Hello to all the good people who read this column. I appreciate your interest. I come from a family who enjoy other people and I have inherited that trait. Both sets of grandparents came from the country and I love the country and/or small towns. Don’t get me wrong. I like to go to the big city occasionally but here I come right back to Logan County and the good folks that make this such a good place to live.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hall, of Adairville, was the honored citizen of the year at the town’s 70 Annual Strawberry Festival. She rode in the parade and received a special plaque and other honors. The recognition was in honor of her many years of service to the town.
Mrs. Virginia Lloyd was also honored for her support of Adairville and the love she has given to her town for so many years. She has helped many people, been a stalwart in her church and is loved by generations of citizens in the community. I know you are not suppose to tell a lady’s age but Mrs. Virginia is approaching 100 years young.
The oldest grocery chain in America is Piggly Wiggly. It is noted for good food, service and low prices. Logan County is lucky to have a Piggly Wiggly. It is located in the heart of Russellville at the Bethel Shopping Center. It has the distinction of being run by women who do a great job. Three of the outstanding employees of the store are Rita Stuart with 13 ½ years service, Bonita Shelton with 14 years service and Rose Marshall who has just completed her first year of service. Together they join at least 10 other employees in offering outstanding service and a quality store.
I am very proud of most of the young people coming out of Russellville City and Logan County Schools. They are receiving a very good education or should I say are being offered a very good education. Some do not appreciate the opportunity they have but most do! Many are going on to do great things and being good citizens. It takes a good work team of good teachers, administrators and support staff to make it all happen and we have that in place.
Hear Say!!!! Have you heard the reason Logan County men are so intelligent. It is in the water. It is the same reason there are so many pretty women in the county. I think we need and enterprising group to start bottling the water and help other people in surrounding counties.
Did you ever hear about the time Bonnie and Clyde came to Logan County for a visit with relatives. It seems word was out that they were coming and the Logan county law enforcement officers decided it was in the county’s best interest to leave Bonnie and Clyde alone. (No shoot outs!) The police had a meeting in a stone building and locked their selves in. They came out when all danger was past. They did not want to hurt the two famous bandits.
The “Mayor of Spa”, sometimes known as Hazel Fleming, and I had a very good lunch at the reopened Webb’s Restaurant in Lewisburg. The food was very good. The service was good as well. I even stopped at the nice flower shop on the main road and got Mrs. Hazel a flower. Mrs. Hazel has written for this paper for over six decades.
Start making plans to attend the upcoming Logan County Fair. More in up coming articles. I can tell you that it will be at the County Ag. Extension Center on the By-Pass in Russellville. Check the internet and look in this paper for more information.
It is time for me to go. Good night to each of you and good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email [email protected]