This week has brought back memories of Sept. 11, 2001.
This is the day our security as living in the United States of America was jeapordized. Citizens of this country will never feel the same.
The Waco Masonic Lodge, 195 College HIll Road, will be hosting its annual Pie and “What-not” Auction next Saturday, Sept 21. A pot-luck meal will start at 6 p.m., followed by the auction.
This year, the proceeds will go to benefit the Waco Elementary School Family Resource Center and the Madison County Rescue Squad. Everyone is invited.
Note: Brilian Cain is cooking the ham and will bring one of her famous pies to be auctioned. The ladies bring the pies, and men bid on them (how dare any husband not to be the winning bidder on his wife’s pie!)
Next Saturday, Sept. 21, also willbe the day for the fall clean-up at Flatwoods Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to come out and join in “sprucing up” the cemetery (picking up trash, flowers that have been strewn about by the wind, etc.) is welcome to come on out from about 9 a.m. or so and help.
Trash bags will be provided. This would also be a good day for family members to clean out old flowers, weeds, etc., from the graves of their loved ones.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Thank you also to Waco Elementary staff and students for making grandparents feel so special on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The school lunch was excellent, thanks to the cafeteria staff headed by Kathleen Hunt and her “special server,” Superintendant Elmer Thomas.
The smiles of office personnel made grandparents feel at ease and welcomed. Thank you, interim principal Mr. Harris, Secretary Tudor, Ms. Wade and Ms. Pugh for your inviting personas.
Thank you to the custodians, Mr. Agee and others, for the shiny floors and over-all beauty of the building and grounds.
Thank you to the volunteers for their greetings, beautifully decorated tables and your “may-I-help-you” graciousness.
And, a special thank you to the students (grandchildren) for making us (grandparents) feel so special.
Grandparents' Day was a huge success! (Did I go overboard here?)
Ray Holliday, songwriter and musician, will be at Flatwoods Christian Church for a concert Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9:45 a.m. Everyone is invited.
At the end of September, Flatwoods Christian Church will begin “The Story.” This is a simple way for everyone to participate in a journey through the Bible.
For 31 Sundays, the Bible will be covered in a basic overview, with one chapter providing the basis for the Sunday morning sermon, the Sunday night Bible study and the youth worship service each week.
“The Story” is a condensed Bible that will take one from creation to Revelation in chronological order. It does not contain all of the scriptures, but will tell the story in a way that will help put the whole Bible in context.
“The Story” will begin Sunday, Sept. 29. Books will be available beginning that Sunday. A suggested donation of at least $5 is requested for each book taken.
Happy birthday wishes go out to: (belatedly, last week) Ruby Campbell, Diana Winkler, Garney Smith and Tracy Burton.
Happy birthday wishes this week to: Donnie Rydale Davidson, Sept. 14; and to Alivia Fox, Sept. 18.
Happy Anniversary to Phil and Amanda Flynn on Sept. 12.
That's it for this week. Have a great one!
A church marque read, “A little dose of Son may keep one from burning.” (Don’t you just love them?)
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Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond
Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?
Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.
We old folks have unique experiences
A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.
Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today
Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.
Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent
Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea
The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.
Animal group seeks volunteers to assist with spay/neuter clinic
The Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life is reaching out to the community for help with its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
The clinic, which operates at the HS/ALL adoption center at 128-C Big Hill Avenue, has spayed or neutered more than 2,000 dogs and cats since it opened in July 2012, according to volunteer Lynn Grove.
State funding to help keep domestic violence shelter open
Money for Madison County domestic violence intervention in the recently passed $20 billion state budget will be used to keep the Hope’s Wings shelter open.
The budget bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
Pets of the Week
This week's cat is Jett, a neutered and front declawed 5-year-old male.
This week's dog is Ace, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix.
Expanded Local Foods Expo is Saturday in Berea
The annual Local Foods Expo, sponsored by Sustainable Berea, has outgrown its humble beginnings, a workshop with 40 attendees five years ago.
This year’s event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Berea Welcome Center (old L&N Depot) in Old Town on Broadway.
Diabetes walk Saturday at YMCA
The Stepping Out for Diabetes 2014 walk will start 11 a.m. Saturday at the Telford YMCA, 1100 E. Main St., Richmond.
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