Changes are coming, or rather, are already here -- temperatures have dropped considerably over the last couple of days. It seems we’ve gone from summer to “almost” early winter conditions in just a few days!
Changes have already been had at Waco Elementary this week. Welcome to Waco, Vanessa Worley! Ms. Worley has accepted the position of principal at Waco Elementary and took over the helm this week. A great big “thank you” to Interim Principal Bobby Harris who “oversaw” the students and staff until a new principal was named.
Speaking of Waco Elementary, the Waco Elementary Retirees “Fan Club” will meet this Friday (tomorrow, the 18th) at Heritage House for a little get-together (including food!). Most will be arriving around 11:30 a.m.
From the desk of Tim Jones, pastor of Flatwoods Christian Church, we have these notes: Sunday was a very good day. Thanks to all who participated. Revive Us Again!
Sunday morning there were 80 in attendance. Cameron Mills did a great job of impressing on us the need to stay close to Jesus.
Forty-four, plus two in youth meeting, were on hand Sunday night to hear Dennis Pasley sing and preach.
Jonetta Dunaway Sang at 6:45 with Mike Chism preaching. Both are from the South Irvine Christian Church and did a tremendous job. (Thank you so much.)
If you talked to Connie Dennis last over the weekend, you may know this, but some of you may not have heard, Jeremy Mason, son of Gary and Sharon Mason of Waco, came in third in the nation for his category at the International Hot Rod Association race Sunday afternoon in Memphis. Congratulations. (Wow!)
If you heard sirens last Thursday, the fire trucks were headed to the Smith residence on Flint Road. Although there were no personal injuries, it appears, the home sustained considerable damage.
Did you hear about the break-in at Waco Animal Clinic? We saw it on the TV news; no new information, except the break-in did occur last Thursday night.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Trevor McKee (a bowling party, no less!!). Happy birthday wishes also go out to Johnny Turpin (Oct. 12) and to Jarrett Braxton Brandenburg (Oct. 13)
Deepest sympathies to the Shirley Ramsey family. May it help you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
That’s about it for this week; have a great one!
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Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond
Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?
Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.
We old folks have unique experiences
A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.
Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today
Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.
Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent
Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea
The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.
Animal group seeks volunteers to assist with spay/neuter clinic
The Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life is reaching out to the community for help with its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
The clinic, which operates at the HS/ALL adoption center at 128-C Big Hill Avenue, has spayed or neutered more than 2,000 dogs and cats since it opened in July 2012, according to volunteer Lynn Grove.
State funding to help keep domestic violence shelter open
Money for Madison County domestic violence intervention in the recently passed $20 billion state budget will be used to keep the Hope’s Wings shelter open.
The budget bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
Pets of the Week
This week's cat is Jett, a neutered and front declawed 5-year-old male.
This week's dog is Ace, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix.
Expanded Local Foods Expo is Saturday in Berea
The annual Local Foods Expo, sponsored by Sustainable Berea, has outgrown its humble beginnings, a workshop with 40 attendees five years ago.
This year’s event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Berea Welcome Center (old L&N Depot) in Old Town on Broadway.
Diabetes walk Saturday at YMCA
The Stepping Out for Diabetes 2014 walk will start 11 a.m. Saturday at the Telford YMCA, 1100 E. Main St., Richmond.
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