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Hughes/Horseshoe Lake News By Holly Bacon Master Gardeners

Hughes/Horseshoe  Lake News  By Holly Bacon Master Gardeners


May has been a busy month for Crittenden County Master Gardeners (CCMG). The Master Gardener annual conference was from April 29-May 1 in Hope. Those attending from Crittenden County were: Holly Bacon, Marlene Christianson, Adair Dhority, Dan Mitchell and Pam Myrick. While there, Holly Bacon received her Five- year pin and those receiving their Ten- year pins were Marlene Christianson and Adair Dhority.

Those not present at the Conference, their pins will be sent to the County Agent and given out at a monthly meeting. While at the Conference Master Gardeners were able to listen to speakers, Brent Pemberton on “In Search of New Plants”, Lelia Kelly on “Vegetables, More than Tomatoes and Peppers”, Aaron Harding on “Keyhole Gardening” and Paige Mizell on Camellias for Arkansas”. Janet Carson was there, even though she has retired and did her Plant Trivia game. There was a Gardeners Market, Silent Auction and Pop-Up-Art, games and activities. On the final night after dinner the keynote speaker was Rick Schoellhorn who spoke on “Proven Winner Plants” and gave his recommendations for this area. The Pre-Conference Tour was a Homesteading Workshop at Old Washington State Park. The optional Post Conference Tour had one of four choices: Visit the University of Arkansas Experiment Station and had a Propagation Workshop, The Grandview Prairie Tour located in Columbus, or “Gardening on the Edge” in Miller County for Landscape Tour of the Texarkana area gardens and Howard County Farmers Market/Local Foods Tour. In all there were over 450 master gardeners statewide who attended.

Despite the weather the CCMG had another successful annual Plant Sale this year on Mother’s Day weekend. The CCMG wish to express their thanks to all those that came out and supported the Plant Sale.

Without you, the CCMG would not be able to give out the scholarships they have. Since the beginning of giving out scholarships, starting in 2006 through 2018, there has been $35,150 awarded to Crittenden County residents.


Year-Round Bunco was hosted by Pat Walters at the home of Donna Culver. Pat served Taco Salad, Cheese and Hot Dip, Chips, Guacamole provided by Stephanie Shelby and the desserts were: Blackberry Cobbler and brownies with chocolate icing. Low score was won by Pat Walters, High score went to Trisha Clark, most big buncos was taken by Robin Scott and Travelers was won by Jayla White.

The Horseshoe Lake Ladies Bunco hostess this month was Lethia Jo Cupples. Most Big Buncos was won by Jayla White, High score – Tasha White, Low score- Pat Walters and Travelers was won by Leann Cupples-Rash.

The ladies enjoyed Salad, Lasagna, Chicken Alfredo, bread sticks and Cherry Pecan Dump Cake. This group will take a break for the summer and resume in September.


Hughes United Methodist Church Acknowledgments

May 17th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Henry Arnold. Happy Anniversary to: Nick & Rachel Meurrier. In Memory: Lillian Tucker and Jimmie Dee Beene.

May 18th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Marvin Drew Latham. In Memory: L. E. Vanderford and Elizabeth Ann Mooney.

May 19th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Mary Burch, Bailie Williams Reeves and Ann Harrison Fitzgerald. Happy Anniversary to: Corey & Reagan Davis and Randy & Lindsey Van Houten.

May 20th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Betty Beene.

May 21st – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Sarah B. McIntyre, Joe Bonds, Cooper Clayton, Sarabeth Barrett, Josh Peckham and Gavin Drew Latham. In Memory: Bettie Bonds.

May 22nd – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Laura Ladd Poff. Happy Anniversary to: Patrick & Mary Griggs.

In Memory: Jeanette Mc-Collum.

May 23rd – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Mary Kay King, Chris B. Akin, Garrett Suttles, Brycen Cox and Ethan Beene.

Calendar of Events May 18th

Horseshoe Lake Crappie Tournament! Blast Off 6:30 a.m., See Facebook Horseshoe Lake Community page for details!

Singing by Reed Dillahunty, 5 p.m., Horseshoe Lake Baptist Church.

Everyone welcome!

Mass, 7:30 a.m. St.

Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church.

Sunday School, 9:45 a.m., Worship Service, 11 a.m., Horseshoe Lake Baptist Church.

Worship Service, 11 a.m., Hughes United Methodist Church.

Hughes Rotary Club meets, 6 p.m.

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

May 21st Yoga, 8 a.m., Surf Club Building.

Quorum Court meeting, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Marion.

St. Francis County Master Gardener meeting, 11:30 a.m., St. Francis County Museum, Forrest City.

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

Bible Study, 6 p.m., Horseshoe Lake Baptist Church.

May 23rd

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

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

May 24th

Zumba class, 8:30 a.m., Surf Club Building.

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