There have been some inaccurate reports of a Gerber recall. There is NO RECALL in effect for any Gerber products sold in the United States. All Gerber products are safe to consume.

While, as a precautionary measure, there was a voluntary limited product recall for Nestlé P’tit Pot Recette Banana baby food in France last week, there is no recall in effect for any Gerber products sold in the United States.

Consumers who have questions may contact our Parents Resource Center at 1-800-327-9933.

Berea Kiwanis Auction Donors List

Donors List

Corporate Sponsors:
Citizens Guaranty Bank
KY Farm Bureau Insurance – Berea
Red Colt Properties
Short Real Estate Group
Saint Joseph – Berea

The Gatlinburg Room Accommodations is Sponsored by Peoples Bank of Madison County.
(All full bidders are entered in a drawing for the Grand Prize of Gatlinburg Room Accommodations.)

Action Rental Center & Hardware – ¼ Heavy duty Die Grider Value $18 –Utility Cut-Off Tool – Value $20 – 50’ Air Hose $34 – Value $72
Action Wireless – 2 $25 gift Certificates
Acupuncture Berea – Consultation & Treatment – $125 Value
Advanced Auto Parts – Car Care Bucket

(Click Read More for Complete List) Continue reading Berea Kiwanis Auction Donors List

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter


Richmond, KY (November 12, 2012) Madison County Emergency Management Agency reminds Madison County residents to prepare their vehicles for the approaching winter season.

Preparing your vehicle for the winter season now will help ensure your vehicle is in good working order when you need it most.

Have a mechanic check the following items on your vehicle:

 Battery
 Tires
 Wipers and windshield washer fluid
 Antifreeze
 Ignition system
 Exhaust system
 Heater/ Ventilation/ Air Conditioning
 Thermostat & Defroster
 Lights, including flashing hazard lights
 Brakes
 Oil level

Vehicle Emergency Kit:
The following articles could help in case of an accident or stall: blanket, small shovel, gloves, boots, tire chains, drinking water, non-perishable snacks, emergency flares, jumper cables, first aid kit, flashlight or candle with matches and a cell phone.

For more information on emergency preparedness, contact Madison County EMA/CSEPP at (859) 624-4787 or visit

Sidekick Siblings

Sidekick Siblings

Sidekick Siblings – connecting sibs one game at a time! Berea Parks & Recreation and Dane with Rose Barn Theater will teach us drama skits! Thursday, November 15th 5:30pm; performance at 7pm in the Folk Center! Free & Open to all ages! Please bring some props & costumes! Contact Berea Parks & Recreation @ 986-9402; Facebook: Berea Parks & Recreation!

Big Blue Crush Blood Drive‏

Big Blue Crush

Last year, Cats fans helped Kentucky notch a second straight Big Blue Crush victory against Tennessee.

Let’s three-peat! Donate Nov. 12-16 to help keep the trophy in Kentucky where it belongs!

Madison Co Berea Community Blood Drive
Tuesday Nov 13th, 11am-5pm
At First Christian Church in Fellowship Hall (206 Chestnut St, Berea)

All donors at this drive will be entered to win a $100 Walmart gift card! Tuesday’s Big Blue Crush donors will also receive a Bleed Blue wristband and Continue reading Big Blue Crush Blood Drive‏

Obituaries November 4 to 11, 2012

Marion Gadd

Marion E. Gadd

BEREA — Marion E. “Toe” Gadd, age 72, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012 at his residence. He was born on October 20, 1940, in Berea, to the late Marion and Dorothy McQueen Gadd.

He retired from Chrysler Airtemp in Dayton, Ohio, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 482 in Farmersville, Ohio. Mr. Gadd also enjoyed four-wheeling with his special friend and dog, Katy.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Brenda Lockhart Gadd, whom he married on June 4, 1988, in Berea, Ky.; a son, Steve (and Bea) Gadd of Gahanna, Ohio; a daughter, Tammy (and Dave) Armentrout of Enon, Ohio; one stepson, Kevin (and Tracy) Hutchison of Huber Heights, Ohio; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four brothers, Bert and Carl Gadd of Berea, Kenny Gadd of Richmond, and Bob (and Belinda) Gadd of Irvine; six Continue reading Obituaries November 4 to 11, 2012

Happy Veterans Day!

