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Back of Fairplay Store could yield decade worth of college

On Whittling, 'bluff cedar', college equivalency degree(s) and Fairplay's most accomplished practitioner of the art, Mr. Tommy Samuels

Dave Rosenbaum writes:
Hands down, the most accomplished whittler at Fairplay was Mr. Tommy Samuels. He steadfastly held that the best cedar for whittling was "bluff cedar." Bluff cedar grew more slowly and was of a closer grain producing a better whittling stick. A feller could stay in college for a decade and never learn where to get the best whittling stick but you could set in the back of the Fairplay Store and learn most of the truly important stuff. --Dave Rosenbaum
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16 Years of Christmas Cards from Columbia. No. 16, 2013

2013-12-22 - 500 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Greg Thomas, Thomas Photography. The Historic Courthouse, two faces, three scenes in this 2013 Christmas Card from Columbia by Greg Thomas.
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A 16 year history of Columbia - in Christmas Cards

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By Greg Thomas

I've attached the last 16 years of Christmas cards that I've done and mailed out from Adair County.

Three of these places no longer exist: The 1999 Card - Welcome to Columbia sign was on HWY 206: the 2006 Card - Iron bridge on Kemp Road has been replaced; and the 2010 Card - J. B. Buck Barbee house has just been torn down.

When I sent the first card years ago I never thought I'd be doing these for this many years. I've actually had people ask me to never take them off my Christmas card list because they enjoy seeing the different historical places in Adair County. Greg Thomas

The author/photographer, Greg Thomas, is owner of Thomas Photography, and is Adair County Emergency Disaster Manager Director.

2013-12-22 15:15:15 | Comments | Printable version

Mike Watson sends name of mystery jalapeno jelly seller

Comments re article 64123 Help Hooked on Jalapeno Jelly and needs help Mike Watson writes:
Gayla Baker was selling it like "hot cakes" at Christmas in Columbia. --Mike Watson
Thanks, Mike Watson, for this excellent research and act of Good Samaritanism - So, for Peg Schaeffer - Best place to contact Gayla Baker - to our knowledge the only Adair Countian ever in the history of the world and I had World History under Miss Reedie Tucker - would be through Baker's Grocery, Knifley, KY. Then, maybe Gayla will read this and tell us how the jalapeno jelly can be found. - EW

2013-12-22 14:49:47 | Comments | Printable version

Cass Baker, Cumberland Co. KY native (1928-2013)

He was the patriarch of a highly regarded family. He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident of Adair County at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by wife Nellie Logsdon Baker and, later, wife Doris Grant Baker. He was leaves 6 direct and 15 step living descendants. He was a member of Egypt Christian Church and a retired truck driver.
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Cass Baker, age 85 of the Snake Creek Road, Columbia, KY, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 1:15amCT, at Summit Manor Health & Rehab, Columbia, KY.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11amCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Jimmy Bunch the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4:30pmCT, Monday, December 23, 2013, at the funeral home.

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2013-12-22 14:38:17 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Score, Robert Stone Haiku: CM 1,000 Plus. CJ - 1

Ed, I sent some haiku to the Louisville Courier-Journal Holiday Haiku contest. The first one is in the paper today (Sunday, December 22, 2013.
Less is more with love;
too many stocking stuffers
spoil appeal of each.

- - - Monday, 2 December 2013 (first entry into Louisville Courier-Journal Holiday haiku contest)

Holiday safety
requires unbridled spirit
take flight carefully.

- - - Tuesday, 10 December 2013 (second entry into Louisville Courier-Journal Holiday haiku contest)

At last pull of home
overcomes pleasure of fame --
memories light heart.

- - - Tuesday, 10 December 2013 (third entry into Louisville Courier-Journal Holiday haiku contest)

Seeing old new ways
and adding new to old ways
are joys of new years.

