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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.

Re­pub­li­can Women

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.

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