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Heart Of Adair Group Hosting Potluck By Fountain August 20, 1996

This article first appeared in issue 6, and was written by Linda Waggener.

The August Heart of Adair meeting will be in the form of a pot luck at the fountain on the square.

It's scheduled for Tuesday, August 20, at 7 p.m. Rain date is the following Tuesday, same time.

Everyone interested in downtown revitalization is invited. It will be a time to network with other business, civic and organizational leaders.

Bring a dish according to the first letter of your last name, going by the following list:

If your last name begins with the letter A-H: bring meat dishes, last names beginning I-P: vegetables/salads, Q-T: desserts, U-Z: can drinks or plates/cups/napkins and forks.

Cafe needs new owner

Cafe Columbia owner Ben Arnold says he is looking for a new owner, not a manager. He is interested in selling or leasing both the restaurant and the building. He could not be moved to reopen the restaurant at the July Heart of Adair meeting.

His Image Analysis business which has operated upstairs over the Cafe since his move here four years ago will relocate to the former Osh Kosh II on Burkesville Road in the near future, leaving both floors of the building on the square available.

City to maintain fountain

The City of Columbia Street Crew will take on the maintenance of the Fountain when the Cafe building is vacated. Mayor Curtis Hardwick says that while Donnie and Tiny are not excited about it, they will take care of the fountain and flower bed maintenance and repairs.

Tree project growing

Columbia will become a Tree City USA. Details about this beautification project will appear in a story provided by Jane Aaron, as information is available.

911 will soon be reality

Fiscal court passed an ordinance in July to add a $2 per month surcharge to each Adair Countian's phone bill for the cost of the service. Judge Vaughn's office says the transition is begun.

Mayor Hardwick asks for patience with the ramping that will have to happen next.

"I hope there won't be much inconvenience," Mayor Hardwick says, "there are some duplicated street names between city and county, so there will be a few necessary address changes in order for service to be provided without confusion and possible delays in emergencies."

Anyone having a duplicated address will be contacted by the city or county government and given instructions as to how to proceed.


Brenda Williams has put a new coat of paint on the Collins Drug Store building.

The Rotary Club is taking care of the round flower bed on the courthouse lawn.


Mackie Jo Pennington says thanks to the city for a donation of $500 to be used for hanging flower baskets on the square.

Festivals need volunteers

David Martin, Chamber of Commerce President, reports having recently received the resignation of the Fall Festival committee and asks for volunteers who might want to work with the project .

The Fall Festival grew out of what was started years ago as the annual Pepper Festival when Mary Allender was in charge of the Chamber.

The first of the year June Parson resigned as head of the Christmas Festival and a search is on for her replacement as well.

Heart of Adair Promotions Committee members are discussing working with the Chamber on the Christmas Festival.

David Martin can be contacted at 384-2052 for information, or to join efforts on the Fall Festival.

New Recruiter here

Sue Gibbens is the new industrial recruiter and is expected to be active in downtown revitalization. The office is located by the parkway at 1115 Jamestown Street and is open now. County officials as well as industrial board leaders Robert Flowers and Dan Antle are excited about her arrival and feel she has the right qualifications for the job.

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