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Welcome to Chamber Insights - March 2011

In this issue
  • President's Report
  • Corporate Sponsor: Hosparus of Central Kentucky
  • Welcome new member Justin Corbin
  • Chamber Banquet, April 15, 2011
  • Looking ahead
  • A test
  • Did You know? Corner
  • Spring cleanup for desktop

The monthly newsletter of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce201 Burkesville Street, Columbia, Kentucky 42718
(270) 384-6020 / /

Editor: Sue Stivers
President's Message: Ron Heath
Feature Writers: Sue Stivers, Ramie Hutchinson
The Purpose of the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce is to promote and enhance the Business, Cultural, Educational and Civic Well Being of Columbia and Adair County.

"Thought For the Month"
Looking beyond boundaries opens up limitless possibilities.

President's Message

On April 15, the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet in the Cranmer Dining Center at Lindsey Wilson College. One of the high points of the program is the recognition of individuals and businesses that have made a difference in our community during the past year. Nomination ballots have been distributed to all Chamber member via e-mail for those who the Chamber has an e-mail address on file. For those without access to a computer, ballots were mailed through the post office. I would encourage you to complete your ballot and return it to the Chamber Office not later than March 25th.

Each year when the winners are announced some individuals question why other community members they thought were deserving of recognition weren't honored for their contributions. There are three possibilities why that could happen:
No one took the time to nominate them. The committee that meets to tally the votes can only consider individuals and businesses who have been nominated. If you feel someone is worthy of consideration don't rely on someone else to submit the nomination form. Completing the form is easy and doesn't take much time.

Not a member of the Chamber of Commerce.Since the Chamber is organized to promote business and the well being of citizens throughout Adair County, the goal of these awards is to recognize members who go "above and beyond" to serve their community. The only exception is the "Volunteer of the Year Award." Anyone in Adair County can be recognized for his/her service to help others. The Chamber website ( lists the businesses that are members.

Previously received the award in the past. Many individuals in Columbia and Adair County make outstanding contributions to the community year after year. The Chamber's intent with these awards is to recognize as many different individuals and businesses as possible in the community to show that there are many individuals and businesses here locally that care about Adair County. If you're not sure someone you want to nominate has received the award previously, contact the Chamber office at 384-6020.
Each year many local business people are nominated for one of the seven awards. What an honor it is to even be nominated for one of these awards. Whether the person is nominated once or nominated many times through the years by different people, it makes a strong statement about the contributions the nominee has made to his/her community. In my mind all the nominees are winners.

The committee that considers nominations doesn't make the final decision on who will be recognized - you do! The committee only tallies the ballots and verifies the winners meet the criteria of being a Chamber member (except for the Volunteer of the Year) and hasn't received the same award previously. We look forward to having you join us for this special event.

Corporate Sponsor - HOSPARUS of Central Kentucky

A "Special Thank You" to Hosparus of Central Kentucky for being Corporate Sponsor of the March monthly Chamber meeting. In addition to being the Corporate Sponsor, the program was given by a team of employees that serve Adair County. Speakers were Annette Jones - Volunteer Coordinator, Pam Druin - R. N., Tina Creason - Social Worker, Amy Clark - Community Outreach Manager, and Bob Craig - Chaplain who talked about the Hosparus Team Approach.

Hosparus is a fully accredited, non-profit hospice organization that provides care, comfort and counseling for people facing life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. They are the region's leading hospice care provider and serve more than 5,000 patients a year for a very simple reason - they help people face end-of-life issues with as much care and thought as any other milestone in life so they can enjoy the best quality of life possible.

The Hosparus team of health care professionals and volunteers provide: pain control, medication management, personal care, counseling and spiritual care, and control of various symptoms. All services are delivered wherever a patient calls home: a family residence, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, and impatient unit or a hospital.

Volunteers are needed in each community. Adair County does not have any volunteers. However, County Judge Executive Ann Melton is in training to become a certified volunteer. Anyone wishing to refer a patient, become a volunteer, or for information may call 800-264-0521 or visit

Welcome New Member
The Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce welcomes:
Justin Corbin - He provides services in Finish Grading, Seeding and Landscapes.
1964 Wilson Creek Road
Columbia, KY 42728
270-469-5487 or 270-469-3652

By joining the Chamber, you become a part of an organization that is dedicated to the economic growth and prosperity of Columbia and Adair County. Your investment in the Chamber means an "investment" in "Your Community". This is your Chamber...Your business voice in our community...helping to make Columbia-Adair County "A Great Place to Call Home". Remember, what you get out of a membership association is what you put into it. You are encouraged to get involved today!

Featuring Guest Speaker
William T. Luckey, Jr., President
Lindsey Wilson College
Hear the exciting news of what's happening at our College,Presentation of Annual Awards to Community Leaders,Good Food and Fellowship...Door Prizes
You won't want to miss it!!
Reservations must be made not later than April 12
Tickets must be purchased at the Chamber Office201 Burkesville Street
Looking Ahead...
April 12...Chamber Board Meeting - 7:30 AM at the Chamber Office
April 15...Annual Chamber Banquet (no monthly meeting)
April 30...Crappie USA Tournament @ Holmes Bend Marina/Green River Lake
Kids Fishing Rodeo - 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Kids are to bring their favorite fishing pole - Live Bait Allowed
April 30...Chamber will have booth set up at Farm, Home & Garden Expo
This is a test:
  1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
  2. Name the last five Heisman Trophy winners.
  3. Name the last three winners of the Miss America Pageant.
  4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
  5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress
  6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another test. See how you do on this one.
  1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
  2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
  3. Name three people who have taught you something worth while.
  4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special
  5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
  6. Name three heroes whose stories have inspired you.

The Moral: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards.
  • They are the ones who CARE

    Did You Know? Corner

    In England, the "Speaker of the House" is not allowed to speak.

    101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.

    If a statue in a park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great ruler from history: Spades - King David Clubs - Alexander the Great Hearts - Charlemagne Diamonds - Julius CaesarStewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

    The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League All-Star Game.

    Spring Cleaning!
    Fix Your Noisy, Overheated Desktop

    As the grass begins to turn green and flowers begin to bloom, winter goes into hibernation and spring slowly wakes. This can only mean one thing; Spring Cleaning!

    If you have recently heard your desktop's cooling fans turn on more frequently than usual (they sound like jet engines) it is a sure sign that there is too much dust inside the case. When this happens, components overheat telling the fans to run harder and more frequently.

    Fortunately, the fix for this problem is fairly easy. Here are some tips from Rick Broida of PC World.
    • First, power down your desktop PC
    • Second, unplug everything from the outside of the PC and then hold down the power button for approximately 10 seconds (this will dissipate all remaining electricity).
    • Third, move to an open place (preferably a garage or unused room)
    • Fourth, remove the side panel and grab a can of compressed air, which you can find at nearly any department store.
    • Fifth, spray the air in bursts at all the fans and vents, but be careful not to get too close to the components of the PC since they are very fragile.
    Once you reassemble your PC, you should notice a significant difference in your computers fan operation and heat level. This same process can also apply to laptops.

    If you are concerned about doing this process yourself, you can bring your PC by one of our Customer Care Centers, either in Columbia or Jamestown.

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