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Russell Countian: You made Kentucky look Great!!

About: Daniel Villegas sends link to video of ACHS in parade

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

Thank you, Daniel Villegas. I could watch this all night long. I am so proud of Adair County and Kentucky. They looked and sounded amazing. I am a rival from Russell County, but am so proud of all of you. You really made Kentucky look Great!! Job well done. Happy Thanksgiving!

s/Judy Morrison


2009-11-26 19:09:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

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Knight in Shining Armor: A high honor



2009-11-26 - 42nd ST, New York City - Photo By Shamarie Claiborne. Justin Burris had the highest honor, getting to carry Anna Lloyd on his shoulders back to the waiting bus after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was over.
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Great, Wonderful. Perhaps greatest Adair Co. event

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

No doubt our Adair County Band was Great, Wonderful, and perhaps the greatest event Adair County has ever been honored with. I'm sure there was more Tv viewers watching this event than "Who killed JR?" Remember that one?But let us not be slack in our continued prayers to get all of our band and band supporters back home.

s/George Rice


2009-11-26 18:28:05 | Comments | Printable version

Daniel Villegas sends link to video of ACHS in parade

Daniel H. Villegas, the son in law of the late Ray Bault, has sent this link to a You Tube video of the Adair County Marching band in the Macy's 2009 Thanksgiving Day Parade. To view it, Click Here

Thanks, Mr. Villegas, for sharing this link. -CM


2009-11-26 18:15:52 | Comments | Printable version

Watched with pride from Atlanta, GA

About: Shamarie reports in: Again from under the Hudson River

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

Thanks to Shamarie for the reporting. I watched the entire parade - even saw super footage of Adair marching down a street as Al Coker (NBC) was doing an interview. This was before the performance in front of Macy's. Great view of our banner and the band marching.

Great music, great marching, great kids, great director........great fans. I'm one of those fans. Congratulations, Adair!

s/Bev Merritt
Atlanta, GA


2009-11-26 14:01:33 | Comments | Printable version

(ADV) A + Computers Store has moved

The local A + Computers store has moved to 702 Russell Rd, Columbia, KY Highway 80 across the street from Franklin Nissan car lot. We will be open starting the day after Thanksgiving on Friday 9:00am to 6:00pmCT.We will have a lot of items on sale and our best special will be FREE COMPUTER CLEAN-UP Friday only, a $65 value.

If you have a computer that is running slow, let us clean it up.

And the computer owner swears under oath that if you don' get the best computer service ever, it is free.COME IN AND CHECK OUT OUR NEW STORE!

-Thomas Wilson


2009-11-26 13:40:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Politics

Chuck Hinman: IJMA No. 161: Our old fashioned Thanksgiving

It was to have been an Old Fashion Thanksgiving, just like the Pilgrims enjoyed. But circumstances were such that it was several years before they could remember their one an only "Old Fashion Thanksgiving Dinner" and laugh themselves hysterically to sleep reliving the dreadful experience!
The next earlier Chuck Hinman story is Chuck Hinman, IJMA No. 323 Hi! Where Are You From?Reader comments to CM are appreciated, as are emails directly to Mr. Hinman at: charles.hinman@sbcglobal.net

By Chuck Hinman

It was the fall of 1952 and Connie and I were talking about plans for Thanksgiving -- our first together. We had just been married a few months and about the only thing we settled was "lets have an old fashioned Thanksgiving" -- whatever that is.

But in the days to follow, our plans began to fall in place. Best of all we would get to showcase Connie's hope chest as well as some of the nice things we had received as wedding gifts.


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2009-11-26 13:21:31 | Comments | Printable version

Friends from all over texting congratulations

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

I travel all over the place while making a living, and I was so proud of the way Adair County represented us!

Our band looked terrific, as I have received many compliments via text messages from friends all across the country!

Thanks to all of the band members current, and past who helped make this moment!

Thanks also to all of you who helped to fund this once in a lifetime moment!!!

s/Allen Owens


2009-11-26 12:33:03 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Event unified in positive way

About: Macy's parade showcases ACHS Marching Band

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

I watched as the ACHS Band strutted their stuff in the Macy's parade this morning. As a native Adair Countian and graduate of ACHS '66, I am proud of these young people and their supportive families and the community they represent. This is an event that has united all of you in a very positive way. The memories will last for a lifetime.

Margaret Bault Varble


2009-11-26 12:30:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Way to go Adair County!

