PAINT LICK —
Good morning, readers, what a gorgeous Tuesday!
The air is heavenly with sunshine so bright, it will hurt your eyes.
Our weather sure has been up and down the past two months, but it has made the garden ground workable and, with all the help we get from God, it will be a good growing season.
Paint Lick is again “on the upswing” as my friend would say. We have another business in the old Starnes Service Station called Wildcat Transmission. It is run by Art Gibson and Shannon Smith and, as the name implies, they work on cars and trucks of most any kind.
As of this writing, everything is not up and running the way they’d like, but someone is over there most days and you can call them either on the cell 859-661-3204 or at home 859-625-4194.
Stop by and ask about what they have to offer in the way of automotive repair.
The Friends of Paint Lick are busy this Tuesday morning with donations of all kinds and we like to keep our building working that way.
If you have anything you’d like to donate, please call Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays at 925-2417 or you can call me at home 925-2203 and leave a message. I’m always out and about my yard, but I will call you back.
Happy birthday to Linda Caldwell today, April 18. Linda is a wonderful addition and supporter of Friends.
If I forgot to mention the birthday of Lisa Hawley on April 8, I am so sorry! Lisa is a great lady and we all love her at Paint Lick Christian Church. Happy belated birthday, Lisa.
A reminder ... cleanup days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Pilot Knob Cemetery. There will be a dumpster on the grounds to help with the debris. I intend to help out for at least one day. I hope to see a bunch of families out helping, also.
It does help a great deal when the boys get ready to mow the grounds and it always looks so pretty whenever it’s done. An accomplishment in which we can all be proud.
Have a wonderful week and May God bless.
Paint Lick News
PAINT LICK —
Good morning, readers, what a gorgeous Tuesday!
- Lifestyles & Community
Moving to Richmond was the right decision
I answered the call of First Baptist Church in Richmond to serve as its minister of music. My first Sunday in that position was Nov. 27, 1983.
The shopping frenzy cuts into Thanksgiving
Anyone who was out this weekend, whether to join in the bargain hunt or out of necessity, met with heavy traffic and people on a mission. Some in a great holiday mood and some frustrated with it all.
I heard a lot of talk about the days when the “blue law” that kept businesses closed on Sunday was in effect. This law came about in colonial times to keep a “rigid religious standard.” But as time progressed, it was shown that those not necessarily religious liked the idea, too, as a family day and day of rest from a busy world.
Does first Thanksgiving compare our observance?
I have done some research on what our forefathers actually ate on the first Thanksgiving in America. This is probably what happened.
Prepare your home for the holiday
Reading “The Night Before Christmas” has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. In the poem the family has prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas with stockings hung by the chimney with care. The chimney must have been clean because Santa came down it with no trouble, just a little ashes and soot on his fur.
Difficult ordeal made easier by caring friends
I was just thinking the other day about a number of things related to my broken hip and that were happy experiences rather than difficult ones.
Resistance to change prevents opportunities
“I heard we may be getting a new computer system installed” a co-worker shares with you. “I heard the changes to the system may be pretty big. I don’t know if I can learn a whole new system again. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we had to upgrade to this one.”
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
Lower cancer risk with these steps
Cancer is second only to heart disease among the leading causes of death. In as much as cancer is the result of errors in the DNA code that occur by chance, the interesting realization is that we have enormous power over whether or not we will develop cancer in our lifetime. Based on the evidence, roughly 60 percent of all cancers could be prevented through diet and healthy lifestyles. Here are some of the most effective ways to lower your cancer risk.
Avoid tobacco exposure. Tobacco use and exposure (second hand and sidestream smoke) represent the single greatest cause of preventable cancer.
The power of routines for children
Most adults have general routines that they follow which give their day a bit of structure and predictability. For example, a morning routine can consist of turning off the alarm clock, going to the bathroom, taking a shower, getting dressed, and then eating breakfast.
The wonderful part of a well-practiced routine is that you don’t have to devote much mental energy to get it completed. These types of routines are particularly well suited for the beginning and ending of a day.
Time to graze dormant alfalfa
With the temperatures dipping into the mid 20s, now is the time to graze off alfalfa fields.
In general, we recommend allowing alfalfa growth to accumulate for about six weeks before the first killing frost is anticipated (no grazing or cutting after Sept. 15).
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