Republican Women of Siloam Springs
The Republican Women of Siloam Springs will host the Benton County Republican Committee for its annual joint meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24 at the Quonset Hut behind the Compass Church at 2307 Hwy. 412
Speakers include representatives from the State of Arkansas, Austin McCollum, Mark Lowery and Carlton Wing. Their subject will be “Changes to the electoral law”. Refreshments start at 6.30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. Masks provided as well as compulsory social distancing. Call 501-680-3022 for more information.
5K capacity tree and fun running
Ability Tree in Siloam Springs is hosting a fun 5k, 1 mile run on September 25th.
The cost of 5K is $ 25 and it will start at 9 a.m. The fun ride is $ 15 and starts at 9:45 am, and the start / finish line will be located at the corner of Lincoln and Main streets. A jersey will be included for all participants. All ages and abilities are welcome. Volunteers are also needed. All proceeds will go to the Ability Tree scholarship fund.
Registration is available at tinyurl.com/zrenvep9. For more information, contact Ability Tree.
The church celebrates its 150th anniversary
Weddington Baptist Missionary Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021.
Former Pastor Leon Gregory will be the keynote speaker. Local singer and musician Tammy Chastain will perform special music. There will be a special time to share the history of the church in service to the Weddington community, as well as memories of past pastors, members and guests. The church is located at 19445 Weddington Church Road, Fayetteville, AR 72704. For more information, see the church’s Facebook page or call 479-220-8028.
Roy Chesney Poetry Competition
The Siloam Springs Writers Guild is hosting their 2021 Roy Chesney Poetry Contest.
The contest is open to anyone living within 10 miles of Siloam Springs. Whole ones will be accepted until August 31st.
The theme is “A Coming Storm” with a choice of poetic style by the author with a minimum of 14 lines and a maximum of 40 lines.
First place is a $ 500 prize, second place is $ 300, third place is $ 200 and the first time winner wins a $ 200 prize.
The awards will be announced in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on October 11 at First Baptist Church, Siloam Springs.
Contest entry guidelines are available at www.sswritersguild.org.
For more information contact Ted Weathers at [email protected]
Part of Dogwood Springs Trail closed
City crews will block part of the Dogwood Springs Trail behind the La-Z-Boy ball fields on Lincoln Street. This will allow staff to upgrade the transmission line and is expected to take about four weeks.
Fall sports registration
The Western Benton County Boys & Girls Club is now accepting entries for all fall sports. Early registration will last until May and will last all summer. Parents can register their child online or find more information at www.bgcwbc.org. The registration cost is $ 60 per child.
Sports on offer include cheering for K-7, volleyball for girls in grades 3 through 6, flag football for K-6, and tackle football for grades 2 through 6. .
Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday at 6:30 pm at The Assembly, 2909 Cheri Whitlock Dr. Celebrate Recovery is a program for people with all kinds of habits and blockages. Anyone wishing more information can contact Rhonda Gentry at 479-215-6311.
Master Naturalists accepting applications
The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalists is accepting applications for upcoming training. Training for 2021 will take place via Zoom, with approximately 50 hours of virtual lectures and interpreted hiking videos. Trainees have the choice of attending Saturday morning or Wednesday evening classes, each lasting three to four hours. Small-group and social distance field times are also planned. For more information, visit nwamn.org.
American Legion Bingo
Every Monday evening, except the first Monday of every month, there is American Legion Bingo at the American Legion Community Hall (Community Building) in downtown Siloam Springs. Doors open at 5:00 pm and early bird games start at 5:30 pm, followed by regular games at 6:30 pm Participants must be 18 to play for real money, but young families are welcome. The prices of the games are very reasonable and the chances of winning are great. There are various prizes for which tickets can be purchased, including raffles and 50/50 draws. The Female Auxiliary offers concession items for sale. Covid protocols are in place.
Bookstore at the library
The Library Bookstore is open Mondays from 10 am to 6.30 pm; Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm The bookstore solicits donations of good second-hand books, CDs and DVDs. For very large donations, an appointment is necessary; please call 479-524-6074 and leave a reminder message. The bookstore has good books in all genres for all ages, CDs and DVDs, most under $ 2.
The Friends of the Library, which operates the bookstore, seeks out and welcomes new members who wish to join their organization and continue its mission by volunteering or raising funds. Membership information is available at the library.
Tornado siren test
The town of Siloam Springs has changed the outdoor warning system test day to 1 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. In the past, the tests took place on Fridays. The tests on the first Monday will give city staff time to make repairs immediately if they are needed. If cloudy, rain or other adverse weather conditions occur on a test day, the tests will be delayed for one day, until they are completed.
Training of SSRH auxiliary volunteers
The Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteer volunteers for the Information Desk, Obstetrics Department, Radiology Department, Surgical Department and Material Management. The auxiliary offers the possibility of helping the community by working three or four hours a week. Stop by the hospital reception for a request or call Donna Conger for more information at 479-373-6428.
Comments from firefighters
The Siloam Springs Fire Department is offering an Emergency Medical Services Customer Survey that will allow people who have been treated by a city ambulance to provide honest and confidential feedback on their experience. Customers can provide valuable information and feedback on the performance of the fire department.
“Our goal is to constantly strive to improve the quality of service we provide to citizens,” said Jeremey Criner, Siloam Springs Fire Chief. “The feedback we receive will be an integral part of our quality improvement program.”
If you have had any interaction with the City’s EMS teams, please take a few minutes to complete the EMS Customer Survey located on the Fire Department page of the City’s website, www.siloamsprings.com/199/Fire .
Dogwood Literacy Council
It is gratifying to be able to help those who are trying to improve their literacy skills in order to help their families. The Dogwood Literacy Council needs more volunteers who would like to become tutors. 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 offers help to make homes “safe and accessible” with building ramps, widened doors and handrails. Financial assistance may be available. For more information, contact 479-373-6281 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. or by email [email protected]
Manna Center Thrift Store
The Manna Center Thrift Store now accepts credit and debit cards for purchases of $ 10 or more to facilitate customer shopping. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to 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 older than a month is half the price. The Manna Center is located at 670 Heritage Court, behind the Senior Activity and Wellness Center on Tulsa Street.
Tailwaggers is looking for volunteers, donations
Tailwaggers are looking for volunteers to walk the dogs and socialize the cats at the town’s animal shelter. They also need donations of chewies, raw hides, 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.