Friday, September 12, 2008

Southern Crittenden County News: Sept. 11, 2008

By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

(Editor's Note: Last week's column was an accidental reprint of the prior week's news.)

Looks like fall is upon us. Everyone in this part of the county has been enjoying the beautiful weather.

Attendance at Sunday School on Sept. 7 was 67, with more arriving for preaching services.

It was good to see Shirley Stinnett out and about again. Also, Jeannie Griffin is out of the hospital.

The Dycusburg school reunion was held at 1 p.m. on Aug. 31 on the lawn of the Dycusburg Methodist Church. Attendance was seemingly down over past years. Traveling the longest distance was Bill Dycus from West Virginia and Carol (Myers) Strilko from Illinois. Everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship.

The annual L.B. and Sarah A. (Parsley) Patton family reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Fredonia Lion's Club Building. All descendants and friends of the family are welcome to attend. Doors open at noon, and a potluck lunch will be served at 12:45.

Our sincere sympathy to Sarah Knight on the death of her mother Janet Knight. Sarah is the daughter of Andy Knight of Marion, Ill. She is the granddaughter of Bro. Lonnie and Joy Knight and Shirley Conrad.

Happy birthday to Chase Matthews who turned 24 on Sept. 1. Chase was in an ATV accident two weekend ago, but fortunately was released from the hospital. He was banged up pretty badly, but is doing well. Thanks to Tina Cochrum, who witnessed the accident, for being with the family and for showing such concern. We're glad to see neighbors come together during times like these.

Birthday wishes to Sissy Conyer (Sept. 4), Glynis Millikan (Sept. 5), Betty Williams (Sept. 7), Cindy Smith and Sabrina Hodge (Sept. 9), Reta Conger (Sept. 13), Cecil Travis, Jamie "Pug" LaRue and Paula Patton (Sept. 14), Dwayne Downing (Sept. 15), Frank Williams (Sept. 24), and James Berry (Sept. 29). Celebrating their wedding anniversary is Robert and Donna Millikan (Sept. 18).

Carol and George Strilko of New Lenox, Ill., visited their family over Labor Day weekend.

Makanda Rolfe spent Labor Day weekend with her great-grandmother, Barbara Ethridge and enjoyed playing with her cousins Dylan Strilko, Aliyah Frutiger and McKenzie Noffsinger.

Dycusburg Day will be held Oct. 11. If you would like to be a vendor during the day, please call 988-2758. The group is currently looking to add additional food, craft and church vendors. A silent auction (with food, autographed books, CDs and restaurant gift certificates) and raffle (with a Nashville getaway package, gas card and large Avon basket) will be the highlight of the day. Also, an afternoon gospel singing by "Living Proof" and concert by "Gunner T" will round out the evening. More details will be published in the next few weeks.

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