Hello again from the “Independent State of Logan.” For you history buffs you will understand the meaning of the new title for this article. For those of you who do not understand I hope you will eventually learn the meaning. If you read the Logan County history by the distinguished historian Ed Coffman, Jr. you will also understand the statement.
For those of you who listened to Don Neagle’s show on WRUS this past Tuesday morning we thank you for all the support. I am pleased to tell you the problem got worked out and all is well. As for Don, I was afraid he was going to have a heart attack before the show was over but thankfully he survived.
June 6 is an eventful day in the history of America. Listed below are a few things that happened: 1833 President Jackson rode his first “Iron Horse” or train. 1862 The Union Army claims Memphis in the Civil War 1933 The first drive in movie theater opens in Camden, N.J. 1941 General Dwight D. Eisenhower launches “Operation Overlord” in WW II. 1944 The allies invade France – “D Day. “ 1966 James Meredith, Mississippi Civil Rights leader is assassinated. 1968 Robert Kennedy was assassinated in California. 1971 Last Ed Sullivan Show airs on national TV. 1979 John Wayne falls critically ill and dies two days later. 2004 Ronald Regan dies. 2013 Swimmer/movie queen Ester Williams dies.
Lewisburg’s famous “Purple Martin Festival” celebration and festival is just a weekend away. If you have never attended make plans to do so. There will be plenty of good food, music a parade and much more. This is another thing you can do right here in Logan County.
The first real Logan County Fair, in many years, with lots of food, entertainment and carnival rides is getting near. Start making plans to attend. The dates and things to look forward to are as follows:
Sat. Jul. 26, Horse Show in the performance building.
Mon. Jul. 28, Setup day for rides and exhibits.
Tues. Jul. 29, Fair opens at 5 p.m. Animals,food booths, rides and exhibits.
Wed. Jul. 30, Fair opens at 5 p.m. Free music acts, food booths, rides and exhibits.
Thur. Jul 31, Fair opens at 5 p.m. Free music acts, food booths, rides, exhibits and beauty pageant.
Fri. Aug. 1, Fair opens at 5 p.m. Food booths, rides, exhibits and a big show in the performance bulding.
Sat. Aug. 2, Fair opens at 10 a.m. Food booths, exhibits, BBQ Cook Off, contests, farmers market, big name entertainment groups in the evening in the performanc ebuilding. At 7 p.m. $8 advance or $10 at gate. Note: Admission is free to the fairgrounds each day. Discount arm bands will be sold for the rides each day. More events will be announced in the coming days. A full schedule will be carried in this newspaper. For more information and entry forms contact the Logan County Agriculture Extension Service at 726-6323 or Lonny Epley who is the Chairman of the Logan County Fair Board.
Last Sunday I attended Mt. Herman Baptist Church in Adairville. I have to say that is one of the prayingest and singingest churches I have attended in a long time. (I may have just made up two new words.) It sure was good! Rev. Fishback gave one of his best sermons and can he sing. I love that church and all the members. In one of those prayers the congregation all joined hands. After the service I told one of the ladies whose hand I was holding that I had not held a ladies hand that long since I held my late wife’s hand. We got a good laugh out of that. Thanks to the congregation for always making me feel so welcome and at home.
If you are looking for a very good restaurant at very reasonable prices you cannot beat Federal Grove on Main Street in Auburn. It is less than 30 minutes drive time from most anywhere in the county. Almost everything is homemade and you never go away hungry. I love it!
One of my favorite people in the whole world is Wayne Whittinghill who lives somewhere between Russellville and Auburn. His dad runs Granny’s Kitchen in Russellville. Wayne is a home builder, improvement and repair man. He does a great job and is very fair and honest in his dealings. He has also become a financial representative for Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial. His cell phone number is: 270-847-0437.
Dusty King, one of the long time entertainers in Logan County, recently died. He was 80 years old. Chances are you may have seen and heard Dusty play his country fiddle and seen him balance it on his chin. His widow, Anita, totaled their old vehicle the night Dusty died. Her funds have been drastically cut since his death. She is hoping that someone might have an automobile that they would give her. Her number is 270-772-1558.
All for now. Thanks to our many good law enforcement officers who serve in our county and to all the other safety personnel who make it a safer place for us all to live. Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are!