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Moving to Marion...just wondering about the school system, is there football for middle & high school? Good teachers, crime rate, things to do, jobs, a walmart..good churches with Youth programs? Anything else would helpful...thanks
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The jobs are low, we moved away because we couldn't find work. The things to do are low, but that depends on your age group. There is very little for kids to do besides the skate park or basketball courts (there are a lot of church groups and school related activities though). Crime rate is pretty low, I've never heard of a rape in the last 20 years, but they did just have a murder. Serious crimes are very rare though. There's a lot of theft for a town that size.
The school systems do provide football, as well as basketball, soccer, vollyball, cheerleading, chess, fbla, fccla , fea, ffa, etc etc. Most of these are in the high school, but a few (like the football and basketball) are available to middle school students. The nearest walmart is in Princeton, which on a good day is about a 25 minute drive. They have a food giant, a conrads (food store), and a Pamida (which is an overpriced and understocked version of a terrible walmart). Theres also a lot of mom and pop shops (like hodges, a clothing and sports store). Theres a bunch of resturaunts, check out the Italian and stay away from the Marion Cafe. The big church in Marion (which for the life of me I cant remember the name of) has a lot of youth programs, as does the Methodist church over by the post office. If I'm not mistaken, those are the two structurally largest churches in the area. Good luck!
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Dont come here! Best advice.....it's a no nothing town with a crazy woman preacher throwing her bible at us sinners, the school system is stupid, best advice move to Lyon Co! Best system for an education.....sports isnt the most important thing in your childs life a great education is, Crittenden doesnt have the system to support a child's education past the 6th grade!
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I agree with Dont.. Marion is like a pit. there are 2 groups the old money and blood and trash no in between here.... dont make the mistake of coming here,,, Pay is low on jobs that are available which are few... Drugs are everywhere here.. They want people to believe this is a nice lil community but drugs are consuming people here old and young
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My family just moved here. Yes, it's a small town, but it's what we were looking for. Some people enjoy living in a small town. We've only lived here for 2 weeks but so far the people have been AMAZING! I have never seen a town where the majority of the people are so nice and friendly like this, even the small town I moved from. God bless you and your family!

One thing I was disappointed with is the churches, they don't really have any churches like I was used to back home. There is only one full-gospel, non-denominational church there, and the others seem to be really tied up in denominational politics, which I don't really like. Otherwise we love the town so far.
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concerned wrote:
My family just moved here. Yes, it's a small town, but it's what we were looking for. Some people enjoy living in a small town. We've only lived here for 2 weeks but so far the people have been AMAZING! I have never seen a town where the majority of the people are so nice and friendly like this, even the small town I moved from. God bless you and your family!

One thing I was disappointed with is the churches, they don't really have any churches like I was used to back home. There is only one full-gospel, non-denominational church there, and the others seem to be really tied up in denominational politics, which I don't really like. Otherwise we love the town so far.
Ive lived in Marion/Salem all my life and I love it. If you are clean, fun, outgoing person this is a great community. Id say the peope hating are the ones who always look for faults in places and people. There is plenty to do here just be creative. Enjoy!
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Wow, thanks everyone for the advise...not every town is the perfect place to live, but I so was hoping for a community that is close and a good school system. Makes me wonder if I'm making the right choice.??

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Wow, thanks everyone for the advise...not every town is the perfect place to live, but I so was hoping for a community that is close and a good school system. Makes me wonder if I'm making the right choice.??
My preference is to remain objective on all issues, but for this specific question in terms of Marion, I will give you my unfettered opinion.

The first and most important reason, for which you have not given - Why are you moving to Marion?

1. If you are moving to Marion because you are looking for a job, then simply put, that is a mistake. However, since we don't know your age or circumstance for the move, anyone that simply seeks to move to a new destination would have already lined up a job prior to moving to said place. Unless you are wealthy enough to support yourself or family while looking for suitable work.

However, the viewers of this topic do not know your background, qualifications (if any), etc. Only you do.

2. I feel compelled to give my advice to you because of the amount of places I have lived in. Needless to say that encompasses more than three states and having lived overseas in various countries.

