By Holly Bacon email@example.com
Master Gardener Training Class
Last call to begin the 2016 Master Gardener Training Class in Crittenden County. Classes will begin, Saturday, Feb. 6, at 8:30 a.m., in the meeting room of the County Extension Office, 116 Center St., Marion. Classes will continue for five consecutive Saturdays. Those wanting to participate will be accepted up to the day training begins. If interested, the first year you would be required to do 40 hours of volunteer work (Training Class is not included as your 40 hours) and 20 hours of education. Each year thereafter you are only required 20 hours in each category. For those that truly like gardening, making pots and stepping stones, working at the greenhouse, helping with Annual Plant Sale and Garden Tours and attending seminars, the hours come easily. Crittenden County has project sites to work on, in Marion, West Memphis, Crawfordsville and Horseshoe Lake. Those attending are in for a real treat to have Janet Carson as opening speaker of the series. Your registration fee includes your manual and helps cover lunch/snacks.
Town Meeting Rescheduled
On Jan. 28, it was decided that the regular monthly meeting for the public would be on Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall on Highland. They decided to use Feb. 1 as their 2016 Budget meeting.
Canal Gardens Meeting
Canal Gardens Property Owners held their annual meeting on January 30th at the home of Lela Mc Collum. The Canal Gardens annual clean-up will be May 14, with a rain date of May 21. This year we will attempt to cut some of the over hanging limbs that hit the top of pontoon boats. Also if you are discarding trees in the canal to make fish beds, you need to consider that boats do need clear passage to get through, depending on lake level. If you have a street light out and don’t want to contact Entergy, please contact one of the officers. Officers remained the same this year: President – Holly Bacon, Vice-President – Tom Cumbia and Secretary/Treasurer – Lela McCollum.
The Horseshoe Lake Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank those who participated, donated and volunteered their time. The pancake breakfast was a success. Watch the calendar of events for their next fundraiser.
Hughes United Methodist Church Acknowledgments
Feb. 5th – Happy Anniversary to: Bob & Alice Latham and Kuhron & Sandy Meurrier. Feb. 6th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Marion Molly McGehee, Berre Burch Marsteller and Sam Dillahunty. Feb. 7th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Grayson Brown, Caroline Sorrels and Alex Wunderlich. Happy Anniversary to: Sophia & Carin Hawley. Feb. 8th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Amy Lawrie Gibson, Diana K. Allison, Bryan Bonds, Reagan Davis and Charles Dylan Owens. Feb. 9th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Jeonilla Van Houten, Laura Brown Bariola, Victoria Bobo, Alexis Harshbager and Curtis Collum. Happy Anniversary to: Colburn & Erica Gage. Feb. 10th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Morgan Bartoush, Don Green Jones, Jack Graves Jones, Jonathon Hill, Judi Wacaster, Pam Pouncey, Juanita Washburn and Brandon Hedges. Happy Anniversary to: Charlie & Virginia Smith. In Memory-Mrs. E. J. Chaffin, Sr. Feb. 11th – Happy Anniversary to: Joni & James Pierce and Jules & Amy Pinero. In Memory: Jimmy Bentley.
Calendar of Events Feb. 7th 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. Feb. 8th Hughes Rotary Club, meets, 6 p.m. Horseshoe Lake Town Meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall on Highland. Hughes Town Meeting, 7 p.m., Community Center. Deadline for weekly News, 8 p.m., contact Holly Bacon at 870-339-3514 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Feb. 9th Zumba class, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building. Crittenden County Master Gardener meeting, 1 p.m., County Extension Office, Marion. Feb. 10th Ash Wednesday!! Feb. 11th Zumba Class, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building. Hughes Fire Dept. meets 7 p.m., Fire Station on Blackwood. Feb. 12th Next weekly column appears. Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday!!