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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Community invited to celebrate Mary Tate Weitkamp’s 80th Wednesday
You are invited come to Union City and celebrate Mary Tate Weitkamp’s 80th birthday on Wednesday night, Dec. 18. The party will be 6 p.m. at the Union City Ruritan. They request no gifts. Just bring a picture, card or a smile. Cake and punch will be served.
Christmas is less than two weeks away
Hello from Baldwin.
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one. I also hope you are staying warm and safe.
Snow and cancellations allow us to slow down
Oh! What a great morning this Tuesday, Dec. 10, with a light snow falling and the sun is trying to shine. Isn’t life just wonderful!
Richmond’s Christmas parade is Friday night
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.
Better safe than sorry with bad weather is forecast
How did you like the “snow day” on Tuesday?
Better safe than sorry, right?
According to the weather forecasters, more of the white stuff may be falling this weekend.
Ice forecast brings back memories of big storms
I am glad that this weather has been a hit or miss for us.
Al, Alice & Ruth holiday concert Saturday
The Al, Alice & Ruth Holiday Musical Special is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Berea Arena Theater. The show will feature special guest Richard Bellando. Featuring the sounds of banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass, the show will include both traditional tunes such as “Jingle Bells” and “What Child is This” and new Al, Alice & Ruth originals, “Caroling in the Snow” and “Starlit Lullaby.” Admission is $5.
Cold-weather horse nutrition
Winter may not arrive officially until Dec. 21, but wintry weather is already here.
Consider these ideas for feeding your horses this winter.
The first thing every horse owner should do is assess your horses’ body condition scores, or the amount of fat they are carrying.
This is simple numeric system, ranging from 1 to 9 that will help you adjust your horses’ diets so they are carrying the perfect amount of body weight.
Choose the right Christmas tree
When choosing a Christmas tree, freshness is the key. To ensure that your tree has optimum freshness, it is best to cut it yourself.
Now, that is not to say that you need to cut one out of your or your neighbor’s yard, but there are several tree farms in central Kentucky.
If you decide not to cut your own tree, there are several tree lots to choose from in the area. Many of the trees found on tree lots will probably not have been cut locally, but instead shipped in from other states such as North Carolina or even Colorado. Ask the vendor where the trees are from.
Winter chill means it’s soup time in Kentucky
I love the winter months because I can try some new and different soups. I use the crock pot for most of all my soups. Here are some recipes you might like to try.
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