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Hughes/Horseshoe Lake News


Hughes/Horseshoe Lake News

Town Meeting No reports from Water Operator, Rick Scarbrough or Fire Chief Billy Thomen both were absent, Report from Code Enforcement Officer, Vince McDermott, he gave the council an update on why they needed to have a special meeting to discuss updating the Code Enforcement Book. He recommends that they adopt the state and national codes. A bid was given on removing a falling tree, trash and a grass cutting on property on Horseshoe Circle. At last month’s meeting grass cutting bid packets were opened and read. City attorney, Brian Williams took back with him and reviewed. After review council agreed to accept the McDermott Company’s bid. A reminder that the City Cleanup will be May 13-15. There will be 2 dumpsters placed at City Hall on Highland Dr. The Mayor asked council to consider raising the mill age an additional 2.5 percent, he received a motion, but died due to the lack of a second motion. ***

Church News

The Horseshoe Lake Baptist Church (HLBC) will have a Yard Sale on May 7, from 7 a.m. until noon. It will be at HLBC on Horseshoe Circle past Bond’s Grocery on the right.


Hughes United Methodist Church Acknowledgments

May 6th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Mark Twyford, Katy Oswalt, Brittany Sherman and David Holmes.

May 7th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Spencer Scarbrough, Avery Grace Wright, Lance Cupples, Lauren Cupples, Eric Marsteller and Brenda Richards. Happy Anniversary to: Denny & Ann Babb. In Memory: Bill Lunsford.

May 8th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Eli Parker and Caleb Henry Marotti. In Memory: Louise Goacher.

May 9th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Suzy C. Brown, Natalie Bonds Taylor, Cana Renee Able, Colleen Bobo, Patsy B. Bedford and Aliya Altman. In Memory: Joe Lindsey.

May 10th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Tracy M. Long, Beatrice Allison, Christopher Murphy, Faye Lenox, Harper Ellis Burch and Lynn Vanderford Schmissrauler.

May 11th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Martin Brown.

May 12th – Happy Birthday Wishes to: Ashley Harrison. In Memory: Sam Ashworth, Sr.



Canal Gardens Property Owners Association will hold their annual clean-up on May 14, with a rain date of May 21. The dumpster will be placed on Southwood Cove, next to 47 Southwood Cove. If no rain on May 14, Dumpster will be picked up on May 16. If it does rain, dumpster will be picked up on May 23. Dumpster should arrive around May 12. You can meet at the dumpster at 9 a.m., on May 14, where supplies that are furnished by Keep Arkansas Beautiful will be handed out. They normally furnish garbage bags, cloth and vinyl gloves, t-shirts, etc. This year instead of cooking afterwards the faithful workers every year, decided they will be go to the Surf Club and support the event benefiting Make-AWish Foundation, since they will be having food this year on May 14.


Fourth of July

Fourth of July at Horseshoe Lake plans are underway. It has been decided that the 5K Run, Tour de Horseshoe Lake Bike Race, Boat parade, Pier Decorating Contest and Fireworks will be on, Saturday, July 2nd. Surf Club had not confirmed by deadline this week, what their plans are. T-Shirts have been ordered and should be for sale by Memorial Day Weekend.


Calendar of Events May 6th & 7th

Crittenden County Master Gardener Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pavilion across from County Extension Office in Marion.

May 7th

Kentucky Derby!!

May 8th

Happy Mother’s Day!!

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.

May 9th

Hughes Rotary Club meets, 6:30 p.m.

Surf Club Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Surf Club Building.

Hughes Town Meeting, 7 p.m., Community Center.

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

May 10th

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

Crittenden County Master Gardener meeting, 6 p.m., County Extension Office, Marion.

May 12th

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

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

May 13th

Next weekly column appears.

May 14th

Bass Tournament, Surf Club at Horseshoe Lake, visit for details.

By Holly Bacon

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