Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Southern Crittenden County News: Dec. 18, 2008

By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

Fifteen gathered at Dycusburg Grocery on Saturday to celebrate Jacob Mahns's third birthday.

Santa Claus will be at the Dycusburg Grocery at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Owner Star Mahns encourages everyone to come out and bring their children for photos.

December birthdays to report include Helen Travis (12/3), Clara Brown (12/8), Bobby Waters (12/9), J.R. Blake (12/11), Lonnie Travis (12/13), C.T. Conner (12/14), Emily Smith (12/16), DeLois Paddock (12/17), Travis Boone (12/19), Raymond Guess (12/24), Ryan Downing (12/27), Wade Brasher (12/30) and Jonathan Millikan (12/31). Happy anniversary to Frank and Betty Williams (12/22).

Seven Springs presented its annual Christmas play on Sunday. Several enjoyed attending and seeing the children all decked out in their costumes.

A memorial service was held Sunday for Jean Ferguson-Cannon-Dekema, 83, of Dycusburg. "Miss Jean" died at Thursday at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Calvert City. Her parents were Young Henry Ferguson and Mabel Dobbs Ferguson.

Dan Ogle spent the weekend at the Henderson cabin with guests Rick Fondaw, Jordan Wadsworth, Joe Bennett, Billy Hogue, Mike Maxfield and the Hendersons.

Dog problems continue to plague Dycusburg. Dog catchers were installed, but the dogs seem to be escaping.

Matthew T. Patton spent the weekend in the area with his family. He flew in on Friday night into Nashville and landed exactly one minute after his cousin-in-law Dan Henderson, who flew in from Houston. They had only learned of each others' plans the previous day, so they made arrangements to ride to Crittenden County together. While there, Matthew enjoyed a "Thanksmas" dinner with family and went to the Lamb cemetery in Caldwell County to scope out a spot for a tombstone for his ancestor, Longshore Lamb.

What is the best gift to give a nursing home resident this holiday? It is the gift of time. Local nursing home residents greatly appreciate visits from family and friends. We hope readers plan visits to the nursing home during the holidays, and bring along the grandchildren and great grandchildren to add to the experience. Seven Springs Missionary Baptist visits Salem Springlake Nursing Home every second and fourth Friday of each month at 10 a.m. The church bus leaves the church at 9:30 a.m. Call Bro. Green for a ride at 965-3897.

Please share your news! Call Michelle Henderson at 988-2758 or e-mail dycusburg@yahoo.com.

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