June 18, 2009

Obituary: Mary Jane Watson, 67

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Mary Jane Watson

Mary Jane Watson

Mary Jane Watson, 67, of Marion died Friday, June 12, 2009 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

She was a member of Irene Rankin Circle Number 4 and Marion United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert K. “Buddy” Watson of Marion; children, John Watson of Fort Sill, Okla., and Marianne Ramsey of Hanson, Ky.; sisters, Ramona Brasher of Marion and Shirley Winters of Murray; brothers, Jerry Henry of Eddyville and Louie Henry of Florida; three grandchildren, Jonathan Watson of Fort Sill, Okla., and Samuel and Mary Kathleen Ramsey of Hanson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Reba Kinnis Henry.

Funeral services were Monday at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial was at Dycusburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to The World Our Parish, P.O. Box 194 Wilmore, KY 40390 or Marion United Methodist Church Building Fund, 112 S. College St., Marion, KY.

Source: The Crittenden Press, June 18, 2009

Blog Migration

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I have decided to migrate the Dycusburg.com site from Blogger over to WordPress. Over the next few weeks I’ll continue to update the site and add new content as well as migrate our existing content over.

As for now, please update your bookmarks and delete exisiting references you may have to dycusburg.blogspot.com. You can reach this site the same way you could reach the previous site, simply by entering www.dycusburg.com.

Southern Crittenden County News: June 18, 2009

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By Matthew T. Patton

Dear readers and friends: This is the last edition of Southern Crittenden County News. We have enjoyed writing the column and producing community news, but other commitments mean we are unable to continue this column. Thank you to everyone who provided supportive words (and thanks, too, to those who provided criticisms, even if not always constructive). All told, we were happy to have the opportunity to write this column.

To learn more about Dycusburg history and genealogy, visit http://www.dycusburg.com. The site is updated weekly with interesting historical tidbits about the area. Also, additional copies of “Dycusburg, Kentucky: A Glance at Her Past” will be printed late summer. To obtain a copy, e-mail matthewtpatton@yahoo.com.

Donations for the “Thunder Over the River” July 4 fireworks event at Dycusburg can be made at the Dycusburg Grocery. For more information, call 988-3004.

Last week’s riddle was: “Paul’s height is six feet. He’s an assistant at a butcher’s shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh?” Linda Waters and Lauren Beavers e-mailed the correct answer: “Meat.”

The descendants of Longshore Lamb, a Revolutionary War soldier who settled in Caldwell County near Claxton before 1810, are raising funds to erect a marker in his memory at the Lamb Cemetery. Longshore and his wife, Sarah Lee, had the following children: Mary (Polly) Lamb-Crow; William Lamb; Elizabeth Lamb-Reaves-Vaughn; Levi Lamb; Margaret (Peggy) Lamb-Farmer; Jensey Jane Lamb-Clayton; John Lamb, Sr.; Moses Lamb and Martin Lamb. Unfortunately, Longshore’s exact burial location is unknown, but a memorial marker will be erected during a ceremony on Oct. 10, 2009.

If you are a Lamb descendant and would like to make a donation toward this monument, please send a check or money order to: Matthew T. Patton, 509 Onward Ave., Phoenixville, PA 19460-5932. For more information, e-mail matthewtpatton@yahoo.com.

June 11, 2009

Dycusburg Day

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Dycusburg Day is slated for Oct. 10, 2009. Save the date!

Southern Crittenden County News: June 11, 2009

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By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton
 
Donations have started coming in for the “Thunder Over the River” fireworks display at Dycusburg on July 4. Maybe we will have a great show after all! We will keep you posted on the progress. Keep those donations coming by sending a check or money order to: DCG, P.O. Box 112, Dycusburg, KY 42037. Donations are tax deductible.
 
Aliyah Frutiger celebrated her 5th birthday with a party at her mother’s house near Dycusburg. Several friends and family were in attendance. Making a surprise appearance was SpongeBob Squarepants.
 
Happy third birthday to Makanda Rolfe (June 8) and to Shirley Stinnett. 
Happy anniversary to Dan and Michelle Henderson (June 14).
 
