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Today's Features

  • Paul Erway said he was inspired by his trip to Japan last fall, in more ways than one, and he hopes to use that experience to have a similar impact on others in the future.
    Erway, a resident of Shelbyville, competed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon – the 30th anniversary of the event – in Oita, Japan, on Nov. 14.
    “The people were so nice over there, everything was so clean,” Erway said, before quipping. “Plus I was as tall as everybody else.
    “But my time in the marathon was terrible.”

  • Paul Erway said he was inspired by his trip to Japan last fall, in more ways than one, and he hopes to use that experience to have a similar impact on others in the future.
    Erway, a resident of Shelbyville, competed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon – the 30th anniversary of the event – in Oita, Japan, on Nov. 14.
    “The people were so nice over there, everything was so clean,” Erway said, before quipping. “Plus I was as tall as everybody else.
    “But my time in the marathon was terrible.”

  • Annunciation
    Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547. If you have thought of becoming Catholic or have questions about the Catholic Church, you are invited to come to RCIA. Contact Diana at 647-3499.

    Bagdad Baptist
    The church offers Angel Food. You can find information about Angel Food and other ministries by visiting www.bagdadbaptist.com.

  • Information was gathered from previous years of The Shelby Sentinel, The Shelby News and The Sentinel-News. You can reach the writer at sharonw@sentinelnews.com.

     

  • Public meetings
    Shelbyville Water and Sewer Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 1059 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Kathy Ranard, coordinator of Shelby County Clean Community, was selected as 2010 Fiscal Court Employee Of The Year at the county’s annual banquet held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
    “Kathy is the coordinator for Shelby County’s Clean Community Program, and she works hard to ensure that our roadways are litter-free, administers beautification projects, and enforces litter and nuisance ordinances throughout the county,” said Magistrate Hubert Pollett, who presented the award.
    Ranard expressed her appreciation of receiving the award.

  • Though many people made New Year's resolutions, most will fizzle by the end of the month.

    But Clay Street Missionary Baptist Church is offering a way to make sure that resolution lasts at least through February.

    On Saturday at 8 a.m. the church will kickoff a 12-week “Biggest Loser” program with an inspirational speech from Coach Mo, Louisville-native Mozziz Dewalt who in 2009 lost 130 pounds on the NBC TV show Biggest Loser.

  • Sorrow touched the hearts of many in Shelby County on Tuesday with the loss of a man who was well-known not only as a local business man for half a century but also for his generosity and love for his community.

    Joseph E. Burks, 89, was the husband of 66 years of Mary Anderson Burks, and father to Joseph E. II, Carl David, Mark Athel, John Jay Crittenden (deceased) and Paul Morgan Burks and Bonnie Burks Gray.

  • Maurice and Jeanie Willard will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 21, 2011. The couple were married in 1961 at the Eminence Baptist Church.

    They have three children, Scott Willard of Georgetown, Todd Willard of Louisville and Beth Lane of Rio Rancho, N.M. They have four grandchildren, Adam and Sam Willard of Louisville and Allison and Christian Lane of Rio Rancho, N.M.

    Maurice is retired from General Electric, and Jeanie retired from The Sentinel-News.

  • Ardith and Ronald Bohannon will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Cropper Baptist Church C.L.C. building. All family and friends are invited. No gifts please.

    The Bohannon's are parents of two daughters, Susan Edington (Dan) of Madisonville and Rhonda Bohannon of Cincinnati. They have two grandchildren, Cassie and Johnathan Edington.