Hello from Baldwin. How is everyone’s week going?
I hope everyone is having a great one.
The temperatures are still hot, but at least not as hot as it was. That 100-degree weather was something else.
We continue to have dry weather here in Baldwin. As of Wednesday morning as I write my article, we only have had a quarter-inch of rain.
Hopefully, by the time we are reading this article, we will have some more rain. We are still praying for rain in Baldwin!
Happy birthday wishes go out next week to Larry Harvey, Justin Harvey, Jessica Harvey and Don Bolton on Sunday; Don Long, Donna Rhodus, Shirley Farthing and Elizabeth Robinson on Monday; Ray Dargavell and Matthew Foster on Tuesday; my sister-in-law, Debbie Jones on Friday; and Edith Renfro on Saturday.
I hope you have very happy birthdays and many more happy ones to come.
Happy anniversary wishes go out next week to Allen and Jennifer Goins, Monday; Donald Wayne and Carol Short, Thursday; and Danny and Joan Renfro, Friday.
I hope these couples have very happy anniversaries and many more happy ones to come.
My neighbor and friend, Ellen Harvey, asked me to let everyone know how thankful she and Alonzo are for everyone’s kindness while she was in the hospital and during her recovery at home.
Ellen recently had a kidney transplant and the doctors say everything is going great.
Ellen wants to thank everyone for the phone calls, visits, food and cards that were sent to her and Alonzo.
We ask that you continue to pray for Ellen’s recovery and for Alonzo with his struggle with cancer.
Don’t forget to drop by the Madison County Farmers Market in Lowe’s parking lot on Saturday.
Isbell-Smith Farm Fresh Produce, Cooper Farms; SouthernKountry and Arvin Farms and several other vendors will be there.
Even with the hot and dry weather farmers continue to grow some vegetables.
Lettuce, green onions, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, beans, potatoes, sweet onions, tomatoes, corn and much more are available.
There also will be homemade jams and jellies, sourdough bread, honey, fresh eggs, cornmeal, squash relish and white sweet potatoes.
Keith Parks, owner of Otter Creek Meat, will be there with all the meat you will need. No steroids or hormones have been added to the meat. Keith raises all of the beef he sells.
Some farmers are coming to the market on Tuesday at Lowes parking lot.
Madison County Farmers Market now is open on EKU’s Campus on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are located in a parking lot off Park Drive. Come on out and see us there.
Well, I guess that’s all for now. Let me know if you hear any news. Just give me a call at 623-4579 or e-mail email@example.com.
Hello from Baldwin. How is everyone’s week going?
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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.
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.
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