Thursday the volunteer fire department meets from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Alread Firehouse. For info call 745-7729.

Saturday The ATV Poker Run is being held in Alread. Sponsored by ACRDC.

Sunday it’s Decoration Day, at The Crabtree Cemetery. Ammon Collins speaks at 10 a.m. and a potluck will follow.

Opal Tester, longtime Crabtree correspondent, called from her home in Conway. She said she was fairly good considering. People and activities where she lives and her church in Pickles Gap were helping. Her contribution follows: “Irvy Watson Jr., son of Irvy and Dovie Watson, who grew up in the Crabtree community, passed from this life into his heavenly home on May 21, 2017 in Benton. He was brother of Opal Tester. His service was held at Benton Baptist Church last Friday.”

“Blooms of Note” going on now include: Nasturtium, Passion flower, chives and marigold. Marigolds have been available at the nurseries for two months but my reseeding variety from last year have just started blooming. Also I have been eating strawberries from my patch for two weeks and more recently black raspberries. Local produce is available now.

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