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Today, Mon., Sept. 1, 2008: Labor Day celebration underway

EVENTS: Spotlighting, in brief, today's events for Day 245 of 2008 (Leap Year - 121 days remaining).

  • TODAY IS LABOR DAY. Monday is Federal, Postal Holiday: Adair County, City, State, Federal offices, banks and schools are closed. Monday, September 1, 2008, is Labor Day
  • Today: No Classes, Adair County School District, Lindsey Wilson College
  • Columbia City Council does not meet tonight. Reg. Sept. meeting is Sept. 2
  • Today: Band Boosters will sell print at Buy, Sell, Swap and Trade Event
  • Today: ACPL Bookmobile is in on Holiday
  • 7:00amCT to 4:00pmCT: Buy, Sell, Swap and Trade Day on the Square
  • 8:00amCT: March of Dimes Bake Sale at Wal-Mart on Labor Day
  • 11:30amCT: Witchitaw Band will perform at free concert Labor Day City Park
  • 12:00 noonCT: RunDezvous Car Show at Fairgrounds
  • 1:00pmCT: Pinewood Country Club Labor Day Scramble
  • 6:00pmCT: Adair County Genealogical Society. The Adair County Genealogical Society will hold special dedication service in memory of historians and genealogists Randy Flowers and Ruth Paull Burdette.
  • 6:00pmCT: Cub Scout Pack 888 meets at CUMC. Labor Day: Call for possible alternate date
  • Reminder: Send mail from home to Adair Countians who are deployed to war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. How to mail to servicemen and list of addresses

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This date in history: Click Here to access facts from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia about this day in history.

Countdown to Second Sunday: It's only 41 days to Sunday, October 12, 2008, when Adair Countians make a bold move for a healthier, wealthier, happier community. Tentative location: The new Columbia Western Bypass by Adair Elementary School. A huge turn out is expected. For further information, contact Kelli Bonifer at the UK Extension Service.

Countdown to November 4, 2008 General Election 63 days remaining. Ballot position, local candidates Register to vote in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair Mon.-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pmCT.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008. No (0) Cases in Adair Circuit Court (Judge James Weddle). No (0) cases in District Court (Judge Michael Loy). Click Here to check Adair Court schedule at the Kentucky Court of Justice Website. To visit Adair Circuit Clerk site, Click Here

The 2008 Westlake Regional Hospital
Saturday, September 13, 2008! Events all day!

Westlake Primary Care - (270) 384-4764
Edmonton Primary Cre - (270) 432-5782
Westlake Primary Care of Russell County (270) 858-3636

Next blood draw: 6:30-9:00amCT: Tues., Sept. 2, 2008, First Letter of LastName N-O-P

Real Estate Auction Calendar:
There are currently many once in a iife time opportunities in Adair County Real Estate. For listings and links, Click Here

300 Bomar Heights

Thursday, September 11, 2008. 12:30pmCT. Absolute Auction, : 300 Bomar Heights, Columbia, KY. 15,500 sq. ft. Sprinklered former Medical Office/Hospital.
3.57 Acres. Remax 100 Auction Team/Hansford Auction Co. Click Here for more details

(ADV): To see What's Cooking in Adair County, KY, today, Click Here
  • BETTY'S OK COUNTRY COOKING KY 55 North/Campbellsville Road across from Trinity United Methodist Church, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-5664. Plenty of parking. Table seating for parties from 2 to ten. Sit down service or serve yourself at the big buffet.
    HOURS: Open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 5:00amCT to 9:00pmCT. Closed Sundays.
    ON THE BUFFET TODAY, Monday, September 1, 2008: Meats: Catfish. Baked Ham. Fried Chicken. VegetablesMashed Potatoes. Green Beans. California Medley. Corn. Speckled Butter Beans. Harvard Beets. Breaded Cauliflower. PintosOn the buffet cold bar: Pea Salad. Plus usuals Coleslaw. Peaches. Pears. Cottage Cheese. Pepper relish. Sweet onion. Buffet includes Cornbread. Rolls. Buffet consists of one Meat and Vegetables, one trip only, $7.25; Extra Meat, $1.25. Child's buffet for children under 6, $4.95. Three Vegetables, $3.95; Four Vegetables, $4.95, Vegetable Plate, $5.95.
    IN THE PIE CASE: Today's cobbler: Strawberry Cobbler. Special Cake: Homemade Apple Cake. Every day: Sugar free cheese cake. Peanut butter pie. Plus all our usual pies, starting with Betty's Famous Sand. and Chocolate. Butterscotch. Cocanut. Pecan. Apple. Caramel Apple. Banana Split. Lemon.
    FULL, COOKED TO ORDER BREAKFASTS served anytime. NEW! Everyday until 10:30! Chocolate Gravy and Biscuits! We have Grits. Try our Western Omelets. Country Ham. Pancakes. Sausage links. Gravy (White seasoned with sausage and Chocolate Gravy served until 10:30amCT.

