Saturday, June 7, 2008

Southern Crittenden County News: June 5, 2008

By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

We'd like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has shared their positive comments about this new column as we're glad to have the opportunity to provide the news.

Attendance at Seven Springs was down yet again this week at 50. Guest speaker was a missionary from Trigg County, Bro. Nelson. Be in prayer for Bro. Lonnie and his wife, Joy. In nursing homes are Charlie Owen and Jim Manley at Salem Springlake and Maxine Matthews at Hilltop in Kuttawa. Seven Springs asks that you keep them in your prayers.

Birthday wishes to Makanda Rolfe (June 8), Wanda Berry (June 11), June Shewcraft (June 14), Madalyn Downing (June 14), Crystal Mendiola (June 21), Judy Davis (June 27), Sonia Guess and Brittany Guess (June 28), Michael Story (June 29). Anniversaries include J.E. and Bobbie Brasher (June 23), David and Katrina Boone (June 26), Gerald and Evelyn Elder (June 28), Charlie and Betty Owen (June 28).

We were saddened to hear of the death of Imogene Tabor, 97, of near Caldwell Springs.

Lawrence Richardson, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Madisonville has recently been going through his late mother's belonging and came across several photos and would like some help identifying the subjects. His mother, Ruby Mae Shewcraft Richardson, 86, Madisonville, formerly of Crittenden County, died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Ridgewood Terrace Nursing Home in Madisonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Hattie (Holder) Shewcraft. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Madisonville and was a homemaker. Previous to joining Grace, she was a member of Seven Springs where she was a longtime Sunday School teacher. Go to where you can view, among other photos, the Frances Elementary fifth grade class of 1961-1962. If you can identify anyone, please e-mail

Third time's a charm! A final clean-up is scheduled in Dycusburg before July 4 (the third clean-up held this year). This clean-up, focusing on the roadside and area around the memorial site, will be held on June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No dump truck will be in town this time, but dumpsters will be available and a truck with a trailer will come through for those who need it. If you would like to volunteer or need help with your clean-up, please call Michelle Henderson at 988-2758 or Star Mahns at 988-3004.

Lola Mae Patton is still in the hospital at the time of this writing.

A lot of good fishing is going on at the Cumberland River. At least a dozen people were seen fishing along the pier area on Saturday night. Among the good catches have been striped bass and catfish.

The Dycusburg cemetery was cleaned and maintance was performed on May 31. Several volunteers were in attendance.

The Dycusburg t-shirts arrived May 29 and by June 1, nearly all were sold. The black t-shirts, adorned with a large yellow ribbon, will be printed again, and prepaid orders must be placed at the Dycusburg Grocery by June 10. Due to the lead time for shipping, no exceptions can be made. Please make sure you get your t-shirt for the July 4 celebration.

The Dycusburg Community Group (DCG) met at the Riverside Cafe on Thursday, May 28, to discuss the placement of the Veteran's Memorial Marker to be dedicated July 4 at 6 p.m., followed by fireworks at the boat ramp. Other matters were discussed concerning future projects. If interested, the next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 22, 2 p.m. at the Riverside Cafe. All are welcome.

The DCG is looking for a band to perform on the night of July 4. Please contact Michelle Henderson at 988-2758 if you would like to perform or have leads for the group.

Share your birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations and other news by e-mailing or or by calling Michelle at 988-2758.

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