Quote of the Week: “You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.” (Anais Nin).

The answer to last week’s riddle, “how far can a dog run into the woods?” is “half way, then he’s running out of the woods.” (Linda Waters, Mike Kinnis and Lauren Beavers e-mailed us last week with the correct answer).

 
This week’s riddle: Paul’s height is six feet. He’s an assistant at a butcher’s shop, and wears size 9 shoes. What does he weigh? Send your answers to dycusburg@yahoo.com.
 
If you live in, work in, or know someone in Southern Crittenden County and would like to have something like a birthday or upcoming event mentioned in this column, please e-mail us at dycusburg@yahoo.com.

June 3, 2009

Southern Crittenden County News: June 4, 2009

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By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

Four students from the Dycusburg area graduated from Lyon County High School on Saturday, May 23: Shelby Peek, James Jasis, Allison LeFan and Brandon O’Bryan. All graduated with honors and received several scholarships at Class Night on May 21.

Don’t forget to hang up your hummingbird feeders. The birds are returning from the Southern states. An inexpensive mixture that attracts them and is easy to make consists of sugar, water and red food coloring. Alternatively, you can buy the concentrate or ready-to-use mix at retail locations.

Barbara Ethridge returned home from a visit with her sister, Carol Strilko of New Lenox, IL. Carol and her husband, George drove her home and will be visiting for a while.

All donations to the Dycusburg Community Group are tax deductible, including any donations for the gazebo or the fireworks display on the Fourth of July at Dycusburg’s “Thunder Over the River” Celebration.

The answer to last week’s riddle was “a coffin.” Once again, Linda Waters e-mailed with the right answer. This week’s question: “How far can a dog run into the woods?” E-mail dycusburg@yahoo.com with your guesses.

Natalie Tabor and her daughter, Shelby Peek, spent Spring Break in Puerto Rico, reporting a fabulous trip. They stayed in San Juan and spent most days on the beach doing absolutely nothing. The weather was mostly sunny and about 90 degrees every day. They visited Old San Juan where they toured the historic district (including the capitol and Castillo de San Felipe del Morro) and enjoyed shopping. They went to dinner with friends from Paducah also vacationing in Puerto Rico and ate at a reportedly wonderful restaurant, Marisqueria Atlantica.

The BODIES exhibition was on display and Shelby, a future doctor, had to go see it. Natalie said, “We joked that we had to go all the way to Puerto Rico just for this exhibit since we missed it when it was in St. Louis!”

The highlight of the trip for Shelby was touring the El Yunque Rainforest. Natalie said, “while she had moaned and complained about having to get up early to go with ‘a bunch of old people’ to the Rainforest, her whole attitude changed when she learned Johnny Depp was filming a movie there. At that point, her mission became to find him! As we were winding up through El Yunque (which reminded me of The Smokies, but with palm trees), we rounded a curve and there he was! He was filming a scene with Aaron Eckhart. After blowing kisses at Johnny for an hour and taking his picture, she spent the next ten hours texting, Facebook-ing and calling all of her friends to gloat!”

If you live in, work in, or know someone in southern Crittenden County and would like to have something such as a birthday or upcoming event mentioned in this column, please e-mail dycusburg@yahoo.com.

Quote of the Week: “Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work,” attributed to Thomas Alva Edison.

June 2, 2009

Southern Crittenden County News: May 28, 2009

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By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

We send our get well wishes to Jim and Debbie Richardson and to Curtis Griffin who fractured his ankle in a fall.

We regret that the Dycusburg Community Group (DCG) will not be able to fund a fireworks show this Independence Day in Dycusburg. Unfortunately, our calls for donations have heeded next to nothing. The economy has impacted all of us, including our little group. That said, Dycusburg Grocery (Riverside Café) owner Star Mahns has stepped up to the plate and is organizing a “Thunder Over the River” fireworks show she hopes will be better than ever. To make a donation to the fireworks fund, now stop by the store or send your donations directly to: Star Mahns, 9728 State Route 70, Dycusburg, KY 42037. For more info, call 988-3004.

