The volunteers helping with the tornado cleanup are so appreciated, and the county Road Department was able to begin working on the roads so soon after the storm. Some of the roads were so bad it was hampering the clean-up and removal of trees. At times like this it is so wonderful how communities work together.

I saw Mary Hall last week and she told me about being in an accident in Conway. She was a pedestrian and a car did not see her and knocked her down. She had to go the the hospital to be checked out. She is very fortunate she was not seriously injured. She is recuperating very well now.

There will be a free gospel Heaven Sent Bluegrass Show on May 30-31, and again on June 1. This is in the park at John Allen and Monica Love’s land on Virgina Lane off of Scotland Formosa Road.

Anyone with Scotland News can call James Burns at 592-3935. Have a good week and enjoy the warmer weather this week.


Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12. Once a mother, always a mother. Once a mom, always a friend. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and moms everywhere.

Mark your calendars, the Salem Cemetery Association will hold Memorial Services at the cemetery on Rocky Hill Road beginning at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26. A meal will follow the services with music and fellowship afterward until 2:30 p.m.

Teacher Appreciation Week is acknowledged this week, May 6-12. If you have or have had a teacher who really inspired you or have fond memories of one, let them know. "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires" - William Arthur Ward.

I was honored and thrilled with a visit from little Miss Lillyanne Star Shuffield the other day. There truly is nothing so wonderful as to hold a beautiful little baby in your arms. Miss Lillyanne has gained a whole pound and brought a ray of sunshine to a very rainy day. I can see why her mommy and grandpa are walking around with such big smiles on their faces, she’s just precious.

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


By Thelma Murray

Visiting Joan Allen last week was her daughter Melba Mackey and daughter Rhonda Crabb and her sons Gunner and Tanner Crabb, all of Mount Pleasant, Miss.

Jenny Wood and children of Conway and Aaron Cates of Fayetteville visited their grandmother Dorthy Cates and their Aunt Janet and Uncle Charlie Moore while they were here from Clackamas, Ore.

David Delk is still doing good after his liver transplant.

Dr. Charles Brown of Russellville visited his brother Benny and Doris Brown on Sunday.

Doris Brown, Tyrene Gardener, Betty Clark, Emma Hink of Clinton and Dana Hensley of Clinton all attended the wedding of Jenny Vining and Thomas Posey at Bear Creek in Searcy County on Saturday.

We would like for the person who brought the old baseball uniforms to the Shirley Museum to call Thelma Murray or Margaret at 253-2115 and tell us some history on them. It would be interesting to know something about them.

Lodean Reeves, Lana and Laura Nelson of Alread, Tommy and Anna Harness of Clinton, and Larry Duncan of Clinton attended a birthday party Saturday in Benton for Mary Johnson. She is the former Mary Harness from this area and she is their aunt.

The EHC bake sale is May 10, and don’t forget your mother on Mother’s Day.


Lori Blagg and her sister, Memory Passmore, recently visited Lori’s daughter Logan at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. Lori, who manages Faye’s Diamond Mine, was invited to speak to a group of students on various topics including having a small business, the different career possibilities in the jewelry industry and about jewelry design. While there Lori, Memory and Logan got to see the 69th Annual Stephens College Student Designer Fashion Show. Logan is a sophomore at Stephens majoring in fashion design.