The Idle Hour Bridge Club met Thursday evening at the home of Jo Nell Warren. Winners for the evening were: high, Gay Whillock; second high, Conie Reamy; traveling, Merl Eoff; and bingo, Lou Burgess.


The Alread E.H. Club met March 13, 2014, with nine members present and one guest. Those attending were Sheila McGrath, Fran d’Orsay, Doug d’Orsay, Terri Watson, Wendy Dufrene, Marge Koone, Liz Alvord, Lue Butler, Burtie Harder and guest Thelma Jenkins.

The treasurer’s report was read and filed for audit.

The secretary read the minutes from the last meeting and after corrections the minutes were accepted.

We were reminded that a Tai Chi class would begin April 1.

A discussion took place about the E.H. Council cookbook. Liz said she had not included the Alread club recipes accumulated from our annual cookie exchange in case we decide in the future to have a recipe book of our own. The council cookbook should be available for sale at the Mother’s Day bake sale in May. Pre-publication orders may be taken for $10 each.

The idea of a Saturday coffee break for the community was revisited. Terri suggested the time to consider that would be during the summer when people would not be so busy.

The iris bed has been replanted and is now in good condition. The work was done in March by Fran and Burtie.

Fran made a motion that Doug should replace the frost-proof hydrant, with the club paying for materials and supplies up to $150. Liz seconded, all approved.

Burtie displayed the finished flyer for the J.D. Puddy Jr. Scholarship. Doug suggested hanging a picture of Puddy in the club house.

~ Lue Butler


Alread Community Resource Development Corp. will host a clean-up day on April 19. Community members can get state Highway Department orange trash bags from Fran d’Orsay (745-8615) or Becca Ethridge (745-3094) before the event or at the Alread F.U.N. Park at 10 a.m. the day of the clean-up.

Wear bright colors and hunting vests when working on the roads. We will pick up trash along Highway 16 West and along county roads. We will host a potluck in the park at noon and we will work on the F.U.N. Park gardens.

ACRDC will provide educational information about the meaning of Earth Day. All community members are welcome.

The Arkansas Highway Department will pick up the orange bags along the highway on April 21.

~ Fran d’Orsay