The Rupert Baptist Church holds a revival Nov. 17-22. Daniel and Tim Ellis will speak. Music by The Nelson Family and the Ellis family.

Sunday past, the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church celebrated pastor appreciation day with a potluck and gifts for John Howard, Russ Fountain and their wives.

Mary Martin, 13, says her plans for raising rabbits moves forward as she has found a loaner, Buster, for her Pinkypie.

The resurfacing of 16 West between Clinton and Crabtree is done. Line painting and other finish work means workers still maybe present. Be prepared to slow down.

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


It was another busy week and weekend. Scotland Community Corp. had its First Saturday Breakfast and had a large turnout.

Scotland Lighthouse Church had a fun night on Friday night with lots of food, games, music and a huge hayride.

Scotland Baptist Church had a Fall Festival on Saturday night with a chili cook-off and also a hayride.

Jeff Canton is home and improving daily. We hope that it will not be long before he is able to come to the store and visit with everyone that comes in. We have certainly missed his wit and humor.

We are saddened by the loss of another good friend, Bob Sharp. Bob passed away on Saturday and the memorial service will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Scotland Baptist Church.

Jimmy Collins, brother to Doris Ingram, passed away on Saturday and the viewing was at Roller McNutt from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and the funeral at 10 a.m. on Wed. Burial will be at Shady Grove.

Sad to say that we have two more deaths to report. Joe Gandy, brother to Pat Hall, pass away in Houston and we are not sure when the service will be. Steve Lincolnogger just received word that his mother has passed away. We ask the you remember all of the families in your prayers.

On a good note. Eli Hagan, 7, shot an 11-point buck and of course that made his day.

Anyone with Scotland News can call James Burns 592-3935 and he will see that it gets in the paper. We hope everyone has a good week.


By Thelma Murray

Raphael and Wilma Allen of Fox visited Joan Allen last Wednesday.

Chelsea Bradley of Springfield, Mo., visited her parents, Kelvin and Kelley Bradley, over the weekend.

The Shirley Museum will be closing for the winter months the first of December. It will be open the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

The Van Buren County EHC will have a quilt show and craft sale at the fairgrounds Nov. 13-16, so don’t forget this event.

Calla Linn and her sister, Glenda Keenihan of Bebee, recently visited Calla’s daughter, Calisse, and Jeff Caudill of Nashville, Tenn., and their daughters and a new great-grandson.

Visiting Melba Tipton on Sunday were her nieces Peggy and Paul MaGee of Erving, Texas, and Nancy and Don Selvidge of Matoon, Ill. Peggy and Nancy went to school at Shirley and have a lot of family here.

A group from Shirley went on a sight-seeing trip to the Ponca area. They were: Paul and Lois Compton, Johnny and Rhonda Carlton, Lavern and Clifton Bolden, Jim and Janey Faulkner, Billy and Becky Burgess. They had lunch at Mount Judea and saw two elk.

Stanley and Pam Murray visited her dad, Dennis and Shirley Goddard of Dupo, Ill., and attended their first World Series game in St. Louis over the weekend.

Thelma Murray, Patsy Ward of Formosa, their nephew and a cousin, Wanda Thompson of Bentonville, all met in Branson, Mo., on Saturday and spent a few days seeing shows and having a good family time.

We received word that Thelma Clemons, the widow of the late Rex Clemons who was night watchman in Shirley in the 1980s, has passed away in Iowa.