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June 2, 2019 at 12:00 a.m.


American Legion Riders Meeting

CABOT — The American Legion Riders, a group for veterans who ride motorcycles, will meet at 7 p.m. at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information about joining the group, come by Post 71 or call (501) 203-5715.

Thursday and Friday

Aviation Summer Camp

MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will host its first two-day Aviation Summer Camp, for grades eight through 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days at the Melbourne Municipal Airport, 524A Airport Road. Campers will experience flights in an airplane, time in a simulator, drone demos and more. The cost is $60 and includes a T-shirt and lunch for both days. Applications can be obtained at


Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament

SEARCY — The 10th annual Chairman’s Memorial Golf Tournament, honoring Albert Yarnell, will take place Friday at the River Oaks Golf Club of Searcy. The tournament is a four-man scramble format, and the team fee is $500. Prior to tee-off, a lunch featuring grilled burgers and all the fixings will be served. A ball drop will take place during the event. For more information or to register, contact the Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce at (501) 268-2458 or, or visit


160th-Anniversary Celebration

BUTLERVILLE — Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church, 11228 Arkansas 38, in the Butlerville community, invites everyone to join the congregation at 11 a.m. as it celebrates 160 years as an organized church. Former Greenwood Missionary Baptist pastor Brother Dwight West, currently the pastor of Florence Street Missionary Baptist Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, will bring the message. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by an afternoon service featuring music by The Mattingly Family. For more information, contact Pastor Ron Fears at (501) 206-6574 or; or Ronnie Johnson at (501) 882-3719 or


Small Works on Paper Entries

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting entries for the 2020 Small Works on Paper Exhibition, which showcases artwork no larger than 18-by-24-inches created by members of the Arkansas Arts Council’s online gallery, the Arkansas Artists Registry. Membership to the registry is free. The entry deadline is July 26. An out-of-state juror will select up to 40 pieces to tour in the exhibit. Up to $2,000 is available for juror-selected purchase awards, with the award-winning art becoming part of the Small Works on Paper permanent collection. Artists can submit up to three pieces. For more information, call (501) 324-9767 or visit

Independence County Library Summer Reading Program

BATESVILLE — Children up to age 12 will explore “all things space” this summer as the Independence County Library presents its Summer Reading Program, A Universe of Stories. Registration will begin Monday and continue through June. Activities will include stories, crafts, singing and more. The kickoff event will feature magician Aaron Acosta, who will perform at the library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Story times, which begin June 12, will be at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, and at 4 p.m. every Thursday. All participating children will receive a T-shirt at the end of the program, which is July 24. For more information, call (870) 793-8814.

Ash Flat Senior Center Activities

ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Senior Life Center invites residents of Ash Flat and surrounding areas to the following weekly events: Bingo from 9-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday; card games, board games and painting from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursdays; and exercise classes from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Coffee, cookies and more will be available throughout the week. Visit the senior center, and sign up for $3 meals served at 11:30 a.m. For more information, including travel arrangements, call Veronica Fortich at (870) 994-2174.

The Heritage Center’s Summer at Indian Hills

FAIRFIELD BAY — The Heritage Center’s Summer at Indian Hills — at the cabin, cave and museum — will have on-site guides and interpreters starting Memorial Day and be open on select days through the fall. The operational schedule will be announced at a later date. Volunteers who want to work at the Heritage Center can contact Catherine Swift at (501) 884-4440 or Sharon Boone at (501) 884-6010.

GED Classes

MAMMOTH SPRING — The Ozarka College Mammoth Spring Campus offers ongoing open-entry GED classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. An evening class meets from 5-8 Mondays. For more information on free GED and College Prep classes, contact the Ozarka College Adult Education Department at (870) 368-2051 or

College Prep Classes

MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Melbourne Campus offers open-entry College Prep classes that are ongoing from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. For more information, contact the Ozarka College Adult Education Department at (870) 368-2051 or

GED Classes

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Open-entry GED classes are ongoing at Ozarka College in Mountain View from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. An evening class meets from 5-7 Tuesdays. For more information on free GED and College Prep classes, call the Ozarka College Adult Education Department at (870) 368-2051 or email

Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market

SEARCY — The Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon, or until sold out, Saturdays on the east side of the Courthouse Square. The market offers a variety of Arkansas-grown seasonal produce, baked goods, farm-fresh eggs, jellies, local honey, handmade soaps, U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified meat, and arts and crafts. To participate in the farmers market, call the Main Street office at (501) 279-9007 or email

Painting Class

FAIRFIELD BAY — Jim Tindall’s painting class will meet with a new subject from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Fairfield Bay Community Education Center, 130 Village Lane, Suite 5E. Each class costs $45, and all materials are provided. The center also offers Tindall’s once-a-month evening class from 5:30-8, with the dates to be announced. For more information, call the center at (501) 884-4440.

