• National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), noon, Ryan’s Steakhouse off Exit 87 of Interstate 75, Richmond. Guest speaker Susan Horn, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, will discuss coming year’s insurance rates and other health-care issues. Also, chapter will elect officers. For details, call John Wilson, 623-6776.
• Madison County Democratic Women’s Club, 6 p.m., Ryan’s Steakhouse off Exit 87 of Interstate 75, Richmond. Capt. Sally Love of the Salvation Army in Richmond to speak. Each member asked to bring can of beef stew, chicken/dumplins, spaghetti/ meat sauce or peanut butter to donate.
• Pattie A. Clay Auxiliary membership meeting, 6 p.m., Irvinton House in Irvine-McDowell Park. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
• EKU presidential search community forum, 6:30 p.m. in Posey Auditorium of the Stratton Building on Kit Carson Drive south of the Eastern Bypass.
• Farm-City Banquet, 6:30 p.m, Madison County Cooperative Extension Center, Duncannon Lane. For details and reservations, call 623-4072.
• Madison Fiscal Court, 9:30 a.m., Berea Police and Municipal Building auditorium, 304 Chestnut St.
• Youth Services Center for Madison Middle and Madison Central High Schools Advisory Council, 3:30 p.m., Phillips Building, 704 North Second St.
• KBA 1-Day Basketball Showcase, boys/girls 3rd-9th grade. For details, call 859-219-9272 or visit www.playkba.com.
• Richmond City Commission, 4:30 p.m. work session, 6 p.m. regular session, City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• Gallery on Main opening reception for “Just Add Heat,” by Jennifer McLamb and Stacey Street, 5:30-7 p.m., inside Community Trust Bank, Richmond, across from Madison County Courthouse.
• Sustainable Berea Fall Gathering, 6:30 p.m., Berea Friends Meeting House, 300 Harrison Road.
• Madison County Retired Teachers’ Association, 12:15 p.m., God’s Outreach, 1512 East Main St., Richmond. Lunch provided. KRTA Executive Director Bob Wagner will speak.
• Medicare 2013 Part C (health) and Part D (drug) plan comparisons and enrollment at Richmond Senior Citizens Center, 1215 W. Main St., 2 to 4 p.m. Individuals should bring a printed list of their medications, including dosage.
• One-time weaving workshop with Alisa Vogt, 9:30–11:30 a.m., Paint Lick Community Arts Center. Weaving yarn on a cardboard loom will be demonstrated. Participants may bring yarn to make bookmarks, cozies, bracelets, etc., but materials will be provided. Fee: $10. To register, call 925-2741.
• EKU Dance Theatre Fall Concert, 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday. For tickets, call 622-2171.
• “Life is a Dream” by EKU Theatre, Gifford Theatre of the Campbell Building. Performaces 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. For tickets, call 622-1323.
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Bee on the lookout as beekeepers convene
Summer vacation season is in full swing, and I had the pleasure of spending the last week and a half filling in at the Farm Store while the store manager, Bethany Pratt, got a welcome respite soaking up the beauty of Ireland.
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.
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