How many times did you get pinched on Tuesday for not wearing green? How many times did you pinch yourself on Tuesday because you wanted to make sure you weren’t dreaming when the whole day was so spring-like beautiful? Ahhh, the birds chirping, the green finally peeping through the winter-brown ground, buttercups showing off their new spring bonnets and daylight after supper to enjoy a little porch time — it is getting here!
Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day and green, Waco Elementary was the scene for “green eggs and ham” in the kindergarten rooms on Tuesday morning and that evening the “upper classmen/women,” under the direction of Ms. McNeely, performed a musical highlighting a few of his books — no wonder it was called a “Seus-ical” and now I get the green eggs and ham breakfast on Tuesday (a tribute to that whimsically wonderful children’s author Dr. Seuss!) Isn’t it amazing what very important days and dates we might miss if it weren’t for our children! Did you catch the Line Dance Teams’ performance on Monday evening? Great job, dancers and Coach Dimitria Rogers!
Guests from Rice Station were at Flatwoods for their “Family Night” last Sunday evening and presented their “White Glove” program. This Monday, the Flatwoods BFC Men’s’ Fellowship will be at Sand Hill Christian Church beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to fellow columnist Tim Jones on March 22 and happy anniversary (belatedly) to Tom and Lori Moberly on March 1, Patrick and Chae Dennis on March 4 and Leslie and Jessie Masters on March 8.
On a personal note, Fred and I visited kinfolk in northern Kentucky last weekend. Remember the rain? Believe it or not, the weather was very nice “up north” relatively speaking — no rain and quite warm. On the way home, we noticed the closer we got to Madison County on Sunday evening, the wetter the roads looked and the cooler the air felt.
We enjoyed spending time with Uncle Paul and Aunt Mae Anglin, as well as seeing cousins we haven’t seen in a while. We also had the privilege of visiting and listening (our first) to “cousin” (and now Pastor) Paul Anglin Jr. delivering his morning message to the congregation of Ludlow Baptist Church. The church was beautiful, the congregation so welcoming and the message so absolutely uplifting by one of the finest speakers we’ve had the pleasure of hearing. We are all so proud of you, Paul, Jr. On another personal note, Uncle Paul (Sr.) continues his battle with cancer. He and his family appreciate your prayers and humbly request that you continue to keep them on your prayer list.)
That’s about it for this time. Have a great week!
‘Charles Dickens Show’ for kids Saturday at library
The Madison County Public Library in Richmond will have special children’s programs in December, including a Christmas party that starts Saturday at 1 p.m.
The will start with “The Charles Dickens Show,” said Ari Barron, children’s librarian for Richmond.
Don Miller will come dressed as Charles Dickens in a full Victorian gentleman’s suit and entertain uwith facts about his writing, his rags to riches life, his family and travels.
‘Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me’
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Madison Singers concert is scheduled for Sunday
The Madison Singers, a program of the Richmond Area Arts Council, have been working since September to present their “What Sweeter Music” concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m.
Paint Lick community Christmas tree lighting is Friday, Nov. 30
Hello readers, it is a chilly, yet cloudy Monday morning, this Nov. 19. As I look out into the street here above the Friends of Paint Lick building, I see the most incredible little tree that sits alone, just waiting to be lighted for the Paint Lick community Christmas celebration. The small spruce was planted by two gardeners from Baldwin Farms, friends of Hal and Yvonne Davis.
Berean receives 2011 Presidential Early Career Award
BEREA — Dr. Morgan Abney of Berea recently was named a recipient of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Barack Obama.
4-H fair competition: Bringing the family together
RICHMOND — Like most Americans, I have caught the Olympic fever. From the time I get home from work until late hours at night, at least one TV in my home stays on the Olympics.
Breakall wins Twin Lakes National Fiddle championship
Bethany Breakall, 17, of Berea has represented Madison County and Madison Southern High School well by winner another fiddle championship.
Waco Pentecostal Tabernacle fundraiser Saturday
Here we are in fall again!
How do so many leaves fall off a tree and get scattered in so many different directions in one day?
How many more leaves are still on the tree that will turn and fall and be scattered in the days to come?
It almost makes one want to wait until all the leaves are off the tree before picking up a rake or broom. That might be better than raking and sweeping each day for many, many days to come.
- Roadside clean-up set for Saturday How is everyone’s week going? I hope that everyone is having a great one. We have once again had a little mixture of weather, cool, rain, warm and sunshine. One can never tell what the March weather will be. Have you noticed the buttercups blooming? I also saw some bushes and trees blooming. I even saw a redbud tree blooming! There is such beauty in spring as it comes to life.
- Take care of your community: Don’t litter! Hello readers. The late evening sun is shining through an upstairs window from where I’m sitting and I notice the brilliance of an outer ring that seems to flow toward the creek as it (sun) begins the journey into the night. I do love to just look and enjoy all we have on this Earth to appreciate. It’s always the little things that seem to make up the circle of life. Like the bright yellow daffodils blooming in Mrs. Callahan’s yard and the many buttercups alongside the road — the little things.
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