Happy birthday wishes
How is everyone’s week going? I hope that everyone is having a great one.
Happy birthday wishes go out tomorrow to Matthew McCreary of Harrodsburg. Matthew will be turning 17 and is the son of Doug and Kelly Becknell and Keith McCreary, all of Harrodsburg. Matthew is the grandson of Bud and Sue Elswick of Tates Creek Road and the great grandson of the late Coleman and Nora Broaddus. I hope that you have a very happy birthday and many more happy ones to come.
Donate to PTO yard sale
We’re going from summer to winter in one week, aren’t we? Monday’s and Tuesday’s weather was so nice, a little windy, but nice; now the cold is back. Lots of folks did manage to get their gardens plowed before the rain on Sunday. Reuben Rose even got his potatoes in the ground, I hear.
Waco Elementary PTO will be conducting a yard-sale donation collection Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old Fire Station Building on Fike Road (behind the school). If you have items that you don’t need anymore, just bring them down where volunteers will sort them and get them ready for sale.
A bit o’ difference for St. Paddy’s Day dinner
Here it is, March already, and the St. Paddy’s Day pipes are a-callin’ once more!
Over the years, the celebration of the day has taken on increased significance in the United States.
An interesting aside to all this Irish excess is that to the folks in Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t nearly as big a deal as it is in the states. As one emigrant from the Emerald Isle recently explained to me, it’s a religious feast day, but that’s about it.
Keep ants out
As spring slowly approaches, we are blessed with flowers slowly peeking their heads out of the ground after a long winter. Unfortunately, the new warmer weather also means that ants are trying their best to take up residence in our homes. I usually do not mind insects, but I do not like ants.
Although ants look the same to most of us, there are several different kinds that invade our homes. Probably the most common is the odorous house ant. This ant emits a rotten coconut smell or pine scent when crushed. The smell reminds me of the smell of insect sprays.
Pasture weeds and fertility meeting scheduled Thursday
The “Weed Control and Fertility Management for Pastures” meeting planned for Jan. 29 was canceled because of the ice storm. This meeting has been re-scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Madison County Extension Center.
UK Extension Specialists, Dr. J.D. Green and Dr. Greg Schwab, will be discussing how to get pasture and hayfield weed problems under control and how to economically manage soil fertility in pastures. Mark your calendars and call ahead 623-4072 by today for meal reservations.
Home Energy Expo set this Saturday
As the cost of energy goes up, more and more people are concerned about their utility bills. If you are looking for ways to manage your energy use and reduce costs, you will find answers at the Madison County Home Energy Expo this Saturday.
More than 30 exhibitors will be on hand to share tips on low-cost ways to save energy. They also will have information about their energy saving products and services.
Don’t forget to spring forward
We missed the big snow storm over the weekend, but didn’t escape the frigid temperatures, did we? It was difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate the stark coldness after the taste of mild weather just a few days before! Surely we will see milder weather in the not-too-distant future!
The “bug” has been making its way around the communities it seems. Folks seem to start off with the sneezy, coughy, sore-throat ailments, then no sooner than they’re feeling a little bit better, here comes the stomach thing. If you haven’t been visited by these critters yet, consider yourself lucky.
- Veterans News The Richmond American Legion, Jesse M. Dykes Post 12, will meet March 12 at 5 p.m., at the Madison Veterans’ Center, 314 West Irvine St., Richmond. The guest speaker will be LTC Jack F. Bisping, pepresentative to Col. Joe Tirone, Commander of the Blue Grass Army Depot. Discussions will be heard regarding communications for veterans’ concerns, such as establishing a VA clinic, PX, commissary and more with the BGAD.
Day of Prayer set Friday
I’ve just come in from a bitter cold of 22 degrees here in Paint Lick this Monday evening of March 2, and if it holds true to be 18 by midnight, then it will be around 10 degrees colder on the creek. But, hold on ... this weekend looks promising with temps close to 60 degrees for this first week in March. I am slowly beginning to doubt that we’ll have “lion like” weather on the last day of this month, for it’s everywhere I hear the weather is so outrageous for this season and unbelievable, at least!
Baldwin 4-H meeting tonight
Hello from Baldwin,
How is everyone’s week going? I hope that everyone is having a great week. Well, two months of 2009 are already gone and it’s March 5! Where does the time go? It seems to just pass us by so quickly.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to Jordan Allen Asberry and Alco Fern Ward, Sunday; Jon Bolton, Tuesday; Christi Harrison, Kelley Harvey and a dear, dear lady, Helen Carnes, Wednesday; and Eva Ruth Foster, Saturday. I hope that you all have a very happy birthday and many more happy ones to come.
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