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(Ad) Red Tick Coon Hunting Dog lost, Egypt/Plum Point area

(Update: The dog has been found. Blake was called Monday morning, June 17 2013.). Red Tick Coon Hunting Dog lost Saturday night in the Egypt/Plum Point area. Dog is a 5 year old male and has a green collar. If found, please call Blake Cowan at 270-634-4298.

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Celebrating completion of session at LWC: KY YMCA group

2013-06-16 - 104 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Tish Paris. After a week on campus at Lindsey Wilson College, these Kentucky YMCA members had a close of session celebration lunch at TaP's Diner in Downtown Columbia, KY, on the very busy June Dairy Day/Farmer's Market/Green River Kruzers car show Saturday, June 15, 2013. They are, by table, clockwise around each table (we don't know how to give a starting point): Left front round table: Maya Burke, Caitlyn Vissing, Jessee tran, Nick Davis, Hannah McCandless, Sadie Saylor; right front rectangular table:Carson Thomas, (back end of table), Forrest Courtney, Amy Teta, Andrew Schneider, Alex Carter, and Jonathan Pezzi; back table/front of restaurant: Caleb Dunn, Ashton Arvin, Fletcher Lyon, Erin Walsh, Caroline Resch, tyler Olgas, McKenzie Portwood, Nick Travis, Kylie Feger, Jeremy Ball, Erin Reynolds. Mallory Sharp, and Andre Dowell. Some will be returning, including Hannah McCandless (yes, McCandless Hall is named for a relative, but she won't be staying in that residence hall), who acted as spokesperson for the group. Everyone was having a good time in Columbia before leaving for their own wonderful Kentucky hometowns.
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Adair Co. High SBDM Council meets Mon., June 17, 2013

The Adair County High School's regularly scheduled SBDM Council meeting will be Monday, June 17, 2013, at 9amCT in the library at ACHS, 526 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY - Troy Young, Principal

2013-06-16 18:57:04 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Mike Watson: A Four Star Family, World War II

Remembering on Father's Day: His father, Carl Watson, and three uncles served in World War II. Almost miraculously, all returned from the war, and none of them were wounded
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By Mike Watson

In honor of our dad, Carl Watson, and our uncles, Cameron, Hugh and William, all of whom served overseas in World War II, I offer here a short front page item from The Adair County News, 9 June 1943.
"A Four Star Family--When William Watson left today for Fort Benjamin Harrison to enter the Armed Forces, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Watson, of Inroad, became the head of a "four star family." perhaps the only one in all of Adair County. William's three brothers were already in service and he was the only remaining son that Mr. & Mrs. Watson could offer to Uncle Sam. Cameron Watson is station in Louisiana, Carl and Hugh Watson are stationed at camps in Washington State..."
There were undoubtedly other four star families in Adair County before the World War ended. In lieu of a "candle in the window" the families of servicemen obtained and proudly posted in a front window a card with luminescent stars, one for each one from that household serving the United States of America. Our grandparents, Milton and Mollie Reeder Watson, had at least two cards with the stars. No one knows what happened to the one with four starts, but the photo is of the one with two stars, representing the first two sons who went to war.

Thankfully, all four of the Watson boys came home and none were wounded in action. A miracle, one might say. So, in honor of Father's Day and Flag Day (June 14th), Salute! - Mike Watson

2013-06-16 11:29:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Carol Perkins: VBS was more creative in old days

In the old days, Vacation Bible Schools more creative, than they are in today's world. She remembers it as an exciting time, when youngster were looking for more to do, when kids lives weren't so highly organized. Carol Perkins writes in today's column. 'Young people are very busy. They are scheduled and their activities are kept on calendars by anxious parents who sometimes run sideways. Life is such a whirlwind in most families, I am glad I don't have to keep up. When I visit my grandchildren, I am worn out from all their activities.' She adds, and strikes a chord with CM.
The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: Step right up - the county fair

By Carol Perkins

Not long after school ends, many churches begin their Bible schools. There was a time when a child went to his own church's Bible school and then also went with his friends to their Bible schools. By the time June had ended, every child in the county could sing "This Little Light of Mine" backwards.