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

The performance was fabulous. It should make the people of our area and across the entire commonwealth of Kentucky very proud. It takes great talent and hours and hours of hard work to do a show that tremendous.

It couldn't have been performed better by anyone. Thanks to all you superior band students, parents and to Mr. Allen and Mr. Emerson for a fantastic performance. Keep up the GREAT work.

s/Kathy Downey


2009-11-26 12:25:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Shamarie reports in: Again from under the Hudson River

To the Greatest Community, the Greatest Fans, in the World. Thanks for making this Wonderful Day possible!

By Shamarie Claiborne
Dictated to ColumbiaMagazine.com world headquarters
proudly located in the hometown of the World's Greatest Marching Band


As usual, it seems, I'm on my cellphone in the Bluegrass Tours bus in the Lincoln Tunnel under the Hudson River, headed "home'," this time, to New Jersey.

I'm proud to say that we got everybody over to New York. And now we've gotten everybody back to our hotel in New Jersey.

I just called my Dad, Jimmy Harper, at home on Appen Avenue, and he said the show on NBC Tv couldn't have been better. He said everybody there in Columbia is walking on air and that there is excitement about the band everywhere he's been.

That's so great to know. From streetside in Manhattan, the show was perfect, too. We are so proud of these kids. These great musicians. These wonderful students. These good people. These great athletes.

I think you have to give them that. They are athletes too. Athletes with an almost military discipline. They were up at 2 A.M. this morning, perfecting (I know we can never use that word in marching band context, but it's hard not to occasionally drop in a "perfect" when you talk about these kids). You'd almost have to give the spectators that, too, that they are athletes too.. People were packed on the sides of the street, standing for up to three hours to see the parade.

Dusty and I made our way through a city block solid with people. And when we emerged, another person from the country said, "How do you do that?" I just told her that if I could make my way through a 100 acres in The Holler, it's no problem to get through a city crowd with a map and street names.When the band came down the street, everybody, from our core supporters to people from around the world, seemed to sense they were seeing a very, very special group. I knew we were at our best when I saw a woman from Brazil break into an impromptu dance when she heard the Adair County Band music.. These kids such make everybody's heart sing, whether they even know where Columbia, KY is or not.

Daddy told me the show went off without a flaw from his front row seat on NBC television. We thought it did, too.

And that kiss seen round the world.... I don't think Les Herbst will ever forget it. I'm sure the world won't.

What theatre!

I'll have some pictures to you soon. Right now, most of us are exhausted.

We're just waiting to get to our rooms to rest.

We've just been eye-witnesses to what may be Adair County, KY's greatest moment. -Shamarie

2009-11-26 12:19:29 | Comments | Printable version

Make every November 26 Adair Co. Band Day!

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

I just finished watching the parade. The band did a GREAT job as usual. It is a great honor to do what they just did. They have really worked hard. This was a once in a lifetime thing for them. I think in order to remember this big event each year we should have November 26th as Adair Co. Band Day. We are so proud of each and every one of you.

s/Sharon M. Burton


2009-11-26 11:52:05 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Band/MACYs 09: You Kids Rock!

About: Macys parade showcases ACHS Marching Band

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

I watched the band this morning from here at home in Columbia, and they did a great job. I am very proud of you all. even though I don't have any family in the band. I am still proud of each and every one of you kids. You kids rock! Have a happy Thanksgiving and a safe trip home.

s/Devonna McVay



2009-11-26 11:22:29 | Comments | Printable version

Former band members filmed for Lex 18

Sheila Blair, Susan Lewis, Yulanda Bradshaw, Rhonda Loy, and Denise Grant gathered for a great moment in history. The event was filmed, and offers another must see Tv show today

ColumbiaMagazine.com,

I just watched the greatest band in the world, along with fellow former band members Susan Lewis, Yulanda Bradshaw, Rhonda Loy, and Denise Grant. We gathered together for this great moment in history and had the time of our lives.

There were screams, applause, and of course tears.

We all know the pride and excitement that these kids were feeling while performing in the parade.

As usual, they did an awesome job and have made Adair Co. and Kentucky proud once again.

There was also a news crew from Lexington Tv 18 there this morning to film us watching the parade.

This will air on tonight's news cast at either 4:30pm or 5:00ppm Columbia time.

Very Proud Adair County Band Alumnus
s/Sheila Blair


2009-11-26 11:16:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Former teacher at ACHS: Great Job!!

