• Berea Christmas Country Dance School evening programs open to public with $20 admission. For details, visit www.berea.edu/ccds.
• Richmond City Commissioners swearing-in ceremony, 5 p.m., City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
Through Jan. 1
• Madison County Extension Office closed from Monday, Dec. 24, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, reopening Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Dec. 31, Jan. 1
• Richmond City Hall and all city departments close 3 p.m. Monday and all day Tuesday.
• Madison County Courthouse and all offices are closed all day Monday and Tuesday.
• Berea City Hall and all offices are closed all day Monday and Tuesday
• Madison County Public Library branches closed.
• Richmond Area Arts Council’s “Fun With the Arts” after-school spring semester classes begin. For details, visit www.artsinrichmond.org or call 624-4242.
• Richmond Board of Adjustments, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• Sister’s Choice Quilt Square class, 5-7 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water Street. The $15 tuition includes materials. Patrons should bring own portable sewing machine, thread and scissors. For details, visit www.artsinrichmond.org or call 624-4242.
Starting Jan. 7
• The Treble Clef Chorus (formerly Madison Youth Chorus) resumes weekly rehearsals, 5:30 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St.
• Fitness classes, cardio at 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; Jazzercise at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Russel Acton Folk Center, Jefferson Street, Berea. For class fees and other details, call Berea Parks & Recreation, 986-9402.
• Madison Fiscal Court, 9:30 a.m., Berea Police and Municipal Building, 304 Chestnut St.
• Richmond City Commission, 4:30 work session, 6 p.m. regular session, City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
Sarah • Madison Middle and Madison Central High schools Youth Services Center Advisory Council meeting, 3:30 p.m., Phillips Building Center, 704 N. Second St.
• Madison Singers (RAAC community choir) resume weekly rehearsals, 7 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St.
• Grandparents as Parents, 10 a.m., Madison County Extension Center, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.
• Richmond City Commission work session, 1 p.m., City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• Berea City Council, 6:30 p.m., Berea Police and Municipal Building, 304 Chestnut St.
• Richmond Architecture Review Board, 3:30 pm., City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• Richmond Planning and Zoning Commission work session, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
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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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