January 31, 2013
Hello again from historic Adairville, Kentucky. Located on the big island between the north and south branches of the red river. The home of good people, beautiful homes and churches and a great school. (One of the top ranked in the state.)
Good news. Mayor Donna Blake has notified me that we may be getting a grocery store. The owners of the building that formally housed the Hoover and later IGA grocery have said that they plan to open a store in that same location. They plan to meet with the mayor in the next few days and discuss their plans. I for one have my fingers crossed. We need that store. With 900 some odd people in our town I believe that our community will support it.
Mayor Blake has also announced that Vernon Osborne has been hired as the new city park manager. There was a meeting this past Tuesday where ideas for the park were discussed. It is in the planning stage to put the Youth Sports Organization back up and running. Mr. Osborne is now actively seeking young people interested in playing ball this coming spring and summer. He also needs adult volunteers to help with the program. For more information contact the Adairville City Hall.
For those interested the mayor has a Face Book page. It is listed: Donna Russell Blake. The “Mayor updates with Donna” are very informative.
Long time resident Peggy Moody has informed me that she has moved and for those who know her she would like to pass on her address and phone number. Her address: 174 Amanda Gordon St., Apt. 6,
Auburn, Ky. 42206 Home phone 270- 542-8705 Cell phone 270-847-9377. Her email address is as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org Peggy is a wonderful lady and many of you know her. Give her a call or send a note or email her.
Several people have called me and asked if that was I on the news stations this week. Yes, I was on Channels 4, 5 and Fox, not sure of number, several times this week. I am president of the organization that represents about 1,000 vendors that set up monthly at the Tennessee State Fair Grounds for the sixth largest flea market in America. I was interviewed about the future of the Tennessee State Fair Grounds.
The citizens of Nashville have voted overwhelmingly that they want to keep the fair grounds. The Nashville Metro Council has also voted to keep the fair grounds. Still the Nashville Mayor persists in trying to sell or redevelop the property. Since I do not fear the Mayor of Nashville I have been will to speak up and continue to help lead the battle to keep the fair grounds.
I always enjoy seeing people from Logan County each month at the flea market. I have extra chairs for folks to sit in and I give a discount to Logan Countians and red heads.
Adairville has lost three more good citizens. Jill Robey, Irene Yates and Mrs. Huey Fry. They will all be greatly missed. (Jill was only 32 and in the prime of her life. I am sure there will be a special place in the hearts of many for Jill.)
The Adairville Hardware Store has a big sale starting today and running for one week. The sale includes hard to get German Boker Knives, Comfort Zone Electric Heaters for $35, Snow Ice Melt for your porches and walk ways when there is ice or snow, heat bulbs for your animals, plastic rolls to protect from the wind and cold, pipe insulation and foam insulation to block holes and drafts. Stop in while the sale is on and before the blizzards.
CHURCH OF THE WEEK
The Living Word Church has been an important part of our community since 1955. The first minister was Brother Donald Cowan who led the church from 1955 until his death in 1967. His son Brother Bill Cowan has served as minister since 1967. (Some 45 years.)
Over the years the church has grown tremendously. Not only does it have a large congregation but it also has a very active program. Several years ago the church out grew the original chapel and added a much larger worship building, a youth building and last year a large fellowship hall.
The church is alive and very strong in its mission. Having visited the church several times during the past year, I can tell you that the music is wonderful, the minister is a true teacher and the congregation is very welcoming and friendly. If you do not have a home church you might like to visit this church.
WORD OF WISDOM
Several young people over the last couple of years have asked me where they could meet a really nice person that they might date and possibly marry one day. My answer is always the same. Go to church next weekend. You have a much better chance of meeting a good prospect there than any where else I know.
If you go to church on Sundays and have children you need to lead them there as well. Don’t let them stay in bed and not go. You will be doing them a big favor for their future. I have visited seven churches in the Adairville area and the one thing I have noticed at four of them was a shortage of young people. The young people are the future of the church. If you do not have young people attending your church, your church is in big trouble.
WITH A SMILE
Some Sundays when I am in church and the minister is preaching or teaching I will hear a little sound. A sort of rumble from a near by child or even an adult. They are hungry and their stomach juices are telling them it is time to eat. I always smile.
I remember my childhood when I went through the same thing. I would be sitting there and my stomach would rumble and some times loudly. My mother would give me a stern look, but then what could I do. In two minutes it would cut loose again with a longer rumble. Thank goodness I wasn’t the only kid with the problem. If the preacher went too long it would sound like rumbles were coming from all over the sanctuary.
I remember on particular Sunday when another hungry child’s stomach rumbled so loud that everyone in the church heard it. The child, afraid that he was going to be reprimanded, blurted out to his mother that he could not help it. The entire congregation including the minister laughed.
The minister then came up with a good idea. Each Sunday morning at the entrance to the sanctuary were lots of cookies for the kids to eat if they felt hungry. Some of the adults took them as well.
It makes me smile every time I hear a little tummy rumbling at church. It bring back fond memories.
TIME TO GO
Good bye to all the ladies of the county and “Sweet Bertie Angel and good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.