Saturday, August 9, 2008

Southern Crittenden County News: Aug. 7, 2008

By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

Last week, the annual joint meeting of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Interestingly, there were many local connections to the convention. In attendance was Rayanna (Riley) Phillips, daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Tootsie) Riley of Frances. Rayanna is a clinical lab manager at Methodist Hospital in Henderson. Also attending was Thomas Strilko, son of George and Carolyn (Myers) Strilko, formerly of this area. Tom is a representative with Roche Diagnostics, a world leader in in-vitro diagnostics. Finally, Matthew T. Patton, formerly of this area, attended. He is an editor of a medical trade magazine that provided journalistic coverage of the meeting.

Ann Lott and her daughter, Debbie, just moved back to Lafayette Heights from Indianapolis, Ind. We welcome them to the community.

Attendance at Seven Springs Sunday school was 68, with several more arriving for the worship service. July anniversaries included Tim and Candice Downing and C.T. and Julie Conner. August anniversaries include Grant and Amber Patton; Lonnie and Joy Knight; and Keith and Sonia Guess. Be sure to send a card or call to wish the following folks from our community happy birthday: Gabriel Williams (8/1), Evelyn Elder (8/8), Keith Ethridge (8/14), Gladys Clark (8/16), Linda Owen (8/16), James Allen (8/18), J.C. Stephens (8/18), Alicia Lockhart (8/18), McKenzie Noffsinger (8/21), Keegan Downing (8/22), Kylie Downing (8/22), J.E. Brasher (8/23), Bobbie Brasher (8/26), Kendra Hendon (8/18), Keith Guess (8/30) and Ashley Lampey (8/30). If you know someone who should be included, please e-mail us at or

Happy belated birthday to Virginia Lee Jewell (7/21). We recently had a good laugh about her birthday when she told me she was 47.

We just realized we printed Robert Turley's last name as "Turkey" in the July 24 issue. We apologize for the error.

We're keeping Jeannie Griffin in our thoughts while she faces some health issues.

Michelle Henderson and Barbara Ethridge recently enjoyed outings to the Amish community and to Nashville.

The Masonic Lodge at Dycusburg held its regular monthly meeting on Friday, Aug. 1.

Several from this area enjoyed attending the Crittenden County Fair.

Billy Hogue recently enjoyed a few visits to Venture River.

Chase Matthews and Jordan Wadsworth enjoyed the Monster Jam Summer Heat at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City. The truck "Grave Digger" topped the list of performing trucks.

Dycusburg, Kentucky: A Glance at Her Past is available for purchase for a limited time (less than ten copies were recently ordered). To reserve your copy, call 215-285-0920 or send a check or money order for $75 to: Matthew T. Patton, 509 Onward Ave., Phoenixville, PA 19460.

The Dycusburg Community Group is in need of donations while planning the Dycusburg Day event (Oct. 11). Funding will help with the band and games for our local children. Without financial help from the community, costly events like Dycusburg Day and the July 4 "Red, White and Boom!" will not be possible in the future. In simple terms: We need money. If you have friends and family who benefit from the events at Dycusburg, please consider sending a donation to: DCG, P.O. Box 112, Dycusburg, KY 42037.

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