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2013-06-16 11:03:00 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

The 2013 Metcalfe Co. Fair: An album

Johnnietta Jessie sent some photos from the 2013 Metcalfe County Fair collected in a photo album for the convenience of readers. Should others wish to add to the collection they may do so by submitting using any Contact/Submit button

2013-06-16 10:31:05 | Comments | Printable version

Poetry by Robert Stone: Recurring stuff - a villanelle

Recurring stuff - a villanelle of misunderstanding
by Robert Stone
Reasons not enough
Repetition bored
Year by year rebuff

Questions spoken gruff
Whys become a horde
Reasons not enough

Explanations fluff
No redemption scored
Year by year rebuff

Just recurring stuff
Loving unexplored
Reasons not enough

Choices all are tough
Patience magic sword
Year by year rebuff

Greetings ever gruff
Answers still ignored
Reasons not enough
Year by year rebuff

- Robert Stone, 16 June 2013
The next earlier Robert Stone poem: Poetry by Robert Stone: Talents differ, a sonnet

2013-06-16 10:02:59 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone

Dutch Dad reminds writer of her own father

A Father's Day Memory of Earl Reid Marcum

By Linda Waggener

Thank you, Peg Schaeffer, for sharing your story about your father. It touched me so much, especially your comment which I too, have felt often, "I wish I had been a better daughter.

My dad, Earl Reid Marcum, was a beautiful man with a warm spirit who encouraged me to always put others first, think on the good side, and to always remember to smile.

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2013-06-16 09:48:03 | Comments | Printable version

Downtown Columbia, KY: A great place to meet and talk

Observer defines the Quintessential element of nostalgia for Downtown

An Astute Anonymous Observer writes:
Ed, great coverage on the June Dairy Day/Farmers Mkt on the Square. Loved the shot of Mema shopping at the "Cane Valley Mall". I loved your idea about people meeting on the square, in down town Columbia, just to talk. Lots of good places like Cafe on the Square, TaPs, Farmers Market. Fountain Plaza and our beautiful Court House.

I think those men who met and whittled - a "manly thing" - at the courthouse, just used the whittling as an excuse to meet and talk. Women don't need any excuse! LoL Thanks a bunch! - Unsigned. CM signs it from "An Astute Anonymous Observer"
Comments re photo 49981 Cane Valley crafts mall for grandparents and collectors

2013-06-16 06:59:53 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Happy Tail - Peg's Memories of her Dutch Dad on Father's Day

Perfect for Father's Day, 2013. It was a story Peg Schaeffer says she's had in her head for weeks, but it didn't come out until how - at a perfect time. It's one of happy memories of her incredibly wonderful Dutch born father. It's sure to strike a chord with every reader whose Father is now gone, of unforgettable memories of Fathers they are so proud of today, would love to spend more time with now that they can't; yearn to take down their every word now. And wondered why they didn't then. Click to read this entire story with photo(s), likely to be someone's nomination for the best ever CM story, and sure to make most readers' Top 10 ever. - EW
The next earlier Happy Tail: Happy Tail - It Takes A Village

By Peg Schaeffer

My father was born in Arnhem, Holland on April 8, 1899. I inherited my love of animals, especially horses, from him.

While in Holland he served on the Queen's Calvary. I always listened to stories about Queen Juliana. As a little girl I remember riding on my stick horse as he played "Marching to the Coldstream Guards" on the record player. He would tell me the various moves the horses would perform during different parts of the music and I would do the maneuvers on my stick horse.

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2013-06-16 04:38:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Happy Tails by Peg Shaefer

Tom Chaney: A Merrier Companion there never was

Of Writers And Their Books: "A Merrier Companion There Never Was". Tom reviews Atchafalaya Houseboat by Gwen Carpenter, who together with Calvin Voisin, "a merrier companion there never was," decided in 1970 to recreate the vanishing life of their ancestors in the Atchafalaya Swamp. This column first appeared 15 June 2008.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: The Joy of Drinking

By Tom Chaney

"A Merrier Companion There Never Was"

Some books cry to be read aloud. Atchafalaya Houseboat is one of them.

Forty-six years ago, I was teaching English to freshmen at Lee's College in Jackson, Kentucky. My colleague Bill Dizney had designed a reading list of fiction to give a sweep of history in the hopes students might be peaked to write about some idea found within.

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2013-06-16 04:14:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Tom Chaney: Of Writers and Their Books

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Father's Day - June 20, 2004

Chuck Hinman: Father's Day - June 20, 2004. Chuck swells with pride and hopes in the days left to him to become the Father the card writers wrote about.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Mealtime When I Was A Kid

By Chuck Hinman

Father's Day - June 20, 2004

Father's Day is traditionally celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Following tradition we will honor Dads on June 20, 2004. Most of us men at Tallgrass lost our Dads many years ago, and if any celebration is to be had it will be in our honor.

