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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) or Kaye Cripps (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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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