By Thelma Murray

Jimmy and Thelma Murray attended Dick Sands’ 80th birthday party Sunday afternoon at his home in Fairfield Bay.

Don and Katherine Stump have their three grandchildren from Florida here visiting them for a while.

Visiting Inez Privitt Friday were Roger and Faye Horn of Dallas, Texas, and Reba Williams of Conway.

Sarah and Denver Hawkins spent a week here with Sarah’s aunt and uncle, Lois and Paul Compton. Sarah and Denver left here on their way to Sterling, Colorado, where they will be living for a while.

Wilburn and Kay Weaver, Jo Trawick, Calla Linn and Melvin Browning were among 28 from the Van Buren County Senior Centers who went to Murray’s Dinner Theatre Wednesday to see the play, Oklahoma! Sam Trawick, who is the grandson of Jo Trawick of Fairfield Bay, had a part in the play.

Tuesday, Wilburn and Kay Weaver visited Tincy Ward of Greenbrier; Tincy is able to be at home now.

Sunday, Wilburn and Kay Weaver, Inez Privitt and Danise Harper went to Jo Jo’s in Mountain View to help Jerry and Sonya Collum celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary.

French Hill, who is running for Congress, visited the Shirley Senior Center on Monday.

Margaret Earnhart is the new treasurer of the Eglantine Cemetery Association. Her address is P.O. Box 100, Shirley, AR 72153. Clifton Bolden is the president, and Joyce Bradford is the secretary. Donations can be mailed to Margaret at the above address or call 253-2115.

Jimmy Murray was in the hospital at Little Rock Tuesday to have his pacemaker moved from his left shoulder to his right shoulder. He returned home Wednesday.


By Patsy Ward

Mandy Cody and her children along with her mother, Sherry Honeycutt, spent the weekend in Branson shopping for school clothing and supplies.

Keith Bonds is at home recuperating from his four-wheeler accident.

Margie Pounds recently made a trip to Conway.

I’m getting ready to attend the world record-breaking potluck, which will be at the Clinton School auditorium on the 23rd of this month. Hope it is a success and we can set a world record for biggest potluck. It sounds like a lot of fun and a lot of food.

Not much going on this week, I’ll try again next time.


The annual Foursquare Church Homemade Ice Cream Social is Sunday, 5 p.m. Many flavors and other desserts will be available. The public is welcome. Then on Aug. 28-29 the church holds a donut sale in Clinton for Kids Camp. Other baked goods will be available.

Jeff Burgess had surgical procedures No. 5 and No. 6 in Conway last week for skin cancer removal. One more is scheduled in October. He says, "All this has made me more aware of the harmful effects of too much sun exposure. I’m more careful now."

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


James and Joyce Burns are finally home from Anchorage, Alaska. We had a great time and enjoyed the time we spent with one of our sons and his family. Grandpa taught the grandchildren to drive while we were there. They are taking their driving test this week. We will see if grandpa is a good teacher. It was a great trip but there is no place like home. It was very cool while we were there and it is hard to come back to the warmer weather. I understand it has been the coolest summer in many years. Now that we are home it will probable turn off very warm.

School started on Monday of this week. We need to watch for the buses and the youngsters. They are not used to watching for the extra traffic and we are not used to watching for them.

The Chuck Wagon races are almost upon us. I see lots of horse trailers and campers so we need to watch for them, too.

It is almost time for the county fair. Those of you that want to enter project need to get them ready so there will not be a last-minute rush.

Have a great week.

Anyone with news can call James Burns at 592-3935.