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Kids are officially finished with the school year now and the dreaded “I’m bored” has started.  But who can blame them?  No pool, no vacation, no baseball, and no hanging out with friends yet.  And kids don’t even have the luxury of online shopping like adults, but that shopping has given us…

There’s a love-hate thing at my house with online shopping.

It’s graduation season. I know with the threat of COVID-19 very few schools are having in-person graduations, but we still need to celebrate our friends and family members finishing up one part of their journey and moving to the next.

The USDA released details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, part of the federal legislation Congress passed known as the CARES Act (CARES stands for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and other existing USDA funds.

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We’ve been baking crazy from being isolated at home with little to do. One survey said the number one item Americans have been baking is banana bread. That’s because most of us buy more bananas than we will eat and we hate to see them go to waste.

As you may remember, we did worry stones a few weeks ago, these are a bit like that.  You could even use that worry stone to make some of these.

No one has been to school, Sunday school, or daycare for a while, so there are no cute Mother’s Day crafts coming in this year. Soon we will be a little more able to shop for craft supplies, but I think this wall hanging made from cardboard is cute enough to please any mom, mama or nana.

Misty Dixon of Greenup County has released a young adult book titled “Forgiving Sarah.”

We’ve all heard about the toilet paper hoarding situation and seen (if not with our own eyes, certainly the photos on social media) all the empty shelves where our favorite brands used to be. Even if you are not one of the people buying it up by the carts full, I’m sure with everyone at home…

The word “brother” in the Bible can mean many things. But most frequently, it refers to a male sibling, born of the same parents as other offspring, who forms a part of the family.

Jeff and Nancy Elkins were married March 28, 1980, at First United Methodist Church in Ironton. They are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

A recent column online scolded me — and all other Baby Boomers in the world — for some of our habits, tastes and outlooks. Said stuff we thought was cool was never cool. Said it was time to “let it go” and “move on” and, in the future, “make better choices.”

HUNTINGTON Alchemy Theatre will present the Broadway Musical “Follies” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Janice Chandler Auditorium in the  old Huntington East High School.

ASHLAND The 37th annual Model Railroad Show will be Saturday and Sunday at the Kyova Mall on U.S. 60.

IRONTON Performing in the area is a joy for Larry Keel and he’s looking forward to his show Saturday at the Ro-Na Theater.

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Last night, we advanced our clocks ahead by one hour so  the sun’s rays will brighten more of the evening hours. Though the day may seem longer, this 23-hour day is actually the shortest day of the year.

ASHLAND Community Hospice’s annual Spring Style Show and Luncheon will be at noon March 28 at the Bellefonte Country Club.

HUNTINGTON The schedule of musical artists at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews is full for the next few days.

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There are some crafts that are easy. There are some crafts that are fun.  There are crafts that are very inexpensive to do.  This craft ticks all those boxes.

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Obituaries

Phyllis Mays, 84, of Ashland, died peacefully Saturday. Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Steen Funeral Home Central Avenue Chapel with her son, Pastor Rick Mays officiating. Visitation will be from Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday.