Hello my friends, good people and all who read this column. I am happy to be back another week and hope to share a little knowledge and maybe more.
My friend Bert who runs Bert’s Auto Supply, located in Russellville, has something very special. It is a very patriotic shirt ($15) with the picture of a serviceman on the front. It is a very special picture that pulls at your heart strings and makes you proud to be an American. Bert’s is located just behind the Bethel Shopping Center. By the way the young soldier pictured on the front of the shirt is none other than Bert himself. I bought two of the shirts and have been proud to wear mine.
I recently met three lovely ladies at the Chinese restaurant in Russellville. They were Sandra Givens who has cut hair for 48 years or since 1967, Treva White who also was a hair dresser for 30 plus years and Joann Henderson who worked at Red Cap for over 35 years. The ladies are from Spa and Lewisburg, Kentucky. They were a very enjoyable group that kept me laughing the entire time I was talking with them. It is wonderful to know that such lovely people live among us.
The Red River Fish & Game Habitat in Adairville is a 501 C3 charitable organization. The “club”, as it is called, is again planning a big 4th of July celebration. (Last year’s event may have included the largest fireworks event in the history of the county.) This year plans call for a bigger event with a giant Bar B Q dinner, live music and an even larger fireworks show. (Last year it lasted 45 minutes with eight people lighting the fireworks.) There will be door prizes and a couple of raffles. The event will be a fund raiser for the organization.
The 70th Annual Adairville Strawberry Festival is almost here. Saturday May 14 the week of events will start with a 5K Run. There will be lost of prizes for this event. Then there will be the big Car, Truck and Tractor show. Again lots of prizes! The 19 of May the rides for the kids start up and will run for three days. Arm bands are now on sale at city hall for $30 the same price as the last several years. (The arm bands allow unlimited riding for all three days.) The Baby Contest deadline is the 19 and the show on Saturday the 21 at Living Word Church. (The school has remodeling going on.) There will be live music daily the 19, 20 & 21. The annual reenactment of the Jackson-Dickinson Duel will be on Saturday 21 as well as the big parade. There will be lots of vendors, crafts and the like. For more information contact the Adairville City Hall at 270-539-6731.
By the way I am in charge of the annual auction Saturday May 21 following the annual parade at the Strawberry Festival. I need your help. I need donations of items that can be auctioned. If you can help please call me at 615-389-5495.
Holy Day Set By Florida Court – In Florida, an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy Days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.
The case was brought before the judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, “Case dismissed!”
The lawyer immediately stood and objected to the ruling saying, “Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays…”
The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, “But you do, your client, counselor, is woefully ignorant.” The lawyer said, “Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holidays for atheists.” The judge said, “The calendar says April 1st is April Fool’s Day. Psalm 14:1 states, ‘The fool says in his heart, there is no God.’ Thus it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned….”
You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!
This is National Teacher Appreciation Week. If you get a chance, thank a teacher this week for all the hard work they do to help our kids.
The lovely and dynamic Dianna Shore would be 100 years old if still alive. She grew up in Nashville. Tennessee and graduated from Hume Fogg High School in that city. She and my dad, Simon Dickerson use to sing on the radio, WSM, while in high school. Her dad was a local haberdasher and rented his shop from Sam Holt who was one of my uncles. I met Dianna Shore several times when she was visiting her dad’s shop or an uncle’s café that was next door. She always loved to talk about my dad that she apparently had a crush on. Happy 100 birthday!
Time to go! Good day to all the lovely ladies and the highly intelligent men of the county. “Good night to Mrs. Calabash where ever you are!”
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.