Hello from the wonderful town of Adairville in South Logan County. Sitting on the “big island” between the north and south branches of the Red River. The home of some 850 folks and my home as well.
Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday. Went to Cracker Barrel Restaurant with family and we had a great meal with all the good stuff. I have to admit that I had two servings of chicken and dumplings. The dressing was good too.
The town square looks great. All of the merchants have cooperated and the buildings around the square are lighted for the fifth year in a roll. By this weekend all the buildings should be lighted.
The decorating of private homes all around town is now underway. The chamber is sponsoring a tour of homes again this year. This will be this Saturday, December 1. See additional information in this issue of the paper or call 772-2175. The four sites are as follows:
1) Home of Dan & Barbara Hallman at 140 Fugate Avenue.
2) The home of Sean & Lee Willeford at 529 South Main Street.
3) Home of Rudolph & Kathy Wix at 308 West Gallatin Street.
4) The Art School owned by Charles & Jennifer Brindley
There will also be several businesses in town holding open houses this weekend as well. I have been sent a flyer regarding the Country Angel’s annual Christmas open house. The information is as follows:
Country Angel Gifts, 134 S. Main St., across from the BP gas station, is holding Open House this Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Questions - phone 539-2268. They also have tickets for the tour of homes available.
Shelia Bertram Byrd, who grew up in Adairville, will be signing her Devotional Cookbook, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Shop seven theme rooms - something for everyone on your list. Extra 10 percent off most items.
Refreshments, door prizes and plenty of free parking in the rear of the shop.
p.s. There is a large selection of UK items for sale in the shop.
I think the bank, Barnes Insurance, Debbie’s Beauty Shop and possibly several other businesses will be hosting events this weekend. (I have not received any notification so am not sure. Call for more info.)
Check the Davis Hardware store for some unusual small antique reproductions of old cars and trucks in their display case. They are great and inexpensive gifts.
“Ms. Debbie” has just repainted the front of her beauty shop and it does look good.
The building that formally housed the Hide Away Restaurant and Entertainment Center is for sale. Some of the equipment is for sale as well. I think the price of the building is currently about $45,000.
The site of the old Hoover and IGA Grocery is for sale. I hear the price has dropped from $150,000 to $100,000.
The site of the former Blick Adairville Flower Shop is still for sale after several years. The price has dropped considerably. Somewhere in the 30’s or 40’s.
Word is that the Nicodemus family is opening a shop next to the 431 Cafe on the town square. The property is owned by Walter Ray Clinard.
Donna Blake, mayor elect, was scheduled to speak to the Russellville Rotary Club on Thursday. I am a member of Rotary so I am looking forward to hearing Mayor Elect Blake speak.
The Adairville School and Logan County High School are sponsoring a number holiday events. Try to support our schools and the kids. I have ordered cookie mix and flowers that the students are selling. I expect to purchase several more things before all the selling is over.
It is my understanding that several of the churches are sponsoring special Christmas musical programs. Try to attend some of these.
The new addition to the Calvary Baptist Church is really taking shape. It will add much needed space for the growing congregation.
The Fish & Game Habitat is not hosting a Christmas dinner this year. Instead it is providing about 100 Christmas Baskets for people in the Adairville community. A very fine jester.
The Adairville School is taking donations so as to provide clothing and some food for those in need. Contributions are appreciated.
Pat On The Back - My pat on the back award for this week goes to Robert Blackford for all the good works he does. Robert is a good hearted person and his deeds usually go unheralded. I know he does a good many auctions for clubs and organizations to help them with their fund raisers. He recently helped out the Fish & Game Habitat with their recent fund raiser for Nannette Starks King. Thank you Robert and a big pat on the back!
WITH A SMILE - Seldom do I wear shorts in public. Maybe too large and maybe too old. I don’t know but I just usually do not do it. Last summer I was invited to a birthday party for a family friend. All the men attending were asked to wear a pair of walking shorts under their regular trousers. We were to put a birthday message on the back of the shorts and at the special time we took off our long trousers and wished our birthday lady a happy birthday wearing our walking shorts with their messages. Since two of the men attending and who had the special shorts on were preachers I guess it was not too outlandish! At any rate the event went off well and everyone seemed to have had a lot of laughs and a good time. (I had happy birthday printed on the back of my walking shorts.) Not very original but fun anyway.
Several weeks later it was in the 100’s and I was suffering from the heat. I decided to put on a pair of walking shorts and work outside. A little later I walked to Sonny’s Store and someone I saw wished me a happy birthday. I thought that was strange since it was not my birthday. A few minutes later someone else wished me a happy birthday. I thought what has gotten into these people.
Then I went by the Davis Hardware Store. I was standing at the counter talking to the Davis when several gentlemen sitting in the chairs in the store all wished me happy birthday. I protested that it was not my birthday. Then one on the bright guys asked why I was wearing a pair of red shorts with happy birthday on the back of them. Suddenly it dawned on me that I had put on the walking shorts from the party. I excused myself very red faced and headed for home next door. I did not return until I had my trousers back on. I still smile thinking about it. I still get kidded about it from time to time.
Time to go so I will say good night to all the sweet ladies in town and the highly intelligent gentlemen. Pray for Nannette Starks King. Good night Sweet Bertie Angel and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.