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Forbus General Store: Her grandfather practiced medicine there

Comments re photo 52835 Travel Another visit to Forbus General Store

By Mary Frances McCoy

Kay C. (See: Clerk & Author Kay Conatser) sent me your link. I was raised just up the road from this Forbus Store.

My grandpa, the late Dr. A.H. Crouch, practiced medicine in these parts.


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2013-12-25 15:53:33 | Comments | Printable version

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Christmas dinner isn't Christmas without kids



2013-12-25 - Second Christian Church, 828 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Darius Wilson 3, left, the guy with the gazillion dollar smile, above, his somewhat shy brother; James, 5; and big brother Anthony, 11, who is already at ACES. Their baby sister, Aniya, 1, another real cutie, was just to shy to even be in the photo. They are the children of James and Amanda Wilson, who were in attendance at the Christmas Day gathering at Second Christian Church. - EW
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Dudley has been found, thanks to the VanArsdales

Marsha Qualls writes:
My Labradoodle has been found, and we are from Madisonville, KY, not Louisville. Thanks to the VanArsdales for picking him up and taking care of him. Thanks for the quick response. - Marsha Qualls
Comments re article 64176 Dudley Labradoodle from Louisville missing from W Frazier AV


2013-12-25 15:36:16 | Comments | Printable version

The rest of the story: Is Santa Claus real?

Growing up on Jamestown Hill: The secret Susan Russell knew; and kept from her confidante - to this day

Ann Heskamp Curtis writes:
Thanks for the memories, Ralph Roy! I don't even recall the Christmas bike episode, but I do remember that Susan Russell had a green bike and I had a royal blue one, and we rode them all over the neighborhood. You were always in the picture on one of your Schwinns.

And in the spirit of paying it forward, Susan Russell constantly tormented me about a secret involving "S.C." When I insisted that it must mean Santa Claus, she would only respond by laughing maniacally.

Merry Christmas from sunny California!

- Ann Heskamp Curtis
Comments re article 64162 Is Santa Claus real A confession


2013-12-25 15:17:00 | Comments | Printable version

Dudley Labradoodle from Louisville missing from W Frazier AV

Marsha Qualls writes:

I'm home visiting family and my ladradoodle is now missing. We are located on West Frazier Avenue. If anyone has seen him, his name is Dudley. He is black with a white undercoat. You can call 270-384-3394 if you have seen him or have located him. Thank you. - Marsha Qualls


2013-12-25 14:23:00 | Comments | Printable version

John William Gallagher, Glasgow, KY (d. Dec. 23, 2013)

He was a native of Jefferson Co., KY and a resident of Glasgow a the time of his death. He was a former police officer in Edmonton, KY. His wife, Judy Eudy Gallagher, survives. He leaves six direct living descendants, including two sons in Edmonton
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John William Gallagher, 66, of Glasgow, KY, a former Edmonton, KY police officer, died Monday, December 23, 2013 at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be 2pmCT, Friday, December 27, 2013, at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home, 201 E Washington Street, Glasgow, KY with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3pmCT, Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the funeral home.


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2013-12-25 11:20:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Bessie J. Smith, 92, Russell County, KY (1921-2013)

She was a native of Key West, Florida, and a resident of Russell County, KY, a the time of her death. She was the widow of Robert Morris Smith. She leaves 11 direct living descendants. She was a seamstress
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Bessie J. Smith, 92, of Russell Springs, died Friday, December 20,2 013 at her home.

The family chose cremation with a memorial service to be held at a later date.


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2013-12-25 10:56:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

A Christmas tribute to the man who loved Christmas

'It was Halloween, however, that Ricky loved the most. From his pumpkin-stealing days to his ghillie suit costume, Ricky knew how to do Halloween right, and he loved every second of it.'
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By Heather Jackson

Ricky Michael Hadley

Ricky Hadley decided he didn't need this ole world anymore on Saturday, November 16th, 2013. The "Swamp Man" decided heaven sounded like a lot more fun and a lot more of an adventure than staying here with a bunch of gossipers and complainers.


