Northern Madison County —
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.
Does my suggestion sounds reasonable? Some people admit to feelings of disorganization and hopelessness to the extent they have to call on family and friends to help them finish their seasonal shopping.
You probably know somebody who is going through personal problems such as a recent death, money difficulties or some other intrusive dilemma rendering them unable to enjoy the pleasantries of Christmastime.
Knowing how to help someone handicapped by personal trauma isn’t easy. However, don’t let your uneasiness keep you from reaching out to an acquaintance in the throes of depression. Care enough to let them know you are available to help them if they need to call upon someone.
Helping the downtrodden has a personal reward that comes only to those with a willing spirit and a servant’s heart.
May God bless you in your efforts to help those less fortunate than yourself.
Ron and Linda Richards will be hosting their annual Christmas party 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. They live at 3896 Boonesboro Road.
If you plan on attending, please bring a large serving of finger food to add to the holiday treats. I hope to see you there!
As you already know, Santa was unable to make his way into Richmond last Friday evening, due to the bad weather. The good news is that we have invited him back to ride in the Christmas parade 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Bring your children out to see Santa riding down Main Street in a gaily-decorated float. Hopefully, I will get to ride in the Mount Pleasant Christian Church float. If you see me, be sure to wave hello.
On a more serious note, there will be a Remembrance Tree ceremony 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Community Church off Irvine Road near Lake Reba Park in Richmond.
The ceremony of placing an ornament on a Remembrance Tree, symbolizes remembering someone you have lost this past year and want to recall their past presence in your life.
Come out and help to decorate the Remembrance Tree and honor your departed loved one.
The Richmond Register is sponsoring a food drive for the needy during this holiday season. Brown paper bags have been tucked inside the newspaper explaining the facts concerning the food drive.
Folks are supposed to fill the brown bag with non-perishable items and drop them off at the Richmond Centre between noon and 5 p.m. Saturday or at the newspaper office, 380 Big Hill Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Or you may call the Register at 623-1669 to have your newspaper carrier pick up your donation.
The old adage for the week is, “What is good for the goose is good for the gander.”
The old adage was called in by someone preferring to remain anonymous.
Keep your old adages and sayings coming to me. I am told they bring much happiness to many folks who read the newspaper.
Contact me with community and church news and personal days events by calling 527-0411 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Until next week, may God bless you and yours.
Northern Madison County —
- Lifestyles & Community
Bee on the lookout as beekeepers convene
Summer vacation season is in full swing, and I had the pleasure of spending the last week and a half filling in at the Farm Store while the store manager, Bethany Pratt, got a welcome respite soaking up the beauty of Ireland.
Cicada-killer wasps are here
The extension office has received numerous phone calls over the past couple of weeks about large wasps hovering in yards all over the county.
This insect is called the cicada killer, and despite its aggressive name, it is not something to be scared of.
Converting from year-round calving to a controlled breeding season
Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers.
Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short.
Paper boys learned life, business lessons
I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.
Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough
The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.
4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons
Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.
Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus
The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.
Warning labels needed on energy drinks
The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.
Full Gospel ‛Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 2
I guess everyone is asking, “How much rain did we get?”
Thank the Lord for the rain
Hello readers, it’s a stormy Monday evening as I write this, and I’ve been thanking the Lord all day for the good rain – over an inch in the gauge now, and it looks like more before morning.
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