By Thelma Murray

Carole Freeman and daughters Shawnee and Dakota of Russellville spent Father’s Day with Paul and Wanda Poyner.

Dorthy Hooten was diagnosed Wednesday with shingles.

Paul and Lois Compton spent Saturday and Sunday visiting Lois’ cousin Karen and John Christopher of Little Rock.

Jack Towery is still doing good. He is able to get out and he is getting stronger each week.

Linda Watts and daughter Marlene Campbell and daughter Candy attended the Ward family reunion Sunday at Conway.

Rick and Stephanie Sundelin spent last week in Buffalo Grove, Ill., attending the wedding of their son John Sundelin and Jessica Kijak of Spring Grove, Ill. The groom’s sisters, Emily and Shaun Dunn and daughter Lillie of Hurst, Texas, and Patricia Sundelin of North Little Rock also attended.

Rane Murray of Conway is visiting his parents, Steven and Belinda Murray, this week.

Opal Aldridge’s dog has returned home after being gone about five weeks.

Wesley and Ashley Price and children of Ruston, La., spent Friday through Sunday visiting his father, Harold and Marty Beth Price, and other relatives.

Visiting over the weekend with Jerel and Kathleen Brown were their children Jeremy and Sharon Brown and granddaughters Laya and Holland Brown of Benton.

Brent Franks and Jerel Brown had two and one-half inches of rain on their gardens in the river bottoms of Shirley this week.


Well folks it is very very hot out west. Our son Tim and his children flew in on June 8 and took us on a fantastic road trip. We spent our first night at Gallup, N.M., and then drove to the Grand Canyon and on to Las Vegas for a couple of days. Then we went to Salt Lake, Utah, and the kids met up with their mom and they went to Yellowstone. We went on to California and visited a few days before returning to Arkansas. It was fun but it’s great to be home.

On Saturday James helped cook for the fish fry that the Masonic Lodges in Searcy County put on for their Emergency Responders.

Nell O’Neal had her annual barbecue after church on Sunday. She had a great attendance and the weather was very nice.

Call James Burns at 592-3935 with Scotland news.


Ray and Phyllis Berry celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Crabtree Foursquare church, which Phyllis has been attending for 66 years. Friends are invited. The couple’s grandson, Justin Holland of Damascus, gets married the following day to Mecca King of Leslie, also at the church, with Phyllis and Ray’s son Dennis Berry presiding over the ceremonies.

If you would like to share information about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community, call Jeff Burgess at 745-1249.


This month the Sikes family celebrates birthdays. Kenzie Rachel turned 13, Tayler Rachel turns 11 and we won’t mention how old my son, Jeffrey Morris, turns this month so that none of you can figure out how old I am. My daughter Jessica and her husband, Chris Drye, will also be celebrating their wedding anniversary.

If you live near Rocky Hill Road in Dennard beware of bears. A black bear has been sighted and has injured a pet on Midget Road. While bears are not usually aggressive if they feel threatened in any way they will defend themselves. As always take precautions with wild animals, don’t leave food or trash out close to your home and keep pets close.

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