Heber Springs TOPS Meetings

HEBER SPRINGS — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets each Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, Eighth and Quitman streets. Weigh-in begins at 7:30 a.m., and a support meeting emphasizing weight loss and healthy living takes place from 9:30-11 a.m. Prospective members are welcome to attend. Enter the church through the back entrance. For more information, call Geneva Earles at (501) 827-1243 or Janiece Brierly at (501) 250-5087.

Searcy Lions Club

SEARCY — The Searcy Lions Club meets at noon every Tuesday on the second floor of the Heritage Building at Harding University. The Lions Club raises funds for eye care and eyeglasses for White County residents who otherwise could not afford such care. New members are always welcome. For more information, visit the Searcy Lions Club on Facebook.

VFW Tuesday Night Bingo

QUITMAN — Tuesday Night Bingo takes place each week at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1295 Bee Branch Road. Doors open at 5:30 for bonanzas, and regular play starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. For more information, call (501) 362-9979.

American Legion Friday Night Bingo

HEBER SPRINGS — Friday Night Bingo takes place each week at the American Legion Hall, 49 Park Road. Doors open at 5:30 for bonanzas, and regular play starts at 6:30 p.m. Food is available. For more information, call (501) 362-9979.

Cabot Lions Club Meetings

CABOT — The Cabot Lions Club meets at noon the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Colton’s Steak House & Grill, 195 Northport Drive. All are invited to the meetings.

Free Brown-Bag Lunch

CABOT — The Mount Tabor United Methodist Church Women of Cabot serve a free brown-bag lunch at 11 a.m. each Thursday at the church, 4100 Arkansas 89 S. All are welcome. To volunteer or make a donation, call (501) 843-3797.

Bluegrass Music Night

HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs Christian Church, 1101 N. Broadway St., offers a bluegrass music night from 6:30-8:30 every Tuesday. Musicians are invited to participate. Free coffee is available. For more information, call the church at (501) 362-2389.

Beebe Kiwanis Club Meetings

BEEBE — The Beebe Kiwanis Club meets at noon the first and third Thursdays of each month in the Stephens Room of the Student Center at Arkansas State University-Beebe. Kiwanis is a volunteer organization with the mission of helping youth in the community. For more information, call Flo Fitch at (501) 230-2890 or Debra Crisco at (501) 454-3505.

Civitan Meetings

CABOT — Civitan meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month at First Security Bank in downtown Cabot. Civitan is an organization that provides training and support for people with developmental disabilities.

Opportunity for Bridge Players

BEEBE — Bridge players are needed at 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Shepherd’s Center at Beebe United Methodist Church, 302A N. Main St. Beginners are welcome. For more information, call (501) 843-2930.

Beebe Caregivers Support Group

BEEBE — The Beebe Caregivers Support Group meets at 3 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Shepherd’s Center at Beebe United Methodist Church, 302A N. Main St. For more information, call Sandra Garrett at (501) 940-4021.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

CABOT — The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cabot United Methodist Church, 2003 S. Pine St. For more information, call (501) 265-0027.

Republicans Meetings

NEWPORT — The Jackson County Republicans meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Merchants and Planters Bank, 915 Arkansas 367 N. For more information, call Jeff McDonald at (870) 731-7646.


Lebanon Cemetery Association Homecoming

MCRAE — The Lebanon Cemetery Association invites everyone to its annual homecoming on June 9 at the Lebanon Cemetery Pavilion. There will be a memorial service at 10:50 a.m., followed by a potluck dinner at noon and an afternoon of singing and fellowship. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs.

Sons of American Legion Meeting

CABOT — The Sons of American Legion (SAL) will meet at 6 p.m. June 11 at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information about joining the group, come by Post 71 or call (501) 203-5715.

AARP Drive Smart Course

SEARCY — PrimeTimes of Unity Health will host an AARP Drive Smart Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 15 in the Hubach Conference Center, 3214 E. Race Ave. The instructors are Jerry Yates and Deborah Landers. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members with an AARP ID card or $20 for nonmembers. Participants are asked to park behind the hospital off Moore Street, use the elevator to go to the first floor and bring a jacket because the room is cool. To register for the class, call Elizabeth Lever at PrimeTimes at (501) 278-3230.

NARFE Meeting

HEBER SPRINGS — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will have a potluck luncheon and meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 21 in the First Electric Cooperative Community Room, 150 Industrial Park Road. The guest speakers will be representatives from the Taylor Hearing Center, who will talk about hearing loss, ways to address it and how to maintain one’s hearing. All active and retired federal employees are invited to attend. For more information, call Kathy Golding at (501) 206-1375.

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