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Crabtree

Fifty-three people made it for the group photo last Saturday at the Crabtree Reunion. Several people showed up later. After the incredibly abundant potluck, folks were entertained with stories of the old times, childhood memories and tributes to outstanding people in the community. There was much laughter and fellowship, and a good time was had by all.

The Back To School Bash at the Foursquare Church is Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. There will be school supplies, haircuts, food, drinks and games.

There was discussion at one of the tables at the Crabtree Reunion about whether ticks can jump. There was no firm resolution on the subject but many hoped not.

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

Scotland

It seems that school was just out but it starts again on Aug. 18. We will need to start thinking about watching for the school buses and the kids at the bus stops. Time does go by so fast.

It seems the pipeline at Scotland is now a reality. Watch for the construction zones. They will be working around highway 95 for quite a while.

Gardens seem to be about finished for this season. It will be time to think about what to plant in the late gardens.

While we have been in Alaska, James has been teaching both the of the grandchildren to drive. Hopefully they will take their tests this week before we before we return home. They were out driving last week and a small bear ran across the road. They all got excited because they were driving in a residential neighborhood in town. This is one time we have not seen a moose downtown.

Week will be returning to Arkansas on the weekend. It has been very cool, 62, here. We will probably return in the hottest part of the summer but that is OK. We have had a great time and it will be nice to get home.

Any Scotland news can be e=mailed to mailforgrandma@yahoo.com or call 592-3935.

Shirley

By Thelma Murray

Don and Nancy Selvidge of Mattoon, Ill., visited her cousin Margaret and Ray Earnhart, Nancy’s Aunt Melba Tipton and Uncle Watson Smith.

Gale Smith of Hot Springs Village visited his father Watson Smith for the weekend.

The Shirley Museum is selling copies of the Life and Writings of Glenn Hackett. Proceeds benefit the museum.

Belinda Murray has spent the week at school in Little Rock.

Glenda Keenihan of Bebee visited her sister, Calla Linn, over the weekend.

Forty-six children we enrolled at the Vacation Bible School at Shady Grove Baptist Church this week.

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