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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 479-2281298. Peo­ple from any lan­guage back­ground are wel­come. Sí, hablamos es­pañol.

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.

Yoga classes

Bridges to Well­ness and the Siloam Springs Parks and Re­cre­ation De­part­ment are spon­sor­ing Yoga classes. Classes will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mon­day nights at the Moss House lo­cated at 311 S. Mount Olive St. The cost for classes is $3. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Sarah Losh at 479-549-3143.

Fire De­part­ment feed­back

The Siloam Springs Fire De­part­ment of­fers an Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices Cus­tomer Sur­vey that will al­low in­di­vid­u­als who have been treated by a city am­bu­lance to pro­vide hon­est and con­fi­den­tial feed­back about their ex­pe­ri­ence. Cus­tomers can pro­vide valu­able in­sight and feed­back into the Fire De­part­ment’s per­for­mance.

“Our goal is to con­stantly strive to im­prove the qual­ity of the ser­vices that we pro­vide to the cit­i­zens,” said Siloam Springs Fire De­part­ment Chief Jere­mey Criner. “The feed­back that we re­ceive will be an in­te­gral part of our qual­ity im­prove­ment pro­gram.”

If you’ve had any in­ter­ac­tion with the city’s EMS crews, please take a few min­utes to fill out the EMS Cus­tomer Sur­vey lo­cated on the Fire De­part­ment page of the City web­site, www.siloam­springs.com/199/Fire.

Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity Cen­ter

The Siloam Springs Se­nior Ac­tiv­ity and Well­ness Cen­ter in­vites any­one over the age of 60 to come to the cen­ter for lunch.

The cen­ter is lo­cated at 750 Her­itage Court. Cost for lunch is $3 do­na­tion per meal. There is an ex­er­cise room and game room for guests’ en­joy­ment. If you need a ride, the cen­ter’s van can pick you up. Call 479524-5735 for more in­for­ma­tion. Menus and ac­tiv­i­ties calendar is avail­able in the lobby.

While We’re Wait­ing

While We’re Wait­ing is a grief sup­port group de­signed specif­i­cally for par­ents who have lost chil­dren. The group, led by Don and Deon­dra Cham­ber­lain, meets the sec­ond Tues­day of ev­ery month at 6:30 p.m. at Sager Creek Com­mu­nity Church, lo­cated at 1600 Cheri Whit­lock Drive in Siloam Springs. Re­fresh­ments are served. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-549-7005.

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