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In and around - May 22, 2013

May 22

Garden Gate Garden Club will meet at noon at the home of Nancy Biggerstaff, 480867 East 1082 Road in Muldrow, Okla., for lunch and installation of officers. Hostesses will be Nancy Biggerstaff, Doris Wortham and Betty Lennier.

Teen Scene will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4041.

May 22-24

Van Buren Public Library will present the program “How to Protect Your Teen from Online Predators” Wednesday. Internet safety will be covered by the Morgan Nick Foundation at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Van Buren Police Department will be at the library at 4 p.m. Friday to fingerprint children under 18 for free.

May 23

Mulberry Public Library will hold a Wii activity from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 997-1226.

May 24

Mulberry Public Library will present a child safety awareness program from 2 to 4 p.m. Local police officers will be at the library to fingerprint children under 18.

May 25

Pioneer Days Parade will be held on Main Street in Van Buren at 1 p.m. beginning at the Crawford County Courthouse. Call Patti, 474-2581.

Turner Community Building/Church will hold a fundraiser pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. to provide a new roof for the building. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for kids 5 and under.

Nichols-Belt Reunion will be held at the Coal Hill City Hall for descendants of Miles and Cora Belt and Albert and LouElla Nichols. There will be a potluck lunch and Bingo will be played. Those attending are asked to bring photos of past reunions.

May 26

Conley Cemetery in Mountainburg, will hold its annual decoration services at 2 p.m. Pastor Herbert Wages will speak.

Locke Community Cemetery will hold decoration. Donations for cemetery upkeep may be sent to Mike Reeves, 16643 Old Locke Road, Mountainburg, AR 72946.

Chester Cemetery will hold decoration. Donations for upkeep may be sent to Chester Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathy Seratt, 16943 U.S. 71, Mountainburg, AR 72946.

Pevehouse Cemetery will hold decoration at 2 p.m. Donations may be sent to Carolyn Hays Staggs, 2841 Moss Road, Van Buren, AR 72956.

Uniontown Cemetery will hold decoration. There will be a brief business meeting at 2 p.m. Call Sissy Hyatt, (479) 474-6181.

Sarah’s Grove Cemetery will hold decoration and its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Donations may be send to Sarah’s Grove Cemetery, P.O. Box 170, Cedarville, AR 72932. Call Carol Mowery, (479) 474-4517.

Bryant Cemetery will hold decoration beginning at 11 a.m.

May 28

Baby and Me Story Time will be held at the Van Buren Public Library from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Call 474-6045.

Alma Public Library will hold Tasty Tuesday with Tammy from 4 to 5 p.m. Pizza rolls will be made. Call 632-4041.

May 29

Mulberry Public Library will hold a movie day at 1 p.m. Movie is rated PG-13. Snacks will be served. Call 997-1226.

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy, 513 Main Street in Van Buren, will host Pixie King, Sparks Regional Medical Center’s head dietician, at 11 a.m. for a free program on healthy eating habits. Special emphasis will be on diabetic issues. Call the literacy council, (479) 474-4594, to reserve a seat.

May 30

Legomania will be held at the Van Buren Public Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 474-6045.

May 31

Van Buren Public Library will host an event for local authors from 1 to 4 p.m. Call Angela Ritter, 474-6045, or e-mail aritter@crawfordcountylib.org by 5 p.m. May 24 to reserve a spot.

Miscellaneous

Alma Masonic Lodge meets the second and fourth Mondays at the lodge building. Supper is at 6:30 p.m.

Children/family practice night is held Mondays at Hero’s Arena with barrel racing on Tuesdays and team sorting on Fridays.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting practices are held the second and fourth Sundays at 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds arena in Mulberry. Call 414-4507 or 926-0247.

Crawford County Volunteers for Literacy, 513 Main Street in Van Buren, offers adult reading, math, English as a second language and other classes. Classes are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. CCVL will also host an introductory class for buying or selling on eBay, utilizing its new computer lab obtained from a grant from Dollar General. Dates and times will be established depending upon community interest. Call 474-4594.

English as a second language classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center, Tuesday and Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Call 471-0019.

GED classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 471-0019.

Introduction to computer classes will be offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center. Call 471-0019.

