Hello from Baldwin.
How is everyone’s week going? I hope that everyone is having a great one.
I hope that everyone is able to stay warm in the frigid temperatures that we are having. It has been a very long time since we have had these cold of temperatures for so many days straight.
I am looking for some warmer weather, which they are speaking of, but then they are saying rain and more snow. We will have to wait and see.
All the farmers in the community and surrounding communities continue to be busy feeding their livestock. It has to be so hard on the animals and the farmers in these temperatures. Before we know it, grass will be spouting up, trees budding and flowers blooming, then comes the heat and everyone will be saying, it is so hot. You wait and see, somebody will say it. It will probably be me.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to a young man in our church, Caleb Damron. He will be celebrating his 13th birthday on Saturday. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more happy ones to come.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to a dear friend over on Poosey Ridge, Krista R. Farthing; a dear friend in Irvine, Janet Smith; and a very special dog, my black lab, Sally Sue Jones, who will be turning 8 on Monday; Gabe Perkins and Nevada Combs, Wednesday; Adam Brown, Thursday; and Regina Lovings, Saturday. I hope that you all have very happy birthdays and many more happy ones to come.
The Baldwin 4-H Club will meet next Thursday night at the fellowship hall of Bethel Christian Church at 6:30 p.m. But please remember if there is no school that day because of bad weather, there will not be a meeting. I hope to see you there. If you have a child who is interested in 4-H, we invite you to bring them to the meeting and join us. Please bring some refreshments to share.
Well, I guess that’s all for now, so let me know if you hear any news, just give me a call at 623-4579 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Life in Stringtown was full of hard work, simple pleasures
I had a chance to visit recently with an old friend, Alene Perkins Long.
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.
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