September 5, 2012

Hello from rainy Adairville. Home of the Cardinals and many wonderful folks. A great little town that needs more shoppers, more merchants and more people. We need to buy locally and help the businesses we have.

Have you been to Nancy Watson’s great gift shop on S. Main just across from the BP Service Station. This is a good example of having a way above average shop in our town and not enough people supporting it. Please go by and look the shop over. I promise you will like it and find something you will want as a gift or for yourself. It is also worth the trip from Russellville, Auburn or Lewisburg to pick up a gift here in Adairville.

We have three struggling restaurants in town as well. The El Zarape on the town square has very good food. Both American and Mexican. I love their shrimp and chicken salads, chicken soup, steak fajitas and sandwiches. Their servings are very generous and the staff very friendly.

The Hwy.431 Cafe (truck stop) just north of town is open again and serving good food. They have an expanding menu and offer a variety of desserts. They have a good cook and aim to please.

I should add that the BP Service Station on S. Main Street has some breakfast foods and a regular lunch. They had sold out by the time I got there today. They offer sliced pizza at lunch on a daily basis.

I am sad to report that the Hideaway youth hangout and restaurant has closed as has the clothing shop next door to it. Both of their closings are a loss to our town.


*The Annual Adairville Fall Yard Sale is this Saturday September 8 beginning at 7 a.m. Come set up on the town square or in your front yard. Visitors are encouraged to attend. Bring lots of money. Who knows, the very thing you have been looking for might just be there. The Adairville/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event. For more information contact Donna Blake at 539- 4341.

*The historic Red River Meeting House on Schochoh Road is hosting it’s annual Red River Day this Sunday, September 9. There will be a dinner on the grounds beginning at 1 p.m. The Kentucky Junior Historical Society will put on a very interesting program beginning at 2 p.m. Come join all the fun at this annual event.

*The Adairville Office of the Lewisburg Banking Company will host a Customer Appreciation Day Friday September 21. There will be refreshments, some food, gifts and lots of fun. All are welcomed.

* The big annual Red River Fish & Game Club’s Fish Fry is Saturday September 22 beginning at 5:o0 p.m. This is the largest event of the year for the non profit habitat. 300 to 500 people attend every year so it is a great event. There will be live entertainment, lots of good food, a great auction and the big drawings for 10 $50 cash prizes and the one big $2,000 cash prize. Tickets are good for two people to eat, a chance to win some of the cash, the fun auction and a months free fishing at James Lake.. Tickets are only $25. See on of the club officers, pick up a ticket at city hall or call me at 539-2007. I live on the square next to the Adairville Hardware Store. (If you can please bring a nice item to donate for the auction.) Politicians take note: We can reserve a table for you and seven supporters for $100. That is for four tickets and feeds eight people.


*Former County Magistrate Harold Prince has been in a hospital in Nashville for several days. Heart issues. You can send Harold a card or note at 740 Barron Plains Road, Adairville 42202.

*The September meeting of the Adairville City Council will be held this coming Monday evening beginning at 7 p.m. (September 10.) The meeting is open to the public.

*Virginia Trimble Ritter is working on a book about the loss of her daughter Marsha, years ago, last year’s trial and conviction of the murderer and her life and coping with it all. It should be a big seller when it is completed.

*Nannette Starks King reports that after numerous medical tests the doctors believe her recently diagnosed liver cancer is limited to the liver. There are three sizable tumors in the liver. Doctors are now working out a treatment plan. Prayers and much hope go out for Nannette. She reports that she is a fighter and continues to go right on with her life and accomplish all she can.

*I met two lovely ladies in Russellville a few days ago. They were Ruth Thomason and Jean Varble of Henderson. They told me that they read the News Democrat & Leader on a regular basis and love the paper.

They told me that they formerly lived in Logan County.

*I was returning from a great lunch at Hazel Flemings last Friday when I witnessed a major wreck in Russellville. I thought one of the autos involved was going to hit my pick up truck but it stopped several feet away. I think that both of the ladies in the overturned auto were injured. One of the things that did come out of being a witness was that I met Tim Gamblin. He appears to be a very fine fellow who was very concerned about the injured ladies and did all he could to help.

PAT ON THE BACK This week’s Pat On The Back Award goes to Jason Stratton of Adairville. What a nice guy. I have watched Jason grow up, marry and now is raising a fine family. I remember when Jason married and first introduced his lovely wife, Lauren, to me. His dad is Roy Stratton and his mom is Dolores Stratton. He and Lauren have two young boys and another is on the way. Jason helps people in the community, supports our local businesses and is a model citizen. He is the type person that I would like to see become a community leader. Three cheers for Jason Stratton.

Time to go. So good night to Jeanie Gregory, Rose Castello, Dolores & Lauren Stratton, Mr. & Mrs. Earl Lett, Mr. & Mrs. Merle Wix, Bud Riggins, Alberta Sanders, all the Nicodemus Clan, the right honorable Walter Ray Clinard and Mrs.Wilna, “Sweet Bertie Angel”, Virginia Lloyd and Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.