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Chuck Hinman: IJMA. High School Class Ring

Chuck Hinman: High School Class Ring. Chuck supposes his Nebraska 'egg paid for' class ring is probably still lying on Guam, that remote South Pacific island where he was playing volleyball during a break in the action of World War Two.
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - I Left My Heart At The Stage Door Canteen

By Chuck Hinman

High School Class Ring

In the fall of 1938, we thirteen Liberty, Nebraska, high school Juniors were told to be prepared to meet with the class ring salesman to select and order our class rings.

We were in the depths of the depression and 'everything else bad' days. About the only dependable cash flow the Hinman family had was Mom's pact with her egg-laying hens.<


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2013-08-11 19:35:58 | Comments | Printable version

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Life in the Holler: Hopper II, the difference an hour can make



2013-08-11 - The Holler, Old Clearspring Roads, Ozark, KY - Photo by Shamarie Claiborne.
Hopper I Yet if you look at the situation from the view of the Viper, he ended up having a great day! He was lucky enough to catch enough food to feed himself for a week. Guess it all depends on whose view you like, as to whether something is horrible or a blessing. Paired Photo Life in the Holler: Hopper when LITH was good. Part I

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Sharon Morrison Hunt, Taylor County, KY (1949-2013)

She was a native of Greenup County, KY and a former resident of Taylor County, KY. Her husband, Bro. Dan Hunt of Oak Grove, with Faith Family Ministries and former pastor of Elk Horn Baptist Church, Elk Horn, KY and Beech Grove Baptist Church in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, survives. She professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Faith Family Ministries. She leaves five direct living descendants
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Sharon Morrison Hunt, 64, of Oak Grove, KY, died at 5pmCT, Sunday, August 11, 2013, in Oak Grove, KY.

Funeral services will be at 10amCT/11amET, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Wayne Kuhner. Burial will be in Beech Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.


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2013-08-11 16:48:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Life in the Holler: Ending up something's supper

An essay, a life lesson
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By Shamarie Claiborne

The difference an hour can make. A fellow (I named Hopper) was hanging out minding his own business.

Hopper was having a pretty decent day. Got his picture taken and was about to be famous, but unbeknownst to him or the photographer, a spider (I named Viper) had other plans.

Yet, if you look at the situation from the view of the Viper, he ending up having a great day! He was lucky enough to catch enough food to feed himself for a week.

Guess it all depends on whose view you like on something as to whether something is horrible or a blessing.


2013-08-11 15:43:47 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins fan mail: Articles never cease to entertain

Carol Myers writes:
Carol's articles never cease to entertain. There is absolutely nothing like taking a trip with Carol Perkins. I have a sneaky suspicion hers and Guy's children will never tire of vacationing with them. - Carol Myers
Comments re article 61211 Carol Perkins From the Beach House Part II


2013-08-11 14:45:21 | Comments | Printable version

Backyard Oil: Links to Backyard Oil Stories

Jimmy Reliford was a business success beyond all Adair County measure. He was also a master of wit-matching games from high stakes checkers to cards. He was a man whose enjoyment of life, charisma, and humor endeared to Adair Countians in a way few others have. He broke the 'envy glass ceiling' which, before his time meant even modest wealth was criticized. And maybe, because of him, life for the most successful in our midst, is much better today than it was before he hit it big. Maybe now, dreams of all Adair County kids are boundless.

With it all, there was a theatrical side in what he did. Most of us never saw him happier than when the show, "Backyard Oil," won him additional international fame, and focused the attention of the world on Columbia. Pen has search our archives and found several links to stories on CM. Here is the list we have this afternoon, Sunday, August 11, 2013: We hope these links make it easier to remember this wonderful man in a role he loved so much. The stories include many of the insightful reviews of Jackson Brower, the Pennsyltuckian, who critiqued all, or almost all of the episodes for CM.


