PAINT LICK —
It’s an early Tuesday morning here in Paint Lick, busy as usual with many cars that travel through on the way to somewhere.
I just had a wee bit of a talk with a friend who said “it’s dead”.... meaning our town, and maybe we could use a grocery store.
I am always praying for the possibility of even a mini-market that sells sandwiches and drinks, and I honestly believe someone could do really well with all the traffic that passes. They just need advertisement.
We’re having some great weather, and it will be even better later this week.
Our garden has been flooded so this year it makes the ground around our bean patch look bad. But with a little tilling, our beans are beginning to bloom and it looked good to see some flat Missouri Wonder beans in the patch yesterday.
This is our first year trying to raise flat beans in the fall, and it has kept us busy with tilling, after the rains have washed the minerals from the soil. Prayers needed!
My sis Betty and I went to Tussey’s General Store in Round Hill last Friday for Susie and Doug’s good fish dinner.
They have a full menu each day, including the weekends, with just about anything you want to eat, and you can call them for grocery items at 328-4000.
Now, it’s time for the Cartersville Ruritan Club’s all-you-can-eat fish supper this coming Saturday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Carry out is available. I hope to go, as this will be their last fish fry of the season.
The Paint Lick Family Clinic will be closed the last of the month on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26-27. Pencil it in on your calendar.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, an auction will be conducted at the old home of the late Ms. Arzelia Rogers on the hill just outside Paint Lick. They will begin early with numerous personal items to be sold from the estate.
I will keep the news short this week and say “happy birthday” to Denise and David Hagan, this Saturday, Sept. 14.
May God Bless
PAINT LICK —
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When will the ordeal finally be over?
I was just thinking about the ordeal I’ve been going through since Sept. 19.
Life in Stringtown was full of hard work, simple pleasures
I had a chance to visit recently with an old friend, Alene Perkins Long.
Burning bridges and the importance of relationships
“Congratulations on your new job!” You tell a co-worker who announced she would be leaving in a couple of weeks. “Where are you going?” You ask her.
“I’ve landed a job that will put this place to shame! I am so excited about leaving here. This is going to be a great chance to advance my career,” the co-worker tells you.
Ensuring children develop a habit brushing their teeth
“Are you sure you brushed your teeth?” the father asked his son. His son solemnly nodded. His father said, “Let me smell your breath.” The son obligingly opened his mouth. Finally, the father said, “I need to check and see if your toothbrush is wet.”
This type of exchange happens in many households as children often do not brush their teeth, even when told to do so. This nightly inquisition can occur less frequently if parents establish a habit in their children to brush their teeth.
Saturated fat consumption leads to abdominal fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that eating more saturated fat in the diet causes an increase in the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area in comparison with extra consumption of polyunsaturated fat.
County’s oldest consignment sale begins today
The Little Ones’ Consignment Sale, Madison County’s oldest semi-annual sale of its kind, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the multi-ministry center behind United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Richmond. Marked items are half price on Saturday.
There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
Taste test Thursday
The sun is shining, but the chill has returned, so I hope you made the most of the warm, sunny weather this weekend.
The spring greens are being as tentative as the warm temperatures, but there is talk of lettuce being harvested and a continued trickle of kale, pea shoots, miner’s lettuce and spinach. To make room for the spring harvests, winter squash and sweet potatoes have been marked down to $1/pound and pumpkins are only 50 cents/pound.
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