Society Summary

Church’s first Thanksgiving dinner

The First Church of Siloam Springs will have its 20th Annual Free Meal beginning at 12 noon and ending at . 2 p.m. on Thursday, November 24. A traditional meal with turkey, ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, dinner rolls, and dessert. Delivery is available and you can call the church office at 479.524.6111 to request a meal for you and your family to be delivered.

Bridge Club

The Siloam Springs Bridge Club meets at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.

The club is looking for new players with basic knowledge of the game. There is no membership fee. For more information, call 479-524-6074 and leave a call back message.

BGC’s participation in an after-school program at risk

The Boys and Girls Club of Western Benton County participates in an at-risk after-school program at the Siloam Springs unit, located at 655 Heritage Court. Snacks will be provided to all children at no charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability. The program will run through September 30, 2023, Monday through Friday. The club follows the Siloam Springs School calendar and is open when the school is in session.

SSRH Help is looking for volunteers

Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Assistant is seeking willing volunteers for the Information Desk, Gift Shop, SAC, Labor Administration and Delivery. The assistant provides an opportunity to help the community while working three or four hours a week. Stop by the hospital’s front desk to get an order, or call Diane Miller at 479-957-5032 for more information.

Library seeking donations

The library’s bookstore now displays a large variety of Christmas books and DVDs. Readers are welcome to shop our holiday finds for adults and kids, most of which are under $2! The library is open from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday and 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM on Saturdays. Friends of the Library uses all proceeds from the store to benefit the library, especially children’s programs. Donations of used books and DVDs in good condition are always welcome.

Volunteer required

Siloam Springs Senior Activity and Wellness Center needs a Meals on Wheels Volunteer every Thursday. It is a local route that takes about an hour to complete. Please call 479-524-5735 for details.

Immun Center

Manna Center operates a thrift store that is open to the public from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Proceeds from sales of donated items help fund the store. Customers can shop via vouchers at no cost. Donations of household items, small appliances, and gently used clothing are accepted during business hours.

The emergency food pantry is open 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mobile outreach programs currently include small communities around northwest Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma as well as the main campus at 670. Heritage Court Siloam Springs.

Volunteers are always welcome at both the pantry and the thrift store. To volunteer or for more information, contact Marla or Laura at 479-524-9825.

Senior activity center

The Siloam Senior Activity Center has a game room with two pool tables, a shuffleboard table, and other game tables. If you are interested in dominoes or cards, call and get your name on the list and the Senior Center will arrange play times. The senior center also conducts monthly field trips, group shopping trips, and out to eat for those 60 and older. A lunch menu and activity calendar can be found on the center’s Facebook page – search Siloam Springs Activity and Wellness Center. For more information, call 479-524-5735.

American Legion Bingo

Every Monday night, except for the first Monday of each month, there is American Legion Bingo at the American Legion Community Hall (the community building) in downtown Siloam Springs. Doors open at 5pm and early games start at 5:30pm, followed by regular games at 6:30pm Participants must be 18 years old to play for money, but young families are welcome. The prices of the game are very reasonable and the chances of winning are great. There are many prizes for which tickets can be purchased, including raffles and 50/50 raffles. The Ladies Auxiliary offers franchise items for sale. Covid protocols are in place.

Tornado siren test

The City of Siloam Springs has changed the test day for the outdoor alarm system to 1:00 PM on the first Monday of the month. In the past, the test was held on Friday. The first Monday’s test will give city employees time to make repairs on the spot if needed. If cloudy, rainy or other inclement weather occurs on the test day, the test will be delayed by one day until it is completed.

Fire Department Notes

The Siloam Springs Fire Department is offering an EMS customer survey that will allow individuals who have been treated by 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 continually strive to improve the quality of the services we provide to citizens,” said Jeremy Krener, chief of the Siloam Springs Fire Department. “The feedback we receive will be an integral part of our quality improvement programme.”

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

Dogwood Literacy Council

It is so rewarding to be able to help those who are trying to improve their reading and writing skills in order to help their families. Dogwood Literacy Council needs more volunteers who would like to become teachers. Training and materials will be provided. For more information, call Charlie at 479-524-4009.

Make your home safe and accessible

Kind at Heart Ministries helps make homes “safe and accessible” with ramps, widening doors and handrail construction. Financial assistance may be available. For more information, call 479-373-6281 between 1 and 5 p.m. or email [email protected]

Mana Center thrift store

The Manna Center Thrift Store now accepts credit and debit cards for purchases of $10 or more to make shopping easier for customers. The store is open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 3pm on Saturday. Customers can like the thrift store on Facebook or stop watching and see what the dollar is for the week. Anything over a month old is half the price. The Mana Center is located at 670 Heritage Court, behind the Senior Activity and Wellness Center on Tulsa Avenue.

Tailwaggers is looking for volunteers and donations

Tailwaggers are looking for volunteers to walk dogs and pet cats at a city animal shelter. They also need donations of chews, rawhide, cat toys, and dog packs for the animal shelter. Donations can be dropped off at the animal shelter located at 1300 E. Ashley Street, call 238-3612 for more information.

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