By Thelma Murray

Dorthy Cates and son Dan visited his daughter and grandchildren, Jenny and T.J. Wood and Dalton, Rylee and Jacob of Conway.

Joey and Caroline Ussery of Greenbrier visited her mother, Dorthy Hooten, and sister Wanda and Paul Poynor this weekend.

Eddie Murray of Center Ridge visited his mother Maureen Murray, this week.

Diane Shaver hosted a birthday party Saturday for her dad, Norman Watts, at his home, and for her aunt, Sue Stewart. Norman and Sue share the same birthday.

Darcy Lankford and daughter Riley of Greenbrier visited her dad, Bill Blair, and her sister, Kelly Blair and sons, Kase and Gradon.

Sam and Brandy Hays and children Shelby Bussell, Bryce and Layla Hays of Vidor, Texas, spent three days visiting his sister, Laura and Craig Breedlove, and his nieces, Baylee and Kendyl Breedlove. They also visited his father, Henry and Rosemary Hays of Lute Mountain.

Steven and Kristi Brown and daughter Kacie of Bentonville visited his parents, Bro. Sammie and Brenda Brown, over the weekend.

Opal Aldridge turned 85 years old today. She is too busy having fun to slow down.


April 6 will be a busy day.

Next Saturday is our regular First Saturday Breakfast. Serving from 8 to 9 a.m. Same price $5. We are having guest Jeana Williams from EMS will be there with her crew to explain about the new 911 system and to help anyone that needs it to get the information on line.

The Scotland Community/Senior Center will host a fundraiser for the Van Buren County Aging Program Saturday, April 6. There will be a pool tournament starting at 9 a.m., a barbecue lunch at 11 a.m., bake sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and Mark Daniels Band starting at 7 p.m

Scotland’s Relay for Life is on April 6 from 4-7 p.m. Scotland Lighthouse Christian Fellowship will sponsor a festivity for Cancer Awareness. There will be a Spaghetti Supper, a Funfest for Kids, including Fun Jump, and at 6 p.m. there will a Pie Auction and raffle tickets will be available for a quilt and a print of Scotland that will be given away at the Clinton Relay for Life on May 3. Funds collected will be added to the Clinton event.

Last Saturday we cooked for the Masonic Lodge. They had a Sunrise Service. They ate at the cafeteria and then went across the road to the Lodge for their service.

Anyone with Scotland news can call James Burns at 592-3935.


There’s a new Little Miss Sunshine in town — Hayley Drye, daughter of Chris and Jessica Drye, and granddaughter of Sean and Jackie Sikes, won the title at the Van Buren County Spring Pageant.Way to go, Little One!

Clinton, and Home School students alike will be testing in the next couple of weeks. A good night’s rest and a light, nutritious breakfast is the best way to start your day. Good luck to all our students, "Be your best, do your best." — L.M. Heroux.

A bit of trivia: In March 1959 Barbie, the fashion doll by Mattel Inc., made her debut. Since then over a billion dolls have been sold worldwide, that’s about three Barbie dolls sold every second. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Barbie has conquered her share of controversy over the years but one of the biggest changes came about in 1997 when the public became concerned that the size of Barbie’s waist was not only impractical but worried young girls would become almost anorexic to look like her. Mattel responded by giving Barbie a wider waist. Barbie has come a long way over the years and since we are the same age, I personally would like to see her get a few gray hairs and maybe a wrinkle or two…. No, not really, I still like her just the way she is, April Fools.

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