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!
The recent rains have helped the thirsty gardens and yards. Thank goodness we didn’t get any of the nasty storms that occurred around our region.
Garden “stuff” has been coming in, and folks have been putting the jars away big time – beets, pickles and sauerkraut already sit on the shelves. Tomatoes probably will be next.
Vacation Bible schools are still going strong. Waco Baptist will have VBS beginning Monday and going through July 25 at 6:30 each evening. You can call the church for more details.
Get-well wishes are extended to Pam Queen who recently met with an unfortunate accident. She is recovering with some metal in her foot and should be up and about in no time.
Leona Brandenburg is home and recovering from her recent hospital stay. She is doing quite well and enjoying visits from family and friends.
Barbara Moberly also is home from her recent hospitalization and doing much better. She is looking forward to seeing her niece Geraldine who plans on coming down from Ohio to visit with her “favorite” aunt. (I just added that last comment. All of Geraldine’s Madison County aunts are her favorites.)
Happy birthday to Walter Marshall who celebrated last week with a family get-together. Everyone had a great time wishing “Great Papaw” a happy birthday and sharing in his special day.
Happy birthday wishes also go out to: Bradley Joe Stewart amd Geraldine Covey, July 6; Carol Johnson and Jean Brown, July 9; twins Janet Johns Cuzick and Judy Johns, July 13; and Charlotte DeBord, July 20.
That’s about it for this week. Things have been a little quiet after the popping of the July 4th weekend.
Have a great week!
(Don’t you just love computers when they work. And when they don’t, don’t you just want to pull your hair out and scream!)
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Cicada-killer wasps are here
The extension office has received numerous phone calls over the past couple of weeks about large wasps hovering in yards all over the county.
This insect is called the cicada killer, and despite its aggressive name, it is not something to be scared of.
Converting from year-round calving to a controlled breeding season
Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers.
Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short.
Paper boys learned life, business lessons
I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.
Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough
The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.
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.
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