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Shirley

By Thelma Murray

Doris Brown and Catheleen Brown spent last week in Texarkana and drove back and forth to Bradley to watch the Class A State Basketball Tournament.

George and Paulette Borgna who moved here from Florida have been visiting Floyd Haley.

Sandi Phillips of Waterford, Mich., and Larry Phillips of Sterling Heights, Mich., attended their father’s funeral and visited their sister Cathy Micun and Floyd Haley.

Bobbie and Max Witson of Batesville visited Opal Aldridge last Monday.

Cameron Murray and Joni Fowler of Conway visited his grandparents, Thelma and Jimmy Murray last Thursday evening. Sunday visitors were Corey Murray and Desiree Wilcox of Greenbrier and her sons Legend and Skyler.

Robert and Wonda Mullen of Monila, Ark., also visited Thelma and Jimmy Murray on Sunday afternoon.

Dennard

The Dennard Fire Department will hold its monthly meeting on March 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the main station on Highway 65. The public is welcome.

The first day of spring is March 20. I have spring fever already, the stores have gardening supplies and the weather is warming up. There’s nothing like the feel of the sun on your face and the dirt in your hands. I love the smell of a fresh spring day so I hope you will join me on that day and enjoy the glories of spring.

Last week I mentioned that a culvert was installed on what locals refer to as Johnson hill and this week I got a call from a former Dennard resident who informed me that 60 years ago that same hill was referred to as Wilson hill. I explained that Johnson hill was named that because Mr. and Mrs. Johnson live at the top of that hill. Ms. Dorthy informed me that her family lived on Rocky hill some 60 years ago and it was fondly referred to as Wilson hill for the very same reasons. Ms. Dorthy no longer has family living on Rocky Hill Road but it was good to hear from her just the same. I do love to hear about the local history and I enjoyed the call.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, I will leave you with a few Irish Blessings:

• May your blessings outnumber

The shamrocks that grow,

And may trouble avoid you

Wherever you go.

• May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.

• May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

So, if you live in the Dennard area and have news or some local history to share, call Jackie Sikes at 253-4716.

Highway 110

Spring is just around the corner. The daffodils are blooming and the birds are singing. Many calves and kids are arriving on schedule and soon chicks will be hatching. Spring is such a special season. It is a great time to sit back and take a break as God uses his wonderful paint brush to show us the beauty of this great state. As spring approaches, enjoy the art show he has provided for us.

There will be a surprise birthday party for W.C. West as he celebrates his 90th birthday. It will be held on Friday, March 15, at the First Service Bank in Clinton from 4-6 p.m. All friends are welcome to come and celebrate with him.

Congratulations to David Lowrance and Nancy Matheson as they celebrate their wedding engagement. A May wedding is planned.

Plant Baptist Church is hosting a Wild Game Dinner at 6 p.m. March 16. There will be a great display of mounts and a photo collage of our local hunters. There is no cost and all are welcome. Come on out and have a great meal and fellowship and share some of your hunting stories.

Dan and Debby Prout celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on March 2.

Zoey Woodward (daughter of Lucas and Laura Emberton) celebrated her 5th birthday with a Pizza party. Great fun was had by all.

The Highway 110 Volunteer Fire Department is accepting donations for its annual yard sale. Contact Linda at 745-4359, Deb at 745-5214 or Barb at 745-2273 for pick up. Proceeds go toward providing the fire department with much needed updated equipment.

If you have any Highway 110 news to share call Debby Prout at 745-7950.

Scotland

The weather was warm and wonderful on Friday and Saturday. We even enjoyed the rain on Sunday because we know that spring is here. Fruit trees are in bloom and soon we will see Red Bud trees and Dogwood in full color.

Pleasant Grove Masonic Lodge 380 will have an Easter Sunrise Degree on Saturday, March 30, at the lodge at Scotland. Breakfast will be served at the school cafeteria across the road from the lodge. Serving will begin at 8 a.m. Degree will start at 9 a.m. at the lodge. The publoic is welcome for breakfast. This does not replace our First Saturday Breakfast.

Pool Tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Scotland Community/Senior Center. Lunch available.

If you noticed a lot of smoke out our way, it was the Game and Fish conducting a controlled burn. This is will help control the chance of fires in the summer.

Anyone with Scotland news can call James Burns at 592-3935.

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