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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Moving to Richmond was the right decision
I was just thinking the other day about a decision I made 30 years ago that was definitely right.
I answered the call of First Baptist Church in Richmond to serve as its minister of music. My first Sunday in that position was Nov. 27, 1983.
The shopping frenzy cuts into Thanksgiving
Anyone who was out this weekend, whether to join in the bargain hunt or out of necessity, met with heavy traffic and people on a mission. Some in a great holiday mood and some frustrated with it all.
I heard a lot of talk about the days when the “blue law” that kept businesses closed on Sunday was in effect. This law came about in colonial times to keep a “rigid religious standard.” But as time progressed, it was shown that those not necessarily religious liked the idea, too, as a family day and day of rest from a busy world.
Does first Thanksgiving compare our observance?
I have done some research on what our forefathers actually ate on the first Thanksgiving in America. This is probably what happened.
Prepare your home for the holiday
Reading “The Night Before Christmas” has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. In the poem the family has prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas with stockings hung by the chimney with care. The chimney must have been clean because Santa came down it with no trouble, just a little ashes and soot on his fur.
Difficult ordeal made easier by caring friends
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Resistance to change prevents opportunities
“I heard we may be getting a new computer system installed” a co-worker shares with you. “I heard the changes to the system may be pretty big. I don’t know if I can learn a whole new system again. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we had to upgrade to this one.”
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
Lower cancer risk with these steps
Cancer is second only to heart disease among the leading causes of death. In as much as cancer is the result of errors in the DNA code that occur by chance, the interesting realization is that we have enormous power over whether or not we will develop cancer in our lifetime. Based on the evidence, roughly 60 percent of all cancers could be prevented through diet and healthy lifestyles. Here are some of the most effective ways to lower your cancer risk.
Avoid tobacco exposure. Tobacco use and exposure (second hand and sidestream smoke) represent the single greatest cause of preventable cancer.
The power of routines for children
Most adults have general routines that they follow which give their day a bit of structure and predictability. For example, a morning routine can consist of turning off the alarm clock, going to the bathroom, taking a shower, getting dressed, and then eating breakfast.
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Time to graze dormant alfalfa
With the temperatures dipping into the mid 20s, now is the time to graze off alfalfa fields.
In general, we recommend allowing alfalfa growth to accumulate for about six weeks before the first killing frost is anticipated (no grazing or cutting after Sept. 15).
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