Hi! Did you notice how today’s date reads in numbers?
10/11/12 – is this significant or what? Saturday’s forecast looks significant after the coolish temperatures. Upper 70s seem pretty significant for being outside!
From the desk of Tim Jones, pastor of Flatwoods Christian Church, we have these notes on their upcoming revival:
• On Sunday morning, Oct. 14 at the 10:45 service, Wayne Smith, former minister of Southland Christian Church for 40 years, will be our speaker.
• Sunday night at 6:45 p.m., Kenny Speakes, minister of Mt. Zion Church in Clark County, will sing and speak.
• Sunday night will be Youth Night.
• Monday night, John McCord, minister of Salem Christian Church, will be speaking and the Diggles Family from Lexington will provide the music.
• Johny Collins of Salem Christian Church will speak Tuesday night and the Brotherhood Quartet will bring the music.
• Wednesday, Terry Jones of Tiffin, Ohio, will preach and For His Praise will provide the music.
• Each service will be preceded by a mini-concert at 6:45 p.m. with the regular service beginning at 7 p.m. The exception to this is Monday night when the Diggles Family will sing at 6:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Allie Fox (big sister) and her parents, Beth (Richardson) and Wade, on the birth of their new baby girl, Alivia Klaire Fox.
Alivia arrived Tuesday, Sept. 18, weighing in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces.
Alivia’s maternal grandparents are Junior and Lois Richardson. Paternal grandparents are Marion and Anna Fox. Congratulations, everyone!
Chandler Trey Brandenburg enjoyed his 10th birthday celebration last Saturday, Oct. 6, with a family get-together at his home on Flint Road and a BFF sleepover that night.
Chandler received many nice gifts, his favorite food (pizza, of course,) cake and ice cream and a lot of the inedible green stuff – if you know what I mean!
Folks also enjoyed eating their favorite lunch at Waco BP on Saturday as well. I believe you could call it, “We wish you well in retirement, Geraldine Covey!” The cake wasn’t too bad either!
Thanks to the folks who volunteered at Flatwoods Cemetery on Saturday, despite the cool weather, and especially to the two gentlemen who built a wooden platform floor in the trash pit. It will be so much easier to get in there and take care of the trash without having to step in mud when it rains.
We’re glad Bill Palahunich is back home safe and sound after a trip with his Berlin Air Lift compadres to Salt Lake City, Utah, recently.
While in Salt Lake City, the entourage visited Mormon Tabernacle, was asked to stand up for recognition and then “experienced” the mesmerizing music and vocal renditions of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Absolutely, a great trip!
We’re also glad to hear George Kaylor is out and doing so well after a trip to the hospital last week.
A stint (or is it stent, or both?) in the hospital can do wonders, we hear! Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a full and complete recovery, friend.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to: (belatedly) Brillian Cain, Oct. 1; Buzzy Campbell, Oct. 5; Scott Choate and Lori Moberly, Oct. 6; Joy Marcum, Oct. 9; Kylie Marcum, Oct. 10; Amanda Dunn Flynn, Oct. 15; and Matthew Marcum, Oct. 17.
Happy 3rd birthday to “great” nephew Jerrett Braxton on Oct. 13!
Deepest sympathies are extended to the family of Colby Tate, a former Waco student, whose funeral was conducted earlier this week.
In my mind, I can see Colby and where he sat when he was just 10 years old in fourth grade.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.
That’s about it for this week. Have a great one!
Thinking about you now, Doug and Lorena.
Hi! Did you notice how today’s date reads in numbers?
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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.
Buttercups in grazed pastures
One of the signs that spring has arrived is when the yellow flowers of buttercup begin to appear, but it’s during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercup takes place.
As a cool season weed, this plant often flourishes in overgrazed pasture fields with poor stands of desirable forages. In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.
Make a difference this summer, volunteer at 4-H Camp
On June 30 more than 200 Madison County kids will load a bus headed for four days and three nights of fun at 4-H Summer Camp.
Campers will have a chance to hike, swim, dance and spend time learning about the environment, their friends and themselves.
And we need your help to make it possible!
A whole lot going on
Downtown Richmond Farmers Market opening
The new Downtown Richmond Farmers Market officially opens Saturday.
This market will set up in downtown Richmond on North First Street between Main and Irvine streets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (weather permitting).
For more details, go to www.downtownrichmndfarmersmarket.com. There you will find an events calendar and how to sign up for workshops that will be conducted at the market.
A Visit with a bell-The Dinner Bell Restaurant in Berea
I have wanted for some time to visit and interview people and food establishments here in Madison County and surrounding areas that you may have not gotten a chance to visit. \
I chose the Dinner Bell in Berea for my column this week.
Extension celebrates 100 years of nutrition education
For the past 100 years, families in Kentucky have looked to the Cooperative Extension Service to learn better ways to be healthy.
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