Siloam Springs Republican Women
In support of the American Legion Bingo Night on Monday January 17th, Siloam Springs Republicans will be playing bingo in the Community Building (110 N Mt. Holly). The auxiliary offers dinner and bingo between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call 501-680-3022 for more information.
Collection of the honor wreath
The American Legion is calling for volunteers to collect wreaths from the graves of veterans on Saturday, January 8th at 10 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery. The American Legion thanks everyone in advance for their help.
January Siloam Springs Authors’ Meeting
The Siloam Springs Writers Guild meets on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2000 Dawn Hill Road. Please use the West Entrance and the parking lot. Rachel Kulp and Linda Johnstone will speak about “The Road to Publishing” and talk about their recently published books. The following tasks must be submitted by January 1st: Prose – “My favorite patriot” up to 750 words and poetry – “Rules for a President” (list poem) up to 36 lines. Entries are to be sent by email to [emailÂ protected]
Amnesty weeks for libraries
Do you have overdue or lost library items that need to be returned? Amnesty weeks will run until Sunday, January 9, 2022 at the Siloam Springs Public Library. During this time, accrued fines for items currently on loan or lost will be waived. Any items returned during this time will be covered by the amnesty. Items returned damaged will not be covered by the amnesty. Fines and fees currently in your user directory will not be waived. If you have any questions, please contact the library at 479-524-4236 or email [emailÂ protected]
The Manna Center operates a second-hand shop that is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The proceeds from the sale of donated items help fund the pantry. Customers can shop for free with vouchers. Donations of household items, small appliances and carefully used clothing are accepted during business hours.
The emergency food pantry is open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Currently, mobile outreach programs include small communities in northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma in addition to the main campus at 670. Heritage Court Siloam Springs.
Volunteers are always welcome in both the pantry and thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, contact Marla or Laura at 479-524-9825.
Activity center for seniors
The Siloam Senior 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 be added to the list and the senior center will arrange game times. The senior center also offers monthly excursions, group shopping and food outings for those aged 60 and over. A lunch menu and activity calendar can be found on the center’s Facebook page – search the 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 courses. The training for 2021 will take place via Zoom, with around 50 hours of virtual lectures and interpreted hiking videos. The trainees can choose to attend a course on Saturday morning or Wednesday evening, each lasting three to four hours. A small group is also planned, socially distant field time. More information is available at www.nwamn.org.
American Legion Bingo
American Legion Bingo is held every Monday evening, except the first Monday of every month, at the American Legion Community Hall (Community Building) in downtown Siloam Springs. Doors open at 5 p.m. and early bird games start at 5:30 p.m., followed by regular games at 6:30 p.m. Participants must be 18 years of age to play for money, but young families are welcome. The game prices 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 drawings. The Ladies Auxiliary has discounted items for sale. Covid logs are in place.
Bookstore in the library
The bookstore in the library has a nice selection of Christmas books and CDs for all ages. It is the bookstore’s mission to support all children’s programs and other library needs. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The bookstore has high quality books of all genres, CDs and DVDs, most of which are under $ 2. Donations of books and DVDs in good condition are always required and welcome.
Friends of the Library, who runs the bookstore, seeks and welcomes new members who want to join their organization and support their mission through volunteering or fundraising. Membership information is available from the library.
Testing of tornado sirens
The city of Siloam Springs has postponed the test day for the outdoor warning system to the first Monday of the month at 1 p.m. In the past, the tests took place on Friday. The tests on Monday’s first give city staff time to make repairs immediately if needed. Should cloudy, rain or other bad weather occur on a test day, the test will be postponed for one day until it is completed.
SSRH relief campaign for volunteers
Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteer volunteers for the Information Desk, Obstetrics Department, Radiology Department, Surgery Department, and Materials Management. The auxiliary is an opportunity to help the community while they work three or four hours a week. Stop by the hospital front desk to file a claim or call Donna Conger for more information at 479-373-6428.
Feedback from the fire brigade
The Siloam Springs Fire Department offers an Emergency Medical Services customer survey, which enables individuals treated by an urban ambulance to provide honest and confidential feedback about their experience. Customers can provide valuable insights and feedback on the performance of the fire service.
“Our goal is to continually strive to improve the quality of the services we provide to citizens,” said Jeremey Criner, chief of fire at Siloam Springs. “The feedback we receive will be an integral part of our quality improvement program.”
If you have had contact with the city’s emergency services, please take a few minutes to complete the EMS Customer Survey on the Fire Department page of the city’s website www.siloamsprings.com/199/Fire.
Dogwood Literacy Council
It is worthwhile to be able to support those who wish to improve their reading and writing skills to help their families. The Dogwood Literacy Council needs more volunteers to become tutors. Training and materials are provided. For more information, contact Charlie at 479-524-4009.
Make your home safe and accessible
Kind at Heart Ministries helps make houses “safe and accessible” with ramps, widening doors and the construction of handrails. Financial support may be available. For more information, contact 479-373-6281 between 1pm and 5pm or send an email [emailÂ protected]
Manna Center thrift store
The thrift store at Manna Center now accepts credit and debit cards for purchases of $ 10 or more to make shopping easier for customers. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 costs half the price. The Manna Center is located on Heritage Court 670 behind the Senior Activity and Wellness Center on Tulsa Street.
Tailwaggers is looking for volunteers, donations
Tailwaggers is looking for volunteers to walk dogs and socialize cats in the city shelter. Donations of chewing gum, raw hides, cat toys and dog harnesses are also needed for the shelter. Donations can be made at 1300 E. Ashley St. Call 238-3612 for more information.