Everyone did a great job with breakfast on Saturday and all seemed to enjoy visiting. Sometimes this is the only way we make time to do that. Plan on coming again on Aug. 2 and we can do it again.

The weather has been great for the gardens and the hay and I know that everyone has plenty to do every day but we hope you took some time off to enjoy the holiday.

For those of you that went to Alread for the potluck and stayed for the fireworks, we know that you had a great time with lots and lots of good food and company and where else could you see such a show? For those of you that did not go you certainly missed a good time and need to plan on going next year.

Ralph and Darlene Graham attended the 42nd National Convention of the Modern Woodman of America June 30-July 2. The convention was held in Indianapolis at the JW Marriott. Ralph got to ride in an Indy 500 race car. He won’t tell how fast he went. Darlene got to see a Van Gogh painting "Landscape at Saint-Remy 1889." They had a great time.

It seems that we have several in our community that have had pneumonia and other illnesses and we are praying for them to have a speedy recovery.

I was ask again last week about the schedule for the recycling trailer. It is in the parking lot of the School cafeteria about 8 a.m. every Thursday and it leaves about 2:30 or 3 in the afternoon. It is great to see that it is being used and more people are becoming aware of being in our community. Most importantly it is being used.

Have a great week and email your news to James Burns at or call 501 592-3935.


By Patsy Ward

Dee Story recently went to Ashland, Oregon, to attend the graduation of her grandson, Taylor Lewis. He graduated from

Southern Oregon University with a bachelor’s degree in history.

While there, Dee visited with her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Brett Lewis, who came down from North Pole, Alaska, to attend their son’s graduation also.

David and Pinyan Story from Rocky Mount, Virginia, have been visiting with Dee this week. They all went to Branson Friday. They enjoyed the Rankin Brother’s show and also saw the production of "Jonah" at the Sight and Sound Theater.

Prayers go out to Jimmy Duncan, the former Pastor of Formosa Church of Christ. He has been in the hospital with

pneumonia, but is now recuperating.

Johnny and Joyce James spent last week vacationing in Texas. They visited Joyce’s family in Milano, then went on

to Houston to visit Johnny’s sister, Gereta Semanek.

Patsy Ward made a trip to Conway on Tuesday for a follow-up doctor’s appointment. Her brother, Bobby Blair also went with her for his appointment.


The Foursquare Church holds its annual Community Cookout and Ice Cream Social Sunday, 4:30p.m. Hot dogs, burgers and drinks will be provided. Bring trimmings like chips and dessert.

At the church on Aug. 2 the annual Crabtree Reunion and Potluck will be held and on Aug. 9 there is the Back To School Bash.

Dennis Berry with a big smile said, "The hay is beautiful!" And expects to be starting the second cutting within two weeks, although Glenn Jackson says he’ll be starting sooner.

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