By Thelma Murray

Josh and Shauna Rushing and children Jordan and Kallista recently spent three days in Branson and Silver Dollar City. Josh is the great-grandson of the late Claud and Elsie Murray.

Leroy and Phyllis Myers of Bishop, Calif., left here Thursday going home. They visited his brother J.B. Myers in Las Vegas, Nev., where J.B. pastors a Church of Christ.

Dorthy Hooten’s children got together last weekend and put a new roof on her porch. They were Wanda and Paul Poynor who live across the street, Carolyn and Joey Ussery of Greenbrier, Ted Hooten of Searcy and Jim Hooten of Vilonia.

James and Lavonne Bradford are stay at home folks and their children live close. They don’t have much news, but I had a good visit with her on the phone.

Boyd and Grace Smith of Hooks, Texas, spent two days last week with his brother Watson Smith. Watson’s son Gale Smith of Hot Springs Village spent last week with his dad, and Watson‘s daughter Joan Verble of Hot Springs spent the weekend.

Ray and Margaret Earnhart spent the weekend in Branson, Mo.

Legend Wilcox of Greenbrier spent the week with Stanley and Pam Murray and Jimmy and Thelma Murray.

Wednesday was the July birthday party at the Shirley Senior Center. Those having birthdays were Gerald Harper, Floyd Haley, John Harper, Calla Linn, Doris Mason, Wilburn Weaver and Norma Anderson.

Jerel and Kathleen Brown visited their son Jeremy and Sharon Brown and granddaughters Laya and Holland Brown of East End over the weekend.


Saturday was a great day. First we had a good turn out for breakfast and then Bob Guat gave a wonderful presentation on the Indian Trail Trees and he got some information on some more trees and some Rock Cairns over on Gulf Mountain. Then Saturday night we attended the annual fireworks display at Alread, they had a record crowd, with lots of food, and many friends, and just plane good old country fellowship. The Alread Community always supports Scotland when we have anything going on and we are always pleased to support them on their activities.

We were saddened to hear of the death of Olen Standridge. (Olen was the brother of Oma Standridge Dunham.) His funeral was Monday, July 8, at the Scotland Lighthouse Fellowship Center. Olen was 92 and lived most of his live here at Scotland.

Community Center game night July 1 drew 28 people. They played bingo, and table tennis as well as having a pool tournament. Winners of the tournament were: 1st place— Eric Waller of Heber Springs and 2nd place, Doyle Scroggins of Scotland.

Well It looks like it is going to be hot and dry for a while. We really need rain but, we will be thankful for what ever we have.

Have a great week and if you have Scotland news, call James Burns at 592-3935.


Eddie and Niki Williams eagerly await the arrival of their fourth baby by their donkey Sammy Girl. It will be her fourth foal in six years. Eddie is enthusiastic about oregano oil helping his sinusitis and bilberry with lutein helping his vision. He’s happy to share his story with those interested.

If you have news of the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess at 745-1249.


Tuesday, July 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. the Dennard Fire Department will hold its monthly meeting at the main fire station located on Highway 65. This meeting is open to the public and you are encouraged to attend, support your local fire fighters and consider volunteering to help these dedicated men and women who serve our community.

Now that the 4th of July holiday is behind us many folks are traveling and enjoying summer vacations. Remember to take precautions to protect your home and possessions while away, travel safe and have a great vacation.

Have you noticed the very bright red sunrises and sunsets we have been enjoying these past few weeks? Did you know that the main ingredient common to brightly colored sunrises and sunsets is clean air? Imagine that! So breathe deep the fresh clean air of the Ozarks and enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset as you start or end your day.

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