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2013-12-25 09:39:36 | Comments | Printable version

Center of Kentucky Home Horticulture Series in Jan.-Feb., 2014

Seven Classes held in Greensburg (3), Campbellsville (2), and Columbia (2): 1) Trees and Shrubs for Home Landscape, 2) Backyard and Patio Gardening, 3) Keeping Trees and Shrubs Healthy, 4) Bugs, insect pests, 5) The Perfect Lawn, and 6) The Backyard Orchard, and 7) Food Preservation.
Reminders for each class in CM Events and on Main Page Events on day of Each Class

By Nick Roy,
Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture Natural Resources


Backyard gardening and landscaping enthusiasts are invited to attend the Center of Kentucky Home Horticulture Series offered by the Adair, Green, and Taylor County Cooperative Extension Services. Citizens may choose to attend one, a few, or all sessions offered. Each session is free and begins at 6pmCT/7pmET. For more information, contact the Extension Office at 270-384-2317 or Nick Roy at nick.roy@uky.edu The schedule is as follows:
  1. Monday, January 13, 2014 - Trees and Shrubs for the Home Landscape: Getting it Right the First Time with Dr. William Fountain, U.K. Landscape Specialist at the Taylor County Extension Office, 1143 South Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville, KY (park and enter from the rear of the building)
  2. Monday, January 20, 2014 - Backyard and Patio Gardening with Dr. Richard Durham, U.K. Consumer Horticulture at , 1143 South Columbia Avenue, Campbellsville, KY (park and enter from the rear of the building)
  3. Monday, January 27, 2014 - Keeping My Trees & Shrubs Healthy with Dr. Nicole Ward, U.K. Plant Pathology/Ornamentals, at Green County Extension Office, 298 Happyville Road, Greensburg
  4. Monday, February 3, 2014 - What's Bugging You - Inside, Landscape, and Garden Insects with Ricky Arnett, Pat Hardesty, Nick Roy, Extension Agents for Agriculture, at at Green County Extension Office, 298 Happyville Road, Greensburg, KY
  5. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - The Perfect Lawn with Ricky Arnett, Pat Hardesty, Nick Roy, Extension Agents for Agriculture, at Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY
  6. Monday, February 17, 2014 - The Backyard Orchard, with Dr. John Strang, U.K. Fruit Crops. at at Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY.
  7. Monday, March 3, 2014 - Food Preservation, with Audrey Myers, Green County Family & Consumer Sciences Agent, at at at Green County Extension Office, 298 Happyville Road, Greensburg, KY
-Nick Roy Adair County Extension Agent for Agriculture Natural Resources


2013-12-25 09:13:32 | Comments | Printable version

Proud of Nicolas Garcia

Mrs Garcia writes:
My son Nicolas did such a great job . . . I'm proud to be his mother!!! - Mrs Garcia
Comments re photo 52814 2013 SingaLong at ACPC Maycee Hovious Nicolas Garcia


2013-12-25 08:35:58 | Comments | Printable version

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - from Englewood, FL

Von Price, late of beautiful Joppa, Columbia, and Louisville, KY, is now happily re-located in Florida, where, she says, "That old Arthur has not been hurting as bad" - that was the reason for the move. And, she reports, she's made a new friend, her backyard buddy - a black snake

By Von Price

Just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season. I have moved to the Sunshine State and enjoying the wonderful sunny and warm weather. But every morning while having my coffee I always check on what is going on in good old Columbia. I always enjoy reading the ColumbiaMagazine.com on line.


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2013-12-25 04:20:31 | Comments | Printable version

Mrs. Ann M. Huntsman, Greensburg, KY (1935-2013)

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Greensburg Presbyterian Church. She was a 1957 graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism and was a retired Editor, having worked for General Electric in Owensboro, Kentucky, and the Kentucky Medical Association. She was a member of Xi Chapter, Alpha Xi Delta fraternity. She was a Girl Scout leader and Service Unit Manager for Green County for several years and always remembered "her" brownies from Troop 835 with great affection. She was devoted to her family and amassed an enormous volume of research throughout her many years as a genealogist. She was a member of the Cumberland Trace Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists, and had served as chapter secretary prior to her final illness.
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Mrs. Ann Lightfoot Monarch Huntsman of Greensburg, Kentucky, daughter of the late George Edward Monarch, Sr. and Rebecca Jane Lightfoot Monarch, was born on December 30, 1935 in Owensboro, Kentucky, and departed this life on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at her home. She was 77 years, 11 months, and 21 days of age.

The funeral services for Mrs. Ann M. Huntsman will be conducted at 10amCT/11amET, Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Greensburg Presbyterian Church, 119 N Main Street, Greensburg, KY, with burial to follow in the Scottsville City Cemetery, Scottsville, Kentucky. Bro. Charlie Taylor, and Col. George Edward Monarch, III will be officiating. Visitation is requested 4pm-8pmCT/5pm-9pmET, Thursday December 26, 2013, at the Greensburg Presbyterian Church and after 7amCT/8amET, Friday until time of the funeral service.There will be graveside services held at 2pmCT/3pmET, Friday at the Scottsville City Cemetery, Scottsville, KY.


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2013-12-25 03:10:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

The Christmas Story

From Bethlehem: A Savior has been born in Bethehem, also called the City of David. New Baby is hailed as Christ the Lord. MAP

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around about them: And they were sore afraid . . .

