Hi! Welcome spring!
It is spring, isn’t it?
What a year we have had weather wise -- and Easter is next weekend! We may need a winter coat to cover up our pretty Easter frock.
Speaking of Easter, some pre-Easter community events include:
• Wednesday service, March 27, 7 p.m., College Hill Methodist Church, and also Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.;
• Flatwoods Christian Church, Good Friday service, Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., with Robert Stroup of Bybee Methodist speaking;
• Saturday, March 30, Flatwoods Christian Church, free community breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. On Easter Sunday, the youth and choir will present an Easter program written by Walt Compton, beginning at 10:45 a.m.;
• Waco Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a Good Friday service for the Churches of the Nazarene of Richmond and Irvine. Nick Lemond will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Waco Community Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, March 31, at 7 a.m. at Water Plant Road (off Bend Road) at College Hill. College Hill United Methodist Church sponsors the event which is open to everyone. This year, Tim Jones will be the speaker.
Flatwoods Cemetery Association will have its annual spring cleanup this Saturday, March 23, weather permitting. If you would like to help, just show up around 9 a.m. or so. We’re sure your help will be appreciated.
Get-well wishes are extended to Juanita Smith, who was hospitalized recently. By the time you read this, we know she’ll be up and around and doing great.
Birthdays this week include: Kayla Dargavell, March 20; Tim Jones, March 22; Garrett Holloway, March 25; and Tina Fox, March 29.
Schoolmates and good friends Sue Dickerson, Linda Isaacs, Judy Mabes and yours truly met for lunch last Saturday at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q in Richmond. There was a lot to catch up on since we had not been together in quite a while. Food and catch-up gossip was followed by more food and gossip as the minutes ticked away. We plan to make this a monthly endeavor.
The Waco Fan Club met March 8 at Main Street Cafe in Berea to have lunch and also catch up on goings-on with the group. One particular person met by herself the next week (March 15) ate a free hot dog and caught up on absolutely nothing. (I need to check my calendar more often, don’t I?)
That’s about it for this week. Have a great one! (Aren’t you glad this season of basketball for UK fans is over!)
Hi! Welcome spring!
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My! How things have changed
I was just thinking the other day about how difficult it is for those of us who are beyond middle age. Things are just not like they were when we were young.
How many of you have noticed that stairs are getting steeper, groceries are getting heavier and everything is much farther away?
Develop your most employable skills: Integrity and respect
There are many defining moments in life. Some moments leave lingering smiles and a feeling of accomplishment, and others are among those you wish you could forget or completely erase from your life.
Each of these moments have molded and shaped who you have become today.
Peter Perlman — Life lessons from a lawyer’s lawyer
One of the great moments of my life was sitting next to legendary Louisville attorney Frank Haddad at a luncheon when he learned he had received the first Peter Perlman Outstanding Trial Lawyer award from the Kentucky Academy of Trial Lawyers.
As they started his bio, the surprised Frank started crying like a baby. A sudden heart attack took him less than a year later. Winning the Perlman award was the crowning achievement of his career.
Credit score insanity
Frequently, people stop me and ask me personal finance questions.
The most common is how to improve their credit history score.
If you need to improve your credit score, it means you have lousy credit. Before fixing the score, people need to ask how their credit got so bad to begin with.
Spring Gathering at Kirksville on Saturday
Hello everyone. If you want something to do, visit Kirksville this weekend. Let us start off with the Spring Gathering at the Community Center from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This is the craft and vendor fair. Plan to spend some extra time, there is so many booths that it will take you a while to make it around.
Fresh strawberries at the farmer's market
Hello from Baldwin,
How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one. Well the weather has improved a lot. I have heard the lawn mowers buzzing since the rain stopped for a few of days. Everyone is trying to get their yard mowed and trimmed up before the next rain. Gardeners are out working diligently working the grounds that have finally dried enough to plant things. It has been very difficult on the gardeners with all of the rain to get their gardens planted. Oh, won’t those fresh vegetables taste good.
Union City Day is this Saturday
Union City Day is this Saturday. There will be music, food and yard sales including some "Made in Union City" items. I have heard that one of the music sessions will include folks from Union City Baptist Church with ukuleles. For yard sales, you can start setting up at 7 a.m. Saturday morning. It will be a great day to get out and meet your neighbors. Two raffles are underway, one is for a quilt handmade by Mary Sewell. Raffle tickets are available for several prizes including, a 32 inch TV, a Garmin GPS unit and Paula Deen Cookware. See a Ruritan member to purchase tickets. Drawings will be after 2 p.m. All proceeds from both raffles will go to the floor replacement fund.
The sun is going to shine for us
It's another cloudy Tuesday here in Paint Lick, but folks, the sun is going to shine for us all this week, so we can get into our gardens and plow up our fields and just be happy that maybe the rain will stay away, at least for a little while. We have a wonderful breeze out that will soon dry the ground.
A little history and a lot of enjoyment for Memorial Day!
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year, on the fourth Monday, in May; however, Sunday afternoon is the day encouraged for grave decoration.
Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women, who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces during the Civil War.
I thought I would tell you one of my family stories even though it’s not a Newby story. It seems no matter what part of the country you’re from, a country tale sounds the same.
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