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Today's Features

  • By DAVE TAYLOR
    The Trimble Banner
    Your Identity is the title of new book published by Bedford resident Chan Smith. Born and raised in Trimble County, Smith said Your Identity is his first published book and was written “in order for Christians worldwide to know their identity. Without knowing your identity, you can’t walk in who you really are in Christ,” he writes in the introduction to the book.

  • My first attempt at Christmas cookies may well be my last. Along with vegetable gardens, flower beds, painting and large car parking, baking the iconic Christmas sugar cookie is fraught with unexpected perils. Sugar cookies are a wonderful tradition during the holiday season and I determined that I would join in on the fun. When will I ever learn?

  • During the winter there are many different ways that you can keep your home warm. No matter the way you choose, do it safely! Here are some tips for staying safe all winter long:
    q You should have your furnace examined by a qualified technician each year.
    q If you use a fireplace or wood stove, make sure that there is ventilation which will guide the smoke outside and not leak gas into the home.
    q You should not burn paper in the fireplace.
    q If your heater uses a certain type of fuel, make sure that you use that fuel and do not substitute.

  • For many of us, our fondest childhood memories were made outdoors, swinging, running, fishing and exploring nature. That’s not the case for many children today. Many of them spend very little time outdoors and too much time in front of computers, tablets and other electronic devices. Let’s change these statistics by making getting outdoors a priority for our families in 2017.

  • It seems the older I get, the less space I have in my brain, like all the file folders in the filing cabinet are full.
    More often than I care to admit, I’ll write myself a quick note intending to develop it into a column later, but when later comes I’ll have no clue what I was thinking when I wrote the note.
    However, all is not hopeless, as occasionally I go through my folder of assorted notes and cobble together a column of bits and pieces and random musings in the hope that something might be helpful to someone.

  • January, 1952: first day back to school after Christmas break. I was in the second grade and was I excited to get back to school.

  • Jan. 1, 1987 (30 Years Ago)
    The board of directors of the Bedford Loan & Deposit Bank has announced an addition to the bank’s staff. Effective Jan. 5, 1987, Jon A. Dunlap will be joining the bank. Jon interned at the bank last summer, familiarizing himself with bank operations and procedures. “We look forward to Jon’s employment with the bank,” said President Neil Bryan. “He comes to us with an excellent blend of local knowledge and academic achievement.”

  • Wednesday, Jan. 4
    The Trimble County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the board office.
    Thursday, Jan. 5
    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Ln., in Bedford, at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
    Thursday, Jan. 12
    Milton City Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. at the Milton Municipal Building.
    Monday, Jan. 16
    Trimble County Fiscal Court meets for the quarterly evening meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the judge-executive’s office.