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Hello again from the “Land of Logan.” A county unique in the commonwealth, with so much history, so many outstanding farms, beautiful countryside, beautiful architecture, great traditions and last but not least good people. It is actually a very diverse and spectacular place to live. You can visit and site see all over the county every weekend of the year and not run out of things to see and do.

Starting with this issue I plan to name 52 sites and events, over the coming weeks, that you and your family can visit right here in your own county and have a mini vacation. Places and events you might have thought about visiting but may not have done so.

The first place I would highly recommend that you visit is the Shaker Museum. Here is a crown jewel of a great place to visit. A major tourist attraction for people coming from states all over America and it is located right in our midst. It is a site that interests the entire family. How many times have you driven to or from Bowling Green and glanced over at the road sign advertising Shaker Museum and thought that you would like to stop by some day and see the place. The Shakers were a unique part of American History. They are no more but their history lives on. Make plans to visit this number one tourist site.

Business Of The Week is Slappyz Family Diner. A great place to take the entire family. The restaurant has been a big success since it opened four years ago. It has been in it’s current location for one year and business has grown even more. It is located on the south side of Russellville in the old Logan County Plaza at 1124 West 9th. I ate there last week and had one of the best cheese burgers and fries that I have ever had in Kentucky! Wow! The food was great and the price was right!

It seems to be a family affair when it comes to running the restaurant. Derek Skipworth is the owner. Mom and Pop, Mary and and Sonny Bailey, where there when I had my good meal. Chances are if you eat there other family members will wait on you including Joanna Bailey, Brittany Coles, Ashley Yates and Russell Bailey. A wonderful family.

I took a particular liking to Mary and Sonny Bailey. Mary is a smart business lady and well, when it comes to Sonny it is hard to describe. He is informed, not shy and could be a real character! Stop in and see what you think.

Outstanding & Thoughtful Person - I was at Wal-Mart in Russellville a few days ago and unfortunately had to ride an electric cart due to a previous leg injury. I was attempting to locate a fish net but to no avail. I also could not reach very high due to being in the cart. A very nice young man named Nathan Lacy came along and offered to help. He was very polite and quickly found what I was looking for. Nathan told me he was 14 and in the 8th grade I believe. He attends Russellville Middle School, likes basketball, hanging out and helping people. He has one sister and two brothers. His mom and dad are Kristie Lacy and George Howard. He and his family attend church in Springfield, Tennessee. Three cheers for this good Samaritan.

Having taught for a good many years I am ever aware of good and caring people. People that you can see that their parents did a good job teaching them. I met one such young person working at Southern States across the train tracks from my home. He is Lane Woodward, the son of Jay and Tammy Woodward. He is 17 years old and a senior at LCHS. Lane has been on his school’s archery team and likes anything outdoors. He has a sister named Chelsey and a girl friend named Kaithernn Brown. He plans to attend Bowling Green Tech. and major in Fire Science. His goal is to become a fulltime fireman. Three cheers for Lane Woodward a future leader in his community.

Important local and state elections are just a few weeks away. As a former civics, government and history teacher I can not over express the need for people to go to the polls. In many countries around the world people are fighting and dieing so as to bring democracy to their homelands. When they finally gain the right to vote they turn out in mass numbers. Even under threat in countries such as Afghanistan the women who have now gained the vote have been turning out in record numbers. In France you are fined if you do not vote. Thus they have an 85% voter turnout. What has happened to Americans and Logan Countians in particular? We will be very lucky if we have a 40% turn out of voters. Democrat, Republican or Independent you need to vote. For those that do not vote shame on you.

My own mother believed so strongly in the right and responsibility of voting that even as she was dieing of cancer she called each family member to remind them to get to the polls and vote. She also got up out of her hospital bed and went to vote one last time in her wheel chair. Please vote.

Tonight, Friday, is the big fund raiser steak dinner at the Red River Fish & Game Habitat in Adairville. The dinner is sponsored by the Adairville/South Logan County Chamber of Commerce. It starts at 5:30 P.M. The price is only $20 for a great meal and a fun auction. Tickets are available at the door.

Tomorrow, Saturday there will be the big fund raiser dinner for the Fire Fighters in Russellville. Call the offices of Bobby Blackford for more detains.

Time to go. Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.

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