The events section of our Wednesday, March 20, print edition mistakenly listed events for Helena, Ark.

As many of our readers may have noticed, The Sun-Times has recently experienced some rather stark design changes.  Beginning in February, design of our paper, as well as our sister papers in the region, was moved to a centralized hub.  As with any drastic change, there will inevitably be bugs and growing pains.  Our calendar of events section has seen some of the biggest changes.  We are in the process of working this issue out and are confident that we will return to you an events section that you have come to expect from us.  The Wednesday, March 20, edition of The Sun-Times was, unfortunately, affected by the bugs in this process.  An electronic glitch caused the central design hub to inadvertently print the events section meant for Helena, AR in our paper.  We apologize for the inconvenience and would like to inform our readers that an extensive calendar of events section will be printed in Friday’s edition.  In addition to Friday’s print edition, we are offering a complete listing of our calendar of event items below.  Thank you for your patience and continued support as we move through this process.

Calendar of Events


GriefShare support group will meet at Heber Springs Baptist Church each Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m., March 3-May 26.  GriefShare is for people that are grieving the death of someone.  Childcare is provided.  Heber Springs Baptist Church is located at 1710 Hwy 25B North, next to Pizza Hut.  For information, call 501-362-2151.

The Cleburne County Conservation District Board meets Monday, March 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the district office at 110-B Tulaka Boulevard in Heber Springs. Everyone is invited.

The Cleburne County Garden Club will meet Tuesday, March 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Basement Meeting Room of U. S. Bank on Main Street in Heber Springs. Master Gardener, Joanne Sizek, will present a program on Soil Conditioning.  The Public is invited and admission is free.  New gardeners are encourage to attend.  Call 501-362-2766 or 501-362-3879

The Sugarloaf Sams Chapter of the Good Sams Club will meet Wednesday, March 27, at 9 a.m. for a Dutch-treat breakfast at The Rustic Inn in Heber Springs. Anyone interested in joining a camping club is invited. For more information, call 501-362-2054

Rotary Club of Cleburne County meets at 7 a.m. each Thursday at The Red Apple Inn. For more information, visit the website at or call Dr. Chris Boyett, president, at 206-2685 or e-mail him at

Religious Notices

Chastain Chapel at 229 Old Hwy 25 in Tumbling Shoals will begin a new Bible study on “Behold Your God” – rethinking God biblically. The 12-week study focuses on the attributes and the very heart of God. Everyone is welcome. The study will take place 7-8 p.m. each Wednesday through May 1.  For more information, email

The Cleburne County Ministerial Alliance will host a Community-wide Palm Sunday Service at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.

South Cross Roads Church, located ¼ mile off Hwy 5 on Lone Star Rd in Hopewell will be hosting a revival March 27-31.  Special speakers will include Baron Wildmon, Roy Archer, Mickel Jones, Wayburn Cooper, Kenneth Rolland, and Samuel Wildmon. Special music each night. For more information, contact Betty Cagle at 501-362-2483.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 N. Trailwood Dr in Heber Springs, will be holding Good Friday Service on March 29 at 1 p.m.  Visitors are weclome.

St. Albert Catholic Church will hold the Stations of The Cross each Friday evening at 6 p.m. during Lent.  Services for Holy Week will be Palm Sunday at 11 a.m., Holy Thursday Mass at 5 p.m., Good Friday at 5 p.m. and Easter Mass at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 31.  Also on Good Friday, the church will have Stations of The Cross at noon.

Each Wednesday during Lent, the St. Francis Episcopal Church in Heber Springs will hold an Evening Prayer Service followed by a light supper in the parish hall at 6:15 pm. The church is located at 20 Woodland Cove just off Hwy 110 across from the Heber Springs Sports Complex. The final service will be March 27. For additional information, call 501-365-6564 or 501-362-3311.

Calvary Missionary Baptist Church (Tulaka Boulevard) will be hosting an Easter Drama on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Come either night to experience a musical drama that will challenge you to think about your response to Jesus Christ and His life, death, and resurrection. Everyone is welcome.

Come see the sunrise over Greers Ferry Lake and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Heber Springs Christian Church will be holding the annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Dam Site Pavilion in Heber Springs. Services starting at 7 a.m. March 31. Dam site Pavilion is located off of Hwy 25 B North at the Park entrance. For more information of driving directions call 501-362-2389.

First Baptist Church Sugar Loaf, located at 557 Hwy. 337, Higden is hosting a non-denominational gospel singing on Friday, March 22, at 7:00 P.M.  Everyone is welcome and may participate in "special music" (songs, instrumentals, etc.) after the congregational songs.  A potluck will follow.