In related news, the DCG is in the market for a gazebo for the Dycusburg Area Veteran’s Park. If you have suggestions on where to purchase a gazebo or would like to offer some physical labor to help build it, call 988-2758 or e-mail dycusburg@yahoo.com.

The descendants of Longshore Lamb, a Revolutionary War soldier who settled in Caldwell County near Claxton before 1810, are raising funds to erect a marker in his memory at the Lamb Cemetery. Longshore and his wife, Sarah Lee, had the following children: Mary (Polly) Lamb-Crow; William Lamb; Elizabeth Lamb-Reaves-Vaughn; Levi Lamb; Margaret (Peggy) Lamb-Farmer; Jensey Jane Lamb-Clayton; John Lamb, Sr.; Moses Lamb and Martin Lamb. Unfortunately, Longshore’s exact burial location is unknown, but a memorial marker will be erected during a ceremony on Oct. 10, 2009.

If you are a Lamb descendant and would like to make a donation toward this monument, please send a check or money order to: Matthew T. Patton, 509 Onward Ave., Phoenixville, PA 19460-5932. For more information, e-mail matthewtpatton@yahoo.com.

Last week’s riddle asked: “The poor have it. The rich need it. It’s greater than God. It’s worse than the devil. If you eat it you will die.” The answer? Nothing. Linda Waters e-mailed us with the correct response.

This week’s riddle: “The man who invented it doesn’t want it. The man who bought it doesn’t need it. The man who needs it doesn’t know it. What is it?” E-mail dycusburg@yahoo.com and we’ll publish the names of those who solve the riddle.

May 29, 2009

Obituary: Philip Buchanan, 68

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DYCUSBURG, Ky. — Mr. Philip Buchanan, 68, of Dycusburg passed away at 3:54 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah.

He was a graduate of the College of Lake County, Ill., School of Nursing and was a retired nurse for Winchester House of Libertyville, Ill. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Buchanan is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Jason Wade and Ann Buchanan of Mayfield; one daughter, Becky Buchanan of San Antonio, Texas; two grandchildren, Chelsea Buchanan of Wisconsin and Carl Buchanan of Murray; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Teresa Buchanan of Crittenden County; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Dixie and Charlie Ray of Paducah, Darlene and Bill Tabor of Crittenden County, Nancy Buchanan of Boaz and Rosalee Wallace of Crayne; and nieces and nephews, Mike, Ricky, Joe, Angie, Kim, Maryanne, Starla, Darren, Sherry, Linda, Tina, Rodney, LeeAnn and Kristi.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Wendell Buchanan; two sisters, Norma Nichols and Jeanette Sutton; and his parents, Roy Buchanan and Lula Martin Buchanan.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009, at Dycusburg Cemetery in Crittenden County with the Rev. David Sphnix officiating.

There will be no visitation. Lakeland Funeral Home in Eddyville is handling arrangements.

Source: The Paducah Sun (www.paducahsun.com)

May 24, 2009

Southern Crittenden County News: May 21, 2009

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By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

The weather in the area has been beautiful for several days in a row, giving people a chance to mow their yards and to plant and maintain flowerbeds. We would like to remind everyone to be careful if you still have broken limbs on trees. You might not be able to see the broken limbs once the newly sprouted leaves cover them.

Seven Springs is again searching for a pastor as Bro. Pleasant submitted his resignation.

The Dycusburg Community Group (DCG) needs volunteers for its annual town clean up next month. The DCG is still in the planning stages and needs your help. If you are unable to volunteer time but would like to make a contribution, please mail to Dycusburg Community Group, P.O. Box 112, Dycusburg, KY 42037. As we stated in last week’s issue, funding for the July 4 fireworks show is nearly non-existent. We fear a show may not happen in 2009 unless someone steps up to the plate and donates money for the fireworks.

Get well wishes are extended to Jim and Debbie Richardson and to Parker Holsapple.

The day started a little chilly but warmed up nicely for the Sunday fish fry at Dycusburg Methodist Church on May 17. Several people came and the food was delicious. Proceeds benefit the Dycusburg Cemetery. If you were unable to attend but would like to donate, please send a check to Dycusburg Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 4, Dycusburg, KY 42037. To view some photos of the event, look for “Dycusburg.com” on Facebook.com (you will need to create an account to view the photos).

