Hi! I’ve missed you!
I trust all of you had a great Christmas and a happy New Year and you were not one of the ones with “the virus.”
All of our family have taken turns it seems with the stomach ailment, the throat problems and the unending cough!
We’ve not been alone, however. It seems a lot of other people have been victims to the little buggy things.
Besides the “bugs” making one confused, did you feel like you had two week-ends in a row during the holidays?
The “eves” felt like Saturdays, then “the big days” felt like Sunday again (whew)!
I’m just now getting on track with actually knowing what day it really is – one of the reasons, probably, for the Waco News not making it to print, huh?
We did enjoy seeing Santa ride around the subdivisions during Christmas break on the big firetruck, didn’t we kids?
Thanks to our firemen for making that happen!
Speaking of firemen, our Waco Volunteer Fire Department had their annual elections this week.
Our new fire chief is Brandon French. Jason Rawlins is assistant chief, Derek Kelly is captain, Herb Lovett and Thomas Azbill are lieutenants. Congratulations to everyone!
Our thanks and best wishes follow former chief Shawn Berenstain as he and his family plot a new course into their future.
From the desk of Tim Jones, pastor of Flatwoods Christian Church, we have these notes:
• On Jan. 6, the ordination of Phil Herald as a new elder and Andy Dunn as a new deacon, was a special part of the morning service.
• Young people will continue practice for the Puppet Ministry on Sundays at 6 p.m.
Hats off for a job well done on the Dec. 23 Christmas program!
• Our website has been updated in case you would like to peruse the happenings at Flatwoods via pictures – like the very special day for a very special person, yep, Harold Rice was that special honoree!
• Congratulations to Paul Dunn who came in first (for the third time) with his chili recipe on New Years Eve!
Birthday wishes go out to some very special people: Rebecca Tackett, Jan. 2; Geraldine Cain and Chris Stanifer, Jan. 9; and Jeff Marcum and Landon Flynn, Jan. 13.
Sympathies are extended to the family of Winnie Moberly, sister to Melissa Compton, who passed away last Saturday. May it help you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Deepest sympathies also are extended to the family and friends of Connie Dickerson (of Berea) who passed away last Saturday.
All week I have re-lived memories of “all of us” when we were just a few steps away, when our children were just babies and when we were so young. I miss you, dear friend.
Our hearts go out to you, Wayne, Jason and family.
That’s about it for this week. Have a great one – and with almost 70-degree weather on Saturday, I’m sure we can manage that!
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It’s egg party time
I love this time of the year because eggs really do go down in price during the Easter season. I have some new recipes on how to fix eggs besides the coloring part.
Where’s the beef?
Today, the American consumer has more money to spend on the widest variety of foods than at any other time in our history.
Easter bunny's ‛eggbeater’ will fly eggs to Richmond
Who knew the Easter bunny could fly?
Skeptics can come to the Easter Eggstravaganza in Richmond’s Irvine-McDowell Park on Saturday to see for themselves. However, the bunny still doesn’t fly in bad weather. But on Monday, temperatures in the 60s with partly cloudy skies were predicted for Saturday.
We old folks have unique experiences
A friend sent this to me by e-mail, and I thought my readers would enjoy it.
Hope’s Wings volunteers need your help today
Help a local resident “get out of jail,” and in turn help men, women and children break the cycle of domestic violence in Madison and surrounding counties.
Bereans named Foster Parents of Year, Outstanding Adoptive Parent
Stephanie and Doug Gillum of Berea will be honored as Foster Parents of the Year tonight during an appreciation reception at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Puppet parade planned Saturday in Berea
The city of Berea will be celebrating Puppets in the Park on Saturday as part of the National Day of Puppetry.
Animal group seeks volunteers to assist with spay/neuter clinic
The Madison County Humane Society/Animal League for Life is reaching out to the community for help with its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.
The clinic, which operates at the HS/ALL adoption center at 128-C Big Hill Avenue, has spayed or neutered more than 2,000 dogs and cats since it opened in July 2012, according to volunteer Lynn Grove.
State funding to help keep domestic violence shelter open
Money for Madison County domestic violence intervention in the recently passed $20 billion state budget will be used to keep the Hope’s Wings shelter open.
The budget bill now awaits the governor’s signature.
Pets of the Week
This week's cat is Jett, a neutered and front declawed 5-year-old male.
This week's dog is Ace, a 2-year-old male Chihuahua mix.
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