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2013-06-16 04:06:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Chuck Hinman - Reminiscences

Today, SUNDAY with CM, June 16, 2012

Haiku by Robert Stone for June 16, 2013:
When we would be kind,
ignorance makes us unfit
to comfort others.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 16 June 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 642, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, June 6, 2013 and a few others from the past week
Congratulations to the ACHS Class of 2013
Click for photos and bios for all the students graduating in 2013.
Click on individual letter below for students whose last name begins with that letter
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

2013-06-16 04:02:41 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Tractor show up in 2nd year at Homeplace on Green River

More tractors, bigger crowd, and addition of Kentucky History Society Mobile History van - plus great June weather make show a standout in 2013
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By Ed Waggener

Based on information gathered from George Kolbenschlag, Larry Smith, and others

On a day when everything was happening everywhere in South Central Kentucky, it seemed, the 17th Annual Green River Tractor Show and Antique Gas Engine Show had a remarkable increase in both local area show goers and tractor exhibitors.

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2013-06-16 03:26:15 | Comments | Printable version

Parishioners landscape Good Shepherd Catholic Church

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By Annabelle Garcia-Burkett

Parishioners of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church got together Saturday morning, June 15, 2013, to landscape the Church.

This year there have been numerous renovations and improvements thanks to the generous donations from the congregation.

The church is located at 1217 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, across Greensburg Street from Adair County Middle School. - Annabelle Garcia-Burkett

See the Church of the Good Shepherd Listing in DIRECTORY of CHURCHES

2013-06-16 02:59:29 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for June 16
Happy Anniversary, Deanna and Greg Mann | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Junior & Phyllis Gilpin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Maurice and Juanita Cheatham (1956) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Nicole (Taylor) Rickard Taylor & Jason Rickard (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Aimee Reed Kidd | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Donnie Josh Smith (1994) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Evelyn Dillingham | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ima Lee Grant | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ivan Greer (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joseph Grider | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kyle Riddle (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Coomer | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Shawn Hare | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mitch McKinley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Reba Burris (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Richie Melson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rodney Ford | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Hayes | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lenneth Bartley, Greensburg, KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Lynn Roy, Russell County, KY (1961P) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Jane Davis Foster, Green County, KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia L. Turner, 80, Burkesville, KY (1931) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Douglas Hagen, Russell Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edwin Carl McKinney Jamestown, KY, Adair Co., KY native (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Sarah Moran, Green County, KY (1946) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Josh Davis, Taylor County, KY (1977-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nelda Estes Taylor, Adair Co., KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marshall (Snake) Pierce, Russell County, KY (1938-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Pauline Short Blythe, 89, Marrowbone, KY (1924-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donnie (Buck) Sneed, Columbia, KY (1947-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Nannie R. Dykes, 84, Russell Co., KY (1929-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Charles (Charlie) Maynard | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Lee Coe, 55, Russell Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hettie Ruth Smith Anderson, Burkesville, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary E. (Jean) Johnston, 86, Edmonton, KY (1929-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Consuela Bajar Ragadon Yarbrough, Taylor Co., KY (1923-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Johnny Glen Thrasher, 70, Burkesville, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Woodrum Marple, 91, Casey Co., KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Catherine Marie Rose, Taylor Co., KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Conrad Claycomb, Sr., Taylor Co., KY (1924-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Woody Blankenship, 70, Green County, KY/Adair Co. native (1947-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Christopher Steven Little, 25, Russell County, KY/NC native (1991-2017)> | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Larry Rondal DeWitt, 73, Taylor Co., KY (1944-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Don Wilson McWhorter, 71, Casey County, KY (1946-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harold Thomas Coomer, 74, Russell Co./Adair Co., KY native (1943-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steven Vince Kelsey, 44, Russell County, KY (1973-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donna Scearce Karnes, (1955-2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Laymar Murphy (1932-2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Wedding Anniversary, Vernon and Leisa Keith (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, June 16, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Sunday morning & evening worship service schedules. | (ID:22669, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22687, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Bobby Jones, Taylor Co., KY (1939-2013) | (ID:22966, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Bertha Carman, 91, Russell Co., KY (1921-2013) | (ID:22974, Comment)
3:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Reggie Taylor, Cumberland Co., KY (1942-2013) | (ID:22961, Comment)
Services, Russell Springs, KY, for Ora Bledsoe Howell, 82, Russell Co., KY (1930-2013) | (ID:22975, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes in the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22719, Comment)
Vacation Bible School, 5pm-7pmCT every Sunday night in June
Glens Fork Church of the Nazarene, 7811 S Hwy. 55, Glens Fork, KY in the Glens Fork community | (ID:22799, Comment)
6:00pmCTJr. and Donna Feese will be Father's Day singers at Tabor.
Adair Co. Sunday Night Singing
at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road, Columbia KY | (ID:22923, Comment)


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