May 3 In Adair County History

2005:  The Adair County High School tennis team captured the doubles championship at the annual Heartland Conference Tournament. The senior tandem of Chris Stewart and Josh Frost bested their competition on the way to a 7-6, 3-6, 6-0 finals win.

1998:  The Adair Progress reported the results of a countywide drug survey taken by Adair County students ranging from sixth through eleventh grades. Most notably, the data suggested that more than 11 percent of eighth-grade students in the Adair School District had experimented with “huffing” in the past 12 months.

The report went on to explain “Huffing, bagging, and sniffing are new terms floating around middle and high schools across America and Adair County.” The most commonly abused items included office and school supplies, and home cleaning products.

1988:  The Columbia City Council approved a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Board for a request to build a 24-unit apartment complex for the elderly and handicapped, to be erected on Hudson Street.

Construction on what would later be known as Royal Manor Apartments began a few months later, in the fall of 1988.

1970:  Referencing data provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the Tobacco Tax Council, The Adair County News reported that cigarette smoking in Adair County had declined for three consecutive years.

According to the figures provided, Adair Countians purchased more than 2 million packs of cigarettes in 1969, or 234 packs for every citizen 18 or older, at a yearly cost of $66 per person (almost $424 in 2018 dollars). During the same year, the average cigarette consumption per person, nationwide, was 207 packs.

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