By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton
We hope everyone had an enjoyable Mother's Day. Bless all of the mothers for their hard work, and bless all of those fathers who served double duty.
The Cumberland River is covering the boat dock area, including over the Chase Matthews Pavilion. It's also approaching the bottom area on Hwy. 295 near Owen Road.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Joyce Fitts, 73, of Eddyville who passed away on May 4 after a battle with cancer. She was a daughter of Raymond and Mary Dean (Hobson) Patton. She was buried at New Bethel Cemetery.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m. for Russella Sue Peek. A luncheon will follow at the Dycusburg Methodist Church.
Final reminder: The annual fish fry to benefit the Dycusburg cemetery fund will be held Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. It is planned for the Methodist Church lot unless it rains. In that case, it will be held at the Baptist fellowship hall. Please bring a donation to help keep the cemetery clean and beautiful.
Vacation Bible School will be held June 8-12 at Mexico Baptist Church. For more information, call 270-965-4059.
As we stated in a previous edition, the fireworks at Dycusburg will not be even remotely as nice as they were last year without donations. Please consider sending a monetary donation to the Dycusburg Community Group, P.O. Box 112, Dycusburg, KY 42037. We know everyone enjoyed the show last year, and we're hopeful the community will pitch in to celebrate Independence Day again in 2009.
The Dycusburg Grocery (aka Riverside Cafe) had its biggest crowd ever recently, with scores of people inside and out. Several bands and individuals sang and played instruments. It was a great night, enjoyed by all. It's nice to have such phenomenal talent tucked away in the tiny village of Dycusburg.
Birthday wishes are extended to Daniel Patton (May 26) and Justin Peek (May 30).
Dan Henderson recently enjoyed a trip to Havre, Mont. Although it was a short trip, he enjoyed seeing the landscape created by glaciers and snow covered mountaintops.
Barbara Ethridge enjoyed her visit with her nephew, Matthew. She dog sat while he traveled to Europe, visiting London, Amsterdam and Oslo. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling around the beautiful cities across the pond. He landed in London where he spent the night and then took a cruise from Harwich, England to Amsterdam then to Oslo, where he flew back to London and on to the United States.
Special thanks to the person who mowed and cleaned up around the Dycusburg Area Veteran's Memorial Marker recently. It is much appreciated by the community.
Jeannie Griffin reports that Bobby and Linda Mayes are having a girl. Congratulations!
As the warmth of the summer months begins to draw people outdoors, we want to take this opportunity to remind our readers to protect themselves from ticks. The nasty little buggers seem to be thicker this year than in years past.
We close this week with a quote from Mark Twain: "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
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