EHC will be quilting on Thursday beginning at 10:30am, in the Alread EHC building, followed by their monthly meeting at 1:30pm.

A fundraiser is being held by The Crabtree Foursquare Church on Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, in Clinton.

Saturday is Recycling Day, 8 to 10 a.m., at the Alread School cafeteria. At the same location, the same day, 8am to noon, a Health Fair and Breakfast is being held by Ozark Health and ACCDA.

Cooler temperatures returned last week and a little more is predicted this week as the wild blackberries continue to bloom. Old timers call it “Blackberry Winter” and say when the blooms go away warm weather is here to stay.

The cooler temperatures have slowed the germination of my warm weather vegetable seeds. But cool weather crops are producing bountifully (thanks to all the rain) as is my grass, which is in need of yet another mowing. The weather around here seems like a rollercoaster ride at times.

“Blooms of Note” going on now include: yellow honeysuckle, magnolia, yellow sedum, swamp milkweed, Shasta daisy, coreopsis, Mexican primrose, and ornamental alliums (onion family).

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