While we wait

While we wait (bereavement support group for parents who have lost children) has moved to a new location. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday January 10 at The Assembly 2909 Cheri Whitlock Drive, Siloam Springs. Please use the west entrance.

Republican Women of Siloam Springs

In support of American Legion Bingo Night on Monday, January 17, Republican women from Siloam Springs will play bingo at the Community Building (110 N Mt. Holly). The Auxiliary has food for sale between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for dinner and bingo. Call 501-680-3022 for more information.

January Siloam Springs Writers’ Meeting

The Siloam Springs Writers Guild will meet at 5:30 pm on Monday January 10, 2022 at First Baptist Church, 2000 Dawn Hill Rd. Please use the west entrance and parking lot. Rachel Kulp and Linda Johnstone will talk about “The Road to Publishing” and discuss their recently published books. The assignments to be submitted by January 1 are as follows: Prose – “My Favorite Patriot”, up to 750 words, and Poetry – “Rules for a President” (list of poems) up to 36 lines. Entries must be sent by email to [email protected]

Library Amnesty Weeks

Do you have overdue or lost library items that need to be returned? Amnesty Weeks will end on Sunday January 9, 2022 at the Siloam Springs Public Library. During this time, fines accrued on currently withdrawn or lost items will be waived. Any item returned during this period will be covered by the amnesty. Items returned damaged will not be covered by the amnesty. Fines and fees that are currently on your client file will not be waived. If you have any questions, contact the library at 479-524-4236 or by email [email protected]

Manna center

The Manna Center operates a thrift store open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Proceeds from sales of donated items help fund the pantry. Customers can purchase vouchers for free. Donations of household items, small appliances and lightly used clothing are accepted during opening hours.

The emergency pantry is open from 9 am to 11:30 am Currently, mobile outreach programs include small communities around Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, in addition to main campus at 670. Heritage Court Siloam Springs.

Volunteers are always welcome in the pantry and thrift store. To volunteer or for more information contact Marla or Laura at 479-524-9825.

Seniors activity center

The Siloam Seniors Activity Center has a game room with two pool tables, a shuffleboard table and other game tables. If you are interested in dominoes or cards, call and put your name on the list and the Senior Center will organize the playing times. The Senior Center also organizes monthly field trips, group shopping trips and dining outings for children. 60 years and over. A lunch menu and activity calendar are available on the centre’s Facebook page – search for Siloam Springs Activity and Wellness Center. For more information, call 479-524-5735.

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 socially distanced 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 currently offers a selection of texts and other materials of interest to home students as well as a large number of very beautiful children’s books. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The bookstore offers quality books in all genres, CDs and DVDs, most under $ 2. Donations of books and DVDs in good condition are always needed and welcome.

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. Testing 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.

SSRH Auxiliary Volunteer Training

The Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteer volunteers for the Information Desk, Obstetrics Department, Radiology Department, Surgical Department and Materials 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 Siloam Springs Fire Department Chief Jeremey Criner. “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 Elderly Wellness and Activity Center on Tulsa Street.

Tailwaggers is looking for volunteers, donations

Tailwaggers is 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.