2013-08-11 14:35:14 | Comments | Printable version

Letter: On Epicurean Kentuckian Photos

Lisa White writes:
Pen, your food always looks so healthy and delicious! I also would like to know where you are dining or if the dish is your creation. Thanks so much for the inspiration to eat healthy and for sharing. --Lisa White
Lisa, thanks for writing. We do always note when photos come from a restaurant, and try to provide links to the restaurant's web site whenever possible. So if there's no link, you can assume it's something I've put together just for the photo, like the ramen noodles in the photo you commented on. --Pen

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2013-08-11 14:02:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Jimmy Reliford, Adair County, KY (1950-2013)

He was a member of a distinguished Adair County, KY family. He was the son of the late Stanley & Steller Loy Reliford. He was the owner of Jimmy Reliford Drilling Company in the Sparksville community of Adair County. He leaves three direct living descendants. He was one of the stars of the Discovery Channel television series Backyard Oil
Click on headline for complete obituary with photo(s) For links on the show, click on Backyard Oil

Jimmy Reliford, age 62 years of Columbia, KY, passed away Saturday August 10, 2013 at his residence. Funeral service Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Eulogies will be delivered by Dr. Phil Aaron, Craig Higgins and Bro. Bobby Withers. Visitation will be after 12pm noonCT/1pmET, Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery, 3422 Wheeler Hill Road, Columbia, KY


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2013-08-11 13:57:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Letter: Beautiful Story

Mary Keltner writes:
What a beautiful story! Reminds me of the stories told to me by my late husband, James Howard Keltner, who was your cousin. Truly a magical place to grow up and live in...
Comments re: Melissa Stone: The Gifts of Gradyville


2013-08-11 13:57:07 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Ora Mardell Anderson, 78, Burkesville, KY (d. Aug. 9, 2013)

he was a homemaker and a daughter of the late Glen and Susan Syra Shaw. She is survived by her husband, Bobby Anderson. She leaves 5 direct living descendants spanning three generations
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Ora Mardell Anderson, age 78 of Burkesville, KY, died Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Cumberland County Hospital, Burkesville, KY.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at the McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summershade, KY, with Bro Freddie Froedge officiating. Burial will follow in the Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will begin Sunday, August 11, 2013, at 12pmCT/1pmET.


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2013-08-11 11:22:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Epicurean Kentuckian/Historian: On Jeff Scott's Apples...and Pie

A tale of the purchase of apples at the Farmers Market, 409 Fairground Street of a Tuesday. Of the encounter with a great mentor of the authors. Of the author's hand crank apple peeler. And some great recipes from an mid 1850's Bluegrass Ladies' Household Book
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By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

As an avid reader of Columbia Magazine, I check the headlines often during the day, it is always pleasing to see articles and photos of people, places, and items near and dear to me. My dear, long-suffering wife and I often make the drive to town for the Saturday farmers market. On occasion I get up and out early enough to make a stop on Fairground Street on Tuesday mornings.


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2013-08-11 08:41:35 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

Mr. William Howard Brewer, Green Co., KY (1949-2013)

Mr. William Howard Brewer, age 64 of Summersville, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital, Greensburg, KY.

The funeral services for Mr. William Howard Brewer will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Sunday, August 11, 2013, at the Brush Creek Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Bennett Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 until 8 P.M., Saturday at the Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S Main Street, Greensburg, KY, and after 9amCT/10amET, Sunday at the Brush Creek Baptist Church.


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2013-08-11 07:38:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Remembering Jimmy Reliford (d. August 10, 2013)

Almost immediately after the death of Jimmy Reliford, the news spread throughout South Central Kentucky, and indeed, around the world. In Columbia, some remarked that the news was the only thing being talked about in Adair County.

Few lives have had the impact or so fascinated the community as Jimmy Reliford. It is a sad time for the community, whose prayers are being lifted up for those who will miss him most, his family and the close, close friends he made in his boyhood and which remained intact throughout his life. A fellow oilman sent two links, early this Sunday morning. CM has also posted a tribute from Larry Smith. The links is below. We'll post additional links and notes in the Today with CM feature as more information is received.