- - - Tuesday, 10 December 2013 (fourth entry into Louisville Courier-Journal Holiday haiku contest)
Of course their one is not much compared with having more than a thousand on ColumbiaMagazine. - Robert Stone

2013-12-22 13:25:42 | Comments | Printable version

Richard Shepherd comments on Nancy Evins column

Richard Shepherd writes:
Regarding Nancy Evins reason for not going to church. She says she doesn't go because of the hypocrites there. If the only thing standing between her and God are the so called hypocrites, doesn't that mean that they are closer to God than she is? Just sayin'. - Richard Shepherd
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2013-12-22 13:11:06 | Comments | Printable version

Help! Hooked on Jalapeno Jelly and needs help

Peg Schaeffer writes
I bought some jalapeno jelly at Christmas in Columbia and I'm hooked. Does anyone know where I can get more? - Peg Schaeffer
If anybody can help, please use the reply button with this letter and we'll let everyone know. There may be many other desperate people out there, and some adventurous foodies waiting to get hooked. - CM

2013-12-22 12:58:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Mr. Joe Mack Price, Green County, KY (1931-2013)

He was a native of Green County, KY, and a resident of the county at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Lee and Annie Skaggs Price. His wife, Dorothy Jones Price, survives. He leaves 2 direct and 8 step living descendants. Mr. Price had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Jesus Name Church in Campbellsville. He was a United States Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was a farmer.
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Mr. Joe Mack Price departed this life Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral will be at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Monday, December 23, 2013, at The Jesus Name Church, 80 Tabernacle Road, Campbellsville, KY Campbellsville, KY. Visitation wil be 4pm-8pmCT/5pm-9pmET, at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W Court Street, Greensburg, KY with Elder Rueal Boils and Elder Ronnie Gowens the officiating clergy. Interment will be in The Jesus Name Cemetery, Campbellsville, KY with full military honors by the Marion County Honor Guard.

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2013-12-22 12:52:22 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Day Trip Travel: Another visit to Forbus General Store

Because nothing on this earth is ever the same twice; different expressions, different lighting, differing amounts of time to pay attention, different weather and different aromas can spotlight areas of the same setting missed the first time around -- and that's the reason for looking at the same places over and over again.
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By Linda and Ed Waggener

It all started with a shared Saturday schedule and a long lunch hour. We left Columbia heading south, down Hwy. 61, for barbecue and a visit with Burkesville friends we hadn't seen in many months, Pat and Norman Hamilton. After finding them well and enjoying a robust business, we were on our way with picnic sandwiches and a question -- back home to work -- or make it a round trip?

It was unanimous -- a round trip which innocently turned into a way-round trip.

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2013-12-22 11:14:44 | Comments | Printable version

Indians Fall to 2 Time Champion John Hardin 72-69

Several Indians turn in outstanding performances: Freshman Chance Melton has career high of 27. Senior Matt Fudge has 13. Sophomore Jacob Pooler has 12 points. Zach Hutchison 7; Marshall Shelley 7; and Ty Bennett 3
Next: ACHS Boys vs. Hart County in TJ Samson Tournament, 6pmCT, Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Metcalfe County High School, 208 Randolph Street, Edmonton, KY

Special to

The Adair County Indians played their best basketball game of the season in a 72-69 loss to 2 time 5th Region Champion John Hardin Friday night. The game was part of the McDonald's Classic played at the John Burr Memorial Gym.

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2013-12-22 06:34:10 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Carol Perkins: That one special gift from Santa Claus

'The more I talk to people and listen to their memories, the more I realize that we all share the same ones. The characters are different but the scenes are much the same. What we all have in common is the knowledge that nothing is better than Christmas in the country. That is why I live among the pines, the oaks, and the wild turkeys and deer playing in my yard.' - CAROL PERKINS
The next earlier column: Carol Perkins: Working with Santa Claus Posted Sunday, December 22, 2013

The cookies will soon be left by the tree and children will try to sleep but with great difficulty. They will hear sounds on the roof that must be more than the wind. Morning will not come soon enough for them, but with so much to do before it arrives, Mom and Dad hope for a few more hours.

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2013-12-22 05:18:17 | Comments | Printable version

Happy Tail: Bonded Pairs

Dogs bond with humansm of course. They also form inseparable friendships with each other. Today's column is about several of those special dog friendships.
The next earlier Happy Tail: Carol Perkins: Working with Santa Claus Posted Sunday, December 15, 2013

By Peg Schaeffer

Do dogs have feelings and emotions like people do? This question has been debated time and time again and it has been proven that they do. Anyone who owns a pet knows their best friend understands when you're sad and they try to comfort you. I know it firsthand but I also see how the dogs bond with another dog. Here are some short stories about bonded pairs.

