Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dycusburg News: Aug. 26, 2010

By Matthew T. Patton

Gail Bannister asked us to share this news: The Dycusburg School Reunion will be at the Dycusburg Methodist Church grounds on Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. It is potluck with barbecue and soft drinks will be provided. Please bring your lawn chairs and old photos. All students and their families are invited. Friends of former students are also encouraged to attend. Bannister said this will be an event with lots of good food, good people and good memories.

Becky Stinnett Jarrett asked us to share the following: The Stinnett-Travis Reunion will be coming up Oct. 10 with lots of games, prizes and an auction. Jarrett said the reunion will be "lots of fun and good food." She also wrote, "Don't miss Jimmy Stinnett calling out the Bingo numbers, also live music from Tony Stinnett and Gage Hill from North Carolina."

Gearldine Shouse reported that the Tabor reunion was held in late July with several in attendance. Penny Christman reported that the Holder family reunion was also held in late July with more than 80 in attendance. The family, descendants of Perce James and Mary Belle Holder, covered five generations of the Holder family.

Dan Linzy reported that he took his father (Lafe Linzy) to Dycusburg on Sunday, Aug. 22. Dan wrote, "We made several stops and visited. We also made a run through the cemetery and had a great day."

Martha Stinnett reported that Rodney Stinnett came in 1st place in his division for the 5K run at BBQ on the Barkley. Several from the area enjoyed attending the festivities in Kuttawa during the weekend.

A Dycusburg cookbook has been compiled by a few residents of Dycusburg and is available for $10. Proceeds will benefit next year's fireworks show and other upcoming projects according to Peggy Johnson and Star Mahns. For more information, call the Dycusburg Grocery at 988-3004.

The health, safety and general welfare of the residents of this area would improve by significantly reducing the number of stray dogs and cats. Not only is it cruel for the animals, but the town of Dycusburg has also used county funds and donations from several residents to clean up our little village on the river. Unfortunately, stray dogs are ruining the cleaning efforts in the early morning hours before the trash company comes, leaving yards full of garbage for residents to clean up. Help end this vicious cycle of irresponsible pet owners who allow their dogs and cats to run wild and breed uncontrollably by calling the
county dog catcher.

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