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Southern Crittenden County News: May 29, 2008

By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

The yearly meeting to discuss the upkeep of the Asbridge Cemetery was held at the cemetery on Saturday, May 24. The meeting is held the Saturday before Memorial Day every year. A potluck lunch was served.

Attendance was somewhat down from last week at Seven Springs (66). We had some on the road for the Memorial Day holiday.

Aliyah Frutiger, daughter of Jenny Patton, celebrated her 4th birthday with a party at their home on Saturday, May 24. Several attended, refreshments were served and Aliyah was showered with lots of presents, mostly pertaining to the princess theme. Her birthday is May 27.
Other birthdays to report are Peggy Johnson (May 24) and Dan Henderson (May 25).

Lola Mae Patton has been in the hospital recently. We wish her a speedy recovery.

Congratulations to Jessica Marie LeFan and James Brien Gibbs who will be married on June 7 at 5 p.m. at the Mexico Baptist Church. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. Only out of town invitations are being sent.

Star Mahns of Dycusburg Grocery reports several people stop by the store to ask about the boat ramp at Dycusburg, so we thought we would take this opportunity to remind readers a free launch site is available for any light trailerable recreational boat. The coordinates for the ramp off of Walnut Street are latitude 37.1593 and longitude -88.187. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, fisherman and other leisure users can easily access the Cumberland River at this state-maintained boat ramp.

The second clean-up day at Dycusburg, held Saturday, May 24, was a bigger success than the first. Yet another dump truck, generously donated by the county, was filled to the brim. Scrap will be hauled off and proceeds will go back to the community fund. Words cannot express our gratitude to everyone who took time out of their personal schedules to help clean the town. One family was grateful and very appreciative for the efforts of the volunteers who cleaned debris from their property. Debbie Richardson said she was so thankful for the help and she had been praying to get this done. She said God answers prayers. Area residents have really come together to help one another lately, and it is showing through the spruced up yards and smiles on the faces of those who are being helped.

You can view one of the new Dycusburg t-shirts at the Dycusburg Grocery. The Dycusburg Community Group is taking pre-orders for the shirts honoring troops and veterans. A limited number is available, so to ensure you have one for the 4th of July celebration, please visit the store.

All residents of Southern Crittenden County are welcome to attend the Dycusburg Community Group meetings. If you feel you have a good idea, come share! All are welcome. Please contact Michelle Henderson at 988-2758 or Star Mahns at 988-3004 for more information. Watch this section of the newspaper and for dates and times of future meetings.

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