By Thelma Murray

Joan Allen visited her ailing sister-in-law Juanita Mahaney at the home of Juanita’s son Jimmy in Benton on Saturday. Juanita died a few days later.

Joan Allen and her daughters, Starla Mackey, Lavonne Bradford and Nona Vandergriff, visited Sunday through Wednesday with Melba Mackey of Mount Pleasant, Mo.

Visiting Watson Smith over the weekend was his brother, Boyd and Grace Smith of Hooks, Texas. Joan Verble of Hot Springs also visited her dad Watson.

There will be an open house at the museum Dec. 7, 3-6 p.m., with refreshments. We hope to see a large crowd.

Calla Linn and her sister, Glenda Keenihan of Beebe, spent Thursday-Sunday in Branson, Mo.

Wilburn and Kay Weaver visited her son James Welch of Madison, Miss. James had shoulder replacement surgery while they were there. He spent one night in the hospital. Wilburn and Kay took the scenic route home. They visited the Helena-West Helena welcome center and then the Mississippi River visitor center and were really impressed with all they had to see.

Jimmy Murray is planning to have surgery in December.

Thelma Murray visited Pierre Chambers in the hospital Sunday.

Highway 110

Well it has been awhile, been so busy up here on the hill. The beautiful fall colors have come and gone and most trees are bare now. It always amazes me how every season has its own beauty. With winter approaching, the days are short and the weather getting cooler, we eagerly await the holidays. Many Thanksgiving plans being made and lots of folks on the road so be very careful out there if you are traveling.

Wayne Smith of Oyler Road, the mail carrier for the Alread area, will be retiring from the postal service the end of this month. Enjoy your retirement, Wayne!

Also this month we have Kelly Hinkson getting married at Old Lexington Church to Marcie Lee of Little Rock, and Kelly has a new job in Little Rock. We with them the best.

Stella Huie is home from visiting her daughter in Fort Smith. Her house is still under construction after being hit by the tornado in April. Prayers that the volunteers can complete it by Christmas!

Highway 110 VFD hosted an appreciation cookout for the Grisham family on Nov. 2. It was held at the old schoolhouse down on Elba Road. The function was also a time to celebrate the recertification of the Firewise project and the fire department for all its efforts in keeping the community safe.

News on the hill is slow as I have been out of the loop for awhile, but if you have any news or would like to help me report it, contact me, Debby Prout, at 745-7950.


Wednesday, Dec. 4, it’s Kids Night at the Foursquare Church. The lesson is Freedom & Victory. Then on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. the church holds its annual Christmas program. The public’s invited.

Virgil Dean Lemings and wife Samantha of North Carolina are visiting with Virgil and Joy Lemings.

Karen Cotton says there are plans to get an outdoor dog for her family since her miniature pincer Snotts does not seem to scare the deer out of the yard anymore.

With winter weather approaching one neighbor has expressed concern over the unfinished line striping on 16 West. He said, "Driving on 16 can be a pretty tricky proposition in the winter without adding this."

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


News may be slow in Dennard but folks are busy making preparations for Thanksgiving. Many of you will travel to spend the holidays with loved ones so be careful and have a great holiday!

Dennard, like many other places across the county, received sleet and freezing temperatures this week. Stay warm and if you think of news that you’d like to pass on, call Jackie Sikes, 501-253-4716.