Friday, November 27, 2015

Area death

James “Jimmy” Orville Downs, 82, of Salem died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at Crittenden Hospital. Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

CHS ER : Friendly Professional Care

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Black Friday in Marion!

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Area death

Maggie Dell Runyan, 94, died Nov. 22 at the Good Samaritan Home in Fort Collins, Colo. Burial will be in Maroin at Mapleview Cemetery. She was the wife of former Marion Postmaster, the late Edward A. Runyan.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

What's news this week in Crittenden County...

CCES second-graders offer their take on
How to Cook a Turkey this Thanksgiving
It’s difficult to think of anything more traditional on Thanksgiving in America than turkey and the fixings with the family gathered around the table.

But after almost 400 years since the first Thanksgiving on our shores, methods for cooking the holiday bird are as varied as the make-up of our country’s population. While slow-roasting in the oven seems to remain the preferred method, in recent years, deep frying has become popular.

One Crittenden County Elementary School student has his own unique method: “First, you shoot a turkey. Next, you clean the turkey. Then, you boil it in a pot. Last, you can cut it into strips and put ranch on it,” offers second-grader Quinn.

In fact, The Crittenden Press asked all second graders at CCES for their turkey recipes, and local students’ directions on “How to Cook a Turkey” are no less entertaining than those read long ago each Thanksgiving season by the late Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show.”

While some students prefer to cook their turkeys on a low heat, like 6 or maybe 15 degrees, others preferred a flash-roasting method, though most conventional ovens don’t reach 700 degrees. A few young chefs would opt to shoot and kill their own turkey, though not forgetting to shave the bird before cooking it.

Eggs seemed to be a popular stuffing, and jalapenos even made the mix. Butter, salt and pepper to taste. And don’t forget dessert and a prayer.

For student's instructions on How to Cook a Turkey in their own words, as well as the following headlines, see this week's issue of The Crittenden Press:
  • K-PREP AWARDS: CCMS honors student for performance on state test. Did your child's make the list?
  • Yooper trooper: Upper Peninsula native Graves settling into KSP, Kentucky living.
  • Burglars’ weekend targets include Country Club home, Marion BBQ.
  • Boy, woman in trouble for tossing tobacco-filled balloons into jail.
  • December should see bridge progress.
  • SPORTS: See our special section featuring a preview of CCHS winter sports, including basketball.
  • OPINION: This year’s buzz word not even a word at all.
  • Double blessings: Pair of cousins’ pregnancy miracles follow adoptions.
  • Public library saves readers estimated $670,000 annually.
  • Quality Day Care selling, Bright Beginnings to open next week.
  • Marion native to perform at Macy’s parade.
  • Local 4-H’er places first at state level.
  • 4-H members recognized for their accomplishments.
  • Shelter offering half-price adoptions.
  • Two charged in Smithland assault.
  • FORGOTTEN PASSAGES: Taverns, distilleries once thrived in Marion
  • IN PICTURES: CCMS Homecoming courts.
  • OPINION: True thanks goes to Christ this holiday.
  • Marion insurance agent receives top honors from Independent Insurance Agents of Kentucky.

Area death

Nancy L. McKinney, 66, of Henderson, formerly of Marion, died Tuesday. Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Black Friday at Johnson's

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New Year Celebration in Marion

With Ridin' Shotgun !

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Monday, November 23, 2015

City council meets Tuesday

Marion City Council will meet in special session at 5 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to consider a resolution to submit a 911 grant application.

Area deaths

Clarence Lewis Adams, 78, of Marion died Friday. Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.

Stephanie Ann Gibbs, 42, of Henderson died Saturday. Whitsell Funeral Home in Morganfield is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Todd, 62, of Marion died Saturday. Morgan Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.

Darrell Alvey, 49, of Murray died Monday. Boyd Funeral Directors in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

Deadline today for Grand Marshal nominees

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees Grand Marshal of the Christmas Parade 2015, slated for December 5 at 5pm. Below is listed the standards to be considered for this position.  Please send your candidate choice today to:

Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 164, Marion, KY  42064

Applications for parade entries may be picked up at the Welcome Center.

Standards To Consider for the Grand Marshal Award
GRAND MARSHAL – This recognition is presented to an individual or group who has consistently made a difference in our community but has not received public recognition for their contributions.  Often this will be the person who gets the project completed or makes sure everything is done with little or no self promoting.  Many times this person or group work on their own time and generally is not compensated.  They go beyond the normal demands and may also involve service to country, to a non-profit or positions achieved on state, national or international level.

Healthcare at its best

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