    5097 Liberty Road, Vester, KY. Breakfast anytime. Lunches packed. Pies a specialty.
    "What are you having to eat today"
    Hotbar Special: Monday, September 1, 2008,: Barbecue Style Boston Butt Roast or Turkey & Dressing. Mashed Potatoes. Green Beans seasoned with Country Ham. Rosemary Red Potatoes. Coleslaw. Pasta Salad. Bob's Black Skillet Corn Bread.SANDWICHES: At Bob's, we'll cut a country store sandwich and fix it up the way you like it. Made to order eat in sandwiches with the widest variety of cold-cuts in Adair County. Eat here. Or let us fix your lunch to go.
    The PIE SITUATION: Lemon Pie. Chocolate Pie. Butterscotch. Also: Banana Split Cake. Holey Cow Cake.
    SPECIALS From the Drink Case: Aqua Fina bottled water, 99 cents! Also, 4/32 oz. Powerade Drinks, just $5.00. Dasani, 20 oz. just 99 cents.
  • BUFFALO HILLS RANCH,906 Greensburg ST in the Curves Building, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 385-9092. Dr. Smoothie Smoothies, Christian Gifts, Tanning Beds. Buffalo Meat--America's Original Health Food. Open 10am-7pm Mon-Tue & Thurs.-Fri. 10am-6pm Wednesdays. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Jim and Carol Leib, Owners. We accept Visa, MC, and Discover Credit Cards.

  • The DAIRY DIP,
    Jamestown ST, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 384-4644.
    Special Monday, September 1, 2008:
    Just because summer's coming to an end, it doesn't mean Dairy Dip's season is! We plan on staying open through the fall/winter season. Come by on Labor Day and help us celebrate! Regular Vanilla Soft Serve Cones that sell for 99 cents, Today only 59 cents! Have a happy and safe Labor Day.
    Look for posters in windows.
    Great deals, everyday. Stop in and see the colorful new picnic table umbrellas we ve added. There's no better place to enjoy the perfect weather we're having than to have a picnic lunch in the wonderful shady at Dairy Dip, and come down for a picnic under the stars tonight. - Patricia Willis.

    Start the day right. Take a box of Donuts from Donut Express on sales calls, to work, and home to be a hero everywhere you go today!
    Donut Express. 605 Fairgrounds ST, Columbia, KY. Nick Wortham, proprietor. Start the week off right. Make Today special with Fresh Hot Donuts from Donut Express. Take a $5.00 dozen box to work, on sales calls, or home to make the family happy. They're good! They hot and they're ready, today. Made right here in Columbia! And they're making Columbia famous!

  • RERUN'S HOLMES BEND GENERAL STORE. 3399 Holmes Bend Road, Columbia, KY.
    Phone (270) 384-7253: For carryouts and expedited orders. Let us prepare your Green River Lake picnic! Hours: Mon-Sat: 4:00am to 9:00pmCT.
    Breakfast: FOR THAT GREEN RIVER LAKE COUNTRY HAM BREAKFAST, this is the place. Best Country Ham on Green River Lake Breakfast Any time of day. Cooked to order. Eggs, bacon, ham, tenderloin, and the best sausage you ever ate. Country biscuits. Redeye or sawmill gravy. Generous portions. Kinfolks prices. We treat everybody like favorite cousins! Get Famous Nick's Made-in-Columbia Donuts right here.
    DAILY SPECIAL:Monday, Sepember 1, 2008:
    Labor Day. Every meal will be cooked to order today from Rerun's Extensive Menu.RERUN's: For The BEST FOOD on GREEN RIVER LAKE.
    Great Gas Stop Save money. Fill up your car and your boat tanks at Rerun's. PUTT-PUTT MINIATURE GOLF COURSE OPEN! Grand opening of Rerun's 18 hole Putt-Putt Miniature Golf Course. Just $2.00 per game per person. Check in at Rerun's Holmes Bend General Store to pick up clubs to play next door.