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2013-12-22 04:53:03 | Comments | Printable version

Chuck Hinman: IJMA. Gravy Over All

Gravy Over All. Chuck tells the story of the beginning of Murphy's Steak House, famous for its slogan 'Gravy over all.'
Next earlier Chuck Hinman column - Old Pictures: Memories

By Chuck Hinman

Gravy Over All

Go to White Rose Cemetery and enter from the east on the south side of the cemetery. Drive west and look closely just past the Mausoleum. There is a lovely highly polished black granite stone. On the east side with gold letters carved into the black granite is the phrase 'Gravy over all.'

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2013-12-22 04:00:30 | Comments | Printable version

Tom Chaney: Country Ham at Christmas

Of Writers And Their Books: Country Ham at Christmas. Tom shares his mother's recipe for cooking ham: Corinth's Country Ham. This column first appeared 21 December 2008.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Deconstructing Lincoln

By Tom Chaney

Country Ham at Christmas

Christmas at our house meant country ham.

Our father, Boots Chaney, bought hams from his friends and insurance customers all over the territory. The little closet at the back of the Withers Chaney and Green insurance agency [Before you Die, Buy, Burn or Blow Away, See Us] was storage for blank insurance policy forms and hanging hams. Every insurance policy smelled faintly of ham at no additional cost.

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2013-12-22 03:51:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Food

Nancy Evins: On not going to church...

Nancy Evins: On not going to church because of the hypocrites. Nancy says that she decided to spend some Sunday mornings, wandering out in parks and on nature trails, looking for the congregation of The Church of God in Nature and Babbling Brooks.
The writer is a resident of Lebanon, TN; who is widely published and was discovered for ColumbiaMagazine by fellow townsperson Robert Stone. Now retired, she is a former member of the American Society of Mental Health Counselors.

By Nancy Alley Evins

On not going to church because of the hypocrites

One of the questions I ask my clients is "are you religious?" Ninety-nine times out of one hundred, they answer, "I'm spiritual. I'm just not into organized religion."

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2013-12-22 03:24:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

Today, SUNDAY with CM, December 22, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 22, 2013:
One's word of honor,
when others must be trusted,
is in great danger.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 22 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 831, in progress

2013 Christmas Stories Book for 2013,
with many new, 2013 stories added this year, some CM Christmas Classics from years past.

Great Columns, Stories from Last Few Days
Mostly from Sunday with CM, December 22, 2013 and a few others from the past week. Please note date of posting Search Box for to find your family members in Veterans List
The family search for Veterans has been a very popular feature on since it was started. There are more than 600 local families represented on our List of Adair County Veterans. You can find them easily.
Just enter your last name in the box, and press enter.
We'd like to thank everyone, including our sponsors, who help us maintain this list of veterans from Adair County, Kentucky, and we welcome your additions and corrections at

2013-12-22 03:20:09 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 22
Happy Anniversary, Carl and Sherri Johnson (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Milton and Helen Stephens (1941) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Ronald and Mary Garrison | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Shirl and Julia Darnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bailey Pearl Reynolds (2004) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Coy Morrison, Jr. (1974) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gary Moss | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Gayle Harvey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Landon Jessie (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Smith | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Melissa Stone | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Rexie Maire Rooks (2010) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tammy England | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John D. Netherland, Taylor Co., KY (1932) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eleanor Jean Laytart, Taylor Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Janice Marie Muncie, Taylor Co., KY (1939) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Maude Yarberry, Adair Co., KY (1921) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John Frank Parton, Casey County, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jean Fulk, 81, Casey Co., KY (1931-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Norma George, Adair County, KY (1944-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, December 22, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:25580, Comment)
10:30amCTServices combined at Trinity United Methodist Church. 1 service today | (ID:25859, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25533, Comment)
2:00pmCTServices, Burkesville, KY, for Mary Perry, Cumberland County, KY (1919-2013) | (ID:25894, Comment)
4:30pmCTBilly Pickett Christmas Village open 4:30-9:30pmCT
at 307 E Guardian Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:25827, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25566, Comment)
6:00pmCTGlens Fork UMC Christmas play "Don't Lose Sight"
Glens Fork United Methodist Church, 124 Hwy 900, Glens Fork, KY | (ID:25838, Comment)
6:30pmCTChristmas Sing Along at Egypt Christian Church | (ID:25854, Comment)
7:00pmCT10th Annual Living Christmas Tree program. This year: "Come Messiah King"
At Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:25848, Comment)


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