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May 19, 2019 at 12:00 a.m.


VFW Gun and Knife Show

MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Gun and Knife Show will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the local post, 584 West St. Vendors will sell guns and knives with accessories, as well as leather goods, coins, baked goods and other items. The VFW will raffle a Savage A17 .17 caliber varmint rifle with scope, sling and extra magazines. The admission fee is $5 for ages 12 and older and $4 for veterans. A snack bar will serve breakfast, then burgers, hot dogs and drinks for lunch. The VFW will offer Eddie Eagle Kids Gun Safety classes.

STARS Meeting

CABOT— STARS (Small Town Amateur Radio Service), a ham radio group, will have its monthly meeting, with testing available, at 1:30 p.m. at Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, 114 N. First St. For more information, contact Gordon Miller at


Democratic Party of White County Meeting

SEARCY — The Democratic Party of White County will meet at the White County Library, at the corner of Main Street and Pleasure Avenue. A social time will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30. Members, visitors and guests are invited to attend.

Community Music Gathering

BATESVILLE — A community music gathering will take place from 6-8 p.m. at First Community Bank. Singers, players and listeners are invited to attend. Accompaniment will be provided.

Cabot AARP Meeting

CABOT — The Cabot AARP Chapter will have its monthly meeting and potluck supper at 6 p.m. in the second-floor Community Room of the Veterans Park Community Center, 508 N. Lincoln St. Lou Tobian from the Arkansas AARP office will be the speaker. Members and those interested in membership are invited to attend.


American Legion Post 71 Meeting

CABOT — Criswell-Robinson American Legion Post 71, at 114 N. First St., will have its monthly membership meeting at 7 p.m. There will be a meal at 6 p.m. The meeting will include voting on officers, or come to Post 71 prior to Thursday to vote. Anyone who would like to become a member is welcome to stop by Post 71 or call (501) 203-5715.

Thursday – Saturday

Special Olympics Arkansas

SEARCY — Harding University will host the Special Olympics Arkansas Summer Games Thursday through Saturday. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Harding’s First Security Stadium.


Herbs in the Kitchen

MAMMOTH SPRING — Ozarka College in Mammoth Spring will offer Herbs in the Kitchen, a Continuing Education course, from 10-11:30 a.m. The class will be taught by Robin Moore, a certified community herbalist. Students will learn how to relieve symptoms from colds, flu and digestive upset, and what herbal remedies to make with ingredients found in their pantries. The cost is $20 or $16 for participants 60 and older (includes an herbal kit). Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact Fay Mitchell at (870) 368-2005 or


Medicinal Herb Workshop

MOUNTAIN VIEW — The annual Medicinal Herb Workshop, for people who want to build a knowledge base for using plants, will take place at Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1032 Park Ave. An herbal luncheon and the Ozark Highland evening music concert are included in the registration fee. Register at The field trip traditionally offered with this event has sold out. For more information, call (870) 269-3851.

Fun in the Sun

FAIRFIELD BAY — Fun in the Sun, a summer bash in the Bay, will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at the Cool Pool Cafe and feature swimming, water balloons and lawn games, including horseshoes, cornhole, shuffle ball and lawn pong. The Pickle Ball Tournament, with singles and doubles, will start at 9 a.m. at the tennis courts. Apply online, over the phone or at The Cool Pool. Live music on the 600 square-foot deck at The Cool Pool will end the festivities as blues-rock band Lucky Draw plays oldies and classic rock from 6-8 p.m.

Salem Public Schools All-Class Reunion

SALEM — The sixth annual Salem Public Schools All-Class Reunion will take place Saturday, immediately following the Fulton County Homecoming Festival parade, at the Old Main schoolhouse, 221 N. Oak St. The reunion will include the presentation of Friends of Old Main royalty, tours of the schoolhouse, refreshments, and recognition of donors and others involved in the effort to save Old Main. For more information, call (501) 607-3767 or visit the Fulton County Heritage Foundation’s Facebook page.


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 College Prep math classes from 12:30-3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; and College Prep reading classes from 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. These classes will continue through May 30. Open-entry classes are ongoing and meet 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 p.m. 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 will offer 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, or visit the center’s Facebook page.

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.

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.


Blue Hats & Bunco

BEEBE — Blue Hats & Bunco-Ladies Night Out, a fundraising event for scholarships for the Arkansas State University-Beebe Heber Springs campus, will take place May 30 at the Quality Inn in Heber Springs. Bunco will kick off at approximately 7 p.m., with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages served beginning at 6. Registration is $50 and includes bunco, food, prizes and more. Silent-auction items will be available for bidding. For more information or to register, contact Rosemary Frame at (501) 882-8855, or open the link at

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. June 6 and 7 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 June 7 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. June 8 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

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