Saturday, September 20, 2008

Southern Crittenden County News: Sept. 18, 2008

By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

The windstorm on Sunday left many in this area in the dark when the remnants of Hurricane Ike passed through the area. All throughout the area, trees were downed, including some over homes and cars. Several reported devastating damage to property. It's clear the cleanup efforts will take quite some time.

Happy belated birthday to Vern Huff (Sept. 12).

A Little Miss and Little Master contest has been added to the lineup of Dycusburg Day. Interested applicants can find entry forms at or at the Dycusburg Grocery. Entry fee is $15, payable to Dycusburg Community Group. Each of the winners will receive a certificate, trophy and a $50 savings bond, courtesy of Fredonia Valley Bank.

Dycusburg Grocery will be hosting karaoke on Fridays, and continues to host bingo on Thursdays and Saturdays. Bingo proceeds are donated to the fireworks fund for Independence Day celebrations.

If you haven't had a chance to do so, please review the lineup of activities for Dycusburg Day (Oct. 11) at

Do you think you may have an ancestor who served in the American Revolution? If you do and can prove your lineage, you are eligible to join the Daughters or Sons of the American Revolution. It's a great way to honor your ancestors, and several from this area definitely descend from a Revolutionary War patriot. For tips on how to get started, e-mail

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