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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Bee on the lookout as beekeepers convene
Summer vacation season is in full swing, and I had the pleasure of spending the last week and a half filling in at the Farm Store while the store manager, Bethany Pratt, got a welcome respite soaking up the beauty of Ireland.
Cicada-killer wasps are here
The extension office has received numerous phone calls over the past couple of weeks about large wasps hovering in yards all over the county.
This insect is called the cicada killer, and despite its aggressive name, it is not something to be scared of.
Converting from year-round calving to a controlled breeding season
Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers.
Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short.
Paper boys learned life, business lessons
I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.
Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough
The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.
4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons
Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.
Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus
The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.
Warning labels needed on energy drinks
The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.
Full Gospel ‛Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 2
I guess everyone is asking, “How much rain did we get?”
Thank the Lord for the rain
Hello readers, it’s a stormy Monday evening as I write this, and I’ve been thanking the Lord all day for the good rain – over an inch in the gauge now, and it looks like more before morning.
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