• Letter Carrier Food Drive. Place non-perishable items by mailbox to be picked up on Saturday only.
• EKU spring commencement, 9 a.m. for College of Health Sciences and College of Justice & Safety; 1:30 p.m. for College of Arts and Sciences; 7:30 p.m. for College of Business & Technology and College of Education. First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the 7:30 p.m. ceremony, tickets are required. A live telecast of her speech will be presented at the EKU Centre for the Arts. All commencements are at the Alumni Coliseum.
• Gourd art demonstration by Sally Cammack, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Monday, May 13
• No Richmond Register delivered or on newsstands today. The newspaper no long publishes a Monday print edition. For breaking news and obituaries, see www.richmondregister.com.
• National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), noon, Smokehouse Grill, Berea. State Rep. Rita Smart, D-Richmond, a chapter member, will speak. For more details, call John Wilson, 623-6776.
• DAR Boonesborough Chapter, 2:30 p.m., First Christian Church fellowship hall, 412 W. Main St., Richmond. Katherine Marchaterre will present program on History of Indian Education. For details, call Betsy Burch, 624-8908.
Tuesday, May 14
• Madison Fiscal Court, 9:30 a.m., Berea Police and Municipal Building, 304 Chestnut St.
• Youth Services Center Advisory Council for Madison Middle and Madison Central, 3:30 p.m., Phillips Building Center, 704 N. Second St., Richmond.
• Richmond City Commission, 6 p.m., City Hall, 239 W. Main St. (No 4:30 p.m. work session.)
Thursday, May 16
• Richmond schools’ Youth Service Center advisory board, Clark-Moores Middle School, 3:30 p.m.
• Madison Middle School Band spring concert, 7 p.m, the Ravine at EKU.
• Richmond Lions Club monthly meeting, 6 p.m. Gillum’s Restaurant in Richmond Mall. For details, call Justin Woolsey, 314-2815.
Friday, May 17
• Judge/Executive Kent Clark’s state of the county address to joint meeting of Richmond and Berea chambers of commerce, 11:30 a.m., county extension center, 230 Duncannon Lane. For tickets, $15, call Richmond Chamber, 623-1720, or Berea Chamber, 986-9760. No tickets sold at the door.
Saturday, May 18
• Kirksville Community Center Spring Gathering craft/vendor fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For details, call 338-6690 or email email@example.com
• Woodcarving demonstration by the Berea Welcome Center Carvers, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
• Rabies clinic, noon-2 p.m., Waco Animal Hospital, 191 Waco Loop, Waco; $5 per rabies vaccination.
- Lifestyles & Community
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.
Rain has helped lawns, gardens
Hello from Baldwin.
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.
Can you believe such cool weather in mid July?
Refreshing. That’s the word one TV weatherman described the upcoming days when temperatures will be in the 70s with virtually no humidity and lots of sunshine. Can you believe that in the middle of July? We can live with that, can’t we? We may even get close to setting a record for morning lows later this week. This has certainly been the year for strange weather!
Union City Baptist VBS July 20-25
Union City Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school July 20-25, 6 to 9 p.m., with classes from age 3 through high school. The theme is “Agency D3 Needs You.” Contact Brenda Parke, or call the church at 623-2845 for more information.
Local, regional products are carefully selected for Berea College Farm Store
A lot of thought and consideration goes into the product selection for the Berea College Farm Store.
Kentucky beef cattle market remains strong
The feeder cattle market shows no sign of weakness and seems to shrug off most anything that could potentially be seen as negative.
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