National Night Out was a great time. We had a good crowd and it was fun to get together. Thanks to Barnes Insurance, Lewisburg Bank and Becky Tinch for donating to this event.
Please pray for Lamont Cross. He is a friend of my son, Chad and spent a lot of time at our house. He had a wreck a couple of weeks ago in a tractor trailer and spent quite a bit of time in Vanderbilt. He is paralyzed from his neck down. He has been transferred to a hospital in Atlanta for therapy but has a long road ahead of him. Reports have said that there has been some finger and toe movement which is a positive sign, but he desperately needs everyone’s prayers. He has 2 children along with his wife. There is a benefit being planned for him so please help this family.
Continue to pray for Tony Finch. I believe he is home but still needs our prayers.
Joyfulness is the “Character Works” word for August. This week I would like to say that Sarah Shoulders portrays this characteristic. She is a happy person and is joyful all the time. I would also like to say a big thank you to her for taking care of the park this summer. She is one of the most giving people I know. This is not even her hometown and she has stepped up to the plate and volunteers and works so hard for this community. If all our citizens worked as hard as Sarah, there is no end to what we could accomplish. Thank you Sarah for all you do.
I attended the ground breaking for the Champion Pet Food plant in Auburn a couple of weeks ago. I was so pleased to see two of Adairville’s own with Representative King as her interns. Colby Nichols and Dylan Byrum had been with her and Governor Beshear that afternoon and had come from Bowling Green with the Governor’s motorcade. They were representing not only Adairville well but all of Logan County. Both of these young men are fine examples of what hard work and determination will do for you. I am so proud of Colby and Dylan. Good job guys. Always glad to see our own doing so well.
Reminder September 6th is the City Wide Yard Sale. Start getting ready and join in the fun that day.
Coffee Bottom Girl
Mother was telling me that Elaine and Mark Riggins had visited New Hope a couple of Sundays ago. I remember them so well growing up. Their dad was Jack Riggins, brother of Bud and Nina, and mother was Mattie Lou. We all went to church together when I was little. Elaine was a beautiful girl and all the girls thought Mark was absolutely gorgeous. I can still remember the day their dad, Jack, was killed in a plane crash. He was a crop duster like Bud. Shirley, Daddy and I were playing baseball in the front yard and someone came by and stopped to say that Jack’s plane had crashed between Lamont and Orlinda. We drove over to the sight and couldn’t believe our eyes. It was so sad. After that Mattie Lou, Elaine and Mark moved from the farm to Franklin and changed churches. Lives can be changed in an instant but life goes on.
A hui hou kāko
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”