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Turkey Shoot slated

GARFIELD — The 24th an­nual NEBCO Fire-EMS Turkey Shoot, Raf­fle, Rib Cook­out & Vol­un­teer Fire­fighter Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Day is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day, Oct. 7.

In ad­di­tion to the turkey shoot, there will be a si­lent auc­tion, bingo, archery con­test, kids BB gun shoot, buy-it-now area and all-day raf­fles. Take an up-close and per­sonal look at a fire truck, res­cue unit and am­bu­lance, on dis­play with NEBCO per­son­nel there to an­swer ques­tions.

The baby back rib lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tick­ets are $9 for adults and $5 for chil­dren 10 and un­der.

Ar­tillery pro­gram sched­uled

Pea Ridge Na­tional Mil­i­tary Park will con­duct Civil War ar­tillery pro­grams on Satur­day, Oct. 7. The ar­tillery demon­stra­tions are sched­uled for 11 a.m., noon, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. be­hind the park vis­i­tor cen­ter. Pea Ridge NMP will be con­duct­ing these pro­grams through­out the early fall. There is a sched­ule on the web­site at www.nps.gov/ peri.

Pea Ridge Na­tional Mil­i­tary Park pre­serves the site of and com­mem­o­rates the March 1862 Civil War bat­tle that helped Union forces main­tain con­trol of Mis­souri. The park is lo­cated six miles east of Pea Ridge on U.S. Hwy. 62.

The Pea Ridge Col­lec­tion: Bat­tle Art­work of Andy Thomas

There will be a pre­sen­ta­tion by Rich­mond Culp on the bat­tle art­work by artist Andy Thomas. This pro­gram will dis­cuss the artist and how he brought the bat­tle to life on can­vas. These art­works will be brought to life with de­scrip­tions of the ac­tual events as de­picted in Thomas’s art. The pro­gram will take place at 10 a.m. Satur­day, Oct. 7, in the park vis­i­tor cen­ter. The talk will last ap­prox­i­mately 45 min­utes. For in­for­ma­tion, call 479-451-8122, ext. 1227.

Pea Ridge Na­tional Mil­i­tary Park pre­serves and com­mem­o­rates the March 1862 Civil War bat­tle that helped Union forces main­tain phys­i­cal and po­lit­i­cal con­trol of the state of Mis­souri. Ad­min­is­tered by the Na­tional Park Ser­vice, the 4,300-acre bat­tle­field is lo­cated six miles east of Pea Ridge, just off of U.S. Hwy. 62.

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