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The Adairville Baptist Church is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, September 5th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. It takes at least 15 donors for the Red Cross to justify having a blood drive in any given area. Last year Adairville only produced 3 donors so it is imperative that people turn out for this. One unit donated can save up to three lives. All the donated blood benefits those in our area. There are some health benefits from donating as well. 1) The risk of cancer can be reduced by donating blood regularly and 2) Folks who donate regularly have an 88% lower risk for heart attacks and 33% lower risk for strokes. Can you help save a life?


Everyone who is able should get out and show that Adairville is a giving community. You never know when someone from our community may need it.


I visited and shopped at the Country Angel this past Saturday. I probably spent 2 hours in there. I bought Christmas and birthday presents. I told them I hate for them to leave but they said that the time had come for them to retire. Nancy said she always said she would know when the time came and she knew it. Everyone really needs to go by and see all the things she has on sale already. This is one of the nicest gift shops I have ever been in and it breaks my heart to see it leave. Aren’t there any young people out there that would love to start their own business? With both buildings, you could make a tea room with gifts or just a gift shop, ice cream shop, etc. The ideas are endless. You can start your Christmas shopping early and get some great deals.


Charles Brindley is now painting in the lower level of the Peoples Bank Building. He and several friends from Nashville are using it for a studio to paint in. It is my understanding that the gentlemen coming from Nashville are loving it and loving Adairville. This is a great addition to the other art studios he has now. Charles and his family are such an asset to our town. I have gone by several times to get more information on the venture at the bank building but I haven’t caught anyone there. Hopefully soon I will be able to report more.


The council voted to build a new municipal building. It will be located next to the present fire hall and that building will be torn down once the new one is built. The interior of the city hall will not be completed at this time but the outside will so that it will weather at the same time as the fire hall. I realize this seems like lot of money but if you could see the present building and understand what our firemen have to go through just to get a fire truck out, you would realize the need for this. We are fortunate to have the dedicated people we have on both the city and rural fire department, but we need to furnish them with the tools and facilities to help them with their jobs. Our present facility is not user friendly to the present fire trucks. They are sort of wedged in and sometimes one has to be moved to get the other one out. At times a few minutes could mean life or death. Also a new tanker truck has been housed at different places because there is no room for it in the present building. We don’t need our firefighters going everywhere to get the equipment needed. They need to be focused when they arrive so their lives are not in danger from being frustrated at where their tools are that they need. We have and have always had one of the best city and rural fire departments bar none and they do this job voluntarily. They deserve to have a facility that enables them to do the best job. A big THANK YOU to all our firefighters present and past that have unselfishly responded to many of us or our neighbors.


Remember the City Wide Yard Sale, September 6th. Get out your treasures and let them become someone else’s.


Also, the Remembering the Monarchs at the Barn at Oakville is that night. A good night to listen to some good music and share some good memories.


Anne Franklin Lotz is calling on all to pray September 1st for 1 hour for our country. I think it would be great for anyone who wanted to participate in this to go to Red River Meeting House or to the church of your choice or in your own home. Just Pray for our Country.


Coffee Bottom Girl


You know working at a school system now and listening to complaints and questions from parents about bus schedules and such makes me look back on my own bus experience. As I’ve told you before, we lived just inside Kentucky but neither the Kentucky bus nor Tennessee bus came by so we chose to continue going to Tennessee to school until we moved to Adairville. We either walked about a ½ mile to the bus stop or Mama would drive us to the stop. We would get on the bus and were expected to sit down and be quiet. Now the driver we had was Maurice Gossett Jr. If we got loud or unruly he would stop the bus and say “Now when you all sit down and be quiet, I will proceed, but we are going nowhere until you do.” We knew we best do what he said or we would be in trouble at school and home. Our parents considered it a privilege to go to school and to ride a bus because they had to walk several miles to go to school. They also expected you to behave. I remember my mother saying to me before I started to school. Now, I think you are smart and expect you to do well but I know you have been taught to behave so you better not ever bring home a bad grade in citizenship. And we didn’t miss the bus. You were expected to get ready and be there ahead of time. If you missed the bus, it was your fault. Times have sure changed. Not sure it’s in a good way either. My cousin said his granddaughter was complaining about having to walk half a block to catch the bus. The following weekend he took her to where his mother lived as a child and proceeded to drive to the school she went to which was several miles away. He then told her that they didn’t have a choice, they had to walk to school even in rain or snow and felt privileged to be getting an education. He said she kind of dropped her head and said she would never complain again.


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”


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