  • What's Cooking for Adair County School District Kids
    Tuesday, September 2, 2008: BREAKFAST: Sausage and Biscuit. Juice/Fruit. Choice of Low Fat Millk. Cereal choices and toast offered daily at breakfast. LUNCH: Cheeseburger on Bun or Chili Cheese Coney. French Fries. Baked Beans. Applesticks.. Choice of Low Fat Milk. Salads available daily. Fruit and/or juice offered daily with lunch.
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Columbian Theatre:
The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor It is rated PG-13 and will play nightly at 7:00pmCT and Sunday at 2:00pm only. -NATHAN COMPTON, Mgr., The Columbian Theatre

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"Chapter II. Planning" Rivermen of the Cumberland online today.INDEX to Rivermen of the Cumberland By Chris Bennett
The story will be carried in 8 mini chapters, they will go online as they are written. Just click on each chapter title, underlined and linked, as it is posted, to read it. The index will be carried in the "Today" section of ColumbiaMagazine for easy access.
Chapter I. "Why would any one take a river trip" tells my history on the river, and what inspired me to go on my trip.
Chapter II. "Planning" Planning the trip, and finding some one that would go with me.
Chapter III. "Day one" Creelsboro to Burkesville, 25 miles traveled in 5 hours
Chapter IV. "Day Two" Burkesville to Cordell Hull 89 miles traveled in 11 hours
Chapter V. " "Day Three" Cordell Hull to Nashville 157 miles traveled in 10 hrs
Chapter VI. "Day Four" Nashville to Lake Barkley 143 miles traveled in 11 hrs
Chapter VII. "Day Five" Lake Barkley to the Ohio, then on to the Mississippi, back to Paducah, Up the Tennessee River to KY Lake. 150+ miles traveled.
Chapter VII.I "Reflecting on our trip"

Academic calendarsSPORTS SCHEDULESAdair County Schools "Learning for a Lifetime"

For 2008-2009 School Calendar, Click Here.

School website was updated August 25, 2008Click Here Daily for the comprehensive Adair County Schools website. In a community with some of the world's best websites, this frequently updated one is a standout. Find your child's school for important contacts, athletics, clubs/organizations, faculty staff listings, SBDM Council meetings, events, and links.


2007 Adair County Band website. Doyle Lloyd, webmaster.

Click here for Adair County Band Audio Tapes. Great gifts!

Columbia Rotary Club's Adair County "Walk Around the World"
See Standards in CM Classifieds Healthcare
  • 24,901.5 miles is goal.
  • 307 Miles Walked, reported through July 30, 2008
  • 24,594.5 Miles to Go!
Send in your miles totals to : rotarywalk@gmail.Com
to be included in the next report, shortly after August 21, 2008

Click here for Adair County Band Audio Tapes. Great gifts!

Western Bypass from 24,000 feet, 13 minutes from Lexington, KY, photo by Doug Campbell, Columbia Pilot posted on CM on June 28, 2007.

Perry Parrish Aerial Photographs: CWB, others, August 9, 2008 Photos of Holladay Place, Majestic Yachts, The Long Bridge, the Adair Justice Center, Adair County Water Treatment Plant, ACES and ACHS, Green River Lake, and Adair School Property will be in the series.

Wolf Creek Dam
To access the Army Corps of Engineers Wolf Creek Dam website online, Click Here

Wolf Creek Dam Weekly Progress: Latest, Dated August 22, 2008 Water level, down, at 680.73 feet Click here for August 22, 2008 (latest) Wolf Creek Dam update.