About: ACHS/MACYs 09 What a great sound

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

As a former resident of Columbia and teacher at ACHS, I was so proud of the ACHS band this morning on NBC. They did an awesome job and were so deserving of the honor of being in the parade. Great job!! Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends in Columbia!!

s/Debra Shaw


2009-11-26 11:04:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Eric Graves, Proud ACHS Band fan: Awesome!

To ColumbiaMagazine.com

It was awesome to see the ACHS band on TV. Great job Tom, Tim, Matt and all the band members and their parents. Have a great time in New York and a safe trip back. "The Greatest Band In The Land."

s/Coach Eric Graves


2009-11-26 11:00:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Band showed Okechobee, FL friends how great it is!

About: ACHS Marching Band on TV in Macys parade 09

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

As grandparents of Natalie and Wes Walker, we proclaimed to all our friends in Okechobee, Fla, the characteristics of the award-winning Adair County, Kentucky band. The performance was awesome and shows the dedication and the ability of Adair's own.

Judie and Bobby Rice


2009-11-26 10:54:35 | Comments | Printable version

From Lawrenceville, IL: Congrats!!

About: ACHS/MACYs 09: What a great sound!

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

I watched the Macy's parade online in real time and on NBC...I'm from Lawrenceville, Illinois, and just had to say 'Congrats!!" to everyone!! You guys looked good and did a good job...What a way to show pride from the middle of America!!! Congrats again!!

s/Helen Gottfried



2009-11-26 10:40:24 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS BAND/MACY's 09:
Proud doesn't seem sufficient


To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

"Proud" doesn't seem sufficient. They couldn't have represented Adair County any better. Outstanding. Great kids from great families.

Thanks,
Doug McCammish


2009-11-26 10:35:26 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS/Macys 09: The Band looked great

About: Accolades coming in for bands spectacular show

To ColumbiaMagazine.com

The Band looked great and a lot of people are very proud of the kids. I did not like the lack of recognition that the community received when the announcer said "the kids paid their own way."The way I looked at it, they worked; but we, the "community" paid their way.

I'm sure not knocking the band for being there; it is a great honor for them and area, the NBC network was misinformed or misunderstood.

s/Joe Hare

The network misunderstood, as Vice President of the Band Boosters Chris Knifley wrote to us immediately after the band was seen all over the world. They were given the correct information by The Band. -EW


2009-11-26 10:28:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Absolutely beautiful! from ACHS 65 alumnus

About: Accolades coming in for bands spectacular show

To ColumbiaMagazine.com

I was so proud of the ACHS band today as they performed in the parade. They were absolutely beautiful! Way to go, ACHS!

Wanda Vaughn


2009-11-26 10:17:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

ACHS BAND/MACYs 09: Great Show!!!

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

Great show!!! R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Gary Lynn Curry


2009-11-26 10:11:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

ACHS/MACYs 09: What a great sound!!!

About: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade showcases ACHS Marching BandTo ColumbiaMagazine.com:

What a great sound!!!l

I would like to say thank you to everyone that contributed financially or otherwise to make this trip of a lifetime possible for these deserving kids.

I would also like to comment on a statement made by Meredith as the band left the show area.She stated that the band paid there on way, and as anyone from this community knows, that was not the case.

She was not provided with that information from anyone associated with the band.

The information regarding fund raisers and donations was given to NBC, however, it was lost in translation.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped. As a band parent, I am so proud of the band and the support this community has shown for these great students.

Very appreciative,

Chris Knifley
Vice President, Adair County Band Boosters




2009-11-26 10:08:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

MACYs PARADE 09:
Accolades coming in for band's spectacular show!


To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

Just wanted to say that I was proud to watch the band in the parade. They make me proud to say I know some of them and a lot of the parents. Way to go, Adair County Band.

s/Larry Joe Murray


2009-11-26 09:41:25 | Comments | Printable version

AWESOME!
ACHS marching band looked fantastic in Macy's TG parade


Just watched the Adair County High School marching Band take control of NYC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade -- they were totally awesome!! Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com

2009-11-26 09:39:22 | Comments | Printable version

Special News, Ads, Thurs., Nov. 26, 2009: Thanksgiving Day!


KENTUCKY SWINE FLU STATUS:Latest update, as checked at 4;15pmCT, November 24, 2009, lists 33 swine flu deaths in Kentucky since August 1, 2009. For a complete county-by-county listing of flu activity in Kentucky, Click Here Please note that the cases reported have less meaning. The chart has a disclaimer noting that the report of cases is only a sampling. The swine flu death reports are up to date.

