Last year our serviceberry was afflicted with a whimsical looking disease; the beautiful blue berries that appear in the summer looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book. In a good year the cedar wax wings usually flock in and eat the berries as they ripen, not so last year. The strange, white tubular protrusions that the berries were covered in not only looked funny but they kept the birds away, too.
Cheryll Osborne, an employee with the USDA Rural Development Office in Campbellsburg, was promoted to community development assistant in the Williamstown office. She has been employed with the Rural Development for seven years. Osborne is an Owen County native and lives there still.
Navy Lt. Marcus C. Camacho, a 1988 graduate of Grant County High School in Dry Ridge, has arrived in the Arabian Gulf with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115, embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Independence. President Bill Clinton ordered the carrier to the area in response to rising tensions there.
Williamstown Independent Schools received a $1,000 grant form the Cinergy Foundation. The foundation has awarded $102,650 in grant money to several Kentucky organizations. The grant, written by Superintendent Cliff Wallace will be used to bring a motivational speaker, Zach Clemmons, to work with students.
In a fit of gratitude, I made a list of the things I loved about my life the other day. I managed eight solid things, none were frivolous and one prompted the whole exercise: I love warm February days. This beautiful February day set into motion a productive weekend. It felt so good to get some good old-fashioned garden clean up done with my husband by my side and the sheep grazing freely about. It makes you feel optimistic about the rest of your life.
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Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: we have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods. If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2012 do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable time.)