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Mail to: P.O. Box 191, Berryville, AR 72616 Drop off: #1 Radio Drive, Berryville, AR 72616
By Phone: 870-423-2147 By Fax: 870-423-2146
EVAN OWENS MEMORIAL TOY DRIVE
Through the month of February we will have a toy drive to honor Evan's giving and loving spirit. All donations will be delivered to local hospitals and foundations that assist children. We will also be accepting safety equipment, such as helmets, to make everyone aware of ATV hazards. These items will be delivered to a local ATV dealership for them to provide to families with children. If you wish to participate, please drop off a new toy, book, board game, crafting sets, etc. at one of the participating drop locations.
Drive will end February 28, 2017
Due to infection control policies hospitals are unable to accept used items, sharp objects and toxic craft supplies. So please make sure you donation follows these standards.
The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Eureka Springs will host their 10th annual Chili Supper Friday, Feb. 24 from 4-7 p.m. at the church, 195 Huntsville Rd.
Proceeds from tickets go toward the church's local mission work. In the last nine years, over $10,700 has been given to local organizations including People Helping People, Flint Street Food Bank, ECHO, HOME, OARS, the Boy Scouts, Jeremiah House, Purple Flower, and Circle of Life Hospice.
Ticket costs are $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-10, and children 3 and under are free. Reserve or purchase tickets in advance from any UM woman or by phone from Janet Rose (479) 253-7051 or Shirley Lykins (479) 253-8812.
Benefit Fish Supper & Auction for Doyle & Sabrina Bailey
Friday, February 24th @ 6PM in the Blue Eye Lions Club Building, on Hwy EE, just behind the school in Blue Eye
Auction will follow the Fish Supper
Baked goods and miscellaneous items will be taken for donation.
Please call (417) 337-1769
This Supper and Auction is to help with Doyle & Sabrina Bailey's medical expenses.
Carroll County Democrats will hold their quarterly meeting Feb 25th at 10am Berryville Community Center for more information Contact Secretary Missy Jackson 870-423-9010
Madison County Cattlemen will meet Tuesday February 28th at 7 pm at the American Legion Building located on Highway 23 South of Huntsville. A potluck dinner is provide and Powell Feeds will sponsor the program.
Library to Host Open House on March 3
Did you know that more than 86,000 people passed through the doors of the Berryville Public library last year? Did you know that more than 11,000 people, ages 0 to 99, participated in the more than 500 programs hosted by the library last year? Did you know that studies have shown a strong public library contributes to local economic development initiatives that focus on people and quality of life? Come get to know more about your local public library and all that it does for the community at the Berryville Library’s Open House.
The Friends of the Berryville Library invite you to join them at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring Street on Friday, March 3. Free coffee and donuts will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. This open house is part of the Berryville Chamber of Commerce’s First Friday Coffee series. Special thanks to Daylight Donuts and the Carroll County Master Gardeners for helping with the refreshments for this event.
Do you want to support the library but can’t come to the open house? Consider joining the newly reorganized Friends of the Berryville Library. For more information about the open house or the Friends group, please call the library at 870-423-2323.
Academy of Excellence will be having a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Sunday, March 5th from Noon - 2 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church in Eureka Springs.
Berryville Middle School is excited to announce that we will be hosting a “Tie Day” on Tuesday, March 7. We invite you to join in helping our young men in the middle school learn how to tie a tie, learn some professional skills, and have the opportunity to meet with business men from the community. Our plan is to have an hour long assembly. Each young man will receive a donated tie that they can proudly wear.
Every Tuesday following the assembly, all the male teachers and young men at Berryville Middle School will be encouraged to wear their ties and dress professionally in order to increase their self-respect and respect toward their peers, teachers, and families.
Let us know if you would be willing to help out with the assembly, by donating some ties, or by doing both. If you need us to pick up your donated ties, contact BMS at 870-480-4633.
Are you a single parent with dreams of earning a degree or professional certification? Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas empowers families in Carroll, Madison and Washington counties to become financially independent through education. Join the hundreds of graduates whose success was made possible by scholarships and support. A better, brighter future can be yours! Apply today at SingleParentScholarshipFundNWA.org by March 15, 2017.
Carroll County 4-H Fourth Annual Speech Contest
April 4th @ 6:00 P.M. in the Carroll County Electric Community Room
Trophies Awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Winners
$50 for 1st Place 9 - 13 Years of Age
$100 for 1st Place 14 - 19 Years of Age
To enter call the University of Arkansas Extension office @ (870) 423-2958.
We must have at least 10 speakers in each age group.
Berryville Announces 2017 Spring Clean Up
Bulky Items (4 only) will be picked up April 17 and 18th, for those who live East of Springfield (trash day is on Thursday)
Bulky Items (4 Only) will be picked up April 20th and 21st for those who live West of Springfield (trash day is on Tuesday)
Bundled limbs and bagged leaves will be picked up on April 24 and 25. Limbs must be tied in manageable bundles and leaves must be bagged and placed curbside.
Also, bulky items must be non-hazardous. All refrigeration units must have the freon removed and be legally tagged as "Removed/Recovered". If it fits in a 35 gallon trash bag, it WILL NOT be picked up.
This service is for private residences only. No commercial pick-up.
