If you would like an event listed, please use one of the following:
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
Free tax preparation via AARP Tax Aide program will be available from February 2nd through April 7th
This service intended to serve low to middle income taxpayers and to those ages 60 and over. Membership in AARP is NOT required to use this service.
The tax prep sites are:
Holiday Island Presbyterian Church, 111 Valley Drive, Holiday Island
Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, 301 Bunch Springs Road, Berryville
Tuesdays in Berryville by appointment, call 870-350-2939
Thursdays in Holiday Island from 9am – 3pm
Please bring your prior year return and all tax documents needed to prepare your 2015 return
Upcoming blood drive with CBCO
Code Yellow Alert for all blood types
January 28, 2016 - Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a CODE YELLOW ALERT for all blood types. A Code Yellow Alert means that there is less than a two-day supply of blood for patient use at area hospitals. Donors are urged to give this week at an area blood drive or CBCO donor center.
Donors to Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) provide all of the blood for patients at 39 area hospitals. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes. It takes around 200 donations each day to meet the area’s blood needs. You can help by giving blood at the following location:
Kingston, Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 1:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Kingston High School, Highway 74
Bake Sale at the Green Forest Library. If you forget to pre-order your chocolate covered strawberries, we’ll be having a bake sale on Feb 11-13. All proceeds go to our building fund.
Movie Matinee at the Green Forest Library! Gnomeo and Juliet is showing on Saturday, Feb 13 at 2pm at Green Forest Library. Popcorn will be provided.
Green Forest summer baseball and softball sign-ups will be Feb. 13th, 20th, 27th from 9 to 11 A.M. at the Green Forest Fieldhouse which is located by the football field.
Tough Enough to Wear Pink February 14, 2015 11:00 A.M. Special Music, Testimonies and Prayer
Cancer survivors, current cancer patients and individuals who have lost loved ones to cancer are invited to attend a special church service at the Green Forest Cowboy Church. Lunch will be provided for survivors, current patients and anyone who has lost immediate family members to cancer after the church service.
Sponsored by: Green Forest Cowboy Church 3/4 Mile North on Hwy. 103
The Church Of God (Holiness) will be having an old fashioned gospel singing on Sunday, February 14th at 2:00 P.M. The Church congregation invites everyone to come and enjoy an afternoon of good gospel music. All singers and musicians are encouraged to come and bring their special songs. There will aslo be a potluck Lunch served in the church basement after the morning Service and everyone is invited to attend this also. The Church is located on the corner of N. Springfield and Freeman streets in Berryville.
Carroll County Bible Reading Marathon committee will meet on Friday Feb. 19th at 6:30 pm at the Passion Play to continue plans for this years 7th Annual National Day of Prayer event. Volunteers are still needed for a successful event. Volunteers for the Pryer Team, Onsite Team, Sponsorship Team and Reader Schedule Team. Please attend and “Give Back” to Carroll County the Word of the Lord with your gifts and talents. Contact Bonnie Roediger with any questions or to become involved att 870-350-0865.
Rescheduling of the monthly Cassville Dance for the months of February and March due to a conflict in the schedule. The dance in February will be the 20th of the month and the Dance in March will be the 19th of the month. Both begin at 7:00 and will feature the Roaring River Sound Band. In April the dance will return to the 1st Saturday of the month. For more information you may call 417-846-3024 or 417-846-5355.
Spaghetti Dinner & Fundraiser Full Faith Ministries and Highland Ministries Saturday Feb. 20, 2016 5:30 - 7:00 PM ECHO CLINIC Dining Room Funds Benefit the on-going ministry in Ecuador. If unable to attend, Donations may be mailed to Full Faith Ministries P.O. Box 3241 Eureka Springs, AR 72631. Silent Auction 5:00 - 6:30 PM. For more in formation contact 479-253-4205.
GRIEFSHARE starts a spring 13 week session Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 1 - 3PM. This is a Bible-based, non-denominational support group for people that have lost a loved one. It is a meeting where you can share with people that understand. These sessions are being held at Faith Bible Church, Suite C, Parkcliff Drive, Holiday Island. For more information call 479/253-8925 or email email@example.com.
Movie Matinee at the Green Forest Library! The Good Dinosaur is showing on Saturday, Feb 27 at 2pm at Green Forest Library. Popcorn will be provided.
Craft Night at Green Forest Library! We’ll be making butterflies out of old magazine pages. Monday Night Feb. 29 at 4pm.
Benefit, Auction & Chili Super for Bob Gentle
Bob was permanently paralyzed from his chest down in a cedar cutting accident on Sept. 16, 2015. He is now confined to a wheelchair. Where: The Taney Center When: Saturday, March 5 5:00 PM Chili Supper 6:00 Auction Music Provided by: Randy Shelby, Bob Hammonds & Wildwood Big Creek For more info, call Brenda: 417-546-1778
Our feathered friends will be at center stage at Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area during our second annual program series: Birds and Breakfast. Come enjoy a cup of coffee or juice and have breakfast with the birds. Have you ever seen all the feathers of a goldfinch or chickadee or other songbird up close? Well this is your chance. You will witness this unique scientific process up-close, and then help us release the birds back into the wild. From 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. for three Saturdays the Wildlife Society of the University of Arkansas will be catching song birds, handling these birds, and then releasing them back into the wild. Learn about how this type of research has taught us many things we now know about birds.