2008 Kentucky Primary & Election Calendar & Candidates
See candidate filings for City Council, Constable, School Board, and Soil Conservation District races. Click Here

Click Here for 2008 Election Calendars at the Secretary of State's website.
To see the results by precincts or absentee voting, click on links below:
Absentee totals. White Oak.Eunice-Pellyton. Little Cake. East Columbia.Ozark.S. Columbia-Ozark. Glens Fork-Melson Ridge. Gradyville-Nell. Sparksville-Breeding. Milltown. West Columbia. Cane Valley-Holmes. Knifley-Roley. North Columbia. Hurt.

For complete filings at Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson's office for President, US Senator US Representative, State Representative, Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Court of Appeals, and District Judgeships, Click Here.

Voter Registration is open in the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair. Office hours 8:00am-4:00pmCT Monday, Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Qualified individuals who are not registered to vote may do so starting Wednesday, May 28, 2008. "Registration books are closed from April 22, through May 27, 2008. (fourth Tuesday preceding through first Monday following primary)(This time period may vary depending on whether the last day to register to vote falls on a state or federal holiday. If the last day to register to vote falls on a state or federal holiday, the period runs until the end of the next day which is not a Saturday or Sunday nor a state or federal holiday.)," according to Secretary of State Trey Grayson's website and word from the office of Adair County Court Clerk Sheila Blair.

Please remember to submit events, celebrations now for January 2008 and all of 2008 calendar of Events and Celebrations and to send new and updated entries for the Directory of Churches

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Miss Alta Garnett

2008-09-01 - Photo By Linda.
MS. ALTA GARNETT recalled days in the Beginners Class at Columbia Baptist Church in the days of the early 1940s with Ed Waggener, while youngster Melinda Atchley of Rerun's Holmes Bend General Store listens. Ms. Alta was enjoying breakfast with Joe R. and Ruby Barbee at Rerun's Sunday morning after church. In 27 more days, on September 28, 2008, Adair County will celebrate the 100th birthday of Ms. Garnett. Ms. Garnett has such a grand knowledge of Columbia from the days of her father's stage coach line to the many changes taking place in today's community.

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Good turn out of cars at Fairgrounds

2008-09-01 - Adair County Fairgrounds, Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
TERRY FARRIS and DEAN QUINN with the Green River Kruzers were pleased with the 100 plus cars on display in the infield at the Adair County Fairgrounds for the Rundezvous Car Show, free to the public, and is in progress now this afternoon. Despite the high 80s heat, a good turn of spectators had filled much of the parking area on the street side of the park.

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BSS&T Day world premier of Buffalo Hills Ranch cookhouse

2008-09-01 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo By Ed Waggener.
The 2008 Buy, Sell, Swap & Trade Day saw the debut of Buffalo Hills Ranch Cookhouse and mobile dining patio. The first day went well, under the stewardship of Wesley and Bridgett Staton, left, and owners Carol and Jim Leib, right. Buffalo burgers and hot dogs went really well, they said, as did their famous Dr. Smoothie strawberry, strawberry-banana, and pineapple smoothies. They didn't serve buffalo chili because of the extreme heat, they said. The mobile restaurant is available for catering parties, auctions, and celebration events. Jim Leib said that the first Adair County grown buffalo will be sold this fall.
Buffalo Hills Ranch is located at 906 Greensburg ST in the Curves Building, Columbia, KY. Phone (270) 385-9092. Smoothies, Christian Gifts, Tanning Beds. Buffalo Meat--America's Original Health Food. Open 10am-7pm Mon-Tue & Thurs.-Fri. 10am-6pm Wednesdays. Closed Saturdays and Sundays. Jim and Carol Leib, Owners. We accept Visa, MC, and Discover Credit Cards. Cooling Dr. Smoothie smoothies to beat the heat, enjoy a refreshing, healthy drink. In the Curves Building on Greensburg St.

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Scenic Adair Co., KY: A patch of wildflowers at Pellyton

2008-09-01 - Pellyton, District 1, Adair Co., KY - Photo By Betty Sue Jasper.
Betty Sue Jasper has captured a most beautiful moment at Pellyton, KY, where fall flowers are always beautiful. She captions the picture with a quote from Edna St. Vincent Millay, "I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and Not pick one."

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