Friday is The Senior Potluck & Fun Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the old sanctuary kitchen of the Crabtree Foursquare Church. Persons with at least 55 years experience are invited.

Coming Monday The ACCDA Board Meeting will be held, 4-5 p.m.

Last Friday was the autumn equinox so it’s officially fall now. Archery season for deer is underway and continues until February 18. Rabbit, squirrel and crow are eligible now too. Check the Regs for details.

The winners of The 16 West Beautification Project, “Summer Edition” are…drum roll please…Vicki and Shawn Overbey! Besides having a wide variety of plantings in the yard and in pots, the Overbeys’ yard is one of the best manicured out this way. Add the duties of raising goats and chickens, and taking care of a donkey, horse, cats and dogs, and Overbeys have no problem keeping busy. Vicki remembers as a kid when her grandma and grandpa owned the house, “There was no running water then and we had to go outback to draw from a well.” But she spoke fondly of her grandpa plowing with a mule since she got to sit on it when grandpa was babysitting her. Congratulations on an exceptional effort.

The recent RallyX timed car races in Crabtree were well attended by drivers and spectators. Organizers say the community’s support warrants expanding to five events next year. Winners were: Jack Desert, “stock front”; Jim Rowland, “prepared front”; James Dale, “modified front”; Chris Brissey, “stock all”; David Barkley, “prepared all”; and Nelson Santos, “modified all”. More info is found at

“Blooms of Note” going on now: red spider lily. It is the last of the resurrection lilies in the amaryllis family to bloom in our area.

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