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Poetry by Robert Stone: The missing haiku

On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, poet Robert Stone suffered an internet outage that ended up lasting nearly 2 full weeks. His was still writing his daily haiku, but had no way to get them to us at Columbia Magazine. Robert is back online, and we've been glad to have a daily haiku from him, but we still have some catching up to do. Presented here are the 14 missing poems:

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2020-03-22 17:37:40 | Comments | Printable version

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Signs of Spring: Pear Blossoms

2020-03-22 - Central Kentucky - Photo by Pen.
Hailey shows off a cluster of blossoms harvested from the backyard Bradford pear tree.

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John W. Gaines, 93, Campbellsville, KY (1926-2020)

John W. Gaines of Campbellsville passed away on March 22, 2020. He was 93 years old.

At the request of the Governor, services will be private. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

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2020-03-22 17:19:58 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Parkway Peeping, Pandemic, & the True Meaning of Destinations

By David Goguen, Associate Professor of Journalism
Lindsey Wilson College

For the past month or so, I have taken refuge a few times a week in a pine grove that overlooks the Cumberland Parkway near Gradyville in Adair County. I sit in a place where I am invisible to the myriads of cars and trucks that travel east and west to various destinations. I call this activity "Parkway Peeping," and while it may seem somewhat strange to know that someone actually watches people travel, I must confess that this practice has had an interesting effect on me. In the last week, I have noticed, understandably so, a distinct decline in the amount of people traveling.

Yes, the coronavirus is real.

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2020-03-22 15:01:54 | Comments | Printable version

March 14, 1978 Around Adair with Ed Waggener

The article below appeared in the March 14, 1978 issue of the Adair County News. Topics included the 1978 NCAA tournament, a potential Governor Mosely, a local construction boom, starving groundhogs, and memories of the perils of traveling the toll road to Campbellsville. --Pen

By Ed Waggener

The Richards Triumph - All Burton Ridge is proud
A.L. Sinclair of Christine put it most appropriately Sunday morning after former Garlinian Jim Richards' Western Hilltoppers surprised the basketball world with an 87-86 victory over 18th ranked Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA playoffs at Knoxville. "All Burton Ridge is proud of Jim Richards," Sinclair said.

Of course that's true, and all Columbia and all Adair County are proud of the coach who's held the the high principles he learned under the super-straight coaching great, John Burr, and from his parents, Mary and Demaree Richards of Columbia.

They say nice guys don't win.

But in his final season at Western, Jim Richards has already proven that saying wrong, whether he wins in Dayton and St. Louis or not.

The Reverend Senator And The Governorship
Senator Moseley has a problem

Senator Doug Moseley was back in Columbia this past weekend, as he has been every weekend during the legislative session. This time, he had to handle the publicity he received from former Daily Statesman writer Jim Shepherd, who is now the Frankfort correspondent for WBKY-TV in Bowling Green.

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2020-03-22 13:32:57 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Around Adair with Ed Waggener

Commentary: Appliances are unexpected snag for vision impaired

By Samantha Sinclair

My name is Samantha Sinclair. I am 23 years old, from Russell County, Kentucky. I am visually impaired, and have been since birth. Praise God, I do have pretty good vision in my right eye, my left is mostly light and shadows, but more clearer than it used to be thank God!

As I have became an adult, I realize how inconvenient it is to use so many appliances! My wish for appliance manufacturers is that they would consider taking the extra time and effort to add Braille to their appliances such as stoves, washers, dryers, to make it more accessible for us. I read somewhere, and I definitely agree, stoves are the most an accessible for the visually impaired.

This is definitely true, especially the flat top stoves! It's very hard for us to put our pots and pans directly on the burners, not to mention the settings for the oven aren't raised at all, therefore unless someone comes and labels our stove we cannot use it on our own. My goal is for people to realize this is important to us, our independence!

