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Today's Features

  • While enrolled in the University of Washington in Seattle, I would spend summer vacations at home with my parents in Longview, Wash. There, I was able to find employment in the huge lumber mill of Robert Alexander Long, who was born and raised on a Shelby County farm.

    A lumber puller

    Mr. Hamilton, the foreman of the planer mill, was pleased to hire young college men, who were eager to perform the strenuous work of pulling finished lumber off the chains. We would work harder, secure in the knowledge that we would not be doing such hard work all our lives.

  • This Week

    Beginning Spanish Classes

  •  Roy and Dorothy Baker will celebrate 65 years of marriage Sept. 28. They were married in 1953 at First Baptist Church with Dr. C.W. Easley officiating. They have five children, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  •  Jennie Bryant Cole has a birthday on Oct. 3. She has been a resident of Shelbyville for over 60 years and has taught in the Shelby County schools for over 35 years. She recently visited her great grandchildren and these are the pictures that were taken of the four generations; of each of her 3 grandchildren. She has two more grandchildren that live in Kentucky.

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    Extension stroke seminar

    Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States.  Join the Shelby County Cooperative Extension at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at your Shelby County Extension Office to learn what a stroke is, symptoms of a stroke, risk factors and ways to prevent strokes from happening.

    Financial Peace University

  • Robert A. Long’s planned city,

    Longview, Wash.

    In the summer of 1933, my father was asked to establish a local hospital, with an associated medical service bureau, in the unused railroad station in Longview, Wash., a city on the Columbia River about 150 miles south of Seattle.

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    Plate It Up Cooking Club 

    Join the Plate It Up Cooking Club at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Shelby County Extension Office to help prepare and sample German cuisine such as rouladen, spaetzel, red cabbage and Black Forest Cherry Cake. Reserve your spot by calling 633-4593.  The $5 fee can be paid at the Cooking Club.

    Learning Disabilities

  • This Week

    Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting

    The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Drive. For more information, call 502-321-7252 or 502-633-1839.

    The Little Mermaid at Shelby County Community Theatre

  • In Seattle I commenced delivering the Seattle Times on Route 74, not far from home. I replaced a carrier who had been fired. Understandably, in showing me the route, he was not very encouraging, describing one section as the Dismal Swamp.

    I picked up my papers from a shack on Fremont Avenue, a mile from my route, and carried them fore and aft in a carrier’s bag. They weighed more than fifty pounds on Sundays when the paper had more ads.

    Silver Dollars – “hard” money

  • This Week

    Retired Teachers Meeting

    The Shelby County Retired Teachers Association will meet Sept. 6 at the Stratton Center.  Registration is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m.  Please call Carolyn Chesher by  Aug. 31, 2018 to make your dinner reservation at 633-3766 or 649-4070.