St. Patrick’s Day has the potential to create fun memories of family traditions. The day can revolve around far more than wild parties and revelry. For kids, depictions of rainbows, leprechauns and all things green can elevate the day from ordinary to one talked about for years to come. It is fun to celebrate the minor holidays to help break up the year and give kids some sense of the rhythm of seasons.
Members of the National Winning Spencer County FFA Dairy team pose for a picture with the 2012 Dodge truck to be given away May 15. Raffle tickets can be purchased from any FFA member for $5. Proceeds will help the dairy team to participate in the International Contest in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 20. Team members are Susan Mann, Joseph Snider, Austin Jaggers and Tevin Shouse.
Registration is underway for the Spencer County Cooperative Extension Service’s 2012 Sharing Ourselves — SOS — classes.
For additional information about the courses offered, registration fees and dates, visit http://ces.ca.uky.edu/spencer.
Class offerings address numerous subjects, including gardening, crafts, children’s activities, tractor driving safety and more.
Some classes are already full and registration will not be considered complete until the registration fee has been paid.
I think I have finally figured out the perfect machine for controlling those pesky spring weeds — sheep. Well, I know it is not for everyone (and I know it cannot last much longer for me) but our pregnant herd of Katahdin ewes are let loose from their pasture in the afternoon to graze freely within the secure fencing of the entire property for a few hours.
Pictured are Makenna Cox and Marissa Allen who recently served as legislative pages house of representatives on March 7. The students were selected to represent region 6 of the Spencer County Family Resource and Youth Service Centers. Jessica Cox, parent, along with Becky Wilson and Vonda Martin of the SCFYRC Centers, accompanied the students.
Congressman Brett Guthrie announced Friday the details of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Arts Caucus sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District. The contest is open to all high school students.
Do you know your neighbors? I don’t mean just to speak to; I mean do you know them? Do you know their struggles, the challenges they face, the burdens they bear? I bet you know more about them than you think.
For example, I grew up in a suburb of Baltimore. Across the street was an older couple who had no kids of their own. Next to them lived a police officer and his young bride and new baby. Our next door neighbors were from Great Britain. He taught high school and one day found his Volkswagen placed on his porch by some prankish kids.