To all the faithful followers of the Auburn Column, who actually read the newspaper and not on line, we will begin today’s column where the last portion of the August 15 column was inadvertently omitted in print ending mid-sentence in an accompanying fire department fund raising portion. Carrying over to the events of the more than 60 years of Adairville Strawberry festivals. The last sentence described most of the activities ending with the square dancing on the square on Friday and Saturday nights. All these years the Chamber of Commerce has continued to raise funds to benefit the community. As usual on the second Saturday in August, the noted square dancing Duncan family held their annual reunion at Duncan’s Chapel and it was well attended. They have in mind the restoration of the historic Duncan Cemetery near the base of Duncan’s Hill.
Logan County’s Special Olympics softball team, the Russellville Rampage, came in second in the Regional Tournament held in Paducah. The game was played on a day interrupted by rain showers on and off during play. We’re proud of Mikey Britt of Auburn, who plays on this team. Logan County Special Olympics now goes into the basketball team season. Let’s remember to support these teams. They always do their very best.
If you missed all the congestion on Tuesday of last week, at the corner of E. Main and Amanda Gordon Dr., you should know that was UPG’s/Gasper River customer appreciation day. The turnout was believed to be the largest so far. UPG does this annually for their customers throughout their domain.
Tuesday of last week was the deadline for filing to run for a seat on the Auburn City Council. This office is of special interest to you. The council makes the decisions that will affect you and your families, now and in the future.
One of the greatest privileges in our country is the right to vote. Consider these candidates as you cast your vote in the general election on November 4.
Nine candidates have filed for the six member council. A list follows: Barry Bilyue, Steve Montgomery, Peggy Moody, Randy Rust, and five of the sitting council members; Thelma Cottrell, Rick Evans, Shane Johnson, Norma Kutzman and Bobby Price. You might like to attend a council meeting the second Monday in each month, just to see how the city conducts business.
To all our citizens who are shut-in, ill , or recovering from injuries and/or surgeries, we wish you well. Now for this week. My heroes of the week came to my aid on Wednesday night following choir practice. When I reached in my pocket for the keys to my car, they weren’t there. Found the doors locked and the keys lying in the front seat. Pulled out my cell phone to call for help, but for some strange reason I could not get a signal. Hattie Carter lent me her phone to call my daughter. While waiting Hattie called her hero Steve Smith. Steve and Susan both came immediately and after several attempts Steve opened the door. All of these people could have had something else more important, but took the time to help a neighbor. Thanks.
By the way, Kenny Smith is having badly needed surgery in Louisville today. Hope it is successful and recovery is swift. His family and all his friends are pulling for him.
Sadly my art classes with Charles Brindley in Adairville have ended temporally, with only one watercolor finished and two oils incomplete. Shucks.
The drawing for position on the ballots for non-partisan candidates for offices in Russellville, Lewisburg and Auburn was held last Thursday in the office of the Logan County Clerk. Barry Bilyue and I were there for the drawing since it’s our first time out. However the remaining city council candidates allowed their numbers to be drawn by a third party along with Logan County Clerk Scottie Harper.
The Saturday night dance at the Senior Center had a great attendance and the band received many compliments. There were however, a number of attendees whose opinions have come to my attention. In regards to the ones who wanted to dance the number of different dances, there didn’t seem to be enough room on the dance floor for them and the line dancers. Seems the line dancing classes may have been a little too successful.
For those of you who have heard false rumors or read on face book, the Schwartz’s are not selling or closing the Countryside Bakery. They are still very much in business with their many deli items, daily baked goods and wedding cakes. The bakery is still open their regular hours for breakfast, lunch with daily specials, and Friday evenings serving catfish dinners. They also have great soft serve ice cream, the only place in Auburn to get this summer treat.
However, the Bauman’s are closing the General Store on Pilot Knob road. They have sold their home and plan to stay in the store. Don’t miss their yard sale today and tomorrow. So much for now, don’t forget, if you have news for your neighbors and friends, please call 270-542-8705.
Have a blessed day.