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2020-03-22 10:22:25 | Comments | Printable version

Haiku by Robert Stone for March 22, 2020

Special time has come
when parent and child can talk
on equal footing.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 22 March 2020.
-1000 haiku thrice now, more days coming up, Day 3113

2020-03-22 09:39:38 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Adair County - Strategic National Stockpile supplies distributed

By Mike Keltner, Director
Adair County Emergency Management

On Friday, March 20, 2020, Adair County Emergency Management with the assistance of Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan, Adair County Health Department, Adair EMS and TJ Health Columbia distributed Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) supplies to our Adair County COVID-19 fighters. The personnel and agencies are our numerous front-line health care workers, secondary healthcare workers and other responders. These agencies are working to keep us safe and protecting our community. While we are excited to be able to provide this influx of equipment to our community there remains a shortage on many items and we hope that more will be made available.

Adair County Emergency Management gives thanks to our COVID-19 fighters on the front lines of this emerging virus.

Many hands had a part in getting the SNS supplies to our county. We thank the Lake Cumberland District Health Department, KY Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky Emergency Management, Department Of Public Health, Regional Health Coalition, Federal Agencies, and the numerous agencies sending warehousing assistance.

2020-03-22 09:19:25 | Comments | Printable version

New Life for the Nations will stream services

Church services for New Life for the Nations Church will be streamlined beginning at 9:30amCT at Streaming audio and video.

Pastor Gerald Reliford and
Pastor Shirley Powell

2020-03-22 07:56:56 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March 22
Happy Anniversary, Clayton and Jackie Tucker (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Stephen and Michelle Westmoreland | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Allison Roy and Leslie Roy, sisters | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Audra Campbell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cadence Larguero (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Clark Dean (1999) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, John Walker McCoy (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joyce Ponder | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Leslie Roy (1996) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lisa Kemp | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Lulu Marcine Bailey (2011) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Schorman (1971) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Misty Dawn VanArsdale | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sherry Janes Gagne (1961) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Burton Falauskai | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Tony Houston Derman (1966) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Victoria Thorpe Luttrell (1990) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memoriam, Jim Hayes (1930-2006) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Zada Sneed, 97, Adair Co., KY (1918-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carol Neal Loy, 76, Adair County, KY (1943-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wanda Jean Moore Tillett, Geneva, KY (1948-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Wray Scott, Loganville, GA (1940-2019) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Orville Earl Ellis (1921-2005) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dulcie Marie Roberts, Taylor Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eliza F. Copley, Russell Co., KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronnie Rayborn, Casey Co., KY (1957) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James R. Caldwell, Taylor Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Richard Forrest Edwards, Green Co., KY (1935) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, David Greene (D.G.) Elliott, Casey Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Annie Roberts, Campbellsville, KY (1918) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Patsy Ann Dial Posey, Green Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Glen DeHart, Casey County, KY (1955-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billie Russell, Campbellsville, KY (1939-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brenda Henry Thompson, 62, Green Co., KY (1952-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ella Smith Conner, 81, Russell Co., KY (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In memory birthday, Olean Rader, Russell Springs, KY (1928-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Carole Jean Bastin Sims, Casey County, KY (1937-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Imogene Proffitt Yates, Campbellsville, KY (1930-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Harry Truman Loy, 70, Adair Co., KY (1945-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Billy Malone, 74, Elkhorn, KY (1941-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Bobby Lee Roach, Cumberland Co., KY native (1952-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Connie Sue Judd Moran, Green County, KY (1944-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Glenabelle Meeks McDonald, Casey Co., KY (1922-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ambers Wilkinson, Sr., Casey County, KY (1935-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Martha (Maupin) Caldwell, Adair County, KY (1929-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Driver, 82, Taylor County, KY (1936-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eugene Bell (1935-1970) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frances Kessler (1924) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Troy Stanley Scott | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, March 22, 2020
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
9:30amCTNew Life for the Nations will stream services | (ID:60487, Comment)
10:00amCTColumbia Christian Church canceling services for now | (ID:60490, Comment)
10:15amCTBro Richard Martin preaching at Cane Valley Christian Church | (ID:60428, Comment)
10:30amCTDrive-in style service at Kellyville Community Church | (ID:60486, Comment)
Egypt Christian Church: Online and on the air | (ID:60489, Comment)
6:00pmCTPostponed Revival at Through the Fire Worship Center | (ID:60303, Comment)


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