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Montgomery County News events for week of April 9

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Ouachita Artist Gallery and Studio invites the public to enjoy “ OPEN ART STUDIO”. The gallery will be open until 6 p.m. every Friday night for your enjoyment. Bring your materials and paint, draw, make jewelry, etc with a group of talented local artists. No formal teacher but advice may be given if ask for. You do not have to be a member, its free. Located on the square next door to Splendid Splinters in Mt. Ida, Ar.
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The Montgomery County Yarn Workers will be starting our 8th year in January, 2015! We accept yarn donations, then we knit and crochet items to be given away in Montgomery County. In 2014, we added several new crafters, and our total of hats, sweaters, scarves, slippers, afghans,  and many other items given away was 665! If you didn’t get a hat, please check with the principal at Mt. Ida Elementary. She volunteered to help us distribute those that were not picked up at one of our events last year. Now, we start anew! We will resume our knitting and crocheting each Friday at the Assisted Living Center in Mt. Ida. Come join us at 3:30. We teach yarn crafts at no charge and we can help you with patterns and questions. You won’t find a nicer group of folks, so just come visit, too. If you have yarn to donate, or if you know of a need for something we can make for a good cause, let us know. You can email:carol.stanfill76@gmail.com or call Kathleena at 867-5154 or Betty at 867-3894.
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Countrywide Prayer Meeting! at Community Outreach Apr. 26,  6pm.
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Mount Ida Lion Band Boosters Spring Fundraiser! Looking for awesome Christmas gifts this year?  We have the perfect gifts for your wish lists!  Start your Christmas shopping early!!  The Mount Ida Lion Band Boosters have begun their spring fundraiser to help raise funds for band members.  This is the same fundraiser that we had last fall.  We had many people ask us to sell these items again!  Our band members attend band camp every summer and every two years, our band takes a trip to Branson to perform at the Dixie Stampede!  To help raise the needed funds, we are selling RADA cutlery, which is proudly made in the USA and has a lifetime guarantee! If you would like to help support the Mount Ida band students, please join in our fundraising efforts.  You can contact April Scurlock at 870-490-1825, Amber Brown at 870-867-7393, Tamara Clements at 870-867-3913 or Deana Cole at 870-867-7177. We will be taking orders through Monday, APRIL 20, 2015.  We appreciate everyone’s continued support of our band!
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Ouachita Artists Program Meeting on Monday, April 20, will feature Connie Thle-Ruben as our guest artist.  Members are ask to meet in the parking lot behind the gallery at 3 p.m. and we will car pool to meet with Connie at Hurricane Grove, then travel on to Joplin where she will demonstrate how she transforms tired walls into extraordinary walls.  She will show how she uses dry wall and various decorative tools to accomplish her goals.  Anyone wishing to see this demonstration is welcome to go with us.  Should be an interesting and informative visit with this artist.  Remember, we will meet at 3 p.m. and car pool!
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Janet Carson, state coordinator for the Arkansas Master Gardener program, will speak this Thursday, April 9th, in the fellowship hall of Grace Baptist Church, located on Hwy 70 East near Glenwood.   Beginning at 2:00, the program is entitled “Getting Your Garden Off to a Good Start.”
Ms. Carson is well known for her leadership to consumer horticulture, with media work including a weekly column in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, a radio call-in program on KARN, and Today’s Garden TV show on AETN and cable stations. The hosts for this program are members of the West Central Retired Teachers’ Association.  The presentation is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
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Computer Class at the Montgomery Co. Library. Computer classes will be held at the library on Friday, April 10. These  free classes are one hour each beginning with Basic Internet at 11-12, Basic Facebook at 12-1 and Smart Phone Q & A at 1-2. Call Joann at 867-3812 to sign up.
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Decoration Day and Pot Luck meal will be held at Mt. Gilead Church and Cemetery on Sunday, May 10. Donations for mowing and cemetery up keep may be mailed to : Mt. Gilead Cemetery Fund P.O. Box 116 • Norman, Ar 71960.
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Sims First Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to a fellowship fish fry Saturday, April 18, starting at 3 p.m. There will be movies and games for everyone to enjoy.
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Ode Maddox Elementary will hold Kindergarten and Preschool Registration for the 2015-2016 school year on April 24, 2015 from 8 am until 3 pm. Items needed are birth certificate, social security card, current immunization record, and kindergarten physical.
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Book Sale at Library! Friends of the Library will be holding their Spring Book Sale on Thursday and Friday, April 23 & 24, 2015 at the Montgomery County Library in the Mount Ida Civic Center. The hours are 9:30 -4:30 on both days. If you have books to donate to this sale please bring them before Wednesday April 22.
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The Montgomery County Nursing Home Auxiliary Shop is putting out something different daily. Come and visit our thrift shop for a great selection of clothing, dishes, furniture, etc. Thanks to our donors, customers and volunteers.