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Originally Published May 16, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.
Updated May 15, 2013 at 10:02 a.m.
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May 16

Newcomers Luncheon

MAUMELLE — The Maumelle Newcomers’ monthly luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. at the Maumelle Country Club. This will be the final luncheon until September. The recipient of the Newcomers’ scholarship will be recognized, and new officers for 2013-14 will be inducted.

May 17

Exploring the Writer’s Craft

CONWAY — The lecture series Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft will return to the Faulkner County Library at 2 p.m. This video lecture series, hosted by Brooks Landon of the University of Iowa, explores writing from its most basic component: the sentence. This series is made possible by a gift from Shirley Barham. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email

Driver Safety Program

HEBER SPRINGS — There will be an AARP Driver Safety Program class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the McCoy Room of the Administration/Student Services Building at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs. Individuals 55 and older who complete the course will qualify for a three-year discount on their automobile-insurance premiums in Arkansas. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The fee may be paid in cash or by check, payable to AARP. To reserve a place, call (501) 362-1273 or email

May 18

Community Yard Sale

ADONA — A communitywide yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adona City Park on Arkansas 10 West. In case of rain, the sale will be held June 8. Booth space is available for rent by calling (501) 662-4796 or (501) 662-4888. Proceeds will benefit the Adona Volunteer Fire Department.

Friends of NRA Dinner

RUSSELLVILLE — The Arkansas River Valley Friends of the National Rifle Association dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Hughes Center, 1000 E. Parkway. The event will include games, raffles, drawings and more. Advance adult tickets are $40 and available by calling Chad at (479) 968-7071 or John at (479) 968-2992; visiting; or in person at D & R Paints, Wilkins Brothers Outdoors or John W. Stottman Jr., certified public accountant. Youth tickets are $20 for ages 11-17. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free. A Super Shooter Ticket and sponsorships are available.

Pancake Breakfast

ATKINS — A Picklefest Pancake Breakfast will be held from 6:30-11 a.m. in the Atkins Catholic Church’s McKee Hall on U.S. 64. The menu will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, homemade pork sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk for $5 per person.

Bean Supper

PLUMERVILLE — The Plumerville Homecoming Committee will host its annual bean supper fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. in the WC Plummer Senior Center east of the Arch Ford Co-op. The menu consists of pinto beans, home-fried potatoes, slaw, cornbread, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Proceeds will benefit the senior center. For more information, call David Garrett at (501) 354-5241 or Bill Plummer at

(501) 208-2882.

May 21

Retired Teachers Association Meeting

CONWAY — The Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association will meet for a traditional potluck meal at 1:30 p.m. in the Activity Center of First Baptist Church. The program will include installation of 2013-2014 officers and a slide show of the association’s activities of 2012-2013. Anyone who has retired from any position in education is welcome to attend. For more information, call (501) 327-4216.


Smoked Boston Butt Sale

MORRILTON — The Sacred Heart School Bazaar will take orders for whole slow-smoked Boston butts through noon Friday. Each 8- to 10-pound Boston butt costs $30 and will feed 15 to 20 people. Orders may be picked up from noon to 5 p.m. May 24 at the Sacred Heart School Cafeteria. For more information, call (501) 354-8113 or (501) 354-2474.

Pool Passes

RUSSELLVILLE — The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department is selling individual pool passes for $75 each for the M.J. Hickey Pool. Reservations for private pool parties are also available. Passes may be purchased or reservations made from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Hughes Community Center, 1000 E. Parkway. For more information, call (501) 968-1272.


Audubon Society Meeting

CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet May 28 at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant. There will be a Dutch-treat dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Don Culwall, retired University of Central Arkansas botany professor, will discuss Arkansas’ trees. Door prizes will be awarded after the meeting. The public is invited. For more information, visit or email

Sacred Heart School Bazaar

MORRILTON — Sacred Heart School will host a bazaar from 6-11 p.m. May 31 and from 5 p.m. to midnight June 1 in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church parking lot, 506 E. Broadway. There will be food; games; a silent auction; and a Kiddie Land, featuring a petting zoo, a basketball shoot, a bounce house, a dunking booth and more. An all-you-can-eat dinner will be served from 5-8:30 p.m. June 1 only. Boxed dinners will be delivered from 4-6:30 p.m. The dinner costs $13 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and younger may eat free. Drawings will be held at midnight June 1 for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4, a Carnival cruise, a $1,000 gift certificate to Rackley Furniture, a 47-inch 3D Edge LED/HD TV, jewelry from Magie Jewelers and a trip to Las Vegas. Winners do not need to be present. For more information, call (501) 354-8113.

Scenes from Oliver!

CONWAY — Members of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theater will perform scenes from the company’s upcoming musical production of Oliver! at 7 p.m. June 3 at the Faulkner County Library. Performers will remain to talk to the audience about their craft and the Arkansas Shakespeare Theater. Refreshments will be served. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (501) 327-7482 or email

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