By Thelma Murray

Emma Bell of Center Ridge spent Thursday night with her mother, Teresa and Jerry Steve Kirkendoll.

Jerel and Kathleen Brown visited over the weekend with their children, Jeremy and Sharon Brown and grandchildren Laya and Holland of Saline County.

There were 41 who ate at the Shirley Senior Center on Wednesday.

R.D. Delk Jr. of Little Rock is here visiting his uncle Donald Delk, and deer hunting.

Patsy Ward of Formosa and Thelma Murray visited Bonnie Drewry of Tilly on Sunday afternoon, and Maudie and Joe England of Canaan.

Over 100 were present for the program at Shady Grove Baptist Church Sunday, and we had several stay for the potluck meal.

Joe and Charlene Wallace of Greenbrier came over to Sherman and Hazel Murray’s house in Greenbrier while Jimmy and Thelma Murray were there Tuesday. All three couples attended Shirley School in the 1950s and all three couples have been married over 50 years.

Brenda Brown is back teaching the Bible study class and is able to walk real well with her new hips.

Ben Hunt has received word that his nephew has died from an accident while working in the timber. Delbert Troy Johnson of Cottonwood, Calif., was the son of the late Grover and Joy Faye (Hunt) Johnson. Delbert was 59 years old.


Roadwork continues on 16 West between Clinton and Crabtree. Give workers a brake and slow down.

Ruth Watson was visited by her brother Earnest Reynolds, his son Jonny and daughter Becky Holderman and her daughter Kamar, all of Gillette, Wyo., last week. Virgil Lemings also visited.

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


This has been a very busy week. The Scotland Community Corp. held its turkey shoot on Saturday and Jerry Bennett was the winner of all completions and ended up with three turkeys. If he gobbles when he goes past you will know why. They also had the chili supper and about 18 went on the hay ride and enjoyed the wiener and marshmallow roast.

Next Saturday, Nov. 2, will be our First Saturday Breakfast, we start serving promptly at 8 a.m. and serve until 9 a.m.

The Fire Department will have a fundraiser at the department at the school. It will be from 6 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Baptist Church will have a fall festival, chili cook off and a hay ride on Saturday night and everyone is invited to attend.

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


Have you seen the size of those acorns? When you have a tin roof on your home the sound of a nice rain is pleasant but when you have acorns the size of walnuts it sound more like artillery fire! The squirrels are certainly happy in the Dennard area and shouldn’t go hungry this winter is all I’ve got to say.

We had a good time at our recent Halloween party even if we picked the only damp evening to have it. Other neighbors have had perfect fall weather for their parties and hay rides and the deer hunters haven’t been complaining.

Photographers are coming into their season as they walk or drive through the area capturing the beauty of fall through their camera lenses.

It’s a good time of year to let your senses savor the season. Take some time this week to listen to the leaves crunch beneath your feet, glory at the beauty of the colorful leaves, feel the cool air against your skin, taste the sweetness of a good crisp apple and smell the smoke of a wood stove or fireplace as you warm your home.

Happy fall "y’all"!

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