PAINT LICK —
What a glorious autumn morning it is here in Paint Lick as we at Friends begin to gear up for our annual VillageFest this Saturday, Oct. 12.
I am excited to be a part of “Keeping the Dream Alive. This is a beautiful thought from the many people who work as volunteers for Friends of Paint Lick where we try and help each and everyone who comes through the door.
We do not provide financial assistance,.but most times we can direct those in need to someone who can in other ways be of help.
We accept donations of all household items from the kitchen and bath and all the clothing for which you no longer have a use..
In the receiving, reusing and recycling part of our program, we do keep Lancaster and Chris Thomason’s Solid Waste Community program going strong in the items taken for the recycling unit on the grounds of the Paint Lick Sportsman’s Club.
If you have any questions concerning the “Keeping Our Community Clean Effort,” just call us at 859-925-2417. We are open here at Friends on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For our Village Fest this Saturday, you can come as early as you would like and set up your belongings, either for sale or to give away. We hope to open the doors at Friends around 8 a.m. And I pray that we will have bunches of people who would come and share our day as we celebrate in this small village.
There is no charge for setting your items up or for parking, but we do ask that you fill every space so that more vendors can also do the same.
We will have some great pulled pork sandwiches, maybe some hot dogs, chips and some drinks.
Just slow down as you come through. There will be more people in the streets than on any normal day. We look forward to seeing everyone.
This past Sunday after church services, my brothers, sisters, a sister in Jesus, Betty.Alexander, nieces, Angie Isaacs, Melanie Wood and nephews Mark Blundell, Rick Alexander and his better half, Edith, all shared in the celebration of Madrew and Francine Alexander’s.birthdays at The Smokehouse Grill off Exit 77.
Terry and Patti at The Smokehouse do have one good buffet.
It was good to be with brothers Loyd Jr., Johnny and Bobby, sisters Bernice, Peggy and Linda, who by the way has a birthday of her own coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 15. I hope you will have an exciting day, and maybe you can join us here at Friends on Saturday for our VillageFest.
This news just in from Joe Brown. He is our official newsman, and he does so much for us here at Friends. Our appreciation is not given enough to Joe.
He tells us that Ramsey’s Funeral Home is now locally owned by a Lancaster man, Shane Young. Congratulations. That is good news.
Moving ahead to later happenings at Halcomb’s Knob on Old Wallacetown Road. On Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 5 p.m., everyone is welcome to come, and “please bring your own chair,” to a simple fireside dinner to begin the fall season. There is no charge, but a free-will donation will be accepted. For more details, you can call Deborah Messenger at 859-925-9936.
Again, happy birthday to my younger looking big sister, Linda Moberly on Tuesday. Have a great day, lady.
May God bless.
PAINT LICK —
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Community invited to celebrate Mary Tate Weitkamp’s 80th Wednesday
You are invited come to Union City and celebrate Mary Tate Weitkamp’s 80th birthday on Wednesday night, Dec. 18. The party will be 6 p.m. at the Union City Ruritan. They request no gifts. Just bring a picture, card or a smile. Cake and punch will be served.
Christmas is less than two weeks away
Hello from Baldwin.
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one. I also hope you are staying warm and safe.
Snow and cancellations allow us to slow down
Oh! What a great morning this Tuesday, Dec. 10, with a light snow falling and the sun is trying to shine. Isn’t life just wonderful!
Richmond’s Christmas parade is Friday night
Do you have most of your Christmas shopping done? If not, take a deep breath of air, make a hot cup of tea to clear your mind and schedule an upcoming day to finish your task.
Better safe than sorry with bad weather is forecast
How did you like the “snow day” on Tuesday?
Better safe than sorry, right?
According to the weather forecasters, more of the white stuff may be falling this weekend.
Ice forecast brings back memories of big storms
I am glad that this weather has been a hit or miss for us.
Al, Alice & Ruth holiday concert Saturday
The Al, Alice & Ruth Holiday Musical Special is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Berea Arena Theater. The show will feature special guest Richard Bellando. Featuring the sounds of banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass, the show will include both traditional tunes such as “Jingle Bells” and “What Child is This” and new Al, Alice & Ruth originals, “Caroling in the Snow” and “Starlit Lullaby.” Admission is $5.
Cold-weather horse nutrition
Winter may not arrive officially until Dec. 21, but wintry weather is already here.
Consider these ideas for feeding your horses this winter.
The first thing every horse owner should do is assess your horses’ body condition scores, or the amount of fat they are carrying.
This is simple numeric system, ranging from 1 to 9 that will help you adjust your horses’ diets so they are carrying the perfect amount of body weight.
Choose the right Christmas tree
When choosing a Christmas tree, freshness is the key. To ensure that your tree has optimum freshness, it is best to cut it yourself.
Now, that is not to say that you need to cut one out of your or your neighbor’s yard, but there are several tree farms in central Kentucky.
If you decide not to cut your own tree, there are several tree lots to choose from in the area. Many of the trees found on tree lots will probably not have been cut locally, but instead shipped in from other states such as North Carolina or even Colorado. Ask the vendor where the trees are from.
Winter chill means it’s soup time in Kentucky
I love the winter months because I can try some new and different soups. I use the crock pot for most of all my soups. Here are some recipes you might like to try.
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