Refreshing weather should be awaiting us in the next few days -- a little cooler and less humid!! All we need is a couple of dry days, right?
Robert Gross and his family (Dad Patrick, Mom Patty and Granny Lil) are back home after a lovely few days at Myrtle Beach. Although they had a great time, it was still good to get back home to work, loads of laundry, mowing, weed-eating etc., etc. (yeah, right!)
College Hill United Methodist Church is having their Vacation Bible School this week. There's still a couple of days left in case you want to get in on all the "goings on."
From the desk of Tim Jones, Pastor of Flatwoods Christian Church, we have these notes: "We had a great Homecoming day, attendance was 109. Several visitors and former members were there. The music was outstanding.
The message was very on target for homecoming day. The meal and fellowship made for a very very good day!
Pioneer Playhouse Trip
We had a good response of those signing up for Pioneer Playhouse trip already.
So far we have 16. That qualifies us for the group discount.
The group tickets work this way. Church will pay for tickets. We can take cash or check. If you want to write a check for tickets. Make it to Flatwoods Christian Church.
The play is "Moon Over Buffalo." Let me know if you want to go.
The date is Friday Aug. 2, Dinner begins at 7:30 pm. Play begins at 8:30.
Some are choosing to not go for dinner. Let me know which you prefer.
The prices are: Children (12 and under), Theater only: $9, Dinner and show: $15; Groups (of 10 or more),Theater only: $14
Dinner and show: $26.
If it ever drys up (and it is as we speak,) lawnmowers will be busy in our cemeteries. If you have a loved one buried in Flatwoods Cemetery, we kindly ask that you check those gravesites and remove any obstacles (wreaths, old flowers, etc.) that may hinder our caretaker's mowing around the markers.
Happy birthday wishes go out to: Earl Yarber (July 19;) to Walter Marshall (July 19, I believe;) Sophia Brown (July 28;) Skip Margle (July 29;) and to Sarah Mischke (July 31.)
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to A.J. and Diana McDonald on July 28.
Deepest sympathies to all those who lost loved ones this week and especially to Dana Sparks in the passing of her husband Stanley. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers at this time.
That's about it for this week — have a great one, August will be here before you know it!!
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Victory through Stratagems: the Allied Invasion of Normandy France on June 6th 1944
Dr. Ralph Thompson a former chemistry professor at Eastern Kentucky University spoke on the “Deceptions of WWII” to the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable.
When will the ordeal finally be over?
I was just thinking about the ordeal I’ve been going through since Sept. 19.
Life in Stringtown was full of hard work, simple pleasures
I had a chance to visit recently with an old friend, Alene Perkins Long.
Burning bridges and the importance of relationships
“Congratulations on your new job!” You tell a co-worker who announced she would be leaving in a couple of weeks. “Where are you going?” You ask her.
“I’ve landed a job that will put this place to shame! I am so excited about leaving here. This is going to be a great chance to advance my career,” the co-worker tells you.
Ensuring children develop a habit brushing their teeth
“Are you sure you brushed your teeth?” the father asked his son. His son solemnly nodded. His father said, “Let me smell your breath.” The son obligingly opened his mouth. Finally, the father said, “I need to check and see if your toothbrush is wet.”
This type of exchange happens in many households as children often do not brush their teeth, even when told to do so. This nightly inquisition can occur less frequently if parents establish a habit in their children to brush their teeth.
Saturated fat consumption leads to abdominal fat
New research from Uppsala University shows that eating more saturated fat in the diet causes an increase in the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area in comparison with extra consumption of polyunsaturated fat.
County’s oldest consignment sale begins today
The Little Ones’ Consignment Sale, Madison County’s oldest semi-annual sale of its kind, is open to the public 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (Friday) and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the multi-ministry center behind United Methodist Church, West Main Street, Richmond. Marked items are half price on Saturday.
There’s more to do at the Village Trough
“I wish there was more to do here.”
Do you ever find yourself saying this sentence as you sit there bored out of your mind? Have you heard others ask it?
Well, there is something more to do now that Village Trough in Berea is staging shows with local and regional talent and preparing to open as a full dining and entertainment venue.
Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky
It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.
Beat the winter blues with meatballs
When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.
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