March is severe weather awareness month and to help prepare everyone for severe weather in the upcoming severe weather season, Adair Search and Rescue will be hosting a Weather Spotters Training and Information Session on Wednesday, March 12th at 6 pm at the L.W.C. Cramner Dining Center. The training will be instructed by WBKO channel 13 meteorologist Stephanie Midgett. This is open to everyone. The public is encouraged to attend and learn how to be prepared for severe weather in the future.
For more information call Shannon Rowe at 270-634-2345.
There will be an "OLD-FASHIONED HANDSHAKING, BACK-SLAPPIN, BABY KISSIN, POLITICAL GET-TOGETHER & FISH FRY" on Sat., March 15, 4:00 PM - ? at the VFW Building on Fairground St. in Columbia. There will be a Candidate Forum,. Auction Items and More! "The event is being hosted by and proceeds going to help the Adair Co. Sportsmen's Club. For information: Dwight Rich 270-634-0910; Richard Phelps 270-378-1162; Beverly Crow 270-566-3360.
The annual Pancake Breakfast at the Knifley Fire Dept. will be held on Sat., March 15, from 7:00 a.m. till 9:00 a.m. All you can eat for $5.00. Kids under age 3 eat free.
Columbia-Adair County is taking the first step to become a Trail Town as part of the Kentucky Trail Town Initiative through the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism.
Anyone interested in helping with or just learning more about Columbia-Adair County’s Trail Town initiative is encouraged to attend a meeting on Thursday, March 13, at 6pm in the basement meeting room of the Adair County Health Department, 801 Westlake Drive, when Elaine Wilson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism will speak concerning the next steps in this initiative.
Trail Town is a national program that works through each state to help small communities develop and take advantage of adventure tourism opportunities in their area through a designation and assistance program that will help these communities connect the dots for travelers and guide them to trails, food, lodging, campgrounds, museums, entertainment and other services that will aid business for small communities and add more tourism opportunities for the state.
Trail Towns are communities along long distance trails, an extensive trail system or a river or water area used for canoeing and kayaking. It also allows for trails to be developed and used for walking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking. Each Trail Town decides what approaches it wants to take to tie into existing trail systems and other services that trail users need. It provides an opportunity for Trail Town communities to work together and share ideas while at the same time developing their downtowns and Main Streets for increased tourism dollars.
Once a community receives the Trail Town certification, the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Department of Travel and Tourism and Office of Adventure Tourism will help promote and market these communities and the services being offered. They will be highlighted on maps, websites, visitor’s guides and other state promotional material.
Taylor and Green Counties are also working on this initiative for their counties and Adair County would complete the triangle of the Green River Lake area as well as touch on the Russell County Lake Cumberland area when they begin their initiative.
Lenten Service Schedule 2014
All services begin at 12:05 p.m. Immediately following the service, lunch will be provided by the host church and served in the Columbia UMC Fellowship Hall.
DATE HOST CHURCH SPEAKER LOCATION
March 12 Trinity UMC Rev. Steve Pescosolido Columbia UMC
March 19 Eunice Church of God Rev. Darrell Treece Columbia UMC
Church of the Good Shepherd
Praise Assembly of God
March 26 Columbia Christian Church Rev. Terry White Columbia UMC
April 2 New Life for the Nations Rev. David Kemp Columbia UMC
April 9 Columbia Baptist Church Rev. Al Hardy Columbia UMC
April 18 No meal Rev. Paul Patton Columbia Baptist