Saying that - I am going to infer that you have not lived in as many different locations, as most have not. So if you are a parent, you would have already looked into the work aspect of any community you were considering.

3. When it comes to education, you will get every type of opinion on this website. Most of those who "post", "reply", or create a new "topic", are negative personalities who show the level of education they did not receive at home. A school cannot teach a person to be "civil" and "thoughtful". Just look at all of the topics, you will understand what I am saying. Many people read this site, but the vast majority are as stated.

Had I met you in person, I would share the vast amount of knowledge I do have about the school system here and let you form your own opinion from that. Any parent who provides a good home for their children and has taught them good values will do just fine in Crittenden County schools.

Is the education the best? Of course not. Is it the worst? Of course not. We could break down the number of students who graduate from Marion and go to, and graduate college - but suffice it to say, if the education were so poor here, nobody would go to college and those here who speak of negative experiences (for the most part) would have you believe this is a Detroit, Chicago, Washington D.C. inner city school system. Which, I can attest, simply is furthest from the truth.

4. If you are a parent and have a special needs child, this school has many resources and administrative positions for exactly that purpose - which many other counties with larger budgets do not.

5. We do not know your religious preference, however, knowing you are looking at this section of the country, Christianity is most likely what I would infer. There are a great many churches here, and if you do move here and take the time to visit them, you will easily find a place for you and your family to connect.

6. Marion is what it is. A small town, with no major interstates running within 15-20 miles. It is peaceful, and like every town, city, village, etc. in the United States, it has laws and those who enforce them. Marion is not a "drug-haven", it has the same problems facing every city in the U.S. Crime is lower and life is in fact more peaceful here than any place I have ever lived. But, don't take my word for it - my opinion is worth no more than those who feel differently.

Hope this helps.
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Aug 12, 2012
 
Advocatus Diaboli Veritas wrote:
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My preference is to remain objective on all issues, but for this specific question in terms of Marion, I will give you my unfettered opinion.
The first and most important reason, for which you have not given - Why are you moving to Marion?
1. If you are moving to Marion because you are looking for a job, then simply put, that is a mistake. However, since we don't know your age or circumstance for the move, anyone that simply seeks to move to a new destination would have already lined up a job prior to moving to said place. Unless you are wealthy enough to support yourself or family while looking for suitable work.
However, the viewers of this topic do not know your background, qualifications (if any), etc. Only you do.
2. I feel compelled to give my advice to you because of the amount of places I have lived in. Needless to say that encompasses more than three states and having lived overseas in various countries.
Saying that - I am going to infer that you have not lived in as many different locations, as most have not. So if you are a parent, you would have already looked into the work aspect of any community you were considering.
3. When it comes to education, you will get every type of opinion on this website. Most of those who "post", "reply", or create a new "topic", are negative personalities who show the level of education they did not receive at home. A school cannot teach a person to be "civil" and "thoughtful". Just look at all of the topics, you will understand what I am saying. Many people read this site, but the vast majority are as stated.
Had I met you in person, I would share the vast amount of knowledge I do have about the school system here and let you form your own opinion from that. Any parent who provides a good home for their children and has taught them good values will do just fine in Crittenden County schools.
Is the education the best? Of course not. Is it the worst? Of course not. We could break down the number of students who graduate from Marion and go to, and graduate college - but suffice it to say, if the education were so poor here, nobody would go to college and those here who speak of negative experiences (for the most part) would have you believe this is a Detroit, Chicago, Washington D.C. inner city school system. Which, I can attest, simply is furthest from the truth.
4. If you are a parent and have a special needs child, this school has many resources and administrative positions for exactly that purpose - which many other counties with larger budgets do not.
5. We do not know your religious preference, however, knowing you are looking at this section of the country, Christianity is most likely what I would infer. There are a great many churches here, and if you do move here and take the time to visit them, you will easily find a place for you and your family to connect.
6. Marion is what it is. A small town, with no major interstates running within 15-20 miles. It is peaceful, and like every town, city, village, etc. in the United States, it has laws and those who enforce them. Marion is not a "drug-haven", it has the same problems facing every city in the U.S. Crime is lower and life is in fact more peaceful here than any place I have ever lived. But, don't take my word for it - my opinion is worth no more than those who feel differently.
Hope this helps.
Thank you for all of this infomation...I will consider all comments to my question. I appreciate your honesty and I know a lot of people (not all) use this as a way of putting only negative input, however, I just want what is best for my child and his what his opportunities are going to be. Moving from another small town.

