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— Food Drive

The City of Pea Ridge will hold the 10th Annual Food Drive through Friday, Dec. 18. Last year, 130 families in need received food baskets.

Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 29, Pea Ridge, AR 72751, or dropped off at Pea Ridge Water Department at 821 Slack St., next to Dollar General.

Cash donations will be accepted, as well as traditional Christmas foods.

For more information, call the Pea Ridge Water Department at 451-1109.

Food drive drop-off

The Northwest Arkansas Food Drive pickup days will be Mondays and Fridays through Dec. 23. The event is organized by Benton County Sheriff Keith Ferguson in cooperation with Marge Wolfe of the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.

Drop-off locations in the area include:

• Marvin’s, 240 N. Curtis Ave., Pea Ridge.

• Oakview Animal Clinic, 14391 Dove Rd., Pea Ridge.

• Community First Bank, 198 Slack St., Pea Ridge.

• Pea Ridge Veterinary Clinic, 535 Lee Town Rd., Pea Ridge.

• Dollar General, 149 Harris Lane, Pea Ridge.

• Avoca One Stop, U.S. Hwy. 62 and Ark. Hwy. 72 in Avoca. CLUB NEWS Bunker Hill

BUNKER HILL, Mo. — The monthly singing at Bunker Hill will be held starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. A regular group of musicians come to perform a variety of music. Anyone in the audience can also participate in the singing or bring along an instrument to play.

There is a potluck dessert bar and finger foods table set up for all to enjoy. Just bring your favorite things to share with others in attendance.

The Bunker Hill Community Club is also going to participate in the annual Santa Comes to Pineville. The event takes place in the school gymnasium. The club will be offering for sale a number of handmade items for Christmas presents which include baby blankets and a variety of quilts. This will also be a chance to buy raffle tickets for this year's quilt. The winner of this quilt will be announced this month so get your tickets purchased.

Bunker Hill Community building is five miles north of Pineville, MO on W Hwy., or five miles east of Anderson on 76 Hwy., then south on W. For further information, call 417-223-4684. COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, Dec. 3

6:45 a.m. breakfast and 7 a.m. meeting — The Pea Ridge Optimist Club, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. For information, call Merrill White 586-8406, Brian Nave at 619-7639 or Annette Beard at 445-4081. 5:30 p.m. — TOPS meeting weighin; 6 p.m. meeting, Autumn Place Village. For information, call Michaela Hewsley at 790-2276. 7:30 p.m. — Garfield AA, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking. For information, call 359-3734.

Saturday, Dec. 5

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Pea Ridge Historical Society Museum open. 7:30 p.m. — Garfield AA, Big Book Study, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking. For information, call 359-3734.

Monday, Dec. 7

5 p.m. — TOPS Club of Pea Ridge, Mt.Vernon Presbyterian Church. For information, call Jane Cooley at 451-8820. 7-9 p.m. — The Mid-South Writer’s Group, Books-N-More, 83 S. Main Street, Cassville, Mo.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

1:45 - 3 p.m. — TOPS Club of Garfield, First Baptist Church, Garfield. For information, call Becky Warner at 359-3764. 6 p.m. — Pea Ridge High School Alumni Board of Directors, Arvest Bank’s West Conference Room. 7 p.m. — Seligman, Mo., Lions Club, City Hall.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

10 a.m. — The New Meadowbrook E.H. Club of Garfield, First Baptist Church of Garfield.

Community, Pages 5 on 12/02/2009


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