By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton
Farmers are still busy getting hay gathered up. In the meantime, everyone's enjoying the exceptionally beautiful weather.
Several out-of-staters (including Texas, Louisiana, Illinois and Pennsylvania) have arrived in the area to camp and partake in the festivities at Dycusburg on the 4th.
Curtis Griffin is out of the hospital and feeling much better.
Seven Springs had 70 in attendance on Sunday. Vacation Bible School (VBS) runs July 7-9 from 6-8 p.m. The following Saturday, a cookout will be held with fun and games for the children.
Save your gas and support your local community by heading to Dycusburg on Friday. The Dycusburg Community Group will host its July 4 "Red, White and Boom!" celebration in a new and improved Dycusburg! The Dycusburg Area Veteran's Memorial Park and marker dedication (led by Rev. Lonnie Knight) will be at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at 8:30. Western Kentucky-based "Gunner T" will perform after the ceremony and before and after the fireworks. An expanded selection of food will be offered at the Riverside Café that day, including a grill outside by Evan Dew Productions with steak sandwiches, ribs, turkey and hot dogs.
The first 20 children to get to Dycusburg's celebration will get a free small American flag to wave during the dedication. In the event of rain, watch this column for information about a rain date.
Happy birthday to Michelle Henderson (July 2).
This week's historical tidbit focuses on some merchants at Frances (1874-1947). Dr. Charles Owen, Drugstore and Grocery; Critt Allen, General Merchandise; M.F. Pogue, Drugstore and General Merchandise; W.W. Pogue; W.W. Pogue, Jr.; Pogue and Matthews; Matthews and Oliver; S.H. Matthews; M.F. Pogue & Son; Weldon Brothers; W.E. Asbridge & Milton Yandell; Brown Brothers; Brownie Oldham. Later day merchants: John Holloman, Mrs. W. E.Asbridge and B. O. Matthews.