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Blood mobile visits Union City on Tuesday
The September Ruritan meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday. All members are expected to be on hand
Remember, although the new floor is in place, funds are still being collected to cover the cost. See Robert Murphy if you can help with this.
The Kentucky Blood Center will have a mobile team at Union City Ruritan from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Everyone who is able is encouraged to come out and donate.
Looking ahead, Union City Ruritan will sponsor a barbecue Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 5 p.m. While food is being served, gospel music will be onstage.
Thanks to Billy Wall who arranged the following to be with us for the event: “New Heart” includes Bill Jones, Betty McGuire and Sue Hopper; “Bethlehem Pickers” made up of Mark McGuire, John Natz, Gary Natz, Cindy Freeman and Brian Cole.
I hear some Union City citizens will be traveling to Savannah, Ga., in the next few days on a bus tour. The city is packed with history and interesting events.
A number of movies or parts of them have been filmed in Savannah, including “Forrest Gump,” “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” and “Roots: The Next Generation.”
There are cemetery tours to point out famous people who are buried there.
One notable would be Johnny Mercer the writer of these songs, “Moon River,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” and “Fools Rush In.”
We know they will have a great time, and maybe they will tell us about it when they return.
Anniversary wishes go out to Tom and Betty Sowers on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Happy Birthday this week to Abigail Day Brumfield, Sunday; Bill Anderson, Monday; Betty Sowers, Ronnie Thomas, Jennifer Ramsey, Wednesday; Pat Stephens and Brandy Hayes, next Thursday. If you have news or announcements let me know at 623-3880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNION CITY —
Blood mobile visits Union City on Tuesday
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Moving to Richmond was the right decision
I was just thinking the other day about a decision I made 30 years ago that was definitely right.
I answered the call of First Baptist Church in Richmond to serve as its minister of music. My first Sunday in that position was Nov. 27, 1983.
The shopping frenzy cuts into Thanksgiving
Anyone who was out this weekend, whether to join in the bargain hunt or out of necessity, met with heavy traffic and people on a mission. Some in a great holiday mood and some frustrated with it all.
I heard a lot of talk about the days when the “blue law” that kept businesses closed on Sunday was in effect. This law came about in colonial times to keep a “rigid religious standard.” But as time progressed, it was shown that those not necessarily religious liked the idea, too, as a family day and day of rest from a busy world.
Does first Thanksgiving compare our observance?
I have done some research on what our forefathers actually ate on the first Thanksgiving in America. This is probably what happened.
Prepare your home for the holiday
Reading “The Night Before Christmas” has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. In the poem the family has prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas with stockings hung by the chimney with care. The chimney must have been clean because Santa came down it with no trouble, just a little ashes and soot on his fur.
Difficult ordeal made easier by caring friends
I was just thinking the other day about a number of things related to my broken hip and that were happy experiences rather than difficult ones.
Resistance to change prevents opportunities
“I heard we may be getting a new computer system installed” a co-worker shares with you. “I heard the changes to the system may be pretty big. I don’t know if I can learn a whole new system again. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we had to upgrade to this one.”
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
Lower cancer risk with these steps
Cancer is second only to heart disease among the leading causes of death. In as much as cancer is the result of errors in the DNA code that occur by chance, the interesting realization is that we have enormous power over whether or not we will develop cancer in our lifetime. Based on the evidence, roughly 60 percent of all cancers could be prevented through diet and healthy lifestyles. Here are some of the most effective ways to lower your cancer risk.
Avoid tobacco exposure. Tobacco use and exposure (second hand and sidestream smoke) represent the single greatest cause of preventable cancer.
The power of routines for children
Most adults have general routines that they follow which give their day a bit of structure and predictability. For example, a morning routine can consist of turning off the alarm clock, going to the bathroom, taking a shower, getting dressed, and then eating breakfast.
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Time to graze dormant alfalfa
With the temperatures dipping into the mid 20s, now is the time to graze off alfalfa fields.
In general, we recommend allowing alfalfa growth to accumulate for about six weeks before the first killing frost is anticipated (no grazing or cutting after Sept. 15).
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