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It’s time to come clean. Your gift giving wasn’t where it needed to be last year. You really need to step your game up this Christmas. Maybe you messed up and got the wife that beautiful dress she’s always wanted … just three sizes too big. Maybe your husband wasn’t impressed with your hand-…

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For those who enjoy time spent in the kitchen, giving home-made food gifts is an expression of who we are. If time allows, I always prefer making something tasty as to purchasing a gift card or some other gift “I think the recipient may like.” It takes a bit of effort and a lot of planning. …

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Enjoy a little of the holiday spirit with offerings from the community’s local distilleries and brewery, which also offer several gift options for those who are interested.

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From flaky dinner rolls to cookies, pies or even strawberry jam, this season’s gift givers can satisfy, not only a yen for the latest gadgets, but people’s appetites as well.

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If you’re looking for a way to keep the focus on the true spirit of Christmas, local organizations have opportunities for you to help others. Even better, people can help better the community without even dipping into a wallet — something already stretched thin this time of year.

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It’s almost textbook for Hopkinsvillians to drive across state lines to find gifts for everyone on their Christmas lists. But this year, it’s possible to knock out all that holiday shopping right in your hometown.

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Christmas and Chanukah may be celebrated toward the end of the year, but at the annual New York Toy Fair, the season for thinking about toys begins in February. This popular convention unveils the industry’s hottest trends and toys, attracting more than 1,000 exhibitors.

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Everyone has that friend or family member who believes the holiday season is best enjoyed with a few alcoholic beverages.

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If you are separated from your family during the holidays or hate the thought of carrying armloads of wrapped Christmas gifts on an airplane, here are some tips to cut down the hassle of long distance gift-giving this year.

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For many people, the thrill of the holidays is gifts, but for people who love to eat, food is the ultimate highlight. If you’re wondering what to get the local foodie in your life this Christmas, here are a few suggestions.

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With cold weather on the way, it can be tempting to gather a few blankets and huddle around a fire until spring. Even so, family members visiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas can cause a cramped house to burst under the pressure of all that personal history.

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Someone asked where we gained the love of cooking and enjoying good food. Like most, my affair started with family. Having grown up in a family who enjoyed their efforts in the kitchen, it’s no doubt where the love of cooking became a passionate pastime.

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Every family has someone who, for whatever reason, refuses to accept holiday gifts. In lieu of presents, this person may ask gift-givers to donate to charities. Luckily for the donors, the holidays are supposed to be a time of giving, not receiving. Donations in somebody else’s name can be a…

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Coco knows when it’s time for Santa. She loves to be dressed up, and at Christmas, out comes the box with all her outfits in it.

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The rising costs of a turkey, a trip to grandma’s and the latest and greatest toy for your 6-year-old can quickly transform the holiday season from a time of joy and thanksgiving to a period of regret and anxiety. Extra costs are a reality for many families this time of year, but simple budg…

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Let’s face it – shopping for the perfect Christmas gift can be burdensome and even stressful for many people.

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As soon as the hoopla from Thanksgiving is over, the tune in the air turns to the sounds of Christmas carols. Some families put up their annual Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, and others choose different days. No matter what day, families work together to haul out their bins of de…

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The holidays are a time for families to get together and share laughter, memories and just catch up. For others, the holidays can be a time to escape the normal routine. However people spend the holidays, they should make plans now for their travels.

Living stories from our sister publications

Baptist Health Madisonville has been named the recipient of the 2019 Kentucky Association for Healthcare Quality (KAHQ) Team Award for a recent collaboration with Madisonville Community College.

The University of Kentucky welcomed the largest incoming class in its history, comprised of 5,396 incoming freshmen, who began their college career the Fall 2019 semester.

Dawson Springs, we have a mission for you. Vans (the brand most known for their footwear) is hosting its "Custom Culture 2019" contest. How does this involve you? We need you to vote!

"And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."

"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

Students from the 4-year-old class of Mrs. Joni at Southside Preschool shared their favorite recipes.

Students from the 3-year-old class of Mrs. Dawn at Southside Preschool shared their favorite recipes.

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."

HR Ministries has been blessed with the opportunity to go into schools and mentor young men. This year, they are also mentoring young ladies and are in need of female mentors.

Last week this column was a call to repentance. This week I hope to address a problem that seems to be rampant among Christians today - not believing the Bible.

One of the rules of journalism is not to use old clichés but sometimes I feel like I am barking up the wrong tree, or beating a dead horse. Here we are a new week and another column containing the…

"For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all…

"For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

"Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." - Ruth 1:16

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The following programs and events are currently running at the Oak Grove Community Center, 1705 Thompsonville Lane: