Mission at the Workplace Luncheon
Christian Women in the Workplace will host a luncheon, titled Mission at the Workplace and sponsored by DaySpring Cards and John Brown University, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at JBU's Simmons Great Hall. Susan Barett, chairman of JBU's board of trustees, will be the featured speaker. Tickets are free for the first 50 registrants. Tickets are avaialable at www.evenbright.com.
Weddington Memories Book
The Weddington Memories Book is ready to go to press. The 300-page history of the area and families has been in the making for more than four years and contains many genealogies, pictures and histories. Copies are $20 or $25 shipped. To reserve a copy, call Wanda Thompson at 479-824-3556, Barbara Pearson at 479-524-5489 or Mike Freels at 479-736-1422. A special potluck will be held to collect orders at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at the Weddington Community Building.
Siloam Springs Republican Women
The Siloam Springs Republican Women will have their monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 24 at 318 E. Main St. Coffee and chat will be at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7 p.m. Special guests and program will be Adriane Carr, Benton County Justice of the Peace, District 12, who will present an update of the current challenges and goals of the county. In addition the staff of the John Brown University student publication, The Defendant, which is produced by the JBU Young Republicans, will introduce the new paper to the community. This is an open meeting and everyone is welcome. For further information call 479-524-3461.
Siloam Springs Writers Guild to announce winners
On Monday, Oct. 8, the Siloam Springs Writers Guild will announce the winners of the Siloam Springs area 2018 Roy Chesney Poetry Contest. The Guild will meet at First Baptist Church, 2000 Dawn Hill Rd., inside the west entrance at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded and winning poem entries read. Assignments for October are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org between Sept. 20 and Oct. 1 are: Prose - "Thankful for My Heritage," and Poetry - a Harvest Sonnet. For more information about the Writers Guild, contact email@example.com.
Long-term care lunch and learn
Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab is hosting a lunch and learn event about placement of loved ones in a long-term care facility at 11 a.m., Sept. 18. Attorneys from RMP law group will be guest speakers. Tacos, chips and guacamole will be served.
American Legion Family Fun Fest
American Legion Post 29 and the American Legion Auxiliary present the 2018 Family Fun Fest from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the American Legion Community Building. The event will include a pancake and sausage breakfast, bounce house and silent auction. Admission is free. The suggested donation for breakfast is $6 for adults, $4 for children age 4-12 and free for children under 4.
Learn to play Bridge
Learn to play Bridge weekly beginning Monday, Oct. 1 through Dec. 17, at Siloam Springs Senior Activity Center.
You do not need to be a Senior to join. Bridge is a card game of skill, memory, logic and fun. For more information, call 479-524-6074 and leave a call-back message.
Siloam Springs Public Library
The Siloam Springs Public Library has resumed weekly programming. The after-school program will be 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The preschool programs will be 10 a.m. on Wednesdays with Ms. Julia and 11 a.m. on Thursdays with Ms. Laura. Baby Bookworms will be Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. The home school program will be Thursdays at 11 a.m. with Ms. Delilah and the young adult program will be Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. with Ms. Leah.
Senior Center chili supper
Help your Senior Center raise money and enjoy a great meal! The Siloam Springs Senior Activity & Wellness Center will host its 41st Annual Chili Supper fundraiser 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The center will be serving all-you-can-eat home-cooked chili, real potato soup, beverage and dessert for $6 per person and $4 for kids under 10 years old. Take-outs are available. The Senior Center is located at 750 Heritage Court (just off West Tulsa St.) in Siloam Springs.
Vietnam veteran photos
The History Department at John Brown University requests community members who possess original photographs from the Vietnam War to consider making these available to the department. If the photos are not digitized, the history department can do that. With veterans' permission, the photos would be used for historical purposes in classes and will be part of an evening event on Sept. 24 honoring those who served in Vietnam. Contact Preston Jones by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-238-8688.
With an American playing in the World Chess Championship match this November for the first time since Bobby Fischer in 1972, there is a renewed interest in the board game and a possible chess club in Siloam Springs. For those interested, free instruction is available. If you have experience playing chess or are interested in learning, contact Bob Sivils at email@example.com to set up a meeting.
SSHS senior ballot issue showcase
Siloam Springs High School senior students will be showcasing commercials they are researching and creating as part of a project to inform the public about the various ballot issues in Arkansas in the upcoming November election. The showcase will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. The public is invited to attend.
First Baptist Church Siloam Springs is offering English classes for adults. Classes are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. All who enroll are evaluated the first time they attend. They will be in classes which will fit their needs. Some students come with no English, while others speak English and want accent reduction. There is no cost for the classes, although each student will pay for their book at cost over several weeks. There are activities for children of all ages on Wednesday. No childcare is provided on Monday. Children do not attend the classes with their parents as this makes it harder for parents to learn English. English classes meet in Room 122 on the lower level of the church building. Enter from the lower parking lot on the west side of the building. There will be signs posted. Teachers are trained and certified through the National Literacy Partnership and the North American Mission Board. This will be the third consecutive year of the literacy program at First Baptist under the direction of C.L. Pickle. She has previously led literacy programs in Virginia, Georgia and Texas. Pickle is a statewide trainer under the Arkansas State Baptist Convention. For more information, call C.L. Pickle at 479-373-1426 or Stewart Pickle at 479-228-1298. People from any language background are welcome. Sí, hablamos español.
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 SiloamPost29.org or contact Jim Wilbanks at 850-520-0225.
Friends of the Library Bookstore
The Friends of the Library Bookstore has wonderful bargains on a great assortment of gently used books, CDs, DVDs and audio books -- most priced under $2. Signs in the library will guide patrons to the bookstore area, which is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations of used books and electronic media in good condition are always welcomed, especially materials of interest to children and teens. The bookstore is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers and all proceeds are used to benefit the library.
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 St., or at Eastgate Church of Christ located at 1997 East U.S. Highway 412. For more information, call Joyce at 918-422-5811.
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. Mount Olive St. 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 about 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, www.siloamsprings.com/199/Fire.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Tailwaggers seeking volunteers and 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.
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 https://eodls.freegalmusic.com. Refreshments will be provided. For more news and updates, visit the Kansas Public Library's Facebook page.Community on 09/16/2018
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