The monthly meeting of the volunteer fire department is being held on July 11. Persons interested in joining can call fire chief Scott Teague at 745-7729.

Call Jeff Burgess at 745-1249 with news in the greater Crabtree and 16 West community.

Highway 110

Well, it sure has busy up here on the hill with hay season in full swing! Many of you have been in the hay too. We are so blessed to have a bumper crop of grass this year thanks to the all the rain the Lord has sent us. It is a good feeling knowing that the livestock will have plenty of food for the winter to come. So glad for the cooler weather for July moving in.

Vacation Bible School at Plant Baptist Church went wonderfully. We had a record number of kids show up (51) and over 27 workers! Thanks all for your help. We were blessed to have four come forward to make a profession of faith. Baptisms are being scheduled for July.

Work on Stella Huie’s house is still under way. The footings are formed and plumbing is laid, gravel is spread and ready for concrete which will be very soon. Many workers and companies are donating time and goods to make the rebuilding possible. This is what communities are all about.

It is good to see all the others who where affected by the tornado building back. It is a hard tow to get it all fixed back up and in living status again.

Have you noticed the new Firewise signs up on Highway 110? They are located at each end of our fire district. One is by Bogie Bramlett’s house and the other by Mount Eagle. Also on fire department news, the Highway 110 department has purchased another fire truck from the Quitman Fire Department. The truck needs some minor repairs, but it’s good to have the updated equipment. Also a scheduled workday at the firehouse is set for July 13. It is time to do some maintenance on the old building and grounds. All members welcome to come and help out.

If you have any Highway 110 news to share call Debby Prout at 745-7950.


Happy Independence Day - more commonly called the Fourth of July! This week family and friends will gather together to celebrate our independence as a nation and as a people. Please take caution when using fireworks, remember your bug spray, and enjoy the holiday!

Happy anniversary to Lois and David Sikes on their 50 golden years together. They are planning to celebrate with family and friends this week and we wish them many more years together.

And remember that time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is mystery

Today is a gift

That’s why it’s called the present!

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

It is so nice to have cooler temperatures and a nice breeze as well as the promise of some rain.


The Fourth of July is this week so have a safe and a fun holiday.

The Scotland Lighthouse Christian Fellowship is selling fireworks on Scotland Formosa Road in front of the church. Let’s all support their fundraiser.

Just want to remind everyone that it is now July. We will have our First Saturday Breakfast at the school cafeteria on Saturday, July 6. Breakfast is ready at 8 a.m. and we serve until we run our of food or people stop coming. Cost is $5 and this helps with the upkeep of the school grounds and buildings. After the breakfast, Bob Gaut will give a brief program on the Indian Trail Trees that are in Van Buren County and surrounding areas. This program will be about 30 to 45 minuets. Stay and enjoy some local history.

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