By Patsy Ward

Formosa Baptist Church recently held Baby Bonanza, which turned out to be a big success. They event helped 186 families and 264 children under 4 years of age. May God bless them for this effort. I’m sure it is greatly appreciated.

Evelyn Allen of Chesterton, Ind., is visiting her mother, Joyce and Joe Nicholson. Joyce reports that Joe is doing better this week. Keep it up, Joe!

Blanche Cates Ward, sister-in-law to RG and Marvanell Ward passed away in Cedar Lake, Ind., on Tuesday. She is originally from Shirley. Our condolences go out to the family.

Patsy & JR Ward, along with their nephew, spent the day in Conway on Wednesday.


The Foursquare Church holds a bake sale in Clinton Friday and Saturday to raise funds for the Back To School Bash and Kids To Camp. Also the church’s basement serves as a polling location for Mountain Township on May 20. And their annual fish fry will be held toward month’s end.

Dennis Berry was very thankful the severe weather passed us by this time and encourages prayer for those less fortunate.

Verl Jackson loved the two days of rain and said, "When it dries out, I get to mow!" But he was not impressed with the politician who called at 9:30 p.m. and said "this will only take 20 minutes." Verl laughed when he said, "that sure was an easy decision."

The big news up this way is the shooting that took place near Zion Hill Church. Residents are anxious to hear the sheriff’s office report.

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


Our hearts go out to all of the people that had tornado damage and injuries. Our community knows how they feel. I think this Tuesday will be four years since the tornado hit Scotland.

Saturday, May 3, will be our First Saturday Breakfast. The price is still $6 and we start to serve at 8 a.m. and serve until people quit coming or we run completely out of food. Usually by 8:30 or 8:45 a.m. Of course this is at the old Scotland School Cafeteria.

Free Library Books: We are disposing of the books in the library at the Scotland School. We will open the doors of the library about 10 a.m. Saturday after breakfast and stay until people quit coming. These are books from the library and a lot of new classroom books that have never been used. There are a lot of reading and math books and most have work books to go with them. There are sets of encyclopedias and research books. We would rather give these away free than to send them to the recycling center. There are a lot of old classic books, good reading novels, history and biographies. Some with early copyrights (we think some may be from when the school was first started). This opportunity is for anyone or any group that can use them.

Khristina Huff, age 14, daughter of Cary and Carin Huff, won first place in the Greers Ferry Art Show. This contest was for 7-9th graders from six schools. Her art teacher, Jennifer Doll, submitted her painting as a surprise to Khristina. Her painting is a watercolor of a flower and enhanced with pastels. Khristina, we are so proud of you.

Have a great week and if you have anything for the paper call James Burns at 592-3935.


Visiting at the home of Betty Jo Patton Tabor were her granddaughter Kyera and husband Matt Smith, and grandsons Matt Jr. and Gabriel of Abilene, Texas.

A week later, brother-in-law Ret. Maj. Gen. Dale C. Tabo4 and wife Kay came for a short visit after a trip to Branson, Mo. The Tabors live in Golden, Colo.