The Richmond Register

January 31, 2013

Will the groundhog see his shadow on Saturday?

Northside News

By Rose Miller
Register Columnist

RICHMOND — Every year, a particular groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, is expected to do his perfunctory duty and come out to check the weather.

Every Feb. 2, the notable and famous groundhog leaves his burrow to see if it is sunny enough to make his shadow on the ground.

If Phil does indeed see his shadow, tradition denotes that wintry weather will hang around for another six weeks.  Otherwise, spring is right around the corner.

Although there are many diehard Groundhog Day enthusiasts, to some people, the legend and historical origins of Groundhog Day are a mystery.

You be the judge!

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this Saturday?

Watch for the newscasters to announce the results of this Groundhog Day, Feb. 2.  

Madison Hills Christian Church would like to announce that a class in money management, budgeting and relationship skills will begin this Sunday night and continue through the end of February.

The class is being conducted in the UTX building at 6 p.m.  Contact Ava or Robert Lair at 624-2046, ext. 350, or e-mail questions to  

MHCC high school teens will be enjoying a winter retreat in Huntington, W.Va, at Howell’s Mills Christian Assembly.

The teens will be leaving the church on Feb. 8 and will be returning on Feb. 10.

I hope you have a terrific time, guys and gals.  

Madison Central Band Boosters need volunteers to serve at the U.K. concession stands. You need not be a band booster to volunteer. Come on band students, this money is for this year’s new program.   

Mount Pleasant Christian Church is planning to enjoy a special Valentine’s Day congregational dinner on the evening of Feb. 10 at 6 p.m.  

I would like to wish belated happy birthdays to Shellie McChesney, Jan. 25; Tyler O’Brien, Jan. 26; Susan Scales and Johnny Jones, Jan. 29; and Shannon Franklin, Jan. 30.

Also, happy birthday wishes to Lisa Powell, Feb. 6.

Enjoy your special days with family and friends. God bless each of you.

The old adage for the week is as follows, “Happiness has to be cranked up, but trouble is a self-starter.”

Call me with your community and church news, special events, birthdays and anniversaries at 527-0411 or e-mail  

Until next week, may God bless you and yours.