Features http://www.hclocal.com/features/todaysfeatures en Praise for all the Ms. Pettigrews everywhere http://www.hclocal.com/content/praise-all-ms-pettigrews-everywhere <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-indent: 9.5px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'ITC Galliard';"> <span style="font-kerning: none">Her house set just off the hard-packed dirt road. (All the roads in the small village were dirt except for the main road, which was gravel.)&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-indent: 9.5px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'ITC Galliard';"> <span style="font-kerning: none">A woven-wire fence separated the yard from the road.&nbsp;</span></p> How Jesus and the disciples weathered the storm http://www.hclocal.com/content/how-jesus-and-disciples-weathered-storm <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">&ldquo;It was a dark and stormy night.&rdquo; Those were the words Snoopy used to start each of his novels.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Charles Schultz, Snoopy&rsquo;s creator, was not the first to use that line.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Some authorities claim it originated with English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton and was an opening line in one of his novels written in 1830.&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Others claim that Washington Irving used it as early as 1809.&nbsp;</span></p> Work Horses put their back into it for saturday night’s pull http://www.hclocal.com/content/work-horses-put-their-back-it-saturday-night%E2%80%99s-pull <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/at_the_fence_watching.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Round up of the Henry County Fair livestock shows http://www.hclocal.com/content/round-henry-county-fair-livestock-shows <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/beef1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /> Sights and sounds from the back porch http://www.hclocal.com/content/sights-and-sounds-back-porch <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 11.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">During late spring, summer, fall, and any warm night during the winter, I&rsquo;m often sitting on our screened-in back porch.&nbsp;</span></p> Historical society looking to add to its old photos collection http://www.hclocal.com/content/historical-society-looking-add-its-old-photos-collection <img src="http://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lockport_-_better_res.jpg" alt="Along with an extensive collection of historic Henry County documents, the Henry County Historical Society also maintains a number of old photographs, like this one of Lockport from approximately 1914, according to member and archivist Carla Gerding. In the foreground is the back of Samuel Thomas’ store. The historical society would welcome the opportunity to find and to preserve more old pictures of Henry County. Owners of old photos can share them by e-mailing them to the historical society at henrycountyhisto@bellsouth.net. For more information, call (502) 947-0541. Historical society members can also scan the photos and return them, if that’s what the owners would prefer." title="Along with an extensive collection of historic Henry County documents, the Henry County Historical Society also maintains a number of old photographs, like this one of Lockport from approximately 1914, according to member and archivist Carla Gerding. In the foreground is the back of Samuel Thomas’ store. The historical society would welcome the opportunity to find and to preserve more old pictures of Henry County. Owners of old photos can share them by e-mailing them to the historical society at henrycountyhisto@bellsouth.net. For more information, call (502) 947-0541. Historical society members can also scan the photos and return them, if that’s what the owners would prefer." align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> Listen up to this advice about hearing loss http://www.hclocal.com/content/listen-advice-about-hearing-loss <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-indent: 9.5px; line-height: 10.5px; font: 10.0px 'ITC Galliard'"> <span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px">&ldquo;You don&rsquo;t know what you got till it&rsquo;s gone.&rdquo; Depending upon your age, these words may recall the lyrics of a 1970s folk song by Joni Mitchell.&nbsp;</span></p> ‘The Mystery of the Silver Trays’ revealed http://www.hclocal.com/content/%E2%80%98-mystery-silver-trays%E2%80%99-revealed <p> There were four of us. We were boys on a mission of discovery. For more than a year, we had been trying to solve a mystery.<br /> We were as silent as mice as we hid behind the trees on the west side of the church parking lot. &nbsp;<br /> The early dark of the evening aided us in hiding. Any minute we knew we would see them. &nbsp;<br /> Jack had seen them go over and had called the rest of us to watch. &nbsp;<br /> It was only a matter of time before they came back.<br /> They never stayed all that long, and they always came back.<br />