From Minions to super heroes to Day of the Dead costumes, the annual Uptown Greenwood Boo Bash, co-hosted by Cornerstone, showcases creativity of adults and children in its popular costume contest.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Horne Sr. (Eunice) on celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary on October 15, 2019. They were married in Ninety Six, South Carolina, on October 15, 1949. They have 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

We’ve been dealing with this “nine” thing in prices, such as 29 cents instead of 30 cents, and gas being $2.499 instead of $2.50. You never have four pennies for exact change, so you almost always get a penny back. Meanwhile, they don’t make a coin for one-tenths of a penny, so getting exact…

If you placed a video camera in the living room of my house — and just to be clear, that’s never going to happen — you might observe me or my husband suddenly flailing our arms, slapping ourselves or leaping from our recliners and violently clapping our hands together.

Volunteers and donors honoredImmanuel Lutheran Church honored its food ministry volunteers and retail food donors at a volunteer appreciation breakfast on Oct. 6 in the church’s fellowship hall. Retail partners donate more than 40,000 pounds of food each year to support the Food Pantry and S…

Emerald Baptist Church, 110 E. Laurel Ave., will host a benefit concert by Billy Wayne for Maggy Kerr at 7 p.m. today. Suggested donation is adults-$10, children ages 5-12-$5 and under 5 free.

Music legends The Tams will rock Oregon Avenue in Uptown Greenwood on Friday for the annual Oktoberfest, which concludes the fall Uptown Live lineup.

Question: Why is it that the price of a gallon of gasoline has 0.009, or nine-tenths, of a cent added on? It’s like they think that people don’t know that it’s really another cent! (Asked by a curious penny saver.)

I am very appreciative of the Index-Journal allowing local clergy to write these columns. My colleagues regularly give us food for thought and opportunities for spiritual formation. In short, they help us think about who God is. Isn’t that the fundamental question: “Who is God?” As many have…

“What do you do when your baby cries?” I asked the 20-something new mom who was already feeling overwhelmed and beginning to slip into post-partum depression. Her mother-in-law had suggested she talk to someone and recommended yours truly.

Holy Redeemer Faith Church will not have services Wednesday-Sunday. The church will be in fellowship with Faith Cathedral Look Up and Live Ministries in Piedmont for our 30th Homecoming Convocation.

Emerald Baptist Church, 110 E. Laurel Ave., will host a benefit concert by Billy Wayne for Maggy Kerr at 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The proceeds from this concert will go toward the purchase of a service dog for Maggy. Suggested donations are adults, $10; children ages 5-12, $…

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