Josh and Star Mahns recently hosted visitors: Josh’s father, Jeff Mahns and grandfather, Walter.

Travis and Emma Sosh, Jenny Patton and Aliyah Frutiger had dinner on Saturday night with Chase and Jennifer Matthews at Lambert’s Cafe in Sikeston, Mo. (According to the restaurant’s Web site, Lambert’s served 48,409 lbs. of fresh Mississippi pond raised catfish last year. That’s a lot of fish! That’s not all: The restaurant is known for their “throwed rolls.” Last year, they served 2,246,400 individual rolls!)

The “Almost Home” band played at the Riverside Café in Dycusburg on Friday. The store has been host to tons of great musical talent recently.

Happy birthday to Dan Henderson (May 25), Aliyah Frutiger (May 27), Michael McKinney (May 20) and Mitchell McKinney (May 20).

We’re going to start including a “Riddle of the Week.” Here’s the first one: “The poor have it. The rich need it. It’s greater than God. It’s worse than the devil. If you eat it you will die.” E-mail your answers to dycusburg@yahoo.com.

May 15, 2009

Southern Crittenden County News: May 14, 2009

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By Michelle Henderson and Matthew T. Patton

We hope everyone had an enjoyable Mother’s Day. Bless all of the mothers for their hard work, and bless all of those fathers who served double duty.

The Cumberland River is covering the boat dock area, including over the Chase Matthews Pavilion. It’s also approaching the bottom area on Hwy. 295 near Owen Road.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Joyce Fitts, 73, of Eddyville who passed away on May 4 after a battle with cancer. She was a daughter of Raymond and Mary Dean (Hobson) Patton. She was buried at New Bethel Cemetery.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 14 at 2 p.m. for Russella Sue Peek. A luncheon will follow at the Dycusburg Methodist Church.

Final reminder: The annual fish fry to benefit the Dycusburg cemetery fund will be held Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. It is planned for the Methodist Church lot unless it rains. In that case, it will be held at the Baptist fellowship hall. Please bring a donation to help keep the cemetery clean and beautiful.

Vacation Bible School will be held June 8-12 at Mexico Baptist Church. For more information, call 270-965-4059.

As we stated in a previous edition, the fireworks at Dycusburg will not be even remotely as nice as they were last year without donations. Please consider sending a monetary donation to the Dycusburg Community Group, P.O. Box 112, Dycusburg, KY 42037. We know everyone enjoyed the show last year, and we’re hopeful the community will pitch in to celebrate Independence Day again in 2009.

The Dycusburg Grocery (aka Riverside Cafe) had its biggest crowd ever recently, with scores of people inside and out. Several bands and individuals sang and played instruments. It was a great night, enjoyed by all. It’s nice to have such phenomenal talent tucked away in the tiny village of Dycusburg.

Birthday wishes are extended to Daniel Patton (May 26) and Justin Peek (May 30).

Dan Henderson recently enjoyed a trip to Havre, Mont. Although it was a short trip, he enjoyed seeing the landscape created by glaciers and snow covered mountaintops.

Barbara Ethridge enjoyed her visit with her nephew, Matthew. She dog sat while he traveled to Europe, visiting London, Amsterdam and Oslo. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling around the beautiful cities across the pond. He landed in London where he spent the night and then took a cruise from Harwich, England to Amsterdam then to Oslo, where he flew back to London and on to the United States.

Special thanks to the person who mowed and cleaned up around the Dycusburg Area Veteran’s Memorial Marker recently. It is much appreciated by the community.

Jeannie Griffin reports that Bobby and Linda Mayes are having a girl. Congratulations!

As the warmth of the summer months begins to draw people outdoors, we want to take this opportunity to remind our readers to protect themselves from ticks. The nasty little buggers seem to be thicker this year than in years past.

We close this week with a quote from Mark Twain: “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

Share your news by e-mailing dycusburg@yahoo.com.

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