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Candlelight service

First Church Siloam Springs will have its annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. on December 24 at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 325 East Twin Springs Street. For more information, visit www.firstchurchsiloam.com.

American Legion Christmas Wreaths

The American Legion Station 29 will lay Christmas wreaths at the graves of veterans at Oak Hill Cemetery on Saturday, December 18. There will be a short program starting at 10 a.m., followed by the wreath laying. Everyone is welcome to help with this important memory of our deceased veterans.

Manna center

The Manna Center operates a thrift store open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Proceeds from sales of donated items help fund the pantry. Customers can purchase vouchers for free. Donations of household items, small appliances and lightly used clothing are accepted during opening hours.

The emergency pantry is open from 9 am to 11:30 am Currently, mobile outreach programs include small communities around Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma, in addition to main campus at 670. Heritage Court Siloam Springs.

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

Sale of PEO pecans

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) is holding its annual pecan sale until December 15. PEO Chapter T will sell one-pound bags of fresh pecans for $ 12 each. The funds will go towards scholarships for women and girls continuing their education. To order a bag, please call 479-427-1384 or email [email protected]

Seniors activity center

The Siloam Seniors 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 put your name on the list and the Senior Center will organize the playing times. The Senior Center also organizes monthly field trips, group shopping trips and dining outings for children. 60 years and over. A lunch menu and activity calendar are available on the centre’s Facebook page – search for Siloam Springs Activity and Wellness Center. For more information, call 479-524-5735.

Master Naturalists accepting applications

The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Arkansas Master Naturalists is accepting applications for upcoming training. Training for 2021 will take place via Zoom, with approximately 50 hours of virtual lectures and interpreted hiking videos. Trainees have the choice of attending Saturday morning or Wednesday evening classes, each lasting three to four hours. Small-group and socially distanced field times are also planned. For more information, visit nwamn.org.

American Legion Bingo

Every Monday evening, except the first Monday of every month, there is American Legion Bingo at the American Legion Community Hall (Community Building) in downtown Siloam Springs. Doors open at 5:00 pm and early bird games start at 5:30 pm, followed by regular games at 6:30 pm Participants must be 18 to play for real money, but young families are welcome. The prices of the games are very reasonable and the chances of winning are great. There are various prizes for which tickets can be purchased, including raffles and 50/50 draws. The Female Auxiliary offers concession items for sale. Covid protocols are in place.

Bookstore at the library

The library bookstore has a nice selection of Christmas books and CDs for all ages. It is the library’s mission to support all children’s programs and other library needs. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; and from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The bookstore offers quality books in all genres, CDs and DVDs, most under $ 2. Donations of books and DVDs in good condition are always needed and welcome.

The Friends of the Library, which operates the bookstore, seeks out and welcomes new members who wish to join their organization and continue its mission by volunteering or raising funds. Membership information is available at the library.

Tornado siren test

The town of Siloam Springs has changed the outdoor warning system test day to 1 p.m. on the first Monday of the month. In the past, the tests took place on Fridays. Testing on the first Monday will give city staff time to make repairs immediately if they are needed. If cloudy, rain or other adverse weather conditions occur on a test day, the tests will be delayed for one day, until they are completed.

SSRH Auxiliary Volunteer Training

The Siloam Springs Regional Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteer volunteers for the Information Desk, Obstetrics Department, Radiology Department, Surgical Department and Materials Management. The Auxiliary offers the possibility of helping the community by working three or four hours a week. Stop by the hospital reception for a request or call Donna Conger for more information at 479-373-6428.

Comments from firefighters

The Siloam Springs Fire Department is offering an Emergency Medical Services Customer Survey that will allow people who have been treated by a city ambulance to provide honest and confidential feedback on their experience. Customers can provide valuable information and feedback on the performance of the fire department.

“Our goal is to constantly strive to improve the quality of service we provide to citizens,” said Siloam Springs Fire Department Chief Jeremey Criner. “The feedback we receive will be an integral part of our quality improvement program.”

If you have had any interaction with the City’s EMS teams, please take a few minutes to complete the EMS Customer Survey located on the Fire Department page of the City’s website, www.siloamsprings.com/199/Fire .

Dogwood Literacy Council

It is gratifying to be able to help those who are trying to improve their literacy skills in order to help their families. The Dogwood Literacy Council needs more volunteers who would like to become tutors. Training and materials will be provided. For more information, contact Charlie at 479-524-4009.

Make your home safe and accessible

Kind at Heart Ministries offers help to make homes “safe and accessible” with building ramps, widened doors and handrails. Financial assistance may be available. For more information, contact 479-373-6281 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. or by email [email protected]

Manna Center Thrift Store

The Manna Center Thrift Store now accepts credit and debit cards for purchases of $ 10 or more to facilitate customer shopping. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Customers can like the thrift store on Facebook or stop by and see what the dollar item is for the week. Anything older than a month is half the price. The Manna Center is located at 670 Heritage Court, behind the Elderly Wellness and Activity Center on Tulsa Street.

Tailwaggers is looking for volunteers, donations

Tailwaggers is looking for volunteers to walk the dogs and socialize the cats at the town’s animal shelter. They also need donations of chewies, raw hides, cat toys and dog harnesses for the animal shelter. Donations can be dropped off at the Animal Shelter located at 1300 E. Ashley St. Call 238-3612 for more information.