Last check at Courthouse and Update, 4:00pm, Nov. 25, 2009: Follow updated lists, political announcements at Election 2010 in CM Classifieds

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2009-11-26 09:05:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Three Russell Countians charged in daycare case

Full story Lex 18.com. November 25, 2009 at 10:46pmET: Former Russell County Daycare Employees Criminally Charged concerns grand jury indictments against three individuals former employees of Small Steps Child Care, Russell Co., KY.

2009-11-26 08:50:42 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: So proud of Adair County Band today!

To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

I'm glad to see the Adair Co. High School Band in the Macy's parade...

Proud they have won so many awards, both state and national.

Would you believe not a word about it in the Courier Journal? No surprise there!

Wishing them many future awards.. and a safe trip home..

s/Carolyn Plahuta


2009-11-26 08:31:32 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

2009 Deer Hunt: Green Co. still at top with 769

Green County continues to be the top Deer Hunting County in the Seven-County area, according to the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife as of 9amCT, Thursday, November 26, 2009. The figures for all Seven Counties are as follows:
  1. Green County, 769 deer
  2. Casey County, 708 deer
  3. Adair County, 665 deer
  4. Metcalfe County, 592 deer
  5. Taylor County, 556 deer
  6. Cumberland County, 451 deer
  7. Russell County, 256 deer
To follow the report for all 120 Kentucky Counties, visit Kentucky Deer Harvest at KY Fish & Wildlife


2009-11-26 08:09:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Macy's Coverage on NBC is on the air now, at 8amCT

Coverage of the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade began at 8amCT this morning on NBC.

Adair County is expected to be on the air at approximately 9:15CT, but most people in South Central Kentucky will be watching continuously to catch it all and not miss anything.

In Columbia, the show is on Duo-County Channel 9. The parade is being seen by 50 million and is the largest Thanksgiving Parade in America.


2009-11-26 08:05:53 | Comments | Printable version

Loved Jim story of Thanksgiving 100 years ago

It seems as though Thanksgiving is nothing more than a gateway to Black Friday to our society
About: Thanksgiving 100 years ago in 1909 in Columbia KY by "Jim."

By a Sentimental Citizen of Adair Co.

I loved this story about Thanksgiving 100 years ago.

It makes one think of the changes that have taken place within tradition itself but as well as the comaradery that must have been apparent among our community.

I can't imagine what it would have been like to have been alive back then. It seems as though Thanksgiving now is just nothing more than the gateway to Black Friday for our society.

Many have forgotten Thanksgving and went straight to Christmas from halloween.

My sister and I were just talking this week about the changes just within our family in regards to tradition.

It seems with every passing generation things change.

Thanks for the story and the opportunity to reflect but most of all for the subtle reminder to slow down and enjoy those traditions that are familiar to us today, because with the passing of times everything sees a definitely change. Sentimental Citizen.


2009-11-26 07:46:38 | Comments | Printable version

ADV) ACHS Band on Tv at Quick Stop Today

Quick Stop, 702 Campbellsville RD, Columbia, KY is open now, serving Breakfasts to Order until 10:30am closing time today. Don't worry about missing the Adair County Marching Band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade when you come in - our Tv will be tuned to it. We're diehard supporters of the Best Marching Band in America!

2009-11-26 06:16:57 | Comments | Printable version

(ADV) Rerun' open with the ACHS Marching Band on Tv today

Watch the ADAIR COUNTY MARCHING BAND at RERUN'S this morning
RERUN'S is OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY from 4amCT to 1pmCT serving anything you want from the Extensive Rerun's Menu, cooked to order! Best Breakfast, and Lunches on Green River Lake. Of course we'll have our Duo-Co. Telecom powered Big Screen Tv tuned to NBC-Tv to Join the World Watching the Adair County Marching Band in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this morning. Join us. If you're in New York and your cell phone's handy, give us a call at (270) 385-1077 and let us know to watch for you on Tv. Rerun's: Strong supporters of the Adair County Marching Band!


2009-11-26 06:10:53 | Comments | Printable version

(ADV) Huddle House is open Thanksgiving Day

Yes, HUDDLE HOUSE in CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY, is OPEN TODAY
HUDDLE HOUSE, 398 Campbellsville ByPass, Campbellsville, KY, is open today, Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2009, as it is every day, 24 hours a day. Gaylon Yarberry, the Toria, Adair County, KY native and owner of the Huddle House in Campbellsville, KY invites all his friends over today and every day a great breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Remember the convenience of Huddle House when you shop Campbellsville on Black Friday. Huddle House is located in the middle of the regions's largest shopping district. See the Huddle House MENU, then come on over and enjoy the food.


