Hello from Baldwin:
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.
Well, looks like we had to get our coats out and turn the heat on, cause baby, it’s cold outside.
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to Conner Hampton, Sunday; Phillip Sanders and Amanda Moore, Monday; Betty Wells, Wednesday; Frank Masters and Sonica Wade, Thursday; Gary White, Friday; Angela Hamilton and Kaytlyn Davidson, Saturday.
I hope you all have very happy birthdays and many more happy ones to come.
Happy anniversary wishes go out next week to Ron and Lois Marionneaux, Wednesday; Dr. and Mrs. Marionneaux will be celebrating their 59th anniversary. Glenn and Angie Curtis celebrate their anniversary Thursday. I hope both of these couples have very happy anniversaries and many more to come.
On Saturday, Nov. 2, the annual Christmas Gathering arts and craft vendor fair will take place at the Kirksville Community Center, 664 Kirksville Road (KY 595), form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be 50 plus vendors, chili lunch, door prizes and Santa will be arriving at noon. They also will be accepting donations of non-perishable canned goods for God’s Outreach Food Bank in Richmond. My sister, Myra Isbell, will be set up with our crafts along with Joyce Middleton and many others.
Also on Saturday, Nov. 2, the Richmond First Presbyterian Church at 330 W. Main St., will have its Arts and Crafts for Missions at their Christian life center form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be serving a $5 soup and sandwich lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The sale will feature a silent auction, gently used toys, books, CDs, puzzles, jewelry, purses, scarves, baked goods, garden plants and crafts. My sister, Nelda Smith, and I will be setting up our crafts at this show and we hope to see you there.
Billy Tudor will be set up at the Madison County Farmers Market in Lowe’s Parking Lot on Saturday. There may be other vendors, but I do know that Billy will be there.
Although Isbell-Smith Farm Fresh Produce is no longer at the market, we still have local honey, jams and jellies, breads and fried apple pies available by special order. Just give me a call.
If you don’t have a home church that you attend and you are looking for a church, I would like to invite you to attend Bethel Christian Church here in the Baldwin community. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m. and morning worship starts at 11 a.m. Michael Damron, minister of the church. along with the congregation. would love to have you worship with them.
Well, it’s short and sweet this week, but that’s all for now. Let me know if you hear any news. Be sure to give me a call at 623-4579 or e-mail me at email@example.com.
Hello from Baldwin:
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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.
A Visit with a bell-The Dinner Bell Restaurant in Berea
I have wanted for some time to visit and interview people and food establishments here in Madison County and surrounding areas that you may have not gotten a chance to visit. \
I chose the Dinner Bell in Berea for my column this week.
Extension celebrates 100 years of nutrition education
For the past 100 years, families in Kentucky have looked to the Cooperative Extension Service to learn better ways to be healthy.
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