- Thirty-six pupils are enrolled in the Piney Fork school this year. Practically all of them are attending every day and are showing great interest in their school work. More than twenty have perfect attendance records for the first two months of school
- Several projects are being carried out in the various grades with special emphasis being placed on penmanship and drawing.
- Monthly improvement records of playground activities, such as the hundred yard dash, chinning the bar, jumping, etc., are kept and are creating much interest.
- The school room has been painted and redecorated. New window shades and curtain have been added. Some of the furniture has been varnished and appropriate pictures placed on the walls. The school room has a neat and homey appearance and the pupils delight in keeping it clean.
- The Chapel has been brightened the first two months by a study of over two hundred beautiful copies of world-famous pictures.
- Every minute of time is taken up in constructive work and play activities. If you want to see pupils work and enjoy school just come out to Piney Fork. There are no visitors' day - you are welcome any time.
- Braxton McDonald is the teacher at Piney Fork this year.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Hascal had to sell the grocery in 1960 and he sold the store to Helen Teer.
These country stores are all gone now, unable to compete with the large grocery stores of today. But then, most of our little communities have almost disappeared also. They are ghost towns of the communities they used to be.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Judge - Where are you from?
Prisoner - Cairo.
Judge - What were you engaged in there?
Prisoner - I was in the hospital.
Judge - What hospital and what was the matter with you?
Prisoner - Small-pox hospital.
Judge - Were you discharged as cured?
Prisoner - They said I was well enough to leave, and told me to go.
Judge - Did you change your clothes?
Prisoner - No sir, got on the same clothes.
Circuit Clerk Haynes rushed back, raised a window and was about to leap from the second story.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
If you want to know more about the area, you can visit Dan's website at www.blackfordky.com
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It's once again time for Crittenden County's Annual Historical Hurricane Camp Meeting.
This will be the 121 camp meeting that has been held at this location. The longest continuous camp meeting still being held in our county. It hasn't missed a year having the much looked forward to worship service and nightly gatherings.
The church members, friends and neighbors start weeks before getting the shed, cabins, camp ground, and dining hall in top shape for the week long activities. This year was a tough one for these workers. The history making ice storm of late January this year worked havoc with the stately old trees on the grounds. It was a tangled mess of limbs and branches. One could hardly walk to the shed and cemetery. But all is well and ready for it's people starting Monday, June 13th.
This annual event used to be always held in the fall and it was looked forward to for months ahead of time. From the Sept. 4, 1890 edition of The Crittenden Press comes this news item.
The Camp Meeting.
As camp meeting is about all you hear of now, a few notes in regard to same may be of interest. The meeting is held under a large shed, and it is said about 700 can be comfortable seated there in.
Rev. J. J. Smith assisted by Revs. Breeding, Hunt and Remhardt are doing wonderful work. Among those encamped on the grounds we may mention J. W. Guess, R. G. Carty, John Perry, Kay Love, R. S. Clark, Mr. Milliken, and A.M. Baldwin.
Take it all in, all the meeting to this date has been a great success. Other items of interest are:
- Will Beard keeps the Commissary. Two bits gets you a meal.
- Milliken is the hotel tonsorial artist.
- Watermelons find a ready sale. A cheap transparent meal for a "nick."
- Henry Flanary and Clem Nunn of Marion, camp meetinged Thursday night.
- Murphy and Threlkeld run the "Liberty" stable, and are doing a good biz.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
- Crayne & Henry were dealers in tombstones, etc.
- D.E. Clark, transferring and handling drummers.
- Dr. T.H. Cossitt and J. H. Hillyard were selling drugs.
- Pierce & Son owned and operated a hardware store.
- Woods & Walker and G. C. Gray operated dry good stores.
- K. B. and R. F. Dorr and Jesse Olive were selling furniture.
- P. R. Finley was selling groceries.
- W. M. Morgan was shaving his friends.
- R. L. Tinlsey a busy brick layer.
- Misses Orr and Stewart were trimming the ladies hats.
Here are some of the boys who were burning the county with political fire. The following were candidates:
- Circuit Judge, Milton K. Givens and Ben P. Cissell
- County Judge, Lemuel H. James, John A. Moore and John B. Kevil
- County Attorney, John G. Rochester and W. C. Monroe Travis
- County Clerk, Will Hill and Dave Woods
- Circuit Clerk, Harry A. Haynes and Henry A. Hodge
- Sheriff, Albert J. Pickens and William F. Summerville
- Assessor, Thomas J. Yandell
- School Superintendent, E. E. Thurman and George W. Perry
- Jailer, Sid Lucas, M. L. Hayes and A. Wilborn
- Surveyor, George H. Crider and W. K. Minner
James Preston Loyd, was born Aug. 23, 1873 and died December 8, 1953. He is buried in the Crayne Cemtery. He was a retired farmer and an elder in the Crayne Cumberland Presbyterian Church of which he was one of the charter members.