The Foursquare Church holds a soup and chili dinner fundraiser on Jan 18. Their Back To School Bash event will benefit.

The volunteer fire department is always looking for reliable and committed people. For more information call Scott Teague at 745-7729.

Josh and Matt Berry attended a Christian conference in Kansas City last week for four days.

Dennis Berry fell on the ice and injured the knee that had surgery. He says our foot race will now have to wait until at least spring.

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


By Thelma Murray

Visiting Lodean Reeves on Christmas Eve were her nephew Tony Hutchins and family of Souix City, Iowa, Lodean’s nieces, Lisa, Lana and Laura Nelson and grandma Ruth Nelson of Rupert and Payton Deckard of Formosa.

Joan Allen’s children and grandchildren had their Christmas dinner on Saturday after Christmas in the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church on Highway 110.

Visiting Dorthy Cates was her niece, Debra and Gary Wibricht of Willow Brook, Fla. Debra is the daughter of Phylis and Leroy Meyers of Bishop, Calif. Sunday, Dorthy and son Dan Cates went to Conway for Christmas at the home of Jenny and T.J. Wood and children Dalton, Rylie and Jacob. Aaron and Cara Cates and daughter Kali were there, too.

Thelma Murray visited Gwen Barnett in the Indian Rock Village nursing home on Thursday. Gwen had surgery at Conway on Monday.

Barbara Carroll’s daughter Sandra and Tony Powers of Fairfield Bay went to Kokoma, Ind., to visit their children and grandchildren over the holidays.

Stan and Pam Murray went to visit her dad, Dennis and Shirley Goddard of Dupo, Ill., over the weekend.

Paul and Wanda Poynor had an early Christmas with their children and grandchildren, Carol and Brad Freeman and son Joey and wife Misty Poynor, at Russellville.

Dorthy Hooten’s Christmas guests included Wanda and Paul Poynor, Carolyn and Joey Ussery of Greenbrier, Jim Hooten of Vilonia and Ted and Brenda Hooten of Searcy.

Patsy Ward of Formosa visited Jimmy and Thelma Murray on Sunday afternoon. Jimmy is doing well, though his surgery has been hard on him.


The New Tabernacle Church, better known as "The Zoo Church," has opened up a Market Place Ministry where they sell handmade arts and crafts made by church members, friends, family and even friends from other states. The gift shop is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the ministry of the church. Contact Pastor Rick Montgomery, 501-514-8535, for more information or ask to go on a "Vision Walk" to learn more about the church’s plans.

Winter weather is always a hot topic this time of year. With temperatures in Dennard dropping down to 1 degree, the topic is the only thing hot in the neighborhood. Cuddle up, stay warm and if you live in the Dennard area and have news to share call Jackie Sikes, 501-253-4716.