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You are most welcome. If there are specific questions in regards to your child, give the board office a call and see if they can direct you to the person who would be able to answer, if any, questions you have.

You sound sincere in finding a good community that provides an adequate education for your child. I would not recommend Marion to you if I didn't believe my own children would have the same things you are looking for.

Use the links, numbers above to help you find out more answers, if possible. I can't give you anymore advice than what has been given.

Good luck.
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Advocatus Diaboli Veritas wrote:
You are most welcome. If there are specific questions in regards to your child, give the board office a call and see if they can direct you to the person who would be able to answer, if any, questions you have.
You sound sincere in finding a good community that provides an adequate education for your child. I would not recommend Marion to you if I didn't believe my own children would have the same things you are looking for.
Use the links, numbers above to help you find out more answers, if possible. I can't give you anymore advice than what has been given.
Good luck.
Thank You so much...I do have one more question...is this county dry? There are some counties that are wet like McCracken and Calloway. Just wondering??
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yes it is dry,
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The jobs are low, we moved away because we couldn't find work. The things to do are low, but that depends on your age group. There is very little for kids to do besides the skate park or basketball courts (there are a lot of church groups and school related activities though). Crime rate is pretty low, I've never heard of a rape in the last 20 years, but they did just have a murder. Serious crimes are very rare though. There's a lot of theft for a town that size.
The school systems do provide football, as well as basketball, soccer, vollyball, cheerleading, chess, fbla, fccla , fea, ffa, etc etc. Most of these are in the high school, but a few (like the football and basketball) are available to middle school students. The nearest walmart is in Princeton, which on a good day is about a 25 minute drive. They have a food giant, a conrads (food store), and a Pamida (which is an overpriced and understocked version of a terrible walmart). Theres also a lot of mom and pop shops (like hodges, a clothing and sports store). Theres a bunch of resturaunts, check out the Italian and stay away from the Marion Cafe. The big church in Marion (which for the life of me I cant remember the name of) has a lot of youth programs, as does the Methodist church over by the post office. If I'm not mistaken, those are the two structurally largest churches in the area. Good luck!
Good info!
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Aug 20, 2012
 
Princeton is moist now!!!
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Aug 20, 2012
 
If you have any kids coming into the school system good luck..
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Aug 20, 2012
 
I have lived here for 14 years. Great place to be. I do work in Paducah. There are jobs here to be had, but the pay is not on the high end like a larger town. We do have a small town sense of pride and a great school system. Anyone that says different my have not taken advantage of the opprotunities presented to them. I am from a larger town and wouldn't dare move from here. It is what you make it. If you come looking for the good, it is here by the truck loads. If you want to find the bad, it can be found anywhere, even here. Good luck and God bless.

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tip wrote:
The big church in Marion (which for the life of me I cant remember the name of) has a lot of youth programs, as does the Methodist church over by the post office. If I'm not mistaken, those are the two structurally largest churches in the area. Good luck!
Marion Baptist Church
They have a free gym, an inside track and basketball. Great church.
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marion is a place for sad souls. i pity you.
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Moving to Marion...just wondering about the school system, is there football for middle & high school? Good teachers, crime rate, things to do, jobs, a walmart..good churches with Youth programs? Anything else would helpful...thanks
You're thinking about moving to Marion here is the best advice I can give you when you pull up to that second stop light. Keep on going.
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i have family that lives here and ive lived here almost my whole like and let me tell you. marion is all about who you are. your last name the clothes you wear and how much money you have. oh and who you know. my child was tourmented at the school from both teachers and students. the anti bully project they got going is bull crap.... the teachers are the worst. my advice would be to stay far, far away from marion, its nothing but a hell hole.

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