Pickleball is played at City Heights Methodist Church’s family center Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Call Buck Buchanan, 474-2545 or 462-4973.

Sparky’s Country Music Show is held Saturdays and karaoke on Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. at 4918 Alma Highway behind Dub’s Convenience Store. Call 461-9768.

Van Buren Lions Club meets at noon the first, third and fourth Wednesdays at Western Sizzlin’ in Van Buren.

Van Buren Writers Group meets at several locations. Call Sheila Parochka at 474-5064 or Judy Bossarte at 474-3733.

Weekly

AA meetings are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church in Van Buren.

AA meets at 7 p.m. Monday and Fridays in the ground floor conference room at Summit Medical Center.

Alma Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at noon at the Alma Community Center.

Caregiver’s Day Out is held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buren First Assembly of God Church, 1014 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Trained volunteers will care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia so their primary caregivers may enjoy a few hours of rest. Call the church, 474-7573.

Cedarville Farm and Flea Market will be held from 7 a.m. to noon each Saturdays at the Old Rock School Building on Arkansas 59. Vendors are welcome. Call Patsy Blain, 474-2120, or Stephanie Paschall, 651-2339.

Citizenship classes are offered at the Crawford County Adult Education Center, Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 471-0019.

Freedom for Life Ministries offers Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, 523 Main Street in Van Buren behind the literacy council office, Tuesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Call Lonnie Bennett, (479) 226-9476, or Jerry Cowan, (479) 650-4738.

GriefShare is held at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, excluding holidays, at Heritage United Methodist Church, 1604 Pointer Trail in Van Buren, and at 6:30 p.m. at Legacy Heights Independent Retirement Center, 1012 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren. Call Shirley Touchstone at (479) 629-7901.

Handprints Sign Language Choir holds practice at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Shibley Baptist Church, 1136 Shibley Road in Van Buren. Call Kerry Scott, 650-0215.

Hearts of Hope “Way Out” drug program meets 8 p.m. Mondays in Alma. Mulberry division meets Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Kiwanis Club of Van Buren meets at noon Tuesday at Butterfield Assembly of God Church in Van Buren.

Old Town Sertoma Club meets at noon Wednesday at Big Jake’s Cattle Co. in Van Buren.

Spirit Plus Christian Life Center holds baseball classes each Tuesday. Call 474-2168 or 806-3134.

TOPS meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. at the Van Buren Community Center. Call (479) 434-4010.

Van Buren Rotary Club meets at noon Thursday in the Community Center.

Wednesday Lunch Bunch meets 10:30 a.m. in the Center for Arts and Education, 104 N. 13th in Van Buren. Fee is $3.

Monthly

First week

Clear Creek Masonic Lodge in Mountainburg meets the first Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m and the meeting at 7:30.

Crawford County 4-H Horse Talk Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday at the Alma Library. Call 474-5286.

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 42, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Unit 42, Alma, meets for a potluck at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 the first Tuesday at 6307 Alma Highway across from Kopper Kettle.

Fort Smith Area Huntington’s Disease Support Group meets 6 p.m. the first Tuesday at Big Jake’s Cattle Co. in Van Buren, 1702 Fayetteville Road. Call Pat, 462-7711, or Sandee, 474-2221.

Friends of the Van Buren Public Library meet the first Monday at the library at 5:30 p.m. followed by a book talk.

Kenner Chapel 4-H Club meets the first Monday at 7 p.m. Call 474-5286.

Mountainburg FFA Alumni meet the first Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mountainburg High School.

Natural Dam Volunteer Fire Department meets the first Thursday at 7 p.m. at the station on Arkansas 59.

Parkview Elementary School PTA will meet the first Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., September through May, in the Parkview cafeteria.

Remy Masonic Lodge No. 487 in Mulberry meets 7:30 p.m., with dinner preceding at 6:30.

Van Buren Masonic Lodge hosts a breakfast in the lodge the first Saturday, from 7 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per person. Children 6 and under are free.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1322 and ladies auxiliary meets 6:30 p.m., the first Monday at 23 N. 20th St., Van Buren. Call Post Commander Joseph Armstrong, (479) 651-7467, or Renee Mansfield, (479) 208-2702.

Women’s Ministries of Van Buren First Assembly of God, 1014 Fayetteville Road, serves home-cooked lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7 each the first Thursday. Call 474-7832.

Second week

Alma High School Class of 1955 meets 11:30 a.m. the second Monday at D’s Family Restaurant on Collum Lane in Alma in February, May, August and November.

Bond Special EHC meets at 10 a.m. the second Thursday at the Crawford County Extension Office, 105 Pointer Trail West in Van Buren.

Boys and Girls Club of the Alma Area board of directors meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday at the club, 410 East Main. Call president Becky Newton at 632-2070.

Crawford County Car Club meets 7 p.m. the second Thursday at Dee’s Restaurant in the Meador’s Inn in Alma. Call Ethan Gordon at 719-0757.

Crawford County Genealogical Society meets 1 p.m. the second Tuesday in the Mushrush Room at Alma Public Library.

District 4 Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cove City Station.

Friends of the Alma Public Library meets the scond Monday in the Alma Public Library. Call 632-4140.

Kibler Community 4-H Club meets at the Alma Public Library the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Natural Dam Community Center meets the second Thursday at 7 p.m. at the community center.

Order of the Eastern Star Fidelity Chapter 86 meets the second Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Van Buren Masonic Lodge, 18 Fayetteville Road. Potluck supper begins at 6:30.

Republican Women of Crawford County meets the second Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the SPMI building, 1700 Main Street in Van Buren.

River Belles EHC meets 7 p.m. the second Monday at 105 Pointer Trail West in Van Buren.

Rocky Top 4-H Club meets in the Turner Community 2:30 p.m. the second Sunday. Call Luann Wise, 217-0280.

Rudy Park Community Association meets 7 p.m. the second Monday in the Rudy Community Building.

TLC Extention Homemakers Club meets 6 p.m. the second Monday at the Turner Community Building. Call Shirley Donnohue, 997-1590.

Turner Community Development Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Friday in the community building. Potluck follows at 6:30 and family night at 7.

Van Buren Masonic Lodge No. 6 meets the second Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30.

Woodmen of the World meets the second Monday at 6 p.m., 2410 Alma Highway. Call 410-1726.

Third week

Alma Area Chamber of Commerce meets at noon the third Tuesday at D’s Family Restaurant.

Alzheimer’s Support Group from Memory Lane meets the third Thursday at Legacy Heights, 1012 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren, at 2 p.m. Call 474-7233 or 262-6466.

Crawford County Conservation District board meets the third Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at 701 Fayetteville Road in Van Buren.

Diabetes Support Group meets 5 p.m. the third Tuesday in Summit Medical Center’s conference room. Call Katie Whitlow at 471-4345.

Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 61, Van Buren, meets 6:30 p.m. the third Monday at 23 N. 20th St., Van Buren. Call Danny Molina at 632-2588.

Mt. Olive Church, 500 Jefferson St. in Van Buren, serves a free community meal the third Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 260 meets 7:30 p.m. the third Monday at the Remy Masonic Lodge No. 487 in Mulberry. Dinner precedes the meeting.

Order of the Eastern Star Melody Chapter 579 meets the third Tuesday at Fine Springs Masonic Hall in Alma at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served at 6:30.

Van Buren High School class of 1961 meets the third Saturday at noon at Western Sizzlin’ in Van Buren. Call Phyllis Brammer Hamlin, 632-3343, or Judy Bushong Coleman, 474-6455.

Women’s Literary Club meets the third Monday 1 p.m. at 421 Webster in downtown Van Buren, September through May.

Fourth week

Alma Extension Homemakers Club meets 1 p.m. the fourth Tuesday in the Alma Public Library.

Alma VFW and VFWA Post 6465 meets 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday at the Alma Senior Inn.

Cedarville Community Association meets the fourth Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Old Rock School.

Clear Creek Masonic Lodge in Mountainburg hosts a pancake breakfast 7 to 10 a.m. the fourth Saturday. Cost is $4 per person.

Crawford County Animal Science 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the county extension office the fourth Thursday. Call Penni Templeton, 629-1016.

River Valley Museum of Van Buren Inc. meets 5:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday in the Municipal Complex.

Summit Medical Center Auxiliary meets 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday in the hospital conference room. Call 471-4344.

Van Buren Public Library Board meets 4 p.m. the fourth Thursday in the library, 1409 Main St.

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