Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS AND EVENTS - Be­hav­ioral health sem­i­nar set March 13 at hos­pi­tal

Storm spot­ter train­ing planned March 14

Ben­ton County Storm Spot­ter train­ing is sched­uled for 7 p.m. March 14 at the Wal­mart Au­di­to­rium at North­west Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege in Ben­tonville. The pub­lic is wel­come to at­tend. The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice will be con­duct­ing storm spot­ter train­ing for mem­bers of po­lice and fire de­part­ments, emer­gency man­age­ment of­fi­cials, lo­cal news out­lets and am­a­teur ra­dio op­er­a­tors on spot­ting tech­niques. The goal of the train­ing is not to just rec­og­nize tor­na­does, but to have some un­der­stand­ing of storm struc­ture, which in turn bet­ter pre­pares the spot­ter for the ex­treme and un­usual cir­cum­stances. Other top­ics to be cov­ered in­clude an up­date on the lat­est NWA tech­nol­ogy and pro­ce­dures, ideas for or­ga­niz­ing and co­or­di­nat­ing spot­ter groups and im­por­tant safety con­sid­er­a­tions.

Gen­try cham­ber ban­quet Thursday at restau­rant

The Gen­try Cham­ber of Com­merce Awards Ban­quet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wooden Spoon Restau­rant. Tick­ets are $25 each. The pro­gram in­cludes a meal and, then, awards to lo­cal busi­nesses and res­i­dents. Tick­ets may be pur­chased by call­ing 479-736-2358, or re­served by email at info@gen­trycham­ber.com.

Mother-Son Dance set Saturday at high school

The Gen­try ju­nior high cheer­lead­ers will be spon­sor­ing the an­nual Mother-Son Dance on Saturday for chil­dren, kin­der­garten through the sixth grade. The cost is $15 for par­ent and child ($5 for each ad­di­tional child) and money can be turned in at any Gen­try cam­pus of­fice in an en­ve­lope marked “DANCE.” The dance will be held at the Gen­try High School Cafe­te­ria from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tick­ets can be pur­chased from Tah­mara Coones (tcoones@gen­try­p­i­oneers.com) or Kaye Cripps (kcripps@gen­try­p­i­oneers.com). Forms can be found at gen­try­p­i­oneers.com. Tick­ets must be pur­chased in ad­vance. No tick­ets will be sold at the door.

Gravette Church of God (Ho­li­ness) in re­vival

The Church of God (Ho­li­ness), lo­cated at Fourth and At­lanta in Gravette, will be in re­vival through March 11. The evan­ge­list is Ben Col­burn from Bedford, Ind. Ben and his wife Sue will sing as well. The Col­burns were in the evan­ge­lis­tic min­istry and pas­torate for many years. Though they are semire­tired, they con­tinue in­volve­ment in min­istry. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend the ser­vices each night at 7:30 through Saturday. Sun­day ser­vices are at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. For information or trans­porta­tion, call 479-787-7312.

AARP Driver’s Safety Class set for Fri­day

Space is avail­able for the AARP Driver’s Safety Class on Fri­day, March 9, from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Siloam Springs Re­gional Hos­pi­tal’s Class­room 1 at 603 N. Progress Ave. in Siloam Springs. Cost is $15 for AARP mem­bers and $20 for non-AARP mem­bers. Pay­ments by cash or check are due the day of the class. Snacks and bev­er­ages provided. Classes are de­signed for driv­ers 55 and older. Com­ple­tion of the course qual­i­fies stu­dents for auto in­surance dis­counts in Arkansas and Ok­la­homa. Those in­ter­ested in sign­ing up may call 479-215-3125.

Faith Berry, a li­censed pro­fes­sional coun­selor of Healthy Hori­zons, will speak about men­tal health di­ag­noses vs. bad be­hav­iors. Berry will dis­cuss how know­ing the dif­fer­ence will af­fect whether to pro­vide treat­ment or con­se­quences. The talk starts at 12:15 p.m. March 13, at Siloam Springs Re­gional Hos­pi­tal’s Class­room 1. Lunch is provided and there is no charge for the event. Faith Berry is a Mem­ber of the Al­lied Health Pro­fes­sion­als Staff at Siloam Springs Re­gional Hos­pi­tal.

Friendly Neigh­bors to cel­e­brate at park

The Friendly Neigh­bors Club of Sul­phur Springs invites area res­i­dents to come at 1:30 p.m. March 17 to the Sul­phur Springs City Park and en­joy cel­e­brat­ing the club’s 60 years of com­mu­nity ser­vice with live mu­sic and spe­cial events sponsored by the club.

Di­a­betic nu­tri­tion class set for March 26

Siloam Springs Re­gional Hos­pi­tal will present a di­a­betic nu­tri­tion class and free lun­cheon at noon on Mon­day, March 26. The “Get Your Plate Into Shape” class is lo­cated in the Siloam Springs Re­gional Hos­pi­tal Class­room 1, at 603 N. Progress Ave. in Siloam Springs. Lunch is provided.

Take Con­trol of Your Health talk is March 29

Dr. Pa­trick Schiefelbein of Sur­gi­cal As­so­ci­ates of Siloam Springs will dis­cuss the im­por­tance of colono­scopies, at what age they are rec­om­mended and the process from first ap­point­ment to the pro­ce­dure and what one will learn at the fol­low-up ap­point­ment. The event will be at 12:15 p.m. March 29, in SSRH’s Class­room 1. Dr. Schiefelbein is a mem­ber of the Siloam Springs Re­gional Hos­pi­tal med­i­cal staff.

Open­ings ex­ist on Gravette li­brary board

Three open­ings ex­ist on the Gravette Pub­lic Li­brary ad­vi­sory board. Po­si­tions are for five-year terms. Ap­pli­cants must live in the Gravette School Dis­trict. The board meets monthly at 6 p.m. on the sec­ond Tues­day of the month. Any­one in­ter­ested in be­ing con­sid­ered for a po­si­tion on the board should call li­brary su­per­vi­sor Karen Ben­son at 479-787-6955, visit the li­brary at 119 Main Street S.E. or Gravette City Hall at 604 First Av­enue S.E.

Free GED prep classes

Free classes to pre­pare peo­ple for tak­ing the GED exam are be­ing of­fered through May 11 at the Gravette Pub­lic Li­brary. Classes will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Tues­day evenings only, at the li­brary, 119 Main Street S.E. In­ter­ested per­sons may en­roll by call­ing 479-986-6911 or by at­tend­ing the class. Classes are open en­roll­ment. Stu­dents may start any­time and finish when they are ready.


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