Is it hot enough for you? Man alive – one can just walk outside and sweat will start pouring off one’s face (mine!).
What in the world did we do when we didn’t have air conditioners? Was it ever this hot and humid when we were young?
I suppose it was, we just stayed outside and played in the shade. At bedtime our house would still be hot inside. It would take a while for the one window fan we had to cool us off enough for sleep, but when those breezes started to float over your face, sleep would finally come. (...and those were the “good ol’days?”)
Congratulations to Jimmy and Betsy Rogers on the birth of their second grandchild! I believe Mia Ann arrived on July 15, but I’ll have to double-check on all the vital statistics and get that to you next week. Mom Ruth, Dad and big sister Payton are all doing OK and proud as proud can be of the new arrival!
From the desk of Tim Jones, pastor of Flatwoods Christian Church, we have this reminder: This Sunday is Homecoming day. We will begin the celebration at 9:45 a.m. with a concert by gospel music duo, Rhonda Bray and Rodney Wright, known as 1Voice. This concert will be during the Sunday school hour, and they will also provide music during the morning worship service.
Speaker for the morning service will be Jackie Ward, a native of Richmond. He is now director of chaplain services for Christian Care Communities based in Louisville with senior care facilities across the state.
As with any homecoming service, we will have a noon meal. The church will provide fried chicken. Invite former members, neighbors, friends and family. Everyone is welcome to bring a favorite dish of food and share in the activities.
Waco Baptist Church is having its vacation Bible xchool this week beginning at 6:30 each evening. There may be time to get in on the last couple of days. You may call the church for more details at 369-5766.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Janet Cuzick and twin sister Judy Johns (July 13); Kevin Anderson (July 18); Helen VanWinkle (July 18); Charlotte DeBord (July 20); Chloe Jarrell (July 20); Tony Fox (July 22); Jim Flora (July 23); and Sandra Burgess (July 24).
Happy anniversary to Kevin and Lucy Anderson (July 18); and to Bart and Debbie Davidson (July 19).
Deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Wayne Webb who passed away earlier this week. To his wife Nancy, to Mary Beth, Houston, Travis, Katie, Lisa, Jeff, Brandi, Daylan, (brother) Harold, Mildred and all the rest, may it help you to know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
That’s about it for this week, have a great one! (I can't believe I will have a brand-new granddaughter-in-law this Saturday. Joshua shouldn’t be old enough to get married. How the years fly by! Welcome to the family, Kayla. Our best wishes and love to you both.
Flatwoods Christian Church homecoming is this Sunday
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Richmond’s Christmas parade is Friday night
Do you have most of your Christmas shopping done? If not, take a deep breath of air, make a hot cup of tea to clear your mind and schedule an upcoming day to finish your task.
Better safe than sorry with bad weather is forecast
How did you like the “snow day” on Tuesday?
Better safe than sorry, right?
According to the weather forecasters, more of the white stuff may be falling this weekend.
Ice forecast brings back memories of big storms
I am glad that this weather has been a hit or miss for us.
Al, Alice & Ruth holiday concert Friday
The Al, Alice & Ruth Holiday Musical Special is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Berea Arena Theater. The show will feature special guest Richard Bellando. Featuring the sounds of banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass, the show will include both traditional tunes such as “Jingle Bells” and “What Child is This” and new Al, Alice & Ruth originals, “Caroling in the Snow” and “Starlit Lullaby.” Admission is $5.
Cold-weather horse nutrition
Winter may not arrive officially until Dec. 21, but wintry weather is already here.
Consider these ideas for feeding your horses this winter.
The first thing every horse owner should do is assess your horses’ body condition scores, or the amount of fat they are carrying.
This is simple numeric system, ranging from 1 to 9 that will help you adjust your horses’ diets so they are carrying the perfect amount of body weight.
Choose the right Christmas tree
When choosing a Christmas tree, freshness is the key. To ensure that your tree has optimum freshness, it is best to cut it yourself.
Now, that is not to say that you need to cut one out of your or your neighbor’s yard, but there are several tree farms in central Kentucky.
If you decide not to cut your own tree, there are several tree lots to choose from in the area. Many of the trees found on tree lots will probably not have been cut locally, but instead shipped in from other states such as North Carolina or even Colorado. Ask the vendor where the trees are from.
Winter chill means it’s soup time in Kentucky
I love the winter months because I can try some new and different soups. I use the crock pot for most of all my soups. Here are some recipes you might like to try.
Boost your energy without caffeine
When your energy level starts nose-diving in mid-afternoon, do you reach for a cup of java or that canned energy drink for help?
If so, you’re like a growing number of American men and women. In one recent USDA report, women in their 30s consume about 165 milligrams of caffeine each day, but by age 50, the daily average climbs to 225 milligrams.
While the cup of daily coffee isn’t bad ― the antioxidants in java are good for you ― a half dozen cups a day can be. Not only that, it’s like putting a bandage on the problem. Instead, combat your fatigue with these energy boosters.
Dream becomes reality only when you persevere
A young boy grew up in Berea, in a family that was blessed with a variety of musical talents.
His mother was a member of a female group who performed onstage regularly at Renfro Valley, in Rockcastle County.
This young man would routinely attend shows to watch his mother, and other artists, perform on stage. He was eager to learn from them every chance he could. He knew from a young age he wanted to pursue a career in the music industry and was willing to seek advice and mentoring from those who were experienced in the industry.
’Tis the season for giving
There is a feeling of pride that wells up in all parents when they see their children giving something of theirs to another person. It is all the more poignant when children are giving something that they greatly value and reflects a significant sacrifice on their part.
Young children are often looking for ways to contribute and help others’ out. The trick for parents is to have children continue their giving behaviors as they get older.
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