Hello from Baldwin. How is everyone’s week going?
I hope everyone is having a great one.
I hope all of you had a blessed Easter. I attended Easter sunrise service at my church, Bethel Christian Church.
We had breakfast after sunrise service and later Sunday school and worship service. The rest of the day I was at home by myself.
We had a wonderful time at the community Easter egg hunt on Saturday at the home of Ellen Harvey. There were around 50 people there to hide and hunt eggs. I don’t know who had the most fun – the children or the adults.
The weather was beautiful and the eggs were plentiful. Among the three age groups, 900 eggs were hidden.
Everyone enjoyed prizes, candy and refreshments. No one went home empty-handed. Thanks to the Baldwin Ruritan Club for sponsoring the Easter egg hunt.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to Opal Sanders, Monday; Johnathan Lamb, Ernie Taylor and Linda Murphy, Thursday; and Linda Portwood, Friday.
I hope all of you have very happy birthdays and many more happy ones to come.
On Saturday, April 6, Baldwin Ruritan Club will sponsor a community roadside cleanup and we need the community’s assistance.
We want to help keep our community beautiful by cleaning it up. The club has placed fliers and garbage bags in most everyone’s mailbox in the community and asks if you could pick up on your own property and place the bag on the side of the road. It will be picked up on Saturday. There will be a county truck to put it in.
However, no household garbage, no paint and no tires may be placed in the truck. Please do not bring old tires, we can not take them.
If you can help other than on your own property, we will meet at the home of Ellen Harvey at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Hope to see you there.
In last week’s article, I had the rabies clinic listed for April 20, but we have changed the date to the next weekend. So, re-mark your calendar for Saturday, April 27.
Baldwin Ruritan Club will be sponsoring the rabies clinic along with Town and County Veterinary Clinic. The clinic will be at the shop across from the home of Ellen Harvey at 315 Whitlock Road.
Veterinarian Gary Short will be giving the vaccinations from noon to 1 p.m. The vaccination will cost $5 each. Please bring your pet in a pet carrier or on a leash.
A friend of mine called the other day and asked me to tell you about a bake sale that is going to be in front of the Richmond Walmart on Saturday, April 6, from noon until dark.
The yard sale is sponsored by Women’s Care Center- Baptist Health and all proceeds go to the March of Dimes.
This is a wonderful group of ladies, so stop by and see if you can find something you really need. Now, mark your calendar, April 6, and don’t forget.
Well, I guess that’s all for now. Let me know if you hear any news. Be sure to call 623-4579 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hello from Baldwin. How is everyone’s week going?
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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!
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.
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