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Fairmount Cemetery Association meeting

The Fairmount Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, May 27, at the Fairmount Community Building. Dinner will be at 12:30 p.m. and the business session will follow. All families with loved ones buried in the cemetery are invited to attend. Dinner will be covered dish. Attendees are encouraged to bring enough food for guests from out of town; also please bring drinks to suit your family's tastes. The association will furnish ice water. The cemetery is maintained by donations only and if you are unable to attend please remember to honor your loved one with a donation to: David Patterson, 19198 Garmon Road, Gentry, AR 72734. Phone: 479-736-8125. A donation mail box is available in the cemetery with envelopes.

CHESS Sign-up Fair

CHESS (Christian Home Educators of Siloam Springs) information and sign-up fair is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Siloam Springs Public Library. Those who are interested can drop in to join, renew or sign up for the upcoming year's activities. Group representatives from the surrounding community will also have information about services and opportunities for homeschoolers. For more information, visit

Film Premier

The Siloam Springs High School Film and Television Program is partnering with the city parks and recreation department to hold their spring premier in the park from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Bring a blanket and lawn chair, and snacks will be available in exchange for donations.

SSRH Blood Drive

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital (SSRH) will host a blood drive from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15,in the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) Bloodmobile at the SSRH parking lot -- 603 N. Progress Ave.

To be eligible to give blood, you must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and present a valid photo ID. CBCO offers the following tips if you plan to make a donation:

• Drink plenty of water or juice the night and morning before you donate.

• Eat a well-balanced meal around two to three hours before giving.

• Bring your photo ID which is required for all donors.

For more information, call 800-280-5337 or visit

Dustin's Dream night at the Naturals

Dustin's Dream night with the Naturals will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25. Tickets for the Dustin's Dream fundraiser are $8 each. Ticket sales have been extended through May 23. Up to half the proceeds will benefit the Dustin Chamberlain Memorial Foundation. The funds raised will be used to help purchase medicine for the organization's June trip to Guatemala. Only tickets purchased through Dustin's Dream will benefit the foundation. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Don or Deondra Chamberlain at 479-549-7005 or Johnnie Austin at 918-346-7234, or online at

Siloam Springs Writers Guild to meet

The Siloam Springs Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14, at First Baptist Church, 2000 Dawn Hill Road. Please use the west entrance. The featured speaker will be published author Dave Schochler, a member of the Guild. The prose assignment will be to describe a person, place, thing or process. The poetry assignment is to write a cinquain or group of three cinquains. Assignments were to be emailed to between April 20 and May 1. The Writers Guild will host its Summer Writers' Conference in Siloam Springs on Saturday, June 16. For more information, contact

SSRH Auxiliary Volunteer Drive

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Auxiliary is looking for willing volunteers for the information desk, obstetrics department, radiology department, surgery department and materials management. The Auxiliary offers an opportunity to help the community while working three or four hours a week. Stop by the front desk of the hospital for an application or call Barbara Ferguson for more information at 479-212-3615.

Coffee with the Commander

Each Saturday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Siloam Post 29 of The American Legion hosts "Coffee with the Commander." A time for those who served to enjoy the camaraderie that they experienced during their time with "Uncle Sam." The event is held in the basement of the American Legion Community Hall located at 110 N. Mount Olive St. The coffee and donuts are fresh, the conversation is usually lively, jolly and informative. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and greet local Veterans who are still serving their Veteran Community. For more information, visit or contact J.W. Smith at 549-4448.

Fundraiser Breakfast/band

The Siloam Springs Senior Activity and Wellness Center will host a weekly fundraiser breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. every Friday at the center, located at 750 Heritage Court. The fundraiser is open to all ages. The center will also host the OK Country Band at 1 p.m. the first Thursday of every month. The performance is free and open to anyone.

Friends of the Library Bookstore

The Friends of the Library Bookstore -- located in Siloam Springs Public Library -- has an assortment of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, audio books -- most priced under $2. Signs in the library will guide patrons to the bookstore area which is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Friends of the Library uses all proceeds from the store to benefit the library, especially the children's summer reading programs. Donations of used books and electronic media in good condition are always welcomed.

Tailwaggers seeking volunteers, donations

Tailwaggers is seeking volunteers to walk dogs and socialize cats at the city animal shelter. They are also in need of donations of chewies, rawhides, cat toys and dog harnesses for the animal shelter. Donations can be dropped off at the animal shelter located at 1300 E. Ashley St. Call 238-3612 for more information.

