Hughes/Horseshoe Lake News

By Holly Bacon hbacond7@aol.com

Town Meeting

Report from Ricky Scarbrough was water samples are good. Heaters are going, the Surf Club needs to be pumped along with the Gin, with the Surf Club being priority. The new portable generator that runs the sewer stations, needs to have electrical switches converted and tested. Report from Fire Chief Billy Thomen, the new truck is in progress and hopefully will be arriving end of February or early March. The four year election is Billy Thomen is Fire Chief and Greg Shea is Assistant Chief. Report from Code Enforcement Officer, Vince McDermott, is everything is slow in January, however 2016 licenses are due. Under old business Ricky Scarbrough’s contract for 2016 is renewed. A portable generator for the City has been purchased. Under new business a meeting is to be set within the next week for the 2016 Budget. A contractor, from Redgie Jetton Electric, Inc. was present to present options for stationery generators. It was brought up that residents need to be aware of possible mail theft in the area. Also the 2016 Fire Dues are due, the correct mailing address is HLVFD, 174 Highland Dr., Horseshoe Lake, AR 72348. Gary Hayne asked for a chance to be able to bid on garbage pick-up for the Town services. It was recommended that he present a proposal along with D & M Services, who is currently providing services.

*** Hughes United Methodist Church Acknowledgments

Jan. 15th – In Memory: B. Mc Collum, Jr. and Joe H. Burch, Sr. Jan. 16th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Robert Emmett Montgomery, Rick Van Houten, Craig Brown, Marty Brown, Michael Baldwin, Meredith Ann Grafton, Charlie Smith, Kaydence West, and Brynna Lindsay. Happy Anniversary to: Brandon & Lindsey Gardner. Jan. 17th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Sarah G. Akin, Emery Kaye Smith, Josie Parker and Mary Ann Funderburg. Jan. 18th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Bo Joiner, Warner Brown, Reeda D. Hampton, and Tommy Funderburg. In Memory: Wallace Hornbeak and Jack Burch. Jan. 19th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Kellye Brown Carter, Scott Clayton and Jason Altman. Jan. 20th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Mandy Harness, Polly Martin Brown, Miriam Bork and Landon Mills. In Memory: Jo Ann Hugueley. Jan. 21st – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Amelia Carol Shannon and Jennifer Allison Porter. Happy Anniversary to: Ben & Betsy Landers.

*** Garden Club

The Hughes Town and Country Garden Club turned in twelve pounds of tabs to the Ronald Mc Donald House on January 5th. Last year we had over twenty-one pounds turned in. Anyone saving tabs and would like to donate, can contact any Garden Club member.

*** Calendar of Events

Jan. 16th Horseshoe Lake Library open 10 a.m. until Noon. Jan. 17th Mass, 7:30 a.m., St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church. Sunday School, 10 a.m., Horseshoe Lake Baptist Church. Jan. 18th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day & Robert E. Lee’s Birthday!! Horseshoe Lake Utilities and City Hall Closed. Hughes Rotary meets, 6 p.m. Deadline for weekly news, 8 p.m., contact Holly Bacon at 870-339-3514 or hbacond7@aol.com. Jan. 19th Zumba class, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building. Quorum Court Meeting, 9 a.m., Courthouse in Marion, AR. St. Francis Master Gardener meeting, 11:30 a.m., St. Francis Museum, Forrest City. Horseshoe Lake Fire Dept. meets, 6:30 p.m., Fire Station on Lake Estates Dr. Jan. 21st Zumba class, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building Hughes Fire Dept. meets, 7 p.m., Fire Station on Blackwood. Jan. 22nd Next weekly column appears.

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