And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the Highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2: 8-14


2013-12-25 02:37:28 | Comments | Printable version

Today with CM, Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 25, 2013 :
One who is at fault,
must put aside resentment
at provocation.
--Robert Stone, Wednesday, 25 December 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 834, in progress

2013 Christmas Stories Book for 2013,
with many new, 2013 stories added this year, some CM Christmas Classics from years past. The CHRISTMAS STORY ANTHOLOGY
Classic Christmas Stories: We remember Christmas, through stories of the past. If you have one of your own a new one or a remembered one from CM, let us know. Christmas is a time of remembering:

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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
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2013-12-25 02:32:50 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Cops for kids delivers Christmas gifts to 28 kids

Program provides gifts to 28 kids this year, up from 20 in 2012
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By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Affairs Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief Jason Cross

Columbia Police Department has made delivery of over 150 gifts including clothes, shoes, and toys this Christmas Eve 2013. CPD Officers met at City Hall at 5pmC loaded down their cars with gifts and began delivery to homes in Adair County. This year we were able to buy for 28 kids up 20 from 2012.


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2013-12-25 02:12:18 | Comments | Printable version


Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 25
Happy Birthday, Jesus Christ of Nazareth | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Eddie and Betty Jo Compton | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, James F. and Donna M. Harper (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Adam Scott Morris (1977) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Christopher Rowe | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Crystal Caldwell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Harmon Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jeremy Scott Goodin | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Opal Richard | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Pastor Alisa Parnell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Roger Firkins | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tristan Wesley Darnell (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday Delmer Eads, Jr., 79, Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Thelma Virginia (Jenny) England, Adair Co., KY (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Coleman Wayne Underwood, 72, Green Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, William Howard Spratt, SR., Taylor Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marian Brackett Keneipp, Adair Co., KY (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Edrol C. Bryant, Adair Co. KY native (1927) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Flossie Haggard, Casey Co., KY (1912) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Randall Bottom, Taylor Co., KY (1960) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Flossie Melton Williams, Cumberland Co., KY (1925) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Anna Faye Helm, Russell County, KY (1954-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Magdalene (Maggie) Rexroat, Russell Co., KY (1932-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Susie Pearl White Barnett, Green Co., KY (1950-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wallace (Wally) Johnson (1959) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, December 25, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
1:00amCTChristmas Day Federal Holiday | (ID:25036, Comment)
7:45amCTNo School in Adair County School District: Christmas Vacation School Calendar PDF | (ID:25602, Comment)
8:00amCTAdair Co. Bd. of Education office, 1204 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, closed today | (ID:25850, Comment)
Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber office closed until Dec. 26, 2013 | (ID:25862, Comment)
Adair County, County Government office closings
The following offices will be closed on December 24-25, and 31, 2013, and January 1, 2014: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day:
  • Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office, Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY
  • Adair County Clerk Sheila Blair's Office. Adair Annex.
  • Adair County PVA Willie M. Feese, Jr's office. Adair Annex.
  • Adair County Circuit Clerk Dennis Loy's Office. Adair County Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.
  • Adair County Attorney Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin's Office. Adair Annex.
  • Adair County Child Support Office, Jennifer Hutchison-Corbin's office. Adair Annex.
The following office will be closed December 24-25, 2013, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day; and January 1, 2013, New Years Day:
  • Adair County Sheriff Harrison Moss' Office Adair Annex.
- Jerri Nixon, Adair County Judge Executive Ann Melton's Office | (ID:25878, Comment)

City of Columbia Holiday Schedule.
  • City offices, including City Hall and City of Columbia Gas Department, 116 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed December 24, 25, & 31, 2013, for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve, and January 1, 2014, New Year's Day.
  • The City of Columbia Police will be on duty.
  • The City Sanitation Department, at the employees own choosing, will make trash pickups on a regular schedule.

  • The City Gas Department will be off duty, but on call for emergencencies at 270-384-2006.
- Mark D. Harris, Mayor, City of Columbia, KY
| (ID:25882, Comment)
Adair County Public Library closed December 24-25-26, 2013
Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:25887, Comment)
Chamber Building offices holiday closed today
The Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce, the office of the C/AC Tourism, and the Columbia/Adair County Economic Development Office, 201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, will be closed Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, December 24-25-26-27, 2013. Regular office hours are 8amCT-4pmCT. The Offies will re-open Monday, December 30, 2013, at 8amCT. - Sue Stivers, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce, CACEDA, Tourism Commission | (ID:25890, Comment)
Christmas - State Holiday for State of Kentucky Employees | (ID:25897, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25536, Comment)
3:00pmCTSecond Christian Church will host Christmas dinner 3pm-6pmCT
Second Christian Church, 828 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY | (ID:25815, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:25585, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:25569, Comment)

 





















 
 
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