Hughes/Horseshoe Lake News

Hughes/Horseshoe Lake News

Plant Sales The Hughes Town and Country Garden Club will have their Plant and Bake Sale on April 9. It will be at the old Bond’s Marine, located next to Bond’s Grocery Store on Hwy 147. Sales will begin at 8 a.m. and will go until supplies last. If it rains it will be inside the Marine.

Crittenden County Master Gardener’s will have their annual plant sale on May 67. It will be at the Pavilion across from the County Extension Office in Marion. This is a good weekend to pick up your Mother’s Day gifts. There will be plants, herbs, bird baths, Adirondack chairs, tables, stepping stones and much more. Last year they had a couple of silent auction items, bids ended at noon on Saturday. All proceeds go to the scholarship fund. Last year CCMG awarded 5 scholarships out of seven applicants. The scholarship is a monetary award to assist a Crittenden County resident in pursuing a post-secondary degree in a plant science-related field, including but not limited to: horticulture, botany, agronomy, forestry, plant science, landscape architecture/ design, and turf management. Applications may be picked up from high school counselors in Crittenden county, they can be e-mailed or you can contact the County Extension Office.

St. Francis County Master Gardener’s will have their annual plant sale on May 21. It will be in the parking lot of Payless Shoe Store at 2212 N. Washington St., next to Walgreens in Forrest City. It will be from 8 a.m. until Noon.


Hughes United Methodist Church Acknowledgments

April 1st – Happy Birthday wishes to: Sarah Baylee Brown and Chris Poff.

April 2nd – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Paula Anaya, Allie Eliz. Hartness, Brad Waldrip, Samuel Joseph McIntyre, Genna Bloodworth and Clay Michael May. In Memory: Allene DeWitt.

April 3rd – Happy Birthday Wishes to: John Pouncey and Patrick Griggs. In Memory: Eddie Cupples and Ellen Lunsford.

April 4th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Bobby Cupples and Anita Green. In Memory: Larry Harshbarger.

April 5th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Matthew Sherman, Amy Catherine Collins, Katie Beth West and Hayden Dilworth. Happy Anniversary to: Dianna & Timmy Poacher and Charlie & Allene Dewitt.

April 6th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Josie Cupples, Lane Cupples, Michael Thorn, Amanda Linn, Mary Allison Griggs, Janet Akin and Deagan Davis.

April 7th – Happy Borthday Wishes to: Hugh D. Pouncey and Ethan Cox. ***


Our prayers and thoughts go out the families of Earl Beck, who passed away on March 24; and to Michelle Pouncey who lost her dad, Ronnie Dale Kelley, of Bono, Arkansas, on March 28.


Fire Department

The Horseshoe Lake Volunteer Fire Department held their bi-monthly Pancake Breakfast on March 26. They would like to thank those that came out and supported them and volunteered their time. They will be discussing the date of their next one planned in May.

*** Bid Packets Grass cutting bid packets for the Town of Horseshoe Lake are now available to be picked up at City Hall, on Highland Dr. They may be picked up during regular office hours and submitted at the April Town meeting on April 4, in a sealed envelope, by 6:30 p.m., where they will be opened during the meeting.


Calendar of Events April 3rd

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.

April 4th

Hughes Rotary Club meets 6:30 p.m.

Horseshoe Lake Town Meeting, 6;30 p.m., City Hall on Highland Drive.

Deadline for weekly news, 8 p.m., contact Holly Bacon at 870-339-3514 or

April 5th

Zumba class, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building.

Horseshoe Lake Fire Dept. meets, 6:30 p.m., Fire Station on Lake Estates Drive.

April 7th

Zumba class, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building.

Hughes Fire Dept. meets, 7 p.m., Fire Station on Blackwood

April 8th

Next weekly column appears.

By Holly Bacon