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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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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