representatives a note of thanks for the recent legislative developments on our behalf.

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Crossland Community Church in Morgantown

 Crossland Community Church opened its doors in Morgantown on September 13, with the hopes of offering a “different flavor” to Butler County, according to Campus Pastor Franklin Wiggins: “We offer something a little bit different. It’s the same concept that you can get at any church, but the flavor is a bit different.

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Harvest in the Eva J. Hawes Building

Harvest on the Square, sponsored by the Morgantown -Butler County Chamber of Commerce, was a success despite the weather on Saturday.  The event had to be moved indoors to the Eva J. Hawes Building but the rain did not dampen the spirit of the crowd.  Shopping, food, children, trick -or-treating, and contests made up the day. Three groups of Moria Givens’ students from the Dance Academy performed to the delight of the crowd as well as line dancers.

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Special services, Easter egg hunt, guest speaker highlight busy Spring at MCC

Beginning with an Ash Wednesday service, continuing through Lent toward Good Friday, Morgantown Community Church (MCC) has had a busy spring with more on the horizon.  In keeping with an Easter tradition, the church held its annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 4.  Dozens of children took part in the event, which featured inflatables, candy and prizes, free food, face painting and more. 

 

 

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B.C.M.S. releases honor roll, perfect attendance for 2nd nine weeks

Butler County Middle School has released the names of honor roll students and those with perfect attendance for the 2nd nine weeks grading period.  Included in the honor roll are students with All A's and those with All A/B. 

"We're proud of our students and their accomplishments this grading period," said B.C.M.S. Principal Robert Tuck. 

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From Morgantown to Valparaiso - "Cash" takes an unexpected trip

Leslie West, or Morgantown, was doubtful.  It just didn't make any sense.  After all, how could her dog Cash, who has a bad hip, travel from Morgantown, Kentucky to Valparaiso, Indiana in a matter of hours?  When the mysterious caller on the other end of the phone line provided information and then sent a photo, the adventures of Cash started to unfold. 

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North Butler releases Honor Roll, CUB Club for 2nd nine weeks

North Butler Elementary

The following students at North Butler Elementary School have been recognized for their academic performance during the 2nd nine weeks grading period:  

Honor Roll / CUB Club

Mona Daugherty- Kindergarten

CUB Club

Kylie Coots

Tristen Glover

Sam Herrera

Jacelann McCombs

Mindie McCombs

Eli Oaks

 

Cindy Embry- Kindergarten

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Farm Bill Sign-Up Period in Full Swing

Farmland owners with cropland have the opportunity to update their FSA yields and reallocate their base acres under the current farm bill.  Landowners have until late February 2015 to make changes and they can get assistance making these decisions at the extension office if they want help.  Appointments, in two hour blocks, are available to interested landowners by calling the Butler County Extension Office.  Landowners need to know their current FSA base acres and cc yields, and their actual planted acres and yields from 2008 through 2014 to make the most informed decision for their farm.

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