2009-11-26 05:46:59 | Comments | Printable version

Obituary: Bro. Carl Read, Taylor Co., KY

He was former pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a Mason, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Promise Keepers

Bro. Carl Thomas Read, Gratz, KY, formerly of Campbellssville, died November 24, 2009, in Owenton, KY.

Graveside services will be at 1pmET/Noon CT, Saturday, November 28, 2009, at the Brookside Cemetery, West Main ST, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Ken Forman. Visitation will be at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, from 11am-1pmET, Saturday, November 28, 2009.


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2009-11-26 05:22:39 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Obituary: Martha Stein, 85, Taylor Co., KY

She was a retired employe of Bell South Telephone and was a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church

Martha H. Stein, 85, Campbellsville, KY, died Wednesday, November 25, 2009, in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 4pmET/3pmCT, Friday, November 27, 2009, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY by Dr. Skip Alexander and Rev. Johnnie Hall. Visitation will be from 1pmET to 4pmET, Friday at the funeral home.


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2009-11-26 04:56:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Country Junction re-opens tomorrow in new location

A Columbia business has a new location. Sheila's Country Junction, formerly located on the Public Square in Columbia, KY, is re-opening at 503 Burkesville ST., Columbia, KY, on Friday, November 27, 2009. The store will be open on that day from 9am to 5pmCT. For the holiday season, owner Sheila Hare said she will have gift and decorating needs, candles, silk arrangements, wreaths, decorative trees, angels, throws, and pictures. The store will continue to carry items for funerals.

2009-11-26 04:32:00 | Comments | Printable version

Gene Hoots recognized at special Jeffries Hdw. event

Retired electrician receives flag flown over US Capitol in his name, Kentucky Colonel certification, and recognization from Leon Lewis and Jeffries Hardware for his service as a retired electrician in Columbia
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By Pam Hoots

Gene Hoots of Columbia was recognized today by US Representative Ed Whitfield's office, represented by Sandy Simpson, with a flag flown over the US Capitol in his name. Sandy Simpson said, "We appreciate your service as a World War II veteran; and, your years of community service in Columbia and Adair County."


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2009-11-26 04:02:18 | Comments | Printable version

Unemployment figures up slight in October 2009

Casey County counters 7-County trend, shows improvement

Unemployment figures increased slightly in October 2009 over the previous month in six of the seven counties in our area. Casey County countered the trend, with unemployment declining one-tenth of one percent there

Unemployment in 7-County Area
October 2009. U.S. comparable rate, 9.5%; Statewide KY, 10.7%; Lake Cumberland ADD, 11.4%; Barren River ADD, 11.5%
  1. Casey County, 10.1% unemployed
  2. Taylor County, 10.7% unemployed
  3. Adair County, 11.1% unemployed
  4. Green County, 12.6% unemployed
  5. Russell County, 13.3% unemployed
  6. Cumberland County, 15.1% unemployed
  7. Metcalfe County, 15.7% unemployed
Metcalfe County's 15.7% was fifth highest in the state, while Cumberland County, at 15.1%, was the seventh highest in the state.

All counties in the Seven-County area had dramatic increases over figures for October 2008, but it was toward the end of that month, in the last year of the Bush administration, when the bottom fell out of the world economy.

For figures for the entire state, see the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet PDF chart at Kentucky Labor Force Estimates Preliminary October 2009


2009-11-26 03:50:24 | Comments | Printable version

Two vehicle injury accident Thanksgiving eve 2009

KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY Trooper Fred Cornett investigates

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

(WASHINGTON COUNTY, KY) - A two vehicle collision occurred Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at approximately 8:18pmET, in the limits of Fredericksburg, KY on US150.

The collision occurred when a 1998 Dodge, being operated by Margaret Riley, age 61, of Cox's Creek, KY was attempting to pull into the Westbound lane of US150 from a church parking lot and pulled into the path of a 2002 Toyota, operated by Craig Arnold, age 38, of Springfield, who was traveling East on US150. The Arnold vehicle struck the Riley vehicle in the driver's side.


