I am sad to say that the community center’s clothing closet has closed.
It originally was opened by the women’s “WINGS team” of the Kirksville Baptist Church. They wanted to help those in need after the tornado that went through our community.
When it first opened, they provided not only clothing but other essentials to help get people through their daily routines. Many people lost all they had at that time. A gas card helped them go back and forth to work.
It was opened for a great cause and stayed open to continue helping others.
Kirksville rebuilt and only memories are left of that horrible day.
I really appreciate that WINGS spread out to help others. I will miss seeing that ladies at the clothes closet. But, you fulfilled your job as assigned by God. Thank you so much.
The close and WINGS are part of what makes this community so special. That is why we have our Kirksville Day celebration. Don’t forget it is set for Saturday, Sept. 28. I will be writing more about the event.
The Full Gospel Tabernacle will be having its homecoming this Sunday at 11 a.m. with Weston HInson performing and well as singing by the church youth group. There will be no Sunday school or evening service. There will be a pot meal after the morning serivice.
Don't forget Josh Logan at the Community Center on Sept. 20 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Great music, great friendship and great fun.
- Lifestyles & Community
Fariello is EKU’s first female cadet command sergeant major
Elizabeth A. Fariello, daughter of Mark and Tina Fariello, became Eastern Kentucky University’s Army ROTC program first female cadet command sergeant major earlier this year.
4-H health resolutions: Never give up; ‘jump over your fire’
Well folks, it’s that time of year again. Time to put on a happy face and visit with those family members you should only have to see once a year.
It’s time to avoid the malls and the crowds, unless you have to buy the wife’s last minute Christmas gift (husbands you’ve been warned).
The gift of jealousy for the holidays
The excitement becomes palatable as the children head up to their bedrooms waiting for Christmas morning to arrive. Presents can already be seen under the Christmas tree with the promise of more arriving with Santa Claus during the night.
As the morning breaks, children clamor out of their beds and wake their parents to get started unwrapping all of their presents.
For parents, Christmas morning can be a true reward for all of the hard work that goes into the holiday season. There is nothing quite like the look on a young child’s face when she gets the present she has been asking for every night for the past month. On the other hand, the situation can bring out the worst in children, particularly between siblings.
Christmas through the years
I was just thinking the other day about what the Christmas season has been like for Nancie and me.
From the time we were married in August 1956, we began the practice of spending Christmas Eve with Nancie’s family in Owensboro and Christmas Day with my family in Louisville. As the years went by that became impossible most of the time.
Madison County, a good place to grow up
I was remembering when I was a child that my mother would give us children a quarter on a Saturday to go to the movies. That would cover our ticket into the movie plus some candy.
Sometimes we would walk. It was probably a mile or so. Sometimes mother would drop us off and pick us up later. It was a much safer world back then.
The gift of love is for us to give one another
Let us love one another, for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
(1 John 4:7-12)
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.
- More Lifestyles & Community Headlines
- Fariello is EKU’s first female cadet command sergeant major