Breakfast sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited.
Where: Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area Visitor Center
(Hwy 12 just east of the Hwy 12/War Eagle Road intersection)
Dates: Saturdays: March 7 (as part of Hobbs Celebrates Leopold), and April 18 (as part of our Earth Day Celebration)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.Cost: All activities FREE! Registration not required. For more information call: 479-789-5000
The 65th Annual National Day of Prayer events in Carroll County will include Reading the Bible, Rally our youth, Run for Jesus, and Prayer Breakfast. Carroll Countians have many opportunities to be a part of one or all four events taking place.
The 7th Annual Carroll County Bible Reading Marathon will begin Thursday April 28th at 6:00 pm with Soup Dinner put on by Cup of Love Ministries. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm and Reading of the Bible will begin at 8:00 pm. The 90-hour marathon will continue each day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm Friday thru Wednesday May 4th. The Bible Reading Marathon will conclude on May 5th National Day of Prayer from 8:00 am until noon with Closing Ceremony and prayer for our nation. Anyone can come read call Peggy Holmes at 870-726-6037 to sign up for your 15-minute time slot. Groups, churches, businesses can also sign up for block of time.
All area teens are invited to join together on April 29th Friday evening for our “Word Rally”! Ronnie Hoover, University of Arkansas campus missionary will be the speaker. This will be an evening of worship, testimony, the word, and some awesome give-always! “Don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to get together for a night of worship and fellowship with other young believers!” says Clay & Melissa Headrick, Youth Pastors, Kings River Church and coordinators of the event.
This year a new event “Run for Jesus” will be held on April 30th, a 5K and 10K race held in Berryville to honor Jesus Christ. You can register online at http://localraces.com/berryville-ar. The proceeds will benefit National Day of Prayer and World Vision ministries. Race Director Michael Straley says, “Running is an exercise that enhances our spirituality. Gen 1:26 said that God made man in his Image; John chapter 1 tells us that the word was God, and that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us; and in John 14:15-17 Jesus promised his believers that the Holy Spirit would be given to them. So we are made in the image of God; we have three parts: physical, mental and spiritual. The body of Christ suffers today because they have forgotten their inheritance from God. They have forgotten that they are brothers and sisters to Jesus Christ, making them the sons and daughters of God and inheritors of the Kingdom of Heaven. When a Christian takes up running [physical activity] and reading the Word of God [mental activity], and combines them with Worship [Spiritual activity], the Holy Spirit will visit and bring truth. Many things will be discovered and the Christian will become alive though Jesus Christ. Running gives many opportunities for the Word of God to be nurtured and manifested [when it is read], which can enhance worship and ministry. This combination will give “momentum” to the follower of Jesus to carry the Spirit outside of the churches, where Christians are tempted to lay it down.”
The Western Carroll County Ministers Association will sponsor the National Day of Prayer Breakfast. It will again be held at the Great Hall of the Great Passion Play. As in the past a wonderful time of music, food and fellowship will be hemmed in with prayer for the 7 areas of influence in our nation.
If you have questions or would like to be involved please contact Bonnie Roediger at 870-350-0865.
The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce has announced that they will produce the Mustang Car Show. The event will be held May 21st at Pine Mountain Village. “We are happy to continue the tradition of a successful car show”, said Tammy Thurow, President/COO. “We have heard from so many businesses about how important this car show is to their business that we just had to help”.
The Chamber is currently working on the details on the Mustang Car Show and those details will be forthcoming.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
What to bring: Sturdy boots, gloves, appropriate clothing, water, and snacks
Where to meet: Hobbs State Park Maintenance Complex on War Eagle
Road at the Hwy. 12/War Eagle Road intersection
When: Second Saturday every month
Time: 8:00 am
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.
1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN SETS CHILDREN ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS . . .ONE BOOK AT A TIME
Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Green Forest Public Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading to children from an early age can help close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with children promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to all families with children between the ages of birth and Kindergarten. Registration is open. For more information, call the library at (870)438-6700 or visit our website, www.greenforestlibrary.org. This program is free of charge.
Anyone having fresh produce or eggs they would like to donate can take them to Loaves & Fishes Food Bank in Berryville. They are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 am till 2 pm and Tuesday from 4-6 pm. The Food Bank is located at 301 Bunch Springs Road in Berryville, across from the main entrance of the Berryville Cemetery.
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 the 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.
Green Forest Library
Storytime at the Green Forest Library. Tuesdays at 10:30. Craft and Storytime for Preschoolers! We sing songs, have a craft, read stories, and eat a snack. Everyone is welcome.
UnWind Wednesdays at the Green Forest Library. Wednesdays at 11am and 4pm. Adult coloring pages for you to color while you relax! Everything you need is supplied.
Crochet and Knitting Hour. The second Monday night of the month at 5:30 PM. And the Third Wednesday morning of every month at 11:30 am. Bring your yarn and needles or hooks!