Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Hospital job openings

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Press closed for Thanksgiving

The Crittenden Press will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

What's news this week in Crittenden County...

CCES second-graders share their instructions
on how to prepare tomorrow's Thanksgiving feast
There are any number of approaches Americans take toward preparing Thanksgiving dinner – from traditional oven-roasted turkey and dressing to obscure dishes like tamales. But second-graders at Crittenden County Elementary School – in their own words and grammar – share once again with our readers their secret recipes for turkey.

For all the tasty (and funny) instructions a preview of basketball season and the following headlines, pick up a copy of this week's issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • County jail revenue outpaces expenses for 1st time
  • Sun sets on Starnes’ 27 years as Rockets’ head football coach
  • Starnes era ends as Rockets fall in Class A quarterfinal
  • Toddler dies in Rosebud crash
  • Several more file for 2018 candidacy on county ballot
  • Fiscal court appoints two to local boards
  • Chamber backs Small Business Saturday
  • Thanksgiving meal open to community
  • Students share with board their education ideals
  • Ridley to seek re-election to seat in Kentucky senate
  • Blue Knights once again chess to impress at tournamant
  • Prevented planting, failed acres must be reported
  • Hard-to-get part halts leaf collection
  • Rep. Comer aide in county next week
  • Substance abuse hotline starts Dec. 1
  • Classes out several days next 3 months
  • Special session on pension to be soon
  • Ky. 1st to carry specialty plate supporting Alzheimer’s group
  • Last day to mail Christmas card to Granny Dec. 19
  • Postage on way up in 2018
  • VAUGHT'S VIEWS: Bol Bol’s decision leads him away from UK to Oregon
  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Hodge is confident in young Rocket arsenal
  • BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Hodge likes her girls’ chance to repeat in 5th
  • SPORTS: 4 Rocket cross country runners on All-Area
  • SPORTS: Hodge back at baseball job
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Highway 91 honored Crockett, Sen. James
  • Foundation lends aid to radiology needs
  • STLP projects head to state

Send us your Christmas activities

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Ag commish invites farmers to roundtable

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will hold a Caldwell County Farmers’ Roundtable at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Farmers and officials from throughout the region will gather at the Caldwell County Extension Office to discuss issues affecting Kentucky agriculture.

Upward make-up evaluations next week

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

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Small Business Spotlighted Saturday

A warm, friendly smile and a desire to meet the needs of shoppers are all typical traits of the small business owners in Marion. They have a unique way of bringing people together through shared interests and experiences and make our neighborhoods feel like home.

This is why Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce is supporting Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25. It will start at 10 a.m. with a booth set up in front of Marion Welcome Center, where coffee, hot chocolate and 50 goodie bags with information about local business sales will be given away to visitors. Some of them will have $50 gift certificates for shopping locally.

"We want to support our local businesses because they are people that we know – our friends and family," said Randa Berry, president of the Chamber. "We want to keep them here and help them continue to be successful."

Taking a bag is free. They are intended to encourage shoppers to forgo national retailers on the busiest shopping weekend of the season, and instead, patronize the many local brick and mortar businesses that are important to Marion's economic vitality.

"We just want to encourage everyone to come out and utilize the great businesses we have in our town," said Berry, who works at Bowtanicals, one of the downtown shops participating in Small Business Saturday. "We are a small, but a good town, and you can get just about anything you need over here. We are full of opportunities, have a lot of resources that everyone needs, and (people) need to take advantage of them."

This is the second year in a row the Chamber is supporting Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting the diverse range of businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and make up the fabric of the communities.

"In our second year, we hope to get people out and get more excitement," said Berry.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Schools close Wednesday for long student break

Crittenden County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Nov, 22 through Friday, Nov, 24 for Thanksgiving Break. Students will return to classes on Tuesday, Nov. 28 and teachers will return on Nov. 27 for a Teacher Planning Day.

Other important dates are:
  • November 30: BOE Meeting at CCHS Library at 6
  • December 14: BOE Meeting, Rocket Arena Conference Room
  • December 20: Last day for students before Christmas Break
  • December 21-29: Christmas Break
  • January 1: Holiday, No School
  • January 2: Teacher Planning Day, No Classes for Students
  • January 3: Students return for classes
  • January 15: No School
  • February 19: No Classes, Teacher Planning Day

Free Thanksgiving community meal

Marion Baptist Church will once again host its Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner in its Family Life Center on East Depot Street.

The free meal runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to anyone in the community.

The church will also deliver meals to those unable to get out Thursday.

The dinner will consist of traditional turkey or chicken, ham, dressing, gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry sauce, slaw, fruit salad, pie and cake with iced tea, lemonade or coffee to drink.

Each year, the church serves hundreds of Thanksgiving meals. To have a meal delivered or to volunteer with early preparation next Wednesday or serving on Thanksgiving Day, call the church at (270) 965-5232.

Thanksgiving worship
A community Thanksgiving worship service is also scheduled for next week. Crittenden County Ministerial Association in conjunction with area pastors will be hosting the non-denominational service at Marion Baptist’s Family Life Center at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday.

Leaf machine broken, collection stalled

It could be after Thanksgiving before the City of Marion releases a schedule for curbside leaf collection, which has been delayed several weeks while the machinery used to vacuum the leaves is being repaired.

Church serves Thanksgiving

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