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Crabtree

Thirteen-year-old Mary Martin bought a rabbit with her own money and plans to raise lots of bunnies as soon as she can afford a second.

Verl Jackson says his health is much improved. He appreciates all the well-wishes.

My canine companion of 17 years, Little Guy, died recently. A ceremony was held with family and friends on the rim of Akins Creek canyon.

If you have information to share about the greater Crabtree and 16 West communities call Jeff Burgess at 745-1249.

Shirley

By Thelma Murray

Wanda and Paul Poynor attended her class reunion Saturday. It was the 45th reunion of the Shirley Class of 1968. All of them live in Arkansas.

Elaine Dewilde and her friend, Joyce, visited Old Washington near Hope, Ark., and dug for diamonds at Murfreesboro last week.

Buster and Sue Dunigan of Tulsa, Okla., visited Frank and Inez Privitt and attended the Shirley Homecoming.

Raymond Bates of Little Rock was here for the weekend.

Eight members of the Highway 110 Extension Homemakers Club will be leaving Tuesday for the state convention in Hot Springs for three days.

Thirty-two attended the Shirley Class of 1963 reunion.

Home remedy of the week: If you have nosebleeds, moisten the inside of your nose with Vaseline. Most of the time the moisture will take care of the problem.

Scotland

The Alumni Banquet was last Saturday night and there was about 60 in attendance and everyone had a good visit and a good meal.

A new exhibit has opened in Little Rock at the Old State House and will be there for two years. It is called Lights! Camera! Arkansas! Mary Hall heard about the exhibit and called them and ask if they new about the movie that was made at Scotland in 1959. Mary had all of the information about the movie Terror at Black Falls and submitted it for consideration in the exhibit. It was accepted and Mary attended the opening on Friday night and is named in the program and was introduced at the opening. We should all make it a point to go to see this exhibit while it is on display.

This is an exciting time at the Burns household. Tim, our youngest son, Nathan, our grandson, and Sydney our granddaughter, flew in this morning for a visit. They live in Anchorage, Alaska. They will be here a few days then Nathan will be attending the University in Anchorage and Sydney will be going to Germany as an exchange student this next year. Tim and Jennifer will have an empty nest and began another cycle of their lives. Richard Collins Jr. is having a fish fry at his house on Saturday afternoon for anyone that wants to have time to visit with Tim and his family.

Our condolences go out to Carin Huff. Her father passed a way and they had the memorial service last week. Her dad had been ill and in the hospital for a long time. Even when our loved ones are very ill and we know they cannot get well we are never ready to give them up.

We have been hearing about several people who have had things stolen from outside as well as inside of their homes. Let’s all take notice and see if we can discover the culprits. If we see vehicles or people that are where they are not supposed to be call the sheriff’s office.

Joyce has finally moved all of her studio out of Clinton and is getting everything in place so she can begin her classes again. Hopefully before the end of July.

Enjoy this wonderful weather and if anyone has Scotland news call James Burns at 592-3935.

Dennard

Back in 2003 my daughter and I were talking about a possible trip to Florida. My daughter, Jessica, was talking to my then 3-year-old granddaughter about the possibility of flying to Disney World and my granddaughter just gave her a bewildered look and said, “Jessie, I can’t fly to Florida with you, I don’t have my wings yet.”

June 14th is Flag Day. Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate and to show respect for our flag. Display an American Flag on this day with pride and appreciation for the men and women who continue to fight to keep our country the “Land of the Free.”

June 16 is Father’s Day. A father should be more than just a biological parent. A father is someone who loves, cares for and provides for the family. Take time on this day to show your father, your stepfather, your father-in-law, or the father figure in your life that you love and appreciate all that he has given to you and your family. Don’t hesitate to call this man your “dad.” To those dads that are no longer with us, we remember and still love you, forever. The first Father’s Day celebration was in Spokane, Wash., on May 18, 1910.

If you live in the Dennard area and have news call Jackie Sikes at 253-4716.

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