Island News | Mclean County – Archyde

Tim and I were very saddened to learn of Jerry Taylor’s death last week. We pray that the Lord will comfort Jerry’s family and friends at this sad time and in the weeks and months to come.

As posted on the Friends of Island, Kentucky Facebook page, Chillicothe, Ohio-based Road Hawk Magazine recently visited our island community to see Island Cycle Workz at 500 Adams Ave. watch and write an article about it.

Owned by islander Roy Warner, the family business spans four generations and has been in business for 13 years. They specialize in the restoration of vintage and custom motorcycles, and offer maintenance and repairs through two factory-trained mechanics.

They are currently building a 5,000 square foot facility along Adams Avenue (US 431) that will include an exhibition space; When Island Cycle Workz completes later this year, it will also have motorcycles for sale.

If you want to learn more about what they offer, customer service comes first. Call her at 270-977-6781 Monday through Friday. You can also send an email to: [email protected] Congratulations, Island Cycle Workz, for your Road Hawk Magazine article and for growing your business!

Birthdays celebrated this week by Jeff Howell, TJ Israel, Derrick Parham, Aiden Parham, Curtis Sutton, Bobby Lott and Sarah Johnson. Charlie & Anna Lou Strole are celebrating an anniversary. I wish you all a very special day!

For those of you interested, there are color prints of the Rex Robinson painting of the Point Pleasant Ferry available at the McLean County Public Library for just $10 each.

They are approximately 18″ x 24″ and would make a great gift for anyone with fond memories of the local ferry. Painted in 1978, this is when the Hoskins family operated the ferry and Pap Hoskins is on the ferry in the painting as the ferry crosses from the island side to the Ohio County side. Please call the library at 270-278-9184 to ensure it is open as it is closed at lunchtime before heading out.

Reminiscences of 60 years ago (February 1, 1962) – Mrs. Prentice Head and Mrs. A. McFarland, Lewisburg, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wesson Freels on Sunday. Mrs AR Moore, Misses Cliffie and Nancy Brown spent Saturday with Miss Judith Moore, Bowling Green, Saturday. Rev. William R. Nave left Monday to visit Baptist Seminary in Louisville. Glenn Miller of Western State College, Bowling Green, spent his intersemester vacations with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Miller. Mrs. HK Kirtley has returned from a visit to Mr. and Mrs. John M. Kirtley, Central City. Mrs. Michael Pittas and Miss Linda Pittas were in Owensboro on Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henry and Carla have returned from a vacation in Florida. Little Miss Deborah Wheeldon of South Carrolton was a weekend guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. BW Kirtley. Larry Brown of the US Navy is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Markwell, Nashville, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Markwell and Mrs. Denzil Thompson on Sunday. Mr and Mrs Tommy Joe Nall and his young son were guests of Mrs Nall’s parents, Mr and Mrs Harry Everly, on Sunday.

And 50 years ago (February 3, 1972) – from Beth Ann Bolton: “The Island 4-H Club met at the Island School (January 21) with Miss Davenport and Mr. Hancock. Our meeting was called to order by President Kerry Howard.

We have chosen king and queen; they are Martin Eaton and Vicky Free. Miss Davenport explained how to take notes on our projects. Forty-nine members were present.”

“Our greatest fear should not be failure, but success at things in life that don’t really matter.” – Franz Chan

I wish everyone a great week ahead!

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