Jonathan Eirich and Matthew Singer

Happy Veterans Day! Here are a couple of my favorite local Heroes (Jonathan Eirich and Matthew Singer). I encourage you to send us pictures of your favorite Berea Veteran Heroes and share them with the community on BereaOnline.

Chad Hembree

The Madison County Chapter of the I-75 Disconnectors to Hold Meeting

The Madison County Disconnectors will once again be meeting at the Madison County Public Library in Richmond on Tuesday November 13, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm. We will be having a special guest Dr. Alice Jones from Eastern Kentucky University, please come out a join us and learn what you can do to help.

To learn more about the I-75 Connector and the harm it will do to Madison Co., visit A collective voice can make quite a difference. If you have further questions, please email us at [email protected] We hope to see you there.

Take the Age Out of Your Dress

Body Shapes

Take the Age Out of Your Dress

Being well dressed and looking good knows no age! Join us on Monday, November 26th at 1 and 6:30p.m. at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Center, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond to learn how clothing can help conceal as well as create that perfect figure. Being fashion smart today means being honest with oneself by knowing your own style and growing with it.

The class is free and open to the public. Call 623-4072 to reserve your seat and handouts.

National Association of School Psychology Awareness Week


November 12-16 2012 is National Association of School Psychology (NASP) Awareness Week.

This year’s theme is “Know Your Own Strengths. Discover Them. Share Them. Celebrate Them.”

Every student has unique strengths, and this is an opportunity for parents, teachers, and school staff to recognize these assets and encourage students to build upon them. While no one is good at everything, everyone is good at something! One way to celebrate individual student efforts and achievement is through the Student POWER Award, which recognizes students who work hard and use their gifts in ways that help themselves and/or others. According to NASP, “the award recognizes students for progress towards goals, personal optimism, willing problem solving, eagerness to work hard, and dedication to Continue reading National Association of School Psychology Awareness Week

Are You Interested in Being Part of a Red Tent Community?

Red Tent Community

Are you interested in making the world a better place for women and girls, and the people who love them. Come Join Berea’s new Red Bead Tent Community.

What is A Red Tent?
* The Maiden, The Mother, The Crone
* A place of empowerment in the sacred mysteries and celebration of the feminine.
* A place to explore depths of your intuitive self. Done with quite Reflection and nurturing, following natures circular essence with Moon phase observation, Soulful Collage making, arts, mediations, movement and dance ~
* A place where women gathered during their cycles of birthing, menses, stages of menopause and completion of Blood cycles and even illness.
*Rites of Passage
* A place to be pampered, honored, respected, cherished and nurtured
* A place to Offer healing work and accept healing work.
* Share Resources and insights from personal experiences, Resources, Learn, Teach, Learn.

Why Red BEAD Tent?

• A Open ‘ Red Bead Tent Will break (with notice) From tradition and invite men on occasion into RBT to witness the act of nourishment, explore the balance of sacred feminine and masculine within each as “One drop of blood in One tribe “

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE Notices for Monthly gatherings, Retreats, Film showings. Your contact Info will not be shared with others.

Suggestion Donation sliding scale of $3.00 to $10.00 and up on monthly gathering.
Open to Community

First Gathering October 14th – Address given with required and appreciated RSVP.
5 pm -6:30 Women/Girls only .Welcome Men/ Boys from 6:30 pm -8 pm.
Second Gathering: NOVEMBER 11TH-Cedar Haven Wellness Center, 926 Jefferson Street, Berea.
Contact Kim Nicholson –Messmer , Lancaster, KY / 859-339-0978 /[email protected]

Support Our Wounded Warriors

Support and Appreciation

On Saturday, November 10, 2012 The Copper Still, located at 212 W Water St., Richmond KY, will have a pig roast on the patio starting at 2:00 pm. All veterans are invited and the meal is free, but a $5.00 donation is suggested.

Also on Saturday evening there will be live music provided by Corey Kenton, a local artist. Corey is donating his time and there will be free admission to all veterans, but again, a $5.00 donation is suggested.

All money raised will be going to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Thank You Berea, Chad & Letha Hembree

Chad & Letha Hembree

I am humbled by and grateful to the citizens of Berea for allowing me to serve on the Berea City Council. I am proud to be a representative of the greatest community in Kentucky. I offer my congratulations to all the winners and look forward to working with them. My hats off to all the candidates that participated in this clean race. Thank You!

Chad Hembree