Saturday, May 13, there will be an Ozark Health fair at the Alread Cafeteria. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. and is sponsored by ACCDA.

Wednesday, May 17, the Pope County Library Bookmobile will be at the Tilly Store (10:30 a.m.) and at the Zion Hill Cemetery (11:30 a.m.).

The Alread ACRDC Poker Run has been rescheduled for June 3 due to the raised water at Slick Rock from all of the rain we had received. Registration will start at noon at the Alread Fun Park and you will be given your list of rules and a map at that time. The length of the trail is approximately 40 miles, and please keep in mind this is not a race, but a ride to be enjoyed. All riders must be 18 or older, with ID, and the registration will end at 1 p.m. All four-wheelers, Razors, and side-by-sides are welcome. The cost to enter the event is $25 per vehicle. A meal will be served after the poker run at the park and will be $5 per person (drivers eat free). T-shirts for the event will be available for pre-order, for $15 each. Please see the Alread and Crabtree Page on Facebook for information about pre-ordering t-shirts. Prizes will be given to the two best poker hands and for the worst hand.

The Alread EH Club has an exercise program, Get Fit, that meets in the EH Club building in Alread every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Admission is free. A weekly quilting class meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. The Alread EH Club is a great opportunity for all women, and now is a great time to join if you haven’t already. Membership dues are only $5/year, and the experience of being in this group of amazing women is very rewarding. If you are interested in joining, please contact Liz Alvord ( or Marge Koone (

The Alread Fire Department has been getting new volunteers and I salute you all! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the chief, Elias Watson: 501-253-1869.

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