COM­MU­NITY DIGEST

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English classes

First Bap­tist Church Siloam Springs is of­fer­ing English classes for adults. Classes are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on Mon­day and Wed­nes­day. All who en­roll are eval­u­ated the first time they at­tend. They will be in classes which will fit their needs. Some stu­dents come with no English, while oth­ers speak English and want ac­cent re­duc­tion. There is no cost for the classes, although each stu­dent will pay for their book at cost over sev­eral weeks. There are ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren of all ages on Wed­nes­day. No child­care is pro­vided on Mon­day. Chil­dren do not at­tend the classes with their par­ents as this makes it harder for par­ents to learn English. English classes meet in Room 122 on the lower level of the church build­ing. En­ter from the lower park­ing lot on the west side of the build­ing. There will be signs posted. Teach­ers are trained and cer­ti­fied through the Na­tional Lit­er­acy Part­ner­ship and the North Amer­i­can Mis­sion Board. This will be the third con­sec­u­tive year of the lit­er­acy pro­gram at First Bap­tist un­der the di­rec­tion of C.L. Pickle. She has pre­vi­ously led lit­er­acy pro­grams in Vir­ginia, Ge­or­gia and Texas. Pickle is a statewide trainer un­der the Arkansas State Bap­tist Con­ven­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call C.L. Pickle at 479-373-1426 or Ste­wart Pickle at 479228-1298. Peo­ple from any lan­guage back­ground are wel­come. Sí, hablamos es­pañol.

SSRH Aux­il­iary vol­un­teer drive

Siloam Springs Re­gional Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary is look­ing for will­ing vol­un­teers for the in­for­ma­tion desk, ob­stet­rics de­part­ment, ra­di­ol­ogy de­part­ment, surgery de­part­ment and ma­te­ri­als man­age­ment. The Aux­il­iary of­fers an op­por­tu­nity to help the com­mu­nity while work­ing three or four hours a week. Stop by the front desk of the hospi­tal for an ap­pli­ca­tion or call Bar­bara Fer­gu­son for more in­for­ma­tion at 479212-3615.

Cof­fee with the Com­man­der

Each Satur­day morn­ing from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Siloam Post 29 of the Amer­i­can Le­gion hosts “Cof­fee with the Com­man­der.” A time for those who served to en­joy the ca­ma­raderie that they ex­pe­ri­enced dur­ing their time with “Un­cle Sam.” The event is held in the base­ment of the Amer­i­can Le­gion Com­mu­nity Hall lo­cated at 110 N. Mount Olive St. The cof­fee and donuts are fresh; the con­ver­sa­tion is usu­ally lively, jolly and in­for­ma­tive. Don’t miss this op­por­tu­nity to meet and greet lo­cal veter­ans who are still serv­ing their veteran com­mu­nity. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit SiloamPost29.org or con­tact Jim Wil­banks at 850-520-0225.

Friends of the Li­brary Book­store

The Friends of the Li­brary Book­store has won­der­ful bar­gains on a great as­sort­ment of gen­tly used books, CDs, DVDs and au­dio books — most priced un­der $2. Signs in the li­brary will guide pa­trons to the book­store area, which is open Mon­day through Fri­day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do­na­tions of used books and elec­tronic me­dia in good con­di­tion are al­ways wel­comed, es­pe­cially ma­te­ri­als of in­ter­est to chil­dren and teens. The book­store is man­aged and staffed en­tirely by vol­un­teers and all pro­ceeds are used to ben­e­fit the li­brary.

Coat drive

New and gen­tly used coats and sweaters of all sizes, es­pe­cially chil­dren’s sizes, are be­ing col­lected for those in need. They will be dis­trib­uted at the cloth­ing give­away at East­gate Church of Christ from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the first Fri­day of the month. Items also are of­fered to nurs­ing home res­i­dents and stu­dents at lo­cal schools. All coats will be cleaned by Snappy Dry Clean­ers. Coats can be dropped off at the of­fice of Dr. Su­san Vaughan at My Fam­ily Eye Care, lo­cated at 820 State­line Road in West Siloam Springs, or at Snappy Dry Clean­ers lo­cated at 618 Holly St., or at East­gate Church of Christ lo­cated at 1997 East U.S. High­way 412. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Joyce at 918-422-5811.

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