Archive for the ‘Just for fun’ Category
Garrard Countian Lori Rice has a book called “The Everything Guide to Food Remedies: An A-Z Guide to Healing With Food” that’s been published and is going to be available for sale nationally soon. It’s already available for pre-orders at Amazon.com, and you can read some of the beginning through Google Books here.
It’s really coming down out there big time. Weather.com says the snow will run out by mid-afternoon, but for now we’re accruing lots of snow. If anyone out there takes a photo of the snow, I’d love to post it up here. E-mail me your photos at email@example.com.
I went on a nice drive along U.S. 27 this afternoon and snapped some photos of these horses huddling for warmth and jogging in the snow. I also took some snowy photos along old U.S. 27, which is now eerily quiet and mostly void of traffic.
If you have any snow photos, e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll try to post some of them up here.
I just talked with an employee at the county road department, who told me the road crews are heading out right now to salt the roads. There’s probably at least a half-inch on the ground in Garrard and the snow is still falling. “I’m looking at South Campbell Street right now and it’s white as a ghost,” the employee told me. If you have to go out and drive, be careful.
Let’s have some fun with the snow while we’ve got it: If you take a cool photo of the snow (a snowy road, a snowy plant, a snowy car, a snowy landscape, whatever), you can e-mail it to me at email@example.com and I’ll try to feature some of the photos up here on the blog. Include your name and general location in the county (e.g., Buckeye, Cartersville, Bryantsville, etc.) so I can put some info up with the photo.
UPDATED: Here is the story about Jaydon.
I’ll have a story in the paper soon about Jaydon Griffith, the little boy from Garrard who received a heart transplant in Arkansas last year. There was a big event held to raise funds to cover his medical costs, so I think many people will be interested and glad to hear he’s doing well and continuing to grow up with a new heart. It’s quite amazing to hear his mom talk about all the surgeries, complications and other obstacles Jaydon has been through, and then to see him sitting in her lap, alive and content.
There are also plans in the works for our newest reporter at the Advocate, Mandy Simpson, to profile a very special Garrard County person. Mandy started here on Tuesday, and she’ll be helping me cover Garrard County as well as helping David Brock cover Boyle County.
I’ll post links here when those stories become available.
Just in case you missed it, my story from this past Sunday in the Advocate featured a photo of and quotes from Colby Reik, a Lancaster resident who works for the Danville Fire Department (and Lancaster City Fire). You can read the story about how successful the Danville firefighters’ toy drive was here.