By Holly Bacon firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer of the Year
Joann Glover, mother of Kathy Davenport of Horseshoe Lake, was recently named Wings Outstanding Volunteer of 2015 for the East location of West Cancer Center. She was presented at the Wings Volunteer Luncheon at Ridgeway Country Club. As she was unaware of this achievement, all four of her daughters were in attendance for this luncheon, and great strides were taken to make sure Mrs. Glover was surprised by the presence of her girls. Kathy was joined by her sisters Phyllis Woodruff and Anita Chandler, both of Bartlett, Tenn. and Kristin Russell of Southaven, Miss. The sisters dined at the same table as the Volunteer Coordinators, including Danielle Cox of Horseshoe Lake, the Coordinator for the Desoto location. The Glover Girls are very proud of the countless hours their mother has volunteered for the Wings Foundation, which will be for 10 years in March 2016.
*** Master Gardeners
The plan at this time is to start the 2016 Master Gardener Training classes on Feb. 6 for five successive Saturdays. It will take place at the Marion County Extension office, if there are only 10 interested, if more sign up, the location may be changed. Surrounding counties can be included if there is interest, in the past it has normally been, Crittenden, St. Francis and Cross County. If you are interested in an application you can contact Russ Parker, Crittenden County Extension Staff Chair-Agriculture, 116 Center St., Marion, AR, 72364 or Office 870-739-3230 or Mobile 870-636-1329. For those in St. Francis County contact is 313 S. Izard St., Forrest City, AR 72335 or 870-261-1730. For those in Cross County contact is 705 E. Union Ave., Room 2, Wynne, AR 72396 or 870-238-5745. The application fee is $80, which includes your manual and covers some of the expenses of lunch.
*** Hughes United Methodist Church Acknowledgements Jan. 1 – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Kristen Bernard and Scarlet Gordon Beggs. Happy Anniversary to: Bobby & Diana Allison. In Memory-Lela Mae Beene. Jan. 2 – Happy Birthday Wishes to: John Nemnich and Jeff Coats. Jan. 3 – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Christi B. Boozer, Lynda Wise, Hunter May and Allison Funderburg. In Memory-David Brown. Jan. 4 – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Charlotte Bentley, Sherry Dodd, Vaughn Mc Collum and Jean Lunsford. In Memory- Lillian Elaine Cupples. Jan. 5 – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Holly Twyford, Jonathan Beggs, Betsy Brackin Burch and Bobby Tranum. Jan. 6 – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Daniel (Danny) Funderburg. In Memory-Emerson Sanders. Jan. 7 – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Alexia Harrison, Larry Lane, Lauren Bentley Keech, David Allen Reece, Courtney Harshbarger, Ann Meals and Walter L. Meals III. In Memory-Louis Bobo.
*** Fire Department Dues The Horseshoe Lake Volunteer Fire Department annual dues are due. Everyone should submit their $50 checks to HLVFD, 154 Highland Dr. Horseshoe Lake, AR 72348, this is the address for bookkeeping. The HLVFD does a wonderful job, if you are not current on your dues, they will show up, however your insurance company will be billed at a much higher rate.
*** Calendar of Events Jan. 1st Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!! Jan. 3rd. Mass, 7;30 a.m. St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church. Sunday School, 10 a.m., Worship Service, 11 a.m., Horseshoe Lake Baptist Church. Jan. 4th Hughes Rotary Club meets, 6 p.m., Horseshoe Lake Town Meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall on Highland Dr. Deadline for weekly news, 8 p.m., contact Holly Bacon at 870-339-3514 or email@example.com. Jan. 5th Zumba class, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building. Horseshoe Lake Fire Dept. meets, 6:30 p.m., Fire Station on Lake Estates Dr. Horseshoe Lake Ladies Bunko meets, 7:30 p.m., at the home of Lethia Jo Cupples. Jan. 7th Zumba class, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building. Hughes Fire Dept. meets, 7 p.m., Fire Station on Blackwood. Jan. 8th Next weekly column appears.