Hi! How was your spring break?
The weather was perfect over the weekend, wasn’t it?
We did a weekend excursion to Gatlinburg with son Eric and his family (Deana, Jessica and Chandler) and ran into Wacoans as we were getting ready to leave!
Traffic coming home was a nightmare – traffic moving only about 20 mph if it moved at all from Pigeon Forge all the way (just about) to Jellico Mountain!
I suppose everyone was leaving to go home via N I-75 at the same time.
Now that spring break is over, it’s time to get those “kiddies” who are 3, 4 or 5 (after October 1) registered for preschool.
Madison County Schools, Richmond Head Start and Berea Head Start registration screening dates will be April 19, May 17 and May 24 (other dates to be determined).
To begin the application process, please call the Madison County Preschool Department at 625-6037.
Church directory photos for Flatwoods Christian Church will be taken on April 24 from 2 to 9 p.m.
Tell your friends and family portraits can be made for anyone in the community.
Flatwoods Cemetery Association, Inc. will meet April 21 at 2 p.m. at Flatwoods Christian Church (outside covered picnic area, weather permitting).
Happy birthday wishes go out to LaDonna Brittain, April 8; Sue Rice, today, April 11; and Debra Styer, April 22.
Happy anniversary greetings are extended to Tony and Tina Fox on April 16.
That's about it for this week. Stay weather alert today. Forecasters were predicting a stormy day.
Have a great week!
Hi! How was your spring break?
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Victory through Stratagems: the Allied Invasion of Normandy France on June 6th 1944
Dr. Ralph Thompson a former chemistry professor at Eastern Kentucky University spoke on the “Deceptions of WWII” to the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable.
When will the ordeal finally be over?
I was just thinking about the ordeal I’ve been going through since Sept. 19.
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.
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