Hi and Happy Fourth of July!!!
I sure hope the rains hold off until, hmm, maybe Friday. We've been in the Daytona Beach – afternoon showers syndrome again this week, haven’t we? At least we haven’t had to put life-jackets on our potatoes like we’ve had to do in years past. The rain didn’t come in one big “gully-washer” like before!! This appears to be a bumper crop for potatoes; everyone we’ve talked with seems to agree. Apples are loading up the apple trees as well -- time (almost) to make apple butter (yum, yum!)
Everyone said yum-yum on Saturday as they gathered at Granny Leona's residence in honor of great-grandson (Joshua Brandenburg) and soon-to-be great-granddaughter (Kayla Dargavell) with a wedding shower. The yum-yum came from Granny's dee-licious butter cake as only she can make it.
The couple received many nice presents, along with a loaded “money-tree!” Everyone had a great time and send all their best wishes to Josh and Kayla as they begin their life as Mr. and Mrs. later this month. (Thanks to everyone for their presence and gifts, Josh and Kayla.)
If you heard sirens last Sunday evening (a week ago,) it was our Waco Volunteers and the Madison County Fire Department on their way to a structure fire on Fike Road. Due to their quick response, damages were kept to a minimum (one room receiving the most damage, we hear.) Any time there is a structure fire, possible outcomes can be tragic and we are happy no injuries were sustained in this one.
From the desk of Tim Jones, pastor of Flatwoods Christian Church, we have these notes: Sunday, July 21, will be Homecoming for the church. 1 Voice will present a musical concert at 9:45 a.m., followed by Jackie Ward bringing the “Homecoming Message.” Dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to: Beth Campbell (July 2); Jessie Masters (July 4); Martin Jones (July 4); Connie Dennis (July 8); Geraldine Covey (July 7, I believe); to Carol Johnson (July 9); to Jean Brown (July 9); and Diane Webb (July 9).
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Jerry and Jody Plummer (July 9); to David and Kim Henderson (July 10); and Tommy and Betty Masters (July 13).
Get well wishes are extended to Gene and Juanita Smith who have had their share of health issues lately. Please keep the couple in your prayers as they are on the road to better health (and we want them to stay that way, right?).
Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Mattie King who passed away a few days ago. I remember Mattie being the Intermediate Sunday School teacher and enjoyed being in her class whenever I visited her church as a child.
That’s about it for this week -- have a GREAT and SAFE Fourth of July (go USA, USA, USA!!).
Hi and Happy Fourth of July!!!
- Lifestyles & Community
Beef Cattle Association field day is Thursday
Make plans to attend the Madison County Beef Cattle Association field day on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the farm of Dr. Eugene Bowling, 1437 Barnes Mill Road in Richmond. Signs will be posted.
This meeting qualifies as a CAIP educational component.
Eat local and eat with the seasons
This week marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, and what could be more important to our survival than clean air, clean water and clean food?
Proper care enables planting of Easter lilies
Did you receive or purchase an Easter lily? If so, be sure to treat it right and you will be able to plant it outside this spring.
4-H Camping Season Nears
Hopefully, we have seen the last of the snow for the year, so now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.
These things cause me concern for the future
I was just thinking the other day about things that are happening in this country that do not bode well for the future.
Cruisin’ with the Oldies
With the sound of classic songs wafting through the air Saturday, hundreds of people took advantage of the summer-like temperatures and turned out for the Kirksville Community Center car show.
It’s egg party time
I love this time of the year because eggs really do go down in price during the Easter season. I have some new recipes on how to fix eggs besides the coloring part.
Where’s the beef?
Today, the American consumer has more money to spend on the widest variety of foods than at any other time in our history.
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.
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