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  • By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    A few weeks ago I requested for other graduates to provide a message to your senior class. The responses were heart felt, truthful, amazing and meaningful. Therefore, these words of wisdom are being written to you and for you to learn from. Although everyone knows most teenagers must learn on their own, the hope is, you will remember some of these to help when in need.

  • Although I’m not a huge fan of doughnuts -- they’re not sweet enough for me to justify ingesting all those calories -- as soon as I walked into work the other day, I made a beeline for the box of Dunkin Donuts leftover from the day before.
    Before I knew it, one of them made its way from the box and into my mouth.
    I didn’t want to eat it, but I did anyway.

  • May 21, 1987 (30 Years Ago)
    Northern Kentucky University has offered the possibility of college courses in Carrollton beginning with the Fall 1987 Semester. The most likely courses would be Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to English, Algebra I, Introduction to Sociology and a beginner computer class. Two graduate level courses may also be offered for teachers who are working on their Masters Degree or Rank I certificate.

  • I recently decided that after an entire two days of cleaning carpets it was time for a break. So break I did with a bowl of orange sherbet and the remote. My plan was to eat my sherbet and watch a movie. Attempting to operate the movie proved to be a task of Herculean magnitude.

  • By TEENA DRAKE
    Special to The Trimble Banner
    Look around…do you see a world full of laughter, joy, happiness and kindness? Why or why not? That is the question. Do not mistake, that in life, hardships are inevitable. However, they are not continual, as most would have you believe. Instead, difficult times are fleeting moments, it’s what you focus on next that can change your life to a blissful state, a majority of the time.

  • Today I scrubbed my kitchen floor, on my knees with a bucket of sudsy water and a brush, “Cinderella-style.”
    After that I polished all the stainless steel and rubbed the countertops with stuff that made them gleam. Then I vacuumed all the wayward popcorn from underneath the couch cushions and cleaned both bathrooms.
    When I finally sat down with my can of diet ginger ale, it hit me how good it felt to work with my whole body.

  • May 7, 1987 (30 Years Ago)

  • My home has somehow spawned a new, hybrid, highly toxic variety of dust. I’m not entirely sure if it’s a new permutation or a ghastly amalgamation brewed by the contributions of each individual dust-producer in my home.
    The dust producers are, in no particular order, cats, dogs, dust mites, my family, and stuff tracked in from the yard. Stuff tracked in from the yard are, in no particular order, cats, dogs, birds, horses, squirrels, trees, grass, hay and the entire complement of every plant I’m raising or were blown there by a errant breeze.

  • Last week, the Rev. Doug Shepherd died.
    I met him in 2002 at his auto parts business.
    His dad was in the auto business too, and they were both Pentecostal preachers.
    I had been writing a story for the paper about the 100th anniversary of Pentecostalism, and although I had lots of history and background information, I wanted to talk to a real-live Pentecostal.
    At the time, “Brother Shepherd” preached on Sundays, but during the week he fixed cars.

  • April 23, 1987 (30 Years Ago)
    Trimble County senior Lora McCoy has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Georgetown College. Last season Lora led the Lady Raiders with a 11.7 points per game scoring average. She was named to the North Central Kentucky Conference All-Conference Team, 31st District Tournament All-District Team and the All-Carroll County Invitational Team. Georgetown coach Susan Johnson said McCoy is the second Trimble girl to be signed to play basketball at Georgetown. Holly Kries played for Georgetown some years ago.

  • I hate clutter, although you’d never know it by looking at my desk.
    This morning I had some free time, so I decided to go through the piles of notes and scribbles scattered around, which usually results in a “random notes of grace” column.
    I hope something will be helpful or encouraging to you today:
    Some months ago, I wrote down something my friend Mike said: “I had faith that I was going to heaven, but I didn’t trust God to fix me NOW because I didn’t see how he would or could do it.”

  • April 16, 1987 (30 Years Ago)

  • A few years ago, classical musicians started doing “random acts of culture,” usually in busy shopping malls.
    All of a sudden, someone in the crowd would start singing or playing a violin and then others in the food court or on the escalator would join in until 10 or 20 or more voices and/or instruments would create a moment of cultural beauty while surprised shoppers stopped and listened, pulling out their cellphones to record it to share with their friends on Facebook or YouTube.

  • April 9, 1987 (30 Years Ago)