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2009-11-26 03:09:02 | Comments | Printable version

Sparksville Baptist Church Hanging of the Greens, Nov. 29, 2009

Sparksville Baptist Church, 9401 Sparksville RD, Columbia, KY, will be hosting their Hanging of the Greens Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 5pmCT. After the program a Thanksgiving meal will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please call if transportation is needed, (270) 634-4659. -Candice Compton Robertson

2009-11-26 02:57:22 | Comments | Printable version

Thanksgiving 100 years ago, in 1909, in Columbia, KY

Businesses closed at 10:30. There was a community service with the offering divided among the churches. The Columbia Hotel was open (where the Adair Annex is today). And, in the evening there was the weighing social, of course.

By "Jim"

The December 1, 1909 News, in a couple of no-words-wasted reports, told readers all they needed to know about Thanksgiving activities in Columbia:


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2009-11-26 02:30:27 | Comments | Printable version

Remembers Ed Baker at LW in 1940s

About: Setting the record straight on Edd Baker at LWJC
To ColumbiaMagazine.com:

When I was in HS and College Ed Baker was on campus with Velvie and Ed Cooper. I do not remember who else was in the maintance department at the time, but I do remember those three. I do not know when Ed Baker was hired, but he was there during the times I was on campus in the late 1940's and 50's at least. I assume this was the same Ed Baker who later had the shoe shine parlor in the old Hotel.

s/Martha Berry


2009-11-26 02:14:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback


Birthdays and Anniversaries for November 26
Happy Anniversary, Lacy and Jill Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allison Rountree Spoon | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bishop King, Jr. | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, David Taylor | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jacob Polston | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kayden Ryan Bennett (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Keith Reynolds | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kevin Reynolds | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kylie Madison Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michelle Ashbrook (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Nealia Baker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Randall Burton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sam Baker (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sara Foos (1981) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa A. Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa A. Grider (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Victor Drake Sneed (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Greg Holt, Adair Co., KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Danny Hart, Russell Co., KY (1948) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Faye Bault Adair County, KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Neal Fletcher, Cumberland Co., KY (1934 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Dial Smith, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary W. Mann, 56, Russell County, KY (1956-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bishop King, Adair County, KY (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory of Frances Smith, Adair County, KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Thursday, November 26, 2009
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00amCTFor Restaurants Open today, Check "What's Cooking" | (ID:6394, Comment)
7:45amCTThanksgiving Break. No school November 23-27, 2009 in the Adair County School District. | (ID:6054, Comment)
8:00amCTClosed Thanksgiving: C-AC Chamber of Commerce, 201 Burekesville ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:6377, Comment)
Adair County government offices closed today
The following offices will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2009, for Thanksgiving: Adair County Judges Office. Adair County Clerks Office. Adair County PVA Office. Adair County Attorney. | (ID:6391, Comment)
9:15amCTAdair County Marching Band on NBC-Tv in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade | (ID:6393, Comment)
11:00amCTThanksgiving Dinner at Bowling Park, Edmonton, KY
Bowling Community Park, 1608 W. Main ST, Edmonton, KY, would like to invite you and your family to attend a Thanksgiving Dinner, Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009. If you are in need of a warm meal, and a place to be on the Thanksgiving Holiday, please let us know by October 23, 2009. To reserve your seat please call (270) 432-7204. Dinner will be provided at two separate times: 11am-12 noon CT and 1pm-2pmCT. Please let us know what time is best for you and your family. To reserve your seat please call (270) 432-7204. Reservations are required. Maybe you have plans, but want to help? Bowling Community Park is also looking for volunteers to help on Thanksgiving Day. If you are interested in volunteering please call (270) 432-7204. | (ID:5767, Comment)
4:30pmCTHoliday. No meeting. Friends of the Library meet on fourth Thursday
This would be the regular time for the meeting. But Call first. Holiday. May not meet or may be rescheduled
The Friends of the Library meet every fourth Thursday at 4:30pmCT at the Adair County Public Library. Dues for 2009 are $10 per individual and $15 per family. For more information please call the library at (270) 384-2472. The library is located at 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY 42728. -LEE ANN JESSEE, Director, ACPL. | (ID:5848, Comment)
7:00pmCTBecause of Holiday, Call First; may not meet.
Regular Monthly Meeting of Columbia VFW Post 6097 and Ladies Auxiliary Post 6097

Holiday. This would be the regular time for the meeting. But Call first. Holiday. May not meet or may be rescheduled Check with commander for November meeting
Regular meetings each fourth Thursday at the VFW Hall, 413 Fairground ST, Columbia, KY | (ID:5851, Comment)

 






















 
 
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