Four Chaplains Memorial Service
American Legion Post 29 will host a Four Chaplains Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at New Life Church, located at 1611 Cheri Whitlock Dr. The Four Chaplains Memorial Service is dedicated to the memory of four brave military chaplains that lost their lives while serving on the troop transport ship U.S.S. Dorchester during World War II. The ship was torpedoed by a Nazi Submarine off the coast of Greenland on Feb. 3, 1943. Come hear the story of how the chaplains worked to calm the service members and gave their own life jackets so others could live.
Siloam Springs Republican Women will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 28 at the Compass Fellowship building, 318 Main Street. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Topic for group discussion, “When, how, and why did you chose to become a Republican?” Benton County Judge Barry Moehring will discuss the upcoming special election March 12 for the Benton County Courts facility. Guests are welcome, including gentlemen.
Museum Book Club
The Siloam Springs Museum Book Club will meet meet at 7 p.m., Jan. 28 at Birra-Vinos to discuss The Deerslayer (or The First War-Path) by James Fenimore Cooper. The book is the first of a series of five novels, titled the Leatherstocking Tales, by Cooper. The books are set in 18th century era of development in the primarily former Iroquois areas in central New York. Each novel features Natty Bumpo, a frontiersman known to European-American settlers as “Leatherstocking,” “The Pathfinder,” and “The Trapper.” Native Americans call him “Deerslayer,” “La Longue Carabine” (Long Rifle in French), and “Hawkeye.”
Writers to meet in January
The Siloam Springs Writers Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2019, at First Baptist Church, located 2000 Dawn Hill Rd. Please enter at the west side entrance. The writers will be reading stories and poems they have written for the enjoyment of their listeners. January assignments are as follows: Prose — A story with heart; Poetry — a cinquain on love, which is to be emailed to sswg[email protected] by January 1. Refreshments will be served and all interested writers are invited to attend.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Chili/Soup Fundraiser
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1674 in Siloam Springs is holding a chili and soup fundraiser on Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their facility located at 830 S. Lincoln St. Tickets can be purchased at TH Rogers Lumber Co., located at 1420 E. Kenwood St., or at the Chamber of Commerce, which is located at 101 N. Mt. Olive St. Adult tickets are $6, they are $4 for kids ages five to 12 and those four or younger will get in free.