• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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
Beef Cattle Association field day is Thursday
Make plans to attend the Madison County Beef Cattle Association field day on Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the farm of Dr. Eugene Bowling, 1437 Barnes Mill Road in Richmond. Signs will be posted.
This meeting qualifies as a CAIP educational component.
Eat local and eat with the seasons
This week marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, and what could be more important to our survival than clean air, clean water and clean food?
Proper care enables planting of Easter lilies
Did you receive or purchase an Easter lily? If so, be sure to treat it right and you will be able to plant it outside this spring.
4-H Camping Season Nears
Hopefully, we have seen the last of the snow for the year, so now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.
These things cause me concern for the future
I was just thinking the other day about things that are happening in this country that do not bode well for the future.
Cruisin’ with the Oldies
With the sound of classic songs wafting through the air Saturday, hundreds of people took advantage of the summer-like temperatures and turned out for the Kirksville Community Center car show.
It’s egg party time
I love this time of the year because eggs really do go down in price during the Easter season. I have some new recipes on how to fix eggs besides the coloring part.
Where’s the beef?
Today, the American consumer has more money to spend on the widest variety of foods than at any other time in our history.
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.
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