First Baptist Church of Lead Hill “Shipwrecked,” rescued by Jesus, Vacation Bible School takes place tomorrow, from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, July 22 through July 26. Family night is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 27. Call the church for transportation at (870) 436-5268. Read more

The Fourth of July celebrations at Compton were a success! We'd like to express our appreciation to all of the volunteers who made it possible! Appreciation goes to Janet Hickman, Terry Edwards, Michele Thompson, Christine Holder, her daughter Scarlett Holder, and many others who helped in t… Read more

Last Tuesday I went to my knee doctor, but I had a shot put in my shoulder. It had been hurting a lot. On Thursday I had a lot of energy. I washed my car, dusted the furniture, finished several other house-hold chores. My grandson reminded me I had steroids put in my shoulder. That really ma… Read more

Today they said we would get 30 percent chance of rain. It will probably be three drops of rain ha, ha. The other day Alpena got rain and flash flooding and Green Forest got 3 inches, but no rain for Oak Grove. The hayfields are drying up. Read more

First Baptist Church of Lead Hill will host “Shipwrecked,” rescued by Jesus, Vacation Bible School, taking place from 6-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, July 22-July 26. Family night is from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 27. Call church for transportation at (870) 436-5268 Read more

Carl and I took a short vacation trip last Friday and Saturday. We traveled down through Arkansas through territory I have never been through before. We turned on to a road just south of Bee Branch and traveled through Rosebud, Searcy and Brinkley. Those are towns I had only heard of but nev… Read more

The biggest news this week is the weather. It got to 101 degrees in Branson, Missouri. The weather here at Yocum is hot but you can always cool off in Yocum Creek; it is the coldest creek around here. This is last day of June and they had to cancel fireworks at Green Forest tonight. Read more

We'd like to welcome a new family to the community. Misty McCoy, her husband Jason, and their four children. They moved from Alaska and spent some time in Bentonville before buying a house down Iron Works road. Jason McCoy is a RN at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. Misty is a stay at… Read more

What a great Fourth of July Picnic Parade! Smokey and the Bandit were crowd pleasers. The young people, parents and friends of Lord of the Lake stuffed napkins for hours to get the “Turn out for Turnouts” mission project. So much fun! We didn’t win but Miss Mary recognized us for the best na… Read more

Four generations were able to participate in the Elk Run at Ponca Saturday, June 23. Robin Moore, Wayne and Diane Hartlerode, Shane and Heather Bridges, and little Hadley who rode along in the stroller. Robin Moore placed first in his age category. (Over 70!) It was a great family event and … Read more

Last week was a sad week. We went to a Memorial service for my cousin, Nancy Sharp's husband, Harlan Sharp. He was killed in a truck accident near Yellville on Monday evening. Earlier that day my daughter Ronda Austin and I had taken my sister Carolyn Green to the hospital for an M.R.I. Harl… Read more

Betty Huebner along with her sisters, Francis Hudspeth and Judy Fortner, joined in the “The Rat Race” 5K in Green Forest to honor of Green Forest native and Navy Seal Tom Ratzlaff. This was Betty’s first 5K in over 20 years. Judy, who is 71, placed in her group with a time of 29.24 minutes. Read more

The Firemen raised $3,000 toward the turnouts needed for our firemen to be safe as they rescue and fight fires for us. The all-volunteer department supported by the auxiliary can purchase turnouts for a bit less than $2,000, so only one suit can be purchased. The Lord of the Lake Lutheran Ch… Read more

Tonya and Terry Chester and their daughter Heather plan to move from Hill Top to Compton soon. They have purchased a home on Mountain Springs Road. They are excited to have enough room for their horses to roam. Heather is quite the horse trainer. (She got an early start.) Read more

My sister, Carolyn Green was taken to the emergency room Friday evening, underwent a few small repairs and then was quickly dismissed and returned home. The next evening she began feeling very unwell and had to be taken to Washington Regional Hospital by Air Evac. But was released on Monday.… Read more

This past weekend was Mustang weekend at Eureka Springs. My Granny drove her Mustang and my aunt Linda and I went with her. We saw classics as well as the newest Mustangs. I suggest that you check out the Good Shepard thrift store if you ever find yourself in that area. They have some of the… Read more

The Chamber of Commerce appreciates everyone who joined in the Park Pickin’s Flea Market. We always have a good time. Now with our parade and picnic celebration coming up on Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, our next Pickin’s Flea Market event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, then Saturd… Read more

Carl and I had fun exploring the good finds during the Harrison Community Garage Sale Day last Saturday. A little excitement took place while we were at a garage sale in the community just off of Gipson Road and close to the property that joins the Woodland Baptist Church. I don’t recall the… Read more

Today Saturday the sun is shining after the great rain we got last night. We end our bingo night with rain and a lot of people out for the Memorial Day but not as much as I thought it would be. We went down the strip in Branson to pick up my sister-in-law for bingo. She won and her friend wo… Read more

Vacation Bible School is always an informative and fun filled event. Batavia Assembly of God will be having vacation Bible school, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 11-15, for children pre-school to those going into sixth grade. Pre-register for VBS at There will be tran… Read more

Services at New Hope Church Sunday, May 27 were very powerful. The main service was taught by Arlis Burkes. Matt Piper is still the Sunday school teacher. Everyone is happy that he is continuing to attend church up here. Despite the holiday, quite a few people were able to make it. Good musi… Read more

Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day. I always feel the real meaning of the day by attending the Annual Memorial Day Observation at the Harrison Square. WWII Veteran Dorothy Leelman, my cousin Carolyn Cadabona, visiting from Redding California, and myself enjoyed the program. Read more

Welcome to Harvest International Church who have moved their church to the old music hall that never came to fruition just across from the golf course. Pastor Craig and Pastor Gena welcome you to attend. Service times are Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday prayer … Read more

Happy Mother's Day! I hope all you kids remembered your mother and grandmother. This weather is great but we went from winter to summer. In April we had 11 days below 32 a record breaking temp and here in May we have 90 degree weather, but I love it. I don't do winter. Read more

Some 38 folks attended the Decoration Get-together at the Denning Cemetery on Saturday. Most were my cousins. We had a good lunch with burgers and hot dogs grilled by Mr. Daniels. Most were descendants of my grandma Mellie; my father's mother. She had four Wilson boys. They, along with their… Read more

Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a holiday which was created to honor those who gave their lives for their country. This holiday originated in 1966 in the town of Waterloo, New York. Decoration will be held at Plumlee Cemetery Monday, May 28 with all the usual activities including a potluck… Read more

Lead Hill School sends a big shout out to all of the athletic supporters, community members, alumni and individuals who made our Athletic Fundraising Auction a huge success, raising more than $6,790. They greatly appreciate the excellent showing at the event along with the continued investme… Read more

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