Saturday is The Men’s Prayer Breakfast at the Crabtree Foursquare Church beginning at 7am.


Also Saturday a Breakfast Fundraiser for the Alread Fireworks will be held 8 to 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. Then The ATV Poker Run starts with registration at noon and runs until 4 p.m.


Farmers and ranchers got underway in earnest with the first cutting of hay thanks to the sunny dry spell last week. Dennis Berry said it was still wet in the “draws” but he was working around them. His expectation was that the first cutting would be bountiful this year.


Nellie McIntre is the winner of The 16 West Beautification Project “Spring Edition” for her efforts in creating a private Botanical Garden in her yard. “There was nothing here to begin with in 1959,” she explained. Dozens of varieties of azalea, hydrangea, rhododendron, camellia, Japanese Maples and dogwoods are signs of her love for shrubs and trees. But hundreds of other smaller plantings decorate rock lined paths and seating areas. Husband Jim has helped with much of the wood projects and rock work but says he’s washed his hands of trying to keep up with it all. At 84, Nellie says she is cutting back on her efforts some but still gets out regularly. “You got to like to do it, to do it. It is work,” she said. Congratulations on your magnificent effort Nellie.


“Blooms of Note” going on now include: black-eyed Susan, Asiatic lilies, and zinnias.


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