By Thelma Murray

Dorthy Cates visited Lucille Bradford of Eglantine last Sunday. On June 8, Dorthy attended the Towery family reunion at the Lion’s Den at Fairfield Bay. Dorthy’s Uncle Jimmy Lane Towery of Victorville, California, attended. He is the son of the late J.R. and Mary Towery. This year they had the biggest crowd ever at the Towery family reunion.

Visiting Wanda and Paul Poynor this week is their grandson Dakota Freeman of Russellville.

Visiting Barbara Carroll this past week was her granddaughter Sloane and Jerry Riddle and children Zoie and Koven of Kokomo, Indiana, and Barbara’s great-granddaughter Olivia and Rawana Morgan.

Sunday afternoon there was a wedding shower for Cole Gardener and Haley Morgan at the home of Doris and Benny Brown. The couple plans to be married July 19.


Well it is hard to believe but it is the first of the month again. Do not forget to attend our First Saturday Breakfast on July 5. Breakfast is served in the Scotland School cafeteria from 8-9 a.m. or until we run out of food and the cost is $6. Come and visit and enjoy the meal. We will be expecting you.

As usual the Alread community is going to have its potluck and fireworks at the Alread School on Saturday, July 5. People will start to gather for dinner about 5:30 and the show will start about dark. Everyone is welcome so come and enjoy the show.

We want to remind everyone that the recycling trailer is at the school every Thursday from 8 a.m. until about 3 in the afternoon. The trailer has compartments for three different kinds of plastic, aluminum and metal cans, paper and sometimes they bring a cardboard trailer. Do your part and recycle.

We have certainly had a lot more rain then we have had in the the last couple of years. It has been wonderful and I hope that it continues the next couple of months and that the heat does not get too hot. Even if it is summer we still want to to call the shots and have it out way.

If you have Scotland news for the paper, e-mail or call James Burns at 592-3935.

Have a great week.


The Foursquare Church holds its annual Community Cookout & Homemade Ice Cream Social, Sunday, July 13, 4:30pm.

Visited with Verl Jackson on Monday and was entertained with stories of lawnmower repairs and related subjects. Also visited with Verl’s great-grandson, 8-year-old Justin. Verl says he has five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one on the way.

The volunteer fire department is looking for reliable and dedicated individuals. For more info call the fire chief at 745-7729.

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


By Patsy Ward

Marion Smith just returned home from a two-week vacation. She went to Williamsburg, Virginia, to visit her daughter, Sherry Carter and family. While there she attended high school graduation for her grandson Nigel Carter. He graduated from Lafayette High School and the ceremony took place at William and Mary College.

Marion also went to Fredericksburg to visit her sister, Bea Womack and family.

Marion was lucky at bingo in Virginia also, winning $100 and then won the drawing for a door prize, which turned out to be a "Jaclyn Smith" purse, which she really likes.

Sorry to report that on Sunday, Marion totaled her vehicle. A herd of deer ran in the road and after hitting the brakes, she went in the ditch and hit a tree. Thankfully she wasn’t hurt too badly.

Gail Forsythe spent last week in Manchester, Tennessee, visiting her sister, Sue and Mike Stamper. While there, they went sightseeing and visiting flea markets. Gail reports she really enjoyed herself.

Patsy and JR Ward attended the Leslie homecoming on Saturday. They met up with JR’s brother, Joe and Melba Ward and their son, Dale Ward. His daughter, Peggy Ward Wiatt, also came down from Harrison to spend the day with them. They had a very good day.

Margie Pounds treated Patsy and JR to a very tasty lunch at the Bucket List café in Center Ridge on Sunday, and some even tastier homemade peach cobbler for dessert when they got home.

Janet Blair recently visited with JR and Patsy in their home; we hope to return the visit soon.