Hello readers, are you listening to all the Christmas music yet? I found a really good radio, 94.5 FM and the very first song that popped on was the old "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and with the songs by Burl Ives, well, it put me in the spirit of Christmas and the reason we all are here.
Poinsettia are holiday decorations in public and personal spaces. No holiday décor is complete without at least one. However, numerous plant diseases can act as a Grinch to steal holiday cheer. Proper plant selection and maintenance are important for a disease-free poinsettia that will last …
Fruit and vegetable producers will find much information to help their enterprises at the 2019 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 7-8 at Lexington's Embassy Suites Hotel.
The New Year is a great time to get involved with Kentucky 4-H! 4-H has programs in all 120 counties, and there are numerous opportunities right here in Madison County. We have a need for participants from ages 5 all the way to 105! You read that right! 4-H has clubs for youth aged 5-18, but…
GIPSA, the badly named, hard-working mule inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is on the move again over objections that the Trump Administration's ongoing USDA reorganization will bury it -- and other, less obscure parts of the department like the Economic Research Service -- i…
Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 65 in a few months and will be enrolling in Medicare, but I am concerned about Medicare's coverage of dental care. Does Medicare cover dental procedures? And if not, where can I get dental coverage? -- Almost 65
The mother was going through the mail and saw a card addressed to her daughter. "Look what came in the mail for you. It is a Christmas card!" The seven year old looked puzzled as she had never received a card in the mail before. "Why would grandma send a card in the mail?
The holidays can be a stressful time as we rush from place to place buying gifts, attending parties and preparing food. But for families dealing with addiction, the holidays can present a unique set of challenges.
Hello everyone. I guess, I made a mistake in my column last week. The Full Gospel Tabernacle Christmas dinner is the 9th. It is a pot luck and everyone is welcome. You might as well stay and eat, since you will be coming to the Jordan Family band music at 11 a.m. I hear they are a great grou…
Flatwoods Christian Church at Waco will host Calvary Heirs Quartet for this Sunday, Dec. 9, 10:45 a.m. This group was started over 30 years ago in Irvine by Bill Eckler Sr. His son, Bill Jr., continues the work with help of wife, Bonnie. The other two singers are Bill Singleton and Deo Young…
Hello readers, from the feel of the air when I open my front door, it's going to be a cold one with some snow mixed and this is after the beautiful day we had on Sunday. I am a bit weary with all the rain when we should be getting snow in this early December but we can't have it all.
The 2018 Madison County Beef Cattle Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday Dec. 13, 6 p.m. at the Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.
The holidays are a wonderful time for family togetherness, but after a few days, everyone, no matter their age, begins to look for distractions. In a world of smart phones, tablets and laptops, our attention often turns to technology. But, it is possible to keep young people active and engag…
Years ago, an enterprising neighbor operated a palm reading business from her home with just a secretary, fax machine, and telephone. Her business model was simple: After clients faxed their photocopied handprint and sent some form of payment (rumor had it was $20), our neighbor telephoned t…
Kissing under the mistletoe became a tradition in North America in the 1880s. One tradition holds that kissing under the mistletoe increased the possibility of marriage in the coming year.
According to a recent food market research study, more than 30 million Americans skip breakfast. Most cite lack of time as their top reason why. For those who do manage to squeeze in a few mouthfuls before heading off to work, many opt for cold cereal because it's quick and easy.
Dear Savvy Senior, what can you tell me about health savings accounts? I've been reading that they are a great investment that can help with growing health care costs when I retire. -- Planning Ahead
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
Union City Ruritan will have the annual Christmas Family Dinner this Saturday at 6:30 pm. Meats and drinks provided. Ruritan officers for 2019 will be recognized and installed at this gathering. For children, there will be a special visit from the man in a red suit.
Hello everyone. The Full Gospel Tabernacle will be having their Christmas dinner this Sunday after the morning service. It is a potluck and everyone is invited. You do not want to miss this Sunday's service because the Jordon Family Band will be there for the 11 a.m. morning service. So come…
Hello readers, it's late Sunday evening as I write this and I'm thinking about how the week has just up and went. Now that's something Daddy would say -- "up and went" -- only maybe he was talking about a donkey. Now where was I? Our Thanksgiving Thursday has gone and I did enjoy having Thur…
Hello from Baldwin, how is everyone's week going? I hope everyone is having a good one. We had some cold, ice, snowy weather conditions this week. It's supposed to warm up and we are supposed to have lots of wind and rain.
Often, we associate environmental topics with spring time, but you can be environmentally friendly any time of the year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, household waste increases by about 25 percent in the United States.
Flowering plants are a traditional gift for their beauty during the holiday season. While most decorative plants are harmless, some might be hazardous or dangerous to children or pets when part of the plant is eaten or handled.
Beef cattle markets have corrected and times have certainly gotten tougher than in the fairly recent past. We can't control the markets but we can control our productivity and our efficiency of production. The primary factor that reduces production efficiency for beef cow-calf producers is a…
Dear Savvy Senior, does the VA provide any special burial benefits to old veterans? My dad, who has late-stage Parkinson's disease, served during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. -- Only Child
Handling holiday stress is hard. However, if you follow these healthy stress techniques you can minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays. You may even find yourself relaxed and enjoying the holiday season.
The parents' teenage son had grown increasingly despondent over the past few months. Despite the parents' fervent hopes, their son's behaviors had only grown worse. His grades had dropped and he had withdrawn from all activities. He no longer wanted to spend time with his friends and he spen…
Whenever my husband and I travel the 70 miles to eat the best pizza ever, we always make sure not to eat breakfast because we want to be good and hungry so it will be worth the trip.
Hello readers, it's a beautiful day as I write and how crazy can each day be for the coming Winter. Was it just last Thursday when we had a doozie of nearly an inch snow that covered our yard here in Lowell. This may be what we can expect all throughout the coldest season. But then, it could…
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