By Thelma Murray

Dylene Ashley of Farmington, New Mexico, recently visited her brother Wayne Hackett and wife Lisa and her sister Carolyn Tobey and Ken of the Plant community.

Thelma Murray assisted Jo Hamilton in giving a class on edible wild plants and fruits at Jo’s church in Mountain View.

Virginia Maddox, one of our centenarians, is in rehab at Indian Rock Village for a few weeks.

Senior Center birthdays for July were Gerald Harper, Floyd Haley, Calla Linn and Doris Mason.

James and Debbie Little had a fish fry to celebrate the birthday of their daughter Amanda Gentry. Attending were Amanda’s husband Gary and their daughters Lainee and Macy Gentry and Amanda’s grandma Joy George of Clinton.

Visiting Bob and June Hensley to celebrate June’s birthday were their daughter Virginia and Michael and son Grant of Sherwood.

Recent visitors of Lois Overturf were her grandson Adam allen and his friend Stephanie of Stanford, Florida. They spent three days here last week.

Visiting Lodean Reeves on Sunday was her nephew Tony Hutchens and family of Sioux City, Iowa.

Winston Tucker of Clinton visited the Shirley Senior Center and Museum Wednesday then attended the funeral of Leman Bradford.

Thelma Murray visited the new senior center at Conway on Thursday.


By Patsy Ward

Marva and RG Ward attended a birthday party for their great-grandson, Evan Ward, on Saturday. He turned 4 on Friday. Happy birthday wishes go out to Evan.

Let’s keep Janelle Bartlett in our prayers, she had surgery on Wednesday.

Farris and Eualaine Bonds, Marla and James Vest, Carol and Doug Cordsmeyer and family and Kristin and Adam Fleming all vacationed in Sea Grove, Florida, recently.

Farris Bonds had surgery last week and is recuperating at home. Wishes for a speedy recovery go out to him.

Kylie Bonds is spending two weeks at home, she will then return to Fayetteville where she will start her second

year of law school. Kylie is the daughter of Keith and Bernice Bonds.

Joyce James spent over a week in Guatamala on a mission trip. I know she will be blessed for her work there.

Miss Ella McMahan spent the night with Grandma Gail on Thursday.

Formosa got a 2 1/2-inch rain and some strong winds on Wednesday.

Have a great week.


The Crabtree Reunion & Potluck is Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in the cool basement of the Foursquare Church. The potluck begins at noon. All current and former residents are encouraged to attend.

The Back To School Bash is being held Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Foursquare Church. There will be food, drinks, games, school supplies and haircuts.

Met Leon Martin on the road. He was going to take his dad Bill (recently turned 91) to physical therapy. He says Bill is doing real well after a hip replacement.

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


It is nice to see that it is going to cool off for a few more days. This certainly has been a different July. We are grateful for the rain and cooler temps. It is hard to believe that August is just around the corner. But Aug. 2 is next Saturday and it is time again for our First Saturday Breakfast at the Scotland School Cafeteria. We start serving at 8 a.m. and serve until we run out of food. Of course the price is the same. Come and have a great time and visit with your neighbors and friends.

We want to remember Julia Standridge in our prayers. She fell and broke a hip last week. So glad her surgery went well and she is in rehab and on the mend.

Scotland Baptist Church is nearing completion on its addition and will soon be enjoying the extra room.

I just want to remind everyone to take advantage of the recycling trailer that is at the school every Thursday from 8 a.m. until about 2 p.m. If it is used it will continue to be there.

School will be starting soon. School supplies are already out and the kids are getting excited about going back to school and seeing friends. Time does go faster as one gets older.

Have a nice week.

If you have news call James Burns at 592-3935 or e-mail