Berryville Kiwanis Gun & Knife Raffle
*Proceeds Directly Benefit Scholarship Recipients*
Multiple Chances to Win!!!
Must be 21 years or older.
~Grandma's Gunroom ~ Nighthawk Custom ~ Butch Hanby~
Dates of Drawings: 1/4 Glock 42, 1/11 Remington 870 12 GA Shotgun, 1/18 Marlin Lever Action 30/30, 1/25 Butch Hanby Knife, 2/1 Browning Buckmark .22, 2/8 Mossber 500 20 GA Shotgun, 2/15 S&W M&P Compact .22, 2/22 Butch Hanby Knife, 3/1 Savage 11 Trophy Hunter 22/250, 3/8 Ruger LCP 380 ACP, 3/15 Savage 320 12 GA Shotgun, 3/22 Ruger 10/22 Takedown, 3/29 Butch Hanby Knife, 4/5 Glock 17 Gen 4 9mm, 4/12 Savage 42 410/22 Combo, 4/19 Ruger M77 270, 4/26 Butch Hanby Knife, 5/3 Heritage Revolver .22, 5/10 Para USA 1911 Commander 45 Cal, 5/17 Ruger American Bolt Action 308, 5/24 Butch Hanby Knife, 5/31 Springfield Armory XD Model 2 9mm, 6/7 Mossverg Patriot Bolt Action 25-06, 6/14 Mossberg 500 12 GA Shotgun, 6/21 Butch Hanby Knife
The North Arkansas College and Carnegie Library are partnering to host free GED classes Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bobcat Plaza.
Evening Classes are available Monday and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
These classes will prepare you with individualized study and tutoring to take the GED test. The morning classes are open to 16- and 17- year-old's who meet who meet educational requirements. If you are 18 to 21 years of age, The Arkansas Workforce Center is offering a chance for 40 hours' work per week for attending the classes 20 hours a week.
For further information, contact the Carroll County Center at 870-423-4455.
Mercy Auxiliary in conjunction with Area Agency on Aging sponsors an Alzheimer’s Support Group for Caregivers the THIRD THURSDAY of each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the conference room at Area Agency at 1204 Primrose in Berryville.
Caregivers are welcome at any meeting to share experiences and to receive comfort and resources.
For more information, call Rebecca Davis at 870-350-3415 or Anita Spearman at 479-981-0626
For more information please contact the Berryville Public Library at 423-2323. The library is located at 104 Spring Street.
Bentonville American Legion Post 77 meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Masonic Lodge, 805 NW Eighth St. in Bentonville. A light dinner is served at 6 p.m.
Bentonville American Legion Post 77 hosts "A Veteran's Coffee" from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at the Center for Nonprofit at St. Mary's Building, 1200 W. Walnut St. in Rogers on the 1st floor. ANY and ALL Veterans are invited.
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Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children (CASA volunteer) and speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children. Volunteers are needed in Carroll County. Lift up a child's voice. A child's life. Get involved at www.nwacasa.org or call 479-725-2213.
The Everything Ensemble is a group of musicians who get together once a week to play all kinds of compositions from sheet music. Existing and future repertoire, from Medieval to Modern and composers of all ages, both known and unknown, is chosen by group members. Opportunities abound for innovation, experiment, composition, arrangement and collaboration. We are looking for violin, viola, cello, string bass and some wind instrument players. There is no cost. For more information, call 479-253-6211 or email email@example.com.
Trail Maintenance Supervisor at Hobbs State Park Requests Volunteer Help
Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area with 12,056 acres of wooded land is the largest of all of the 52 Arkansas State Parks. In the course of a year over 43,000 visitors use the 35 miles of trail that meander throughout the Park. Twenty-four of those miles are multi-use, meaning that you can ride your horse, non-motorized bike, or hike. The remaining miles of trail are for hiking only.
Visitor use and erosion due to weather, relentlessly take their toll on the trails. Al Knox, Trail Maintenance Supervisor at the Park, is a maintenance crew of but one; therefore, the efforts of volunteers are an indispensable means of making sure the Hobbs trails are properly maintained. Typical tasks for volunteers include repair of drainage structures, pruning, vegetation removal, and trail tread maintenance. No prior experience is necessary, and you can learn new skills.
If you like to hike, bike, or ride and enjoy well maintained trails, call Al Knox and become a trail maintenance volunteer at Hobbs State Park.
Please call Al Knox, Trail Maintenance Supervisor at Hobbs State Park, to let him you are coming so he can properly plan activities. 479-530-2458
First Southern Baptist church of Holiday Island will host a family movie and game night at 6 pm, the first Friday of every month. Call 479-253-6711 for more information.
The Berryville Lions Club meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the Mercy Hospital Dayroom @ 12:30. All are welcomed to attend. For more information about lions Club you can go to www.lionsclubs.org or contact club president Tyler Ashworth at 870-423-2161 ext 1302.
Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club meets at 12:00 noon on the second Thursday of the month, and at 6:30 PM on the third Thursday of the month. Check out their website at http://Isarc.usfor current information on the location of each meeting.
The Farewell 4-H Club has resumed meetings. They will meet the second Tuesday of every month at the Head School House at 6 PM and always have a potluck supper. The club is for anyone eager to learn about the country, or old-fashioned way of life that seems to be fading.