I want to remind everyone that the Scotland Senior Center is collecting things for its annual yard sale the first part of October. If you want to donate items bring them to the center before the first of October.
Game night was last week and winners of the pool tournament were: Doyle Scroggins from Scotland, first place; Danny Wilson from Heber Springs, second place; and Earl Tatum from Scotland won third place.
We had a great turnout for the first Saturday breakfast last week. We will be cooking breakfast again Sept. 20-21, Friday and Saturday. Cost is $5 and we will be serving from 8-10 a.m. so campers attending the Gospel Bluegrass show can have time to come for breakfast. Of course everyone is welcome.
We still have several from our community who are ill. Mary Hall had her surgery on her shoulder and is home recovering. Bob Sharp is having surgery this Monday and Jeff Canton is home recovering. Remember them all in your prayers. If we missed anyone please let us know.
James Burns is always anxious to be on the go, and his wife is always telling him that he is always in such a hurry that sometime he will forget her. Last week James had a meeting and Joyce rode with him to her shop and he was going to pick her up when he got through with his meeting. About 2 1/2 hours later he called the art shop to see what she was doing. I think he forgot her. After 56 years she knew him pretty well, so she just laughed and waited to be picked up.
We did have the meeting about the Post Office and in 45 to 90 days the hours will be shorter but, we will still have our Post Office and it will still be open on Saturday. The Post Office sent out about 225 letters with a survey to be filled out and returned. They only had about 55 returned and only about 25 people attended the meeting. It looked like there was not much interest. It is not to late to pick up a survey and fill it out and return it to show that we appreciate not losing our Post Office.
We can smell fall in the air. I am not sure if the trees are turning because of the season or the fact that it is very hot and dry.
Have a great week and if you have news for the paper please call, James Burns at 592-3935.
By Thelma Murray
Wendell and Beverly Watts live at Scott, near Little Rock.
Visiting Barbara Carroll and helping her celebrate her 84th birthday was her granddaughter Kelly Rawls and her daughter Ashley Eller of Laudon, Tenn.
Barbara Carroll received word that her sister Katy’s husband, Raymond Weirich of Marion, Ind., has died.
Jimmy Hooten of Vilonia spent this weekend with his mother Dorthy Hooten.
Thelma Murray and Kay Bensuk of the Highway 110 Extension Club were judges at the Stone County Fair on Thursday.
Jimmy Murray is very much improved. His problem was complications of reflux.
The second cutting of hay is finished with most barns packed full. Some have started a third cutting, which is a bit unusual.
Dennis Berry had surgery on his knee Thursday past. All went well. He says he is open to prayers for a speedy recovery.
The Teen Challenge woman’s group comes to the Four Square Church on Sept. 22 to give their testimonies of recovery. A potluck will follow.
And on Sept. 28 the church will hold a sale in Clinton to raise funds for next year’s school supplies giveaway.
If you have info about the greater Crabtree and 16 West community call Jeff Burgess at 745-1249.
Cotton candy, a Ferris wheel, farm animals, blue ribbons and funnel cakes are just a few of my favorite things about going to the fair. Our county does a great job running the fair each year and I hope to see many of my neighbors and friends at the fairgrounds this week.
The other day, on my way home, Sean and I came across a skunk taking his own sweet time ambling down the road in front of us. Of course we kept our distance and let him go on his way, then quickly got past him and continued on ours. We really are fortunate to see so much wildlife where we live. It seems that there is an abundance of deer this year, we’ve seen more fox than ever before and more people have seen bear than I recall in the past. I’ve even heard a mention of bigfoot this week but not sure I can get too many of you to believe that, or can I?
The second haying is done for most folks and I’m hoping that the recent drop in temperature means that fall is on its way.
If you live in the Dennard area and have news call Jackie Sikes at 253-4716.