While visiting with friends and family this week the conversation inevitably leads to the extreme heat and dry conditions across our county. Farmers are struggling to feed livestock and gardens have dried up. The heat seems to also be responsible for bringing the wildlife closer to our front doors. The deer at our home have resorted to sharing a tub of water with our cats as area pond water levels continue to decrease. Several neighbors have reported seeing more snakes this year than in times past and our bug and ant population is substantial. Continue to be fire safe, conserve water and take precautions to prevent snake and spider bites. If anyone knows how to do a good rain dance feel free to dance away.

If you live in the Dennard area and have news call Jackie Sikes at (501) 253-4716.


Just a reminder, lest you forget, Saturday is the first Saturday and that means breakfast at the school cafeteria at 8 a.m. Cost is $5.

Denise Ingram, wife of James Perry Ingram, wants to have a potluck and fellowship to celebrate her health. Denise was so very ill and prayers were answered and she has recovered. The date is Friday, Aug. 10. Potluck will be from 5-6 p.m. and fellowship until ??? We hope to see everyone there.

The rain has hopped and skipped all around Scotland. Some got a lot and some got a few drops. We were at the store and everyone that came in asked, "How much rain did you get?" Most everyone said about 1/4 inch, until Jeff Canton came in and he said he got 1 3/4 inches of rain. He had to retract that story the next day. He said Linda showed him how to read the gage and he only had 1/4 inch. Thanks Linda. We needed to know that you got him back on the straight and narrow.

Anyone with Scotland News call James Burns at 592-3935