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MIKE WATSON: 55 Years ago in Adair County

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

Redhounds Keep Perfect Record - by Travis Paul Scott: Coach Hubert Edwards' Columbia Grade Center Redhounds defeated Caverna 32-26 last Tuesday night for their 14th straight victory of the season...Sneed, 19; Gore, 7; R. Owens, 7; D. Owens, 6; Janes, 2. [Adair County News, 22 January 1958]

Country Music Program Slated - Pee Wee King and Others to Aid Local Polio Drive--Pee Wee King, of Louisville, Joe[l] Ray Sprowls and the Lincoln Jamboree and many others will join in on the county music festival to aid the Big March of Dimes benefit scheduled January 28. The program will get underway at 7:30 pm on Tuesday in the Adair County High School gymnasium. Also included on the program are Mike Page and the Kentucky Kouple, of Owensboro, Half Shot Jackson with his impersonation of Elvis Presley, the Sputniks, of Indiana, Charles Durham...Oris Gowen and Edwin Cundiff, both of Columbia, are co-chairmen.

A/3C Robert L. Dillingham was recently assigned to the 754th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron at Port Austin, Michigan.

Pvt. Joseph R. Ballou, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edd L. Ballou, was recently assigned to the 8th Infantry Division in Korea.

New Books at County Library - Library has Mrs. Giles fast-circulating books - "There are a great many books in the Adair County Library that the public should know about," Mrs. V.P. Henry, Librarian, said this week. "While some of these books are not newly published they are equally as good as some on the best seller lists of today. Many of them," she continued, "were given in memory of Paul Hughes, who was a former citizen of Columbia and whose sister, Mrs. Horace Cundiff, lives here now. All of these books listed today are excellent and came from his friends in many parts of Kentucky."

The library also has a number of Mrs. Giles' books but they circulate quite rapidly and are not often on the shelves when called for...

- MW

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