Saturday, May 24, 2008

Southern Crittenden County News: May 22, 2008

(Editor's Note: Look for this new news item in each week's issue of The Crittenden Press.)

Welcome to the first edition of Southern Crittenden News, co-authored by Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton. Our intended coverage area will include Seven Springs, Caldwell Springs, Frances and Dycusburg (in other words, all of Southern Crittenden County). If you have news to share, e-mail or or call Michelle at 988-2758. We both hope you enjoy reading this new column.

Vacation Bible School will be held at Seven Springs June 23-27. Following morning services at Seven Springs (79 in attendance) on May 18, a potluck fellowship dinner was enjoyed by all in attendance.Visitation to the Salem Springlake Nursing Home is every second and fourth Friday of each month at 10 a.m. The church bus leaves at 9:30 from Seven Springs. For a ride, call 965-3897.

We were thrilled to see June Shewcraft of near Frances admiring the many blooms on the big white snowball bush in her front yard, pictured in the last issue of the newspaper. We have many fond memories of June and her late husband Glenn as longtime, upstanding members of Seven Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

We are glad to have Rudy and Chase Matthews back from Washington, D.C. They had been up there since February while Chase was undergoing therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Josh, Star and Jacob Mahns; Jenny Patton and Aliyah Frutiger; and Rick Holsapple and Jamie Wood enjoyed Sunday afternoon fishing at the Patton farm. The "winner" of the afternoon was Josh Mahns who reeled in an 8 lb. bass.

The annual cemetery fundraiser fish fry was held at Dycusburg on Sunday, May 18. A large crowd was in attendance and enjoyed the bountiful spread. The phrase of the day seemed to be: "A lot more people showed up than I expected." This surely was due in part to the beautiful weather. Donations can be mailed to Faye Stinnett, P.O. Box 4, Dycusburg, KY 42037. The perpetual fund ensures the maintenance of the graveyard.

Dycusburg t-shirts will soon be available for the 4th of July. Keep an eye out for more information. The shirts are appropriate for the day, honoring the vets and troops.

Still running on adreneline from the May 3 cleaning at Dycusburg, an impromptu cleanup effort will take place on Saturday, May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you weren't able to dispose of your unwanted items, this is a great chance to do so before the July 4 Veteran's Memorial Marker dedication at Dycusburg. As last time, a community yard sale will take place at the same time of the cleaning, located at 20 Hilltop Drive. Those interested can set up for free by notifying Michelle Henderson at 988-2758. The yard sale earlier this month was a success, so we encourage you to consider setting up a table or two.

Barbara Ethridge recently visited her nephew Matthew T. Patton for 11 days in Philadelphia.

We were saddened to hear of the death of Olin Rogers on Sunday morning.

The Dycusburg Community Group cookbook is planned for printing prior to Dycusburg Day on Oct. 11. We apologize if you previously submitted recipes, but the group underwent a recent change in leadership. We hope you will resubmit recipes to the group at or mail them to: Dycusburg Community Group, P.O. Box 112, Dycusburg, KY 42037. You will receive a confirmation of receipt as all recipes submitted will be included.

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