Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Melvin Hart Will Celebrate 90th Birthday

An open house for Melvin Hart will be hosted by his family on  Saturday, August 2 at the Barnard Lions Community Center.  The reception will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  He will be celebrating his 90th birthday.

Melvin Hart has been a lifelong resident of Barnard.  He is a farmer and along with his wife, owned Hart's Grocery Store in downtown Barnard for many years.  Mr. Hart is a charter member of the Barnard Lions Club.  Though he is mostly retired now, he still helps his son, Leon, on the farm.  He is also still quite the dancer and has a smile for the ladies on Wednesday nights.  Mr. Hart is a wealth of knowledge on Barnard history and keeps up on the happenings around the community.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Updating the Blog and the Barnard Banter Third Anniversary

I must apologize for not keeping up with the blog.  Sometimes life gets in the way and trying to work out the kinks get difficult at times.  I have a great deal of information and pictures to catch up on and will try to get it done soon.  During the last few months, I have had a change in employment which has resulted in a work schedule that was hard for me to adjust to.  Also, I was involved in an auto accident that resulted in a fatality.  That has had a severe effect as well.

Thank you for your inquiries about the blog.  I am glad to know that there are people who missed it and I promise that it will continue.  June 8th marked its third year and I hope for many more.  The Barnard Banter has over 27,000 readers in more than 50 countries around the world.  It has truly been an incredible experience.

Life in the Old Barnard Cafe

Nancy Houghton, owner of the former Betty's Place in downtown Barnard, is bringing back a bit of life to the old building.  She is hosting dinners on Wednesday nights.  There was a good turn out this last Wednesday night.  Dinner nights are posted on the front door so keep an eye out and I will try to do better about keeping the blog updated.

Bill and Charlene Watson Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

Bill and Charlene Watson are celebrating 60 years of marriage.  They married in 1954.  They have five children; Vicki, Beverly, Dwight, Jeana, and Ginger.  They continue to live on the farm where Bill's parents got their start.  Bill and Charlene have been active in many organizations including the First Baptist Church of Barnard and  the Barnard Lion's Club.  Charlene is an accomplished local musician and writer.

There is a public reception from 2-4 p.m. at the Barnard Community Center on Saturday, June 14th.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Annual Lions Club Fish Fry

The Barnard Lions Club Annual Fish Fry is on Saturday, March 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Things Of Interest by Charlene Watson (Are They REALLY True?)

     When I read this I couldn't resist sending it in for the Barnard Banter. There are some really good facts in here and also some pretty weird ones. (Especially the no belching because there is no gravity and the nasty mouthwash part.)  All in all, I thought there  some interesting facts that people (like me) didn't know before. --- Charlene Watson       
                    Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
Astronauts can't belch - there is no gravity to separate liquid from gas in their stomachs.
Ancient Roman, Chinese and German societies often used urine as mouthwash.
The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!
Because of the speed at which Earth moves around the Sun, it is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more than 7 minutes and 58 seconds.
The night of January 20 is "Saint Agnes's Eve", which is regarded as a time when a young woman dreams of her future husband.
It takes glass one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times!
Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years .
Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end .
If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off.
Each year 2,000,000 smokers either quit smoking or die of tobacco-related diseases.
Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals
Kites were used in the American Civil War to deliver letters and newspapers.
The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.
Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent
Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450?F
The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.
Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean
The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man
Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density
The University of Alaska spans four time zones
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.
In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.
Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
A comet's tail always points away from the sun
The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent
Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines.
The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day.
When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go. The first sense lost is sight
In ancient times strangers shook hands to show that they were unarmed
Strawberries are the only fruits whose seeds grow on the outside
Avocados have the highest calories of any fruit at 167 calories per hundred grams
The moon moves about two inches away from the Earth each year
The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust
Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 meters
Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy
Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down
Everything weighs one percent less at the equator
For every extra kilogram carried on a space flight, 530 kg of excess fuel are needed at lift-off
The letter J does not appear anywhere on the periodic table of the elements.
And last but not least:
In 2012, December has 5 Mondays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. This apparently happens once every 823 years!


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