2013-08-11 07:10:16 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tails: A welcome Annual Visitor, Michelle Ruiz

A happy, highly awaited time of the year is when Michelle Garcia Ruiz, whose aunt teaches at Lindsey Wilson, comes to Sugarfoot for visits. This year was no exception. Peg Schaeffer delights in observing a constant in the bright maturing young woman: Michelle's love of animals. On a sad note, she lost a wonderful neighbor yesterday and writes: Condolences to the family of Jimmy Reliford. Jimmy has land across the street from us and has always been a good neighbor. I've never heard a bad word about him. RIP Jimmy.. Click on headline for story with photo(s).
The next earlier Peg Schaeffer column Lady and Sami Posted July 29, 2013

By Peg Schaeffer
News from Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, 270-378-4521 or 270-634-4675

We've had a visitor at the farm for the last two weeks. Michelle Garcia Ruiz who lives in Minnesota comes to visit us every year at this time. Her first visit was three years ago when she was 15. Her aunt, who is a teacher at LWC, had contacted me about giving her riding lessons.


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2013-08-11 04:54:53 | Comments | Printable version

In Memory Birthday added at 3:55amCT, Sun., Aug. 11, 2013

Birthdays, In Memory Birthdays, and Anniversaries on ColumbiaMagazine.com are added at varying times throughout the day. At 3:55amCT, today, a 10th In Memory Birthday was posted. Add yours

Only yesterday, because of an article by JIM (Tidbits from Adair County history), did I notice that my father's, E.P. Waggener's, In Memory Birthday had not been included in the list, and it was added then. We're happy to post entries for your family. Submit using any Contact/Submit button. You'll see it an more check the Birthdays List for Sunday, August 11, 2013, which at 4pmCT, also includes 9 birthdays of some important people, and several Anniversaries a feature we love to be able to post - and each recurring year celebrate the stability of great families in our area.

Top priority is given to this list. It's a record of the wonderful life we share in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor Counties of South Central Kentucky.

(A note on the database: CM Style Database Guide permits post towns and counties in the Birthdays topic only with names only with In Memory Birthdays. All entries are scheduled to recur each year as posted until we are notified otherwise. We are consulting with genealogists and historians concerning whether it is valuable to leave anniversaries in place when one or both partners is/are deceased. Comments welcome. )


2013-08-11 03:54:29 | Comments | Printable version

Melinda Rhoads: An angel taken way too soon

Melinda Rhoads writes:
Prayers are with this family as they suffer through another loss of an angel taken way too soon. --Melinda Rhoads
Comments re article 61205 Lathen Anden Delane Morrison 3 month d Aug 10 2013


2013-08-11 03:28:20 | Comments | Printable version

Mr. S. Gene Ferguson, Cumberland Co., KY (d. Aug. 10, 2013)

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Gayle Arnett-Ferguson. He leaves 13 direct living descendants spanning three generations
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Mr. S. Gene Ferguson, age 75, of Burkesville, KY, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, KY.

Funeral services for Mr. S. Gene Ferguson will be conducted at 1pmCT/2pmET, Monday, August 12, 2013 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, with burial in the Grider Memorial Cemetery in Cumberland County, KY. The family will receive friends after 2pmCT/3pmET, on Sunday, August 11, 2013 until service time on Monday.


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2013-08-11 03:20:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Melissa Stone: The Gifts of Gradyville

There comes a realization that the best "things" to give a child are not things at all.

By Melissa Stone
First Posted on CM five years ago, July 8, 2008

I think we, as adults, are often preoccupied with giving to the children in our lives bigger and better "things". We all do it. We all seem to want our children to have all the conveniences that we claim to never have had.

My trip to Gradyville, Kentucky, was an afterthought

A recent trip to Gradyville, Kentucky reminded me of something that we all know--we just sometimes tuck it way back in our mind where it's not as easily accessed, as it should be. That "something" is the realization that the best "things" to give a child are not things at all.


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2013-08-11 02:33:16 | Comments | Printable version

Tom Chaney: Beyond the Light of Day

Of Writers And Their Books: "Beyond the Light of Day." Tom reviews Red Watson's 1978 novel of caving, Under Ploughman's Floor, which begins wtih thirty years of following the rules and ends with violating the most important one: never cave alone. This column first appeared 10 August 2008.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: The Man Standing Next To Us

By Tom Chaney

"Beyond the Light of Day"

Richard A. (Red) Watson knows cave country in a way that most of us natives can only dream of. He and his wife, Dr. Patty Jo Watson, have made parallel careers for themselves in our neck of the woods. In fact they have made our hills, valleys, and what's beneath much clearer for those of us willing to listen.


