PAINT LICK —
What a glorious day!
It’s a chilly 22 degrees here in Paint Lick on this Tuesday morning and the wind has even slowed its breath as the sun beams just that much brighter.
The winds of the last couple of days would have cut your breath as you blew through the air ... that little trick whenever we get into the cold, cold air and begin the white, misty, breathing.
This is something I do every day as I feed my animals and let the chickens out for the day. I think keeping busy in the wee hours of the morning keeps me feeling better.
Paint Lick’s new store, G& L Grocery, is accepting federal food coupons. They have milk, bread, butter and eggs, along with lots of canned goods and just about all you may need. They are really reasonable on the prices.
Try visiting the small, welcoming store at 11628 Richmond Road or call 925-9000.
They were out during the colder days of last week visiting with family. I sure did miss them, but I waited to get milk. It, too, is reasonably priced.
Paint Lick Community Arts Center was the place to be last Friday evening, even with the cold, when Sam Gleaves and Friends were on hand for a special evening of music.
The group of five students from Berea College was so enlightening and humorous with so many beautiful ballads. They really can play those instruments ... bass and regular guitar, banjo, fiddle and auto harp.
I really did enjoy the evening and the desserts were fabulous, as usual.
Hal and Yvonne Davis intend to bring the musical group back to Paint Lick. Just watch your local paper for the dates.
There will be an opening reception for a new exhibit featuring paintings, old photos and art objects that relate to the history of Paint Lick.
The arts center is looking for anything you may have to loan for the Thursday through Saturday display.
The showing is filling up fast, so get your items in to our community arts center before Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The showing will begin at 5:30 p.m, Thursday, Feb. 7.
Then, the evening with Rickie Collett and William Ball will begin with a presentation on Historical Artifacts and the skill of “flint knapping.” Special music and refreshments also are planned during the evening.
Seating is limited, so call ahead, 859-925-2741, and reserve your seat for this special event.
The arts center has various classes available, just by calling and asking for information.
Valentine’s Day looks to be extra special this coming month at the arts center. Call them before your time runs out.
A belated birthday greeting to Earl Parker Jr. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
To Rickie Leigh Gibson, a big wish for a great day on Friday, Jan. 25; to my nephew Gary Thomas Cheeks, Thursday, Jan 24; to nephew Chris Green of University Tire, Friday, Jan. 25; and to a wonderful lady, Sandra Embry “Tudy” on Saturday.
May God bless you all.
Paint Lick News
PAINT LICK —
What a glorious day!
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Burning bridges and the importance of relationships
“Congratulations on your new job!” You tell a co-worker who announced she would be leaving in a couple of weeks. “Where are you going?” You ask her.
“I’ve landed a job that will put this place to shame! I am so excited about leaving here. This is going to be a great chance to advance my career,” the co-worker tells you.
Ensuring children develop a habit brushing their teeth
“Are you sure you brushed your teeth?” the father asked his son. His son solemnly nodded. His father said, “Let me smell your breath.” The son obligingly opened his mouth. Finally, the father said, “I need to check and see if your toothbrush is wet.”
This type of exchange happens in many households as children often do not brush their teeth, even when told to do so. This nightly inquisition can occur less frequently if parents establish a habit in their children to brush their teeth.
Saturated fat consumption leads to abdominal fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that eating more saturated fat in the diet causes an increase in the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area in comparison with extra consumption of polyunsaturated fat.
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!
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