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June 13, 2019

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Thieves throw brick through grocery door

Sidell approves third liquor license

A good time was had by all at the 61st Lions Club BBQ

Jamaica High School class of ‘94 reunion
    The 1994 class of Jamaica High School will be having their 55th class reunion July 20 at the Possum Trot, located at 2918 Batestown Rd., Oakwood.
Everyone who graduated from Jamaica High School is welcome to come help them celebrate. If you are interested in coming, please contact Marge Huchel McLain at 217-497-6700, or Betty Myler Brown at 217-260-2884.

Strawberry season recipes by Cindy Brown in this week’s Recipe Box.

Salt Fork North DARE essay winners have their winning stories in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

We asked the Sidell Reporter Facebook readers to share some things about their dads. Read their responses in this week’s Sidell Reporter.

Flag Day is June 14. The Sidell Reporter, and their sponsors salute the Grand Old Flag in a special section only in the Sidell Reporter.

    HARRY PATTON, 88 of Benton, Ky., a native of Homer, Ill. passed on
Thurs., June 6, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.
    Harry was born July 1, 1930 in Clay City, Ind., son of the late Nathan and Mae Duncan Patton. He married the former Sue Swinford of Sidell on Feb. 14, 1959.
    Harry was a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton and the former owner of Patton Trucking Company in Homer. He was a Veteran of the US Army. He enjoyed fishing, camping, woodworking and UK basketball.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Patton.
    He is survived by his wife, Sue of Benton, Ky.; three sons, James Patton of Paducah, William (Noreen) Patton of Benton and Daniel (Jennifer) Patton of Bartlett, Tenn. Also surviving is one sister, Lois Denniston of Vero Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
    Funeral service wasconducted on Sunday in the chapel of the Marshall County Funeral Home with Brother Mark Doom officiating. Interment was at the Benton Cemetery with full military rites.
    Memorials may be made to the Radio Ministry of the First Baptist Church, 910 Main Street Benton, KY 42025 or to the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center, P.O. 7606 Paducah, Ky. 42002.

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