The Volunteer Fire Department meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Crabtree station. Interested, responsible people are invited. For more info call fire chief Scott Teague at 745-7729.

The Foursquare Church holds a hayride for kids on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 4-6 p.m. Roasted marshmallows, hot dogs, drinks and games are part of the fun. The public is welcome.

Dennis Berry is still on crutches after knee surgery. He says he’s mending well and thanks everyone for their prayers.

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


Well, another month has rolled around. Saturday is Oct. 5, our First Saturday Breakfast at the cafeteria. Time is 8 to 9 a.m. Because of the increase in prices we are sorry to say we will have to raise our price to $6. We will still serve bacon, sausage, fried taters, eggs, biscuits and gravy. Folks that is a lot of food, fellowship and a good time for all. We hope to see all of you there.

The Senior Center went to Heber Springs for a pool tournament on Friday. I do not have a list of the winners. Don’t forget to come to the Game night held the first Monday of the month.

If you have things to donate for the annual yard sale at the Senior citizens building you still have one more week. You can leave donations by the front or the back doors.

James Burns will host the yearly family reunion for Burns or Hoggard families. This will be at the cafeteria on Saturday, Oct. 5, starting at noon.

Do not forget all of our sick folks in this community. There are several and I do not have all of the names. We pray they will all be better soon.

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


By Thelma Murray

Robert Martin of Lute Mountain is home recovering after spending 32 days in the hospital.

Helen Johnson celebrated her 81st birthday on Saturday, Sept. 28.

There will be a five-year reunion of employees who worked at the Pilgrim Pride chicken plant. This is for government and company and all workers. It will be at the fairgrounds on Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. Guests can bring salads and desserts.

The Highway 110 E.H. Club had a meeting on Tuesday. Norma Whaley was our guest. At noon we had snacks then we learned how to predict the weather using persimmon seeds. We had a lesson on making muscadine jelly and Margie Beckham gave four free haircuts. Kay Bensuk of our club got four best of show ribbons at the fair, 11 blue and two red. Louise Emmerson of the Highway 110 E.H. Club got three blue ribbons and three red ribbons at the fair.

There was a 102nd birthday party at the Shirley Senior Center for Pierre Chambers on Wednesday. There is also bingo on Wednesdays.

Thelma, Stanley and Steven Murray attended the graveside service of Tommie Dean Delk at Greers Ferry on Wednesday afternoon.


I think we all are enjoying the cooler temperatures. Soon the leaves will change into their autumn glory and delight our senses.

With the cooler temperatures you can enjoy activities like yard sales, fishing days on the lake or river, its also a great time to go camping and hiking or just sit outside on your lunch hour. We are looking forward to the Clinton Homecoming parade on Oct. 4 as well as the many activities in town Oct. 5.

Among other things, October is recognized as National 4H month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cookie Month and National Vegetarian month. How they managed to put cookies and vegetables in the same month is beyond me but there is also National Candy Corn Day on Oct. 30 and Child Health Day on Oct. 7. Go figure. Hug a plush animal on the 28th, thank a teacher on World Teacher day Oct. 5 and stay away from moldy cheese on Moldy Cheese Day Oct. 9.

News is slow in Dennard so if you live in the Dennard area and don’t want to hear about the crazy days I haven’t mentioned for October, call Jackie Sikes at 253-4716 with your news.