Magness Chapel cemetery will be holding a meeting to vote on one new board member.  The meeting will be April 4, 2013 at 6pm at the Community Church on Dry Mountain Road. 

Pearson Community Cemetery will be holding a Work Day on May 4, 2014 from 8am to 12pm.  You help would be appreciated.


The Greers Ferry Optimist Club will sponsor their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 20, at the City Park in Greers Ferry.  The Easter Bunny will arrive and the egg hunt will start at 11 a.m. The hunt is for toddlers through 6th grade and prizes will be awarded in each division.  Please bring your own camera to take pictures of your child with the Easter Bunny. Rain date will be Sunday, March 31 at 2 pm.

The HSHS Junior class is having a Krispy Kreme Donut sale fundraiser Saturday, March 23, beginning at 7 a.m. The fundraiser is to raise money for 2013 After Prom. They will have groups at Eagle Bank on Main, First Arkansas Bank on Main, the parking lot in front of Lonnie's Meat Market, First Security Bank on Hwy 25-B and during the Baseball Tournament at the Heber Springs Sports Complex.

Holland Masonic Lodge will have a pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 23, 7-9 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Quitman. Donations will be appreciated.

Prim Ladies Auxiliary is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at the Prim Park. Every child will receive a bag of candy. There will be baskets given in each age group. Refreshments will be served. For more information call Joyce Carlton at 870-948-2375.

The Cleburne County Lawn and Garden Show will be held March 30, 8-4 at the Cleburne County Fairgrounds on Bittle Road.

The Community School will be hosting a performance of The Miracles - The Baddour Center's nationally recognized choir - April 6 at 5 p.m. at 74 Cleburne Park Road, Heber Springs. There is no charge for the performance but a love offering will be collected to support this wonderful group of developmentally disabled individuals.  For more information, contact Michelle at 501-362-0943.

The Rotary Club of Cleburne County will hold its Third Annual Garage sale on Saturday, April 13, 7 a.m. till noon, at the Edward Jones office parking lot by Wal-Mart. To donate valuable items, please call 501-206-2381

The Better Business Bureau will be hosting its 11th Semi Annual SECURE YOUR ID DAY. It will be on Saturday April 20. Remember, if you don't need it, destroy it, responsibly. This is free and you can drop of your documents in Quitman at Nestlehut Insurance, 5724 Heber Springs Road across from Parkers BIG STAR from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. If you have any questions, call Dan at 501.589.2467.

Kindergarten registration will be Monday, April 22, at the Heber Springs Elementary School Library.  There are two sessions: 10-11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Parents or guardians will need to attend the entire hour.  Activities are planned for the hour session for the children enrolling.  Please bring your child’s Social Security card, birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residency (utility bills, etc.).  If you do not have these, please attend anyway and complete the paperwork.

Bingo is each Friday at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 64.

There will be a series of health lectures featuring Richard Matthews DC, DACNB, FACFN and Augustus M. Reynolds II M.S.C., D.C.,C.C.N.,DACBN.  Dr. Matthew’s subjects will include: autism, pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, the imbalanced brain, and the aging brain.  Dr. Reynold’s subjects will include:  health or disease, the body perfect, anti-aging, the 12 tenets of alternative health, cardio-vascular disease, and cancer and immunity.  The lectures will be held every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in room #152 at the ASU Academic Center in Heber Springs.  Space is limited. For information contact Matthews Chiropractic Neurology at 501-362-8195 or Alternative Health and Wellness Clinic at 501-723-8386.

Anyone that would be interested in helping pay for the cleanup of Sugarloaf Mountain Cemetery on Hwy 337 (Libby Route) in Heber Springs, please contact Louise Wallace at 501-362-6346 or Glenda Davis at 501-589-2778.

Baptist Health Medical Center Heber Springs will be hosting two summer programs for local high school students interested in health careers.  These pre-health career programs give students a chance to observe the real clinical world to help them decide if healthcare is an area they would like to pursue as a future career. Medical Application of Science for Health is for senior high students June 17-28. Community Health Applied to Medical Public Service is for junior high students June 10-14, 2013.  These career programs will be from 8am-3pm at Baptist Health Medical Center Heber Springs. There is no cost to students. Students must complete applications by May 1, 2013 to be considered for selection. Applications are available at school counselors offices or contact Tamara Wright, RN at Baptist Health Medical Center Heber Springs at 501-887-3262.