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Child health screening: Harding University Carr College of Nursing will offer free well-child health screenings in the Swaid Center for Health Sciences today, Oct. 17 and Oct. 26. Appointments will be scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. The screenings are for children ages 2-10 and include a complete checkup for all body systems, and vision and hearing screenings and urine tests are also offered. For more information, call (501) 279-4475. Appointments are offered on a first-come basis.

Report to public: The Riverview School District and Riverview School Board of Education will hold the Annual Report to the Public today at 7 p.m. in the high school library followed by the regular October board meeting.

Meeting: The North Central Arkansas Radio Service will meet today at the Gum Springs Fire Department, 2320 Arkansas Highway 267 S., at 7 p.m. They meet the second Thursday on the month. Call (501) 203-9437.

Meeting: The Heber Area R/C Club (HARCC) will meet today at 6:30 p.m. at the Heber Springs City Hall, 1001 W. Main St. The club serves White County and is for anyone interested in R/C modeling, trucks, planes, quadcopters, etc. For more information, visit www.harcc.net or email club@ harcc.net.

Dancing: Square dancing will be held today, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Judsonia Community Building, 601 Judson St. First three lessons are free. Lessons are held every Thursday. For more information, call (501) 724-3930.

Groundbreaking: A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for the Searcy City Center today at 2 p.m. at the intersection of East Beebe-Capps Expressway and Janet Drive. Searcy Mayor David Morris, Harding President Dr. Bruce McLarty and Capital Growth Buchalter Inc. President Robert Buchalter will speak.

Art exhibit: The Stevens Art Gallery at Harding University is currently featuring a free art exhibit titled "A Town Known as Auschwitz: The Life and Death of a Jewish Community," through Nov. 7. The exhibit, which originates from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, contains historical photographs and records from the 16th century through the post-war period. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Booths available: Booth space for the White County Creative Arts Society Fine Arts and Craft Sale scheduled for November at the White County Fairgrounds is available. For more information, e-mail thecreativeartssociety@hotmail.com or call (501) 270-2278.

Chili supper: The Beebe Kiwanis Club will host its annual chili supper Friday in conjunction with the Beebe High School Homecoming festivities at the 9-10 Cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. Adult tickets are $6 or four tickets for $20 with children 3 and under eat free. The "all-you-can-eat" meal consists of homemade chili, beans, hot dogs and buns, chips, cheese, apple crisp and a drink.

Fundraiser: Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2610 S. Main St. in Searcy, will hold a White Elephant and Bake Sale on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. A handmade quilt will be raffled off. Raffle tickets are $5 each.

Tournament: A Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held Saturday at the Searcy Adult Softball Complex at 9 a.m. Concessions will be sold. Proceeds benefit the Garner Baptist Church Youth Group. For more information or to register a team, call (501) 827-9264 or (501) 593-5744.

Pancake breakfast: The McRae Masonic Lodge No. 687 will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7-9 a.m. Donations accepted. For more information, call (501) 882-3472.

Fish fry: The Center Hill Fire Department will hold a fish fry fundraiser and annual fall boad meeting Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the fire station on Arkansas Highway 36 West. The menu includes catfish or chicken strips, fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw and baked beans. There will be door prizes, pie auction and cake walk. Donations only.

Reunion: The Searcy High School Class of 1954 will meet for its 63rd class reunion from 1-6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Searcy Country Club. The event is for class members and friends. A meal will be served at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (501) 268-3039 or (501) 281-2109.

Public Rosary: There will be a public Rosary on Saturday at 11 a.m. on the White County Courthouse lawn hosted by St. James Catholic Church. The church seeks a strong turnout asking God and the Blessed Virgin Mary to save America from immorality and secularism. It will mark the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. Bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather the program will be held at St. James church.

Homecoming: Center Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 171 Bloodworth Road, will celebrate its 164th anniversary homecoming Sunday. Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. and a potluck at 11:30 a.m. Special music will be performed. Brother Milburn Hill, who was pastor of the church from 1985-91, will preach. All are welcome.

Singing: Trinity Pentecostal Church of God, 336 Arkansas Highway 11 E. in Higginson, will host Glenn Mixon & Redemption on Sunday at 5 p.m. A love offering will be taken. Admission is free.

Meeting: The White County Creative Writers group will meet Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Simmons First Bank, 401 S. Main St. in Searcy. Beginning writers are welcome. They meet the third Monday of the month.

Meeting: The White County Quilters Guild will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the First Community Bank, 800 E. Beebe-Capps Expressway in Searcy. They meet the third Monday of the month. Visitors welcome. For more information, call (501) 388-2072.

Meeting: The Democratic Party of White County meeting is Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the ASU-Searcy, 1800 E. Moore Ave. For more information, email white@arkdems.org or call (501) 368-9390.

Blood donation: Blood donations for the American Red Cross will be taken Monday at Unity Health Speciality Care-old ER, 1200 S. Main St. in Searcy, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Assistance: The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas has two available programs -- "Beat the Heat Fan Program," offering 27 box fans to those eligible in White County and they are accepting applications for the Weatherization Assistance Program. For more information, call (501) 279-2015 or pick up an application at 1132 Benton St. in Searcy.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Meeting: The La Leche League of Searcy will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month to aid mothers in breastfeeding. All interested women are welcome. For more information, call (501) 268-7623.

Blood donation: Blood donations for the American Red Cross will be taken Tuesday at Harding Academy, 1529 E. Park Ave. in Searcy, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Dance classes: Free general ballroom and Latin dance classes will be held Wednesday at the Lightle Center, 2200 E. Moore Ave. in Searcy, from 2-3:30 p.m. A trained instructor will teach a variety of dances to singles or couples. Wear comfortable shoes. For more information, call (501) 268-2587 or (501) 268-7925.

Blood donation: Blood donations for the American Red Cross will be taken Wednesday at Bradford High School, 504 W. Main St. in Bradford, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

UPCOMING

Meeting: The White County Public Library Friends Foundation Inc. will hold its annual meeting Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the main area of the Searcy Public Library.

Homecoming musical: The Harding University theater department will present its annual Homecoming musical Oct. 20-21 at 8 p.m. in Benson Auditorium. This year's production is Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun," which is a fictionalization of the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Tickets can be purchased for $15 or $18 at hardingtickets.com, the Benson box office or the door. For more information, call (501) 279-4255.

12-step program: Break Free: A New Beginning, a Christ-centered 12-step recovery meeting, will be held Oct. 21 at New Beginning Ministries, 1009 Brundridge St. in Pangburn from 7-8 p.m.