This Wednesday is Kids’ Night at the Foursquare Church. And Sunday at 6 p.m. Kings Highway performs in a special sing-along service. Everyone’s invited.

A resident has pointed out that the centerline reflectors are not all gone on 16 West as previously mentioned here. So we counted and about 100 are left although many are just small pieces of the original. Of course there are many more alongside the road and in the ditches. One resident proudly showed how he had used the ones in his front yard to mark a power pole and tree next to his driveway. "They’re too well made to just throw away and my tax dollars helped pay for these," he said.

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


By Thelma Murray

Friday afternoon Thelma Murray visited Kennith Ragsdale, Lois Overturff and Pearl Mahaney at the Ozark Health Nursing Center.

Friday evening Margie Beckham and Thelma Murray attended the gospel singing at Botkinburg Baptist Church.

Cameron Murray and Joni Fowler of Conway stopped by to tell Jimmy and Thelma Murray that they are engaged.

There was a birthday party Sunday afternoon for Dorothy Jones Hooten, age 88, and Ruth Hodge, age 90, at the Shirley Community Center. It was well attended by around 100 people. Charles and Kay Golden of Raymondsville, Mo., Ronnie Treat of North Little Rock, Delin and Bernice Jones and Mary Ruth Jones, all nephews and neices from out of town were there. Ruth’s nephew Jerry Hensley of Little Rock, Nova Scroggins of Morrilton and lots more relatives were there.

Paul and Wanda Poyner went to Russellville on Wednesday on business and visited Paul’s daughter, Carol Freeman.

Belinda Murray spent Saturday and Sunday in Springfield, Mo., visiting her sisters Lissa Findley of Springfield, and Janice Odegard of Kansas City, Mo.

The Shirley Museum will open on March 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Shirley Homecoming will be June 6-7.

Decoration at Shady Grove Cemetery will be June 8. A busy weekend so put it on your schedule and plan to see us then.

Corey Murray of Greenbrier visited his grandparents and split wood for them.


This month has certainly gone by fast. Our First Saturday Breakfast is March 1. The cost is $6 and we start to serve at 8 a.m.

This Saturday, March 1, the Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge will have a School of Instruction. The Masons will eat breakfast at the cafeteria at 8 and start their class at 9 a.m. across the street at the Lodge.

If you have not paid your fire dues, remember that they need to be paid before March 1.

There are two beagles that seem to be lost in the Pleasant Grove area. They seem to be well cared for and have orange colors on. They have been around for a couple of weeks so if you have lost some, maybe they are yours.

Any Scotland news can be given to James Burns at 592-3935.