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Giant Oak at Charity Baptist Church is gone

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A giant oak which has been like a stalwart, reassuring old friend to long time members of the Jericho Community, Green River Lake visitors, and especially to the members of the Charity Baptist Church, where it stood, was felled by wind Sunday, May 22, 2011.

For a brief time the tree blocked traffic on Holmes Bend Road. Charity Baptist Church member George Rice recorded scenes from clean up by Kentucky Highway Department crew members, the Adair County Search and Rescue Team, and volunteers, whose work quickly restored passage.

This story was posted on 2011-05-23 07:40:15
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The big oak that was at Charity Baptist Church

2011-05-22 - Jericho, District 6, Adair Co., KY - Photo by George Rice. The Big Oak Tree that was. This big oak tree has been a part of the identity of the Charity Baptist Church located at 4072 Holmes Bend Road for many years, but it was destroyed by the wind, this day, Sunday May 22, 2011. -George Rice
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KY Highway Dept. quickly cleared Holmes Bend RD

2011-05-22 - Photo By George Rice.
Many thanks to Junior Brown and his Kentucky State Highway road crew which assisted in clearing the road at 4072 Holmes Bend Road after the big oak tree from the church yard of the Charity Baptist Church blocked the traffic for a period of time. We appreciate the prompt work of our highway department. -George Rice Photo 2011-05-22 by George Rice.

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Adair SAR Team helped clear debris from Sunday storm

2011-05-22 - 4072 Holmes Bend RD, Columbia, KY - Photo by George Rice.
Men to our service. Thought it would be nice to give our Adair County Search and Rescue (SAR) team some recognition as these men made many stops about the county this day May 22, 2011 cleaning fallen tree tops and debris on our roadways. Here these men are pictured helping with the cleanup at Charity Baptist Church. Pictured are Joe Collins, Derrick Redmond, Jeremy Snider and Jerry Rector. -George Rice

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