The Richmond Register

February 20, 2013

There is a purpose for every season

Northside News

By Rose Miller
Register Columnist

RICHMOND — Indisputably, we have been having a time of cold temperatures and windy weather for the last few weeks, however, have you noticed that many of these days have been bright and sunny, even after a speckling of snow?

Well, the sporadic days of unseasonal temperatures and bright sunshine have given rise to something that always thrills my heart around this time each year.

What am I talking about?

It is the beautiful crocus or buttercup flowers, as they were called in the mountains where I grew up.

Mommy always called buttercups and the early-arriving violets spring’s alarm clock, not to mention poke and many of nature’s editable weeds. Southern Appalachian folks called these weeds “sallet greens.”

The Bible tells us there is a time for every season.

The Scriptures also speak of the stages in a person’s life, in correlation with the four seasons in a year.

And, as always, Scriptures proffer eye-opening veracities to help man better understand what God has planned for him.

No matter how many Bibles we have in our homes, they won’t do us any good if we don’t read them.

This Saturday, Feb. 23, is the last chance to take advantage of Fort Boonesborough’s “Fireside Chats.”

Carol Jarboe will be in full costume while presenting “The Life of an Indentured Servant.”

You will find yourself fully involved in this special entertainment our own Fort Boonesborough has provided for the people of our community.

Reservations are required.

Taste the “Frontier Fare” from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., then listen to the first-person presentation of Carol Jarboe at 6:45.  

The cost for a single adult ticket is $15 and $25 for a couple. Children under 12 may purchase a ticket for $5. If you have any questions, call the park at 859-527-3131.

The Tates Creek Baptist Church Organization is offering a “Baby-Boot Camp.”

Expectant girls need to pre-register to attend this camp scheduled for March 16, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the YMCA building in Richmond, also known as the Telford Building.  

There will be great door prizes and skilled education on what to expect while waiting and when the baby arrives.

There is no cost for this special day planned just for expectant young ladies.

Registration forms may be found at the Richmond Library, YMCA and each school’s resource center.

This Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., Cub Scouts in this area will have their annual Pinewood Derby.

This is an exciting expedition of two wooden cars racing down a long track in order to determine which car travels at the fastest speed. The winner challenges the next car. On and on it goes until there are first, second, third and fourth-place winning cars.

Coveted trophies are awarded for speed and best looking cars.

Sounds simple?

Think again!

These cars are handmade from a block of wood by young scouts. There are many specifications for each car to even qualify to enter the derby.

Come on out to the White Hall Elementary gymnasium, watch all of the excitement and cheer the boys on. I am going to make a concentrated effort to attend, since I am familiar with this special event because of my teen grandsons.  Be there or be square!

Happy belated birthdays to Janice Hendricks, Feb. 9, and Rusty Sowders, Feb. 10.

Also, I would like to send happy birthday wishes to Chuck Bullock, Feb. 24, and Michael Boogie, Feb. 29.

I pray God will bless each of you to enjoy your special day with family and friends.  

The old adage for the week is as follows: “Happy people don’t always have the best of everything, but they always make the best of what they have.”

Contact me at 527-0411 or e-mail me at with community and church news and your special days and events.

Until next week, may God bless you and yours.