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Tom, Gay and Joe Whillock traveled to Harrison, Arkansas, over Memorial Day weekend to attend Mrs. Christy’s Dance, Tumble and Cheer recital. This was Christy Horton’s 10th year in business with the studio.

Formosa

Rosemary Sowell had her 69th birthday on Thursday. Her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Tracy Crow of Conway, came up to help her celebrate. Wishing you a very happy belated birthday, Rosemary. She reports that Formosa Baptist Church had four baptisms last week.

Condolences go out to the James family, Joyce’s mother, Dalpha Garrison of Milano, Texas, passed away recently.

Patsy Ward went to Conway this week to have some medical tests done.

Don Nicholson visited JR Ward on Thursday afternoon.

Marva and RG Ward have been enjoying watching their grandson, Rylan Ward, play baseball. He hit two home runs and batted in 7 runs on Tuesday night!

Lauren Morse spent the night with her parents , Sindee and David Morse on Thursday.

Lauren Morse, Ashley Paladino, Glenda Morin and Glenda Collins all did really well in the state bowling tournament.

If anyone has news for the Formosa area call Patsy Ward at 745-5922.

Shirley

By Thelma Murray

Carolyn and Joey Ussery of Greenbrier spent the weekend with Carolyn’s mother Dorthy Hooten.

Wanda Poynor celebrated her 64th birthday on May 27.

Alvin and Freda Bradford of Vilonia were up this weekend visiting Jack and Doreen Towery.

Recent visitors of Paul and Lois Compton were Lois’ nieces and nephews, Niles Ross of Little Rock, Janet Apple of Harrel, Clay Ross of Morrilton, Denver and Sarah (Berry) Hawkins of Superior, Wisconsin.

Paul Compton has had his second chemo treatment and is pretty sick.

Visiting Melba Tipton were her son Tony George, his daughter Katrina and her friend Mathew of Denver, Colo., and Melba’s son Randy George of Belleville, Ill.

Nine members of the Highway 110 EHC spent three days in Hot Springs at the EHC state convention. Those attending were Carl and Bonnie Trahan-True, Thelma Murray, Carol Farrar, Lori Linn, Deborah Meyer, Louise Emerson, Kay Bensuk and Viola Scott. Patty Munson of the Chimes Club, and who is the Van Buren County EHC president, also went.

Crabtree

Opal Tester reports the annual Decoration Day at Crabtree Cemetery was very successful. Folks in attendance were treated to quality musicians and singers plus an uplifting message by Ammon Collins.

During the recent primary elections some of us at the the Crabtree Church polling location talked about the low voter turnout. General consensus was that many prefer not to declare a party so don’t vote until the general election. Good news is that there is usually a nonpartisan ballot available at primary elections. You can still vote on nonpartisan races and issues without declaring a party affiliation.

Jeff Burgess appreciates well-wishes from friends and neighbors regarding his recent successful cancer surgery. He returns to the doctor this week for more skin cancer removal and encourages everyone to be mindful of the harmful effects of sun exposure.

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

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