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2013-08-11 01:58:56 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

Edwin D. Bright, Taylor County, KY (1941-2013)

He was a veteran and will be accord full military honors. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bright. He leaves three direct living descendants
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Edwin D Bright, age 71 of Campbellsville, KY, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in Wilmore, KY.

Services for Mr. Edwin Bright will be conducted 10amCT/11amET, Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, with full Military Honors, at burial in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. The family requests visitation 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Monday August 12, 2013, at Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home.


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2013-08-11 01:52:20 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Carol Perkins: From the Beach House, Part II

The Saga of a week at the beach. A family get together with a bittersweet realization at the end: 'There will come a time when the kids will find our company rather boring, but for now they begin to plan for the next year as soon as the cars go in different directions.' she writes.
The next earlier Carol Perkins column: Carol Perkins: From the Beach House, Part I

By Carol Perkins

The sage of the Perkins' vacation continues from Seacrest Beach, Florida with beach days, pool days, and evenings on the upper deck looking at the sunset.

Most of the first three days were spent at the beach. Not wanting to drag chairs and umbrellas back and forth, we rented two chairs and an umbrella.


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2013-08-11 01:29:14 | Comments | Printable version

Today, SUNDAY with CM, August 11, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for August 11, 2013:
Better to have less
than to be branded as mean
for want of sharing.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 11 August 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 698, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, August 11, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting


2013-08-11 01:01:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for August 11
Happy Anniversary, Billy and Carolyn Burton (1962) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Marvin Phelps and Willam Lou Gibson Phelps (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Marsha Walker (1963) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversay, Brian & Jennifer Matney (2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Fair | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cathy Martin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daniel Kermeen (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Daryl Robertson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Elliot Hare (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ethan Keltner (1989) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ima Jessee and Wilma Firkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jane Potts (1967) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jaxson Ford (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lucy Scott Yarberry | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Wilma Lou Phelps | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam Cecil Froedge, 67, Edmonton, KY (September 11, 1941 - August 11, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Beatrice Blankenship Light, Green Co, KY native (December 30, 2009 - August 11, 2009) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pauline Bell "Polly" Dunn, 98, Campbellsville graduate (1912) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean C. Lee, Waynesburg, KY (1948-2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Charles Walter Hibbard, Taylor Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Twyman Williams, Green County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Walter Luttrell Casey County, KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Leigh, Elk Horn, KY (1949) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Louise Sullivan, Russell County, KY (1930) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Steve Curry, 61, Adair County, KY (1952-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reed Huff, Cumberland Co., KY (1937-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen Lee Cofer, 73, Adair County, KY (1940-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Karla Fay Mars Burton, 34, Green Co., KY (1979-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Joe Hunter, Columbia, Adair County, KY (August 11, 1914-October 12, 1968) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, August 11, 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:23702, Comment)
Teachers will be able to access their classrooms today
at the new Adair Co Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:23776, Comment)
7:00amCTTeachers will be able to access their classrooms today, 7am-6pmCT
at the new Adair Co Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:23777, Comment)
Teachers will be able to access their classrooms today, 7am-6pmCT
at the new Adair Co Primary Center, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:23778, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23589, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Moore Cemetery, for Lathen Anden Delane Morrison, 3 month, (d. Aug. 10, 2013) | (ID:23775, Comment)
Services, Brush Creek Baptist Church for Mr. William Howard Brewer, Green Co., KY (1949-2013) | (ID:23781, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, for Colman Brown, 94, Taylor Co., KY (d. Aug. 9, 2013) | (ID:23771, Comment)
Glydus (Case) Bailey 100th Birthday Celebration 2pm-4pmCT
at the at Bear Wallow United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 6132 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY | (ID:23773, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the Evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:23626, Comment)
6:00pmCTHeaven Bound in concert / Adair County Sunday Night Singing
at Tabor Community Church, 1477 Fairplay Road (Google Map), Columbia, KY | (ID:23744, Comment)

 






















 
 
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