Senior Activity Center

The Siloam Springs Senior Activity & Wellness Center invites anyone over the age of 60 to come to the center for lunch.

The center is located at 750 Heritage Court. Cost for lunch is $3 donation per meal. There is an exercise room and game room for guests' enjoyment. If you need a ride, the center's van can pick you up. Call 479-524-5735 for more information. Menus and activities calendar is available in the lobby.

Coat Drive

New and gently used coats and sweaters of all sizes, especially children's sizes, are being collected for those in need. They will be distributed at the clothing giveaway at Eastgate Church of Christ from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first Friday of the month. Items also are offered to nursing home residents and students at local schools. All coats will be cleaned by Snappy Dry Cleaners. Coats can be dropped off at the office of Dr. Susan Vaughan, at My Family Eye Care, located at 820 Stateline Road in West Siloam Springs, or at Snappy Dry Cleaners located at 618 Holly Street, or at Eastgate Church of Christ located at 1997 East U.S. Highway 412. For more information, call Joyce at 918-422-5811.

Yoga Classes

Bridges to Wellness and the Siloam Springs Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring Yoga classes. Classes will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday nights at the Moss House located at 311 S. Mt. Olive Street. The cost for classes is $3. For more information, call Sarah Losh at 479-549-3143.

Fire Department feedback

The Siloam Springs Fire Department has announced a new Emergency Medical Services Customer Survey. This will allow individuals who have been treated by a city ambulance to provide honest and confidential feedback into their experience. Customers can provide valuable insight and feedback into the Fire Department's performance.

"Our goal is to constantly strive to improve the quality of the services that we provide to the citizens," said Siloam Springs Fire Department Chief Jeremey Criner. "The feedback that we receive will be an integral part of our quality improvement program."

If you've had any interaction with the City's EMS crews, please take a few minutes to fill out the EMS Customer Survey located on the Fire Department page of the City website,

While We're Waiting

While We're Waiting is a grief support group designed specifically for parents who have lost children. The group, led by Don and Deondra Chamberlain, meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Sager Creek Community Church, located at 1600 Cheri Whitlock Drive in Siloam Springs. Refreshments are served. For more information, call 479-549-7005.

Grief Support Group

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital hosts a Grief Support Group with Don Wleklinski, APRN, at 6 p.m. every first and third Friday of the month inside Classroom 1 at 603 N. Progress Ave. in Siloam Springs. If you would like to join the group, call 479-220-2772.

Dogwood Literacy Council

It is rewarding to be able to assist someone who is trying to improve their literacy skills in order to help their family. The Dogwood Literacy Council is in need of more volunteers who would like to become a tutor. Training and materials will be provided. For more information contact Charlie at 479-524-4009.

Make your home safe and accessible

Kind at Heart Ministries is offering help to make homes "safe and accessible" with ramps, widening doors and building handrails. Financial assistance may be available. For more information, contact 479-373-6281 between the hours of 1 and 5 p.m. or email

Manna Center Thrift Store

The Manna Center Thrift Store is now accepting credit and debit cards for purchases of $10 or more to make it easier for customers to shop. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Customers can like the thrift store on Facebook or stop by and see what the dollar item is for the week. Anything over a month old is half price. The Manna Center is located at 670 Heritage Court, behind the Senior Activity and Wellness Center on Tulsa Street.


CrossTraining is held at 3DPT from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The group shares in scripture, prays and then has a 45- to 60-minute workout. The class is free but voluntary donations can be made to help support the cost of utilities and equipment. For more information, contact Johnny Pittman at 479-220-1967.

Kansas Public Library

The Kansas Public Library has lots of activities to enjoy. The library has a "Freegal Music Service" that offers over 10,000 music labels from 65 countries. A library patron in good standing may download three songs a week for free from Refreshments will be provided. For more news and updates visit the Kansas Public Library's Facebook page.

Plant workshop

The Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists and the Illinois River Watershed Partnership are co-sponsoring a third native plant workshop, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Watershed Learning Center in Cave Springs. This workshop will focus on native plant propagation. Participants will learn about seed treatments of various types such as stratification and scarification, cuttings, layering, and other topics and methods in plant propagation. The cost of the workshop is $25, which includes lunch. To register and for more information, go to

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