A nine mile section of 16 West, between Clinton and Crabtree, is under construction. Plan for delays. I had a worker step out in front of my vehicle the other day as I passed the resurfacing equipment. I was thankful to be going slow. Give road workers a brake. Be mindful.
Saturday the Alread E.H. Club holds a supper, bingo, costume contest for kids and adults, plus a silent auction and quilt raffle. For info call Liz Alvord at 745-5603.
Dennis Berry has finally thrown away his crutches after knee surgery. He says he’s getting around pretty good, but, “I’m not going to win any races.”
Farrell Lemmings has returned to his home in North Carolina after visiting with family and friends, and speaking at the Foursquare Church.
If you have news about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess, 745-1249.
Scotland Community Corp. will have a Turkey Shoot from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the school grounds. Bring your 12-gauge shotgun with full choke (a turkey will be given away each hour). There will be a chili supper starting at 6 p.m., a hayride starting at 7 p.m. and a wiener and marshmallow roast follows. There is no charge for the hayride and wiener roast but, there will be a charge for the turkey shoot and the chili supper.
Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge will have a degree Friday, Oct. 25, at the Scotland Lodge. Dinner at 6 p.m. and the degree at 7 p.m.
Mary Hall had a fall and injured her shoulder that she had surgery on. The ambulance took her to the hospital and was checked out. She will be sore for a few days but, there does not seem to be any serious damage to her shoulder. Remember Mary and all of our neighbors that are having health issues at this time.
Bob Sharp had a doctor’s appointment this last week and Cecile and Bonnie brought him by the Senior Center on the way home. Everyone had the chance to go out to the van and say hello to him. That was nice for everyone.
Jeff Canton is still having problems but is slowly improving. We certainly miss his lively conversion and his tutle lu when some one leaves the store after morning coffee.
Deer hunters are talking about the huge bucks the have seen and killed — 8-, 10- and 15-point bucks. I do not hunt but that makes me want to try. Have a great week and happy hunting.
Anyone with Scotland news can call James Burns at 592-3935 and he will take care of it.
Around 65 people attended a birthday party for Bill Rolen on Saturday. Bill turned 80 on Oct. 18. We all had a good time at the Five-Year Chicken Plant reunion on Saturday. Visiting Billy and Becky Burgess this week were Richard and Rhonda McLehaney and children Bryan and Cindy of El Cajon, Calif., south of San Diego. Richard is Billy’s nephew. Melba Tipton’s sons, Tony George of Denver and Randy George of Belleville, Ill., have just arrived for a visit with her. Visiting Paul and Lois Compton on Tuesday was her niece, Sarah Berry of Superior, Wis. She is the youngest daughter of the late Kenneth Berry. Sarah plans to be married in Hawaii in December. Those who donated to the Lute Mountain Cemetery fund were: Carolyn Tobey, Earnie and Freda Sowell, and Thelma and Jimmy Murray. Donations can be sent to Freda Sowell at 465 Lute Mtn. Road, Shirley, AR 72153 or Thelma Murray at 12573 Hwy. 110, Shirley, AR 72153.