Greetings from Adairville. The temperatures this week have proven that summer is here.
Congratulations to some of our Adairville students at WKU. They made either the Dean’s List or the President’s List. Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.79 on a 5.0 scale. Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk. We have Bret Parks, Rebekah J. Link*, Taylor Dunlap*, Parker Vick*, Courtney M. Pitts, Charlotte J. Brindley*, Hamilton R. Brindley and Christina Link*. This is pretty impressive to have this many from Adairville. Congratulations to each of you, we are proud of you and keep up the good work.
You may have noticed that NO PARKING on the street signs have been put along High Street by the state. I realize this will not be popular or convenient with the homeowners. However, with the school bus using this route, it does present a problem in passing especially when meeting a big truck such as the garbage truck. It also may prevent you from getting your vehicle hit. So, please be conscious of this change.
Many ask and I continue to work on getting a grocery or at least meat and produce. Every call I make seems to end the same way. I won’t stop though. You never know when that one call may turn out to be something.
The fiber optic crew is here and you will be noticing them working around town. This is a great thing for our town so bear with them as they complete their work. Hopefully our water and sewer project will be starting soon. All this is progress and we need progress. If anyone is interested in starting a business downtown, call me and I will get you in touch with the building owners. Also, LEAD offers a $2,000 startup grant for new businesses. You will need to have a business plan ready. If interested call me about this.
The Coffee Bottom Gal
Growing up in the country could sometimes be lonely. I had my sister and my mother at home in the summer but I wanted to be outside doing something. I had a favorite place to crawl under and hide with my dog. I would go there and talk to my heart’s content. It was a huge old lilac bush. Anytime I got mad, hurt or was just wondering about something I would go outside and crawl in under the bush, with Ring, my dog right behind me. I would tell him everything I had on my mind and you know he never laughed or passed it off as kid’s stuff. He sat right there listening, never saying a thing until I had figured out what the answer was or had it off my chest and still loved me no matter what I told him. Kind of makes you understand why God made dogs to be man’s best friend. God is like that, you can tell him anything and he listens, not judging just listening and many times will let us figure out the answer for ourselves. Isn’t that a great feeling? I have a lilac bush today, but it is too small for me to crawl under even if I could. But I can get a quiet space anytime I need to talk.
A hui hou kāko
“May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand”