Hi! Is it gloomy enough for you?
Wow, from 80 degrees to low 40s in the space of a week!
The weather is certainly the news around here, whether it is our own chills or the onslaught of superstorm Sandy and the havoc she wrecked on the East Coast. She’s still around, with some of her swirling clouds still coming into Kentucky – what a week!
Thanks to all the area churches and organizations who helped trick-or-treat night by providing trunk-n-treats at your location so the goblins and such could get a load of loot this Halloween without much discomfort.
There are a few things still going on this weekend, like tomorrow (Friday) night there will be gospel music singing and food at Waco Lodge on College Hill Road.
From the Madison County Extension office to pass along to you: If anyone is interested in attending or participating in a meeting to start a new Waco Extension Homemaker Club, please contact the extension office.
There will be an informational meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the county extensioncenter, 230 Duncannon Lane. Anyone interested in learning more about finances, managing their home, family relationships, nutrition, heritage skills and serving their community through Extension Homemakers is invited and encouraged to attend.
Call 623-4072 to let them know you’re coming (so they’ll have enough refreshments.)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Gina Noe, Madison County Family and Consumer Science Agent, at 623-4072.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Karoline Prichta, Oct. 26; Linda Stanifer, Oct. 28; and Leona Brandenburg, Nov. 8.
Wishes for a happy anniversary go out to Andy and Courtney Dunn, Oct. 28.
That’s about it for this week. Have a great one!
(Did you enjoy your birthday dinner last Friday evening, Calvin Marshall? We heard you did!)
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- Lifestyles & Community
Disease, thieves were all part of life on the farm
Wm. Hensley and Nora Whitaker moved to Maple Grove Road when their daughter, Zona, was 5 years old. They raised hogs, turkeys, chickens and tobacco on their farm.
Zona grew up and married Wm. Mack Ross. And they were blessed with two daughters, Edith Mae and Etta Marie.
In 1918, a flu epidemic came across the land, and Mack took sick and died leaving, Zona with the two young girls to raise. They moved from Paige Hill to Maple Grove to live with Hensley and Nora, her parents.
Rain, hot weather will make lawns, gardens grow
Hello from Baldwin:
How is everyone's week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.
We finally got some hot and dry weather, then some storms and more rain. That will make the your yards and gardens grow.
Freedom Rally June 1 in front of the courthouse
Observance of Memorial Day began after the Civil War, but the poet Joyce Kilmer wrote these lines as he served in another great conflict, World War I. His words were more than poetic, they were just and honorable. Kilmer is best known for writing “I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” He was killed in the Second Battle of the Marne.
Bookmobile coming to Union City this summer
Union City Day was Saturday. The threat of rain discouraged some yard sale participation but overall it was a good day. Fundraising activities by the club raised more than expenses, so that is good news.
My heart is crying for Oklahoma
Hello readers, what a wonderfully blessed day we are having here in Paint Lick, Ky.
Not much is happening this Tuesday morning other than most are now aware with the storms headed our way. The weather people say it should smooth out some before it gets to our area, but it’s always smart to be prepared.
Clothing Closet open this Saturday
Hello everyone. This weekend will be a little less busy with events at the churches and the community center, however we still have the Clothing Closet open this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. They want to see people in need stop by. That is their goal to help others.
Susie will not be having their fish fry till May 31. This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. So mark your calendar for next Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy your family this weekend.
The Madison County Veterans invite the veterans and citizens of Madison County to join us in paying respects to our service men and women (past and present) starting at 10 a.m. Monday at the back gate of the Richmond Cemetery, followed by Madison Memorial Gardens at noon. Guest speaker at this year's memorial event will be U.S. Rep. Andy Barr.
Flags will be placed for our service men/women starting Saturday at 8 a.m. at Madison Memorial Gardens and starting at the back gate of Richmond Cemetery. All volunteers are welcome. A special thank you to Memorial Gardens for the gracious donation of flags to be placed at Richmond Cemetery.
Gone in the blink of an eye
One more day of school — yippee!! It sure has felt like summer the past few days, hasn't it? I hope our showers/ storms predicted for today aren’t in the severe category. The folks in Oklahoma have had a tough time of it lately (our prayers are certainly with them).
Can you believe this is Memorial Day weekend? Where did the month of May go -- it was here and gone in the blink of an eye it seems.
Representatives of the Flatwoods Cemetery Association Inc. will be set up at the entrance to the cemetery with ballots for upcoming Board of Directors. Just stop by, mark your ballot and drop same in the ballot box and we'll let you know the names of the 2013-2014 Board members.
Try these ‘crocking good’ foods
Crock pots are amazing. A crock pot is worth purchasing if you are like myself always on the go.
You can make anything in it, from desserts to breakfast foods, not just stews and soups. The other side of using one is PATIENCE, and a time for preplanning. If you use your time wisely, your crock pot will make your meal planning easier.
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Bluegrass hosts first-ever horse show
Many times, when people think of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, they think of the organization’s fundraiser Bowl for Kids’ Sake.
But this year, BBBS of the Bluegrass is trying something new.
“Based on the response that I’ve gotten from our community and surrounding communities, I’m expecting a big event,” said Rhonda Middleton, BBBS of the Bluegrass regional program manager.
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