The Rhythm and Rods, minus the rods, was held at the Livermore City Hall building last Thursday. The Hygh Lyfe band was great, there was a great turnout, and we got to visit with fellow Islanders Ricky and Patty Dame. Looking forward to next month's opportunity to support our county library, and enjoy some more good music.

Market at the Library went on as planned Saturday, as the rain didn't come until after noon. That was the first time they held it, and this will be a monthly event, on the first Saturday of each month. I know Stacy Ashby was out there selling paparazzi jewelry, and there were different vendors selling produce, crafts, scentsy, color street nails, food, slime, yard sale items, etc. If you're interested in being a vendor for next month's Market at the Library, which will be July 6, call the library to reserve a space. There is no cost, but you need to provide your own table.

The GHOH Fish Fry is tomorrow (Friday), June 14, from 4-7 p.m. This all-you-can-eat meal of chicken strips or fish, with hush puppies, coleslaw, baked potato or fries, white beans, beverage and dessert costs only $10, and is just $5 for children aged 11 and younger. Eat there, or take it to-go. The location is 205 W. Main St., Island.

Recycle day is this Saturday, June 15, at the City Hall parking lot. Just a reminder that they now only accept cardboard, which has been broken down.

Bluegrass in the Park is next weekend in Island. On Saturday, June 22, starting at 5 p.m. the Sassybrown Band, and special guest fiddler Mackenzie Bell, will be playing under the Wooden Bridge. The Island Community Development Association will have food and beverages for sale during the concert, and donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of entertainment. Bring a lawn chair and come out to our one-of-a-kind music venue, under the lights of the 1872 Historic Island Wooden Bridge -- where history and music collide!

Birthday greetings go out to Patrick Dame and Cheston Hoover, who both celebrate their special days this week.

Reminiscing 65 years ago (June 10, 1954) -- the Rev. Guy Gordon says he is very grateful to the McLean County News, for it shows him where his absent members are on Sunday, whom they are visiting and where they are fishing, etc. Mr. & Mrs. Horace Howell were Sunday guests of Mrs. Lena Bryant. Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Wood entertained with a dinner Sunday. Guests were Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Patton of Owensboro, Mr. & Mrs. Charley Wood, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Bowman, Bill Bowman, Mrs. Veda Swift, Louisville, Misses Vada Wood, Artie Wood, Reta Bowman, Betty Harrison, Ura Penrod and Marilyn Graham.

And 40 years ago (June 14, 1979) -- The Vacation Bible School at the Baptist Church closed Sunday night with their commencement exercises. They had an enrollment of 80, with a daily average of 72. There were eight conversions and six were added to the church. Mr. & Mrs. Hugh Ike Eaton spent Friday and Saturday at Kentucky Lake. Hugh and his son, Roger, returned to the lake Sunday afternoon and came home Monday morning. Mrs. Sylvia Wilkerson and children, Jana and Jason of Nashville, were weekend visitors of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Felix Perrin. The Coin family reunion was held in Owensboro Sunday afternoon. Those attending from Island were Mr. & Mrs. David Crowe and children, Mr. & Mrs. Bernie Crumbaker and children, and Mr. & Mrs. James Coin and children.

"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." -- Colossians 3:2.

Happy Father's Day to all dads out there, and I wish everyone a great week!

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